Isner, Querrey will lead U.S. against Brazil

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Updated: January 22, 2013

John Isner and Sam Querrey will play
singles next week when the host United States meets Brazil in an opening-round
Davis Cup tie in Jacksonville, Fla. from February 1-3.

Team USA will be captained by former world No. 1 star Jim Courier, who has
selected a team of the 6-foot-9 Isner, Querrey and the Bryan brothers, Bob and
Mike, for next week’s best-of-five indoor hardcourt affair.

The Brazilians are captained by Joao Zwetsch and will feature Thomaz Bellucci,
Thiago Alves, Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
Arena.

The Americans are 3-1 all-time versus Brazil, with their last meeting coming
in 1997 when the visiting U.S. won a first-round matchup 4-1 in Ribeirao
Preto. The two nations first met in 1932, and the Brazilians haven’t beaten
the Americans since 1966.

The 32-time champion U.S. lost to the mighty Spaniards in a semifinal in
Gijon, Spain last year.