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Davis Cup Final: Spain v Czech

Sep 17th, 2012
Staff Writer

The Davis Cup final will be played November 16th.For over a century the Davis Cup has been host to international tennis competition. Since its simple beginnings as a United States v. Britain match in 1900, the tournament has since expanded to include 123 nations in this years competition, making it the largest annual international team competition in all of sports.

This year, David Ferrer and the Spanish favorites will face Thomas Berdych and the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup Final. US Open semi-finalists David Ferrer and Thomas Berdych led their respective teams to victory in dominant fashion.

Ferrer and the Spanish faced the United States on Gijon, Spain’s clay courts. John Isner, Sam Querrey and the Bryan brothers played David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro and the doubles team of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez. American Sam Querrey was able to win the first set against Ferrer, but the world’s number six proved to be too much for Sam; Ferrer won three straight sets and the match: 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. John Isner couldn’t hold off Almagro in the next round, losing a tough five setter to the number-12 ranked Spaniard. The Bryans won a tough doubles match, but Isner’s fourth round loss to Ferrer sealed the American’s fate at the hands of the Spanish.

The Czech Republic visited Juan Del Potro and Argentina in a semifinal battle that would test the surging Thomas Berdych, but he would prevail. Radek Stepanek handled an injured Del Potro in straight sets to start the match. After winning a five-set second round, Berdych teamed with Stepanek in doubles for a straight-set victory. Berdych then beat Del Potro’s replacement Berlocq to finish the semi-final, sending the Czech Republic home for a rematch of the 2009 Davis Cup Final that saw the hosting country Spain win one of its five titles since 2000.

The Final will be played November 16th in the Czech Republic, with live scores on the Davis Cup website.