Davis Cup 2012 – 6 Reasons Why Czechs Celebrate Their Tennis Heroes

We in Bohemia Apartments Prague find important to inform you also about hot news from your favourite Prague destination. And because we are all Czechs, as well as the entire nation, everyone from our team is excited  about the great sporting success of our otherwise small country.

Radek Stepanek, one of top Czech tennis players won Davis Cup final against Spain on November 18, 2012 in Prague.

Here are some more reasons why was this moment even bigger for us!

1. It’s the first victory of independent nation and free democratic country of Czech Republic

While Czechoslovakia won the Davis Cup in 1980, this is the Czech Republic’s first victory as an independent nation after Velvet Revolution for democracy in 1989 and splitting with Slovakia in 1993.

2. 100th jubilee Davis Cup final

The Davis Cup matches held in Prague, November 16 through 18 2012 were special in that they marked the completion of a century of the finals in the competition.

3. Victory at home ground

The fact that tournament took place in Prague’s O2 Arena and final was passionately supported by Czech fans making great atmosphere made the moment even more emotional.

4. The triumph was contra strong Spain and rating expectations

After David Ferrer had kept Spain’s hopes alive by beating Tomas Berdych to level the contest at 2-2, it left world No 37 Stepanek needing to beat 11th-ranked Almagro to give the hosts victory.

5. Czech Republic is the only country in the history of tennis, whose team won all competitions in one year

Berdych and Petra Kvitova in January gained the Hopman Cup in Australia. In early November, at the O2 arena Czech tennis players won Fed Cup.

6. Stepanek became the first man in hundred years, who won the decisive fifth game finale after his thirties

He is 33 and similar triumph got only British player James Parke in 1912.

So if you still keep at your homes some Czech wine or typical drink Slivovitz, raise your glasses!

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