US OPEN TENNIS
Roger Federer of Switzerland, winner of last year's US Open, competes against Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic and goes on to win 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 during the US Open held at the National Tennis Center on August 30, 2005. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
Jan Hajek and Lukas Rosol posted wins Friday that put the Czech Republic up 2-0 in its best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal versus Kazakhstan.
Defending champion Czech Republic will use Jan Hajek and Lukas Rosol for its Davis Cup singles matches this week in a quarterfinal series in Kazakhstan.
Tomas Berdych dominated his final set Friday and pulled the defending champion Czech Republic even with Switzerland in a first-round Davis Cup series.
Stanislas Wawrinka was given the leadoff spot for Switzerland in a first-round series this weekend against defending Davis Cup champion Czech Republic.
David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro, undefeated in Davis Cup this year, have singles duty for Spain against the Czech Republic in this weekend's Davis Cup final.
World No. 6-ranked Tomas Berdych, with eight match wins in Davis Cup this year, will lead the Czech Republic into the Davis Cup finals against Spain.
The Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup semifinal series against Argentina Saturday with a straight-sets win in doubles play.