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2009 Davis Cup Semi-Final Croatia 0 - 1 Czech Republic

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Czech Republic Davis Cup Team Unity

18 Sep 2009 - Sportska Dvorana 'Zatika', Porec, Croatia

Stepanek claims victory in record breaking match

Radek Stepanek survived a new aces record from Ivo Karlovic to claim a 67(5) 76(5) 76(6) 67(2) 16-14 victory in an epic clash and give the Czechs the initial advantage. The match lasted five hours and 59 minutes, just one minute short of becoming only the fourth Davis Cup rubber over six hours.

The total number of games (82) equalled the highest number of games in a Davis Cup rubber since the tiebreak was introduced and was just three short of the overall record for a World Group tie.

Marin Cilic and Tomas Berdych are up next.

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