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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tomas Berdych Out of the summer hard courts: 1) Montreal, Canada 2) Cincinnati, United States

Posted on July 24, 2019 at 7:45 AM


Berdych looked fine in his practice sessions before Wimbledon. But he lost his first-round match in straight sets and now, he’s out for the summer.



At 33, it feels like the end for Tomas Berdych


By Stephanie Myles July 17, 2019


He’s nine months older than Rafael Nadal, and four years younger than Roger Federer.


But it kind of feels like this might be it for former No. 4 Tomas Berdych.


The 33-year-old Czech missed the second half of 2018 with a back issue. And he began 2019 as though he was eager to make up for lost time.


He reached the final in Doha to open the 2019 season, beating Kohlschreiber, Verdasco, Herbert and Cecchinato before losing a three-setter to Roberto Bautista Agut in the final.


Then he made the fourth round in Australia, beating top-20 players Edmund and Schwartzman before losing to Rafael Nadal. And he followed that up with a semifinal effort in Montpellier, France.


But after losing in the first round at Indian Wells, he was out again – and didn’t return until Wimbledon. It wasn’t only the back now, it also was the left hip.


At the All-England Club, he lost in three quick sets to Taylor Fritz.


Berdych had entered Washington, Montreal and Cincinnati with his protected ranking of No. 57.


But now, he has withdrawn from all of them.


Berdych had also accepted a wild card into the Winston-Salem ATP Tour event, the week before the US Open. No word on the fate of that.


The Czech had always seemed to be the most durable of top players. He played 52 consecutive Grand Slam events, from the 2003 US Open until he missed the same event 13 years later, in 2016.


Between the 2005 edition of Indian Wells and the 2016 Italian Open – 113 Masters 1000 events in all – the Czech missed just … three.


He averaged 23 tournaments and 72 matches a season between 2005 and 2015. He’s also played over 200 doubles matches in his career and, for years, was a stalwart for the Czech Republic in Davis Cup.


Maybe all that mileage is catching up to him now. But after working so hard last year to get back in form to return, it must be discouraging to be forced to miss even more time.


If it is the end, it’s been a fine career.






ANNOUNCEMENT - Tomas Berdych's frustrating season continues as he pulls out of Washington

Posted on July 19, 2019 at 12:10 AM




Tomas Berdych's frustrating season continues as he pulls out of Washington

JULY 18, 2019 | Tennis World USA


by DZEVAD MESIC


Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych won't be opening his US summer hard-court campaign in Washington as he has withdrawn from the event. The 33-year-old won't be playing at the Washington event for the first time since 2014.


The Czech has made four appearances so far in his career on the hard courts of Washington. Berdych had an impressive Washington debut in 2005 as he made the semifinal before losing to home favorite James Blake. In the remaining three appearances, the Czech picked up two quarterfinal showings and one round-of-16 exit.


Former world No. 4 Berdych -- who recently returned from a back injury at Wimbledon -- appears to be facing more health issues. Playing in his first tournament since the Indian Wells Masters, the 33-year-old suffered a first round loss to American Taylor Fritz at The Championships.


It remains to be seen will Berdych be forced to miss some more of the upcoming hard-court events? Meanwhile, a place in the Washington main draw has opened for Marius Copil of Romania following the withdrawal of Berdych.


The Washington event is set to be held from July 29 - August 04.


 



TOP STORY - Could this be the last Wimbledon for Tomas Berdych?

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 8:05 AM




Could this be the last Wimbledon for Tomas Berdych?


by Jovica Ilic | Tennis World USA


Former world no. 4 and the winner of 13 ATP titles, Tomas Berdych has been one of the most consistent players on the Tour in the last 15 years. Competing in almost 1000 ATP matches and gathering nearly 150 Grand Slam and 200 Masters 1000 triumphs, the Czech had spent 15 years in the top-100 and 12 in the top-50 before starting to slow down due to injuries.


After 2015, the Czech has played in only three ATP finals, lifting the last trophy in Shenzhen 2016 and losing his well-known consistency, unable to overpower at least the lower-ranked rivals. Last year, Berdych played only 22 matches, missing the entire season after Queen's due to back injury and leaving the top-50 for the first time since October 2005.


Eager to make a comeback, Tomas played on a very high level in Doha at the beginning of the new season, losing the final to Roberto Bautista Agut and advancing to the fourth round at the Australian Open where he had a set point in the third set against Rafael Nadal.


