Czech Republic has retained its Davis Cup title after defeating Serbia 3-2 in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final in Belgrade, Serbia on Sunday 17 November. It is Czech Republic’s third Davis Cup title following victories in 1980 (as Czechoslovakia) and 2012. Czech captain Vladimir Safarik wins the Davis Cup title in his first tie as captain as a late replacement for Jaroslav Navratil who was unable to take part due to illness.
Radek Stepanek becomes the first player in history to win consecutive live fifth singles rubbers in a Davis Cup Final. He is only the third player to win two Davis Cup Final live fifth singles rubbers, following Henri Cochet (FRA) and Fred Perry (GBR). Earlier in the day, world no.2 Novak Djokovic kept the tie alive with a comfortable straight sets win over Czech no.1 Tomas Berdych, but it mattered little as Stepanek was in imperious form in the deciding rubber, dropping just 5 games to Serbian rookie Dusan Lajovic.