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Tomas has managed to make a hazardous return against the World No. 1! He has finally made it!

Sixth seed Tomas Berdych recovered from a set and a break down to dump world number one Novak Djokovic out of the Rome Masters at the quarter-finals stage.

The Czech did very little wrong in the opening set but Djokovic came out flying and broke in the fourth game with his third break point. The next few games went with serve but the World No. 1 turned it on at just the right time at 5-2 up to take the set with another break and more athletic tennis.

Set two started in gruelling fashion. Each man took his opponent to a number of deuces but neither could get that important break point to take the lead in the set. Both players then served to love before the Serb earned himself a single break point in the sixth, which he took for a 4-2 lead.

Berdych was just two points away from defeat before he managed to force his way into the match leveling 5-5.

Then another break put the players on the verge of an unlikely third set, with Berdych holding comfortably to win the set 7-5.

The Czech number one made a crucial break in the third game, before saving a break point in the next to preserve his lead. Berdych then had three match points on his own serve but committed a string of unforced errors for deuce. However, he finally took advantage of his fourth match point, serving an ace to claim the set 6-4.

Tomas is set to feature in the doubles alongside compatriot Radek Stepanek against duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna at 16:30 CET. Whilst, our recovering hero is going to face David Ferrer or Rafael Nadal in the last four.


Tomas has created another video with a special camera on his head to capture every single move of his…

P.S: Besides having an official Facebook and Instagram profile, Tomas has now opened an official Youtube channel!


Tomas in Marseille back in 2011

Tomas is going to play the Open 13 this week…

Tomas Berdych, who pulled out of Montpellier to rest, will try again, this time in Marseille for the Open 13. He will be joined by newly crowned Rotterdam champion Juan Martin Del Potro and top Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Provided there aren’t withdrawals, Marseille managed to secure a good field this year. The tournament will headline with Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Martin Del Potro.

But it also includes hometown favorites Richard Gasquet, the No. 5 seed, and No. 6 Gilles Simon.

Top seed Berdych should be fairly well-rested, but he is looking at a second-round match against either Jarkko Nieminen or wildcard Ernests Gulbis and perhaps even more dire, a possible third-round match-up against Rotterdam finalist Julien Benneteau.


Swedish chain H&M has signed Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych to act as a brand ambassador and to co-design its first ever line of tennis wear…

Swedish retailer H&M is getting serious about sport. Following on from its sportswear launch around last year’s Olympic Games, and the announcement of a capsule collection with Brick Lane Bikes, comes the chain’s first foray into the world of tennis.

The company has signed a long-term partnership with Czech-born tennis player Tomas Berdych, who is currently ranked 6th in the world.

The 27 year-old will act as an H&M ambassador both on and off the court, and work closely with H&M design team on a tennis collection which will launch in stores later this year.

“I love fashion, and it’s great to now have H&M to help me develop my tennis and off-court apparel” said Berdych. He added: “I’m sure we will do great things together.”

H&M’s CEO Karl-Johan Persson said he was “so happy to welcome Tomas to the H&M family,” calling him an “exciting player”.


Watch Tomas in action, as he takes on Spaniard Agut…

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A new equipment for Tomas is on the way…

Tomas Berdych has started speculation surrounding his future sponsor, as his Nike contract has officially ended on the first day of the new year, 01.01.2013.

Tomas, who is now playing at the Chennai Open with a cover on the Nike logo, opened his campaign with a 6-3, 6-1 demolition of Indian wildcard Somdev Devvarman at the Nungambakkam tennis stadium.

“I am satisfied because I achieved the level of play I had hoped for in my first outing,” the Czech said. “But it will get tougher with each round, so I am not looking too far ahead.”

He will take on Roberto Agut for a place in the semi-finals after the 24-year-old Spaniard ousted Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on an outside court.


Tomas lost in exhibition match in the UAE…

Berdych has begun the new tennis season with a loss to Davd Ferrer in the Mubadala Tennis World Championship in Abu Dhabi.

