Radek Stepanek

Two time defending champion Czech Republic defeats Japan

Two time defending champions eased into the Davis Cup semifinals with a 5-0 victory over Japan. Both teams played without their number ones, Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori.

Czech Republic will next face France who came back from a 2-0 deficit to top Germany 3-2.

Radek Stepanek vs Tatsuma Ito

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Tatsuma Ito vs Radek Stepanek

Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Davis Cup 2014 Japan vs Czech 1st Day | Lukas Rosol vs Taro Daniel

Radek Stepanek defeats Tatsuma Ito 6-7 7-6 6-1 7-5
Lukas Rosol defeats Taro Daniel 6-4 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-2
Lukas Rosol/Radek Stepanek defeat Tatsuma Ito/Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4 6-4 6-4
Lukas Rosol defeats Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3 3-6 6-4
Jiri Vesely defeats Taro Daniel 6-4 6-4

Photo credit: Masamitsu Takano

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