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Spain beat Czech Republic to retain Davis Cup

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-06

Spaniards Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez sealed the fate of their Czech opponents with an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup final.

AFP - Spain retained the Davis Cup after Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez won Saturday's doubles to give the hosts an unbeatable 3-0 lead over the Czech Republic.
  
The Spanish pair overcame Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych, who had never been defeated in five previous Davis Cup doubles matches, 7-6 (9/7), 7-5, 6-2.
  
In Friday's opening singles, world number two Rafael Nadal cruised past Berdych 7-5, 6-0, 6-2. Then, in a gutsy display, David Ferrer came back from two sets down to beat Stepanek 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6.
  
It was the fourth Davis Cup title in seven appearances for Spain, which becomes the first country since Sweden in 1998 to retain the trophy.

Date created : 2009-12-05

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