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Ferrer, Almagro Give Host Spain Davis Cup Tennis Lead Over U.S.

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Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro were winners as defending champion Spain took a 2-0 lead over the U.S. heading into today’s play in the Davis Cup semifinals.

Ferrer, a semifinalist last week at the U.S. Open, defeated Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, in the first match on red clay in Gijon, Spain. Almagro followed with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 victory against John Isner.

Spain is seeking its second consecutive championship, and fourth in the past five years, at the Davis Cup, the leading team event in men’s tennis. Spain is playing without Rafael Nadal, the No. 3 player on the ATP Tour, who is sidelined with a knee injury.

Play resumes today with the doubles match -- featuring Bob and Mike Bryan of the U.S. against Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez -- and the third singles match between Isner and Ferrer. The final match between Querrey and Almagro is scheduled for tomorrow.

Argentina and the Czech Republic are tied 1-1 in the other semifinal series on clay in Buenos Aires. Juan Martin Del Potro gave Argentina a 1-0 lead with a straight-set victory against Radek Stepanek, and Tomas Berdych evened the score with a five-set win against Juan Monaco.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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