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Czech Republic beat Spain in the final of Davis Cup, took the trophy for the first time 

Czech Republic beat Spain in the final of Davis Cup, took the trophy for the first time


Czech Republic beat Spain with 3:2 and for the first time in their history won the tournament in tennis Davis Cup thanks to victory of Radek Stepanek over Nicolas Almagro with 6:4,7:6 / 7:0 / 3:6, 6: 3 in the final game of a single. Today's finale in Prague finish 100th in the tournament Davis Cup.

Former Czechoslovakia had already won Davis Cup in 1980. Spain, which was last year's winner of the tournament, was defeated after three success in Davis Cup tournament over the last five years.

"My whole career I've been waiting for this moment," said after his victory Radek Stepanek, No. 37 in the world rankings, which brought victory for his country in the eyes of the former local tennis stars Ivan Lendl and Jana Novotna.

Stepanek was under pressure because the first single match today the Spaniard David Ferrer beat Tomas Berdych with 6:2, 6:3 and 7:5 and tied the score in the final of 2:2.

Stepanek, who soon turns 34 years old and is the oldest player in the top 50, played with great motivation against the 26 years old Almagro and was rapidly and continuously supported by the Czech public, among which were the parents of Stepanek and his wife - former tennis player Nicole Vaidisova.

Radek Stepanek won the victory after 3 hours and 51 minutes and cause euphoria in front of 14,500 spectators in Prague.

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