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Tomas Berdych reportedly out of Barcelona Open

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by Dzevad Mesic

Tennis: The Czech tennis player won't be making his fifth appearance in Barcelona this season.

World number 12 Tomas Berdych reportedly won't play at next week's Barcelona Open. Berdych has played four times so far in his career at the tournament, the last time four years ago in 2013. He was defeated by Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo in his last attempt at the Spanish ATP 500 clay-court event.

The 31-year-old's career-best achievement at the Barcelona event has been the last-16 stage, achieved in 2009 and 2013. 

Berdych is coming off a round-of-16 loss suffered to Marin Cilic of Croatia on Thursday at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Czechman defeated Andrey Kuznetsov and Tommy Haas before setting up a meeting with Cilic, having defeated Kuznetsov and Haas in two three-setters. It was his debut event on clay in the 2017 tennis season.

Berdych, who was a Doha and Rotterdam semi-finalist, has yet to win a title this year.

It remains to be seen will Berdych decide to take a break and play next at the Madrid Masters, May 07-14.

Photo by Tatiana -- CC BY-SA 2.0

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