Berdych, Stepanek to play Davis Cup for Czechs

Updated: 21 February 2011 20:15 IST

Jiri Vesely has been selected to join Australian Open quarterfinalist Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek to make his Davis Cup debut for the Czech Republic in the best-of-five series against Kazakhstan in the first round.

Berdych, Stepanek to play Davis Cup for Czechs
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Prague:

Jiri Vesely has been selected to join Australian Open quarterfinalist Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek to make his Davis Cup debut for the Czech Republic in the best-of-five series against Kazakhstan in the first round.

The 17-year-old Vesely made the squad on Monday, a month after winning the boy's singles championship and the boy's doubles at the Australian Open.

Captain Jaroslav Navratil says Vesely deserves "to get a chance following his results."

Navratil says Berdych and Stepanek are expected to play the opening singles and the doubles in the March 4-6 series on an indoor hard court in Ostrava.

The Czechs reached the semi-finals last year and the final in 2009. Kazakhstan is in the World Group for the first time.

Topics : Tennis Guillaume Rufin Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Kevin Anderson Tomas Berdych Radek Stepanek Czech Republic
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