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.