The semi-final run in Montpellier added more points to his tally but more problems were waiting for the Czech just around the corner, losing early in Rotterdam, Dubai and Indian Wells before skipping all the tournaments ahead of Wimbledon, losing the ground and ranking position once again.


Heading to All England Club for the 15th time in the last 16 years, Tomas wanted to test his back and current shape and the news are not that good for a former finalist, losing to Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Struggling to impose his shots and defend the second serve more effectively, Tomas gave serve away four times and scored just one break against the opponent who controlled the pace in the rallies with almost 50 winners, including 19 aces.


After the match, Berdych admitted he has been dealing with constant back issues and this could have been his last Wimbledon, thinking about the next career moves in the next couple of weeks. Former world no. 4 from just four years ago has won more than 50 encounters against the top-10 rivals, entering more than 30 ATP finals and battling for the biggest titles at Grand Slam and Masters 1000 level.





2019 WIMBLEDON Round 1 - 1/3 Enjoy 60 [01-20] CAPTURES from BBC Livestream - TOMAS BERDYCH in action against TAYLOR FRITZ *Chair Umpire Marija Cicak of Croatia* *Court No. 16*

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 8:50 PM

















Taylor Fritz







Chair Umpire Marija Cicak of Croatia



















































Tomas Berdych in action in his Men's Singles first round match against Taylor Fritz of The United States during Day two of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in London, England. Fritz won 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.



2019 WIMBLEDON Round 1 - 2/3 Enjoy 60 [21-40] CAPTURES from BBC Livestream - TOMAS BERDYCH in action against TAYLOR FRITZ *Chair Umpire Marija Cicak of Croatia* *Court No. 16*

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 7:50 PM













































































Tomas Berdych in action in his Men's Singles first round match against Taylor Fritz of The United States during Day two of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in London, England. Fritz won 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.




2019 WIMBLEDON Round 1 - 3/3 Enjoy 60 [41-60] CAPTURES from BBC Livestream - TOMAS BERDYCH in action against TAYLOR FRITZ *Chair Umpire Marija Cicak of Croatia* *Court No. 16*

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:55 PM






Taylor Fritz

In-form American Taylor Fritz claimed his maiden ATP title in Eastbourne, beating compatriot Sam Querrey 6-3 6-4 in the final on Saturday.








































































It was... Tomas Berdych in action in his Men's Singles first round match against Taylor Fritz of The United States during Day two of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in London, England. Fritz won 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.




2019 WIMBLEDON Round 1: Enjoy 21 combo-images TOMAS BERDYCH in action against TAYLOR FRITZ.

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 4:40 PM

Tomas Berdych in action in his Men's Singles first round match against Taylor Fritz of The United States during Day two of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 in London, England. Fritz won 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.




































Chair Umpire Marija Cicak of Croatia















































2019 WIMBLEDON Tomas Berdych ATP #110 as he enters The Championships "It won't be easy and I'll just try to do my best"

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 3:10 PM


Tomas Berdych at The Boodles Tennis Event at Stoke Park on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Stoke Poges, England.



Looking ahead to The Championships, Berdych knows thing will not be easy.


“I won't be seeded, so I can play anyone in the first round,” he assessed. “And that's also part of the process, part of the new experience [with injuries]. And I'll just try to do my best, you know, whoever's going to be on the other side of the net. I'm not really looking too far ahead – I think that's been the situation in the past.”















TOP STORY - Tomas Berdych Not Sure of His Career... ''This may be my last Wimbledon.''

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM


Tomas Berdych in action during a practice session ahead of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in London, England.



Tomas Berdych Not Sure of His Career…


Essentially Sports (blog) | Monday, 1st July 2019


By Varun Khanna


The runner-up of the Championships 2010, Tomas Berdych revealed that the Wimbledon Championships 2019 will be his last tournament at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.


According to reports, Tomas Berdych said in London, “This may be my last Wimbledon.”


Tomas Berdych has been hampered and limited by hip problems since February. Reports suggest that Berdych will make a decision about his career after the Wimbledon Championships 2019. He said, “There are better days and worse days but it never gets okay.”


According to reports, Tomas Berdych could make some decisions about his career after the tournament.


Earlier, the Czech had withdrawn from the French Open 2019 in the previous month due to a back injury. Before entering the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Berdych played his last tournament at the Indian Wells Masters in March.


Tomas Berdych suggested that he is not 100 percent fit to play after withdrawing from the Roland Garros. He said, “I am not 100 percent ready to play the way I want to be.”


