Bitchslap of the day: Tomas Berdych
“It just shows how (referee Carlos Bernardes) is probably scared of him and just let him talk too long. You need to play and not be waiting and talking for three minutes. He was almost sitting there, like he’s not going to play.
It’s not the mistake of Rafa. It’s the mistake of the referee. He needs to show him that it’s not like he can do whatever he wants on the court.”
- World No. 6 Tomas Berdych, after his loss to World No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals in London
Nadal, who is slated to play newly-reinstated World No. 4 Andy Murray on semifinal Saturday, vehemently objected to Bernardes’ decision to award Berdych a point after the Czech had correctly challenged an overrule.