In an era that is notable for the dominance of the so-called ‘Big 4′, Tomas Berdych has managed to keep his place among the elite and to fight for the biggest trophies over the last decade. His numerous singles titles include victory at the Tie Break Tens Melbourne event in January. Berdych seized the trophy and $250,000 winner-takes-all prize after a gripping final against Rafael Nadal which he won 10-5. Berdych also has two Davis Cups to his name demonstrating the enormous commitment he has always shown to his country. Despite the eternal youthfulness of his features and his impeccable physique, he is now one of the tour’s most experienced players. His tenacity, consistency and determination mean that he is feared by all.
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.