Tomas Berdych explained why it was important to retire at the right time, saying that one must leave when they are still competitive.
Berdych spent many years in the sport’s top 10, and has beaten many big names throughout his career. The 36-year-old retired two years ago, and insisted that he has no regrets about it.
The former player was exceptional on his day, and has given the top players in the sport a good run for their money. He was ranked fourth in the world at his peak, but never quite reached the levels of his elite peers.
Nevertheless, Berdych explained why it was important to retire at the right time, saying that one must leave when they are still competitive.
“A quite important actual detail in my career was the timing for ending my career,” he said, as quoted by express.co.uk.
“Because that’s also something which is very important, that today I’ve never felt one second that I should stay, like any doubts at all.
“But I think to close up the career, which was very successful, let’s name the Wimbledon final (2010), that was (a) really great run. And being able to close it up and round it up, so I’m happy overall.”
Don’t miss it
Berdych also talked about a potential return to tennis, but insisted that he does not miss it at all.
“For me, all the competitiveness has been left with my career, with when I turned my page and moved on,” he addrd.
“So these days I’ve been on court to just have fun, enjoy being relaxed, and left all the stress and all the pressure in the past.
“So I enjoy my time and it’s basically, that was my goal and I achieved it.”