Berdych returned from an injury at the beginning of the 2019 season. However, the Czech has been experiencing more problems during the season which forced him to skip the clay season.


After skipping the clay season, the 33-year-old indicated that he would return to the grass court season. However, the former World No. 4 has dropped to No. 112 at the ATP rankings.


Tomas Berdych will face the American, Taylor Fritz in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships 2019 on Tuesday. Berdych skipped Wimbledon, last year due to a pain in the back.


Tomas Berdych made a debut at the Championships in 2004, ended a streak of participating in the most prestigious tournament of tennis for the past 14 years. However, this year he has returned to Wimbledon but with the sad news of playing his last event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.






2019 WIMBLEDON - THE MAIN DRAW - Tomas Berdych will face Taylor Fritz in first-round action at SW19

Posted on June 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM





Men's Singles Draw


[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Denis Kudla (USA) vs Malek Jaziri (TUN)

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) vs [32] Dusan Lajovic (SRB)

[19] Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) vs Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) vs [Q] Marcel Granollers (ESP)

Ugo Humbert (FRA) vs [16] Gael Monfils (FRA)

[11] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [Q] Alexei Popyrin (AUS)

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Martin Klizan (SVK)

Bradley Klahn (USA) vs [21] David Goffin (BEL)

[30] Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs Jaume Antoni Munar (ESP)

[Q] Kamil Majchrzak (POL) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

[Q] Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) vs [7] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)


[4] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Nicolas Jarry (CHI)

Marius Copil (ROU) vs [26] Guido Pella (ARG)

[22] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [Q] Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) vs Reilly Opelka (USA)

Jozef Kovalik (SVK) vs Robin Haase (NED)

Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) vs [15] Milos Raonic (CAN)

[10] Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs [Q] Soon Woo Kwon (KOR)

[Q] Marcos Giron (USA) vs [WC] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

Steve Darcis (BEL) vs Mischa Zverev (GER)

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) vs [23] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

[28] Benoit Paire (FRA) vs Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG)

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) vs Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)

Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

[Q] Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs [6] Alexander Zverev (GER)


[5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs Sam Querrey (USA)

Christian Garin (CHI) vs Andrey Rublev (RUS)

Hugo Dellien (BOL) vs John Millman (AUS)

Guido Andreozzi (ARG) vs [31] Laslo Djere (SRB)

[20] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs [Q] Salvatore Caruso (ITA)

[Q] Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) vs Tennys Sandgren (USA)

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) vs [Q] Dennis Novak (AUT)

Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs [12] Fabio Fognini (ITA)

[13] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

Joao Sousa (POR) vs [WC] Paul Jubb (GBR)

Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs Daniel Evans (GBR)

[WC] James Ward (GBR) vs [18] Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)

[29] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs Richard Berankis (LTU)

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs Jordan Thompson (AUS)

[Q] Yuichi Sugita (JPN) vs [3] Rafael Nadal (ESP)


[8] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs [Q] Thiago Moura Monteiro (BRA)

Denis Istomin (UZB) vs Cameron Norrie (GBR)

Steve Johnson (USA) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

Marco Cecchinato (ITA) vs [25] Alex de Minaur (AUS)

[17] Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Radu Albot (MDA)

Taylor Fritz (USA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Casper Ruud (NOR) vs [9] John Isner (USA)

[14] Borna Coric (CRO) vs Aljaz Bedene (SLO)

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs [WC] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

[WC] Dominik Koepfer (GER) vs Filip Krajinovic (SRB)

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs [24] Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

[27] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Alexander Bublik (RUS) vs [Q] Gregoire Barrere (FRA)

[WC] Jay Clarke (GBR) vs [Q] Noah Rubin (USA)

Lloyd Harris (RSA) vs [2] Roger Federer (SUI)




2019 THE BOODLES at Stoke Park Exhibition Match Friday, June 28, 2019 Tomas Berdych l. to Roberto Bautista-Agut *MATCH REPORT*

Posted on June 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM


Tomas Berdych in action during his match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut day four of The Boodles Tennis Event at Stoke Park on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Stoke Poges, England. Stoke Park is located only 35 minutes from central London. Bautista-Agut won 6-3, 6-3.




ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT d. TOMAS BERDYCH 6-3 6-3


Spaniard Bautista Agut made short work of 33 year-old Berdych with a straight sets win and feels his game is well suited to the faster surfaces.


