Czech Republic wins Davis Cup over Spain

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PRAGUE — The Czech Republic won the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation Sunday, beating Spain 3-2 in the final after Radek Stepanek upset Nicolas Almagro in the last reverse singles.

The 37th-ranked Stepanek beat his 11th-ranked opponent 6-4, 7-6 (0), 3-6, 6-3, converting his second match point to send the 14,500 fans at the O2 Arena into wild celebration as they blew trumpets and beat their drums.

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