Davis Cup: Nadal keeps Spain alive against Germany
No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over fourth-ranked Alexander Zverev to keep Spain alive in the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Germany on Sunday.
Nadal dominated from the start against the 20-year-old German, leaving the tie even at 2-2 ahead of the decisive match between 33rd-ranked David Ferrer and 34th-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber later Sunday at the bull ring in Valencia.
It was the 24th straight win for Nadal since 2005, the most in Davis Cup history combining singles and doubles.