Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych, who was a losing Wimbledon semi-finalist the past weekend, is hoping to make a big impression at the Rio Olympic Games later this month.
In an interview with the ITF website, the 30-year-old Czech player said he was looking forward to participating in his fourth Olympics.
“I’m going to be only 30…I think it’s a good combination of the fourth Olympics and really not being that old," said Berdych.
"Really I’m just looking forward to that and I think it’s just the right time to do some good result.
"With the experience of Brazil and the last World Cup, I think it’s going to be very, I would say, loud. I would say the spectators are really like a real sports fan and they really like to enjoy the time and so it’s going to be quite interesting.”
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) July 8, 2016
The world number eight added that he was very proud to be representing his country at Rio and felt it was a very special thing to do.
"I always love to play for my country. When you get a chance to play as an individual for your country I think it’s very special we all year are kind of competing just for ourselves and our teams, but this is a bit different a bit special so I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere of the Olympic Games."
At the 2004 Games, Berdych reached the quarter-finals, in Beijing at the 2008 Games he lost in the third round and last time out in 2012 in London lost in the first round.