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Bryan twins give U.S. Davis Cup lead

Bob Bryan (L) and his twin brother Mike, of the USA, show off their trophy after winning the mens' doubles championship title following their game against Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on September 10, 2010 in New York. The Bryan brothers won 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4). UPI /Monika Graff | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/db8788db818a5f216b5edd2e9c9d1e01/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Bob Bryan (L) and his twin brother Mike, of the USA, show off their trophy after winning the mens' doubles championship title following their game against Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on September 10, 2010 in New York. The Bryan brothers won 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4). UPI /Monika Graff | License Photo

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 5 (UPI) -- The veteran American doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan won Saturday, giving the United States a 2-1 edge over Chile in first-round Davis Cup play.

The Bryan twins prevailed over the Chilean duo of Nicolas Massu and Jorge Aguilar 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), handing the United States the advantage going into Sunday's decisive reverse-singles competition.

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Andy Roddick, who gave the Americans their first point with a Friday singles victory, will have a chance to wrap it up for the United States Sunday when he faces Paul Capdeville.

Should Capdeville win and a fifth match is needed, John Isner is slated to go for the Americans against Massu.

The winner between the United States and Chile will advance to July's quarterfinals to face Spain, which clinched a berth with Saturday's victory over Belgium.

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