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Tomas Berdych complains about playing at 12pm at noon.

wifey99999999
08-06-2010, 11:43 PM
He has threatened to not return to Legg Mason next year because he feels he should get better treatment as the No.1 seed.

I have no doubt if he is an American, he would be scheduled to play in the evening.

While he has some valid points, I think he should not use this as excuse for losing to Malisse.

straitup
08-06-2010, 11:49 PM
Uhh...maybe they shouldn't do that but he shouldn't be saying that after a loss and that in no way should effect him.

BTW "at 12 pm at noon" is rather redundant

DualMedia
08-06-2010, 11:52 PM
He has threatened to not return to Legg Mason next year because he feels he should get better treatment as the No.1 seed.

I have no doubt if he is an American, he would be scheduled to play at evening.

While he has some valid points, I think he should not use this as excuse for losing to Malisse.

I think this has gone to his head now!

wifey99999999
08-06-2010, 11:53 PM
Uhh...maybe they shouldn't do that but he shouldn't be saying that after a loss and that in no way should effect him.

BTW "at 12 pm at noon" is rather redundant

yea I know. But I couldn't change the subject title....

straitup
08-06-2010, 11:58 PM
yea I know. But I couldn't change the subject title....

If you do "Edit" and then "Advanced Edit" or "complete edit" or something, you should be able to

n8
08-07-2010, 12:01 AM
If you do "Edit" and then "Advanced Edit" or "complete edit" or something, you should be able to

Or just double click near the title in the forum list page.

Bilbo
08-07-2010, 12:02 AM
Berdych also complained about haw-eye technology being wrong today. The higher his ranking the more a prick he is.

Magick
08-07-2010, 12:03 AM
nice excuse tomas

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 12:12 AM
He had less than a 12 hr rest after playing a 2 and a half hour match and he played on court 1, absolutely stupid considering he's the number 1 seed.

Should he use that as an excuse why he lost today? No, Malisse played great. Berdych is learning from Federer fast. :o

emotion
08-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Well, what I've always liked about Berdy is he speaks his mind...

orangehat
08-07-2010, 12:22 AM
The rise of rankings is getting to his head now ...

navy75
08-07-2010, 12:23 AM
Berdych also complained about haw-eye technology being wrong today. The higher his ranking the more a prick he is.

I was surprised by this as well. At one point he even went and pointed in the middle of the doubles alley on a ball that was clearly inside the line (as was confirmed by hawk-eye). I couldn't help but wonder how many bad calls he made on opponent's winners when he had to call his own lines in juniors :lol:

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 12:24 AM
The rise of rankings is getting to his head now ...He has a point though, as the number 1 seed he should be treated better, all the Americans were treated better even qualifiers like Sweeting. :o

I'm sure this is just a one off though. :)

habibko
08-07-2010, 12:51 AM
moan bitch moan, complain cry some more, wah wah wah.

FormerRafaFan
08-07-2010, 01:00 AM
Typical clutching from a sore loser. I doubt he would have said anything if he won against Malisse.

Yes, it is better to play in the evening, but still.. He is a tennis player. Players usually play at different times during the day. Which means the match times sometimes are a bit unconvential. This is not something new, and especially during slams they have to be ready to play at all times, even during the night. How many times didn't Nadal or Federer play night matches? And I doubt it's better to play at night. My point is just that this happens to all players, not just him. So he shouldn't complain too much.

orangehat
08-07-2010, 01:31 AM
He has a point though, as the number 1 seed he should be treated better, all the Americans were treated better even qualifiers like Sweeting. :o

I'm sure this is just a one off though. :)

IMO all (applying to Nadal, Federer, Djokovic) players should never complain about the schedule. Most of the time it's scheduled such that your next opponent has about the same rest time as you! So why should you complain when your opponent doesn't?

The only exception I can think of was Hewitt in the AO when he beat baghdatis at 4.55 in the morning. The scheduling after that was a bit screwed up.

The Magician
08-07-2010, 01:36 AM
He may have gotten his act together on the court but he's still a huge clown off of it and that may be the reason he never wins a GS.

Roddickominator
08-07-2010, 01:39 AM
It's just that time of the month for Berdych. He'll be fine by next tourney.

Leo
08-07-2010, 01:49 AM
Actually he has a point. No way should the player who won the night match from the night before have the FIRST quarterfinal at noon the next day. Because even after the match is over, he has to stretch, cool down, fulfill press obligations, get back to his hotel, etc. He really should have been scheduled second, but I guess ESPN2 pushed to show his match (biggest name left, top seed) and they had the noon slot scheduled on their lineup.

