Tomas Berdych reacts after they beat Belgium in a doubles match, on the second day
of the Davis Cup tennis match in Bree, Belgium, Saturday March 6, 2010.
Davis Cup World Group - 1st Round
by ATP Staff | 06.03.2010
Belgium 0 Czech Republic 3
Last year’s Davis Cup by BNP Paribas runner-up, Czech Republic, is through to the World Group quarter-finals after Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek gave the visitors an unassailable 3-0 lead with victory in the doubles rubber in Bree on Saturday.
The Czech pair, who both won their singles matches on Friday, defeated Belgians Steve Darcis and Olivier Rochus 7-6(0), 6-0, 6-3 in one hour and 56 minutes. Berdych and Stepanek led Czech Republic to its first final since 1980 last year, finishing runner-up to Spain in Barcelona.
Berdych and Stepanek have now won six of their seven Davis Cup doubles rubbers together and improved to 23-9 and 16-9 overall Davis Cup records, respectively.
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The visiting Czech Republic got a doubles victory from Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek on Saturday, as the Czechs secured a spot in July's Davis Cup quarterfinals by virtue of an unassailable 3-0 lead over the host Belgians