The Czech Republic won the Davis Cup this weekend as they defeated the Spanish in a hard-fought encounter.
In the 100th Davis Cup competition, Radek Stepanek was the hero as he won the final rubber game to give the Czechs a 3-2 victory.
The Spanish were without their best player Rafael Nadal for most of this year, and in his place was Nicolas Almagro, 11th in the world.
He however is not in the same league as Nadal and was overpowered by the underdog Stepanek who won 6-4 7-6 3-6 6-3
Earlier in the competition Tomas Berdych had lost to Spaniard David Ferrer to make the scores 2-2 going into the decider.
Berdych had however played and won in the singles on Friday and the doubles on Saturday so his loss was not for the want of trying.
The victory is the Republics first victory as an independent state and means that for the first time a nation holds the Davis, Fed and Hopman Cups at the same time.