Spain retain Davis Cup
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:57
After singles wins for Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer on Friday – the latter after coming from two sets and a break down to beat Radek Stepanek – Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez teamed up to beat Stepanek and Tomas Berdych 7-6 (9/7) 7-5 6-2.
The triumph prompted scenes of jubilation, Verdasco and Lopez collapsing to the court before joining their team-mates in a victory huddle.
The first two sets were extremely close but it was the hosts who had the edge at the Palau Sant Jordi, and they ran away with it in the third as the Czech pair realised the game was up.