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i wasn't watching. it sounds hilarious/really shit though
that interview. Bloody hell. Weirdly enough though, it seemed to get the crowd on-side to a large extent.
not sure if he genuinely thought that didn't merit a disqualification or if he was using that as a soap box to criticise the atp. still love him anyway
WTF! Even more stupid than I'd imagined.
and at first it seemed like he'd just booted the line judge in the shin full force for no reason, but obviously after replays he kicked a board in frustration and it hit the guy by accident. Still, one of the weirdest things I've ever seen in sport.
should never be put infront of a camera again
booted an old man just because he can't control his own anger. pathetic baby.
let's hope he gets banned for a good long while. absolutely no place for this in any sport to be honest.
and he booted the board, not the man. Still definitely a bannable offence, though, and the 'we all get hot headed' argument is shite.
should've read before posting, -dan- has explained above
Has anything like this happened before in tennis? I remember Henman hitting a ball girl in about '95 (accidentally I think) and Jeff Tarango being disqualified from Wimbledon about the same time, can't remember what for?
what did she do?
made coming into work on Sunday almost worthwhile alone, AND means it ends early which is just great news all round for me.
Everything's coming up wrightylew.
Would you kick something that close to an line official (or indeed anyone)? Even if the board were unbreakable, he's still only a couple of inches away from the poor guy. What a douchebag.
failing to understand why people are finding this funny, but then again I will probably be accused of needing to get a sense of humour.
The bit about us all making mistakes from time to time.
Sure, Dave. Suuuuuuuure..
he cut the old bloke's shin and everything - he'll been dining out on that for years mind you
but it shows a lack of respect for your opponent, no, doing something highly likely to result in disqualification, meaning the other fella gets the trophy by default.
imagine going home to your kids and wife and having to explain that you won a big shiny trophy because an angry man booted a pensioner in the shin.
Thinly veiled I imagine I have a wife and kids post
i was best at not kicking people!
*not really arsed about him kicking the old man...* turns up in your autofill and you get some serious pangs of guilt, you sick sick bastard!
and also looks up at the umpire like he's about to cry.
now he's getting in the way of tennis players too.
This scene should REALLY be incorporated into an episode of Curb
always calling his shit out.
but I imagine he thought he kicking a fairly solid bit of wood, rather than the most flimsy and pointless bit of plywood of all time.
He should sue Nike.
the only thing a i can think of is to protect the line judge from rage kicks, at which it resoundingly failed.
it's all capitalism's fault
and given a points penalty in the game, maybe even a penalty carried over into his next tournament, but not kicked out of Queens, if only so the spectators got their final. It's not exactly up there with the ECB refusing to give refunds after barely a single over being bowled in the past, but it does make Tennis as a whole look pretty shoddy.
Don't think anyone comes out of this particularly well.
Maximum aggression - no harm caused to anyone.
is it the Temuri Ketsbaia hoarding attack?
Easy pickings, but I was amazed this had 60+ replies and no-one had so much as referenced it...
with more time and space i'm pretty sure he would have lost his boots and shorts as well
a. by kicking the hoarding, and
b. by not immediately apologising for his behaviour. What was all that squirmy bollocks about the ATP for? And what's all this apologising on Twitter? Not wanting to sound like a Luddite but whatever happened to saying sorry in person?
On the other hand: I want to know who has involved the police. Seems way over the top to me.
He was clearly apologising as soon as it happened. Are you following him or something?
some contrition when he had the chance to during the on-court interview. Instead he seemed to want to push some blame onto the ATP. He could have done himself a favour by doing that.
Point taken about being apologetic to the line judge at the time.
almost to an LTA level of uselessness. That wasn't the time to bring it up though of course.
As someone who has smashed countless rackets on court I know where he is coming from, but it was a pretty ridiculous thing to do. Even though I know I should be 'outraged' or something, I can't help but laugh every time I see it, I think it's the attention to technique he puts into it
Having a go at ATP.
The Shin Breakers
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But going nose-to-nose with some old geezer and punting a flimsy board a couple of inches from his shin is bellwhiffery of the highest order. Deserves all he gets.