End of career - Tomas Berdych hangs up the racket
At the age of 34, Tomas Berdych ends his active career as a professional tennis player. The Czech is considered to be one of the best players who has never won a Grand Slam title in their career.
by Nikolaus Fink
last edit: Nov 13, 2019, 02:25 pm
After Dominika Cibulkova in the women's side, Tomas Berdych and a long-time top ten player have now hung up the racket on the men's side. The 34-year-old Czech announced on Wednesday that Berdych will reveal more details about his retirement on Saturday in London.
"If you want to surprise yourself, you have to avoid the media." There have been a few mistakes. "Actually, it was planned as a small surprise on Saturday, but that suits it," Berdych said in a video message ,
Lately, the Czechs have been suffering more and more hip problems. Because of this, he had already announced in Wimbledon that this "could be my last Wimbledon". After the tournament in southwestern London Berdych was still in Winstom-Salem and at the US Open at the start, in total, the 34-year-old but only one more win a win. His last match lost the 1.96 -meter man in New York against Jenson Brooksby.
The former world ranked fourth won 13 titles in his career and reached the final in Wimbledon 2010. In addition, he crowned himself with the Czech team in 2012 and 2013 to the winner of the Davis Cup. However, Berdych was denied a Grand Slam title - so the right-hander will probably go down in history as one of the best players who could never win a major.