|Posted on September 13, 2011 at 3:55 PM|
The Czech Republic's Davis Cup team Lukas Rosol, Tomas Berdych, captain Jaroslav Navratil, Radek Stepanek and Jan Hajek (L-R) pose together ahead of their World Group play-off against Romania in Bucharest on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Tomas Berdych during a news conference ahead of the World Group play-off
against Romania in Bucharest, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.
In the Czech media | my translation
Tomas Berdych: "We went to Romania with the best team to win"
Czech Davis Cup star Tomas Berdych, ATP number 9 is not impressed by the fact that Romania will play without its best player Victor Hanescu this weekend.
"It's his decision and for us it does not matter at all. We are here with the strongest team, with this team we have already done good results in recent years. We can do it here. They have other players in their team who will give their best and try to beat us" said Tomas Berdych.
Berdych has only one complaint, the transition from hard surface to clay. "We have to play on clay after a long season on hard, the only thing that we do not like too much but in the end it’s the same for everyone. For me it does not matter, I will try to give everything to be ready." said the best Czech player.
The Czech Republic’s Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navratil came to Bucharest with the best team he could align: Tomas Berdych (No. 9 ATP) Radek Stepanek (No. 25 ATP), Lukas Rosol (No. 65 ATP) and Jan Hajek (No. 152 ATP).
Tomas Berdych who was forced to withdraw at the US Open due to a shoulder injury added that he is back and able to play. "I have no physical problem, otherwise I would not be here now. My body reacts very well and am ready for the competition”
First press-conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Bucharest