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Davis Cup review: Recapping every tie in haiku

Chris Chase
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The 2011 Davis Cup began this weekend, highlighted by eight ties involving teams competing for a spot in the world group quarterfinals. Busted Racquet recaps each tie in haiku form.

USA d. Chile, 4-1

Roddick wins again.

Dominates like Chuck Norris ...

... with a backwards hat.

Spain d. Belgium, 4-1

Spain? Three in top 10.

Belgium? One in top hundred.

Guess how this one went.

Serbia d. India, 4-1

Viktor and Janko

carried the defending champs.

Didn't need help from Nole.

Sweden d. Russia, 3-2

Sweden swept first three.

Russia's two were dead rubbers.

Rosters? Many vowels.

Kazakshtan d. Czech Republic, 3-2

Kazakshtan's new star,

Czech Berdych, loses key match.

New goat to play with?

Argentina d. Romania, 4-1

Two ugly things in tie.

Romania's roster depth,

Nalbandian's hair.

Germany d. Croatia, 3-2

Ivo's record serve couldn't help.

Petzschner won decisive tie.

Break out the bratwurst.

France d. Austria, 3-2

No Gael? No Gasquet?

No problem for red, white, blue.

(Other red, white, blue.)

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