Lendl predicts tight clash between Czechs and Spain in Davis Cup final


Czech-born tennis legend Ivan Lendl, who is in Prague ahead of this weekend’s Davis Cup final against Spain, told reporters on Wednesday that he expected a tight encounter. Lendl was part of the Czechoslovak team that won the competition in 1980. He said there were many possible permutations in terms of who would win points for the Czechs, but the main thing was that they notched up three. He said home support would represent an advantage. The Czech Republic’s men will be hoping to follow the recent victory of the Czech women in the Fed Cup to make the country the first since 1990 to take both titles.