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Spain takes Davis Cup lead

Updated: September 14, 2012, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

GIJON, Spain -- Sam Querrey and John Isner lost their clay-court matches to give defending champion Spain a 2-0 lead over the United States in the Davis Cup semifinal.

David Ferrer put the hosts ahead in the best-of-five series with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Querrey. Nicolas Almagro beat Isner 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to leave Spain one point from its fourth final in five years.

Almagro overcame 25 aces from Isner, who saved three match points before hitting a forehand long.

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