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MEET TOMAS BERDYCH
With wins over all members of the so-called ‘Big 5’ across all the grand slams, Tomas Berdych has been on the cusp of winning the sport’s biggest honours for a decade. In a bid to turn near-misses into successes, he’s brought Goran Ivanisevic on board his coaching team. Ivanisevic had a profound influence on Marin Cilic’s US Open triumph, and Berdych is a player in the same mould as the Croat. The most noticeable aspect of watching Berdych is the cleanliness of his strike. He’s blessed with easy power and likes to dictate play.
The recent trend in tennis, with many players enjoying the best spells of their careers in their 30s, is good news for the 31-year-old Berdych. It would suggest that he still has time on his side. But even if he doesn’t scale the grand slam heights, his other considerable achievements should not be overlooked. In particular, he spearheaded the Czech Republic to consecutive Davis Cup victories in 2012-13, a rare feat in the modern day era. Sustaining a top-10 singles rank for so many years and picking up thirteen titles along the way has made Berdych highly respected among his peers.
TIE BREAK STRENGTHS
Blink and you’ll miss some of Berdych’s sweetly struck groundstrokes. He can blast his way through a tie-break.
With his size and stature, Berdych cuts a formidable figure. He can shrink the court intimidatingly for opponents.
Berdych is an aggressive but reliable baseliner who rarely has off days. The combination makes him tough to beat.
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