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Czechs Beat Spain To Win Davis Cup

Czechs Beat Spain To Win Davis Cup Photo: IBL

Veteran world number 31 Radek Stepanek has led Czech Republic to its first Davis Cup triumph since 1980 after defeating Nicolas Almagro to complete a 3-2 final victory over Spain in Prague on Sunday.

Stepanek defeated world number 11 Almagro 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 3-6 6-3, to complete the win after David Ferrer had levelled the contest earlier in the day with a straight sets victory over Tomas Berdych.

Berdych and Stepanek combined to win the doubles on Saturday, after Ferrer had accounted for the world number 31, while Berdych had got the better of Almagro earlier in the weekend.

Czech Republic beat world heavyweights Argentina, Serbia and Italy on their way to the final and hailed a remarkable achievement.

There are no words to say. Undescribable. This is the best thing that can be, Berdych said.

Hero Stepanek said it was “history made” and something he’d long dreamed about.

“We’ve been dreaming about it since the series against Switzerland,” Stepanek said. “Whatever it takes in the Davis Cup, we’ll go through it.”

Ben somerford
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