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Sport Tomas Berdych announces retirement from tennis

21:50  16 november  2019
21:50  16 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Tomas Berdych confirmed at the ATP Finals in London that he was retiring 17 years after turning professional.

The Czech world number 103 won 13 titles, reaching a career-high of fourth in the rankings in 2015. 

Berdych, 34, was a top-10 player from July 2010 until October 2016 but has struggled with a back injury over the past two seasons.

He never won a Grand Slam title, coming closest at Wimbledon in 2010, where he beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic before losing to Rafael Nadal in the final.

Together with Radek Stepanek, he led the Czech Republic to Davis Cup wins in 2012 and 2013.

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Tomáš Berdych (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈbɛrdɪx]; born 17 September 1985) is a Czech former professional tennis player. His most notable achievement was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships

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Berdych said he had decided to stop playing soon after this year's US Open.

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Tomas Berdych confirmed on Saturday at the ATP Finals in London that he was retiring 17 years after turning professional. Even the final that I lost, it was very, very special moment." Tomas Berdych has announced his retirement from tennis .

LONDON (AP) — Former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych announced his retirement from tennis on Saturday after a 17-year professional career. The 34-year-old Berdych confirmed the decision at the ATP Finals, saying his body no longer allows him to compete at the highest level after

He said the highlight of his career was reaching the Wimbledon final.

"I was in the finals in Wimbledon in 2010 beating Djokovic, Federer, before losing to Nadal," he said. "I won a Masters in Bercy (Paris). And two Davis Cups.

"Maybe strange, but I would say the Wimbledon. Not the win - not the victory at the end, but for me, still, like, very, very special moment. Even the final that I lost, it was very, very special moment."

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