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Berdych to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal at Chile

PRAGUE (AP) — Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic has ruled himself out of the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Chile due to an abdominal muscle injury.

Berdych says, "If I have a problem, it's this muscle."

Berdych was talking to Czech public radio Sunday just hours after losing the Wimbledon final to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

"The windy conditions contributed to it," Berdych said.

On Facebook, the Czech team says Berdych will take a three-week rest after his first Grand Slam final.

The Czech Republic's No. 2, Radek Stepanek, was ruled out of the July 9-11 Davis Cup tie in Coquimbo on clay with a left knee injury.