|Posted on January 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM|
Tomas retains award for the 2013 best athlete of Olomouc Region. "I am an athlete and I love any prize. Winning is one thing you never get tired of" said Berdych.
Tomas accepts the trophy on stage from Jiri Rozboril, Governor of the Olomouc Region during the 13th ceremony of 'Sportovec Olomouckého kraje 2013' at Moravian Theatre in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
Tomas was declared the best athlete of Olomouc Region for the year 2013
2013 Best athletes of Olomouc Region, category individual sports:
Winner: Tomas Berdych (tennis / TK Agrofert Prostejov)
2. Petra Kvitova (tennis / TK Agrofert Prostejov)
3. Tomas Slovak ( anoeing / SK UP Olomouc)
4. Petra Kamínkova (athletics / AK Olomouc)
5. Barbora Raníková (handball / DHK Zora Olomouc)
Tomas received his award on Tuesday
2013 -- The No. 1 player from Czech Republic finished in Top 10 for 4th year in a row and reached QF or better in 15 of 23 tournaments. Reached career-high No. 5 on Aug. 19…Helped his country to repeat Davis Cup title (d. Serbia 3-2) with 4-1 singles and 3-0 doubles records during year. In 1R, beat Switzerland 3-2, winning 3 points. Partnered w/Rosol in doubles and overcame Chiudinelli-Wawrinka 24-22 in 5th set in record 7h1m, longest Davis Cup match (in time)…Only player in Top 10 during year without a title. Best results were back-to-back finals in Marseille (l. to No. 8 Tsonga), Dubai (l. to No. 1 Djokovic) and Bangkok (l. to Raonic)…
In Grand Slam play (11-4 record), achieved 8th career Slam QF and 3rd at Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic), 3rd QF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) and 4R at US Open (l. to Wawrinka). Lost to Monfils 7-5 in 5th set in 1R at Roland Garros…In ATP Masters 1000 events, compiled 21-9 record with SF at Indian Wells, Madrid (earned 400th career win), Rome and Cincinnati and QF in Miami and Paris…Compiled records of 39-17 on hard, 9-6 on clay and 6-2 on grass. Went 6-14 vs. Top 10 opponents…