U.S. Open Biography: Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic

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Tomas Berdych enters the 2012 U.S. Open with a tough loss to American John Isner at the Winston-Salem Open finals fresh on his mind. Tomas Berdych's big serves and strong forehand carry his game, but the tennis star has often fallen to the big names, partially due to his lack of speed and court mobility.

Tomas Berdych made it to the finals at the Miami Masters in 2010, but lost to Andy Roddick's more well-rounded game. More recently, Tomas Berdych fell to Roger Federer in the finals of the 2012 Madrid Open. The narrative surrounding Tomas Berdych's run in the 2012 U.S. Open will revolve around the question of whether or not he can finally topple the leading names in tennis.

Name: Tomas Berdych

Pro Since: 2002

Birthday: September 17, 1985

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Stats: 6 feet 5 inches, 200 pounds

Birthplace: Valasske Mezirici, Czech

Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Career Matches Won (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 352

Career Matches Lost (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 206

Career Singles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 7

Career Doubles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 1

2012 Matches Won (pre-U.S. Open): 37

2012 Matches Lost (pre-U.S. Open): 15

Best U.S. Open Singles Performance: Fourth round (2004, 2006, 2007)

Best U.S. Open Doubles Performance: Second round (2004)

U.S. Open Singles History

2003 - Lost in second round

2004 - Lost in fourth round

2005 - Lost in third round

2006 - Lost in fourth round

2007 - Lost in fourth round

2008 - Lost in first round

2009 - Lost in third round

2010 - Lost in first round

2011 - Lost in third round

Other Noteworthy Grand Slam Singles Performances

Australian Open - Quarter-finalist (2011, 2012)

French Open - Semifinalist (2010)

Wimbledon - Runner-up (2010), quarter-finalist (2007)

U.S. Open Doubles History

2004 - Lost in second round

2005 - Lost in first round

2006 - Lost in first round

Other Noteworthy Grand Slam Doubles Performances

Australian Open - Quarter-finalist (2005)

Singles Titles Held

2012 - Montpellier

2011 - Beijing

2009 - Munich

2008 - Tokyo

2007 - Halle

2005 - Paris

2004 - Palermo

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The author has been a devoted tennis fan for the past decade.

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