< /p> Czech tennis player Jiří Lehečka.
Valencia (Spain) – Tennis player Jiří Lehečka boasted that he managed another big challenge in the Davis Cup. After Wednesday's victory over the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich, he also defeated the Korean Kwon Sun (6:1, 7:5) today and once again secured the decisive second point for the Czech team in the Group C match. After the triumph over South Korea (3:0), the selection of captain Jaroslav Navrátil extends to the November elimination round, and Lehečka said at the press conference that he will give his all even in Saturday's match against the favored Serbs, which will probably be led by star Novak Djokovic.
“It's a good feeling to win two games in two days against tough opponents,” said Lehečka. “It's a big challenge for me. I'm glad I did it and brought a point to the cabin every day. I'm proud of myself and our team that we managed it,” he added.
Against Kwon, the native of Mladá Boleslav won the first set in 24 minutes. In the second act, the Korean improved, yet Leheček did not lose a set again in the tournament. “I knew I had to be dominant on the court and not allow him to break. I succeeded,” Lehečka praised his performance in the first set. “I also had some chances in the second, but I didn't take them. He then came back and started playing very well. The second set was not easy at all, but I'm glad I managed it,” he added.
The quarter-finalist of this year's Australian Open also praised the hard surface on which it is played in Valencia. His teammates thrive on him as well. “We all feel comfortable on it. It's faster than the training one. It fits us here and you can see it,” said Lehečka. from the two promotion spots in Group C. They can get definitive certainty already after Friday's duel between Serbia and Spain. The home Spaniards, without Carlos Alcaraz, would have to win 3:0 to keep their hopes alive.
A day later, Serbia will also challenge the team around Lehečka, and the Czech tennis player believes that they could trouble the favourites. “We try to go all out in every game here. Our motto is that we want to leave one hundred percent on the pitch in every game,” said the 30th player in the world.
- “We know it will be a tough challenge. Novak (Djokovic) will probably start, (Laslo) Djere is also a very difficult second player and they also have a strong doubles team. But we saw that the conditions suit us, so we will believe that we will get a point or win. We will see what happens, ” Lehečka added.