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Tennis: Nadal, Verdasco seal Spain's win over Denmark in Davis Cup

AP , Saturday 19 Sep 2015
Rafael Nadal
(L-R) Spain's Fernando Verdasco, Rafael Nadal, Thomas Kromann and Frederik Lochte Nielsen pose before a Davis Cup tennis match in Odense, Denmark September 19, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco had to work harder than expected to give Spain the winning point in Saturday's doubles match to secure an unassailable 3-0 lead over Denmark in the Davis Cup's second-tier relegation playoff.

The Spanish pair overcame unheralded Danish duo Frederik Nielsen and Thomas Kromann 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Nadal had helped build a 2-0 lead by winning his singles match on Friday, his first appearance for Spain in two years. The five-time winners had lost three straight matches without him to slip into the second tier of the competition.

This win means Spain stays in Group 1 for the Europe-Africa Zone, while Denmark will play Sweden in a second relegation round.

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