Tomas Berdych is now taking at least three weeks of rest. In early August he may return to the tennis courts in Washington, but that is still uncertain and his participation should be confirmed later in the month.
Flashback Tomas Berdych at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic Washington 2009
This year’s Legg Mason Tennis Classic field is led by two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling (No. 5 on the South African Airways ATP Singles Rankings); Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych [No. 8]; three-time (2001, 2005 and 2007) Legg Mason Tennis Classic Champion Andy Roddick (No. 9); Marin Cilic (No. 13); John Isner [No. 18], who made history with his first-round victory over Nicholas Mahut at Wimbledon – officially the longest match in tennis history, clocking in at more than 11 hours over three days, and ending at 70-68 in the fifth set; and Sam Querrey, the only man other than Rafael Nadal with three tournament titles on the season, and currently at his career high No. 19 in the world.
The Legg Mason Tennis Classic is an ATP World Tour 500 and Olympus US Open Series event which takes place July 31 through August 8 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center (16th & Kennedy Streets, NW). It would mark Tomas Berdych's return since July 4, 2010, Wimbledon final.