Action Jackson
08-07-2010, 01:55 AM
Actually Leo is right, the winner of the last match on the previous night should not be playing first next day. That is just commonsense.

Even then just got to get out and play, no excuses with this.

Filo V.
08-07-2010, 03:26 AM
I completely agree with the beef Tomas has with the schedule. It's unfair to him and lacks tact and respect to his situation. But hopefully it is settled in a more mature way than him boycotting the tournament. He also cannot look to use this to justify his loss, even though it did have a contribution to his poor performance, you play with the cards dealt to you.

wifey99999999
08-07-2010, 03:34 AM
Actually he has a point. No way should the player who won the night match from the night before have the FIRST quarterfinal at noon the next day. Because even after the match is over, he has to stretch, cool down, fulfill press obligations, get back to his hotel, etc. He really should have been scheduled second, but I guess ESPN2 pushed to show his match (biggest name left, top seed) and they had the noon slot scheduled on their lineup.

So, ESPN is the evil in this case....

Leo
08-07-2010, 03:46 AM
So, ESPN is the evil in this case....

I don't know that as a fact but I'm making an educated guess. I know that ESPN does usually have pull with the scheduling. The tournament probably would have put Berdych second to give him some rest (but not later, as to keep that half of the draw together), but with all the Americans out, ESPN probably pushed for Berdych. If that is the case and I was tourney director, I would be making an angry phone call to ESPN about why my #1 was gone.

Having said all of that, Malisse was clearly hungrier today and wanted to win more.

Forehander
08-07-2010, 04:03 AM
lol he does have a pretty bitchy attitude.

careergrandslam
08-07-2010, 04:21 AM
remember how these idiots screwed rafa in 2009 US open.
playing a womens match until 12am and then starting the nadal vs fish match after 12am and finishing at 2:30am.

USA tournaments have the worst scheduling and worst trophy presentations(remember del potro asking to speak in spanish got denied last year and in 2008 womens final jankovic and mary carillo fighting).

careergrandslam
08-07-2010, 04:22 AM
lol he does have a pretty bitchy attitude.

like when he said shhhhhhhh to the madrid public after he beat rafa in 2006.

KarlyM
08-07-2010, 04:39 AM
Actually he has a point. No way should the player who won the night match from the night before have the FIRST quarterfinal at noon the next day. Because even after the match is over, he has to stretch, cool down, fulfill press obligations, get back to his hotel, etc. He really should have been scheduled second, but I guess ESPN2 pushed to show his match (biggest name left, top seed) and they had the noon slot scheduled on their lineup. Technically all the R3 matches were night matches. Berdych went on first, as did all the others on the top half of the draw:

STADIUM: Isner-Malisse/ Roddick-Simon
GRANDSTAND: Verdasco-Sweeting / Cilic-Fish
COURT 1: Berdych-Golubev / Nalbandian-Chiudinelli
COURT 2: Baghdatis-Marchenko / Tipsarevic-Falla

The players who went on first were scheduled afternoon matches on Friday. The players who went on second were scheduled night matches on Friday. Yes, Berdych had a long match, but Malisse's was almost as long. So basically both of them got screwed by the schedule, and the tournament couldn't push back the start times on Friday (probably due to live TV times and tickets sold to those pre-determined times). Who else would they put on at noon??? I don't think it would be fair to put Baggy on at noon when his match ended after Berdych's. Tipsy's match didn't end until around 1:30am. Nalbandian's didn't end until 12:30am. :shrug:

Schu
08-07-2010, 04:43 AM
Everyone played late yesterday, other matches finished after his so who is going on early? and to whine and pull the #1 seed card is a bit too diva, who does he think he is? Federer?

ESPN may have had something to do with it but actually once all the Americans were gone I don't think they really gave a shit. Berdych, even if he was top seed isn't a great T.V. draw in the U.S.

scarecrows
08-07-2010, 05:41 AM
Berdych also complained about haw-eye technology being wrong today. The higher his ranking the more a prick he is.

reminds me of Nadal in Dubai

gulzhan
08-07-2010, 06:22 AM
I agree with Berdych. I would feel same. Hell, I got mad every time my daughter (who has never been No. 1 seed :secret: :lol:) was scheduled to play at noon and kept whining-- why her?! It's also true that organizers always have certain preferences and favorites. So, to tell them-- I won't come if I am not liked-- is pretty legit IMO.

gulzhan
08-07-2010, 06:24 AM
reminds me of Nadal in Dubai

And that was legit too. Fed would feel same. You would feel same, Genci. Be a man and admit that.

gulzhan
08-07-2010, 06:27 AM
Everyone played late yesterday, other matches finished after his so who is going on early? and to whine and pull the #1 seed card is a bit too diva, who does he think he is? Federer?


