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Czechs clinch Davis Cup final berth

Updated: September 20, 2009, 9:04 AM ET
Associated Press

POREC, Croatia -- The Czech Republic reached its first Davis Cup final in 29 years Saturday after securing an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Croatia by winning the doubles.

Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych defeated Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 to decide the best-of-five series.

"It's unbelievable," Stepanek said. "We didn't think we would cruise to a 3-0 lead against the powerful Croats."

On Friday, Stepanek withstood a record 78 aces and saved four match points ...

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