The Spaniard dominated the opening set, racing into a 5-0 lead before the Czech could even get a game on the board. Berdych did manage to break Ferrer’s serve, but could not stop him from eventually taking the set 6-2.

The second set was a lot more competitive, as the pair matched each other game for game until Ferrer made the decisive break to go 5-4 ahead.

The world number five served out for victory to set up a semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic.


The Czechs have beaten mighty Spain in the Davis Cup 2013 final!!

Radek Stepanek was the hero as the Czech Republic won the 100th Davis Cup final against Spain in Prague. nIt all came down to a deciding fifth rubber, with Stepanek seeing off world number 11 Nicolas Almagro 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 3-6 6-3 to give his nation a 3-2 win.

David Ferrer had earlier brought Spain level at 2-2 with a 6-2 6-3 7-5 victory over Tomas Berdych. While Czechoslovakia won the Davis Cup in 1980, this is the Czech Republic’s first victory as an independent nation.

Berdych had needed nearly four hours to beat Almagro in the second singles on Friday and then played in the doubles win on Saturday, so it was no surprise that he ran out of gas against Ferrer.

Spain’s world number five has enjoyed the best year of his career and had too much for Berdych, winning in a little under two-and-a-half hours to bring the defending champions level.

A world ranking of 37 suggested the 33-year-old Stepanek was a considerable outsider against Almagro, six years younger and ranked 26 places higher. But the backing of most of the 13,000 spectators inside Prague’s O2 Arena helped Stepanek, as did a fast surface that suited his attacking style.

He edged the first set with the only break and threatened far more in the second, seeing four set points slip by before dominating the tie-break.

Almagro was in deep trouble at two sets down and 0-40 at the start of the third, but he dug himself out of trouble and managed to take the set. As the three-hour mark passed, the Spaniard might have felt he had an advantage against the older man but Stepanek was having none of it.

The Czech surged into a 3-0 lead in the fourth set and kept his nerve superbly to hold on and convert his second match point, sparking scenes of wild celebration as his team-mates raced onto the court.

Watch the closing ceremony live: LINK

CONGRATS TO TOMAS & THE ENTIRE CZECH TEAM!!


Tomas is playing Almagro next. The Czechs are currently down 1-0.

Berdych, ranked 6 in the world has had an up and down year. The Czech has two titles to his name this year but would be rather disappointed with his showing at the Grand Slams especially (early exits at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and the Olympics). He will be looking to make amends here at the Davis Cup. History has shown that a Davis Cup triumph can go a long way in redefining a player’s career, as was the case with Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic in 2010.

At the other end, Almagro is known to be a cooler character. The Spaniard has had a good year and has stayed around the top 10, being ranked at 11 at the moment. The Spaniard tends to play his best tennis when under pressure, and this on-going war of words can only motivate Almagro. His win-loss record is at 58-22 this year, and he only just missed out on a place at the ATP World Finals in London.

These two have played 11 times before and the Czech has triumphed 8 times.


The last last tournament of the year for Tomas – Davis Cup Final!

World number six Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will spearhead the Czech team when they take on Davis Cup holders Spain in final in Prague on 16-18 November. Spain will however be without Nadal, who led his country to a 5-0 rout over the Czech Republic in the 2009 final when the two sides last met but has long struggled with a knee injury.

The Czech Republic are looking for their first Davis Cup title since Czechoslovakia lifted the trophy in 1980. They are also hoping to follow up the Czech women’s Fed Cup final victory last weekend to make the country the first since 1990 to sweep both team tennis titles.

Lukas Rosol and Ivo Minar will back up Berdych and Stepanek. The team’s two best players have teamed up for the doubles match in all of the Czech ties this year. Team captain Jaroslav Navratil stuck with the same squad that defeated Argentina in Buenos Aires in the semi-final.

The November 16-18 final will be played on an indoor hardcourt, which Spain’s coach favoring the Czechs.

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