Israel eliminated from Davis Cup finals with 4-0 loss to Czech Republic

Argentina, Belgium, the Czech Republic and France wrapped up victories today in the Davis Cup finals, beating Kazakhstan, Croatia, Israel, and Taiwan, respectively, in the premier world championship tournament for men’s tennis.

The Czech Republic team trounced Israel with a 4-0 victory.

The Israeli doubles pairing of Daniel Cukierman and Edan Leshem had to retire from their match against Tomas Machac and Adam Pavlasek.

Cukierman pulled up with a hamstring injury in the third game and had to give up a few games later despite trying to continue.

“From the beginning, we played really well,” says Machac. “I would like to wish Dani a speedy recovery. This kind of ending is not nice.”

Slovakia, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Brazil, USA and Canada also qualified over the weekend.

Defending champions Italy and last year’s runners-up Australia, as well as Britain and Spain, have advanced automatically to the finals.

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