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The eight best-of-five series will be decided in Sunday’s reverse singles matches. The last time a team won a Davis Cup match from a two-point deficit was in 1998, when Sweden beat Slovakia. The Americans closed in on the last eight when Bob and Mike Bryan beat Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give their team a 2-1 lead. Playing on clay and in front of a partisan crowd of 7,000 at the Cez Arena in Ostrava, the top-ranked Bryan brothers finished off their Czech opponents with lethal efficiency once a set was on the line. “At the 5-4 games, we definitely upped our level a little bit and we got a little lucky,” Bob Bryan said. Andy Roddick, ranked fourth in the world, will play No. 12 Tomas Berdych in the first singles match today. James Blake then faces Ivo Minar. Germany got its win from Alexander Waske and Michael Kohlmann. The pair beat Mario Ancic and Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (5) to give the Germans a 2-1 lead over Croatia in Krefeld, Germany. Ancic and Ljubicic lost in Davis Cup doubles for the first time in seven matches. Tommy Haas faces Ljubicic and Benjamin Becker will play Ancic today. “We can sleep good and we have Tommy in top form,” Waske said. “We have set the stage for the win.” Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco beat Yves Allegro and Marco Chiudinelli 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 12-10 in a match that lasted nearly five hours to give Spain a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in Geneva. Open Gaz de FranceLucie Safarova upset top-seeded Justine Henin 7-6 (5), 6-4 Saturday and will face Nadia Petrova in the final of the Open Gaz de France. Henin, playing in her first tournament of the year, wasted three set points in the opening set, and then led 5-4 in the tiebreaker. But Safarova won the next three points, clinching the set when Henin hit an off-balance shot out. Henin led 4-2 in the second set, but the unseeded Safarova fought back with two service breaks to wrap up the match. Pattaya Women’s OpenAustria’s Sybille Bammer upset China’s Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to earn a berth in the final against Argentine Gisela Dulko at the Pattaya Women’s Open. Both players will be vying for their first WTA title when they meet today. Bammer will be making her first final appearance. Bammer said her consistent serving was the key to victory over the fourth-seeded Peng. “I felt better on court and my serves were sometimes really good,” Bammer said. “I made her run.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The five teams with 2-0 leads after the first day of the Davis Cup all failed to secure advancement to the quarterfinals on Saturday. Defending champion Russia, France, Belgium, Sweden and Argentina all could have earned insurmountable 3-0 leads with wins in the doubles, but all lost. The United States, Germany and Spain, however, each moved closer to the next round of the World Group with wins.