|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.
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.
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 Losertomorrow in the first round.