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World Group Final

16 Nov - 18 Nov 2012, O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Tomas BERDYCH
    • Date of birth:  17 Sep 1985
    • Singles ranking:  7
    • Doubles ranking:  160
    • Radek STEPANEK
    • Date of birth:  27 Nov 1978
    • Singles ranking:  61
    • Doubles ranking:  32
    • Lukas ROSOL
    • Date of birth:  24 Jul 1985
    • Singles ranking:  31
    • Doubles ranking:  37
    • Ivo MINAR
    • Date of birth:  21 May 1984
    • Singles ranking:  724
    • Doubles ranking:  794
  • Team captain Jaroslav NAVRATIL
    • David FERRER
    • Date of birth:  02 Apr 1982
    • Singles ranking:  5
    • Doubles ranking:  550
    • Nicolas ALMAGRO
    • Date of birth:  21 Aug 1985
    • Singles ranking:  43
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Marcel GRANOLLERS
    • Date of birth:  12 Apr 1986
    • Singles ranking:  48
    • Doubles ranking:  10
    • Marc LOPEZ
    • Date of birth:  31 Jul 1982
    • Singles ranking:  1022
    • Doubles ranking:  11
  • Team captain Alex CORRETJA

News from the tie

Photos

  • Czech Republic, the 2012 Davis Cup champions
  • Czech Republic, the 2012 champions
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Jaroslav Navratil and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE) with their girlfriends
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • The 1980 and the 2012 Czech Davis Cup champions
  • The 1980 and the 2012 Czech Davis Cup champions
  • Ivan Lendl (CZE)
  • Czech Republic, the 2012 Davis Cup champions
  • Czech Republic, the 2012 Davis Cup champions
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Czech fans
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Jana Novotna (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • The Spanish support
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • The Spanish bench
  • Ivan Lendl (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Captain Jaroslav Navratil (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) wins the fourth rubber
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • The Spanish fans
  • The Czech bench
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Captain Alex Corretja (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • The Spanish bench celebrates
  • Umpire Carlos Ramos
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • The O2 Arena
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, Ivan Lendl and Geoff Pollard
  • Ivan Lendl
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Czech fans
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Czech fans
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • The Czech bench celebrates
  • Czechs win the doubles rubber
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP) and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • The doubles rubber of the 2012 Final
  • Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Czech fans
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Czech fans
  • Jana Novotna (CZE)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP) and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP) and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • The Spanish bench
  • The Davis Cup
  • Spectators inside the O2 Arena
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP) and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Spanish fans
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP) and Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) defeats Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and girlfriend
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Spanish fans
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) and Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • The Spanish bench
  • Czech fans
  • Czech fans
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Umpire Jake Garner
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and wife Nicole Vaidisova
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • O2 Arena, Prague
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • The 100th Final
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) hugs captain Alex Corretja
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) and captain Alex Corretja
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) argue a call with umpire Jake Garner
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • O2 Arena, Prague
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) v David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Czech President Vaclav Klaus
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • The President of Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus
  • The Spanish bench celebrates
  • The O2 Arena
  • The Davis Cup trophy
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • The Spanish bench
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • The Czech crowd
  • Czech bench
  • Tomas Smid (CZE)
  • Pavel Slozil (CZE)
  • Ivan Lendl
  • Jan Kodes (CZE)
  • Captain Jaroslav Navratil and Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • The opening ceremony
  • Ivan Lendl and Tomas Smid (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • The winning Czech team from 1980
  • The Czech crowd
  • Captain Alex Corretja, David Ferrer (ESP) and Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • The draw at Municipal House
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • The Spanish team
  • Captain Alex Corretja, David Ferrer (ESP) and Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • The Czech team
  • The Czech team
  • The Czech team
  • The Davis Cup trophy
  • The draw at Municipal House
  • The draw at Municipal House
  • The Davis Cup trophy
  • The Davis Cup trophy
  • The Davis Cup trophy
  • Lukas Rosol (CZE) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Dressing the O2 Arena for the 2012 Final
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Dressing the stadium for the Final
  • The O2 Arena, Prague
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP) and captain Alex Corretja
  • The old and new captains of Spain, Albert Costa and Alex Corretja
  • The Spanish team at the 2012 Final
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • Captain Alex Corretja (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • Marcel Granollers (ESP)
  • Captain Alex Corretja (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • The Czech team at the 2012 Final
  • The Czech team face the media at the 2012 Final
  • Czechs Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek and captain Jaroslav Navratil
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Lukas Rosol (CZE)
  • Ivo Minar (CZE)
  • Lukas Rosol (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych's coach Tomas Krupa
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE) in practice
  • Ivan Lendl with the Czech team during practice
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) and Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tie Summary

    Czech Republic host Spain in the Davis Cup Final in a repeat of the 2009 Final in which Spain came out on top in a one-sided affair at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Led by Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain got out the blocks quickly racing to a 2-0 lead and the trophy was won following Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco’s victory over Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek in the doubles.

    The Czech side will be looking for revenge from that tie but have history mounted against them as they look for a first victory over Spain since playing under the flag of Czechoslovakia in 1971 and are currently on a three match losing streak against the top ranked Davis Cup nation. However, only once in the last six years has a nation managed to win the title playing away from home – that team being Spain who won in Argentina in 2008.

    Czech Republic reached the Final thanks to victories against Italy and Serbia at home in the first two rounds followed by a tough trip to Parque Roca to defeat Argentina in the semifinal. Juan Martin del Potro had put the home side ahead in the first rubber with victory over Stepanek but two wins from Berdych either side of success in the doubles when the two Czech players combined for their 11th victory in twelve matches together in the competition turned the tie around. The title has not made its way to Prague since 1980 with this being only the second Final to feature the Czechs since that victory.

    The absence of Rafael Nadal from the Spanish side has allowed other players a chance to shine, most notably Nicolas Almagro who is unbeaten in five singles rubbers through the year. Kazakhstan and Austria put up little fight against the Spain’s ever increasing unbeaten home record and although USA fought hard through four gruelling rubbers they too were brushed aside in part thanks to David Ferrer’s determination as he won marathon matches against both Sam Querrey and John Isner. Spain are looking for their fourth title in five years and their sixth overall having won the competition for the first time in 2000.

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