MADRID (AP) Not even some late heroics some very, very late ones were enough to keep the United States from being eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday.
The U.S. failed to advance despite beating Italy 2-1 after a doubles match that ended past 4 a.m. local time in Madrid, the second latest finish in tennis history.
Sam Querrey and Jack Sock won the decisive doubles match 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-4 against Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, but it wasnt enough to secure the Americans in the quarterfinals as one of the two-best second-place finishers from the six groups.
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