Monday, December 7, 2009

Spain Defends Davis Cup Title

Rafael Nadal, without a title since May, led Spain against the Czech Republic dominating them in the Davis Cup final.

Back home in Spain and in his beloved clay surface, Nadal put the beat down on Tomas Berdych in the first match 7-5, 6-0, 6-2. David Ferrer edged out Radek Stepanek for the second live rubber in an epic 5-set comeback 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6. Spain won in doubles the next day to clinch the title. They also went on to win the next day's two dead rubbers putting their tally at 5-0.

2008 Davis Cup champion Spain becomes the first country to defend their Davis Cup title since 1998 when Sweden did it. This is the fourth time Spain has won in this decade. This year they faced and defeated Serbia, Germany, Israel, and the Czech Republic. Their first round match next year will be against Switzerland and possibly Roger Federer.

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