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18 November 2012

"We've written history today"

Audio interview


  • Craig Gabriel

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Radek Stepanek and team captain Jaroslav Navratil share their feelings following Stepanek's 64 76(0) 36 63 fifth rubber victory over Nicolas Almagro.

“I was dreaming about this my whole life and today we’re standing here the winners," said a tearful Stepanek. "We’ve written history today in our country. I can’t describe what I’m feeling right now."

The 2012 Davis Cup champions were also joined on court for the trophy ceremony by their 1980 winning predecessors.

Stepanek spoke about having the whole team here all weekend to support them: "For us it’s amazing, they’ve been our inspiration and our idols. They are legends, and now we are joining them."

The final words came from captain Navratil when asked if he would be getting drunk tonight in the celebrations - "a little bit" he smiled.

Captain Jaroslav Navratil (CZE) - 18/11/2012

Radek Stepanek (CZE) - 18/11/2012

Captain Alex Corretja (ESP) - 18/11/2012

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) - 18/11/2012

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