ROGERS CUP 2014
Berdych Opens Toronto Stock Market
by ATP Staff
© Ron Turenne/Tennis CanadaTomas Berdych opens the stock market Tuesday with Toronto tournament director Karl Hale.
Tomas Berdych had an early wake-up call Tuesday as he was invited to open the stock market at the Toronto Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in Canada and the third largest in North America.
The Czech arrived at 9am and, after a 45-second countdown, opened the market at 9:30am by placing his hand on the LCD screen to initiate the siren.
“It’s something different,” said Berdych. “It’s a big moment. Obviously, it’s something special and interesting. So I really like to be a part of that and enjoy a new experience.
“The routine is very nice. I didn’t expect that, but it’s really nice to have the ritual like that of opening the stock market and I just hope and wish all the best and hope things go well.”
“I’m feeling well, I’m feeling good, and I’m really glad to be back,” said Berdych. “It’s always a nice week and I always look forward to coming back here in Toronto. I’m going to try to do another good and solid week here.”