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World Group Semifinal

13 Sep - 15 Sep 2013, O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Hard, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Tomas BERDYCH
    • Date of birth: 17 Sep 1985
    • Singles ranking: 5
    • Doubles ranking: 137
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    • Lukas ROSOL
    • Date of birth: 24 Jul 1985
    • Singles ranking: 43
    • Doubles ranking: 46
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    • Radek STEPANEK
    • Date of birth: 27 Nov 1978
    • Singles ranking: 35
    • Doubles ranking: 9
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    • Jiri VESELY
    • Date of birth: 10 Jul 1993
    • Singles ranking: 70
    • Doubles ranking: 205
  • Team captain Jaroslav NAVRATIL
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    • Juan MONACO
    • Date of birth: 29 Mar 1984
    • Singles ranking: 81
    • Doubles ranking: 144
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    • Carlos BERLOCQ
    • Date of birth: 03 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking: 57
    • Doubles ranking: 433
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    • Horacio ZEBALLOS
    • Date of birth: 27 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking: 121
    • Doubles ranking: 58
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    • Leonardo MAYER
    • Date of birth: 15 May 1987
    • Singles ranking: 27
    • Doubles ranking: 261
  • Team captain Martin JAITE

News from the tie

  • Faithful duo come up with the goods
    Davis Cup stalwarts Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych once again produced the goods as they won their singles matches to give Czech Republic a 2-0 lead on day one
  • Czech Republic book Final berth
    Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek guided Czech Republic into its second straight Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final after rounding out a 3-0 triumph over Argentina
  • Czechs look ahead to final
    Defending champion Czech Republic prepares for an away final against Serbia after securing a comfortable 3-2 victory over Argentina

Photos

  • Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
  • Lukas Rosol (CZE)
  • Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
  • Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
  • Leonardo Mayer (ARG) and captain Martin Jaite
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE) and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Czech Republic team
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • Argentina fans
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • Czech Republic team
  • Czech Republic fans
  • Argentina team
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych
  • Radek Stepanek,Tomas Berdych and Czech captain Jaroslav Navratil
  • Lukas Rosol (CZE)
  • The Czech team with the Davis Cup trophy
  • The Argentine team at the draw
  • The Argentine team with the Davis Cup trophy
  • Tie Summary

    Argentina will travel to Czech Republic in September's semifinals looking to avenge its defeat to the eventual champions at the same stage last year.

    Beaten on home soil at Parque Roca in the last four in 2012, Martin Jaite’s men will hope to give Czech Republic a dose of its own medicine this time and progress to their fifth Davis Cup Final.

    They face a real battle, having lost to Czech Republic in four of the previous five meetings between the two nations. Argentina’s only win came in 2005, when Guillermo Coria won two singles rubbers as the hosts completed a 5-0 triumph in Buenos Aires. The two nations have never before clashed on a hard court.

    The Argentines booked a place in the last four after sealing a thrilling 3-2 win over nine-time champions France in the quarterfinals. Carlos Berlocq won the all-important fifth rubber, ripping his shirt apart in delight after mastering Gilles Simon in four sets.

    Lukas Rosol was the hero for Czech Republic in Kazakhstan, winning two singles rubbers in one tie for the first time in his career as the defending champions successfully negotiated a testing encounter by winning 3-1 in Astana.

    Runners-up in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011, Argentina is the only nation to have lost four Davis Cup Finals without winning a title. Sure to be equally hungry for victory, Czech Republic is on a seven-tie winning streak and will be keen to back up its newfound status at No. 1 in the Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

    The winner of this tie will face either Canada or Serbia in the Final, which will be played on 15-17 November.

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