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Apologizing for net-cords is stupid

but i can understand it. as stupid as i've always found it, i also used to apologize for favourable net-cords when i played tennis. i guess it would seem weird and unclassy if the players didn't do it but then again, it is such an unsincere apology that i'd greatly appreacciate if the habit of doing it would just die out.

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Re: Apologizing for let-cords is stupid

agreed. why apologize for winning the point...
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plus its not like any of the players actually mean it when they apologize anyway
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Fortunately tennis is still a gentlemen's sport, not matter how anachronical it may sound. Unsincere apologies and handshaking are a major part of it.
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net chords are super gay and when they happen, apologising is like a way of telling your opponent "i agree it sucks but don't rage"
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net chords are super gay and when they happen, apologising is like a way of telling your opponent "i agree it sucks but don't rage"
Not sure what the gay part was supposed to be about, but the bolded part is spot on. And it's not insincere in that respect, every one of them knows it sucks when it happens to you.

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net chords are super gay and when they happen, apologising is like a way of telling your opponent "i agree it sucks but don't rage"
I agree with this interpretation. Have to say when I played it was an instict to raise my hand in apologising manner.
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When I've had let cords work in my favour I normally still fist pump or celebrate. Sometimes I've even laughed. You have to send a message to your opponent. Try making them mentally implode. Unless some people play better when they get angry with their opponent, then you've won the mental battle - which will more likely lead to get the victory.
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its nice to be nice even if u dont mean it, its better than being mean and meaning it

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I apologize for all my shots.

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When I've had let cords work in my favour I normally still fist pump or celebrate. Sometimes I've even laughed. You have to send a message to your opponent. Try making them mentally implode. Unless some people play better when they get angry with their opponent, then you've won the mental battle - which will more likely lead to get the victory.
oh, i think there's a WHY WTF hates ALMAGRO thread out there, this would be a very reasonable point

Ppl tend to not like disrespectful players; but u definetely have a point there Its all strategy.
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oh, i think there's a WHY WTF hates ALMAGRO thread out there, this would be a very reasonable point

Ppl tend to not like disrespectful players; but u definetely have a point there Its all strategy.
Hewitt acted like a prick ON COURT (off court he seemed kwl), it was just a ploy because he didn't have the technical ability of someone like Safin (who won the same amount of slams); he just thrived on winning the mental battle.
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net chords are super gay and when they happen, apologising is like a way of telling your opponent "i agree it sucks but don't rage"
Thats true.
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Re: Apologizing for let-cords is stupid

Apologizing for net-cords sucks and is overestimated as a component of tennis etiquette I don't know exactly when it began to be a habit but in the 70's and 80's "no-one" apologized for winning a point that way, Becker didn't apologize Lendl even when thanks to the net-cord on a match point beat him 5-7, 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) in the Masters final '88. This ridiculous habit had to appear somewhere in the 90's and tries to work as a part of tennis history which is untrue.

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