David Ferrer kept alive Spain's hopes of winning a fourth Davis Cup title in five years by beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first reverse singles match Sunday to level the final at 2-2.
The fifth-ranked Ferrer won 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 to improve his career record against Berdych to 6-3. That means the best -of-five series will be decided in the final match between Radek Stepanek and Nicolas Almagro.
Ferrer, who is wrapping up the best season of his career having won a tour-best seven tournament titles, converted his first match point when Berdych's forehand hit the net, bringing cheers from the boisterous section of Spanish fans at the O2 Arena.
''I'm very happy with my game,'' Ferrer said. ''I played very focused, very aggressive. I started really good. Maybe the key was I began really good.''
The Spaniard never seemed in trouble despite playing on a fast indoor hard court at the O2 Arena that was supposed to benefit his big-hitting opponent.
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