Czech Republic will play Spain in Davis Cup final

The Czech Republic’s tennis players will face defending champion Spain in the final of the Davis Cup. On Saturday Spain took an unassailable 3:0 lead over Israel, while the Czech Republic won again over Croatia. In the doubles on Saturday at the seaside town of Porec, Czech players Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štepánek made swift work of Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko, after having won closely fought singles matches a day earlier. The Czechs have played in just two finals before, winning once, in 1980. This year marks the first time the players have made it to the final representing the Czech Republic (and not Czechoslovakia). The Davis Cup final will be played in Spain in December; sources say the match will most likely be played on clay.

Author: Jan Velinger