Doubles point is now critical

Originally Published: November 15, 2004
By Malivai Washington | Special to
This weekend's Davis Cup final is the most anticipated final in years. The most successful Davis Cup team in history, the United States, will play on the road in Seville, Spain, in front of a packed venue of more than 26,000 fans. The last time these teams met was in 2002 in Houston, Texas, where Andy Roddick led the U.S. to a 3-1 victory.

Before that, Spain destroyed the United States 5-0 in 2000 on clay in Spain in John McEnroe's last Davis Cup tie as captain.

On clay once again and in trouble, this has to be a team effort for the Americans to win this tie. After falling 0-2 on the opening day, everybody must win a match.