Czechs oust Argentina to reach Davis Cup final

by: AP September 14, 2013

AP Photo

PRAGUE (AP)—Defending champion Czech Republic reached the Davis Cup final after winning its doubles match Saturday to eliminate Argentina.

Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Carlos Berlocq and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to give the Czechs an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal. They will play for the title in November against Serbia or Canada.

Berdych and Stepanek improved their Davis Cup doubles record to 13-1. Berdych converted the first match point with a service winner to send the Czechs to a third final in five years in front of more than 11,000 fans at O2 Arena.

Stepanek and Berdych won opening singles matches Friday. Reverse singles are Sunday.
 

More Stories

Looking to get season on track, Halep fights off teen Osaka in Miami

Halep hit three more winners than Osaka and two less unforced errors. 

Elena Vesnina makes quick exit at Miami Open; Garbine Muguruza wins

On the men's side, No. 3 Milos Raonic won in his first match since Feb. 25. 

Who is the next women's star? As of now, it's anybody's guess

The WTA tour is arguably as wide open as it's ever been.