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papertank 11-14-2012 11:56 AM

Berdych trashes majority of the Spanish team days before the DC final
 
Berdych proving again what a classy fellow he is.

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Just ahead of the Davis Cup final, the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych tells reporters in Prague that Spain’s Nicolas Almagro isn’t as good as advertised.

Berdych, the No. 1 Czech, will likely face No. 2 Spaniard Almagro on Friday. Berdych and Almagro have a sour on-court history. At the 2012 Australian Open, Berdych refused to shake Almagro’s hand after his fourth-round victory because Almagro hit Berdych in the arm with a ball when he was at net. Berdych later refused to apologize, saying he believed that Almagro was trying to hit him in the face.

Berdych owns a 8-3 record against Almagro and has beaten him four out of the five times they played this year, including at the U.S. Open and most recently indoors in Stockholm.

“I played faced Almagro many times this year and won most of them,” Berdych said. “If he’s nominated, he will be the weak point on which we can build our victory. He’s missing that little something that distinguishes great players [from the rest]. He’s won smaller tournaments won this year. But he always has a chance if he plays.”

Berdych also took a swipe at the Spanish doubles team of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers, which just won the ATP World Tour Finals. Berdych will likely pair with Radek Stepanek in doubles. They have won all three of their Davis Cup matches together this year.

“You have to congratulate them, but now they are expected to do something different, so just tell them to hurry up and prepare,” Berdych said.
http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/b.../#.UKQEnml243c

Ms Nadal 11-14-2012 12:08 PM

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! :)

Cup8489 11-14-2012 12:08 PM

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.

papertank 11-14-2012 12:10 PM

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.

NadalDramaQueen 11-14-2012 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Berdych (Post 7016320)
He’s missing that little something that distinguishes great players [from the rest].

I missed the part when Berdych became a great player.

kishnabe 11-14-2012 12:15 PM

LOL....thanks for making the DC final more watchable. I expect a Spanish washout......oh things could be quite good.

NadalAgassi 11-14-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7016345)
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.

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.

Cup8489 11-14-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 7016367)
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.

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.

norbac 11-14-2012 12:20 PM

HAHAHAHA I love it. Tennis needs more of this.

beast of mallorca 11-14-2012 12:20 PM

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:

kaku 11-14-2012 12:24 PM

Wonder if Berdych will ever display that "little something" that makes him "great"

Ms Nadal 11-14-2012 12:25 PM

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.

NadalAgassi 11-14-2012 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7016371)
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.

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.

joeri888 11-14-2012 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Ms Nadal (Post 7016386)
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.

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.

Candide 11-14-2012 12:30 PM

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.

Ms Nadal 11-14-2012 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7016392)
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.

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:

Shangri La 11-14-2012 12:39 PM

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.

flyinghippos101 11-14-2012 12:40 PM

Berdych is an asshat, what's new?

beast of mallorca 11-14-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7016392)
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.



I'm no saint, but don't you think you're being over the top my friend ?

joeri888 11-14-2012 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by beast of mallorca (Post 7016426)
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I'm no saint, but don't you think you're being over the top my friend ?

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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