Tomas Berdych, One Of The Richest Tennis Players In The World

Tomas Berdych

Tomáš Berdych ( born 17 September 1985) is a Cz ech former professional tennis player.

Berdych was born in Valašské Meziříčí, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (the Czech Republic since 1993) to Hana Berdychová and Martin Berdych.

Berdych started playing tennis when he was five at the tennis center in his hometown and birthplace of Valašské Meziříčí.

His father, Martin, was a train engineer and a very good tennis player while his mother, Hana, is a doctor.

Berdych describes his childhood as full of joy and happiness.

At age 8 he won the top young boys of the Czech Republic in Pardubice. Berdych soon became a top junior, winning the Czech Republic U-12 Junior Title.

He then moved to the city of Prostějov, where there were more practice partners and better coaches.

Berdych traveled back home often to keep his ties to his old school.

Due to the harsh winters in the Czech Republic, winter preparation took place inside a sports hall.

Berdych cites this as the reason he prefers hard courts and especially indoor conditions.

Berdych is a fan of ice hockey, and his favorite team is the Detroit Red Wings.

He has met many Czech players from the National Hockey League and the 1998 Olympic gold medal team, including Martin Straka, Jaromír Jágr, and Dominik Hašek.

All of them are big tennis fans and have on several occasions come to Prostějov to play alongside Berdych.

His favorite surface is the hard court, and he considers his strengths to be his forehand and serve.

His fitness trainer is José Félix González Castilla.

Berdych was in a long-term relationship with tennis pro-Lucie Šafářová until they broke up in 2011.

He became engaged to model Ester Sátorová in late 2014. The pair married in July 2015.

His most notable achievement was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, completing consecutive upsets in the defeat of top seed and six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and of No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

In the final, he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. Berdych’s biggest career title was the Paris Masters in 2005 as an unseeded player, defeating Ivan Ljubičić in the final. Berdych has reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slams.

Alongside his Wimbledon performance in the same year, he reached the semifinals of the 2010 French Open, defeating fourth seed Andy Murray in straight sets in the fourth round, and dropping no sets until his loss in the semifinals to Robin Söderling. At the 2012 US Open, he defeated No. 1 Roger Federer, again at the quarterfinal stage, before losing to eventual champion Murray.

During the 2014 Australian Open, he lost to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka in four sets during the semifinals.

He is the second player (after David Nalbandian) to defeat Roger Federer multiple times in Grand Slam events before the semifinal stage.

He has the distinction of being one of three players, the others being Jo- Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka, to defeat all the Big Four in major events.

Berdych is considered one of the best tennis players to have never won a Grand Slam title.

As well as his Paris Masters win, Berdych reached the finals of the Miami Masters in 2010, the Madrid Open in 2012, and the Monte Carlo Masters in 2015.

He first reached his career-high singles ranking of No. 4 in May 2015. He also played the longest ATP doubles match ever, with Lukáš Rosol, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Stan Wawrinka in the first round of the 2013 Davis Cup 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–7, 24–22.

The match was played on 2 February 2013, lasting 7 hours, 2 minutes. It was the second-longest ATP match ever (singles and doubles combined).

He has a net worth of $16million as of December 3, 2023.

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