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(November 18, 2012) The Czech Republic won their first Davis Cup title as an independent nation on Sunday at home in Prague when Radek Stepanek won the fifth and deciding rubber over Spain’s Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6(0), 3-6, 6-3 to claim the victory over the defending champion.
The Czechs’ only Davis Cup title came in 1980 as part of Czechoslovakia which split in 1993.
The Czechs completed a rare feat in these two weeks – the women won the Fed Cup title in the same arena. The last country to win both Fed Cup and David Cup in the same year was the United States in 1990. The Czech become the first country to win the Hopman Cup, Fed Cup and Davis Cup in the same year.
“I was dreaming about it my whole life,” Stepanek said about the win in an on-court interview.
David Ferrer kept Spain’s hopes alive in the opening rubber of the day, demolishing Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 to even the tie at 2-2. It was Berdych’s first Davis Cup loss of the year, Ferrer’s 76th match win of the year to...
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Radek Stepanek upset Nicolas Almagro in the final reverse singles to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 victory in the Davis Cup final, and its first title as an independent nation.
The 37th-ranked Stepanek beat his 11th-ranked opponent 6-4, 7-6 (0), 3-6, 6-3.
The 33-year old Stepanek, who displayed some fine play at the net, converted his second match point to send more than 14,500...
The Davis Cup, which staged its 100th final this weekend, throws up some unlikely heroes. Radek Stepanek, a quirky character of 33 who should be on the verge of retirement, is the latest one.
Playing above and beyond his best Sunday in Prague, Stepanek won the fifth rubber for the Czech Republic against the holders, Spain, by defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (0), 3-6, 6-3 in a...
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...
(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...