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02 February 2013

Captain Courier still full of confidence

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  • Sandra Harwitt

JACKSONVILLE, USA: The hosts were hoping to wrap up their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie against Brazil on the second day and with the best doubles team in history playing on your side it looked like that would happen.

Enter Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares. The Brazilian duo pushed the famous twins all the way and eventually overcame them to record a famous victory - one which Soares calls the best of his career.

USA captain Jim Courier - 02/02/2013

Bruno Soares (BRA) - 02/02/2013

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    Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, USA

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    Sandra Harwitt

    Sandra, an American sportswriter for longer than she's willing to admit, has travelled the world to cover tennis for major publications, such as, The Miami Herald and Associated Press. Her biggest problem of late is managing to pack worldwide purchases into suitcases and still meet the airline weight restrictions.



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