Tennis - Sock gives US lead over Swiss in Davis Cup opener

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- Jack Sock breezed past Swiss Marco Chiudinelli 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 Friday to give the United States a 1-0 lead ove Switzerland 1-0 in their Davis Cup first-round tie. American John Isner and Swiss Henri Laaksonen were set to meet in the second opening-day match at Birmingham, Alabama. Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey will play Swiss Antoine Bellier and Adrien Bossel in Saturday's doubles match with reverse singles set for Sunday. The US leads Switzerland 3-1 in head-to-head Davis Cup ties, losing only in 2001 when Roger Federer won two singles and played a triumphant doubles match.