Spain defeats U.S. 3-1 to advance to Davis Cup final
David Ferrer beat John Isner earlier Sunday in a four-set match to ensure Spain’s trip to the Davis Cup final. After dropping the first set, Ferrer, the fifth ranked player in the world, roared back to defeat Isner 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and clinch the series 3-1 for Spain.
According to the Associated Press, the Spanish team will go for its fourth Davis Cup title in five years when they face off against either Argentina or the Czech Republic in November’s final.
Ferrer, who has won 16 straight matches on clay, benefited from Isner’s 70 unforced errors to defeat the American in exactly three hours.
Following the match, Ferrer told Eurosport, “It was a very tough, very difficult tie but we are really happy as we are in another Davis Cup final, something that is extremely hard to achieve.”
Spain advanced past the U.S. without their top player, Rafael Nadal, whose status remains uncertain for the final in November.
The U.S. team’s only victory in the series came on Saturday when Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in a four-set doubles match.