Czechs take Davis Cup from Spain

Defending champions Spain lost the Davis Cup last night to a Czech side that was cheered on by its home crowd in Prague. A four set win by Radek Stepanek against Nicolas Almagro gave the Czech Republic a 3-2 victory. Stepanek won 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 3-6 6-3 to deliver the Czechs’ first Davis Cup win as an independent state.