SEVILLE: David Ferrer beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to hand Spain a 2-0 lead over Argentina in the Davis Cup final and inch them closer to a fifth title. Ferrer needed four hours and 44 minutes to see off the battling del Potro after Rafael Nadal had earlier cruised to his 19th win in 20 rubbers in the competition with a win over Juan Monaco. Ferrer, the Spain number two, had looked down and out against a free-hitting del Potro in the second and third sets, but the big Argentine gradually wilted thereafter. "I played the best match of my career," said Ferrer.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2011.
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