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17 November 2012

Highlights: Ferrer and Berdych shine on day one


PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: David Ferrer gave defending champions Spain the lead on the opening day after defeating 33-year-old veteran Radek Stepanek 63 64 64 in the first of the singles rubbers on Friday.

In a battle of two men aged in their 30s, it was the Spaniard who continued his fine form from the back-end of the season to give the visitors the perfect start.

But the first day's play ended all square after Tomas Berdych shook off a fight from Nicolas Almagro in an epic 63 36 63 67(5) 63 match under the lights of the O2 Arena in Prague.

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