Berdych joins Davis Cup team ahead of Netherlands clash
Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych has joined the Czech Davis Cup team in Ostrava ahead of a first round tie with the Netherlands in the city next weekend. Berdych flew to the Czech Republic from Australia, where he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time. The world number seven is considering whether to quit the Davis Cup team after the Czech Republic won the competition twice in a row. He said on Monday that he hoped to help the Czechs to a tenth straight win in the competition and then would “see”.
Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych is seen during a press conference prior to the first round match of the Davis Cup Czech Republic vs. Netherlands in CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic, January 28, 2014
Berdych revealed he’d been struggling for fitness since returning from Melbourne. “On Wednesday, it was probably the worst day and I was feeling terrible. And really when I imagined that I need to go on court on Friday, not really nice things went through my mind. It was the toughest transition I had in the past.”