The Red Group -and a spot in the World Team Cup final- will come down to a doubles match that is expected to pit Americans Bob and Mike Bryan against Czechs Tomas Berdych and Lukas Dlouhy.
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Tomas Berdych and Lukas Dlouhy during their doubles match
Bob and Mike Bryan won the decisive doubles match for the Americans in the Red Group
Four-time former champion United States will face three-time former titlist Argentina in the ARAG ATP World Team Championship final on Saturday.
The two nations have met on 10 previous occasions. The United States has won nine times and Argentina just once in 2004. The United States won the last encounter 2-1 in 2008.
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan gave United States a 2-1 win over Czech Republic in the Red Group decider with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Tomas Berdych and Lukas Dlouhy in 72 minutes. It means the United States will attempt to win its first title in Düsseldorf since 1993.
Earlier in the day, Czech Tomas Berdych levelled the tie at 1-1, after he beat American John Isner 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) in two hours and 16 minutes. World No. 17 Berdych, appearing at the tournament for the fifth time, improved to a 25-10 match record on the season after hitting seven aces past Isner.