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 … Continue reading Tomas Berdych to announce his retirement on Saturday!
It has been an incredible couple of days down in New York. With round one now over who has caught the eye down at Flushing Meadows? Vasek Pospisil 4-6 7-5 7-5 4-6 6-3 Karen Khachanov Vasek has his first main draw win in a year following a rough time with injury. Karen Khachanov will be gutted to go home so early in a major following a good run of performances but he didn’t get going. Karen played ok but that was it. I never saw him take the initiative and try and go for it against the Canadian, instead he … Continue reading Who stole the headlines at the opening round matches at US Open?
Down 0-5 it looked like being a quick evenings work for Tomas Berdych as Borna Coric was not alive in the match. Borna has been talking a lot this week and mentioned he didn’t really have a pre-season training block longer than 10 days due to being unwell and hence why after Melbourne he had a bit of a break from tennis and his season has started late in comparison others. Early defeat in Marseille last week would have hurt him and he looked flat. In his first match against Vesely he did have to call on his experience to … Continue reading Borna Coric 1-6 6-1 7-6 Tomas Berdych – Borna recovers from passive start to secure a big win!
I do hope we have all recovered now after that manic match. From the first few games to finally passing winner from Kei the match was a mess. I can’t still pull it all together. It has something that Sky Sports haven’t done a short highlight clip of the match like they have with others because where the hell would you begin? It’s one of those matches where no one played well at all and big work needs to be done. I saw a tweet that said Kei Nishikori is back on track to his best and I thought did … Continue reading Nishikori 4-6 6-2 6-1 Berdych – No one still knows what the hell happened!
It’s that time of year. The clay court season kicks off in the beautiful setting of Monte-Carlo. A club that has so much history and year on year the history books get bigger as the top names in men’s tennis descend into this corner of France as the road to Roland Garros begins. So, where to begin with this draw? Rafa who else, where else? The defending champion will be the one they all want to beat. Up against a qualifier in round one the Spaniard has Thiem in his quarter and Goffin and Dimitrov in his half which are … Continue reading Monte-Carlo 2018 Preview
Tomas Berdych has been an ever-present at Indian Wells since 2005 but with just 21 wins in this time and on ten occasions failing to make it past the fourth round it’s turned into a bit of a tough tournament for the former semi-finalist. To be up 6-1 5-1 to lucky loser Nishioka and to lose from this position is not just pretty unlucky but more of a shambles. Credit to Nishioka for not giving up but the main talking point is that complete capitulation from Tomas. Tomas is closing in on win 600 which will be a great achievement … Continue reading Indian Wells 2017 – Berdych led 6-1 5-1 and lost…
This year’s Australian Open is Roger Federer’s first run of competitive matches since Wimbledon. The 17 time Grand Slam champion went about 6 months without a match of competitive tennis completed turns up at Hopman Cup to play alongside Belinda Bencic and right now is the main man once again in Melbourne showing others how it’s done. Before his match against Berdych I spoke about opportunity for Tomas but he was completely rolled off the court by the 35 year old and then for him to go and outlast Nishikori in the best of five sets is a fantastic achievement! … Continue reading Federer shows how it’s done as he records his 200th top 10 win!