Czech Dr Pavel Kolar, a specialist in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
Prague | Monday, March 7, 2016
Dr Pavel Kolar: "Fortunately, this is not a tear or a more important muscle damage, so Tomas Berdych should normally continue training and play next tournaments"
Injury story . As it Happened:
A day after Berdych partnered Radek Stepanek in doubles for his 50th career Davis Cup win, the Czech No. 1 tried to close the show against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Berdych strained his right hamstring lunging for a passing shot in the opening reverse singles and could not continue. Kohlschreiber, who took the court with a 1-8 lifetime record vs. the world No. 7, held a 6-3, 7-5 lead when Berdych retired after one hour, 41 minutes of play.
"It happened very early, I think it was the second or third game when I ran for a drop shot and then stretched for the passing shot and I felt pain in my right hamstring," Berdych said afterward. "The treatment helped for a while, but basically that was it. I knew it wasn't getting better and I couldn't play on the level that I wanted to. There was no chance I could finish the match."