Ferrer levels Davis Cup final at 2-2

Ferrer levels Davis Cup final at 2-2
November 18, 2012, 10:22 am
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Spain's David Ferrer reacts during the tennis Davis Cup finals singles match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

(APWF)

PRAGUE (AP) David Ferrer kept alive Spain's hopes of winning a fourth Davis Cup title in five years by beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first reverse singles match Sunday to even the final at 2-2.

The fifth-ranked Ferrer won 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 to improve his career record against Berdych to 6-3. That means the best-of-five series will be decided in the final match between Radek Stepanek and Nicolas Almagro.

Ferrer, who is wrapping up the best season of his career having won a tour-best seven tournament titles, converted his first match point when Berdych's forehand hit the net, bringing cheers from the boisterous section of Spanish fans at the O2 Arena.