Has Berdych ever thrown his racket?

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  1. Maximagq

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    People think he's a jerk but I've never seen him display much anger. Any instance of this?
     
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    Why would he need to, he's a fanboy of Nadals!
     
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    you're more of a jerk if you're... well, a jerk, than if you break rackets.

    Bagdhatis breaks multiple rackets at a time, but people don't say he's a jerk.
     
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    I think at the end there Nadal said to him "Enjoy the win, I was injured." ;)
     
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    smashing racquet ≠ jerk
     
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    I always thought Birdman was right in not shaking Almagro's hand after Almagro blasted him in the face. Perfectly understandable. The Aussie crowds are harsh.

    berdych almagro incident
     
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    I think by face you mean bicep. If he blasted him in the face, the ball's path would carry it way long if untouched. Almagro was going for a fair shot into the court. "Into the body" is always a good play.
     
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  12. heninfan99

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    Almagro was clearly head hunting. Almagro had many options. Sure it's legal but Birdman also has the right to not shake the hands of a cheap shot artist.


     
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    I used to dislike him but changed my opinion after he gave up his time freely to play for the Royal Marsden charity with Andy Murray at Queens last year. I think that he handles himself well on and off the court these days.
     
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  14. heninfan99

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    ^^He just seems really sensitive to criticism from other players and reacts. Whenever he beats Federer and Federer post-match says "I gave away the match" it really erks him. LOL

    "I had my chances. I was just not playing well enough. When he had to, he was able to come up with some good stuff. But I definitely gave away this match" Roger Federer, 2010 Wimbledon
     
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    Lol...whenever Fed loses, he always gives it away, except maybe to Rafa! You'd think all the other players who beat him would have realised this by now! :wink:
     
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    Not so much anger as a certain arrogance on occasion. There was the famous incident at Madrid some years ago when Berdych beat Nadal back when it was still an indoor hardcourt tournament. At the end of the match he looked at the crowd and put his finger to his lips as if to say, " I've won so you can stop all that cheering for Rafa now!" Nadal shook his head at him and said something to him as they returned to their chairs.
     
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  17. heninfan99

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    After Hewitt I think Berdych is the most misunderstood player. I find his arrogance to be false...as if he's trying to convince himself he has the best forehand or whatever. He seems to crumble on the biggest stages with a lack of belief. The shsssing of the crowd, the not shaking hands --I understand it all, esp. in the heat of the moment.
     
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    The thing is Berdych won. Maybe I'd give him a pass as just a sore loser, but sore winners are the worse. Just smile at him and give him an EXTRA long handshake. Living well is the best revenge
     
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  19. heninfan99

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    That would have been ideal but I understand why, I don't he was being a jerk but reacting to being attacked.
     
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