In Sports News this Monday: the Czechs reach the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1980 after a sensational victory over Croatia; Radek Štěpánek says he and his team-mates are happy but not satisfied yet, while Tomáš Berdych expresses gratitude for vocal Czech support in Porec; and Lucie Šafářová loses in the final of the Bell Challenge in Quebec.
Czechs reach Davis Cup final for first time since 1980
A lot of Czech fans were in the Croatian town of Porec for the semi-final, and Tomáš Berdych said he and his team-mates were grateful for such vocal and enthusiastic support.
The final takes place at the end of the first week of December, with the Czech Republic taking on reigning champions Spain, in Spain. A lot will no doubt depend on whether Rafael Nadal plays; the world number two has suffered from injuries this year and missed the Davis Cup quarter- and semi-finals.
Šafářová loses in final in Quebec
In other tennis news, Lucie Šafářová (who by the way is the girlfriend of Tomáš Berdych) was beaten in Sunday’s final of the Quebec Bell Challenge. The 22-year-old lost 6-4 3-6 5-7 to Melinda Czink of Hungary.