DC Semifinal: Spain 3, USA 1
Although neither match was 100% straight forward (Ferrer dropped one set; Almagro was pushed the limit in five), Spain got off to a great start on Friday as both David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro won their matches. The doubles match was exciting and tightly contested. Marc! Lopez came into the tie with a calf injury and Granollers suffered one during the match – leading them sporting matching calf wraps. With Granollers movement hampered, Marc! stepped things up and played wonderful doubles tennis until the very last point. The match ended, quite sadly, on his double fault. So, heading into Sunday, the tie is at Spain 2; USA 1.
Ferrer wrapped things up today by defeating Isner in 4 sets. Spain is through to the final where it looks like they will play the Czech Republic (Berdych is up 2 sets over Berlocq as I type this). The final would be held in the Czech Republic since the last time the two teams met Spain hosted the tie.
Ferrer d. Querrey 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-4
Almagro d. Isner 6-4 4-6 6-4 3-6 7-5
Bryan/Bryan d. Granollers/Lopez 3-6 6-3 5-7 5-7
Ferrer d. Isner 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 6-2
Almagro v. Querrey No played
- Spain have one foot in the final
- Bryans keep American hopes alive
- Ferrer wins to put Spain into Final
- Spain back in Davis Cup final with win over US