OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC: Tomas Berdych is looking to keep the momentum going that he built in Australia and winning last week in Montpelier into the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie against Italy.
Berdych was happy to concede that his team were favourites for the tie but warned against complacency especially in the wake of last years upset when Kazakhstan progressed at the Czech’s expense. Captain Jaroslav Navratil explained that he was pleased with the team’s preparations ahead of the clash and was especially delighted with the form of his top two players.
Captain Jaoslav Navratil (CZE)
Captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA)