In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic come close to a famous result in Ostrava at the Floorball World Championships, eventually succumbing to the near-invincible Swedes; despite something of a fall in the world rankings, Tomáš Berdych gets the Golden Canary award for Czech tennis player of the year; and a motor rally in Prague ends in tragedy.
Close but no famous result against Swedes at Floorball World Championships
“We played great at the back, and we scored a few goals. It’s a pity about the beginning of the final period, when we conceded two quick goals in a minute and a half. Otherwise I think we had it in us to win, or at least to draw. There’s a great crowd here in Ostrava and I think the spectators deserved to see us win.”
The Czech Republic’s next game at the Floorball World Championships is against Latvia on Tuesday evening.
Berdych again named tennis player of year despite average season
“I’m glad of the award. Of course I’d prefer if my results on the court had been a bit better. But it’s a long season and things go up and down. I was out for a relatively long time with injuries…This award is for the whole season, and really there is only room for improvement.”
By the way, Tomáš Berdych says he’s hoping to beat the Golden Canary record held by Jiří Novák; Novák took the award six times.