Tomáš Berdych was born on 17 September 1985 in Valašské Meziříčí. He is a Czech tennis player, who was a professional between 2002 and 2019. He won thirteen singles titles on the ATP circuit, including the Masters 1000 at Paris-Bercy in 2005. His best performance in a Grand Slam tournament was a final at Wimbledon in 2010, which he lost to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. He also won the Davis Cup with Radek Štěpánek in 2012 and 2013.
My favourite club? It’s actually the football club AS Monaco, because it’s there that I spend most of my time between tournaments.
Tomáš Berdych is considered one of the most promising players of his generation. He is an all-round player who has won tournaments on four different surfaces (carpet, hard, clay, grass). He bases his game on a great power in the baseline with a very flat grip, while maintaining a perfect technique.
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During his career, Tomáš Berdych has built a reputation as one of the big bad guys of the ATP circuit. Few words in the changing rooms, minimum service in front of the media and a haughty steel blue stare. His relationship with Rafael Nadal, one of the most friendly players on the circuit, says a lot about Berdych’s character. In 2006 he beat the Spaniard in Madrid, after having ordered the public to keep quiet. “You’re really a bad guy”, Nadal replied at the end of the match.