Tomas Berdych – A Young Star in Tennis
Tomas Berdych made headlines as an up and rising star in Tennis as he defeated the Tennis’ World Number One player, Roger Federer and World Number 2, Rafael Nadal. Born on September 17, 1985, Tomas Berdych started playing tennis at the innocent age of 5. Now, he currently holds the number 9 spot in Tennis in the World.
This young tennis star started playing the sport in a humble tennis center at his hometown. He soon then became the top junior player. In fact, he won 12-under junior titles, 14-under Nationals and 18-under National titles all before he turned 18 years old. He turned professional in the year 2002 and surprised the whole world by defeating Roger Federer in the same year at the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.
He has now a Singles record of 158-103 with 3 Singles titles. He also has a Doubles record of 43-60 with one Doubles title. He is currently ranked number 12 in the Singles circuit and 115 in the Doubles circuit. His highest rankings for both singles and doubles were number 9 and number 54, respectively in the years 2006 and 2007.
Tomas Berdych is a fierce competitor in Tennis and is known for his strong forehands and serves. He performs astoundingly on hard courts. In the year 2008, Tomas Berdych began his season by competing in the Hopman Cup. He proceeded the year entering the Australian Open where he lost to Roger Federer and the Pacific Life Open against Stanislas Wawrinka. His success can be owed to his coach, a former ATP pro, Jaroslav Navratil.
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