Tomas Berdych Ditches H&M To Become Adidas' Top Star

Tomas Berdych, the semi-finalist, completes a straight sets win over Ryan Harrison at the US Open on Wednesday with his ninth ace. Abierto Los Cabos.

On the up again, he reached the quarterfinals at both Stuttgart and London's Queen's Club , losing in each case to Feliciano Lopez.

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Tomas Berdych, the semi-finalist, completes a straight sets win over Ryan Harrison at the US Open on Wednesday with his ninth ace. Abierto Los Cabos.
The Tomas Berdych Collection–H&M connects with Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych for their latest collaboration. Producing a collection that brings together fashion and function, essential garments come together for the active man.
Tomáš Berdych (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈbɛrdɪx]; born 17 September ) is a Czech professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 73 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) as of October 1,
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The Tomas Berdych Collection–H&M connects with Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych for their latest collaboration. Producing a collection that brings together fashion and function, essential garments come together for the active man.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Embed from Getty Images. Weather is my business. Tennis is my playground. Born in the year of the Golden Slam. Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon , but again lost to Federer, this time in straight sets.

He then made it to the semifinals at the Mercedes Cup , losing to eventual champion David Ferrer. He then played in the Rogers Cup , where he upset Rafael Nadal in three sets, before losing to Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals.

In the Madrid Masters , Berdych delivered back-to-back upsets over former No. Berdych began the year by making it to the quarterfinals of the Medibank International and the fourth round of the Australian Open , losing to No. He also made it to the semifinals of the BMW Open , losing to Mikhail Youzhny , 6—4, 6—3, despite not a dropping a set before the loss. He also made it to the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.

However, despite his good run on clay, he lost in the first round of the French Open to Guillermo García-López in straight sets. Berdych then won his third ATP singles title in Halle , defeating Marcos Baghdatis 7—5, 6—4, and not dropping a set en route to the title. In the Canadian Masters event, his first tournament since Wimbledon, as the 10th seed and defending quarterfinalist, he lost in the first round to Robin Haase , who was making his Canadian debut.

The following week in Cincinnati , as the 10th seed, he made it to the third round, before losing to Nikolay Davydenko , after which he rose to a new career high of No. His last tournament of the year was the Paris Masters , losing to David Ferrer. Berdych began by competing in the Hopman Cup , but this event was affected by a stomach virus. He then entered the Medibank International , being upset by Chris Guccione in the quarterfinals.

Entering the Australian Open as the 13th seed, he reached the fourth round, where he fell to Roger Federer in straight sets. At the Miami Masters , Berdych made it to the semifinals, including a win over Juan Carlos Ferrero and not dropping a set en route, but he lost to Rafael Nadal 6—7, 2—6.

He dropped out of the top 20 due to a sprained right ankle which caused him to miss the Monte Carlo Masters and the Rome Masters. He then reached the finals of the Swedish Open , losing to Tommy Robredo 4—6, 1—6. Representing his country at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, Berdych advanced to the third round before being defeated by Roger Federer in their second meeting at an Olympics tennis tournament.

He then made it to the semifinals of the Thailand Open , losing to Novak Djokovic. Berdych's season did not have a good start, as he had a 2—6 record, excluding the Australian Open , where he advanced to the fourth round to face Roger Federer. Berdych took two sets to love to lead over Federer but ended by being defeated in a tough five-setter 6—4, 7—6, 4—6, 4—6, 2—6. In the clay season, Berdych did not do well except for the French Open and the Masters as he lost in the first two rounds in all four events.

He then reached the round of 16 at the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell , losing to Fernando Verdasco 5—7, 7—5, 4—6, and he won his only title of the year and the only time he reached a result better than the quarterfinals in the BMW Open , defeating Mikhail Youzhny 6—4, 4—6, 7—6. He then reached the second round in Paris , losing to Tommy Robredo. He later helped his country to reach the Davis Cup final against Spain, after winning the semifinal tie 3—2 against Croatia.

The tie ended 5—0 in favor of the defending champions, with Berdych losing to Nadal in the first rubber 5—7, 0—6, 2—6. Berdych began the year at the Brisbane International , where he reached the semifinals, before losing to eventual champion Andy Roddick 6—1, 3—6, 4—6.

In the Sony Ericsson Open , he stunned an error-filled top seed Roger Federer 6—4, 6—7, 7—6, in the round of 16, after saving a match point on Federer's serve in the tiebreak at 6—5, which he won 8—6. This was his second victory over Roger and ended an eight straight losing streak to the Swiss.

He then went on to defeat Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 4—6, 7—6, 6—4, for a spot in the semifinals. Berdych overpowered fifth seed Robin Söderling in two sets in the semifinals 6—2, 6—2, but lost in the final to Roddick 5—7, 4—6. He began his clay season at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters , losing to eventual finalist Fernando Verdasco 7—5, 3—6, 2—6, in the third round, after cruising through the first two rounds.

