BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych on Sunday defeated Argentinean Carlos Berloq, gifting Czech Republic the qualification to the Davis Cup's final series.
Berdych, No. 7 in the world rankings, defeated world No. 45 Berloq 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 during a 45-minute match at the clay court of Parque Roca's Mary Teran de Weiss in southern Buenos Aires.
The victory sealed a 3-1 win for the Czech team and led to its second Davis cup final in the last four years.
The previous final played by Czech Republic was in 2009 when they lost to Spain 5-0 in Barcelona. The European country will again face Spain on November 16-18.
The Czech victory is explained due to Berdych's remarkable level, who had recently reached the semifinals in the U.S. Open, and also because of the absence of two Argentinean main tennis players.
Del Potro played the Davis Cup's first match on Friday and defeated Radek Stepanek, ranked 40th, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, but a tendinits in the left wrist forced him to abandon the series.
The second match was won by Berdych against Juan Monaco, ranked 11th, in five sets with a score of 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
On Saturday, Berdych/Stepanek defeated Berloq/Schwank 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the doubles match.
Former Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona attended the game, such as he did Friday in the Monaco-Berdych match.