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There are many codes of conduct in tennis. For example, when a player hits a lucky shot you’re are supposed to acknowledge to your opponent that this was lucky and you understand that. It’s also a forgone conclusion that following matches the players are supposed to shake each others hands. However, this wasn’t the case after Tomas Berdych advanced past Nicolas Almagro in the Australian Open. Berdych, the number seven ranked player in the world, was upset at Almagro for hitting a shot right at him while he was up at the net.  Although the ball hit Berdych in the arm, he thought that Almagro was trying to hit him in the head. Now, if you’ve ever played tennis you know that this kind of shot happens all the time. Yes it’s dangerous, but it’s a smart shot when your opponent has no time to react and is forced to protect themselves with their racket. Rightfully so, the Australian crowd let Berdych hear it after refusing Almagro’s hand shake. To be honest, I think Berdych should apologize to Almagro for this classless move, not the other way around. Screengrab via Youtube user SGKID
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