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Isner, Querrey will lead U.S. against Brazil

11:45 AM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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White Plains, NY (Sports Network) - John Isner and Sam Querrey will play singles next week when the host United States meets Brazil in an opening-round Davis Cup tie in Jacksonville, Fla. from February 1-3.

Team USA will be captained by former world No. 1 star Jim Courier, who has selected a team of the 6-foot-9 Isner, Querrey and the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, for next week's best-of-five indoor hardcourt affair.

The Brazilians are captained by Joao Zwetsch and will feature Thomaz Bellucci, Thiago Alves, Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

The Americans are 3-1 all-time versus Brazil, with their last meeting coming in 1997 when the visiting U.S. won a first-round matchup 4-1 in Ribeirao Preto. The two nations first met in 1932, and the Brazilians haven't beaten the Americans since 1966.

The 32-time champion U.S. lost to the mighty Spaniards in a semifinal in Gijon, Spain last year.

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