Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol has been nominated as part of the Czech Davis Cup team for the 21st time as the Czechs take on Slovakia in Bratislava this week on March 6 & 7. Speaking to Tenisovysvet, the 34 year old Rosol says, “The court is moderately fast, and in the next few days that will gradually fade away, so it will be faster.
We are satisfied with the surface, during the two-hour training. I thank the captain and the whole team for having once again been given the opportunity to represent and help the Czech team to win the point." Rosol says he is familiar with the Slovak team as they have practiced several times at tournaments and knows what to expect from them.
Speaking about his Davis Cup debut, Rosol says, "The first time I was in the team as the fifth player in Prague against Switzerland. I was the third player in the team for the first time in Romania. Obviously, over the years I have gained some experience, which is my advantage.
On the other hand, my body is no longer regenerating. It suits me that the Davis Cup is now played on two winning sets, so I have more power left. Every day I have to rehab for an hour to an hour and a half according to the intensity of the training.
Furthermore, I try to play smarter to save power in training and wrestling. At my age, the most important thing is not to hurt yourself. Speaking about his plans for the season, Rosol says, "Now, around the Davis Cup, I spend time preparing for the clay season.
This year I would like to play twenty to twenty-five tournaments in normal health conditions and try to get close to the Top 100 in the rankings."