P138 ORACLE 138 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2000:01  1/2  USA v AUSTRALIA Davis Cup final Florida  The United States clinched its first Davis Cup title since 1982 as dominant serving lifted Rick Leach and Jim Pugh to a four-set victory over Australia. The pair beat Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald 6-4 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to give the US an unassailable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five finals. The doubles victory followed wins by Andre Agassi and Michael Chang in Friday's singles matches. The Davis Cup crown was the 29th for the United States — the most of any nation — but its first since a 4-1 victory over France in Grenoble. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Racing Ch4 570 In Brief Headlines Football TV Guide
P138 ORACLE 138 Sun 2 Dec ITV 2000:01  2/2  USA v AUSTRALIA Davis Cup final Florida  America's Rick Leach said that he and partner Jim Pugh played their best-ever tennis to defeat Australia and return the title to the United Statas. A rally by opposition pair Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald collapsed in the fourth set when the American pair broke serve for a 5-5 tie and then dominated. "That was an immaculate tie-breaker," Pugh said. "This has been an incredible 9jar — a lot of things going on," said US captain Tom Gorman. "The end risult is just unbelievable." >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Racing Ch4 570 In Brief Headlines Football TV Guide