Miami Open 2019:- Tomas Berdych Withdraws With Back Injury

Published 03/20/2019, 7:14 PM EDT
Thomas Berdych

One of the captivating opening round matches at the Miami Open 2019 was scheduled to take place between the Australian, Bernard Tomic and the Czech, Tomas Berdych. However, the former Wimbledon finalist, Berdych withdrew from Miami Open 2019 and now Tomic will face a qualifier or lucky loser in his opening round.

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Berdych was suffering from a back injury and at present, he is not optimistic about playing tennis with his full potential. The last season, Berdych missed the entire hard-court season after he withdrew from Wimbledon due to his prolonging back injury. And he still doesn’t feel at his hundred per cent for the Miami Open 2019.

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Thomas Berdych

The Czech skyscraper announced his withdrawal from Miami Open 2019 on twitter. “Not a good day in the office, unfortunately, I have had to pull out from my first round match,” Berdych said. “My back is not in the 100% conditions and I have to be careful with my decisions. Need time to recover and be strong again.” In the Miami Open 2019, Berdych was projected to meet Novak Djokovic and tennis followers were excited about that encounter.

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Hyeon Chung

Besides his back injury, the former Australian Open semifinalist, Hyeon Chung also pulled out from the Miami Open 2019 for the same reason. Last year’s Miami quarterfinalist, Chung tweeted, “I regret to tell you that I had to withdraw from (the) Miami Open due to (a) back injury I have been dealing with since last year. I am trying my best to stay positive and move forward in my professional career. So long until I see you all back on the court healthy”.

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With this, he fails to make his fifth consecutive appearance at the Miami Masters. The South Korean was last witnessed at the ATP event in the Netherlands and since then he has denied playing four tournaments. In Miami Open 2019, he was drawn to meet his countryman, Taro Daniel in the first round.

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