He then withdrew from the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open due to a right hip injury. He reached the semifinals, where he was defeated by fifth seed Robin Söderling 3—6, 6—3, 7—5, 3—6, 3—6. En route to the semifinals, he defeated three seeded opponents in straight sets: John Isner in the third round, No. He reached his first career slam final at Wimbledon after beating Andrey Golubev and Benjamin Becker in straight sets, Denis Istomin in five, and Daniel Brands in four sets.

He also defeated defending champion Roger Federer in four sets 6—4, 3—6, 6—1, 6—4, to record his second straight victory over the Swiss. In the semifinal match against Novak Djokovic , Berdych won in straight sets 6—3, 7—6, 6—3, to reach his first Grand Slam final, against No.

There, he lost to the Spaniard 3—6, 5—7, 4—6, to finish as runner-up. He made the quarterfinals, after beating both Dmitry Tursunov and Andrey Golubev in three sets en route. However, he lost to Xavier Malisse 4—6, 6—3, 2—6, in the quarterfinal round. At the Rogers Cup held in Toronto, he was seventh seed. He beat two Ukrainian players, Sergiy Stakhovsky 6—2, 6—4, in the opening round and Alexandr Dolgopolov 6—3, 6—7, 6—4, in the third round to reach the quarterfinals.

There, he lost to Roger Federer 3—6, 7—5, 6—7, despite serving for the match at 5—3 in the third set while being two points away from victory numerous times.

Berdych then made a first-round exit at the China Open , where he lost to Michael Berrer , 6—4, 5—7, 4—6. He then suffered two successive opening-round losses, first at the If Stockholm Open in Stockholm Sweden falling to Jarkko Nieminen for the first time, 1—6, 4—6, and at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel Switzerland , losing to Tobias Kamke , 4—6, 1—6.

In his opening round-robin match he lost to Novak Djokovic , 3—6, 3—6. However, Berdych defeated Andy Roddick in the second round-robin match, 7—5, 6—3. In his last round-robin match, Berdych was defeated by Rafael Nadal in two sets, which meant that he could not advance to the semifinals. Berdych began the year at the Aircel Chennai Open , where he reached the semifinals, before losing to eventual champion Stanislas Wawrinka 4—6, 1—6. At the Australian Open , Berdych advanced to the quarterfinals, where he was defeated by eventual champion Novak Djokovic 1—6, 6—7, 1—6.

In his second rubber, Berdych was beaten by Andrey Golubev 5—7, 7—5, 4—6, 2—6. In the first round, Berdych suffered a shocking loss to Stéphane Robert 6—3, 6—3, 2—6, 2—6, 7—9. In the first round, Berdych defeated Ruben Bemelmans 5—7, 7—6, 6—4, after saving three match points. In the fourth round, Berdych suffered a straight-set loss to Mardy Fish.

His next tournament was the Swedish Open , where he reached the semifinals, before losing to eventual champion Robin Söderling in straight sets. As he was seeded seventh, he received a bye into the second round. In the second round, he beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 4—6, 6—2, 6—3. As the eighth seed, he received a bye into the second round. In the quarterfinals, Berdych stunned the two-time defending champion, Roger Federer in straight sets. Berdych retired after losing the first set 5—7, citing injury to the right shoulder.

In the first round, Berdych defeated French qualifier Romain Jouan 6—2, 7—6, 6—1. He was trailing 4—6, 0—5 when he retired. In his singles rubber, Berdych defeated Victor Crivoi in straight sets. After pulling out of the Proton Malaysian Open due to a recurring shoulder injury, Berdych competed at the China Open as the third seed.

Berdych defeated Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first and second rounds, respectively, both in straight sets. Berdych's next tournament was the Shanghai Rolex Masters. As sixth seed, he received a bye into the second round.

Berdych next played at the Swiss Indoors Basel. He lost in the first round to eventual finalist Kei Nishikori 6—3, 3—6, 2—6. As the fifth seed, Berdych received a bye into the second round. In the second round, Berdych defeated Fernando Verdasco 6—3, 7—5. In the first tie, Berdych lost to top seed, Novak Djokovic 6—3, 3—6, 6—7, after Berdych squandered match point at 5—4 in the final set.

Berdych was forced to come back from a set down and hold match point in the final set tie-breaker, but he eventually won 2—6, 6—3, 7—6.

Berdych again came back from a set down to defeat Ferrer 3—6, 7—5, 6—1. In the semifinals, Berdych fell to the 6th seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3—6, 5—7.

Berdych finished the tournament with a 4—0 singles record, defeating Grigor Dimitrov , Mardy Fish and Frederik Nielsen in the group stages. Because of this, Berdych was booed whilst leaving the court. Berdych played at the BNP Paribas Open as the seventh seed, where he faced Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round after receiving a bye.

