The Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych ruled himself out of the Czech Republic’s Davis Cup quarterfinal against Chile from July 9 to 11 because of an abdominal muscle injury. The Czech team said Berdych would take a three-week rest after his first Grand Slam final.
The Czech Republic’s No. 2, Radek Stepanek, was also ruled out of the match in Chile because of a left knee injury. The Czechs said Ivo Minar, ranked 255th, would replace Berdych to join No. 90 Jan Hajek in the singles. Berdych and Stepanek helped the Czechs reach last year’s final against Spain.