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The ITF launched the Davis Cup Commitment Award at the 100th Davis Cup Final between Czech Republic and Spain at the O2 Arena in Prague.
This new award has been conceived as part of the ITF’s 2013 Centenary celebrations, and will be presented by the ITF to Davis Cup players who have shown long-standing dedication to representing their country in this prestigious competition. Each award recipient will have competed in a minimum of 20-home-and-away ties or 50 ties at any level of the competition (including zone group events) over their career.
The ITF presented the first seven trophies to players in an on-court presentation before today’s Davis Cup Final doubles rubber. The recipients included Italy’s Nicola Pietrangeli, who holds the overall record of 66 home-and-away ties; and Domenico Vicini of San Marino, who is the record holder for number of ties at all levels with 87.
Manolo Santana, who played a record 46 ties for Spain, received a trophy alongside compatriots Juan Gisbe...
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The Czech Republic won the doubles Saturday to take a 2-1 lead over defending champion Spain in the Davis Cup final, moving one victory away from its first title as an independent nation.
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek rallied to beat Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 to take the edge going into Sunday's reverse singles.
Berdych and Stepanek improved their...
(November 17, 2012) Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek paired on Saturday to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final in Prague. The pair rallied to stop Spain’s team of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 to capture the doubles rubber.
The victory moves the Czech Republic to one win away from capturing its first Davis Cup title as an independent...
David Ferrer kept alive Spain's hopes of winning a fourth Davis Cup title in five years by beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first reverse singles match Sunday to level the final at 2-2.
The fifth-ranked Ferrer won 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 to improve his career record against Berdych to 6-3. That means the best -of-five series will be decided in the final match between...
Spain’s David Ferrer stopped the Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 while Tomas Berdych defeated Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 to end day one of the Davis Cup final in a 1-1 tie in Prague.
Spain is trying to win its fourth David Cup title in five years while the Czech Republic is trying to win as an independent country since it was part of the former...