Tomas Berdych to make Queen's return

Tomas Berdych celebrates after his first round win at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 14, 2013
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Tomas Berdych confirms that he will play in the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club this summer.

Tomas Berdych has confirmed that he will take part in the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club this summer.

The Czech player will return to the tournament after an eight-year absence on the advice of new coach Ivan Ljubicic.

Berdych reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2010 before losing to Rafael Nadal.

He told Sky Sports News: "The experience was great. It showed me a lot of things - that I'm able to play really well through two weeks, which is very tough. I now have experience of a Grand Slam final and I hope one day I can be able to profit from that.

"I think it could be a good advantage to be in London to get used to the conditions and to those great courts, and I think this is exactly what I need before Wimbledon."

Berdych lost the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships to world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday.

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