Tomas Berdych Receives A Wildcard For Mutua Madrid Open 2019

Published 04/16/2019, 8:00 AM EDT
Tomas Berdych


Last month, the Czech tennis player, Tomas Berdych was unsuccessful in making his appearance at the Miami Masters where he was drawn to face Bernard Tomic in the opening round. He withdrew pertaining to a back injury and acknowledged that his back isn’t completely ready for tennis. At the Indian Wells 2019, Tomas Berdych lost in straight sets in the opening round to the Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez.

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However, the former Wimbledon finalist, Tomas Berdych revealed to make his appearance in the Spanish clay Masters event in Madrid this year. The Czech has been awarded a wildcard for the same.

“Hey guys, great news”, Tomas Berdych said. “I just spoke to the director of the Mutua Madrid Open, Feliciano Lopez, he just confirmed to me a wildcard. So, I am really very glad to be coming back, to this great event. I have very good memories of this tournament. Playing a final against Roger and many other great memories. I am really looking forward to coming back this year and hope to see you there guys.”

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Tomas Berdych and Roger Federer during Mutua Madrid Open 2012

In 2012, Tomas Berdych was the finalist at the Spanish Masters and he lost to Roger Federer. That year the tournament was conducted on blue clay. He was also trounced by the Swiss ace in the semifinals of the Wimbledon 2017.

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Tomas Berdych commenced the 2019 tennis season the best possible way he could. He reached the finals at Qatar Open where he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain in the championship match. Later, in the Australian Open 2019, his run came to end due to the ascendency of Rafael Nadal.

In the present clay Masters event in Monaco, the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has retired against the American, Taylor Fritz due to a hip problem. Fernando Verdasco has been dumped out by the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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