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Bad Winner Tomas Berdych Booed Off Court at Australian Open: VIDEO


Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych was booed for several minutes following his Australian Open win against Nicolas Almagro after he refused to shake his opponent's hand.

Berdych faces Nadal next. Don't look for the fans to welcome him warmly.


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    Posted by: Scott | Jan 23, 2012 3:44:29 PM

  4. Hmmmm. What happened to my post?

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Jan 23, 2012 6:01:52 PM

  5. I think the whole hand-shaking ritual is bizarre and outdated anyway.

    Good for him.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 23, 2012 6:37:22 PM

  6. Bizarre and outdated? Its very unfortunate if good sportsmanship and acknowledging it publicly by being a gracious winner or loser and shaking your oponents hand after a well fought match is seen as bizarre and outdated. Sad to think that courtesy and grace and respect might be seen as bizarre and outdated. Although considering the world we live in today I suppose there are already enough examples of people who obviously feel that way.

    Posted by: OberonOZ | Jan 23, 2012 9:21:35 PM

  7. @Say what: Aussies only like underdogs when the said underdog is not playing against their faves like Federer and Clijsters. I remember when Nadal won the AO in '09 beating Federer and about one-third of the crowd looked like Nadal had just killed their puppy.

    Wimbledon is probably the only true slam where the underdog spirit exists, the Aussie crowd are mostly a bunch of old people and belligerent drunks.

    On Berdych- while his behavior was unsportsmanlike, I prefer that he was honest rather than some of the fake, sour handshakes that are obviously not heart felt that you get.
    Also, for anyone who watches tennis, Almagro himself is a tool, so no sympathies from me here.

    Posted by: Bryan | Jan 24, 2012 3:22:13 PM

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