Tomas Berdych’s 20 Best Social Media Moments

World No. 6 Tomas Berdych is not known for being warm and fuzzy with the media.

But the oft-cranky Czech has produced some of the greatest posts on Facebook and Instagram, giving his fans a better look into his quirky personality. Without further ado, here’s a look at the most entertaining Berdych social media moments:

1. Berdych doesn’t like losing. Sometimes he shares his unvarnished thoughts with his Facebook fans. Often using emoticons:

2. Sometimes Berdych forgets the score of the match he just played. Luckily, his fans are there to help him out (via @jessica4stein):

3. Berdych enjoys exploring local connections, according to where he’s playing, or who he’s playing against. He posted this after beating Argentinian Carlos Berlocq in Dusseldorf …

Photo credit: Mundo D

4. …and then realized it wasn’t the best decision.

5. Berdych used Facebook to respond to an incident where he refused to shake hands with Nicolas Almagro after Almagro hit him with a tennis ball during their Australian Open match. Notice the title of the video:

6. A couple months later, Berdych had this exchange in the comments section of one of his Facebook posts:

7. After losing to Andy Murray in their US Open semifinal match in extreme, windy conditions, he posted this:

8. But it’s not all about him. Berdych loves to engage his fans in healthy debate:

9. He also likes cheesy jokes:

 

10. Occasionally, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at the Czech Davis Cup team:

11. Berdych has feelings. Many, many feelings:

12. He also enjoys poking fun at the media:

13. He posted a special birthday message when he turned 27 years old in September:

14. And then sometimes he can be downright perplexing.

15. He goes by “Tom.”

16. He REALLY enjoys hashtags. A few of his posts from Instagram:

17. He has fun exchanges with Milos Raonic (aka “m3atloaf27″) on Instagram:

18. He discusses local restaurants with Raonic:

19. He regularly “likes” pictures of lizards on Instagram:

20. He also enjoys some other things. See: bottom left. (pic via @returnwinner):


Amy can be spotted on a tennis court in the Philadelphia area, shanking backhand volleys.

5 Responses

  1. Nicole
    Nicole November 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm |

    This was hilarious! If your aim was to make us like Berdych, mission accomplished over here. (though he had already started to grow on me over the last few months) You gotta love someone who’s so very unfiltered on social media. GOAT indeed.

  2. Fernando
    Fernando November 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm |

    Fernando say Tinman Berdych is a conundrum both on and off the court, no? Both Stepnak and Tinman appear to get under the skin of their opponents. Perhaps Master Lendl has taught them to play these mind games to gain the advantage?

    Tinman needs to come to the net more. Too often he stretches his opponent with his easy power groundies and then unnecessarily lengthens the point by staying on the baseline. Fernando has permission from The Bull’s camp to reveal this.

    I am Fernando @vivafernando

    1. Juan José
      Juan José November 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm |

      I actually disagree with the Great Fernando here: I think Tinman Berdych should play more aggressively from the back of the court, a la Janowicz. Because he moves well for his size, Tinman often gets caught up playing the kind of points that wear him down and don’t give him a chance to attack as easily as in the beginning of points. I’m a firm believer that Tinman should embrace his size and blast away from the baseline with that great forehand and backhand combo he has. I actually don’t want to see him at net that often: Tinman has a tendency to brick the easiest of volleys at the worst possible time. They’ve cost him entire matches, even.

      So if I were Tinman’s coach, I would just tell him to own the middle of the court and blast away as soon as he has half a chance. No rallying – he needs to impose that easy power of his over his shorter rivals. Like Manchester United fans sing: “Attack, attack, attack!”

  3. Jennifer
    Jennifer November 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm |

    Amazing!

  4. Mariam
    Mariam February 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm |

    This is hilarious! Hope you don’t mind that I shared it on Tumblr :)

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