23 Nov 2008

Doubles comeback puts Spain in sight of Cup win

12:51 pm on 23 November 2008

Spain went 2-1 ahead in the Davis Cup tennis final against Argentina when Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez beat David Nalbandian and Agustin Calleri in a fiery doubles encounter.

Nalbandian and Calleri took the first set before the visitors hit back for a 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 win in three hours 19 minutes.

The match hinged on a dramatic third set where Spain raced to a 5-1 lead but Argentina hit back to force a tiebreak.

The hosts then led 5-1 in the tiebreak before the Spanish won six points in a row to take the set.