Tennis

Czechs to miss Berdych against France

2016-07-05 18:13
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Tomas Berdych (Getty Images)

Prague - World number nine Tomas Berdych will skip the Czech Republic's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against France, after captain Jaroslav Navratil announced his team on Tuesday.

"Jaroslav Navratil's selection for France: Jiri Vesely, Lukas Rosol, Adam Pavlasek and Radek Stepanek," the Czech Davis Cup team wrote on Facebook.

French captain Yannick Noah has called up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Gilles Simon, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert for the tie scheduled for July 15-17 in the eastern Czech town of Trinec.

The 30-year-old Berdych beat Czech teammate Vesely at Wimbledon on Tuesday to make it to the quarter-finals, where he will play France's Pouille.

Vesely, the world number 64, is the highest-ranked Czech player for the tie.

Rosol is ranked 73rd, Pavlasek 117th and veteran Stepanek 121st for singles and 31st for doubles.

Led by Berdych and Stepanek, the Czech Republic won the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013.

The team beat Germany 3-2 in the first round this year while France, who last won the trophy in 2001, saw off Canada 5-0.

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