Injured Štěpánek to miss Davis Cup’s first round

Czech Davis Cu champion Radek Štěpánek is set to undergo operation to treat persisting problems with his back, and will miss the first round of the competition in which the Czech team faces Switzerland next weekend, the team’s captain Jaroslav Navrátil said on Sunday. To replaced the injured player, the captain nominated Ivo Minář, ranked 189th in the world, to play alongside Tomáš Berdych, Lukáš Rosol and Jiří Veselý.


The start of the week should be mostly overcast with snow and daytime highs ranging between -5 and -1 degrees Celsius.

Author: Jan Richter