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What if: Jimmy Connors in his prime played Djokovic?

In the present era of good sportsmanship (generally), I was wondering: how do you think players like Connors, Nastase, and Tiriac would handle Djokovic's box or Rafa's pumping? Personally, I believe it could get VERY ugly. I doubt Connors or Nastase would stand for anything like what we saw in the AO final. Vulgarity would probably abound...and certain fingers would be offered in salute on a consistent basis...

Not that I endorse such activity, but I can tell you this: it would be exciting.

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Re: What if: Jimmy Connors in his prime played Djokovic?

Djokovic has nothing on that arse clown Connors or Nastase.

Connors, Nastase and Tiriac were the masters of gamesmanship, Djokovic wouldn't be allowed to get away with the stuff they did by the officials.

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Re: What if: Jimmy Connors in his prime played Djokovic?

Djokovic makes Connors seem like Gandhi in comparison.

Wimbledon Upsets:
Safin def. Djokovic 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
Schuettler def. Blake 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Kudryavtseva def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-4
Tipsarevic def. Roddick 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6
Dancevic def. Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Zheng def. Ivanovic 6-1, 6-4
Tanasugarn def. Jankovic 6-3, 6-2
Radwanska def. Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
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Djokovic makes Connors seem like Gandhi in comparison.
You are cracking jokes now. I have never seen Djokovic call an umpire an abortion or run around the other side of the net and rub out a ballmark on the opponents side.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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You are cracking jokes now. I have never seen Djokovic call an umpire an abortion or run around the other side of the net and rub out a ballmark on the opponents side.
Okay Connors is worse. What about Connors vs. Djoko's family?

Wimbledon Upsets:
Safin def. Djokovic 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
Schuettler def. Blake 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Kudryavtseva def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-4
Tipsarevic def. Roddick 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6
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Djokovic makes Connors seem like Gandhi in comparison.
Your blind hatred of Djokovic is making you look like a retard. Djokovic worse than Connors? Please. Connors is worse than Djokovic and his family combined. And if you judge someone by their "camp", it makes your hatred for the person even dumber imo.

Novak is not his mother. Hate mama Djokovic for being a tard, don't hate Djokovic for having a tard mother.

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Re: What if: Jimmy Connors in his prime played Djokovic?

My reason for bringing this up is not to compare the two, but with all the talk about gamesmanship, cheating, entourage issues, etc. with respect to Djokovic, I was wondering how Connors would REACT to this. As far as gamesmanship, no one was worse than Nastase. Connors was right there. I believe, however, that Connors would actually go so far as the threaten to "kick Novak's ass"....

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You are cracking jokes now. I have never seen Djokovic call an umpire an abortion or run around the other side of the net and rub out a ballmark on the opponents side.
not really familiar with connors...but that is truly .... just.....no words to express....

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Re: What if: Jimmy Connors in his prime played Djokovic?

Connor and a few others are in a league of the own,UNTOUCHABLES!!
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My reason for bringing this up is not to compare the two, but with all the talk about gamesmanship, cheating, entourage issues, etc. with respect to Djokovic, I was wondering how Connors would REACT to this. As far as gamesmanship, no one was worse than Nastase. Connors was right there. I believe, however, that Connors would actually go so far as the threaten to "kick Novak's ass"....

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Djokovic makes Connors seem like Gandhi in comparison.
Either you have a short memory or you've never really properly seen Connors in action.



My dad was a Connors fan and I'm a JMac fan (we love classy players, we )
so watching a match together was usually a lot of fun. One of the best matches was when JMac was having one of his usual tantrums and while he was ranting at the umpire (it was in Wimbledon), Connors decided to take some time to get to know certain members of the public, he decided to have a nice little chat with a lady while observing JMac.
However, at a certain point, I guess that Jimmy had enough of it so he slowly approached the net where JMac was still going strong at the poor guy in the chair and when Jimmy faced John, he said with a sweet smile: "Do you have any idea how childish you look at the moment?"
Even as a JMac fan, I loved that (because his tantrums were often embarrassing)
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My reason for bringing this up is not to compare the two, but with all the talk about gamesmanship, cheating, entourage issues, etc. with respect to Djokovic, I was wondering how Connors would REACT to this. As far as gamesmanship, no one was worse than Nastase. Connors was right there. I believe, however, that Connors would actually go so far as the threaten to "kick Novak's ass"....

Look at the wonderful job he has done with his protege, the Duck.
Actually do that shit at my local club, then you'd see a proper arse kicking.

Connors was a lot worse than Nastase, this is not close. Nasty was just a nutcase, a talented clown who more did things on instinct, yes they were crappy and he was not above using anything to win. Connors was just nasty about it, there is a clear difference.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: What if: Jimmy Connors in his prime played Djokovic?

Are there any clips of Connors and McEnroe classic explosions of boorish behavior? I REALLY want to see Johnny Mac's explosion against Slobodan during the U.S. Open that led to his suspension from the tour for a few months. The vulgarity was almost poetic.

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