Tomas Berdych booked his place in the third round of the French Open on Wednesday with a slightly turbulent victory against Aleksandr Nedovyesov.
Some of the big names have made early exits this year at Roland Garros, though Berdych did enough to ensure that he wasn't amongst them as he defeated Nedovyesov 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. The Czech struggled with his opponent's serve throughout the match and never dominated as expected, but nonetheless made it through unscathed.
An unexpected talking point from the match was Berdych's frustration with the noise from the crowd. The World No. 6 later elaborated that his concerns lay with the umpiring of the contest and not the boisterousness of the fans. This situation was made a little more obvious by the fact that it was kids' day, though Berdych says he had no concerns with the noise made by the children in attendance.
"It was not about the kids," said Berdych. "I mean, the kids are kids and they going to always enjoy it. They want to be really loud. I was more irritated by the referee, because once you tell her or once she said something about to be quiet, I can barely hear that and I'm on the court just few metres from her."
"I see the first time and she was really probably not well experienced for that. She definitely couldn't hold the situation. Really, I mean, she was trying to step in in the wrong time when already the guy was serving or... Really not experienced enough to handle it like that."
Berdych, who faces a tough match against Roberto Bautista Agut in round three, thinks that the situation differed from his Davis Cup experiences. The international team event is renowned for generating louder and more partisan atmospheres than other tour competitions.
"I played many Davis Cup matches, but even that we played in Argentina where it was crazy loud, once you were ready to play there is completely silent," added Berdych. "If not, then the referee take care of it and that's fine."