Vladimír Šafařík to stand in as Czech captain for Davis Cup finals
Vladimír Šafařík has been chosen to stand in for Jaroslav Navrátil as non-playing captain of the Czech team for next weekend’s Davis Cup tennis finals against Serbia in Belgrade. Mr. Navrátil has been ruled out because of illness and has described his replacement as the right person to take over. Mr. Šafařík captained the country’s Fed Cup team in 1992 and is director of the company that organises the Czech Republic’s Davis Cup ties. The Czechs are defending champions in the competition after an historic win in Prague last December.