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100th Davis Cup Final
Czech Republic has won the 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas title after defeating Spain 3-2 in the 100th Davis Cup Final at the O2 Arena in Prague. This is the second title for Czech Republic, who won its only previous title as Czechoslovakia in 1980, also in Prague.
Radek Stepanek, aged 33, became the oldest player to win a deciding fifth rubber in Davis Cup Final history. He is only the second player over the age of 30 to win a deciding fifth rubber in the Davis Cup Final. The only time this has occurred previously was 100 years ago in 1912, when 31 year old James Parke, representing British Isles, overcame Rodney Heath of Australasia in Melbourne.
WORLD GROUP FINAL
CZECH REPUBLIC defeated SPAIN 3-2
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 63 64 64
Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 63 36 63 67(5) 63
Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (ESP) 36 75 75 63
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 62 63 75
Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 64 76(0) 36 63