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Ferrer powers spain into Davis Cup semis

Holders Spain set up a heavyweight Davis Cup semi-final clash against the United States when David Ferrer cruised to a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Austria's Juergen Melzer on Sunday. Spain completed a 4-1 rout as Nicolas Almagro beat Alexander Peya 7-5, 7-5.

sports Updated: Apr 09, 2012 00:23 IST

Holders Spain set up a heavyweight Davis Cup semi-final clash against the United States when David Ferrer cruised to a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Austria's Juergen Melzer on Sunday. Spain completed a 4-1 rout as Nicolas Almagro beat Alexander Peya 7-5, 7-5.


All four ties were still open on the third day of the World Group quarter-finals and John Isner wrapped up victory for the US when he fought past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3 to inflict the first French home defeat in six years. Gilles Simon beat Ryan Harrison 6-2, 6-3 in the dead fifth rubber as France lost the tie 2-3.

Czech in

Czech Republic went through on the other side of the draw after Tomas Berdych edged Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) in Prague as the home side gained revenge for their last-four defeat to Serbia in 2010.

Their opponents in September's semi-finals will be Argentina or Croatia, with hosts Argentina leading 2-1.

Undefeated in 23 home ties, they remain favourites to win a fourth title in five years despite the absence of talismanic world number two Rafael Nadal.