Tennis: Davis Cup final underway


The Davis Cup final will be decided in Prague this weekend, pitting the Czech national squad against Spain’s: Radek Štěpánek began the opening match against David Ferrer on Friday afternoon; fellow Czech player Tomáš Berdych will play Nicolás Almagro. Spain, without Rafael Nadal who is injured, are the defending champions as well as the favourites; but the Czechs – playing at home – will be hoping for an upset. When the teams faced off on clay in Barcelona in 2009, the Czechs lost 5:0.