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No. 6-ranked Czech Tomas Berdych is preparing for the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 5:47 AM





Tomas Berdych during a practice session in Melbourne on January 16, 2011, ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Berdych is the 6th seed in the Australian Open which starts on January 17.




Excerpt from an interview given by Tomas Berdych to Czech media MF DNES


(my translation)


It's a good thing that I am ranked 6th in the world when I need to train...


Bad weather affects the tennis players who are preparing for the first Grand Slam of the 2011 season in Melbourne. "Because of heavy rain we couldn't play one minute last Thursday in Kooyong" says Tomas.


Well, it helps me a lot that I am sixth in the world when I ask organizers a court for practice. There are eight indoor courts, and when I want to train an hour or two a day, no problem they let me go".


These days the weather in Melbourne was not very good but not as bad as Brisbane. For the other players the situation is much worse in their preparation for the Australian Open, so I can not complain.

 





 

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic serves during a practice session in Melbourne on January 16, 2011, ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Berdych is the fourth seed in The Australian Open which starts on January 17,and is the first Grand Slam of the 2011 season.








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