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ATP Blog :Tomas Berdych blogs from Toronto

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Hi everyone,
It's good to be blogging from Toronto. But I don't want to get anyone's hopes up... I'm no Dmitry Tursunov I haven't had a chance to speak with him this week, but when I do he may have some tips he's willing to pass along!.

I'm here with a good group of Czech guys, including Radek Stepanek, Lukas Dlouhy and my coach Jaroslav Navratil. We've been playing some darts here in the player lounge, which was a good way to pass the time Sunday with all the rain. I don't want to start my first post by bragging, but I have to say that it was my day yesterday and I won all but one game. When we played as teams my coach wanted to play with me all the time! But today I started poorly in the morning and wasn't in the same shape as Sunday.

My coach has a few friends from the Czech Republic who came to visit us and I hadn't seen them since the last time I was here, so we talked about the news in Czech. I don't follow politics so there wasn't any talk about that. We have the world championships in orienteering and Czech won one gold and two silver. There was also a lot of talk about hockey and of course Jaromir Jagr - whether it's a good choice for him to go to Russia or stay in the NHL.

We also spent some time Sunday watching the final round of the British Open. I was hoping 53-year-old Greg Norman was going to win. To be in a position to win a major at that age is a fantastic effort.

I play Jarkko Nieminen in the first round tomorrow. He's a very nice guy and we've spent a lot of time on the tour together. Last year he also played in the Czech league and played for our team. Everyone was speaking Czech so I'm not sure how much he understood. He tried to speak a few words but Czech is one of the worst languages to learn, so it wasn't easy for him.
Thanks for reading my first post. Talk to you tomorrow, Tomas.

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Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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So boring but still better than his tennis.
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Do I hear a Nadal fan proclaiming Berdych boring?
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Do I hear a Nadal fan proclaiming Berdych boring?
Then here's the antidote - I am a Rafa fan but really like Tomas as well, he's a very nice person indeed. Looking forward to read his Toronto blog this week!

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Then here's the antidote - I am a Rafa fan but really like Tomas as well, he's a very nice person indeed. Looking forward to read his Toronto blog this week!
You are unbelievable, anybody that isn't a top player that you don't like?

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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You are unbelievable, anybody that isn't a top player that you don't like?
I can PM you a list if you like. Berdych, a top player, btw?

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I can PM you a list if you like. Berdych, a top player, btw?
Well you probably noticed him after he beat Federer in Athens and was he top 10 once?

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Well you probably noticed him after he beat Federer in Athens and was he top 10 once?
He was, yes. Quite a while ago though... last year, somewhere?
Quite a distance away from that now.

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Then here's the antidote - I am a Rafa fan but really like Tomas as well, he's a very nice person indeed.
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Thanks for the blog info, I didn't see it on the ATP site yesterday (although it wasn't what I was looking for anyway). It's quite interesting to me how the top tennis players spend their time off-court during a tennis tournament, even though so much of it seems rather mundane.

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Didn't we have a thread like this yesterday and was moved/removed?
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As long as he doesn't tell people in his blog to be quiet like he did in Madrid.
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