|Posted on May 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM|
Tomas Berdych received the Fair Play Trophy from Power Horse CEO Thomas Königsbauer on Friday
POWER HORSE WORLD TEAM CUP
Berdych Presented Fair Play Trophy In Dusseldorf
by ATP Staff | 25.05.2012
World No. 7 Tomas Berdych has been presented the Fair Play Trophy at the 2012 Power Horse World Team Cup in Dusseldorf.
The Czech received a sculpture, from the Hornemann jewellers, by Thomas Königsbauer, the CEO of the title sponsor Power Horse, and Tournament Director Dietloff von Arnim. "Tomas is a player who is always quiet, relaxed and modest both on and off court," said von Arnim. "His fair and perfect manners makes him a role model for youngsters."
Berdych said, "Thanks very much for the support. It’s a great honour for me being a part of the group of exceptional players. This is the first time I received a trophy like this and it is a really nice experience for me."
The Czech was selected by an international jury of tennis journalists and the captains of the eight nations competing at the Rochusclub. Berdych follows in the footsteps of Robin Soderling and Philipp Kohlschreiber, who received the award in 2011.
Tomas Berdych honored in Dusseldorf
Fair Play Trophy goes to Tomas Berdych
The Fair Play Trophy awarded on the occasion of the POWER HORSE WORLD TEAM CUP 2012 has this year gone to Tomas Berdych. The decision to present the award to the Czech was made by an international jury of tennis journalists along with the captains of the eight teams competing in Düsseldorf. A valuable sculpture created the Hornemann jewellers, the trophy was handed over by Thomas Königsbauer, the CEO of the title sponsors Power Horse. He was accompanied by the tournament director Dietloff von Arnim and the former winners James Blake (2006 and 2008), Eric Jelen (1991) and Rainer Schuettler (2009).
'He’s a player who’s always quiet, relaxed and modest both on and off court. His fair and perfect manner makes him a role model for youngsters,' said Dietloff von Arnim when talking about Berdych. He immediately showed his gratitude by saying, 'Thanks very much for the support. It’s a great honour for me being a part of the group of exceptional players.'
The Fair Play Trophy was awarded for the 25th time this year. 2011’s joint winners were Sweden’s Robin Söderling and Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany).