Davis Cup: A Czech Republic Repeat
Radek Stepanek once again led the Czech Republic to a resounding 3-2 victory over a tenacious Serbian team led by Novak Djokovic.
Stepanek and his teammates, including Tomas Berdych have repeated as DC champions and won one of the biggest trophies in tennis for the second time.
In the first rubber, Djokovic handled Stepanek easily in straights but Tomas Berdych countered back to even the tie at 1-1 after Friday with a straight sets victory over Dusan Lajovic.
The critical Saturday doubles point was won by Stepanek/Berdych over Zimonjic/Bozoljac in straights.
On Sunday, Djokovic kept the tie alive with a straight sets victory over Berdych, but Stepanek destroyed Lajovic in the 5th rubber to clinch the Davis Cup title. Serbia was clearly hurt by the fact their team was shorthanded and Djokovic could not do it all by himself.
—Steen Kirby, Tennis East Coast