|Posted on June 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM|
Tomas Berdych in action during his match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut day four of The Boodles Tennis Event at Stoke Park on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Stoke Poges, England. Stoke Park is located only 35 minutes from central London. Bautista-Agut won 6-3, 6-3.
ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT d. TOMAS BERDYCH 6-3 6-3
Spaniard Bautista Agut made short work of 33 year-old Berdych with a straight sets win and feels his game is well suited to the faster surfaces.
“I really enjoyed coming here and I think today I felt better on the court and I’m happy to have played two good matches and am getting ready for Wimbledon. I feel good [on grass courts] I think my flat serve suits the grass, everything is coming lower so I always enjoy going to Wimbledon and playing on those courts.”
The Wimbledon draw has produced a repeat match for the Spaniard but he feels confident in his form going into the fortnight.
“I didn’t look any further than the first round, I know I play Peter Gojowczyk who is a tough opponent from Germany. We played each other in the third round of Wimbledon a few years ago, but I feel ready and we’ll see how it is.”
Despite the defeat Berdych is happy to be back on court and competing after injury and is excited to be heading back to SW19 after missing the event last year.
“I'm really glad to be here, it’s a beautiful place and playing two matches right before the Championships is always very helpful to me. I'm feeling well. It's been a tough, tough ride so far, but it’s [injury] a new experience for me so I'm just trying to learn that, as well, after those many years.
“To be honest, really, I'm just seeing Wimbledon right there, because last year I was not able to play Wimbledon which was a very sad moment for me. You know, this year it's right around the corner, so I just want to do all the best I possibly can and just play the game that I love the most, and let's see what's going to happen after and how the schedule is going to look.”