Player Profiles

(6) Tomas Berdych

  • DOB: 17/09/1985
  • Nationality: CZE
  • Became Pro: 2002
  • Height: 1.96
Tomas Berdych - can let his head go down.

Player Profile

The big-serving Czech was one of the success stories of 2010, finally converting his undoubted talent into some impressive results at the highest level.

Berdych made the semi-finals here in Paris, beating Andy Murray en route, and backed that up by reaching his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, where Roger Federer was among his victims.

A disappointing second half of the season followed, and although 2011 has brought plenty of match wins, Berdych's problem this year has been progressing beyond quarter and semi-finals.

The 25-year-old is one of the power generation of players who hits the ball a ton and when he gets going he takes some stopping.

Slow, damp conditions will likely suit him here, but a tendency to get down on himself has been a problem in the past.

Will be dangerous if he hits top form, but there look more likely winners.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open SFQFQFQFR2R4R4R4R2R1
French Open QFR1-R1SFR1R2R1R4R2
Wimbledon -QFR1R4RUR4R3QFR4R3
US Open -R4SFR3R1R3R1R4R4R3

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Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Rafael Nadal - five-time winner in Paris. Novak Djokovic - flying start to 2011. Roger Federer - has struggled against the top two in 2011. Andy Murray - solid from the back of the court. Robin Soderling - runner-up the last two years. Tomas Berdych - can let his head go down. David Ferrer - winner in Acapulco on clay this season. Jurgen Melzer - semi-finalist last season. Gael Monfils - health concerns. Mardy Fish - not a great record on clay. Andy Roddick - poor form. Nicolas Almagro - outside chance at Roland Garros. Mikhail Youzhny - stuttering season so far. Richard Gasquet - flamboyant Frenchman.
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