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- Pronounced: TOH-mas ber-DICHT
- Age: 27 (17.09.1985)
- Birthplace: Valasske Mezirici, Czech
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
- Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Tomas Krupa
- Website: http://tomasberdych.cz
As of 20.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age five...Father, Martin, was a train engineer, mother, Hana, is a doctor...Began playing at tennis center in hometown of Valasske Mezirici, a town of just 30,000 and soon became a top junior...Won Czech Republic 12-under junior title and moved to city of Prostejov where there were more practice partners and better coaching...Commuted home often to keep his ties to his old school...Won 14-under nationals and at 16, he won the prestigious 18-under national title in the city of Parovbice, which boasts Ivan Lendl as a former champion.
Big fan of ice hockey and follows Detroit Red Wings...Has met many of Czech players from NHL and 1998 Olympic gold medal team, including Martin Straka, Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek, since all of them are big tennis fans and have on several occasions come to Prostejov to play...Favourite surface is hard court and his strengths are forehand and serve...Fitness trainer is José Félix González Castilla.
2012 -- First Czech with 3 straight Top 10 seasons since Lendl had 13 in a row (1980-92). 1st time won 2 titles in a season...Won indoor titles in Montpellier (d. Monfils) and Stockholm (d. Tsonga) with finals at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Federer) and Winston-Salem (l. to Isner, held 3 MPs)...1st Czech to win 60 or more matches since Korda (61) in 1992...Reached QF or better 14 times, and did so 5 times in ATP
Masters 1000 play with 19-9 record in those events...Led Czech Republic to 1st Davis Cup title since 1980,
putting together records of 6-1 in singles and 4-0 in doubles (w/Stepanek). Defeated Spain 3-2 in Prague in final...Reached SF at US Open (d. No. 1 Federer in QF, l. to Murray) and QF at Australian Open (l. to Nadal)...Finished No. 3 in break pts. saved (71%), No. 6 in service games won (87%) and No. 7 in aces (649, 8.4 avg.)...Compiled records of 41-15 on hard courts (18-5 indoor), 19-5 on clay and 1-3 on grass. Went 7-14 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2011 -- The 1st player from Czech Republic to finish in Top 10 back-to-back years since Petr Korda in 1991-92...Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and reached SF (l. to Federer)...Compiled a personal-best 53 match wins and captured his 6th career ATP World Tour title in Beijing (d. Cilic), his 1st since May '09 in Munich...Overall reached QF or better in 16 of 23 tournaments, including 7 SF…19-9 in ATP Masters 1000 events with SF in Cincinnati and Paris and 4 QF...Struggled with shoulder injury in summer (retired in Cincinnati and US Open)...Compiled a 6-9 mark vs. Top 10 opponents, 37-15 on hard, 10-6 on clay and 6-2 on grass…Went 16-7 in TBs…Earned a career-high $2,576,813...
2010 -- The top Czech had first Top 10 season…Debuted at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (1-2 in round robin)…First Czech Top 10 finish since Jiri Novak (No. 7 in ‘02) and first to finish No. 6 without title since Tim Henman in ‘04…Only Top 10 player to not win ‘10 title…Finalist at Miami* and Wimbledon, his first in a Grand Slam…Advanced to six QFs, including Indian Wells* (l. to Nadal) and Toronto* (l. to Federer)…Beat No. 1 Federer (saved 1 M.P.), No. 12 Verdasco and No. 7 Soderling to reach Miami* final (l. to No. 8 Roddick)…Reached first Grand Slam SF at Roland Garros (d. No. 4 Murray in 4th Rd.), losing in five to Soderling…At Wimbledon defeated six-time champion Federer (QF) and No. 3 Djokovic (SF) before falling to Nadal in final…First Czech in Wimbledon final since Lendl in ‘87…Jumped from 13 to No. 8 on July 5…Played most tournaments among Top 10 (24)…Went 25-21 on hard, 14-4 on clay and 6-1 on grass and 6-10 vs. Top 10…Earned a career-high $2,509,122.
2009 -- The No. 2 Czech Republic native (behind No. 12 Stepanek) finished in Top 20 for fourth straight year and helped lead his country to its first Davis Cup final (l. to Spain 5-0) since 1980…Went 3-2 in singles matches…In May captured his fifth career ATP World Tour title in Munich (d. Youzhny)…Began season with 4th RD at Australian Open where he lost to No. 2 Federer in five sets after holding a two-set lead…Reached 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Roddick) and his best results rest of season were QF efforts in Washington, Cincinnati*, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo…Went 1-9 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 8 Simon in 1st RD Davis Cup tie…Compiled marks of 22-17 on hard, 9-7 on clay and 4-2 on grass.
