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Davis Cup: "A Dream Come True", Spaniard Verdasco
    2008-11-24 09:38:11     Xinhua

Spain's Fernando Verdasco returns the ball to Argentina's Jose Acasuso during their World Group Davis Cup final tennis match in Mar del Plata November 23, 2008. [Photo: Xinhua/Reuters]

Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco, who with his triumph over Argentine Jose Acasuso gave the third Davis Cup to his country, said on Sunday that to have conquered the tournament "it is a dream come true".

Also Verdasco said that "it is one of the happiest days" and "the victory most important" of his life.

Verdasco, who is number 16 of the world ranking, defeated Acasuso (48) by 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-3 and 6-1 to gift his country a 3-1 victory.

"It is dream come true: I wanted this opportunity since I was kid and have take advantage of it,"he said.

"For me it is like wining a Great Slam (tournament)," Verdasco said and added that his rival "played very well" during the game that was held at the municipal sports center "Islas Malvinas" of Mar del Plata, located some 400km south to Buenos Aires.

"He made me doubt a lot about my victory, but at the Davis Cup you always fight till die," Verdasco told TV channel TyC Sports, when referring to Acasuso.

On Saturday Verdasco gave Spain the advantage of 2-1 in the doubles match together with Feliciano Lopez (31), beating David Nalbandian (11) and Agustin Calleri (60) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5) and 6-3.

Verdasco was brought in to replace injured world number one Rafael Nadal.

 
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