Last time they met, he was better.

Yes, yes, it's pathetic to make the third post in a row especially since it's not a thread about Nadal or Gasquet or Russians but couldn't resist to remind about the best moment of this season.

paseo
08-07-2010, 06:45 AM
What a diva this Berdych.

sabina_RF_lee
08-07-2010, 07:00 AM
complaints never end when they lose to weaker opponent

dabeast
08-07-2010, 07:21 AM
this Bird Dick is just as unlikeable as it gets

sabina_RF_lee
08-07-2010, 08:30 AM
What a diva this Berdych.

:haha:

Li Ching Yuen
08-07-2010, 08:48 AM
He's right. First of all, matches shouldn't start at noon, especially given what kind of weather Washington is blessed with.
Then, he's the frickin' number one seed, you delicate morons, you shouldn't be given him the worst possible scheduling.

Go back to your Nascar races, Americans.

syc23
08-07-2010, 10:16 AM
Berdych is a fucking arsehole who has allowed his GS final appearance get to his head. Win 10+ slams then you would be in a position to dictate schedules.

Sunset of Age
08-07-2010, 10:39 AM
Wow, lots of hatred for Birdman in this thread. He must be doing rather well the past couple of months... :o

As for the comment - it's the understandable reaction of a very disappointed player - honest, but would have been better left unsaid.

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 10:58 AM
The fact is the scheduling should of been altered a little.

samanosuke
08-07-2010, 11:14 AM
Typical clutching from a sore loser. I doubt he would have said anything if he won against Malisse.

Yes, it is better to play in the evening, but still.. He is a tennis player. Players usually play ALL DAY LONG. Which means the match times sometimes are a bit unconvential. This is not something new, and especially during slams they have to be ready to play at all times, even during the night. How many times didn't Nadal or Federer play night matches? And I doubt it's better to play at night. My point is just that this happens to all players, not just him. So he shouldn't complain too much.

Before you call someone a sore loser look at your avatar

timafi
08-07-2010, 11:52 AM
fuck off Tomas:mad:

MacTheKnife
08-07-2010, 12:01 PM
You bitch about something like this after you win your match, not after you lose it. Sure the schedule was tough, but xman just whipped his ass and he knows it.

Matt01
08-07-2010, 02:01 PM
Tough schedule for you, Birdie :hug:

sabina_RF_lee
08-07-2010, 02:03 PM
Berdych is a fucking arsehole who has allowed his GS final appearance get to his head. Win 10+ slams then you would be in a position to dictate schedules.

:worship: very true!
so only Roger can dictate :)

docking34
08-07-2010, 02:17 PM
who gives.

tangerine_dream
08-07-2010, 04:57 PM
One slam final and he thinks he's the shit now? Wow. :lol:

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 04:59 PM
Seems to have calmed down after some reports today, thank God for that, might as well just go for the doubles title now. :bounce:

the graduate
08-08-2010, 12:30 AM
Diva

BeautifulTommy
08-08-2010, 12:35 AM
He should grow some body hair and man up a bit.

Stop shaving his pits and waving his legs, then less moaning too.

A_Skywalker
08-08-2010, 01:09 AM
He may have gotten his act together on the court but he's still a huge clown off of it and that may be the reason he never wins a GS.

And you are the clown of mtf, so dont talk about clowns.

Tommy_Vercetti
08-08-2010, 02:08 AM
And he thinks the tournament will be affected by his absence? Hehehe.

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 09:17 AM
can understand hime to some extent
the moaning afterwards was unnecessary though, simply shouldnt come next year

Certinfy
08-08-2010, 10:15 AM
Tomas will play at half past 12 today :lol: I wonder if he'll complain again if he loses.

guille&tati4life
08-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Good point from Berdych, ludicrous scheduling.

Nr 1 Fan
08-08-2010, 10:44 AM
He had less than a 12 hr rest after playing a 2 and a half hour match and he played on court 1, absolutely stupid considering he's the number 1 seed.

Should he use that as an excuse why he lost today? No, Malisse played great. Berdych is learning from Federer fast. :o



That is very sad, but true.