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India vs Spain Davis Cup Live Score Leander Paes/ Saketh Myneni vs Rafael Nadal/Marc Lopez

Nadal/Lopez beat Paes/Myneni 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 to take match and give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in this Davis Cup tie.
Updated: 17 September 2016 22:56 IST - Published: 17 September 2016 19:10 IST
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Leander Paes - "Beating Olympic gold medalists is not easy and they showed why they are champions."

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Rafa Nadal - "It was a tough match. Leander is one of the best players in doubles history. This was really important for us as we had been out of the World Group. I would like to thank all the fans. India is a special place. Thank you very much"

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This has not been an easy win for the Spaniards in the last match. India would be disappointed to not win the match after being in the driver's seat. 

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Rafa Nadal has put in a scintillating display here and showed why he is one of the best players of all time. 

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Spain win the match 3 sets to 1 and tie 3-0.

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OVER!!!! Spain  win the set, match and tie

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This has been stunning tennis from Rafa Nadal

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40-15 MATCH POINT  

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30-15  What a piece of defending by Saket, who manages to put racquet on a ferocious cross court forehand. 

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30-0 Rafa too good!!! Brilliant serve and Saket has no answer. Error

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15-0, Cuts down the speed but  still an excellent serve by Rafa. Enables Lopez to pounce on Myneni's poor return.

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Rafa Nadal serving for Spain at 5-4.

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India need to break here.

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The Spaniards will now serve to win the set, match and tie

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Spain get the break!!!!

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Did someone say he was 'older'? Leander Paes is athletic and how today, and a beautiful drop shot not only staves off a break point for India, it wins them the game! India lead 4-1. 

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India quickly win the first game of this set - and they've BROKEN to love to lead 2-1! 

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Spain have cruised to a third-set win too! They lead India 2-1 and if they win this, they win the tie.

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Spain are up 5-3 and India now need to serve to stay in it! 

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Spain are up 4-3 and there's a funny quandary here. A lot of the crowd are shouting India, India - but there are a large number also shouting Rafa, Rafa. Funny, that.

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Spain are leading 3-2 - but Myneni's taking the wheel here! He hits a beautiful backhand that bisects Nadal and Lopez.

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We're level at one set all and Spain lead 3-1 in the third! 

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That was cut and dry for Spain. They take the second set tiebreak and with it the set, 7-6.

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At the second set tiebreak, Spain lead 4-0 and are up a mini-break. It looks like India are having a bit of a choke.

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A schoolboy error from Myneni gives Spain the break -when India were serving for the set! We're now level at 5 games all.

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A long one from Marc Lopez! 

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And India lead 4-2, but Nadal's finally decided to join the party!

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Take a bow, Leander Paes. Building on their break, they lead 3-1 in the second.

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Paes is on FIRE today - and so is Myneni! Brilliant serves and returns from both and some flexibility and how. That's going to hurt tomorrow...

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Three minutes in, and India hold to love! Scores in the second set are level 1-1.

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Leander Paes almost like Roger Federer there with that full body stretch - and he ALMOST makes the serve. Brilliant stuff.

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And India win the first set 6-4! 

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SET POINT! 

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And they DO IT! India have broken the serve of Olympic gold doubles winner Rafael Nadal. Leander Paes is excited - and so is the crowd - even though they're chanting "Rafa, Rafa"

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A bold cross-court backhand from Myneni and the Spanish pair can't return it! It's out - and it's break point for India - now quickly at deuce.

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And after much clawing back and forth, Paes and Myneni manage to hold on and stave off a second break. Scores are level at 4-4.

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THE Rafael Nadal tries rushing the net in almost Federer-esque fashion - and misses out. His shot is JUST short.

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Oh no! That was an absolute sitter of a shot, and Myneni's found the net! Deuce.

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He nets a Myneni return now, and it's Advantage India!

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And Lopez nets an attempt to return to Paes - we're at deuce!

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Rafael Nadal's back and how! That backhand comes back and Nadal sends one in JUST inside the line. That's Spain's first break point!

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India break back, but Spain still lead 4-3. 

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And India get the break back! It's Leander Paes who seals that, and a fist pump from the 43-year-old ace shows just how excited he is. 

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There's Rafael Nadal with a beautiful drop shot to seal the point! Marc Lopez is sending a focused death stare at the net and looks like he's in this to win it! 

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And India finally manage a service hold as Saketh Myneni manages a close-to-the net shot to seal that game. India trail 2-4

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Spain lead India 3-1.

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Leander Paes looks focused - but Spain have already broken the Indians to take the lead here!

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India manage a hold of serve here but Nadal's busy and bustling around the court. He's looking to win this! 

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Spain opens to serve! And it's Nadal who opens  - and we hear 'GAME SPAIN' almost immediately. That felt like an under-a-minute game. Surprising? No.