T. BERDYCH/K. Anderson 6‑4, 3‑6, 6‑7, 6‑4, 6‑4






Q.  You beat Anderson twice this year before this match in straight sets.



Q.  Three times?  Sorry.  Did you expect to have such a tough match today?

TOMAS BERDYCH:  Yes, of course, I did, because I played to him even in Australia, even in Madrid, then, as I said, in Madrid I played him in the first round, and he was the toughest opponent until I get to the semis.

So it really mean something.  Even today, you know, I was expecting really, really tough one, because, you know, he’s coming up.  He’s playing well.  It was really, really close game today.


Q.  Del Potro has to play now with Cilic.  We can imagine that maybe Del Potro beats Cilic, and I want to know your opinion about a match against Juan Martin.  You had a close match against him in Madrid.  What’s your expectation in the next match if you play against Juan Martin?

TOMAS BERDYCH:  Yes, I had a very close match against him in Madrid, but, as you said, he still needs to go play a really tough one with Cilic.  I don’t want to go anything before, and let’s see how they gonna play.


Q.  This is a question from fans.  When you’re playing ‑‑ if you play Andy Murray, are you jealous to see Ivan Lendl in his player box?

TOMAS BERDYCH:  Definitely not.  I mean, I have no reason to be.  I would say that maybe even the other side, you know, that, you know, it’s even bigger challenge that I can see him on the other side, and it’s probably maybe not only kind of fight with Andy on court, but, you know, it’s something ‑‑ well, it’s maybe just a small thing.  No, I mean, definitely not jealous.

Actually, it was nice to, you know, have a good match with him in Monte‑Carlo and I was the one who won.  Yeah.


Q.  Would you like to see him in your player box maybe one day?

TOMAS BERDYCH:  Well, of course.  I mean, it would be an honor, but this is something about, you know, a bit more talking, you know.  So not only just to say if I want him or not.  But, you know, definitely for the things around makes the way, and we can be together, then of course, it could be nice.