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Safin slams Berdych and comments on the tour length

On Berdych:

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“Just come on; just grow up a little bit; 26 years old; just deal with that. If you’re losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
“Don’t pretend that you are injured and then you start running around and start to hit winners and then all of a sudden you pull the hands up in the air after winning the match?
“So then of course the guy will say: ‘No, I’ve been injured but then I felt a little bit better’.
“Of course he will find 10,000 excuses. Still, it’s not enough. You’re playing or you’re not playing. If you’re playing, so just shut…up and play.
On schedule length:

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“In 2004 we had this discussion in Olympic Games with Roddick about it and they were blaming me that I’m playing too much.”
“And I was saying that the season is too long. We should make it shorter. And the guys, they jumped on me, like I was the one who was wrong.
“So look at all of them — everybody is falling apart. Everybody is getting injured left and right, and everybody is complaining the season is long. It takes six years to realise that something is wrong?

“They just have to deal with that, not when they are 21 and ambitious and want to make money. They have to think a little bit with their brains and to make the career a little bit longer.”
Some pretty harsh stuff in there. Thoughts?

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Short memory from the man taking a timeout before his opponent served for a match. It's something he has done before and it's a joke rule either way.

Schedule has been garbage for years and it won't change.

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


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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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“In 2004 we had this discussion in Olympic Games with Roddick about it and they were blaming me that I’m playing too much.”
I always knew he had a falling out with Roddick at the Athens Olympics but he never wanted to reveal why. I guess now we know.
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at Safin. Berdych is 24 not 26.

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Yes, the 2005 AO final getting a timeout so to get a massage on his legs to remove tension is a legit injury, hahaha.

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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Someone can see the finishing line in sight and doesn't care what he says anymore.
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marat's bombings have put me off.
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Someone can see the finishing line in sight and doesn't care what he says anymore.
It's a bit of a shame though. This would be the time to tone it down a bit and give a handshake even if you have angry feelings towards your opponent. You don't want to leave the sport on a bum note.

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I always knew he had a falling out with Roddick at the Athens Olympics but he never wanted to reveal why. I guess now we know.
Yep, same here... he said he'd never tell, now we know Roddick
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whoohoo! Safin!

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I will miss Safin
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I will miss Safin
Me too, but he could just as well take the same advice to shut up and play on this one
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at least he is honest and says something juicy

im tired of "both are tough", "it was a good match" and the usual



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Well put in his place that useless clown Birdshit.

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