PRAGUE - World number seven Tomas Berdych will lead holders the Czech Republic into their Davis Cup tie against the Netherlands later this month, captain Jaroslav Navratil announced on Tuesday. Berdych, 28, will be flanked by 44th-ranked Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely in the World Group, first round match-up in Ostrava, close to the Czech border with Poland, on January 31-February 2. "We hope to continue our recent run of results," said Navratil, whose team beat Spain in the 2012 final and then defeated Serbia to retain their crown in Belgrade late last year. "Berdych is in great form. He is serving brilliantly and is very strong from the baseline." Berdych himself is still envisaging the prospect of taking a rest from Davis Cup competition.–AFP