Tomas Berdych announces retirement from tennis

Tanya Simon
November 19, 2019

The former No. 4 in the world and Wimbledon runner-up, Tomas Berdych, has announced his retirement from tennis. Berdych had competed in his final professional match at this year's US Open."The feeling I went through in my last official match was one that told me I tried absolutely everything, but the end result is how it is".

Berdych reached the semifinals in the four Grand Slams and advanced to the last four ATP finals in 2011, his best performance in the season finale tournament. "I was always chasing the top results and being in the top positions, and then you are nearly really fighting for the first match to win, really like badly, fighting with yourself".

That's true. But right now, I will make you happy maybe. "Maybe unusual, but I would say the Wimbledon", said Berdych referring to his run in 2010 when he defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and lost to Rafael Nadal in the championship clash.

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"I always look at situations very realistically. Even the final that I lost, it was very, very special moment". "That's why I'm preparing every day", Berdych said after his semi-final win over Djokovic.

He received his most important title at the Paris Masters - a Masters 1000 occasion - in 2005, but experienced not received a event considering the fact that victory at the Shenzhen Open up in 2016.

He was also part of the Czech team that won the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013.

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