Spain and the Czech Republic are tied after the first day of the Davis Cup final in Prague.
Spain and the Czech Republic have ended the first day of the Davis Cup final in Prague level at 1-1.
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David Ferrer got the defending champions off to a winning start at the O2 Arena with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Radek Stepanek.
However, Tomas Berdych tied the contest when he overcame Nicolas Almagro 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3.
Spain are looking to win their fourth Davis Cup title in five years while the Czechs last triumphed in the competition as Czechoslovakia in 1980.
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