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Czech Republic and Spain reach final

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:49

It is the first time in 29 years that the Czechs have made the final, and they did so in comprehensive style with Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek racing to a 6-1 6-3 6-4 victory over Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko in the doubles.

Berdych and Stepanek, who both won their singles matches on Friday, made it an unassailable 3-0 lead to secure only their team’s third Davis Cup final place and their first since 1980.

Spain also completed a comfortable victory over Israel as Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo won their doubles match against Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 7-6 (8/6) 6-7 (7/9) 6-4 6-2 to take a 3-0 lead of their own.

The final will be in Spain, and probably on clay, in December.

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