USA sail into Davis Cup quarter-finals

Switzerland proved no match for USA in their Davis Cup tie in Birmingham, as the Americans advanced to the quarter-finals on Saturday courtesy of a 3-0 win.

With neither Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka participating for the Swiss team, Jack Sock and John Isner were able to take full advantage on day one to record singles victories over Marco Chiudinelli and Henri Laaksonen and open up a 2-0 lead.

That left them needing just a victory in the doubles match to take the tie, and Sock returned on Saturday to partner Steve Johnson as they dispatched Laaksonen and Adrien Bossel in straight sets, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

After losing the first two sets, the Swiss pair seemed to have found a way back into the match by taking a 5-2 lead in the third, but they failed to convert three set points in the ninth game and allowed the Americans back into the set, which they duly won.

USA now move on to face Australia in the quarter-finals, which takes place in April.

Meanwhile in Ottawa, Great Britain have taken a 2-1 lead against Canada in their best-of-five tie.

Andy Murray's brother Jamie and Dominic Inglot combined to beat Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.