Tomas Berdych lost to Rafael Nadal 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) but he is still satisfied with how his Australian Open campaign went. It was his first Grand Slam since the French Open and Berdych defeated three good players like Diego Schwartzman, Robin Haase and Kyle Edmund.
Analyzing his loss to Nadal, Berdych said he should have started his match better: 'I am happy that after two sets I managed to get back into the match. This is how I should have performed from the beginning. During the whole run that was the only bad things, unfortunately it came now but I cannot do anything about it', the former world No.
4 said. 'From the beginning of the third set, my game seemed to be there. I had no physical issue, the goal was to take a set and then it could have been interesting. He is a great fighter and makes a lot of effort. Unfortunately I did not take advantage of it.'
'I am doing well physically. I do not have to deal with an injury. I am looking forward to relax. I can play, I can just think about tennis. I am committed to Montpellier where I should manage to enter in a direct way otherwise I can take a wild card.
The season is very long.' 'Initially, I thought that if I had to skip a part of the season, it would have been clay. But as soon as changes could be seen and things could start evolving, starting from my movement, now I think that I can be doing well on clay too.
So I am not planning to leave the Tour from Miami to Wimbledon.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title