Tennis

Davis Cup final set for Prague

2012-10-02 15:57
Top Czech player Tomas Berdych (AP)

Prague - The 2012 Davis Cup finals between the Czech Republic and holders Spain on November 16-18 will be held in Prague, organisers from the Ceska sportovni agency said on Tuesday after some haggling over the venue.

The finals will take place at Prague's O2 Arena, sitting about 14 000 people, after Ceska sportovni struck a deal with the organisers of a dance show originally scheduled for November 17.

On November 3-4, the largest indoor venue in the country will also host the women's tennis Fed Cup final between holders the Czech Republic and Serbia.

"Prague will be the first city to host both finals in at least 60 years," Ceska sportovni chairperson Miroslav Cernosek told reporters.

Both finals will be played on the Novacrylic Ultracushion hard surface, the agency's spokesperson Karel Tejkal told AFP.

In the Davis Cup final, the Czechs will seek to take revenge on Spain who beat them in 2009 to clinch one of their three trophies in the last four years.

And in the Fed Cup, the Czechs will seek to win their second trophy in a row after current world No 5 Petra Kvitova led them to a victory over Russia in Moscow last year.

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