“I really enjoyed coming here and I think today I felt better on the court and I’m happy to have played two good matches and am getting ready for Wimbledon. I feel good [on grass courts] I think my flat serve suits the grass, everything is coming lower so I always enjoy going to Wimbledon and playing on those courts.”


The Wimbledon draw has produced a repeat match for the Spaniard but he feels confident in his form going into the fortnight.


“I didn’t look any further than the first round, I know I play Peter Gojowczyk who is a tough opponent from Germany. We played each other in the third round of Wimbledon a few years ago, but I feel ready and we’ll see how it is.”


Despite the defeat Berdych is happy to be back on court and competing after injury and is excited to be heading back to SW19 after missing the event last year.


“I'm really glad to be here, it’s a beautiful place and playing two matches right before the Championships is always very helpful to me. I'm feeling well. It's been a tough, tough ride so far, but it’s [injury] a new experience for me so I'm just trying to learn that, as well, after those many years.


“To be honest, really, I'm just seeing Wimbledon right there, because last year I was not able to play Wimbledon which was a very sad moment for me. You know, this year it's right around the corner, so I just want to do all the best I possibly can and just play the game that I love the most, and let's see what's going to happen after and how the schedule is going to look.”






2019 THE BOODLES at Stoke Park Exhibition Match Thursday, June 27, 2019 Tomas Berdych l. to Denis Shapovalov *MATCH REPORT*

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 2:25 PM


Tomas Berdych in action during his match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada day three of The Boodles Tennis Event at Stoke Park on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Stoke Poges, England. Stoke Park is located only 35 minutes from central London. Shapovalov won 5-7 6-3 10-5.




DENIS SHAPOVALOV d. TOMAS BERDYCH 5-7 6-3 10-5


Canada's Shapovalov is fast making himself a favourite with the crowd at The Boodles, and the rising star recorded a third victory in three days as he edged Berdych in a match tiebreak. The 33-year-old Czech was competing for the first time since Indian Wells in March, having dealt with multiple injuries and setbacks over the last 12 months.


Berdych and his big serve managed to squeak out the first set, but Shapovalov's aggressive tennis and comfort on the court would not be denied on a scorching day at Stoke Park.


“I'm just going out there enjoying my time here at The Boodles, and playing pretty loose,” the 20-year-old explained of his recent success. “The last three matches I've played I've been serving pretty well, and been really using my forehand well: opening up the court and taking it up the line. So I'm going to try and take it to Wimbledon, and hopefully that continues I can play just as well there.”


Of the Wimbledon draw – which takes place on Friday – he said: “Honestly I just look at the first round – maybe second round, sometimes. Usually I just try to focus one match at a time. But I'm pretty confident, you know – having three matches here is perfect, it's just what I needed.”


Berdych – the Wimbledon runner-up in 2010, falling only to Rafael Nadal – is simply relishing being back in competition.


“I'm very glad to be back,” he enthused post-match. “It's just my second experience of being here, but this time is even better. I'm glad to be back playing some tennis and getting some matches under my belt, and it's a great opportunity. I'm glad to be playing one more tomorrow, and just enjoying that I can be back on court.”


Looking ahead to The Championships, Berdych knows thing will not be easy.


“I won't be seeded, so I can play anyone in the first round,” he assessed. “And that's also part of the process, part of the new experience [with injuries]. And I'll just try to do my best, you know, whoever's going to be on the other side of the net. I'm not really looking too far ahead – I think that's been the situation in the past.”





2019 THE BOODLES - LONDON Tomas Berdych to play Boodles Tennis Challenge 25-29 June 2019 ahead of Wimbledon *combo-image Good Memory Berdych at Stoke Park 2013*

Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:05 PM



Tomas Berdych played the Boodles Tennis Challenge in 2013



The Boodles Tennis Challenge is an exhibition tennis tournament staged at Stoke Park every year


Its pristine courts play hosts to some of the world’s best players looking to sharpen their skills on the run up to The Championships, Wimbledon. The tournament was first held in 2002 and has become increasingly popular as an entertaining event with a relaxed atmosphere amongst the players. With an intimate crowd and tranquil atmosphere, the event has the feel of a quintessentially English garden party and allows guests to get up close to the players. Many top players in the ATP Rankings use the tournament to prepare for their Championships, Wimbledon campaign. The venue has hosted some great players since the tournament’s inception and looks set to carry on this trend in the future.




2019 ROLAND GARROS - Tomas Berdych to Miss French Open For The First Time Since 2003

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 5:55 AM


The Czech has not played since Indian Wells in March


Tomas Berdych Pulls Out From French Open 2019


May 23, 2019


Tomas Berdych has withdrawn from the French Open with an ongoing back injury.


