|Posted on December 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM|
Tomas Berdych: 'Without Fab Four, I would haven't played so well'
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Gatto Luigi TENNIS WORLD USA
Tennis - The world no. 10 faces the new season with high ambitions and different prospective: 'Be focused on the most important events'
The Czech approaches the 2017 season with high ambitions and with different goals than in the past. In an Interview to Sport360, the world no. 10 said he aims to get great results especially in the most important events: 'I think I’m trying to look for more focused targets, more pointed to slams, big events, 1000 series, stuff like that, than just to look for the whole season being great, or being good', Berdych said. 'I don’t have to have another year of playing all the year very consistent. At the end though, I know that if I’m going to be healthy I can make it still again. So that’s okay. But it’s just the way you have to point for some big things.'
If he was born in another era, he would have probably won more titles. But he doesn't have any regret and feels that the Fab Four pushed him to improve even more: 'Without the guys like Roger, Rafa all of them around I think my tennis would never be at the level it is right now. Probably I might be sitting here with one slam, or maybe not, there is always if. But the reality is that I think my tennis is at quite a high level because of those guys.'
Berdych will start the new season in Abu Dhabi, where on Thursday he will take on Rafael Nadal, then will play the first ATP tournament of the 2017 season in Doha, and then the Australian Open..