[Yahoo] Croatia knocks U.S. out of Davis Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-07-2005, 04:46 AM
The United States remains in a Davis Cup slump. Ivan Ljubicic beat Andy Roddick in a taut, five-set marathon Sunday to give Croatia an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the opening-round Davis Cup matches. Playing iron man for his country, Ljubicic outlasted Roddick 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11), 6-7 (7), 6-2 in a match that lasted almost 4 hours.