The Czech returned from an injury layoff at the beginning of the season but has been experiencing more problems.


His back injury has been bothering him since the second half of the 2018 tennis season. Since the time, Tomas Berdych lost to Borna Coric in Dubai this year, he just participated in the Indian Wells 2019 during the American swing and conceded a defeat to the Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez.


Berydch said he went to Paris and practiced before deciding to withdraw.


"I am not 100% ready to play the way I want and need to be competitive on the courts I love so much," tweeted Berdych, who reached the last four at Roland Garros in 2010.


"I came to Paris and I had to take a tough decision and want another few days to fully recover and be ready for the grass season."

 

"I love this tournament so much but I have to make sure not to further injure myself," he added.


Berdych, 33, has tumbled to 100th in the rankings after skipping the entire clay court season.



2019 LYON - Tomas Berdych pulls out from last pre-Roland Garros test

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 9:25 PM



Tomas Berdych pulls out from last pre-Roland Garros test (Lyon)


MAY 21, 2019 10:40


by JOVICA ILIC | Tennis World USA


Former world no. 4 and the winner of 13 ATP titles Tomas Berdych was forced to miss the second part of 2018 due to a back injury, winning just 11 matches until June. The Czech has been one of the most consistent players on the Tour in the last 15 years, scoring more than 600 ATP wins and almost 350 at Grand Slam and Masters 1000 level combined, also spending 12 years in the top-50 and 15 in the top-100!


Eager to get back where he belongs, Tomas kicked off the season with the final in Doha and the fourth round at the Australian Open, building the momentum and entering the last four in Montpellier as well. Denis Shapovalov, Borna Coric and Feliciano Lopez toppled the experienced Czech in Rotterdam, Dubai and at Indian Wells, not playing since then due to more back problems.


Tomas pulled out from Miami and he is yet to play a match on clay this spring, announcing the withdrawal from Lyon in what was supposed to be the last preparation ahead of Roland Garros that is also in doubt for Tomas. Five days ago, Berdych announced he is back at the gym, working on a comeback and hoping to make a return in Paris where he scored 25 wins so far, losing in the semi-final to Robin Soderling in five sets nine years ago.


 


2019 After recovering from back issues, Tomas Berdych plans to play on clay at the Madrid Open (6-12 May 2019)

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 4:10 AM


Tomas Berdych is resting. His back issues are something that has bothered him for months. Courtesy: Berdych's Insta



Recalling final vs Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych announces return in Madrid


APRIL 18, 2019 


by LUIGI GATTO  |  Tennis World USA


On his Twitter account, Tomas Berdych revealed he got a main draw wild card invitation from the Madrid Open. The Czech player joins the Spaniards David Ferrer, who will play his last career-tournament here, and Jaume Munar.


"Just spoke to the tournament director Feliciano Lopez and he just confirmed me a wild card. I am very glad to come to this great event, I have great memories playing this tournament, I played a final against Roger and other great memories so I am really looking forward to be back this year," said Berdych, who lost a three-set championship clash to the Swiss in 2012 on blue clay.


The 32-year-old has made 14 appearances in Madrid also reaching three semi-finals in 2006, 2013 and 2015. Berdych lost to Richard Gasquet in the last year's first round. The Prague native enjoyed a healthy comeback this year after dealing with a back injury for months, losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Doha Open final and to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open fourth round.


Berdych last played an official match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells losing to Feliciano Lopez. Berdych praised Federer: "Well, it's really exceptional tennis player that we have, that our sport actually has right now.


There was nobody better in the past. Yeah, I think he's the greatest of them all. It's a great challenge to have actually the opportunity to play him."





2019 MIAMI Tomas Berdych withdraws from the tournament with a recurring back issue

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM



The Czech world No.89 withdrew from the tournament with a recurring back issue on Thursday morning. Berdych missed the entire hard-court season last year after he withdrew from Wimbledon due to his prolonging back injury.




Order of Play - Berdych/Tomic 3rd match on Stadium Wednesday, March 20, 2019 *cancelled*


March 20, 2019 - Tomas Berdych, who played his last tournament of the 2018 season at the Queen's Club in June, doesn't want to risk anything with his troublesome back as it's not at 100 percent. The 33-year-old was scheduled to meet former world No.17 Bernard Tomic in the Miami first round on Wednesday.



