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ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS - Berdych lost to Tsonga (Semi-final)
ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS
November 26, 2011
J. TSONGA/T. Berdych 6‑3, 7‑5
Q. You've had a great week. But was it a
case of him just playing a bit better tonight?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah,
probably he played better. He was better prepared than I do, and I didn't felt
good since morning. So, yeah, I mean, probably the day, one day off for him,
was a bit deciding. But that's how the schedule is. But the other way, I
mean, he was playing really solid, well served. Just didn't give me chance at
all. But, you know, I mean, I had breakpoint in the first set first. You know,
if I would made it, could be different. But did not happen at all. He just
Q. You played Federer last week and Tsonga right
now. How do you feel the final will turn out? Do you think Tsonga has a good
chance against Roger?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, what is going to change? If
I say if Roger has a bigger chance or not. They just go on court, they gonna
play the final of the Masters Cup which, you know, is for the two best players
here this week. It's just gonna decide tomorrow.
Q. How have
you found the whole tournament this week? You came out of a difficult group and
reached the semifinal.
TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, I'm pleased with this
week. It was a great experience for me. You know, maybe to have a match point
against world No.1 the first day, could be almost a perfect run through the
group. But anyway I won the group as well. You know, my first semifinal
this event. Yeah, I mean, could be better. I could feel better today, but does
not happen. That's it. You have to be ready for whole week, not just the
certain days. That's it.
Q. You said you weren't feeling
good today. Is that from playing last night or have you got an
TOMAS BERDYCH: No, not an injury. But, yeah, since the morning
I was feeling like a weak. When I came here, I just see the doctor, get some
pills, just had a little bit of a fever. So it's tough to play in this
condition with a guy like that. But, you know, that's how it is. I mean,
it's not my excuses for that. I had a chance, an option, to go on court or
not. I decide to go. That was tough.
Q. How did you find
the whole atmosphere on court? You had tremendous support.
BERDYCH: Yeah, the atmosphere was great. Really nice. Surprised by how many
Czech people came up here support me. It was just great to play in the
atmosphere like that. You know, hopefully it's going to be nice goal to
looking forward to come here next year again.
Q. A great
incentive for you for the new season?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, that's what I
said. One of the goals definitely for the next year. I'm going to try to do
all what I can and what's going to be in my strong to come here again to
defending the semifinal.