The finalist of the Doha tournament, Czech Tomas Berdych, refused to participate in competitions in Auckland, which will start on Monday, January 7th. The reason was the fatigue of an athlete, who went far in the previous tournament. “Unfortunately, this happens. Also Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from the competition in Hobart, because it was a long way off in Auckland. This is very unpleasant for fans and me personally, but I respect the decision of Tomash, who does not want to play just one match and lose, just because he is not ready. Hopefully, he will remember us and come to Auckland next year, ”said Carl Badge Tennis World USA, tournament director in Auckland.