Prague - Tomas Berdych says he has fired
his coach Dani Vallverdu after a 17-month partnership.
Berdych's announcement comes days after a
6-0, 6-0 loss to David Goffin in the third round of the Italian Open.
In Monday's statement, the eighth-ranked
Berdych says the move is a reaction to his unimpressive recent form. He is
19-10 in 2016.
Berdych says "I am not a player at the
beginning of my career, so I had to act quickly when I felt like making a
The 30-year-old Berdych led the Czechs to
two Davis Cup titles but has never won a Grand Slam tournament. He was a
runner-up at Wimbledon in 2010 and reached his highest ranking at No. 4 a year
Berdych has yet to decide on Vallverdu's