Tomas Berdych: 'I will never forget win vs Roger Federer at 2004 Olympics'


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Tomas Berdych: 'I will never forget win vs Roger Federer at 2004 Olympics'

In an interview with Czech media, Tomas Berdych reflected on how his retirement from tennis will change his lifestyle. He said: "I no longer plan to train. I do not have the right feeling inside myself. I do no longer feel the need to compete.

I had no more goals. I am looking forward to new things." On how it feels to wake up and even not have to do anything, Berdych added: "It's an enormous advantage. From one side you can also appreciate your entire career.

I had a plan for the first minute I woke up. When to eat, when to rest, when to train. Now I can just do things I like even if I want to still take care of my body, I had to do it for my entire career and just relaxing now would not be nice.

I will not start eating a hamburger. I sacrificed everything for tennis and I had no time for other things." A match he will not forget: "Probably my win over Roger Federer at 2004 Athens Olympic Games. That's where my career started so I take it."

Berdych also defeated Federer in the quarter-final of the 2010 Wimbledon, before reaching the final. It was his first and only Major final. The loss he regrets the most: "Probably the 2012 US Open semifinals against Andy Murray.

It was windy, the opportunity was so big. I had played great beating Federer in the quarters when he was the world number one."