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“He’s the best clay-court player today, probably the best of all-time. If he was in the lineup, their lineup would be a little stronger,” Isner said. “It’s going to be tough either way, the team is so deep.”

Spain beat Kazakhstan and Austria to reach the semifinal at Parque Hermanos Castro in Gijon. The teams have split their previous 10 series, with Spain recently winning in Austin, Texas, and Madrid.