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Rafael Nadal returned to the training court and started hitting balls again yesterday for the first time since the latest in a series of knee injuries forced his withdrawal from the US Open at the end of August.

Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic celebrates after match point with team captain Jaroslav Navratil after his four set victory against Nicolas Almagro of Spain during day three of the final Davis Cup match

Stepanek shocks Spain to snatch Davis Cup for Czech Republic

The Czech Republic have won the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation.

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Arsenal will be without suspended midfielder Jack Wilshere for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash against Fulham at Emirates Stadium.

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