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Wimbledon Contender Tomas Berdych Praises Gluten-free Diet


Tomas Berdych credits gluten-free diet with improved weight and stamina. Photo: CC--Carine06

Celiac.com 07/12/2016 - Looking at what he calls the "small details where I can get get an edge," professional tennis player Tomas Berdych adopted a gluten-free diet as part of a training regimen designed to help him maintain ideal playing weight.

In a recent interview to the Times, Berdych shared some lesser-known aspects about his career.

The Czech player is know for his considerable powerful serve and forehand, and solid all around game. To hear Berdych talk, before he went gluten-free, he has also been a bit on the lean side at around 90 kilos. The gluten-free diet has helped him put on a bit of weight and achieve a comfortable tournament weight of 95 kilos.

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Berdych joins Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, among other top players who are eating gluten-free.

Tomas Berdych is currently playing at Wimbledon 2016, where he is the number ten seed.

Read more in Tennis World.

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