Germans lead Spaniards 2-0 in Davis Cup action

2:33 PM, Jan 31, 2014   |    comments
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Frankfurt, Germany ( - Germany picked up singles wins by Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer on Friday, as the host nation leads Spain 2-0 in a best-of-five opening-round Davis Cup tie.

Kohlschreiber whipped Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 and Mayer outlasted Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 5-7, 6-3 in 3 hours, 51 minutes on an indoor hardcourt at Frankfurt's Fraport Arena.

The three-time titlist Germans can advance to April's quarterfinals with a doubles victory on Saturday, when Tommy Haas and Daniel Brands take on a Spanish duo of Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero.

Five-time champion Spain, led by rookie captain Carlos Moya, is playing this week without any of its' top-four stars -- Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo or Nicolas Almagro.

The German-Spain winner will meet the France-Australia victor.

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