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If Berdych's finger to the lips is adopted by other players to insult the crowd....

....will it become known in tennis circles as "Giving the Berd"?

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i cant believe the big deal everyone has made of it, its not like he was the first or last one to do in a sports arena. footballers have been doing it for years and spanish fans deserved it.

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Hahaha

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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.
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Well he was not the first nor will he be the last but I like it

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Doesn't anyone remember Nadal did the "shhh" gesture as well, it used to be Deivid's avatar?

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....will it become known in tennis circles as "Giving the Berd"?


Or just being a dych...

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Doesn't anyone remember Nadal did the "shhh" gesture as well, it used to be Deivid's avatar?
Exactly. Birdman stole it.

Though "Giving the Rafa" doesn't have the same oomph...

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if nadal has done it before its a bit hypocritical of him to criticize berdych for doing it, even though it was to his home fans.

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Vliegen did it briefly during (not after) his match against Serra.
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Yes, I saw that, in fact that was what inspired me, if that is the right phrase, to produce this thread. Vliegen strikes me as a rather antagonistic character a bit like Berdych, you can see from his reactions to missed shots that he expects to be beating every opponent and is annoyed when it doesn't work out that way. Entertaining all-round game for sure, though.

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His behaviour during that match left much to be desired though... I don't think Berdych is as hot-tempered as Vliegen seems to be.
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Or just being a dych...
Rolls off the tongue much better.

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His behaviour during that match left much to be desired though... I don't think Berdych is as hot-tempered as Vliegen seems to be.
The Flea loves to gesticulate and whines about a lot of calls. He and Coria would be fun, if they both played up.

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.
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