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Verdasco, Spain top Argentina for Davis Cup championship

Updated: November 23, 2008, 4:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Who needs Rafael Nadal?

Even without the top-ranked player, Spain won its third David Cup by beating Argentina on Sunday, thanks to Fernando Verdasco's five-set victory over Jose Acasuso.

Verdasco outlasted Acasuso 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 before a boisterous Argentine crowd at Islas Malvinas Stadium. The fans went quiet as Argentina lost at home for the first time in 10 years in Davis Cup competition.

"It's the most exciting victory of my life," ...

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