Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych has been forced to skip next month’s US Open and the warm-up events that precede it due to persistent back problems. Also Read - Rafael Nadal Continues His Domination on Clay, Wins 12th Barcelona Open Title

The 32-year-old also missed Wimbledon, where he reached his only Grand Slam final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - Serbian Model Reveals Bombshell Plot to Blackmail Novak Djokovic in Sex-Extortion Scam

“I have been struggling with back pain for a couple of months now and have tried every possible treatment and medical solution,” Berdych was quoted as saying by Czech news agency CTK. Also Read - Tennis: Novak Djokovic Joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in Skipping Miami Open 2021, Says Need to Use This Time to Spend Time With Family

The US Open, the final Grand Slam event on the 2018 tennis calendar, begins on August 27.