Excerpt from a chat in Czech with Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navratil on July 15, 2009 (translation)
Asked about early loss of Tomas in Stuttgart, he replied :
"Tomas failed in the first round of Stuttgart, because it's the result of huge physical and mental exhaustion after Davis Cup and he had no time for making the switch from Taraflex in Ostrava - a very fast surface- to clay in Stuttgart. Plus, he had to travel by car to Stuttgart on Monday and he played on Tuesday. It's easy to understand... Tomas was tired, so, no big surprise."