Due to a back injury, Tomas Berdych will miss the hard-court season

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Tomas Berdych will have a lot of work to do once he returns to the court. (AP)

Tomas Berdych will not be playing the hard-court season because of an ongoing back injury.

The 32-year-old Czech withdrew from Toronto, Cincinnati and the US Open, and has not announced a date for his return. He had also previously withdrawn from Wimbledon, where he reached the semifinals in 2017.

WATCH—Stories of the Open Era - International Tennis Hall of Fame:

That has dropped his ranking to No. 59, but with few points to defend in the next few weeks, he likely will not fall much further.

Berdych is a former Top 5 player and Grand Slam finalist. He had been struggling before this announcement, as he suffered an opening-round loss at the French Open. He had also lost in the second round at both Indian Wells and Miami earlier this year.

Strokes of Genius is a world-class documentary capturing the historic 13-year rivalry between tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship – an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true winner was the sport itself.


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic descend on Chicago for Laver Cup

Some of the biggest names in the sport are fighting for the Cup this weekend. 

Venus Williams withdraws from next week's Wuhan Open

The 38-year-old won the tournament in 2015, but she feels she needs to rest her body.

Federer on tennis umpires: 'there should be more discretion—sometimes'

The 20-time Grand Slam champ weighed in on the Serena Williams-Carlos Ramos controversy.