Czechs clinch Davis Cup victory

The Czech Republic has secured a place in the Davis cup semifinals after taking a 3: 0 lead against Chile on Saturday. Jan Hájek and Lukáš Dlouhý got the all important third point in the doubles against Nicolas Massu and Jorge Aguilar. The score was 7:6, 6:3, 3:6, 6:3. Ivo Minář and Hájek earlier won their opening singles. The Czech squad was dubbed a ‘B’ team given the absence of top singles players Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek. The Czechs are now set up in September to play Serbia which won its tie against Croatia.

Author: Chris Johnstone