Nadal sets up Spain-Argentina final

Rafael Nadal crushed France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to secure the winning point for Spain in a 4-1 victory which booked their spot in the Davis Cup final here yesterday.

World number two Nadal came away 6-0, 6-2, 6-4 winner in a one-sided match as the Spaniards lived up to their status of favourites on home clay to set up a meeting with Argentina who beat defending champions Serbia 3-1 in Belgrade.

Fernando Verdasco completed the rout for the hosts when he beat Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-1 in the final dead rubber. It was the second success of the weekend for Nadal who cast off fatigue and his US Open final loss to thrash Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 on Friday, and David Ferrer then defeated Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4, 6-1.

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