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USA avoids relegation in Davis Cup … did you hear?

Fresh off their record-setting U.S. Open win, the Bryan brothers clinched the USA’s spot in the 2015 World Group (top tier) of the Davis Cup, beating Slovakia.

We hope the crowd was a little better for the Bryans than it was for singles.

Busted Racquet throws much of the blame at the USTA and local folks for underpromoting and overpricing the event. Maybe the media deserve a bit of the blame, too, for failing to pay attention to such a terrific tournament.

Or blame the ITF for shoving aside reform ideas ranging from forcing top players into the event or playing more than one round at a time.

The USA hasn’t won the Cup since 2007, when Andy Roddick and James Blake combined with the Bryans to win the trophy, but it hasn’t been relegated out of the 16-team World Group since 1987.

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