Spain vs Germany: 3-2

Photo by DIEGO TUSON/ AFP/ Getty Images

Photo by DIEGO TUSON/ AFP/ Getty Images

Day One
Day one of the Spain vs Germany tie is done and it sounds like it was an exciting day. Per the Davis Cup site the Verdasco/Beck match was a rollercoaster and the score sure looks that way. Verdasco went out to an easy 1 set lead by serving Beck a bagel in just 21 minutes. Beck fought back, however, and took the next two sets. It was then Verdasco’s turn to take things up a gear and he came roaring back to decisively take the last two sets.

It was rough going for Robredo who was broken once in each set and lost in straights to Kohlschreiber. So, day one of the rubber ends with things tied up at 1 each.

Verdasco defeated Beck: 6-0 3-6 6-7(4-7) 6-2 6-1
Robredo lost to Kohlschreiber: 3-6 4-6 4-6

Day Two
Today was the often crucial doubles match and Nando and Feli came through in style – how else? In the bits I could see before my stream died, they were playing crisp doubles tennis. They’ve been a team for quite a while now and seem to suit each other well on court. They beat Kiefer/Zverev 6-3 7-6(7-1) 6-7(6-8) 6-3.

Day Three
I didn’t get to watch much today, but did see the end of the Verdacso/Kohlschreiber match. Oye. Nando fought back from a 2 sets to love deficit, but just couldn’t pull it out in the end. It was his third day of tennis in a row and it was showing. He lost 4-6 2-6 6-1 6-2 6-8. I had to leave right after that and missed the last match. Ferrero stepped in for Robredo and gave Spain the match they needed to clinch the tie – defeating Beck 6-4 6-4 6-4. He’s having a wonderful year and it’s great he was able to play such a pivotal part in this year’s DC.

Next up for Spain is Israel who spent the weekend demolishing team Russia.

36 Responses

  1. AnaR says:

    dutchgirl, of course “yes you can”.. go to Paris in RG 2010.. and when you see a strange group that wear red and yellow clothes.. are we fans of Rafael Nadal… and together we can shouting… and clapping to support him.

  2. AnaR says:

    And June.. With regard to more or less sympathetic treatment of the French .. this treatment only is in Paris not in all France (who are more normals). I go to Paris very often. I have family who live there and I love going to see some classics concerts and exhibitions (Madrid is to less than two hour by plane and there are bargains to be seized) and is only the people of Paris (in the opinion of the rest of French people) who are very chauvinistic .. They think that are the best .. because they are very chic. Right now there is a very important sporting event which is the Tour de France, cycling and many years ago it do not win a French than to the potential winners, including Lance Armstrong, they are not trying too well them!. The last three winners have been from Spain and like with Rafa, the treatment is not very good and for instance with Amstrong .. he says they are monitoring him constantly, he has two doping controls each day and always he is under suspicion. I think this does not happen anywhere in the world, only there. It is a shame.. because Paris is really beautiful and interesting. I love Paris.. but the people from Paris..oh là là!