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How will Berdych be "welcomed" in Madrid?

scarecrows
10-16-2007, 08:55 PM
I wonder how the public will behave during his match(es)

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/9954/gifberdcof3.gif

trixtah
10-16-2007, 08:56 PM
LOL with open arms and tightly pressed lips I imagine ;)

Bilbo
10-16-2007, 09:45 PM
i hope he gets ripped to shreds by the crowd

cmurray
10-16-2007, 09:48 PM
I hope they aren't jerks. I'm not fond of Berdych, but I don't like to see a player mistreated by an entire crowd.

tangerine_dream
10-16-2007, 09:53 PM
Maybe they'll just give him a good old fashioned Madrid welcome.

http://s1.tinypic.com/6276cgn_th

Burrow
10-16-2007, 09:53 PM
He was right to do that before, they hardly cheered for anything he hit!

He blew the pork off the court!

Byrd
10-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Flowers, and a kiss from rafa.

cmurray
10-16-2007, 09:58 PM
Flowers, and a kiss from rafa.

He and Rafa made nicey-nice. Maybe he WILL get a kiss.....:aplot:

Byrd
10-16-2007, 10:00 PM
He and Rafa made nicey-nice. Maybe he WILL get a kiss.....:aplot:

You would like to see that wouldn't you :aplot:

Pea
10-16-2007, 10:04 PM
I became a huge fan of Tomas after that match.:lol:

cmurray
10-16-2007, 10:05 PM
You would like to see that wouldn't you :aplot:

Actually??? Yes. :lol:

mangoes
10-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Hopefully the crowd will be nice. I don't like to see players thrown off their games by hostile crowds......


That video clip just brought back fond memories of Madrid 06:lol: :lol: :lol:

Stensland
10-16-2007, 10:07 PM
what happened last time? why would they hate him?

Byrd
10-16-2007, 10:13 PM
Actually??? Yes. :lol:

Don't chimps carry diseases, im sure berdych wouldn't want to get ill :p

Byrd
10-16-2007, 10:14 PM
what happened last time? why would they hate him?

Because he waved his manhood infront of the madrid crowd after he beat nadal.

adynadal
10-16-2007, 10:16 PM
Spaniards are passionate people,they get mad easily but so do they forget...i hope at least that they won`t effect on his game this year as they did in the semi last year...

cmurray
10-16-2007, 10:17 PM
Don't chimps carry diseases, im sure berdych wouldn't want to get ill :p

Now be nice.

Byrd
10-16-2007, 10:22 PM
Now be nice.

Sowwy :hug:

DwyaneWade
10-16-2007, 10:26 PM
They should give him the homecoming he deserves :devil:

Allure
10-16-2007, 10:27 PM
Berdych should spank Nadal's ass in front of his home crowd as a gesture of apology.

cmurray
10-16-2007, 10:28 PM
Sowwy :hug:

You're forgiven. :angel:

Svetlana.
10-16-2007, 11:27 PM
Does anyone have a clip from last year?

scarecrows
10-16-2007, 11:31 PM
Does anyone have a clip from last year?

highlights
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CoHCVPN_TDE

the shtttt
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FPUFTajFu1g

Stensland
10-16-2007, 11:37 PM
the shtttt
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FPUFTajFu1g

:D fun stuff, didn't watch it last year. seems like he watched too many of stepanek's matches. ;)

Svetlana.
10-16-2007, 11:40 PM
highlights
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CoHCVPN_TDE

the shtttt
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FPUFTajFu1g

Thanks for the links.

I did not see anything really inappropriate coming from Berdych. He did what many players want to do when the crowd is against you. It's actually very brave of him! ;)

Stensland
10-17-2007, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the links.

I did not see anything really inappropriate coming from Berdych. He did what many players want to do when they the crowd is against you. It's actually very brave of him! ;)

he did the "sshht"-thing also in düsseldorf at the wtc this year when he crushed kohlschreiber.

Henry Chinaski
10-17-2007, 01:00 AM
they seemed to have forgiven ginepri for his \m/ heavy metal tribute

GlennMirnyi
10-17-2007, 01:25 AM
As we know pretty well how Spaniards behave, expect the worst.

DwyaneWade
10-17-2007, 01:30 AM
That is pretty racist and intolerant to say the least...

You reap what you sow and props to Berdych for standing up to the crowd, now let's see if he is tough enough to handle the response.

Merton
10-17-2007, 02:40 AM
It depends on how the Spanish press will remind the crowd of the incident last year. It will be interesting to see.

Sunset of Age
10-17-2007, 02:43 AM
I hope they aren't jerks. I'm not fond of Berdych, but I don't like to see a player mistreated by an entire crowd.

My thoughts exactly.

Raf and Tomás have dealt with this incident between the both of them. No problems there anymore. Hope the Madrid crowd will be able to show just as much of mature behaviour as the players they claim to be a fan of! :cool:

Corey Feldman
10-17-2007, 02:47 AM
Like the hero he is

:worship: Berdy "SShhhhhhh shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!" :worship:

:haha:

ReturnWinner
10-17-2007, 02:54 AM
i do not think he will be noted very much

scoobs
10-17-2007, 12:53 PM
He just emerged onto Alcala and they're booing the hell out of him.

MariaV
10-17-2007, 01:26 PM
He just emerged onto Alcala and they're booing the hell out of him.

