Davis Cup: Spain 2, Czech Republic 3

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The Davis Cup final between Spain and the Czech Republic was a tightly contested affair. Daveeeed Ferrer kicked things off with a straight forward win over Radek Stepanek (6-3, 6-4, 6-4), but that match was followed by a 5 set loss for Spain as Tomas Berdych defeated Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3. So, day one ended with things tied 1-1.

Day two saw the Czech team of Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek claim a four set victory over Marc! Lopez and Marcel Granollers: 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 6-3.

Day three will started with Berdych v. Ferrer in a must win for Spain. If Ferrer, being his usual awesome self and playing some wonderful agressive tennis won in straight sets: 6-2, 6-3, 7-5. That meant the tennis season would end with a live 5th rubber between Stepanek v. Almagro. Sadly, for Spain, it ended with a loss as Stepanek won 6-4, 7-6(0), 3-6, 6-3. Congratulations to the Czech Republic for their fantastic year: Hopman Cup, Fed Cup and their first Davis Cup as an independent nation.

Day One Highlights
Day Two Highlights

4 Responses

  1. Ramara says:

    Disappointed it wasn’t Spain, but kudos to Berdy and Steps. Not fond of either of them as players but I admire them tremendously for their Davis Cup dedication. The two of them play virtually (maybe actually, at least this year?) EVERY LIVE RUBBER OF EVERY TIE. That’s awesome, especially for Berdy as a top 10 player, but also for Steps at 34. They earned this the hard way. So big grats to the Czech Republic!!!

  2. Sharon/London says:

    Steps swan song, he played a superb match to win it and Glad it was him and not Berdych. The final rubber was the one that concerned me the most as I thought Almagro would not be up go the job and he would struggle with Steps style of play of serve and volley. Also i don’t think the Spanish captain selected the right team Ferrer the exception, he was sensational as always. They need Rafa back in the team.

    With that said congrats go the czech’s, its taken them 32 years. Spain will have many more chances at lifting the trophy.

    I saw a photo on Facebook of Rafa watching the match. I wonder what he was thinking.

  3. Ruthie says:

    I too wanted Spain to win but the Czech team were better on the day. I am glad that it was Stepanek who won the 5th rubber to pull out the win. It was very close but congrats to the Czechs for their win and for the way they have supported the Davis Cup. Like Ramara said the two of them have been totally dedicated throughout the whole year.

  4. Ophelia says:

    I too didn’t think Almagro was up to it but all the commentators tipped him as the winner. Would agree that Steps and Berdy were magnificent. Deserved the win.