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World Group Final

02 Dec - 04 Dec 2011, Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Rafael NADAL
    • Date of birth:  03 Jun 1986
    • Singles ranking:  3
    • Doubles ranking:  800=
    • David FERRER
    • Date of birth:  02 Apr 1982
    • Singles ranking:  10
    • Doubles ranking:  572
    • Feliciano LOPEZ
    • Date of birth:  20 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking:  14
    • Doubles ranking:  52
    • Fernando VERDASCO
    • Date of birth:  15 Nov 1983
    • Singles ranking:  33
    • Doubles ranking:  37
  • Team captain Albert COSTA
    • Juan MONACO
    • Date of birth:  29 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking:  62
    • Doubles ranking:  153
    • David NALBANDIAN
    • Date of birth:  01 Jan 1982
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Eduardo SCHWANK
    • Date of birth:  23 Apr 1986
    • Singles ranking:  779
    • Doubles ranking:  197
  • Team captain Tito VAZQUEZ

News from the tie

  • Business as usual for Nadal
    Classic Rafa came out for the opening match of the Davis Cup Final as he swept to a 61 61 62 victory over a beaten Juan Monaco
  • Ferrer wins epic battle to put Spain on brink
    David Ferrer outlasted Juan Martin del Potro in a classic five setter to give Spain a 2-0 lead on day one of the Davis Cup Final in Seville
  • A long road back
    David Ferrer's momentous efforts in the second rubber give Spain a 2-0 lead, leaving Juan Martin del Potro a broken man
  • Doubles win keeps tie alive for Argentina
    David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank crush Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco 64 62 63 to close the gap to 2-1
  • Argentina have a point to prove
    Brilliance from Nalbandian and Schwank ensures the Final enters a third day, when Rafael Nadal is scheduled to take on Juan Martin del Potro in the singles
  • Nadal wins Davis Cup for Spain
    Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Martin del Potro 16 64 61 76 in an enthralling battle in Seville on Sunday to lift the trophy for Spain
  • Davis Cup glory reaffirms Rafa as King
    In one of the most exciting battles in Davis Cup history, Rafael Nadal led Spain to its fifth Davis Cup title after beating a valiant Juan Martin del Potro

Photos

  • Tito Vazquez and Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP) and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • The 2011 Davis Cup Champions
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) and Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • The Spanish team celebrate with the King of Spain, Juan Carlos
  • King of Spain, Juan Carlos, and ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Spain celebrate after winning the 2011 Davis Cup title
  • 2011 Davis Cup Final trophy ceremony
  • Albert Costa (ESP)
  • Argentineans console Juan Martin del Potro
  • The 2011 Davis Cup Champions
  • The 2011 Davis Cup Champions
  • The 2011 Davis Cup Champions
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Argentine fans
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) and umpire Pascal Maria
  • Spanish fans
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG) and Albert Costa (ESP)
  • Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Spanish bench
  • Spanish fan
  • Argentine bench
  • Fans inside the Estadio Olimpico
  • Argentinean fans
  • Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • Inside the Estadio Olimpico
  • R3: Nalbandian/Schwank v Lopez/Verdasco
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Albert Costa, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Francesco Ricci Bitti, Emilio Sanchez and Manolo Santana
  • Spanish and Argentine fans
  • Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  • Argentina win the doubles
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Spanish and Argentine doubles pairs
  • Spanish bench
  • Eduardo Schwank and David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Eduardo Schwank and David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  • Estadio Olimpico
  • Umpire Pascal Maria (FRA)
  • Albert Costa (ESP)
  • Argentine fans
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Albert Costa (ESP) and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Rubber 2: David Ferrer (ESP) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Argentine fans
  • Spanish fans
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Juan Martin del Potro and Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Argentine fans
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG) and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG) and Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • Albert Costa (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Argentine fans
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Juan Monaco and Tito Vazquez (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Mini Rafa
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Spanish fans
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Estadio Olimpico, Sevile
  • Tito Vazquez and Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Olympic Stadium, Seville
  • Opening ceremony in Seville
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Jose Luis Escanuela, King Juan Carlos and Francesco Ricci Bitti
  • Guadalquivir, Seville
  • ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti and Juan Briz, BNP Paribas
  • Traditional flamenco
  • Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • Spanish team
  • Spanish team
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Referee Stefan Fransson
  • David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rubber 5 - David Ferrer (ESP) v Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Draw ceremony in Seville
  • Juan Martin del Potro and Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Argentine team
  • Juan Ignacio Zoido and Referee Stefan Fransson
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Davis Cup trophy
  • Spanish and Argentine teams
  • Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Rubber 1 - Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Rafael Nadal and Albert Costa (ESP)
  • Juan Monaco and David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Rubber 2 - David Ferrer (ESP) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Rubber 3 - Verdasco/Lopez (ESP) v Nalbandian/Schwank (ARG)
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Tito Vazquez and Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • David Nalbandian (ARG)
  • Davis Cup photographer Paul Zimmer
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Fernando Verdasco and Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Olympic Stadium... getting ready
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Albert Costa (ESP) and Spanish team doctor
  • Tie Summary

    Spain and Argentina will meet in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas final for the second time in four years.

    The Spaniards qualified for the final thanks to an extraordinary performance by its No. 1 player Rafael Nadal. The world No.2 travelled from New York to Spain right after playing an exhausting 4-set final against Novak Djokovic and won his two singles matches dropping only ten games against two top players like Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The third point was earned by the always reliable David Ferrer.

    Argentina travelled to Serbia for a semifinal clash in which the South Americans were clearly the underdogs. However, the Argentines took the first two singles points on Friday and arrived into the last day with a 2-1 lead over the locals. Novak Djokovic stepped into the court on Sunday for the first time in the tie to face Juan Martin del Potro and to try to level the score. But the Argentine played at a very high level and the Serb ended up retiring after his back problems became unbearable.

    The 2008 Davis Cup final between the two nations took place in Mar del Plata (Argentina) and ended with a dramatic victory for a Spanish team that was missing its No. 1 player Rafael Nadal and was playing on its least favourite surface: hard.

    Argentina’s only recent visit to Spain came in 2003 when a team formed by Gaston Gaudio, Mariano Zabaleta, Lucas Arnold Ker, Agustín Calleri and Gastón Gaudio was very close to cause a major upset when they forced the tie to go to the fifth rubber. However, Spain´s Carlos Moya did not give any option to Gaston Gaudio in the decisive match and the locals took a narrow 3-2 victory.

    Spain has lifted the Davis Cup trophy in four occasions, all of them over the last eleven years (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2009).

    Argentina finished runner-up in 1981, 2006 and 2008, but is yet to lift the trophy.

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