Found January 22, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f92911868.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d0c80657e40f2cfcd587a787417962a684f32ae2f4ef8a8271
Tomas Berdych won his fourth-round match against Nicolas Almagro in four sets at the Australian Open Sunday, but he lost the fans doing it. Late in the fourth set, Almagro charged the net to retrieve a drop volley from Berdych. With very few options because he was on the run, Almagro tried to whip a ball cross court. It ended up hitting Berdych in the arm. Almagro put his hand up to indicate he was sorry, and he tried to tell Berdych the shot was unintentional. Berdych wanted no part of the apology. Almagro won the next game but Berdych won the tie break to take the match. The victorious Czech shook hands with the chair umpire but refused to shake Almagro’s hand. The crowd, which cheered him after the win, quickly changed to boos. Almagro said after the match he played to win the point and that he left the court with his head high. Berdych did not back down in his post-match news conference. “Anyone who has played tennis knows the court is pretty big and you have some space to...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Berdych Booed Off Court After Controversy

Neither Nicolas Almagro nor Tomas Berdych is considered a very dynamic personality, but their match last night ended with the most dramatic exchange of the tournament so far. After winning the match 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6, Berdych refused to shake hands with Almagro. He was still upset over an incident that occurred as he served at 5-5, 40-0 in the fourth set. Both men were at net, and...

Booed Berdych advances to Australian Open QF

Tomas Berdych reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year and was booed off the court following a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) win over No. 10 Nicolas Almagro on Sunday at Hisense Arena. The seventh-seeded Berdych from Czech Republic was jeered by the crowd for refusing to shake hands with Almagro because he believed the Spaniard had deliberately struck...

Berdych booed after fourth-round win

After winning a grueling, tightly contested match that lasted nearly four hours, Tomas Berdych didn't expect to be met by a stadium full of booing and hisses. Berdych, the seventh seed from Czech Republic, was jeered by the crowd for refusing to shake hands with his opponent, No. 10 seed Nicolas Almagro, because he believed the Spaniard had deliberately struck him with a ball...

Tomas Berdych Booed Off Court After Refusing Nicolas Almagro’s Handshake

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...

PHOTO OP: Tomas Berdych is all wet (aren't you?)

"So, how long can you hold your breath under water? Just curious..." I know you're just dying to see the rest of Tomas Berdych taking a swim during a break from the Australian Open. The rest after the jump - click the headline. P.S. If I had my way around the marketing of tennis, you know this would be my strategy. All. The. Time. [Photo...

Winner does not Shake Hands like a Gentleman, Aussies show him the Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, "Boooooo!"

Czech Tomas Berdych faced deafening boos and hissing squeals after refusing to shake the hand of Spain's Nicolas Almagro following Berdych's four-set win today in Melbourne. He tries to speak to the interviewer, but it is to no prevail as the Aussies show off their impressive volume, learned over the year with "Oye Oye Oye" chants, with the word "BOOOOOO...

Berdych Booed (Video)

The Aussie crowd booed Tomas Berdych after he did not shake his opponent’s, Nico Almagro’s, hand at the net. Berdy was still pissed about Almagro hitting him with the ball earlier in the match, though as you can see from the video, it did not exactly look like Nico was trying to hit him. The crowd certainly thought Berdych was in the wrong. What do you think? Poor sportsmanship...

Tomas Berdych booed after winning 4th round match

MELBOURNE, Australia - After winning a grueling, tightly contested match that lasted nearly four hours, Tomas...

Booed Berdych advances to Australian Open QF

Tomas Berdych reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year and was booed off the court following a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) win over No. 10 Nicolas Almagro on Sunday at Hisense Arena.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.