After winning the second round, Berdych defeated Andy Roddick , 6—3, 4—6, 6—2, but then lost to Almagro, 4—6, 0—6. This was followed by another upset in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open , losing to Grigor Dimitrov , 3—6, 6—2, 4—6.

Berdych began his clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters , where he reached the semifinals after upsetting third seed Andy Murray 6—7, 6—2, 6—3, in the quarterfinals.

He thrashed Fernando Verdasco , 6—1, 6—2 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Berdych defeated tenth seed Juan Martín del Potro 7—6, 7—6, for a place in the final. Federer leads their head-to-head 11—4. At the French Open , he was the seventh seed. He defeated Dudi Sela in the first round and Michaël Llodra in the second round, both in straight sets.

He made the final of the Winston-Salem Open the week before the US Open, losing to John Isner in three sets, with a tie-break in the third set that went to 11—9. He became only the third man from his country after Ivan Lendl and Petr Korda to reach the quarterfinal stage at all four Grand Slams.

He took his 2nd singles title of the year in Stockholm Indoor, defeating Tsonga in the finals. In his last round robin match he lost to Novak Djokovic meaning he was unable to qualify for the semifinals. He ended the year participating in the Davis Cup Final playing in both singles and doubles and winning two matches as the Czech Republic won against Spain.

He reached his third consecutive quarterfinal at the Australian Open before falling to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. He then made back-to-back finals at the Open 13 and at the Dubai Tennis Championships losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets despite having match point and to Novak Djokovic in straight sets, respectively. In the clay season, Berdych back to back semifinals of Masters events at the Mutua Madrid Open losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in three after defeating Andy Murray in the quarterfinals and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia defeating Novak Djokovic for just the second time in 13 meeting before losing to Nadal in straight sets.

However, at the French Open , He lost in the first round to Gaël Monfils , in a long five set match, 5—7 in the fifth set. Berdych then went on to play Wimbledon , where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to eventual runner-up Novak Djokovic.

Berdych reached his first Australian Open semi-final. In the semifinal, he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in four sets. With this victory, he returns to his highest career ranking, 5. Although he entered the Sony Open Tennis ranked No. Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, most notably beating John Isner in the fourth round before losing in straight sets to in-form Ernests Gulbis.

Berdych struggled in the grass court season; he lost to eventual finalist Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals of the Aegon Championships. He reaches the third round of Wimbledon Championships before falling to Marin Cilic in straight sets.

At the US Open Berdych reached the quarterfinals where he lost to eventual champion Marin Cilic in straight sets. His results continue to improve after US Open. He made two finals of the China Open tennis losing to Novak Djokovic. He made to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters. In the quarterfinals, he lost to eventual finalist Gilles Simon.

Berdych clinches the If Stockholm Open title by defeating defending champion Grigor Dimitrov in the final. Daniel Vallverdu was appointed as Berdych's coach for the season. Azuz Simcich became his new fitness coach. Berdych started his season at the Qatar Open in Doha. In Melbourne, Berdych reached his second Australian Open semifinal, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Berdych lost in four sets against Andy Murray in the semifinal. Following a quarterfinal appearance, the next week at the Rome Masters , Berdych reached a career-best No.

Berdych next competed at the French Open where he started his campaign with a straight-sets victory over young Japanese star Yoshihito Nishioka. Berdych followed this by defeating Radek Stepanek and Benoit Paire in the second and third rounds respectively to reach the fourth round. Berdych next competed at the Gerry Weber Open where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Ivo Karlovic in three sets. Berdych reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships before losing to Gilles Simon in straight sets.

Berdych lost in the second round of the Canadian Masters and the quarterfinals in the Cincinnati Masters. Berdych then went on to reach the fourth round of the US Open before losing to Richard Gasquet in four sets after taking the first set.

However, he could not carry his good form to the China Open as he lost in the first round to Pablo Cuevas. However, he made it to the quarterfinals in the Shanghai Masters event. Berdych then went on to win the Stockholm Open title and his 12th ATP World Tour title defeating Jack Sock in the final in straight sets while also winning the Stockholm title for the second straight year in a row and third title overall there. Berdych made it to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.

Berdych finished the year ranked No. Berdych started ranked No.

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Berdych might not have catapulted you into public consciousness the way Djokovic did with UNIQLO, but this was a cruel way to break up, H&M. Simply cruel. Whatever you thought #BerdycH&M was, we can all agree it was certainly I. H&M’s collaboration with tennis professional Tomáš Berdych is now in its second year. The spring/summer sportswear collection includes accessories such as tennis socks and a cap, as well as new styles of tennis shirts and shorts in breathable, fast-drying fabric. The Tomas Berdych Collection–H&M connects with Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych for their latest collaboration. Producing a collection that brings together fashion and function, essential garments come together for the active man.