In what was arguably the marquee clash in the Davis Cup Quarter-finals this weekend, Spain stunned USA 3-1 in the heart of Texas to book a spot in the last four against France. Spain had pulled off a double shock on Friday winning both singles encounters on the hard courts in Austin, Texas, which were widely anticipated to favour the home side. The Bryan twins gave the US an expected lifeline winning Saturday's doubles encounter to set up an exciting finale on Sunday.
The stage was set for world no.6 David Ferrer and world no.8 Mardy Fish to do battle in the first of the reverse singles, with the in-form American a slight favourite in front of the home fans on his preferred surface. The pair produced a 251 minute marathon encounter with the Spaniard prevailing 7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-6(5) to put his team 3-1 ahead. The two sides decided to call off the dead final rubber, leaving the fans slightly disappointed, though most would argue that they got their monies worth in the previous match.