New Delhi: Czech Republic's No 1 player Jiri Vesley on Friday said that he felt exhausted after just four games and simply failed to sustain himself against the lower-ranked Indian Somdev Devvarman in his Davis Cup World Group play-off tie here. Somdev, ranked 164, stunned World No 40 Vesley 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-3.
"It was not normal for me to feel so exhausted after just 3-4 games. I am having some niggles. I think I failed to cope with the conditions here," said Vesley.
Vesley admitted that Somdev pushed him and it was not easy. "I was not feeling good and it was not easy for me. Somdev played very well. He was pushing me to do more and run around. I could not cope well. Today was not my day. I was not practicing.
But I don't want to give any excuse. I wasn't physically doing well. I took the responsibility as the number one player in the team. I was mentally ready also. So it is disappointing for me," said Vesley adding that he would be speaking to the doctor and physio of the team and try to "find a solution" before tomorrow's match.