Serbs blank Czechs for World Team Cup championship|
Dusseldorf, Germany (Sports Network) - Serbia won the World Team Cup title for
a second time with a sweep of three matches Saturday against the Czech
Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki earned singles victories to clinch it for
the Serbs, who then completed the whitewash of the final with a doubles
"I feel great," said Tipsarevic about winning the event. "First of all because
Serbia proved that we have a strong team even without our No. 1 player, Novak
[Djokovic]. Viktor and I played great tennis. We didn't lose one singles match
here and this just gives us more confidence for the French Open."
Tipsarevic was up first on Saturday and notched a 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) victory over
Tomas Berdych, breaking a three-match losing streak against the Czech star.
Troicki then rallied from a set down and claimed a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over
The doubles rubber then went to Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic in 6-3, 6-1
fashion over Berdych and Frantisek Cermak.
Serbia, which went 3-0 during group play, also won this title in 2009. The
Czechs, also 3-0 in round-robin action, were trying to win the tournament for
the third time.
05/26 14:45:30 ET