Tennis Betting: Davis Cup Final - 10 Vital Statistics



10. The Czech Republic and Spain meet for the 100th edition of the Davis Cup final this weekend. Spain are the defending champions after claiming the title against Argentina last year. Another Spanish success can be backed at 1.98.
 
9. Despite facing the defending champions, the Czechs are favourites at 1.80 to lift the trophy for only the second time in their history.
 
8. Spain are the most successful recent champions of the tournament, with all five of their previous victories coming since 2000. They overcame Australia 3-1 to secure a maiden title 12 years ago in Barcelona.
 
7. The Czech Republic’s sole Davis Cup success was back in 1980, when they were part of Czechoslovakia. The Czechs beat Italy 4-1 have the potential to repeat that scoreline in Prague.
 
6. The Czechs' female side won the Fed Cup two weeks ago, beating Serbia 3-1. Thomas Berdych is up first for Czech Republic on Friday and is 1.18 to beat Nicolas Almagro.
 
5. David Ferrer heads into the tournament boasting six ATP tour titles in 2012. Ferrer could earn his fourth Davis Cup title, after winning it with Spain in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is 1.17 to beat singles opponent Radek Stepanek.
 
4. The last time these two nations met in the Davis Cup final was just three years ago in Barcelona, where a Rafael Nadal-led Spain overpowered Czech Republic to a 5-0 whitewash.
 
3. Stepanek and Ferrer have met nine times before, with the latter recording six victories to three defeats. Ferrer won their last clash 7-6 6-2 and their first set on Friday is 1.80 to again exceed 9.5 games.
 
2. Stepanek and Thomas Berdych face Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the doubles on Saturday, the Czech pair having only ever lost one previous Davis Cup match – against Spain in the 2009 final. The Czechs are 1.72 to win that rubber.
 
1. Berdych and Almagro face off on Friday in the singles, with the Czech boasting an 8-3 win record over his Spanish opponent. Berdych won their most recent clash in Stockholm 6-3 6-2 and their meet in London is 1.87 to go under 38.5 games.