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WTT incident involving Paes and Johnny Mac. *with video!*

This happened a few nights ago.

In a match between the Washington Kastles and New York Sportimes, Paes hit a smash that nailed Robby Kendrick. The Sportimes coach then ran and got into Paes' face, as did Johnny Mac. Kendrick then hit a serve right at Paes, that nailed him. Then it got all snippy and what not.

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NEW YORK -- World TeamTennis has suspended and fined New York Sportimes coach Chuck Adams after his team -- which features John McEnroe -- and the Washington Kastles got into heated arguments over players getting hit by shots.

The league barred Adams from leading New York against visiting Kansas City on Friday night for "violating the World TeamTennis Coaches' Code of Conduct."

Adams went onto Washington's side of the court to confront a Kastles player Thursday.

The league called this "the first punishment" for what happened between New York and Washington on Thursday. WTT said it "continues to investigate the incident to determine if there will be any additional punishments issued."



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Re: WTT incident involving Paes and Johnny Mac. *with video!*

Sounds like fun! I'm not familiar with WTT - do the players really take it that seriously?

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Re: WTT incident involving Paes and Johnny Mac. *with video!*

a shame that Kendrick only hit one serve at him. I don't think what Paes did warranted the reaction but Paes is an idiot and it wouldn't surprise me if he did something leading up to it .

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WTT is a pretty chill atmosphere, atleast here in Sacramento, fans are involved, laid back etc., but the players do take it pretty seriously on court, and things can get snippy at times. Paes is a jerk though. Wish Kendrick hit it harder

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Re: WTT incident involving Paes and Johnny Mac. *with video!*

What Paes did was not cool, but what Kendrick did was totally unprofessional and idiotic. It´s not uncommon that someone gets hit by a smash or a volley, it happens, purposely or unpurposely. But when you serve at someone who is not even prepared, it´s just stupid and dangerous, even.
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Kendrick is the only one to blame, that was sick.
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Nothing wrong with Paes shot, I think Robby got upset that Paes celebrated instead of offering an insincere apology. I have the feeling Robby didnt like Paes anyway.
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What the hell were the coach and John thinking That's only gonna make it worse. Kendrick didn't help things either. It is those three's fault

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Paes is generally an idiot, but it sounds like Kendrick was the one to blame here.
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Nothing wrong with Paes shot, I think Robby got upset that Paes celebrated instead of offering an insincere apology. I have the feeling Robby didnt like Paes anyway.
i agree... not adhering to that 'unwritten rule' of putting your hand up in apology looks like it got the desired response... heh heh... a fist pump after you brand your opposition is the height of tennis cool...

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WTF this Kendrick asshole. Can't believe someone actually even thinks on doing that.
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Kendrick is the obvious clown here.

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Wow, it takes a special performance to be a bigger asshole than Paes. Well done, Kendrick.

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Kastlers player Leander Paes (a five-time Grand Slam doubles winner) came to net and hit an overhead slam that struck Kendrick in the chin. It looked to be a routine incident. But Kendrick took offense and yelled stuff like, "what, no apology?" as Paes walked away. On the very next serve, Kendrick intentionally nailed Paes. Immediately, the Sportime's coach (Chuck Adams) rose from the bench and started saying "it's just part of the game." Adams and McEnroe then crossed the net to the other side of the court to exchange words with Paes. It should be noted that, of the people on the court, McEnroe seemed to be the one playing peacemaker.

During this, Kastles player Olga Puchkova (who was once engaged to Alex Ovechkin, maybe) said something in the direction of Kendrick. He replied by calling her a word that rhymes with "witch". Puchkova got off the bench in reaction and was assessed a warning. To protest this, Puchkova's double's partner Rennae Stubbs tried to explain what provoked Puchkova, but as she approached the umpire, she was assessed with a point penalty for abuse of officials. That gave the Sportimes a 1-0 lead in the subsequent tiebreak. McEnroe didn't want to take the point and offered to start at 0-0, but they kept the penalty.

Kastles coach Murphy Jensen was furious with the official, claiming that he had lost control of the match. It wasn't said, but it seemed like he was suggesting that perhaps the official was intimidated by McEnroe's presence.
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