|Posted on December 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
Czechs win Davis Cup after 32 years! Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek have given the Czech Republic its first Davis Cup title in the country’s modern history, beating Spain 3-2 in the final. The Czechs' only other Davis Cup victory came in 1980 as Czechoslovakia, which split in 1993. The Czechs reclaimed the Davis Cup 32 years after Czechoslovakia won the trophy led by Ivan Lendl, who proudly watched this year's final at the 02 arena with his former team mates.
CZECH DAVIS CUP 1980
(L-R) Trainer Pavel Korda, Pavel Slozil, Tomas Smid, DC Captain Antonin Bolardt, Ivan Lendl, Jan Kodes, physio Josef Stejskal.
CZECH DAVIS CUP 2012
(L-R) Ivo Minar,Lukas Rosol,Radek Stepanek,Tomas Berdych and team captain Jaroslav Navratil of Czech Republic on the rostrum with their winners medals after a 3-2 victory against Spain during day three of the final Davis Cup match between Czech Republic and Spain at the 02 Arena on November 18, 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. Radek Stepanek held his nerve to deliver the Czech Republic's first Davis Cup victory in 32 years after defeating Spain's Nicolas Almagro in a dramatic fifth rubber.