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Spain's Ferrer beats Fish to seal win over US

sports Updated: Jul 11, 2011 11:03 IST

David Ferrer beat Mardy Fish 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-6 (5) to clinch a 3-1 victory for Spain over the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Ferrer, who beat Andy Roddick on Friday night, fell backward when Fish's final shot sailed wide, then jumped into the arms of Spain captain Albert Costa. The win gave Spain, seeking a third Davis Cup title in four years, an insurmountable 3-1 lead and a spot in the semifinals against France.

Playing without world No. 2 Rafael Nadal, Spain went 3-0 in singles. Spain had to overcome a rowdy pro-American crowd to earn its first Davis Cup victory in the US After Ferrer's victory, Sunday night's scheduled match between Roddick and Feliciano Lopez was canceled.