Result: Spain take lead in Davis Cup final

Spain win the first Davis Cup final rubber of the weekend as David Ferrer beats Radek Stepanek in Prague.

Spain have drawn first blood in the Davis Cup final as David Ferrer defeated Radek Stepanek in the first rubber of the weekend.

David Ferrer beats Radek Stepanek at the Davis Cup on November 16, 2012© AP Photos

World number five Ferrer was in typically dogged mood at the O2 Arena in Prague as he saw off Stepanek 6-3 6-4 6-4.

Friday's second rubber sees Tomas Berdych take on Nicolas Almagro.

Spain are looking to win their fourth David Cup title in five years following their triumphs in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

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