Day 3 Results
*Scores current as of 5:30 p.m. ET, please check for updates after round concludes
Czech Republic (3) vs. Netherlands (2)
T. Berdych (CZE) def. T. De Bakker (NED); 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
I. Sijsling (NED) def. L. Rosol (CZE); 6-3, 6-3
Czech Republic advances to quarterfinals
Japan (4) vs. Canada (1)
K. Nishikori (JPN) def. F. Dancevic (CAN); 6-2, 1-0 (retired)
G. Soeda (JPN) def. P. Polansky (CAN); 6-1, 6-4
Japan advances to quarterfinals
Germany (4) vs. Spain (1)
F. Lopez (SPA) def. P. Kohlschreiber (GER); walkover
D. Brands (GER) def. R. Bautista Augt (SPA); 7-6(5), 6-4
Germany advances to quarterfinals
France (5) vs. Australia (0)
J. Benneteau (FRA) def. T. Kokkinakkis (AUS); 6-4, 6-1
G. Monfils (FRA) def. N. Kyrgios (AUS); 7-6(5), 6-4
France advances to quarterfinals
Kazakhstan (3) vs. Belgium (2)
D. Goffin (BEL) def. M. Kukushkin (KAZ); 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
A. Golubev (KAZ) def. R. Bemelmans (BEL); 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
Kazakhstan advances to quarterfinals
Switzerland (3) vs. Serbia (2)
D. Lajovic (SRB) def. M. Lammer (SUI); 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
F. Krajinovic (SRB) def. M. Chiudinelli (SUI); 6-4, 6-4
Switzerland advances to quarterfinals
Great Britain (3) vs. United States (1)
A. Murray (GBR) def. S. Querrey (USA); 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3
Great Britain advances to quarterfinals
It was 1935 the last time Great Britain claimed a victory over the USA in the Davis Cup. What's almost as unbelievable as that statistic is the fact that the British haven't been to the quarterfinals in nearly three decades, as Eurosport.com notes:
Andy Murray's huge win over Sam Querrey marked a momentous change of the guard for the British, but also served as a low light for the Americans.
Luckily for the US, it came on the same day as America's favorite sporting events, so it was somewhat overshadowed. But for the US contingent it was certainly not the way they wanted to go out in the first round of competition.
The US Tennis Association's official Twitter account noted the loss but gave an encouraging message following the loss:
As for the other matches taking place on the third day, several countries dominated once again. The French cruised once again with a 5-0 victory over Australia as Japan rolled to two more victories to clinch the 4-1 win and Germany split with a walkover and won 4-1.
Despite a great effort from Belgium's David Goffin (No. 113) to defeat Mikhail Kukushkin (67), Kazakhstan pulled out a huge win to secure a spot in the quarterfinals against the Swiss, who also won their matchup 3-2.
The Czech Republic split on the day, but will also advance to take on Japan in the quarterfinals.