Nadal overwhelms Del Potro to clinch Davis Cup for Spain

Spain have won the Davis Cup after their number one Rafael Nadal recovered from a terrible start to hold on to beat Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to give the hosts an insurmountable 3-1 lead.

Del Potro hit the ground running and Nadal soon found himself one set behind. The Argentinian gave him almost no chance in winning the first set 6-1.

The story looked like it was going to be repeated at the beginning of the second set, but little by little Nadal started to find his rhythm. He broke back and then secured another break to level matters on the clay court in Seville.

He continued to dominate and beat Del Potro with one of 35 winners to take the next set 6-1.

And the fourth turned out to be the final one. The players exchanged breaks to reach a tie-break, which turned out to be completely one-sided as Nadal whitewashed his opponent, winning 7-0.

Consequently, the Spaniards grabbed their fifth Davis Cup overall, and their third in the last four years.

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