Tomas Berdych has had to withdraw from the Miami Open after suffering a back injury.



Setback After Miami Open Withdrawal


Tomas Berdych has suffered another injury setback after withdrawing from the Miami Open this week.


The former Wimbledon finalist received a setback to his comeback after withdrawing from his first round match with Bernard Tomic due to a back injury.


Had Berdych won his first round match he would have played Novak Djokovic in the second round but his latest injury setback means that potential match-up will not happen.


Speaking on Twitter the Czech Republican explained that he needed time to recover from his back injury, “Not a good day in the office, unfortunately, I have had to pull out from my first round match,” Berdych said.


“My back is not in the 100% conditions and I have to be careful with my decisions. Need time to recover and be strong again.”


After reaching the Doha final, Montpellier semi-finals and the fourth round at the Australian Open, this is an untimely setback for Berdych who was hoping to reach the heights of 2013 once again.


As a result of his withdrawal Bernard Tomic will play a qualifier (Thiago Monteiro of Brasil) or Lucky Loser tomorrow in the first round.




2019 MIAMI Masters 1000 - THE MEN'S SINGLES DRA

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 1:30 PM



Draw Ceremony: Monday, 18 March 2019 at 12:30 pm ET at the Itau booth


The Miami Open presented by Itau is the second stop of the March Masters, and like the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, showcases the best men's and women's players over two weeks. Previously held in Key Biscayne, the Miami Open presented by Itau makes its debut this year at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. There is a 14,000-seat stadium inside the football stadium itself, a Grandstand, 12 tournament courts and 18 practice courts.


THE MAIN DRAW

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) - BYE

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) Qual. Thiago Monteiro (BRA)

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) vs Federico Delbonis (ARG)

[32] John Millman (AUS) - BYE

[22] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - BYE

[PR] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Bradley Klahn (USA)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs Guido Andreozzi (ARG)

[15] Fabio Fognini (ITA) - BYE

[12] Milos Raonic (CAN) - BYE

Maximilian Marterer (GER) vs Taylor Fritz (USA)

Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) vs Ilya Ivashka (BLR)

[19] Kyle Edmund (GBR) - BYE

[25] Lucas Pouille (FRA) - BYE

Marius Copil (ROU) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Qual. Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)

[7] John Isner (USA) - BYE


[3] (Dominic Thiem AUT) - BYE

Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

Qual. Felix Auger-Alliassine (CAN) vs Qual. Casper Ruud (NOR)

[29] Marton Fucsovics (HUN) - BYE

[17] Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) - BYE

[WC] Nicola Kuhn (GER) vs Mischa Zverev (GER)

Robin Haase (NED) vs Qual. Lukas Lacko (SVK)

[16] Gael Monfils (FRA) - BYE

[11] Borna Coric (CRO) - BYE

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) vs Denis Kudla (USA)

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Nicolas Jarry (CHI)

[23] Gilles Simon (FRA) - BYE

[27] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) - BYE

Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Qual. Alexander Bublik (KAZ)

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) vs Qual. Pablo Cuevas (URU)

[5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) - BYE


[6] Kevin Anderson (RSA) - BYE

Jaume Munar (ESP) vs Qual. Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)

Joao Sousa (POR) vs [WC] Chun Hsin Tseng (TPE)

[31] Steve Johnson (USA) - BYE

[24] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - BYE

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)

Cameron Norrie (GBR) vs Jordan Thompson (AUS)

[10] Karen Khachanov (RUS) - BYE

[13] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) - BYE

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs Aljaz Bedene (SLO)

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs Qual. Reilly Opelka (USA)

[21] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) - BYE

[30] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - BYE

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs Filip Krajinovic (SRB)

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs Qual. Radu Albot (MDA)

[4] Roger Federer (SUI) - BYE


[8] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) - BYE

Ugo Humbert (FRA) vs [LL] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs Qual. Mikael Ymer (SWE)

[26] Guido Pella (ARG) - BYE

[20] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) - BYE

Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs [LL] Daniel Evans (GBR)

Qual. Andrey Rublev (RUS) vs Taro Daniel (JPN)

[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) - BYE

[14] Marco Cecchinato (ITA) - BYE

[WC] Christopher Eubanks (USA) vs Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

[18] David Goffin (BEL) - BYE

[28] Frances Tiafoe (USA) - BYE

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs [WC] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)

Sam Querrey (USA) vs [WC] David Ferrer (ESP)

[2] Alexander Zverev (GER) - BYE



 


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