HEAD Racquet Rebels move into Davis Cup final

September 16th, 2013

Three HEAD racquet rebels will meet in the 2013 Davis Cup final after winning the semi finals with their teams. A pair of them could send the Czech Republic into a second consecutive final. Tomas Berdych, who recommends the YouTek™Graphene Instinct, combined with compatriot and fellow HEAD player Radek Stepanek, who endorses the YouTek™ Graphene Speed, to continue this season's successful title defence.

Berdych won his opening singles and then combined with US Open doubles champion Stepanek to clinch the semi-final already on Saturday in Prague with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 doubles victory over fellow HEAD players Carlos Berlocq and Horacio Zeballos, completing a 3-0 winning scoreline. “It’s definitely very exciting: Davis Cup means a lot, it’s special for us, for the whole country,” said Stepanek. “We loved so much delivering the trophy last year – we’d like to keep that trophy because it’s beautiful.”

In Belgrade, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won two points in singles for his nation's 3-2 win over Canada, the second coming in reverse singles against Milos Raonic. "I surprised myself at how well I adjusted and recovered from the US tournaments. I came in late but I'm really glad I brought Serbia two points," said the Serb who endorses the YouTek™ Graphene Speed.

HEAD players also scored wins in the World Group playoffs. In Umag Andy Murray clinched the win for Britain, as the endorser of the YouTek™ IG Radical won his reverse singles and third match of the weekend 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 over Croatian HEAD player Ivan Dodig on the way to a 4-1 finish. "I'm looking forward to the World Group. We'll get to play some of the biggest teams in the world," said Murray.

In Groningen, Dutchman Robin Haase and teammate Thiemo de Bakker - who endorse the YouTek™ IG Prestige, won both of their opening singles rubbers in a 5-0 sweep of Austria. In Ulm, Florian Mayer, who recommends the YouTek™ IG Prestige, contributed two singles wins as Germany beat Brazil 4-1.