Berdych trashes majority of the Spanish team days before the DC final

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  1. papertank

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    Berdych proving again what a classy fellow he is.

    http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/berdych-almagro-weak-link/40125/#.UKQEnml243c
     
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  2. Ms Nadal

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    Well, here is Berdych doing the trash talk that many have asked for! :). Good Berdych! Woo Hoo!. He is just being honest, he hates Almagro! :)
     
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    Lol, what a big mouth who hasn't done crap with considerable ability. If I was Almagro, I would be determined to crush this poser and rub it in his face.
     
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    I understand why he doesn't like Almagro, but insulting the spanish doubles team who just won the WTF is pretty stupid. I can't wait to see him get crushed by them next week.
     
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  5. NadalDramaQueen

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    I missed the part when Berdych became a great player.
     
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    LOL....thanks for making the DC final more watchable. I expect a Spanish washout......oh things could be quite good.
     
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  7. NadalAgassi

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    He has won a Masters, made a Slam final, made numerous Slam semis, made numerous Masters finals, and been top 10 for years. What has Almagro accomplished in comparision? Nothing.
     
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    So that gives him the right to trash talk Almagro? False. He's nothing but an oversized crybaby who can't take criticism or someone standing up to him.
     
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  9. norbac

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    HAHAHAHA I love it. Tennis needs more of this.
     
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  10. beast of mallorca

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    Hahaha, oh Berdych, if you guys don't win this, all these trash talking will be all over your face. Want to watch the DC now ..........:twisted:
     
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    Wonder if Berdych will ever display that "little something" that makes him "great"
     
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  12. Ms Nadal

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    Berdych is average at best. There is nothing about him. He is just dull to look at and his game isn't very interesting either.
     
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  13. NadalAgassi

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    Todays players are boring anyway. A little thrash talk is good. Tennis misses that. Berdych has in the past thrash talked Nadal too, who unlike his lesser Almagro is a way more accomplished player than Berdych, and I had no problem with that either. If more players were like that maybe tennis would still have the coverage it once did. Berdych is a better and more accomplished player than renowned mental midget Almagro so he hardly looks out of place throwing down a gauntlet to him. Now lets see how the mentally frail Almagro responds, if he responds like a warrior and champion for once, it will only add to the excitment.
     
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    I hope you are better than 6th in the world at what you do.

    I like trashtalk and mindgames. Tennis is too much a gentlemen's sport. They need to leave their decency at home and go at each other.
     
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    Good on him. Isn't everyone sick of the marketing friendly cookie cutter responses from everyone. Let's not hang the guy cos he shows a bit of humanity. They don't like each other so let him razz it up a bit. It's not like the sport's turning into boxing with torrents of silly trash talk before every match. A tiny bit of pepper in the mix is fine by me.
     
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  16. Ms Nadal

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    That's just my opinion, you may think he is great! Each to their own. No need to get personal. And I have nothing against the trash talk as you can see from my post earlier on this page. Berdych should get some new fans with his trash talk! :lol:
     
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    Most of what he said is true and the rest trash talk/drama part is always fun before a big match. More reason to like Berdych.
     
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  18. flyinghippos101

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    Berdych is an asshat, what's new?
     
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    I'm no saint, but don't you think you're being over the top my friend ?
     
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    Yes, I am. And I'm perfectly aware of it. It can probably be too much, but compared to NOW, they def. need to change it up a little. It's not a problem to say something spicy every once in a while.
     
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    In which case, I presume you are better than the 11th in the world at what you do.

    If people enjoy a bit of trash talk, fine. But Berdych does leave himself open to criticism if he is going to have a go at another player like that. If he can dish it out without provocation, he doesn't need defending when some bounces back on him.
     
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  22. chrischris

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    Thomas is quite right in his assesment of the qualities and problems of Almagros game and achievements. While Berdych isnt a GS winner yet but he has the game to beat top 5 players at the GS tournies and he still is improving while Almagro isnt.
     
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    I agree...Better than the usual press statements of "gotta go out and play my game, give 110%, etc etc".
     
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    Lol. Not classy, but entertaining. I would expect nothing less from Birdman.
     
