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ATP Blog :Tomas Berdych blogs from Toronto

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 08:20 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/berdych2008.asp

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.

finishingmove
07-22-2008, 08:32 AM
blog = title in the bag :D

JolánGagó
07-22-2008, 09:51 AM
So boring but still better than his tennis.

oranges
07-22-2008, 09:58 AM
Do I hear a Nadal fan proclaiming Berdych boring? :o

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 11:19 AM
Do I hear a Nadal fan proclaiming Berdych boring? :o

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!

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 11:21 AM
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? :)

nisha
07-22-2008, 11:21 AM
after so long

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 11:27 AM
You are unbelievable, anybody that isn't a top player that you don't like? :)

I can PM you a list if you like. :cool: Berdych, a top player, btw? :p

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 11:29 AM
I can PM you a list if you like. :cool: Berdych, a top player, btw? :p

Well you probably noticed him after he beat Federer in Athens and was he top 10 once?

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 11:30 AM
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? :p
Quite a distance away from that now.

oranges
07-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Then here's the antidote - I am a Rafa fan but really like Tomas as well, he's a very nice person indeed.

Peacemaker award :hatoff:

Rumour
07-22-2008, 06:49 PM
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.

Lee
07-22-2008, 07:23 PM
Didn't we have a thread like this yesterday and was moved/removed? :angel:

Nadal_Fanatic
07-22-2008, 07:24 PM
As long as he doesn't tell people in his blog to be quiet like he did in Madrid. ;)

angela
07-23-2008, 02:14 AM
yes :)

schorsch
07-23-2008, 02:22 AM
hehe a bit boring, but i like blogs anyways, so i always try to read them.

by the way ^^
-> safarova spells her name like this on tour : lucie
he kept writing lucy

tsk tsk tsk :p

Davodus
07-23-2008, 04:17 AM
i think he is writing it in czech and it is being translated, and that is how the translation was written
his english is not that good :)
but i like the blog anyway

Action Jackson
07-23-2008, 06:37 AM
i think he is writing it in czech and it is being translated, and that is how the translation was written
his english is not that good :)
but i like the blog anyway

Are you a professional translator or something?

Snoo Foo
07-23-2008, 06:41 AM
Today my father watched the live scores of my match. He tries not to miss a point. If my match is on TV he will watch it even if it is late in the night. I think he even wakes up even if all he can do is watch the live scores tick over.

bless

Davodus
07-23-2008, 09:30 AM
Are you a professional translator or something?

not of czech

just from listening to how he speaks in interviews, his english is not that grammatically correct, so I assume he writes it in czech and it gets translated

Action Jackson
07-23-2008, 11:31 AM
not of czech

just from listening to how he speaks in interviews, his english is not that grammatically correct, so I assume he writes it in czech and it gets translated

It's not like Berdych's English is hopeless. I've heard him speak many times and he is competent. There are people who write better than they speak, understand better than they read a language and vice versa. He could get it proof read and say hey change this and this, if he was someone who couldn't speak it at all, then yes I'd go with the translated, but that's not the case with him.

Nadal has written blogs in English.

I mean when Acasuso did the blog, that was translated for sure because of his lack of English language skills.

Davodus
07-23-2008, 11:55 AM
It's not like Berdych's English is hopeless. I've heard him speak many times and he is competent. There are people who write better than they speak, understand better than they read a language and vice versa. He could get it proof read and say hey change this and this, if he was someone who couldn't speak it at all, then yes I'd go with the translated, but that's not the case with him.

Nadal has written blogs in English.

I mean when Acasuso did the blog, that was translated for sure because of his lack of English language skills.

calm down, berdych is one of my 2 favourite players, and I have met and spoken to him

but his english is not THAT good, and I was saying it must be translated because i'm sure he knows how to spell his girlfriends name

i wasn't insulting him :confused:

Action Jackson
07-23-2008, 12:03 PM
calm down, berdych is one of my 2 favourite players, and I have met and spoken to him

but his english is not THAT good, and I was saying it must be translated because i'm sure he knows how to spell his girlfriends name

i wasn't insulting him :confused:

There would be no need to change the spelling of Lucie's name, even if it was translated. It's like when I translated an article about Marcelo Rios, I didn't call him Mark Rivers, or with Mariano Puerta aka Mariano Door.

I have proof read some of my friends work, when they couldn't write English to a level, that they weren't confident to submit the works. Just said change this here and here, and use the particular word in this way.

Davodus
07-23-2008, 12:45 PM
so you think he doesn't know how to spell his girlfriends name?

JolánGagó
07-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Excruciatingly boring.

zethand
07-23-2008, 01:17 PM
So boring but still better than his tennis.

I agree! :zzz:

Pfloyd
07-23-2008, 03:58 PM
Berydch, hmmmm.

I dunno, but this why bother putting him to blog?

We are trying to make tennis reach more people, these types of blogs don't help too much.

I know he mentioned it in his own blog but, do let Tursunov do more blogging.

Merton
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
Thanks for that, hopefully Tomas will stay in the tournament long enough to see more entries. :lol:

Mashachosen1
07-23-2008, 05:36 PM
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!

:angel:

Guy Haines
07-23-2008, 08:35 PM
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!

I'm a Nadal fan who likes Berdych as well. The ssshhh incident was a long time ago, kind of funny when it happened, and wouldn't have happened if those two haven't had a rivalry.

I'm also a big fan of Lucie. :bigcry: Great to hear she's enjoying a summer barbecue but I hope she works it off with some practice sessions devoted strictly to return-of-serve and second serve.

Tomas and Lucie both seem stuck as tennis players, though at least he's kind of holding while her ranking is in freefall.

I don't know why people are dogging Tomas's blog so much. It isn't a suspense novel, but he seems nice and I've read much duller ATP ones.