Captain Jaroslav Navratil: "Of course we are the clear favourites on paper and I think our chances are 60/40 but we must not underestimate the Belgians. Malisse's return to the Belgian team after two years, certainly increases the power of the opponent." The Czech team played against Belgium two years ago in Ostrava, the outcome was decided on Saturday when the doubles tennis players gave the 3rd point to the Czech Republic. "It was on Taraflex, the clay will definitely be tougher" said Stepanek. Tomas is in fine form, in better shape than Radek who arrived in Prague after training in the USA. Lukas Dlouhy will join the team later, he was playing the doubles final in Dubaï on Saturday. Practice sessions start on Monday 1st March at 11:00 am in Bree, Kim Clijsters' hometown.
Radel Stepanek, captain Jaroslav Navratil, Tomas Berdych, Jan Hajek
Good Luck, Czechies!
Czech Davis Cup team before flying to Belgium from Prague airport on Sunday, February 28, 2010