The former Czech player Tomas Berdych feels happy about his journey in professional tennis. Speaking to media during the ATP Finals in London on how it felt to face and beat Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, he said: "I had the chance to compete with all of them for the last 15 years.
I beat them all at least once, twice actually and more, so that is one of the big parts of my career. I know that is the titles that count and that's part of it but yes this has been a very tough era and I am very proud to be part of it.
Unlike the players that have been talking about the era that has been the best in history and I wasn't part of it. I was part of it, I was able to get in between them, I was world No. 4, so it means I was very close between them and I am very proud."
The former world No. 4 Tim Henman praised Andy Murray's return: "It has been an incredible story. It's been a story that has gone beyond tennis because lots of people have had new hips and they have been a great success but not at the age of 32 and when you play professional sports.
When you reflect that it was only January when he was in tears in the press conference in Melbourne, I think for the vast majority of people felt that this was the end of the road. It was a very sad time. But then to see his progress after having the hip resurfacing, to watch his progress, to win the Queen's tournament was really huge."