Is a Tomas Berdych retirement inevitable? In a recent statement, it appears that his retirement from the ATP may be sooner than expected.
Tomas Berdych Retirement: A Long Career
Tomas has been on the pro tour back in 2002 with a solid showing and reaching the Top 10 (Best Rank #4 05-18-2015) by way of reaching the Wimbledon Finals in 2010 where he lost to Rafael Nadal. In addition to the Wimbledon final, Berdych reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon (2016 & 2017), US Open (2012), French Open (2012), and the Australian Open (2014 & 2015). He’s reached the quarterfinals on several occasions throughout his career.
On top of his solid performance, he’s brought home some serious prize money, earning $29,369,723 during his career. I’m sure he’s also brought in a few extra millions from his partnerships with Dunlop Tennis, Head Tennis, Adidas Apparel, H&M Apparel, Nike shoes, and most recently Hydrogen Apparel. Berdych also has several other non-tennis related sponsors, Felio Siby, and Ebix.
While Tomas Berdych never won a major, he did bring home the brass, capturing 13 singles titles (7 ATP 250’s, 2 500’s, 1 International Series Gold, 1 Halle title before it was an ATP 500, and 1 Masters title.
Unfortunately, Tomas Berdych has suffered several injuries over his career. Having many recurring right shoulder injury. So much so that he retired from 3 tournaments in 2011 because of the shoulder injuries. Later on he had a few other injuries but in 2018, Berdych made it through only through to the grass season before injuring his back and having to miss the remainder of the 2018 tennis season.
Tomas Berdych Ranking Highlights
Current Rank 110 (520)
Best Rank 4 (18-05-2015)
Most Rank Points 5230 (18-05-2015)
Best Year-End Rank 6 (2010, 2012, 2015)
Most Year-End Rank Points 4680 (2012)
Most Frequent Rank 7 (129 weeks)
Most Frequent Year-End Rank 6 (3 years)
Weeks In Top 5 29
Weeks In Top 10 369
Weeks In Top 20 583
Weeks In Top 50 717
Year Ends In Top 100 799
Year Ends In Top 10 7
Year Ends In Top 20 12
Year Ends In Top 50 14
Year Ends In Top 100 15
Tomas Berdych: 2019 ATP Season
Sadly, Berdych hasn’t been playing all that much in 2019. Playing only 7 tournaments (including 2019 Wimbledon). Of those 7 tournaments, Berdych reached the finals at Doha and the semifinals of Montpellier. He’s already lots against American Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon in straight sets.
I’m sure the end is near for the Czech. 🙁