Tomáš Berdych is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic whose most notable achievement in his sports profile was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships: having defeated defending champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and World No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. He is the only player to defeat Roger Federer several times in Grand Slam events before the semifinal stage. Berdych turned pro in 2002, and went on to garner impressive satistics. He started by winning two Futures events, both in his country of the Czech Republic. He won his first title in Palermo defeating Filippo Volandri in the finals of 2004 US Open. At the 2005 Paris Masters, he won his first career ATP Masters Series title. He then won his third ATP singles title in Halle, defeating Marcos Baghdatis in 2007. Berdych won his only title of the year in the 2008 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships. Berdych won his sixth title of his career and his first title since the 2009 BMW Open, after defeating Marin Čilić in the final of the 2011 China Open. Berdych won his first ATP tournament of 2012 at the 2012 Open Sud de France, defeating third seed Gael Monfils.