Due To Appendicitis Tomas Berdych Will Miss His First US Open
by Tom Gainey | August 21st, 2016, 11:53 am
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The US Open lost its first big name on the men’s side Saturday when Tomas Berdych withdrew due to appendicitis, he announced on social media.

“Dear Fans, I’m very disappointed to announce that I will not be able to compete at the US Open this year. I was just diagnosed with Appendicitis in Cincinnati so I will be flying back to Europe for additional checks and treatment. I will need to take some time off to recover fully but I know that I will get back as strong as ever. I’m looking forward to playing again as soon as possible. I kindly thank you for your support, Tomas”.

Berdych, a former semifinalist there, had played the US Open every year dating back to 2003. His string of 52 straight Grand Slam appearances comes to an end.

The 30-year-old said he was diagnosed in Cincinnati.

In 2012 en route to the semifinal, Berdych beat Roger Federer.

With Gael Monfils pulling up lame with a back injury in Cincinnati, he could also be a player to watch as we near the start of the US Open next Monday.


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3 Comments for Due To Appendicitis Tomas Berdych Will Miss His First US Open

chrisford1 Says:

Yeah, yeah, we ALL know Birdy never won a Holy Slam….but what a fine record..52 straight Gland Slams…almost 7 straight years in Top 10.
He is a true pro. A healthy, solid one, too. Only 5 pro guys have been to more consecutive Slams – Federer 65, F Lopex 58 (active), Edberg 54, Verdasco 53(active). Djokovic is at 47 straight now. (Andy and Rafa have missed Slams and will not be on the list of the most consecutive Slam shows).

Applause for Berdych!


Brian Says:

Great looking wife, too.


Willow Says:

Thats too bad for Berdy, he has the game that can occasionally trouble the very best, great run in the GS nearly always going deep, make sure to get it removed ASAP Tomas like Rafa did ….

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