Sunday, September 20, 2009
Czechs complete 4-1 Davis Cup win over Croatia
POREC, Croatia -- The Czech Republic has completed a 4-1 win over Croatia in the Davis Cup semifinals after splitting the meaningless reverse singles.
The Czechs had already secured a spot in the finals by taking a 3-0 lead over the first two days. On Sunday, Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic beat Roko Karanusic, 7-6 (4), 6-4 before Lovro Zovko gave Croatia its lone point with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Lukas Dlouhy.
The Czechs will visit defending champion Spain in December for the country's first Davis Cup final in 29 years.
For 2005 champion Croatia, it was only the second loss in 13 home matches in the Davis Cup.