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Serbia, US on the brink of elimination

FIGHTBACK:Sam Querrey was poised to get the US back on terms with Britain, before James Ward — down two sets and trailing 2-4 in the fourth — roared back to triumph

AFP, PARIS

Spain’s world No. 26 Feliciano Lopez then fell 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 5-7, 6-3 to Florian Mayer, ranked 29, in the second rubber.

Spain were playing without their stars — world No. 1 Nadal and fifth-ranked David Ferrer.

In Mar del Plata, Carlos Berlocq put hosts Argentina ahead by beating Italy’s Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-1, but Italy drew level when Fabio Fognini defeated Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

In Tokyo, Japanese No. 1 Kei Nishikori beat Canada’s Peter Polansky 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, before Frank Dancevic leveled with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 win over Go Soeda.

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