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D Cup: Czech Republic 3, Belgium 0

Posted by gauloises1 on March 7, 2010

Congratulations once again to the well-oiled Davis Cup machine that is the Czech Republic’s Team Birdworm, a.k.a Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek.

After fairly destroying Belgium’s Olivier Rochus and Xavier Malisse in Friday’s singles, the fearsome doubles duo sealed the deal over the Rochus brothers in three sets, one of them a bagel.

Birdworm bump.

I’m probably wrong and I’m a bit too disguised to check, but I believe this means that Stepanek and Berdych as a team have lost just the one doubles rubber (in last year’s final against Spain). Anyway, they face a very winnable tie against either Chile or Israel next. Will it be another semifinal showing for team Birdworm? Probably.

R1 – T.BERDYCH (CZE) def. O.ROCHUS (BEL)
6-3  6-0  6-4
R2 – R.STEPANEK (CZE) def. X.MALISSE (BEL)
6-2  6-4  7-6(3)
R3 – T.BERDYCH / R.STEPANEK (CZE) def. S.DARCIS / O.ROCHUS (BEL)
7-6(0)  6-0  6-3

8 Responses to “D Cup: Czech Republic 3, Belgium 0”

  1. meretricula said

    you know, I think I’d give Chile half a chance at that tie, if Gonzo stays healthy and available. at least, I’d really really like it if Chile could win. it’s a home tie for them, and Gonzo and Massu both take DC seriously. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

  2. Bismarckas said

    lovely berdworm.
    they won´t like the (presumptive) long travel to chile in july, but i hope they survive another away-tie on the clay. and then who knows? rematch of last year´s semifinal vs team gangle, this time as the hosts? or vs team serbia (dunno where)? i´d love it.

  3. linz said

    Tomas has very delicate facial features and sometimes looks very much like a woman in photos (like the first one). I’m not sure what to make of it.

    I’m so into team BerdWorm. Only for DC though.

    It’s sad that the Belgian women hogged all the country’s tennis mojo. Malisse, the Rochi, and Darcis are the top ranked men? Ouch.

    • Bismarckas said

      *and sometimes looks very much like a woman in photos*

      charlize theron?

    • gauloises1 said

      You know, it’s weird, but this weekend and the photos thereof have made me kind of see the attractiveness of Berdych for the first time. He’s got a sweet smile.

      Does that make me a lesbian?

      • linz said

        Oh no. Tomas is DEFINITELY very attractive. He has one of my favorite bodies on tour (random I know). He just sometimes looks like a woman. Except with a penis. OMG HE’D MAKE A GREAT TRANNY.

        • gauloises1 said

          He seriously would. And if he was dressed as a woman? He and Lucie could totally be sisters.

          Enjoy that thought for a while.

  4. Maria1 said

    LMAO at WomanTomas, is is very cute but I don’t fancy him in a dress. 😀

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