Czechs win Davis Cup

Czech Republic won the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation Sunday, beating Spain 3-2 in the final after Radek Stepanek upset Nicolas Almagro in the last reverse singles. The 37th-ranked Stepanek beat his 11th-ranked opponent 6-4, 7-6 (0), 3-6, 6-3, converting his second match point to send the 14,500 fans at Prague’s O2 Arena into wild celebration as they blew trumpets and beat their drums. The victory means the Czechs completed a rare double just two weeks after the women secured the Fed Cup title in the same arena. No country has won both competitions in the same year since the United States in 1990. – Associated Press


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