The United States won its first Davis Cup title since 1995 behind a convincing doubles victory Saturday by brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.
The Bryans cruised to a 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Russia's Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev on the indoor hard court at Portland's Memorial Coliseum as the U.S. won the first three matches in the best-of-five final.
The once-dominant United States had not won the Davis Cup in 12 years, the longest span without an American victory. Pete Sampras last led the team to victory over Russia on clay in Moscow.
The United States now has 32 titles in the international team competition, dating to 1900.
Andy Roddick and James Blake got the U.S. off to a fast start Friday, winning the first two singles matches. The U.S. had not taken the first three matches of a Davis Cup final since 1990 against Australia.
With Roddick and Blake looking on, both doubles teams held serve through the first set, forcing the tiebreaker. When the United States took a 5-3 lead, Andreev slammed his racket to the court.
Andreev double-faulted on the twins' second set point, and the top-ranked duo celebrated with their familiar chest bump.
Andreev and Davydenko had only been partnered once before as a doubles team in Davis Cup play, and often conferred over strategy. Davydenko, who came to the Davis Cup mired in an investigation into unusual betting patterns during a match in August, had played a doubles match only twice before this year.
When Bob Bryan's winning forehand at the net bounced over the heads of the Russians, Roddick and Blake poured onto the court and piled into a group embrace. The crowd chanted "U-S-A! U-S-A!'