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Davis Cup comes up aces in Boise

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It was almost everything that it was cracked up to be (if only the United States could have eked out a win). Thousands of Idahoans quickly became seasoned tennis fans April 5-7 as the United States played host to Serbia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. And after a thrilling first day of competition, and a second day featuring a marathon win by U.S. doubles partners Bob and Mike Bryan, the United States was tied with the top-ranked Serbs, which included the world's No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic. Ultimately, Djokovic's 130 mph serve won the day and the best-of-five tournament. But both teams had high praise for the venue, and the Davis Cup's legacy in Boise will last longer in the form of some new kid-friendly tennis courts in Ann Morrison Park. As a generous thank-you, the United States Tennis Association donated $25,000 toward the construction of the courts and the city of Boise kicked in another $25,000 to help cover the cost. Game, set, match.

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