With Rafael Nadal sidelined with an injury, the Czech Republic team hopes to complete a rare double this weekend when it takes on defending champion Spain in the 100th Davis Cup final.
Two weeks after the Czech women secured the Fed Cup title at Prague's O2 Arena, Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will try to equal the feat at the same venue. No country has won both competitions in the same year since the United States in 1990.
''Our fans are in the winning mood and we hope that we can leave this arena in the same way (as the Fed Cup team),'' Stepanek said.
Even without Nadal, Spain is no easy opponent.
The Spaniards recently have dominated the Davis Cup and look for their fourth title in five years. One of those victories was a 5-0 sweep against the Czechs at home in 2009.
This year, the team will be led by fifth-ranked David Ferrer, who is wrapping up a year with a career-best seven titles.
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