After a four-set loss Tuesday night to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 61, 46, 61, 64 in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Tomas Berdych declared Novak Djokovic to be the fittest player on the Tour. Djokovic had just won an epic 5:02 battle with Stan Wawrinka on Sunday but showed no real signs of fatigue or physical distress against the Czech.
“I would say for Stan we would probably see it would affect him,” Berdych said. “But definitely not for Novak. I mean, he’s probably the fittest guy on tour right now.
“I seen him play really much better. But it’s not nothing that I’m saying something against him. I mean, it’s just all the credit that he was able to get from that. He just show how fit he is.”
Berdych appeared to have some momentum winning the first set but the former Wimbledon finalist fell in the quarterfinals stage of the tournament for the third straight year.
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