According To Andy Murray, Everyone Hates Lukas Rosol [Video]

by Staff | May 2nd, 2015, 2:10 pm

Lukas Rosol, the man famous for stunning Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2012, is also one of the most hated men on the tour, that according to Andy Murray.

The top seed in Munich offered up some choice words in the direction of Rosol during their rain-delayed quarterfinal today. Murray won the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 but the story will be what he told his opponent in the second set.

“No one likes you on the tour,” Murray said to Rosol after dropping the first set to the Czech. “Everyone hates you.”

Murray apparently wasn’t pleased Rosol had bumped him during a changeover at the end of the first set. Judge for yourself:

And it lit a fire under Murray.

“He walked straight into me for no reason,” Murray was quoted by the BBC. “If I walked into someone for no reason I would say sorry. But he did it and then ran to the other end.

“His fitness trainer later apologised. I should not have said what I did but if someone does that and you don’t respond, you let them dictate how the match goes.

“I was told by my father that if you get pushed around then you stick up for yourself.”

Rosol once knocked over Nadal’s water bottles, so he has a history of trying to get under his opponent’s skin.

“I have had no problems with him before, but a lot of players say he does those sort of things,” Murray added. “It’s just silly. It gives more motivation and I told him that in the locker room.”

So much for Murray mellowing as a married man.

Murray did go on to beat Roberto Bautista Agut in the SFs to reach his first career clay final. He’ll face Philipp Kohlschreiber tomorrow.

UPDATE: Via DA, a better video:

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12 Comments for According To Andy Murray, Everyone Hates Lukas Rosol [Video]

the DA Says:

There was more to it than just the shoulder bump. Rosol provoked him further with an expletive just before Andy responded with his comments. The commie confirms it in this excerpt

Unfortunately, this is spreading around the twitterverse as Andy having just said that to him out of the blue without any context. Always good to have the *whole* story.

Also, Rosol pissed of GGL just last week in Bucharest and there was the whole handshake drama

There’s a pattern there. Anyway, glad they were *both* adult enough to apologize to each other afterwards.

jane Says:

yeah, it’s good they talked about it afterward and put it behind them. seems these days we have to take most media coverage with a grain (or handful) of salt.

good luck to andy in the final.

sienna Says:

Andy reacts like 5 year old.
claiming everybody hates him. What a childish remark by a so called elite player.

elina Says:

And Roger got a warning for deliberately hitting a ball into the crowd.

And Novak tells the crowd where to apply negative pressure.

Who really cares???

Allez Cilic!!!


dari Says:

Where to apply negative pressure lololololololllll
High stakes stuff guys, it gets tense!

Wog Boy Says:

Actually, if you look carefully in the video the DA posted you can blame both of them for shoulder bump, Andy walked in between chair umpire and net post withouth leaving any room for Rosol, he could side step too, Rosol didn’t want to back off either, why should he so they ended up like that story about two rams on the narrow bridge when none wanted to back off so they ended up in the creek.
Andy is not saint himself, he started one with Berdych at AO by giving long dirty look to his former coach Dani for noreason, that is when Berdych took offense and shot himself in the foot.

Margot Says:

Lol the Rosol story is sooo yesterday, this is the “hot” news,
And just shows you really shouldn’t believe everything you read.

sienna Says:

same pattern. overreacting
low confidence. no father figure…..

the DA Says:

@Margot – That sent tennis twitter into meltdown last night. Hysterical. And the two Andys and Brooklyn Decker were so funny and good natured about the whole thing. What a nice contrast to the whole Rosolian doublethink.

Margot Says:

@the DA
Do hope Kim can see the funny side………..;)

Alexandra Says:

Maybe it was a bit childish of Andy to say that, but I fail to have much sympathy for Rosol. He just likes to provoke other players.

But hey,people always complain todays players’ are not controversial. As soon as someone does something though, they get fire from the media and fans.

M Says:

I’m with you, Alexandra.

People can’t win for losing.


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