In the Czech fedcup team of captain Petr Pála, Kvitová and Vondroušová are surprisingly complemented by Tereza Martincová. Captain Jaroslav Navrátil called the quartet Jiří Veselý, Lukáš Rosol, Zdeněk Kolář and Jonáš Forejtek to the Davis Cup selection.
The Slovak fedcup team of Matej Lipták for the hard surface match in Bratislava consists of Viktoria Kužmová, Anna Karolína Schmiedlová and Rebecca Šramková. Dominik Hrbatý will bring Andrej Martin, Norbert Gombos, Filip Horanský, Lukáš Klein and deblist Igor Zelenay to Prague for clay in Sparta.
“I am glad that the Czechia and Slovakia have agreed on such an event and it is for all ages. I am very much looking forward to it,” Kvitová, the world twelve, told reporters and believed that she would play. “My hand is getting better. It’s good that it will be played on a hard surface, which is only good for me. If I can, I’ll be happy to intervene in the game.”
Clay in the first place
In Stromovka na Sparta there will be a daviscup team and also a women’s team under 23 years, matches of categories under 14 and 18 will take place in Oáza Říčany. In Bratislava, in addition to the fedcup team, men under the age of 23 will also compete in the National Tennis Center, and selections under the age of 16 will compete in the Slavia STU Bratislava complex. All matches will take place on clay, with the exception of the Bratislava fedcup team match, which will be on concrete.
“The victory in this match between the Czech Republic and Slovakia is not the sum of fifties and points, but an amazing event that gives players the opportunity to see excellent tennis and fans,” said the chairman of the Czech Tennis Association Ivo Kaderka at a press conference.
Saturday’s and Sunday’s match of the daviscup teams will start at 10:30, the fedcup teams in Bratislava at 14:00.