Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site since 2004
2012 AAMI Classic Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
AAMI Classic Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Questions for Tomas Berdych
January 11, 2012
Q It was a tough day in the - in the wind. How did you feel - how did you feel that sort of affected the whole occasion? A Yeah, well, I think it was just probably so far the worst conditions I ever played. Allowing the wind conditions and, yeah, I mean it's just the way of getting - or try to getting used to that a little bit. Not to - not to lose the rhythm. What I had in the last - last week and just, you know, just to have a one match and start slowing outside and just having it as a preparation.
Q It seems as if Tomic's gained a little (indistinct) and the sort of lower ball toss (indistinct) can say? A Well, yeah, could be. Definitely for the ball toss, first serve, could be his advantage a little bit but, yeah, I mean I think it was just - there was a - the first set was squared so it - I would say and then was just about few points but I don't think that the score today was that much important. I think it was just more about to really try to get used to that. Have some matches and have a good preparation for - for Aussie Open.
Q Where do you assess Bernard Tomic's game? I know he's only very young, but where you sort of see him and his development in the game? A Well, yeah, I saw him play last year in Wimbledon and I think he's - he has definitely the game to - to make some damage, to play really good tennis and - yeah. Probably I'm not the - not the best one who can predict someone's game and someone's career but, yeah, I think he has definitely - it's going to be the positions like for a top ten and then just depends what's - what's going to be next and what's - how he's going to work. How he's going to have some luck, injury free and many things.
Q Did you expect the way (indistinct) to the economy (indistinct) matters? A Well, the reason was quite simple because as long as I had a pretty - pretty long season last year and went into a number - many matches and especially the end of the year was very tough. When I get this chance to start the year a bit slower then - then just go to Australia again for a next tournament. I mean just that would be really too much and during those two weeks in Perth and here I want to what I'm doing - my preparation for the season as well. So that's why because I didn't have much time after the season to do that, so want to have this - this kind of start of the year.