Victory over Slovakia returns the Czech Republic to the top category of world tennis with a renewed team. Although they continue to enjoy the experience of Jiri Vesely and Lukas Rosol, the captain has had to make up for the loss of Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych from the national team. Jonas Forejtek and Jiri Lehecka are his bet for the future.
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Following defeat in the final in 2009, the Czech Republic achieved their first title as an independent nation in 2012 (having won in 1980 as Czechoslovakia), successfully defending the title in 2013. In 2020 they will make their debut in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.
Captain: Jaroslav Navratil
Navratil is a Davis Cup captain par excellence. He assumed responsibility for leading the Czech team in 2006 following a professional career in which he stood out especially in doubles, where he achieved a career-high world ranking of 31.