Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site 2004-2017
Dubai 2011 Semi-Final
DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN
February 25, 2011
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
N. DJOKOVIC/T. Berdych 5-7, 6-2, 4-2 (ret.)
MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Bad way of finish a good match. What
was the problem? TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, the problem was my left
quadriceps. Was not able just to serve, move to the sides, and just feel the
pain. It's no chance to just play with this guy in the conditions that I was
feeling. So, you know, just didn't make sense to be walking sides and just
be able to finish, so that's not my style.
Q. When did it actually
happen, or did it happen slowly? TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, it was coming
pretty much from the beginning or end of the first set, and then it starts to be
more and more and more. Yeah, I mean, I felt it just too much for the serve
and I couldn't serve. So to play Novak, one of the best return players, this
time to play without the serve, no chance.
Q. Was it because of the
heat maybe? TOMAS BERDYCH: No. Definitely have nothing to do with the
Q. Was it a problem you've had before? TOMAS BERDYCH: No.
Q. What's next? TOMAS BERDYCH: Going home.
will try to see something is wrong? TOMAS BERDYCH: Of course. Yeah, I
need to get healthy again and get to feel strong and be ready for another two
very tough tournaments which are waiting for me in the States. Obviously
there is a week of Davis Cup, so tough schedule.