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By Akshay Kohli
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David Ferrer gave Spain a 1-0 lead on the opening day of the Davis Cup tie between Spain and America after he defeated Sam Querrey in 4 sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in 3 hours. With some fine display of tennis from the American in the early stages of the match, the Spaniard came back strongly to win the next three sets to wrap the match with a good service hold.
Querrey took the opening set in 43 after the tables turned against Ferrer from the seventh game. Ferrer started the set very well but lost his concentration on his serve as Querrey fought back very well; hitting 11 winners en route to this set win which also included two breaks of serves that came late in the set.
It was 1 set a piece in the match as Ferrer took the set in 37 minutes. Ferrer played some sensible tennis as he cut down on his errors and hit 6 winners. His serve percentage was at 70% that helped him hold with ease. It was Querrey's errors that costed him the set as he hit 19 errors and got himself broken twice in the second set.
Ferrer took complete control of the match as he took a 2 sets to 1 lead. The third set lasted for 38 mins with Ferrer really taking charge this time around. He hit 11 winners along with 3 aces. He backed this up with 2 service breaks as Querrey's errors kept rising, 14 in this set. Ferrer did not allow Querrey any room to fight back as the American tried but failed to deliver.
The fourth set was the closest as Querrey tried fighting back and really threatened the Ferrer serve constantly but failed to do so as Ferrer got the decisive break late in the ninth game to then seal the match with a good service hold.
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