Tomas Berdych beat Stanislas Wawrinka in four sets Sunday, giving the defending champion Czech Republic a Davis Cup series win over Switzerland.
Defending Davis Cup champion Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead over Switzerland Saturday with a victory in an epic doubles match.
Tomas Berdych dominated his final set Friday and pulled the defending champion Czech Republic even with Switzerland in a first-round Davis Cup series.
Stanislas Wawrinka was given the leadoff spot for Switzerland in a first-round series this weekend against defending Davis Cup champion Czech Republic.
Marat Safin defeated No. 5-seeded Philipp Petzschner Tuesday, advancing to the second round of the $608,500 Thailand Open.
World No. 13 James Blake was given the leadoff position for the United States for this weekend's Davis Cup first-round matches against Switzerland in Alabama.
World No. 6-ranked Andy Roddick will lead the U.S. team in its first-round Davis Cup match against Switzerland next week in Alabama.
Seeded players David Ferrer and Marin Cilic both rallied Monday for first-round wins at the $2.2 million Dubai Tennis Championships.
Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga led Thursday's winners at the South African Tennis Open with an easy 6-4, 6-1 win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.