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Tomas Berdych training session at the All England Club in Wimbledon

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Tomas Berdych does some fitness exercises during a training session at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 23, 2013 on the eve of the start of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament.

The jump rope is a great fitness tool and a key part of Tomas' training routine

Tomas Berdych says playing Wimbledon finals is really special

World no. 6 Tomas Berdych has reached only one grand slam final in his career, at Wimbledon a few years ago. And the Czech hopes that his previous experience will help if he gets to another grand slam final.

Speaking to the New York Times, Berdych, who is seeded no. 7 at Wimbledon, commented, "The final is really special. You walk on court without your bags, you have a guy to take your bags and even that’s special because it doesn’t happen every match. So far it’s the only Grand Slam final I’ve played so I don’t have anything else to compare it with but I think it will help me in future. When I played the French Open semifinals in Paris that year, a few weeks before Wimbledon, everybody asked me: ‘How was it? How was the semifinal different to the quarters?’ I was like, ‘Yes, it’s the first time I’ve experienced it and the next time I reach the semifinals, I’ll be able to do better,’ and that’s what I did at Wimbledon right after that. So I hope that having been in the final and lost, if I reach the final again, hopefully I can do better in that situation.”



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