Serbia's decision to omit Novak Djokovic from the doubles was "like leaving a Ferrari in the garage", said Radek Stepanek.
The Czech Republic won their second successive Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-1 6-1.
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.
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek beat Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic to give Czech Republic a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup.
Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Italy next year.
Novak Djokovic won the opening match of the Davis Cup for Serbia before Tomas Berdych restored parity for the Czech Republic.
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.
If Stanislas Wawrinka's life depended on the outcome of one tennis match he would surely want Rafa Nadal fighting his corner.
Stanislas Wawrinka made the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-7(3) 6-4 6-1 win over David Ferrer.
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