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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 Republic.

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 triumph.

"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 Radek Stepanek.

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

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