Czechs reach Davis Cup final
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek led defending champions Czech Republic to a third Davis Cup final in five years after easing past Argentina's Carlos Berlocq and Horacio Zeballos in Saturday's doubles.
Stepanek and Berdych won 6-3 6-4 6-2 in two hours and three minutes to earn an unassailable 3-0 lead after they had dominated Friday's singles.
The Czechs, who won the 2012 trophy by beating Spain 3-2 in Prague, will travel to either Canada or Serbia for the November 15-17 final.
"It's pure fantasy, the guys played at a hundred percent again," said team captain Jaroslav Navratil.
"They didn't give the Argentinians a chance, they wiped them out, and we're very happy we can fight for the lovely trophy again after a year," he added.
"We would like to keep the trophy because it's beautiful," said Stepanek.
The Czech duo won the 13th of their 14 Davis Cup doubles rubbers together since teaming up in 2007, while Berlocq and Zeballos played their debut doubles match together.
Pushed on by an emotional crowd of more than 11,000 fans around the superfast hardcourt at Prague's O2 Arena, the Czechs benefited from good serving and Stepanek's dominance at the net.
All they needed was four breaks, one apiece in the first two sets and two in the third.
"We played a great game. Everything was in the right place today, we didn't drop a serve," said Berdych.
"As long as you are able to make pressure on them, you make chances, and that's what we've done today," he added.