|Posted on August 20, 2011 at 5:15 AM|
Tomas serves against Roger Federer during their QF match on Friday
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati - Berdych To Withdraw From Semis?
Tomas Berdych might give Novak Djokovic a free ride into the finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Rumors are swirling that the Czech is suffering from a pretty bad shoulder injury, and that he will withdraw from the event before even taking to the court on Saturday.
Berdych was in visible pain against Roger Federer on Friday, crying out in distress during almost every rally and often nursing his shoulder, which he had treatment on at one point.
There has been no official announcement about Berdych's intentions, so we'll just have to wait and see.
Tomas called for the trainer twice during the match against Federer
da shoulder!... ooch, it hurts! *hug*
José Félix... Action Please. Precious Tomas needs you. Thank you.
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Tomas talks to a trainer during his quarter-final match against Roger Federer
About Tomas' shoulder injury...
by Ben Rothenberg |19 August 2011
After his quarterfinal, I had asked Tomas Berdych if he planned on continuing on in this tournament despite the injury, with the start of the US Open less than two weeks away.
Question: You said your first concern is to be 100% healthy for tomorrow. With the US Open coming up, if you're not at 100% do you plan on pulling out?
Tomas Berdych: This is too early to be deciding this. I have a lot of time to work on the shoulder, to relax, have a good sleep. Tomorrow I still have time to go warm up and see how it is and still decide. Definitely now I'm not going to be saying anything what's going to come up.
My priority is to get healthy and play because it's a good chance. I am in the semis, and that's where I want to be, and playing well. So I want to take this advantage and we will see.