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Berdych Propels Czechs Into Final Versus Spain

Berdych© AFP/Getty ImagesWorld No. 6 Tomas Berdych won three points for Czech Republic against Argentina.

ARGENTINA 2, CZECH REPUBLIC 3
Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay – outdoor)

The Czech Republic set up a home Davis Cup by BNP Paribas final tie versus defending champion Spain from 16-18 November. It will be a repeat of the 2009 final.

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Tomas Berdych won the Czech Republic the tie-winning point versus Argentina on Sunday after he defeated Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 45 minutes at Buenos Aires. Berlocq replaced Juan Martin del Potro, who withdrew prior to the rubber due to a wrist injury.

“We made it and that's the goal which we brought in here to Argentina, to try to make the almost impossible and win here,” Berdych said. “The whole team had belief that we could make it. It’s not impossible to win in Argentina as we proved.

“That’s even better to win with such a crazy crowd. It probably gives us so much for the future and I’m really excited to be in the final again.”

Berdych beat Juan Monaco 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in just over four hours on Friday before teaming up with Radek Stepanek for a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank on Saturday.

Monaco claimed a second point for Argentina with a 6-3, 7-6(2) win over Ivo Minar in the dead rubber.

Argentina had been looking to reach its fifth Davis Cup final.

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