2008 -- Finished as top Czech Republic player and in Top 20 for third straight year...Captured his fourth career ATP title and reached another final...After an 18-13 record through June, finished with a 17-9 mark from July-on...Began with 4th RD at Australian Open (l. to Federer) and in April, reached 4th RD at AMS Miami (l. to Nadal)...In Davis Cup QF tie vs. Russia, sprained right ankle in fifth set vs. Davydenko...In July, reached final in Bastad (l. to Robredo)...After an opening round loss at US Open (l. to Querrey), reached SF in Bangkok (l. to Djokovic) and followed with first Asian title in Tokyo (d. No. 8 Roddick in SF, del Potro in F)...Closed with 3-3 indoor mark....Went 2-7 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled records of 25-14 on hard and 6-6 on clay.
2007 -- Top Czech Republic player captured his third ATP title, first on grass in Halle (d. Baghdatis) and advanced to his first Grand Slam QF at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal) while posting a 46-24 record...On clay, reached SF at AMS Monte Carlo, Munich and QF at AMS Rome (l. to Volandri)...Won three of four matches at ATP World Team Chp. in Dusseldorf to lead his country to final (l. to Argentina)...On grass, won title in Halle (d. Baghdatis) and followed with QF at Wimbledon...Closed season with back-to-back SFs in Bangkok and Tokyo and QF in Basel...Helped his country to 3-2 Davis Cup win over Switzerland to qualify for '08 World Group...Surpassed $1 million for second straigth year by earning a career-high $1,126,070.
2006 -- Finished as No. 1 Czech for first time and reached finals in Halle (l. to Federer) and Mumbai (l. to Tursunov)...Went 10-4 in Grand Slam play with 4th RD at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open...At AMS events, reached SF in Madrid (d. No. 6 Roddick, No. 2 Nadal; l. to Gonzalez) and QF at Toronto (d. No. 2 Nadal, l. to Gasquet) and Paris...Broke into Top 10 for first time on Oct. 23...Went 5-8 vs. Top 10 opponents...Surpassed $1 million in a season for first time...
2005 -- Claimed his first AMS title in Paris where he defeated five consecutive seeds/Top 20 opponents, including No. 7 Coria, Ferrero, Gaudio, Stepanek and No. 10 Ljubicic in five sets...Runner-up in Bsstad (l. to Nadal)...
2004 -- Won his first ATP title in Palermo (d. Volandri) while finishing in Top 50 for first time...Also won three Challengers...Reached QF at Athens Olympics (d. No. 1 Federer, l. to Dent) and 4th RD at US Open (l. to Haas)...
2003 -- Gained over 200 ranking spots with two Challenger titles...Made Grand Slam debut at US Open as qualifier and lost in 2nd RD (l. to Chela)...
2002 -- Ranking improved over 800 positions...Won two Futures titles...
Reached Australian Open QFs for third straight year, losing to eventual champion Djokovic in four sets…Also lost to Djokovic in same round in 2011…
Helped Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R, winning three points…Partnering Rosol in doubles rubber, the duo overcame Chiudinelli/Wawrinka 24-22 in fifth set, match lasted 7 hours, 1 minute and is the longest Davis Cup match on record (in terms of duration). The previous longest was the fifth rubber of the 1982 World Group QF between McEnroe (USA) and Wilander (SWE), which lasted 6 hours, 22 minutes…Subsequently pulled out of Montpellier on 4 February, with a wrist injury...
On 24 February, in Marseille final, failed to convert 1 M.P. at 6-5 in 2nd set TB versus Tsonga, who won 64 in 3rd set…Was just the second Czech to reach the Marseille final since Vacek in 1995…Dropped to 8-9 in finals…On 1 March, in Dubai SFs, saved 3 M.P versus Federer in 64 3rd set win to become the first Czech to reach the final since Novak in 2003…Lost to Djokovic in 2-set final…
Fell in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells SFs (l. to Nadal), dropping to 3-8 lifetime in tournament-level SFs…On 25 March, saved two match points versus Falla in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 3R; fell in QFs (l. to Gasquet)…Fell to Fognini in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo 3R…
On 23 April in Barcelona 1R, saved one M.P. at 4-5 in second set in 6-4 third set win over Davydenko…Improved to 12-13 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 QFs after snapping a two-match losing streak versus Murray in Madrid; fell to Wawrinka in SFs…
On 17 May, recorded his first win in three years over Djokovic at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome QFs; recovered from 26 25 to win 64 in third set…Fell to Nadal in SFs…On 18 May, withdrew from Nice due to fatigue...
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