Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site since 2004

BLOG

2014 DAVIS CUP Semi-Final Czech Republic vs France - The Draw Ceremony in Paris *19 Photos*

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
France vs. Czech Republic (Outdoor Clay):

 


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga headlines the home team bidding for France's first berth in a Davis Cup final since 2010, when the team finished runner-up to Serbia. The fifth seeds face the two-time defending champion, Czech Republic, led by World No. 6 Tomas Berdych. The top seeds routed the Japanese host team 5-0 in the quarter-finals while without their top-ranked player, Berdych, but propelled by Lukas Rosol's three victories (including doubles w/Stepanek). The two countries enter this weekend's tie splitting their previous 14 matches. The past four encounters have finished with a 3-2 scoreline, most recently in favour of France in the 2009 first round. The tie takes place in Roland Garros.


Team France: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau


Team Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych, Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek, Jiri Vesely

 





 
 
 
 
 

 
Tomas Berdych answers questions from the press


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Tomas Berdych tired after US Open but in good mood to play the Davis Cup
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navratil, Tomas Berdych, Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek and Jiri Vesely


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Tomas Berdych, Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navratil, Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Jo Wilfried Tsonga shakes hands with Tomas Berdych after the draw
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navratil, Tomas Berdych, Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek and Jiri Vesely, from left to right, pose for the photographers after the drawing for the tennis Davis Cup World Group semifinal matches between Czech Republic and France, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Julien Benneteau, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clement, from left to right, pose for the photographers after the drawing for the tennis Davis Cup World Group semifinal matches between Czech Republic and France, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 

Categories: None