Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site since 2004
July 2, 2007
TOMAS BERDYCH: Thank you.
Q. If you make it to the
quarterfinals, you'll have to play three days in a row. How difficult is that?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, especially here you have to be ready for the kind
of schedule like this because you never know what's going to happen, rain, no
rain. They have some traditions to not play on Sunday, so you have to take this
and get ready to play every single day one match.
Q. There are some
players which were surprised at some point, mad about not playing yesterday,
Sunday, considering all the matches that have been cancelled on Saturday. Were
you surprised about it, too? TOMAS BERDYCH: Surprised? I don't know what
they need to like know about the weather and then they're going to play Sunday.
So that's their decision and we have to take it like this.
Q. Does it
affect your concentration when your match gets called off because of the rain
and you have to go back home and then -- TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, I think
it's part of the tennis, and you have to be ready for many things. You have to
be ready if it starts to rain between the match, I don't know, if you're playing
somebody where it's too loud or something. You just have to be ready for that. I
think the advantage is just stay ready and not be like, you know, again rain or
something. Just be positive.
Q. Do you have a particular -- any
particular kind of routines that you follow before the match, the night before
the match, and any superstitions? TOMAS BERDYCH: No, I think it's still
the same, I don't know, if you have day off, so depends how you're feeling. Once
a day practice, then maybe some massage, relax. There is nothing special.
Q. What about on the court? Any superstitions at all, any little
routines that you follow? TOMAS BERDYCH: I think it's getting like
together because if you're doing -- if you have like tennis life, every single
day is the same, so you just get to the courts, practice, get to the match.
After the match you're doing all the time the same. But I don't think some
special superstitions, no.