Tomas Berdych withdraws from Wimbledon due to back injury

Former finalist Tomas Berdych has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon due to injury.

The world No 19 from the Czech Republic has been suffering from back pain and will be unable to compete in the tournament at the All England Club from July 2.

Berdych reached the final at Wimbledon in 2010 and has been a semi-finalist for the last two years.

But he wrote on Twitter: “I am disappointed to inform you that I was forced to pull out of the Wimbledon Championship.

“I have been struggling with back pain for a couple of months now and have tried every possible treatment and medical solution, in order to be able to keep on competing.

“I had to take a tough decision and give my back the necessary rest and treatment for the next couple of weeks.”

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