Oooh, those hot-tempered Spanish people, that's not very nice. :o
I hope he'll be able to cope with it.

scoobs
10-17-2007, 01:29 PM
They're leaving him alone now - but I get the feeling that if he puts a toe out of line they will be on his ass like there's no tomorrow.

Rogiman
10-17-2007, 01:30 PM
C'mon Tomas, give the finger to the fascists.

cmurray
10-17-2007, 01:31 PM
They're leaving him alone now - but I get the feeling that if he puts a toe out of line they will be on his ass like there's no tomorrow.

God help him if he ends up playing Nadal again, though. Because if the crowd is booing him it means they are not going to let bygones be bygones.

They aren't showing this match on TTC

stebs
10-17-2007, 01:32 PM
Far more applause for Nalbandian than for Berdych.

cmurray
10-17-2007, 01:35 PM
Far more applause for Nalbandian than for Berdych.

I don't mind that as long as they aren't actively booing him. THAT I don't like.

Thanks for the updates.

scarecrows
10-17-2007, 01:37 PM
berdman doesnt care and wins the set after going 1 break down :rocker2:

stebs
10-17-2007, 01:38 PM
Deadly silence when Berdych wins a point via a Nalby error but the opposite is not true.

No more than a spattering of applause as Berydych takes the set.

Or Levy
10-17-2007, 01:38 PM
Man, I'm watching this match on mute from work. Can't hear the booing.

Castafiore
10-17-2007, 01:43 PM
Far more applause for Nalbandian than for Berdych.

Deadly silence when Berdych wins a point via a Nalby error but the opposite is not true.

No more than a spattering of applause as Berydych takes the set.
And the problem is...?


As long as they're not booing anybody for something that happened a year ago, I don't see what the problem is or even why this is worthy of a mention other the MTF'ers begging for more drama probably.

Metis
10-17-2007, 01:44 PM
Man, I'm watching this match on mute from work. Can't hear the booing.

Even if you didn't have it on mute you wouldn't hear any booing.

cmurray
10-17-2007, 01:45 PM
Even if you didn't have it on mute you wouldn't hear any booing.

Don't ruin it for him, Metis. ;)

Seriously, I think its fine to cheer more for Nalby. Its the booing that's awful.

shotgun
10-17-2007, 01:58 PM
Madrid is full of Argentinians anyway, it's expected that Nalbandian gets more support.

Rogiman
10-17-2007, 02:00 PM
Doesn't seem like the crowd manages to give Bandy a major boost there :lol:

Metis
10-17-2007, 02:00 PM
Don't ruin it for him, Metis. ;)

Seriously, I think its fine to cheer more for Nalby. Its the booing that's awful.


:lol:

It's funny too how some people would prefer to see Berdych behave like he did last year. Fortunately it seems that he has learnt his lesson :yeah:.

Allure
10-17-2007, 02:01 PM
Madrid crowd as classy at the USO crowd during an American match

stebs
10-17-2007, 02:05 PM
And the problem is...?


As long as they're not booing anybody for something that happened a year ago, I don't see what the problem is or even why this is worthy of a mention other the MTF'ers begging for more drama probably.

I'm sorry that you seem to have taken your own completely random interpretation. I never said there was a problem, people wanted to know what was happening so I told them.

mangoes
10-17-2007, 02:07 PM
Even if you didn't have it on mute you wouldn't hear any booing.

I think the cheering for Nalby is coming from his home people. Nice crowd and they're even clapping for Berdych.

Madrid crowd as classy at the USO crowd during an American match

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Clara Bow
10-17-2007, 02:33 PM
The more the match goes on, it seems the more the crowd is clapping for Berdych. Nalby still gets more applause, which I would expect- but the crowd is recognizing Tomas' good play more.

Castafiore
10-17-2007, 02:46 PM
Your words are open to interpretation, Stebs, esp. compared with the observations of others.
Deadly silence when Berdych wins a point via a Nalby error but the opposite is not true. No more than a spattering of applause as Berdych takes the set.

It's good to read - from other posters - that the crowd is warming up to Berdych. I'm stuck staring at the SB. Thanks for the updates!

scoobs
10-17-2007, 02:58 PM
Crowd have been very fair, actually, in complete contrast to their initial welcome

mangoes
10-17-2007, 02:59 PM
The more the match goes on, it seems the more the crowd is clapping for Berdych. Nalby still gets more applause, which I would expect- but the crowd is recognizing Tomas' good play more.

I'm personally "booooooing" Berdych's play in the second set that resulted in him losing it:o :o Now, he's in a fight in the 3rd. I like Nalby, but I think it's time for Berdych to begin winning these type of matches.

Clara Bow
10-17-2007, 03:13 PM
The crowd even gave Berdych a decent hand when he left the court- contrast to the booing he received when he arrived. It does seem that through the course of the match, bye gones did become bye gones.

Or Levy
10-17-2007, 03:25 PM
Pity Berdych became bye gones as well.

mangoes
10-17-2007, 03:54 PM
The crowd even gave Berdych a decent hand when he left the court- contrast to the booing he received when he arrived. It does seem that through the course of the match, bye gones did become bye gones.

Completely agree. These "byes" for the top players have been working against them.

Sunset of Age
10-17-2007, 05:10 PM
After his pathetic performance I daresay that Berdych deserved a little booing right left and center... :mad: