Czechs lose 5:0 to Spain in final of tennis’s Davis Cup

06-12-2009

The Czech men’s tennis team lost 5:0 to Spain in the final of the Davis Cup. in Barcelona. On Friday the Czechs fell 2:0 behind when Tomáš Berdych was beaten by Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer overcame Radek Štěpánek. When Berdych and Štěpánek lost in Saturday’s doubles to Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco the Spaniards opened up an unassailable 3:0 lead in the best of five contest. On Sunday, the Czechs fielded Jan Hájek and Lukáš Dlouhý in place of their top two players and both were defeated, leaving Spain, the defending champions, 5:0 winners.