Tomas Berdych Hints At Return To Professional Tennis

Published 04/01/2020, 12:59 PM EDT


Czech star Tomas Berdych has made a major announcement. The former Wimbledon finalist announced that he will be taking part in the Tokyo Olympics of 2021.

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However, there’s a minor subtext that we all need to read through. It’s the April fools day and in all probability, Berdych is messing up with his fans. Known as one of the hardest-working stars, Berdych is one of the most well-respected tennis players in recent memory.

In fact, he might be one of the unluckiest players in history. Despite having all the tools in the book, he was a victim of the Big 3 era.

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How did this announcement by Tomas Berdych come about? 

Berdych announced on Twitter that he intends to participate in the Tokyo Olympics 2021. However, fans were having none of it.

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In fact, most of them saw through the farce as they trolled Berdych for a bad April fools joke. Still, some were hopeful that may be out of one chance in a million, this turns out to be the truth. To be honest, Berdych isn’t really that old in tennis terms.

He is still 35 which makes him a contemporary of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In fact, he is three years younger to Roger Federer. However, what makes all the difference are recurring injury issues.

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In fact, he had said while retiring that it’s his body that is not allowing him to play anymore. Once upon a time, Berdych was touted to be the next big star who could break the Big 3 dominance. In fact, his Wimbledon 2010 run is as good as they come.

He ran through Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and Novak Djokovic in the semis. However, it just proved to be too much as Rafael Nadal decimated him in straight sets in the finals. He would go on to make three more grand slam semifinals.

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However, he would always be remembered as the star who just couldn’t break the glass ceiling.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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