Tomas Berdych to announce his retirement on Saturday!

Tomas Berdych is to announce his retirement from tennis at the end of the week in London.

The 34 year old has struggled with injuries of late having only featured in 22 matches in 2018 and 22 matches in 2019.

It has been an excellent career for Berdych who has featured in 1197 career matches including 640 wins on the singles tour.

During his career he picked up 13 career titles with his first back in 2004 in Palermo. Titles in Halle, Tokyo, Beijing, Munich, Montpellier, Stockholm (x3), Rotterdam, Shenzhen and also in 2005 a first and only Masters 1000 title in Paris.

Of his 640 singles wins, 146 of them were at Grand Slam level where he was runner up to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2010 including making six other semi-final appearances at the other majors.

His Masters 1000 record was good too finishing with 191 wins. He won his only title in 2005 but since then did make three finals and fourteen semi-finals.

In 2012 and 2013 he helped the Czech Republic to back to back Davis Cup titles and finished his career with 53 top 10 wins.

It is expected that Tomas Berdych will say goodbye to Tennis in London on Saturday at the World Tour Finals.

Tomas brought such a clean game to the court, I partially admired his two handed backhand which was one of the smoothest but lethal shots in the game.

He will be missed on the tour! He may not have won the biggest titles but he did contend so well during his long career. I wish him well for the future and hopefully we see him in tennis again!

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