The Czech star rattled through the first two sets before overcoming a brief blip in the third to beat the Spaniard 6-1 6-4 2-6 6-4 and book his place in the semi-finals
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Ciaran Clark wishes Aston Villa team-mate Libor Kozak well after breaking striker's leg in training ground tackle
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The summer signing from Lazio will miss the rest of the season
Prague embassy explosion: Safe that blew up, killing Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal, didn't have anti-burglar booby-trap, say staff
Thursday 02 January 2014
The mystery surrounding a New Year’s Day blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to Prague as he opened a safe at his residence deepened on Thursday as police confirmed they had found weapons at his embassy and staff denied reports that the safe had an explosive anti-burglar device, which had been mistakenly detonated.
Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamel al-Jamal killed in Prague explosion while moving safe
Wednesday 01 January 2014
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has died after an explosion at his apartment in Prague, police have said.
Class of 92: Manchester United duo Paul Scholes and Gary Neville admit England failure still haunts them beyond retirement
Saturday 30 November 2013
Scholes also gives the current national squad 'no chance' of success at Brazil 2014 despite sitting alongside the current assistant coach Neville
Thursday 28 November 2013
The England number one could do little about the two goals conceded
Monday 18 November 2013
The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia 3-2 in the final after Radek Stepanek swept past Dusan Lajovic in the decisive singles match.
Friday 11 October 2013
Support is growing for a national name change. But would ‘Czechia’ really do the trick?
Sunday 06 October 2013
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
Saturday 05 October 2013
Here are the answers to this week's quiz...
Tuesday 01 October 2013
The world number nine beat the British number one in Beijing
Wednesday 18 September 2013
I n this novel Jáchym Topol explores two sites of genocide and asks the question: how should one commemorate past atrocities? The first part of The Devil's Workshop is set in Czechoslovakia. Topol's unnamed narrator grows up in the small fortress town of Terezín, famous for housing a Nazi prison camp during the Second World War. It also served as a ghetto and many inhabitants were deported to Auschwitz and other camps.
Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City: Unbeaten Czech league champions set to welcome Manuel Pellegrini's side to the Struncovy Sady Stadion
Monday 16 September 2013
Plzen are yet to lose a game this season having won 12 and drawn two, and they will be hoping to keep that record intact despite the arrival of Pellegrini's star-studded City side
Monday 16 September 2013
Serbia earned a place in the Davis Cup final for the second time in four years when wins by Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic saw the 2010 champions come from behind to defeat Canada 3-2 in Belgrade.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Michal Bilek quits with qualification for World Cup unlikely
Sunday 18 August 2013
Bands like 5Angels have a growing army of fans known as 'cherubs'
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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