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    I've met Almagro before and he isn't very friendly, but when you start spouting a bunch of crap like Berdych you make yourself the bad guy.
     
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  26. The Bawss

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    Hahaha, I like Berdych. Nice guy. Stop whining people. Murray is a much worse person and way more two-faced than Berdych who, refreshingly, speaks his mind.
     
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    Berdych :rolleyes:
    As if he's such a great player. No way to talk about someone anyway IMO.

    What he said about the doubles team is just some friendly trash talk though.

    When did he do that?.
     
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    Good for Berdych. DC needs this since it's kind of a dull event. Tennis needs more trash talk.
     
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    i also missed the part where berdych called himself a great player.
     
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    Very immature from Berdych, its probably the reason he hasn't taken more advantage of his massive talent (dude should be a multiple slam winner IMO, he is easily as talented as Djokovic and Murray). At least it makes the DC Final more interesting.
     
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    A bit rude, but enjoyable to say the least. Everybody else is putting on a public mask of class but this guy's pure entertainment at this point.
     
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  32. Ms Nadal

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    Are we all huge Berdych fans now?
     
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    Trashing talking and controversy is good. Apart from diehard tennis fans (and there aren't very many of us all), who cares about the Davis Cup or a tennis event that isn't a slam. At least this spices things up a bit.

    It's like the WTA chief executive at the time admitted that he loved it when Hingis would trash talk other players in her press conferences at her peak, because that attracted interest from more casual fans.

    Similarly Agassi catching the ball against Jaite during USA's Davis Cup tie in Buenos Aires in 1988 was gold dust for sports journalists and tennis fans as it gave them something interesting to write/talk about.
     
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    Only because you are incapable of picking up on things that aren't explicitly stated, my friend.

    Berdych is obviously missing that "something" that distinguishes the great players from the rest himself. However, he isn't going to rag on someone who he thinks is in the same boat with him. He is at best deluded about their difference in talent.
     
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    no. but some of us dont suck up to every piece of menure that comes from spain just because we love one of their players...
     
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  36. sureshs

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    He has. He can beat Federer whenever he wants. That is why he is so arrogant.
     
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    Don't understand these forums...one day everyone is complaining about lack of personalities in the game (read - more animosity). Then the minute a player makes even the slightest controversial remark, everbody is on his case.

    Is Alamgro that browbeaten that he needs your sympathy? Let them settle it on the court.
     
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    Who really cares about either Berdych or Almagro. Neither has a particularly charming personality.
     
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    Not everyone is complaining about that. Just some people who I think should watch a soap opera if that kind of thing is what they find so entertaining...
     
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    I am loving it. As it should be, especially in a DC-meeting. Electric and intensive.
     
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    Its not in anybody's control whether one prefers drama or not. Like I said, let them settle it on court.
     
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  42. cluckcluck

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    Berdych 60-22 in 2012
    Almagro 58-22 in 2012

    Each have 2 titles.

    Berdych is a moron.
     
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    This is awesome. Should be a heated final.

    Berdy sounds like a dope. Lopez and Granollers just won the biggest title of their career, and that "incident" with Almagro at AO12 was embarrassing.

    I also find it funny that Berdych talks about a player missing "that little something that distinguishes great players..."
     
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    The trash talking between the Spanish and Australian players ahead of the 2000 Davis Cup final was pretty memorable. Hewitt and Corretja sure did hate each other.
     
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    Berdych thinks making the Spanish team angry is a good idea? :lol:
     
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    Bird's scintillating personality won him a new fan
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    Bulk of Almagro wins come on Clay 250's.

    Berdych at least made better runs in MS1000 and Slams. Berdych failed in Wimbldon and Olympics....could have made better runs. Should have beat Pushray at the US Open.

    Almagro was nasty after Wimbledon.....not even worth they time.

    Berdych will mop Almagro....whom is the worst tennis player ever to play on Indoor Courts.
     
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    You need to be "average" to beat Federer in a slam?
     
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    Why does Berdych look down on others?

    Because he is taller than them
     
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    Too bad Nadal isn't here as he is one that needs the trash talking. :) But yeah Almagro is equally annoying other ways.
     
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