Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek gave the Czech Republic the title for the first time as an independent nation by beating Spain 3-2 in the final on Sunday. Each spent about 10 grueling hours on court, playing the opening singles, teaming up for the doubles and then completing the reverse singles.
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Czech Davis Cup Team in Prague on Monday, November 19, 2012
With Prague Castle in the background, tennis players, left to right, Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek, Tomas Berdych, Ivo Minar, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda and non-playing captain Jaroslav Navratil pose with the Davis Cup in Prague, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. The Czech team won the men's Davis Cup contest after 32 years, having beaten Spain 3-2 in the final on Sunday.
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Czech Davis Cup team in Prague on Monday, November 19, 2012