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2015 Wimbledon Round 4
Berdych suffers through embarrassing press conference fail at Wimbledon
- Tomas Berdych was bemused when a reporter at Wimbledon asked him
about his form heading into the next round when he had just lost an
July 6, 2015
6‑3, 6‑3, 6‑2
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
How do you feel after that match? Do you feel in good shape going
into the quarterfinals?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Sorry? Excuse me?
Do you feel your form is good going into the quarterfinals?
THE MODERATOR: He lost. He's obviously got a lot of matches.
TOMAS BERDYCH: Does he know right, or is he trying to make fun of
No. Sorry, sorry.
THE MODERATOR: No.
You have played Simon before and you have beaten him before. Was
that the best he's ever played against you?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I wouldn't judge it that specifically,
because I think it's too short after the match. And definitely it
was not my day, not the day that I would like to be on the court and
perform on the court like that.
So I don't want to really underestimate, you know, his performance,
which I think was very good, very high level. Especially the way
I played, I was not competitive enough for today, but, you know, that's
how it is and just need to take it, and keep moving forward.
Was there a particular area today that you felt that you struggled with
and that you want to go away and work on, or was it just a general game
TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I mean, in the end it became kind of
general, but, I mean, definitely he was very well observing the pace of
the balls. Then, you know, being very solid from all of the shots
and being very sharp.
Yeah, I mean, he just put up a very solid game. If you want to
beat him, you have to be really on top of it, and playing really well,
but it was not the case for me today.
Obviously you got to the final here a few years ago. Do you feel
a better player now than you were then?
TOMAS BERDYCH: You see, I think this just our sport can prove it
many times that you can feel as a better player but the results are
something different. So it's really hard to judge that, you know.
I'm pretty sure that I'm a better player than I was back then, but, you
know, the results are different or the result on this tournament is
So it's really, I would say, thin ice to judge this.
Obviously the British players here come under so much pressure from
everybody in Britain. What's your relationship with the Czech
Republic like? Is there so much pressure on you that it affects
you negatively, or is the support something that's really helped?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, it's a very big difference if you have the
tournament like this in your home country and then you perform in this
place, but, you know, of course I feeling support from the home crowd
and the people in Czech Republic, but it's really difficult to be
comparing this with being British playing here.
So, no, I don't really see any situation that I might, you know, like
see it a bit similar like this. So for me, it's hard to