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Online neesy111

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« Reply #13250 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 09:56:26 PM »

Offline Mikky

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« Reply #13251 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 09:57:21 PM »
Yeah there was a Canadian lad hit the umpire a few years ago in the Davis Cup I think and got DQ'd

Denis Sharparlov - that in fairness was a brutal and dangerous hit - poor umpire damaged his eye - had to have an op

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« Reply #13252 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 09:58:47 PM »
Happened at queen's as well 4-5 years back in the final.

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« Reply #13253 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:02:33 PM »
Wasn't quite the same thing at Queens. That was more serious in that Nalbandian booted the advertising board under the chair of the line judge and it broke, cutting the guy's leg.

End of the day this is great for tennis. It exposes the real Novak Djokovic. The one that was on display during lockdown. Not the character he plays on TV.

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« Reply #13254 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:03:35 PM »
Wasn't quite the same thing at Queens. That was more serious in that Nalbandian booted the advertising board under the chair of the line judge and it broke, cutting the guy's leg.

End of the day this is great for tennis. It exposes the real Novak Djokovic. The one that was on display during lockdown. Not the character he plays on TV.

Yes, sorry forgot to add that.

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« Reply #13255 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:11:37 PM »
I wouldn't even put this Djokovic one on the level of the Shapovalov incident in the Davis Cup. It's not like he's fired the racquet right through the ball like Shapovalov did. He's just casually swatted it away.

The devil in me wonders if they were quick to make an example of him here to show he isn't above the rules. Could easily have just lost a point or the game with a warning here. But with his recent movements off the court it wouldn't surprise me if there was a quick discussion over coming down hard on him to remind the players who calls the shots.

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« Reply #13256 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:14:09 PM »
I wouldn't even put this Djokovic one on the level of the Shapovalov incident in the Davis Cup. It's not like he's fired the racquet right through the ball like Shapovalov did. He's just casually swatted it away.

The devil in me wonders if they were quick to make an example of him here to show he isn't above the rules. Could easily have just lost a point or the game with a warning here. But with his recent movements off the court it wouldn't surprise me if there was a quick discussion over coming down hard on him to remind the players who calls the shots.

If the lady doesn’t go down in a heep - he gets a yelow I reckon - but as soon as she throws herself to the ground it’s a straight red

The Shap incident was brutal - very dangerous

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« Reply #13257 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:15:27 PM »
Loses all prize money as well.

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« Reply #13258 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:21:15 PM »
Already jumped ship:


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« Reply #13259 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:42:37 PM »

Never not funny :lol:

Offline O'Neill

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« Reply #13260 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:48:57 PM »
Already jumped ship:


I blocked him on Twitter to avoid accidentally reading the rubbish he writes as I scroll by. Anyone who watches even semi regularly must roll their eyes at his opinions.

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« Reply #13261 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:49:21 PM »
Just became aware of all this.

Delighted for the horrible prick.

Offline Super Duper Branko Strupar

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« Reply #13262 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 10:51:57 PM »
:lol:
And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.

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« Reply #13263 on: Sunday 6 September 2020, 11:31:18 PM »
 :lol:

Utterly hilarious seeing that absolute helmet DQ himself

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« Reply #13264 on: Tuesday 8 September 2020, 04:43:15 AM »
Just became aware of all this.

Delighted for the horrible prick.

:lol: Djokovic has not had a good year PR-wise.

Online Shak

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« Reply #13265 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 01:14:27 AM »
Watching the final set of this really makes you appreciate how good Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are :lol:

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« Reply #13266 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 01:17:10 AM »
I won't be acknowledging the winner as grand slam champion. Big asterix going on this for me.

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« Reply #13267 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 06:57:30 AM »
I won't be acknowledging the winner as grand slam champion. Big asterix going on this for me.

Yeap

Offline Pip

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« Reply #13268 on: Monday 14 September 2020, 10:54:13 AM »
A win is still a win, though. Thiem was great all tournament until the final. That last set was torture, for sure.