Friday, July 12, 2013

Tennis rage

We have all experience it at some point, frustration! Weather it's work, playing sports with mates or public transport. Tennis is definitely no exception too.Earlier this week in a fairly bizarre incident American veteran Alex Bogmolov Jr walked off the court in the middle of his match against Bradley Klahn. Bogmolov argued that somebody in the crowd called the ball out which stopped him playing however the umpire never heard it and obviously had to award the point Klahns way, which prompted Bogomolovs walk out:-

This isn't the first time a player has showed frustration on court and I'm 100% sure it won't be the last. So here a list of a few more example of players loosing the cool :-

David Nalbandian (2012)

Besides John Mcenroes signature "you can't be serious" outburst, this has to be one of the most well know examples in the sport. The argentine was leading 7-6 3-4 when out of anger he kicked the border surrounding the linesman (not directly the linesman) which broke and injured the linesman. This unfourtnate result let to him being disqualified under ATP regulations to Nalbandians and quite frankly anybody who watched that match disbelief. 

Tim henman (1995)

In 1995 a young Tim Henman was disqualified from a doubles match after hitting a ball out of frustration which went directly towards a ball girl. Obviously there was no intent and Henman did apologise to the ball girl however he still had to be disqualified. The British wasn't too bothered by this, especially when he reached the quarter finals in the singles the following year.

John McEnroe (a lot of times)

"You can't be serious,you cannot be serious! That ball was on the line" - in one of the most recognisable sporting quotes of all time John McEnroe said this during Wimbledon (1981). This is probably the only case in sport when loosing you cool is still being quoted 30 years after it. McEnroe named his autobiography after this line and he has appeared in shows saying this line (30 rock). According to the independent in December 2012 this was voted the most memorable wimbledon moment of all time. 

These are just some example. It is also important to mention that the women isn't much better with with confrontations between players and umpires including Sarena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Martina Hingis and many many more!! 

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