HOUSTON (AP) -- Maybe playing on grass isn't so bad for Spain after all.
The United States chose a grass surface for its Davis Cup quarterfinals match with Spain because the surface favored the Americans. Spain's Alex Corretja foiled the strategy.
Corretja beat Pete Sampras 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-4 on Friday. The upset gave Spain a 1-1 tie with the Americans in the best-of-five series.
Saturday's only match will be doubles with Todd Martin and James Blake playing Corretja and Juan Balcells.
Now, Corretja is ready to play doubles.
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