|Posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:20 AM|
Tomas arrived in Slovakia right after his Bastad semi-final defeat (l. to Robin Soderling). He is working hard with Czech tennis partner and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Tomas and Petra are accompanied by their respective coach. No sign of Lucie though.
Tomas Berdych and Petra Kvitova practiced pretty hard, intense, in tough conditions
Tomas’ coach Tomas Krupa and Petra Kvitova
ATP Staff - by James Buddell |18.07.2011
Since Wimbledon, some players will have undertaken more distance running and track work to build a solid physical base and core strength for the stretch ahead. For others, who have continued to competed on the ATP World Tour, the switch from clay or grass to hard courts can take a few days. But as World No. 8 Tomas Berdych admitted to ATPWorldTour.com, "I won't change my game dramatically.
"Hard courts suit my game quite well. I like to play aggressively from the baseline. It is good that the bounce is always the same. It isn't physically tough, but it is tricky to keep the body, your joints healthy during the US swing."
"It will be really hot during the swing. It is tough to prepare. You need more endurance on clay, but on hard I feel you need power. You have to focus on the beginning of rallies to put pressure on your opponent. It is tricky playing defence on hard, as everything is that much faster".
time to relax for a little photo of the whole group
"I am the King of the World"