Tomas Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time this year.
The top Czech finished in the year-end Top 10 for the first time in his career.
At the Sony Ericsson Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament at Miami in March, Berdych saved one match points to beat Roger Federer in the third round and fell to Andy Roddick in the final.
Slowing rising close to the Top 10, Berdych reached his first Grand Slam semi-final at Roland Garros when he fell to Robin Soderling. He had been attempting to become the first Czech finalist since Petr Korda in 1992.
One month later at Wimbledon, he scores victories over six-time titlist Federer and World No. 3 Novak Djokovic to reach his first Grand Slam championship final. He was the first Czech player to reach the Wimbledon final since Ivan Lendl in 1987, but lost out to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
At the other major championships, Berdych made a second round exit at the Australian Open (l. to Korolev) and the US Open first round (l. to Llodra).
Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals during the final tournament of the regular 2010 ATP World Tour season at the BNP Paribas Masters, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Paris.