Berdych to announce retirement Saturday

  • Thursday 14, November 2019 02:58 PM
  • Berdych to announce retirement Saturday
Sharjah 24 - AFP: Czech Davis Cup champion Tomas Berdych plans to announce his retirement from tennis in London on Saturday ending 17 years as a professional.
Berdych's father Martin broke the news to the Czech tabloid Blesk on Wednesday and Berdych himself then recorded a tweet confirming the retirement.

The 34-year-old current world number 103 has won 13 ATP titles, reaching a career-high fourth rank in 2015.

He has never won a grand slam title, coming closest at Wimbledon in 2010 where he beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic before falling at the hands of Rafael Nadal in the final.

Together with doubles specialist Radek Stepanek, he led the Czech Republic to Davis Cup wins in 2012 and 2013.