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2016 US Open: Tomas Berdych withdraws due to Appendicitis

2016 US Open: Tomas Berdych withdraws due to Appendicitis

VAVEL Oliver Dickson Jefford | 20-08-2016

Tomas Berdych will not be at the US Open this year after suffering from Appendicitis in Cincinnati.

Tomas Berdych has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming US Open due to a case Appendicitis.

The world number eight, a former semifinalist in New York who reached the fourth round last year, announced on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with the illness, saying that he was “very disappointed” that he is unable to play at the final Grand Slam of 2016.

It will be the first time the Czech star has missed a major since Wimbledon in 2003.

News comes just days after loss in Cincinnati

Berdych did not seem unwell in Cincinnati, where he beat Marcel Granollers before losing to Marin Cilic in three sets in the third round.

The former Wimbledon finalist, who started working with Cilic’s former coach, Goran Ivanisevic, this week, said that he was diagnosed with the problem earlier this week and is returning to Europe for treatment.

Furthermore, he has hinted that he made need withdraw from more tournaments, saying that he will, “need to take some time off to recover fully but I know that I will get back as strong as ever.”

It will be the first time in over 13 years that Berdych will not be at a Grand Slam tournament; an incredible run of 52 major tournaments. The world number eight made his Grand Slam debut at Flushing Meadows in 2003 and had not missed one since, reaching the last eight of a major tournament 15 times.