|Posted on March 7, 2016 at 3:35 AM|
Tomas Berdych returns after an injury break during the match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the tennis Davis Cup World Group first round match Germany vs Czech republic in Hannover, Germany, Sunday March 6, 2016. Tomas Berdych retired due to a right thigh injury with the German leading 6-3, 7-5.
Is Tomas Berdych in doubt for Indian Wells?
The Czech is undergoing medical examination in Prague to check the seriousness of his leg injury
by Gatto Luigi TENNIS WORLD USA
Tomas Berdych could be in doubt for the first Masters 1000 of the season. The world no. 7, who retired in his Davis Cup reverse singles rubber against Philipp Kohlschreiber due to a right leg injury, while he was trailing by two sets, is currently spending the last few hours before the start of Indian Wells in Prague, where he is undergoing tests to see the seriousness of his injury.
'I will try to do my best to heal. I’m flying to Prague, I will undergo different examinations and depending on that I will decide on the next program,' Berdych had said after the Davis Cup encounter against Philipp Kohlschreiber. 'Dr Pavel Kolar said that it is not so terrible, and it could be a matter of a few days of active therapy. But again, it’s just his opinion, I must have an examination done. Then we will be more the wiser,' he had specified.
Last year, in California, Berdych reached the quarter-finals losing to Roger Federer. He got his best result in the tournament in 2013 when he was beaten by Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals. Nadal had gone on to win the title that year.