Czech Republic starts Davis Cup tie against Argentina

In tennis, the Czech Republic begins its Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against Argentina in Ostrava on Friday. Tomáš Berdych faces Juan Monaco. In the second match, Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navrátil has opted for Ivo Minář to play Juan Martin del Potro. Minář stands in for Radek Štěpánek who is nursing a knee injury. Štěpánek is due to play in Saturday‘s doubles and could take the court for the final singles encounter on Sunday. Minář - who is ranked 64th in the world – has only played Davis Cup tennis for his country once before. Del Potro is ranked in the world top 10.

Author: Jan Velinger