Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych came close to his first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon as he faced world’s number one, Rafael Nadal, in Sunday’s final. But the Spaniard outclassed the Czech underdog and wrapped up the match in just three sets, spoiling Berdych’s hopes of becoming the first Czech since 1973 to win the tournament.
In related news, Tomáš Berdych moved up to world number eight in ATP ranking on Monday, following his run to the Wimbledon final. The 24-year-old player lost to world’s number one, Rafael Nadal, in Sunday’s final but moved from number 13 top his best ATP ranking ever. Czech Petra Kvitová, who lost to Serena Williams in the tournament’s semi-finals, also moved up to world no. 29 in WTA rankings, a jump by 33 spots.
Czech number one Tomáš Berdych said he would not join the Czech Davis Cup team to play the cup’s quarter-finals against Chile. Berdych, who lost to Rafael Nadal at the Wimbledon’s finals on Sunday, said he would not benefit the team, quoting muscle injuries. He will be replaced by Ivo Minář, ranked 225th.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych lost the men’s singles final at Wimbledon on Sunday to world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. It was the first time a Czech player has reached the grass court championship since Ivan Lendl did so twice in 1986 and ’87. The 24-year-old Czech and 12th seed nonetheless exceeded expectations in the tournament, first defeating six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and number three ranked Novak Djokovic in the semis. Despite the defeat, Berdych still moves up the ladder to eighth place on Monday. The last Czech Wimbledon champion was Jan Kodeš in 1973.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych is preparing for his first Wimbledon finals match after defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Friday. The 24-year-old said on Saturday that reaching the final was the fulfilment of a dream, and that he would enjoy his victory for the day and get a good sleep before getting ready for the championship match on Sunday, in which he will be pitted against world number one Rafael Nadal. Berdych is the first Czech to reach the final at Wimbledon since Ivan Lendl in 1987.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight sets to book a place in his first ever Wimbledon final. The Czech showed top form to take the match, winning 6:3, 7:6; 6:3 but had to fight out a tough tiebreak at the end of second, when it appeared Djokovic would make a masterful comeback saving four set points in a row. Berdych is the first Czech in 23 years to reach the final at Wimbledon: in 1987, it was Ivan Lendl. The 24-year-old player will face either Andy Murray of Great Britain or Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the championship match.
The Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has not advanced to the finals at Wimbledon. In the semi-finals, the 20-year-old, who is ranked 62nd world-wide, was defeated by the American world number one Serena Williams, who booked her place in the Wimbledon final with a 7-6(5) 6-2 win over her Czech opponent. Kvitová’s reachied the semi-finals at Wimbledon after a sensational performance in a tough three-set match on Tuesday.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych booked a place in the last four of the
Wimbledon Men’s singles after beating top seed and title holder Roger
Federer. The 12th seeded Czech won 6:4, 3:6, 6:1, 6:4. The win is the first
time he had got so far at Wimbledon but follows up from a semi-finals place
at the French Open, his greatest success to date at a Grand Slam
tournament. Berdych had faced Federer 10 times on all surfaces with the
Swiss winning eight of those past confrontations.
In the next round Berdych faces the Serbian number three seed, Novak
Meanwhile, tennis player Petra Kvitová sensationally reached the women’s semi-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Kvitová, who is 20, saved five match points on her way to a 4:6 7:6 8:6 victory over Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.
The Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová unexpectedly reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, after overcoming Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. The 20-year-old Kvitová – ranked 62nd in the world - had already caused one upset earlier by knocking out fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki. However, in the semi-finals she will face her toughest opponent yet: grass court powerhouse and reigning Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.
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