Spain begin final countdown
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:49
Nadal is currently injured with an abdominal but was in the stands for the first two days as Spain established a 3-0 lead in their World Group semi-final, leaving them a day to celebrate.
In the remaining rubbers, David Ferrer defeated Andy Ram 6-3 6-1 to extend Spain’s lead but Harel Levy made it 4-1 by securing a 7-5 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez.
Czech Republic were also 3-0 up on Croatia heading into the final day in Porec.
Jan Hajek defeated Roko Karanusic 7-6 6-4 to hand another tie to the Czechs, before Croatia reduced the deficit to 4-1 when Lovro Zovko beat Lukas Dlouhy 6-3 6-4.
The final will be in Spain, and probably on clay, in December.