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US Open 2019: Tomas Berdych Announces Sad News After Being Knocked Out in First Round

US Open 2019: Tomas Berdych Announces Sad News After Being Knocked Out in First Round

Tomas Berdych

Former Wimbledon finalist, Tomas Berdych was defeated by the 18-year-old American, Jenson Brooksby 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open 2019 on Monday.

Tomas Berdych has endured an injury-prone 2019 season with issues in his back and left hip. He has able to win only two matches since March, which led him to drop out of the top 100 in the ATP rankings in April. The Czech player has admitted that there is a good chance that he will not continue his career after the 2020 season.

Tomas Berdych

 

Tomas Berdych wants to play in St. Petersburg and Zhuhai. He has also applied for wild cards to play in Tokyo and Beijing. However, the 33-year-old said in a post-match interview that it’s unrealistic to continue his career in 2020.

His hip is in bad shape, problems appear abruptly and unexpectedly. Berdych also doesn’t have the ranking he will be needing for the big tournaments.

Tomas Berdych

My idea has more or less disappeared today.” He said about playing next year. “I need to be in my fifties by the end of the season to get to the big tournaments. But with zero points from the US Open, it probably won’t work.”

The return from injury has not been easy for Tomas Berdych and he is there for the taking. The Czech has lost 4 of his last 5 matches on the tour and the biggest issue has been his physical condition.

Tomas Berdych

“If this was happening earlier in my career, it would be very frustrating,” Tomas Berdych told the ATP. “It’s easier to deal with when you have all the experience. I’m just enjoying new situations that I’ve never had in my career, trying to find a way through it and take it as a challenge.”

Talking about hit hips, Berdych said, “It hurts me, it limits my movement. My hip hurts, it restricts me to move. I can’t serve, I can’t even bend, which is a pretty big problem in tennis. So it makes no sense to discuss the match at all.”

Tomas Berdych is currently ranked 98th in the ATP World Tour rankings but will drop further lower after his early exit at the Flushing Meadows. The former world No.4 has been on the tour for 17 years and has won 640 matches con his career so far. He has also made 61 appearances at the Grand Slam tournaments and the US Open 2019 was certainly his last appearance in the major events.

 

 

 

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