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Swiss Tennis Magazine 'Smash' 08/2011 *scan + translation*

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM


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Tomas featured in the Swiss Tennis Mag. August 2011

(in French)


I summarize in English

Tomas is featured in the Swiss Tennis Magazine 'Smash' of August 2011. There is an analysis Up & Down. Up... Sabine Lisicki. Down... Tomas Berdych with reference to his 4th round exit at Wimbledon this year as he was defeated by the powerful Mardy Fish. Of course, he lost a lot of points (1000) unable to defend his last year's final and then Berdych slipped down in the ranking, fortunately he has moved down just one spot from 8th to 7th despite suffering the big defeat. However the article is not entirely negative. Tomas still has the opportunity to save his season. He will bounce back. It would be a big mistake to judge he cannot renew in the future his 2010 remarkable achievements, knowing that in 2010 he was playing below his potential. Tomas is a player very shy and reserved. Radek Stepanek speaks with affection of Tomas "Supposed there is a table with 20 people around, you can be sure that Tomas would be the person who would talk the least". Of course Tomas' coach, Tomas Krupa (former Stepanek's coach) has his work cut out. Things were never easy throughout Berdych's career. After a spectacular appearance on the Tour in 2005 and his victory at the Paris-Bercy Masters, Tomas has got more injuries than titles.

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