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Queen's warm-up for Berdych

Tomas Berdych will warm-up for Wimbledon at the Aegon championships at the Queen's Club in June.

The World number seven has joined Andy Murray in confirming his participation at the event which he believes will give him the "best possible chance" of winning at the All England Club a month later.

The 28-year-old Czech, who saw off Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on his way to the 2010 final at SW19 before losing out to Rafael Nadal.

Berdych reached his first Australian Open semi-final this year where he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka, before winning the ABN-AMBRO Championship in Rotterdam.

And he believes his involvement at Queen's will stand him in good stead to go far at the All England Club.

He said: "My next goal is to go one better, one higher than I did when I reached the final of Wimbledon

"That's my main goal for the rest of my career.

"It's a really big step, and it's going to take a lot of work every day to get there, but that's what I'm going to try to do.

"I think playing at Queen's gives me the best possible chance. I would also love to lift that beautiful Aegon Championships trophy."

The former world number five, who has reached the semi-finals in all four of the grand slams, is looking forward to playing in the Aegon Championships, adding: "I have to say that I have never played on a better grass court than at the Aegon Championships, and The Queen's Club itself is just beautiful."