Štěpánek knocked out of Australian Open
Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek has been knocked out of the Australian Open by Fernando Verdasco of Spain. Štěpánek lost Friday’s third round match 4-6, 0-6, 0-6, despite getting off to a good start by breaking the 14th-seeded player’s serve. In the previous round, Štěpánek had defeated Michael Berrer of Germany. The last Czech to remain in the singles competition is Tomáš Berdych, who will face Roger Federer on Saturday night.