|Posted on September 5, 2010 at 5:47 AM|
Davis Cup World Group Semifinal: Serbia vs Czech Republic
Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
Stadium Capacity: 16,842
17 September - 19 September 2010
Day 1: 15.00 hours local time (13.00 hours GMT)
Day 2: 15.00 hours local time (13.00 hours GMT)
Day 3: 14.00 hours local time (12.00 hours GMT)
Surface: Hard (RuKortHard) - Indoors
Ball Type: Head ATP
This is the first meeting between Serbia and Czech Republic since the two countries became independent nations. Playing under the flags of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia respectively, the nations had met nine times, most recently in the 1991 World Group quarterfinals which Yugoslavia won 4-1 in Prague. Czechoslovakia held a 5-4 lead overall in their series.
Serbia is currently enjoying an historic run in Davis Cup, having won ties at World Group level for the first time this year. Yugoslavia last reached the semifinals of the World Group in 1991, where it lost to France 5-0. Czech Republic reached the Davis Cup Final last year, losing to Spain 5-0.
Czech Republic is playing away from home for the fifth straight tie, while Serbia is back at the Belgrade Arena for the second time this year. It defeated USA 3-2 in the first round and has won its last three ties at the venue.
The other Davis Cup World Group Semifinal is France vs Argentina.
World Group 2010 Semi-Finals