Spain beats Argentina to win Davis Cup

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Spain won their fifth Davis Cup title as they beat Argentina in the Final, played in Seville.

Rafael Nadal secured Spain the deciding point as he defeated Juan Martin del Potro 1-6 6-4 6-1 7-6 (0) and the 3-1 lead in total meant victory for the Spaniards.

“Today is one of the most emotional days of my career,” said Nadal after the match.

After losing the first set surprisingly easily, Rafa regained his focus and levelled the match at 1 set all in front of the home crowd.

Nadal seemed to have the match under control after a 6-1 third set win, but the fourth set proved to be a true battle that had to be decided in a tiebreak. Nadal showed once again why is he probably the best ever player on clay as he sealed it, winning it 7-0.

The whole Spanish team jumped up in joy and the crowd went wild as they celebrated the win.

In the first matches of this long expected clash between the two nations, Rafa Nadal beat Juan Monaco 6-1 6-1 6-2.

The second singles match proved to be a lot tougher as David Ferrer secured Spain a 2-0 lead after the first day. He won a five set battle against del Potro, beating him 6-2 6-7 (2) 3-6 6-4 6-3.

The Davis Cup seemed to be in the hands of the Spanish matadors, but the following day Argentina closed the gap .

David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank saw off Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco in three sets 6-4 6-2 6-3, taking the final into the third and last day.

But Rafa seemed to be almost invincible and this is the third Davis Cup title for him.

 

 

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