Martin Klizan shared his feelings in an interview heading into the Davis Cup tie in Slovakia against Switzerland. "I am excited. It will be funny, we will try to win. We have a big motivation to reach the Davis Cup qualifying draw again and fight for the Davis Cup finals in Madrid next year," said Klizan.
Asked if he is happy or disappointed that Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer will not play, Klizan replied: "It's good because we have more chances to win." Klizan does not agree with the tie taking place on clay: "I was for hard.
Because we are playing hard-court tournaments. Now we have to be back to clay. I am already 30 years old and I have to protect my body, so these changes are not easy. I was for hard, but the majority wanted to pick clay and I respected it."
Klizan also hinted at an upcoming retirement: "I do not know what will happen next year. I may not play tennis anymore. This is probably one of my last Davis Cup matches. We will see what happens in the future. I did not play well lately.
We will see how it goes." Klizan is the world No. 90. He lost 18 matches out of 28 played this year, including the most recent one in the US Open first round against the 2014 winner Marin Cilic. He last won a match against Daniel Almaier at the Hamburg Open in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.