The Czech Republic won their second successive Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-1 6-1.
Serbia's decision to omit Novak Djokovic from the doubles was "like leaving a Ferrari in the garage", said Radek Stepanek.
Novak Djokovic powered past Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-6 6-2 to draw Serbia level with Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic has been left out of Saturday's doubles in the Davis Cup final against holders Czech Republic.
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Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek beat Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic to give Czech Republic a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup.
Novak Djokovic won the opening match of the Davis Cup for Serbia before Tomas Berdych restored parity for the Czech Republic.
Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Italy next year.
Serbia's hopes of winning a second Davis Cup title have suffered a blow with second-ranked Janko Tipsarevic pulling out.
Winning a second Davis Cup title with Serbia would cap a fantastic end to the season for Novak Djokovic.
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will lead the Czech Republic when the title holders take on Serbia in the Davis Cup final.
Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic faces a race against time to get fit for next month's Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic after being hampered by a foot injury
Spain's tennis federation will announce Alex Corretja's replacement as Davis Cup captain on Thursday.
Spain's chances of winning a sixth Davis Cup crown next year will likely hinge on Rafa Nadal, says new captain Carlos Moya.
Great Britain have been drawn to face the United States away from home in their Davis Cup World Group return.
Top seeds Czech Republic were drawn to to play their opening round of the Davis Cup World Group at home to the Netherlands.
Novak Djokovic began the fightback and Janko Tipsarevic completed the job as Serbia overturned a 2-1 deficit against Canada.