Photo: Czech Republic ace Tomas Berdych relishing Davis Cup semi-final

Photo: World No7 Tomas Berdych is "excited" about Czech Republic's Davis Cup semi-final against France

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Czech Republic No1 Tomas Berdych Photo: Tomas Berdych/Twitter

Tomas Berdych is relishing the Czech Republic’s Davis Cup semi-final clash with France this week.

The world number seven arrived in Paris ahead of Davis Cup tie after losing to US Open finalist Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows last week.

The Czech Republic are bidding to win a third successive Davis Cup title, and 28-year-old Berdych is joined by Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek and Jiri Vesely.

Earlier this month, Czech Republic captain Jaroslav Navratil expressed his delight to have his top-ranked player Berdych available for the Davis Cup tie.

“I’m very happy that Tomas Berdych, our number one, is playing this match,” said Navratil.

“With him, we’ve got a chance of winning.

“The French team makes me scared, I have to admit it.”

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