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.
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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