World No. 5 David Ferrer sent Spain back into the Davis Cup final for a chance to win a fourth time in five years by defeating John Isner 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday in Gijon to clinch the tie 3-1 against the United States.
Spain will play the Czech Republic on the road in the Davis Cup final in November. The Czechs defeated Argentina 3-1 in Argentina.
“I am very happy, this is a dream for me,“ said Ferrer. “Another Davis Cup final, I won the last match and I’m really happy. Isner is a good top 10 player.”
Isner’s 70 errors helped to keep Ferrer perfect on clay in Davis Cup play at 16-0.
With or without Rafael Nadal, Spain fields a strong team.
“It was disappointing. The Spanish team was just too good,” said Isner.“They won the important points, and it’s a bit discouraging for me because I wanted to contribute like I did in the first two ties, and that’s a credit to (Nicolas) Almagro and Ferrer, who got two of their points from me.”
“I think it was a great battle b