Tomas Berdych, who was the semi-finalist in the 2017 Wimbledon, is forced to pull-out this year due to neck injury.
Former top 10 player and Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych has pulled-out of Wimbledon this year due to neck injury. The Czech has reached the final of the Wimbledon in 2010, and was the semi-finalists in the Championships last year.
Tomas Berdych announced his decision to withdraw from the Championships on Twitter.
“I have been struggling with back pain for a couple of months now and have tried every possible treatment and medical solution,” Berdych wrote.
“Unfortunately things have not gotten better and all my attempts to be ready and healthy for the grass season were not successful,” Berdych added.
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— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) June 24, 2018
Tomas Berdych is currently number 19th in the ATP Rankings. He lost in the quarterfinals in the Australian Open earlier this year, and ever since his form has been going down. He also revealed during the clay season about his neck and back injury.
Berdych insisted that he wanted to play Wimbledon this year, but he was forced to pull-off the Championships.
He played the Stuttgart Open last week, and lost in the quarterfinals of the tournament to Milos Raonic. In the Queen’s club, he lost in the first round to Julien Benneteau.
Berdych’s career with relation to injuries has been remarkable, as it is only the second time he has pulled out off a Grand Slam tournament since 2003.
Berdych stated that he hopes to ‘come back healthy, stronger, and better quickly.’