Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site since 2004
2015 Dubai - Quarterfinal
DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
T. BERDYCH/S. Stakhovsky
6‑3, 4‑6, 6‑2
Q. Pity it had to go to
three, wasn't it? TOMAS BERDYCH: Oh,
well, not at all. I think especially in the second set, end of
the second set, he come up with some great shots, you know, through his
games. Then also for the break. But that's how it is.
You know, you have to know how to deal with those situations.
Again, it's very good that I handled the third set how I did, two
breaks. Always positive with a guy like that when he doesn't give
you much chances. So I'm quite happy and
positive about the game today.
Q. Are you happy with your
game overall, three sets a couple of times? TOMAS BERDYCH: Oh,
yeah. No matter what it takes. It's easy to win in two
sets, under an hour, but if you have matches like that, it's much more
appreciated. So, you know, whatever it takes, I'm ready for it
mentally, physically. I think those kind of matches
like today, yesterday, they gonna count in the end.
Q. Probably Novak next? TOMAS BERDYCH: Oh,
Q. One would think. TOMAS BERDYCH: Well,
there is not much to say. You know, I played him many
times. You know, I think it's definitely the guy on a roll right
now. You know, it's not much else to that. But for me, it's gonna be the
same, you know. I just need to come up on the court, try to bring
a better game, try to improve myself, have to have a plan which we
gonna try to set up before the match. I think those kind of matches
in the beginning of the year are very important. Then, you know,
this is not probably the case that you're gonna beat him every time
that you go on court, but it's really good to test yourself, to play
with him, and have a good match and try to find a way what are the
things what can be working on in the future.
Q. When you go out on
court, having known that something that really wasn't anticipated
happened right before you with Andy losing and Borna having a big win,
does that give you pause? Do you think about it? Is that in
your mind? TOMAS BERDYCH:
No. I think I get quite used to it let's say with the matches
with Rafa. I was able to have done that in Melbourne. So it's not really about how
many matches are in a row, but it's just about the way you have to come
up very well prepared, you know, have the clear idea of the plan, what
to do, how to do it, and then try to execute on the court. That's
it. Try your best. Fight hard till the last point.
That's all what you can do on the court.
Q. Do you get a chance to
watch other people's matches? Did you see Andy's match, for
instance? TOMAS BERDYCH: Well,
today I have seen a bit of it because I was playing after and there was
no "not before." So it's always good to check out what's going
on, to be prepared, which is, yeah, one of the sides of tennis that you
have to keep sitting and watching the opponents. But, yeah, I saw a few.