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PORTLAND, Ore. Ryan Johansen Jersey . -- Jack Sock needed a little time to get up to speed Friday in his first Davis Cup match.Once Sock got his serve straightened out, the U.S. raced to a 2-0 lead over Croatia in the best-of-five quarterfinal tie.Sock overcame a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and John Isner topped Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the second match on the Tualatin Hills hard court.The U.S. can wrap up the Davis Cup tie Saturday with a win in the doubles match between twins Bob and Mike Bryan and Ivan Dodig and Marin Draganja. Two reverse singles matches are scheduled for Sunday.Our mindset is were happy, U.S. captain Jim Courier said. For us, its about putting our hard hats on and let Bob and Mike do what they do. I like our chances.The U.S-Croatia winner will advance to the semifinals in September to face the Czech Republic-France winner. The United States is seeking its first semifinals appearance since 2012.The United States is 157-3 when leading 2-0 in Davis Cup competition. The last time the U.S. blew a 2-0 advantage was the 1994 semifinals against Sweden.The Bryan twins are 10-4 in Davis Cup doubles competition.The 23-year-old Sock set the tone Friday, though it took a while to get going. Cilic, No. 12 in the world, rushed to a two-set lead after breaking Sock three times in the second set. But Sock also had his moments during the first two sets, and he used that, along with a bit of inspiration from Courier to fuel a comeback.I had a ton of chances in the second. I didnt get blown off the court. I just had to make a few smarter decisions on the first serve and returning, Sock said.Courier noted that Cilic might be struggling a bit mentally after the 27-year-old Croatian blew a two-set lead to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals less than two weeks ago.I was using that as a little bit of a carrot to keep Jack in there, Courier said.The big-serving Sock bounced back, using an early service break to win the third set. Sock, No. 26 in the world, then pulled even, winning the fourth set by claiming the final two games.Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, said it wasnt momentum swinging in Socks favor as much as the young American simply improved his play.Jack started to serve really well ... he was not giving me too many chances in the return game, Cilic said.Sock won the fifth set after breaking Cilic to take a 5-4 lead on the Tualatin Hills hard court. Sock won the last four points of the final game, claiming the 3-hour, 13-minute match when Cilic hit his final shot into the net.Sock said the victory is a career highlight.Its up there for sure, Sock said. Havent played a ton of five-setters, havent come back from two-down. To do that in front of the home crowd, it feels really special.The win over Cilic capped a big Friday for Sock, who earlier in the day was named to the U.S. Olympic team.As a kid you grow up and its kind of on your bucket list. Im very excited to get down there and hopefully play some good tennis, Sock said.Isner rode the momentum of Socks comeback win to the three-set win over the 19-year-old Coric.Jack had a lot of positive energy on his side. ... For me, it helps a lot. Took a lot of pressure off me. Regardless of what I do, were not going to be losing. I was in a good spot, thanks to Jack, Isner said.Isner, dominating with his big serve that reached as high as 137 mph, had 23 aces to Corics 3. The 31-year-old Isner, No. 16 in the world and playing in his 20th career Davis Cup match, broke Coric once in each set.I didnt use my chances in the first two sets. I had many chances to break him, and on 5-4 in both sets, I played a really poor game, Coric said.The U.S. last hosted a Davis Cup match in 2014, when it lost in the first round to Britain in San Diego. This is the fourth time Portland has hosted a Davis Cup tie.The United States is trying to break a nine-year Davis Cup title drought. The U.S. won in 2007 when it beat Russia 4-1 in Portland. Croatia claimed its only Davis Cup title in 2005.The U.S. has won a Davis Cup-high 32 titles, but only one since 1995.Should the United States clinch the Davis Cup tie Saturday, Sundays reverse singles matches will be shortened to best-of-three sets.Juuse Saros Jersey . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. Juuse Saros Predators Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. 0 Number of times that Bangladesh have lost by a narrower margin that their 22-run defeat in this Test. Only once before they had lost by a margin of less than 100 runs - by 77 runs against West Indies in Dhaka in 2012-13. In terms of wickets, they have they lost by a margin of less than five wickets on three occasions.9 Smaller victory margins for England in Tests than the 22-run win in this match. Incidentally, all those victories have come against Australia. Their previous closest win against a team apart from Australia was by 23 runs against South Africa at Headingley in 1998.1980 Last time an England player scored 100 or more runs and took five or more wickets in a Test in Asia - Ian Botham at Wankhede in 1979-80. Ben Stokes scored 18 and 85 with the bat and took 4 for 26 and 2 for 20 with the ball. Only two other Englishmen have achieved this in Asia - Ted Dexter in Karachi in 1961-62 and Tony Greig in Lahore in 1972-73.3 Man of the Match awards for Ben Stokes in Tests. All three have come since the start of Englands 2015 season. Since then, no other England player has got more than two Man of the Match awards - two each by Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad and Joe Root. Among players from any team, only Ravichandran Ashwin has received more such awards (four) than Stokes in this period.0 Number of occasions of Bangladesh taking all 20 wickets in a Test against teams other tthan Zimbabwe and West Indies prior to this match. Roman Josi Predators Jersey. They did take all 20 of Englands wickets in this Test. Only once before they had taken more than 18 wickets against teams other than West Indies and Zimbabwe - 19 wickets in Multan in 2003 where they lost by one wicket. Also, this is the first Test in Bangladesh where all 40 wickets fell.18 Tests that had elapsed since the last victory in Asia by an overseas team. The last win by a non-Asian team here was by New Zealand in Sharjah in November 2014. Since then, there have been 14 victories for subcontinental teams and four draws. This is only the second win by an overseas team in the subcontinent in 30 Tests since the start of 2014.1 Bangladesh player to make a half-century on Test debut in the fourth innings of the match. Sabbir Rahman became the first to do so from his country. He is one of only nine batsmen to do so for any team batting at No. 7 or lower and his innings of 64 not out is the fourth-highest among them.87 Runs added by Sabbir and Mushfiqur Rahim for the sixth wicket in the fourth innings. They came together with the score on 140 for 5 and the stand ended when 59 more runs were required. The last four wickets could accumulate only 36 runs between them as they fell short by 22 runs. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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