Czech Republic, most recently a finalist in 2009, has confirmed its spot in the 2012 World Group with an unassailable 3-0 win over Romania in Bucharest. Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek dominated Romanians Marius Copil and Horia Tecau to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 in two hours and 25 minutes. Three-time runner-up Romania will compete in the Euro/African Group I next year.
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek made sure the Czech Republic stays in the Davis Cup World Group next year after winning their doubles match on Saturday against Romania to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
The pair, who had won their singles matches on Friday, teamed up to beat Horia Tecau and Marius Copil on a clay court at the Centrul National de Tenis.
Czechs celebrate and thank their fans who travelled to Romania to support DC team
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What a beautiful day! I'm so happy for my Czech friends.