Czechs leads Serbia 2-1 in Davis Cup quarters



PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek won their 10th Davis Cup doubles for the Czech Republic to take a 2-1 lead over Serbia in their quarterfinal on Saturday.

The Czech pair cruised past Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on a red clay indoor court at O2 Arena to extend their Davis Cup doubles record to 10-1.

Stepanek converted the first match point with a serve winner.

The Czechs need one more point to reach their third semifinals in four years and to avenge a 3-2 loss to Serbia in the 2010 semifinals.

In Sunday’s reverse singles, Berdych faces Janko Tipsarevic in a matchup of two top-10 players.

The winner faces Argentina or Croatia in September in the semifinals.