17 Sep 2012

Spain reach another Davis Cup final

6:01 am on 17 September 2012

The champions Spain have qualified for their fourth Davis Cup tennis final in five years after David Ferrer gave them a 3-1 semi-final victory over the United States by beating John Isner in four sets in the first reverse singles in Gijon.

The United States had kept the tie alive against the five-time champions with a doubles victory by the twins Bob and Mike Bryan, but Ferrer, a semi-finalist at the US Open, spurred on by a rowdy home crowd, saw the Spaniards through.

Spain will travel to the Czech Republic for November's final after the Czechs beat Argentina in Buenos Aires.

It's likely the hosts will choose hardcourts for the final, rather than face the Spaniards on their preferred clay courts.