Frankfurt, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - 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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