Before we get into Spain's dominant performance over the Czechs, I would like to announce the we got our 1st inches of snow in Baltimore this morning....and it keeps on coming. LOVE this time of year.
After Friday's impressive performances, Spain needed just 1 more match win to capture it's 2nd straight Davis Cup trophy, and it was up to Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez, who were to take on Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek. On their favorite surface, clay, in Barcelona, Lopez and Verdasco did just what they needed to, beating the Czechs 7-6 (7), 7-5, 6-2 to build an insurmountable 3-nil lead and keep the DC trophy in Spain for at least 1 more year. The victory moves Espana into the 6th place, with 4 titles, on the list of most successful DC countries, behind the U.S., Australia, France, Britain and Sweden. Spain also became the first country to defend it's title since Sweden. With Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and a conspicuously stellar dubs team, Spain will surely be the favorite to bring home their 3rd title next year.