Berdych pulls out of Davis Cup quarterfinals

by: Matt Cronin | March 29, 2013

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Tomas Berdych has pulled out of the Czech Republic's Davis Cup quarterfinal next week against  Kazakhstan with a shoulder injury.

Berdych, who fell to Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami quarterfinals last night, said on Facebook that: "Last night's match was the last straw for me. I woke up this morning and my shoulder hurt so much that it was clear I would not be able to play in Kazakhstan."

However, in his post-match press conference Berdych said that he is burnt out.

“Too much of tennis for me in the last seven weeks actually, and my tank is empty completely,” Berdych told reporters. “[Davis Cup] is the thing that I really need to think about it, because really now I feel like the end of the season but we are basically at the beginning.

The Czechs are the defending Davis Cup champions. Its team will now consist of Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol, Jan Hajek and Ivo Minar.

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