Has there ever been a fight or near fight between ATP players on court in history?
I imagine today where all players are like programmed robots it wouldnt have a show of happening.
But back in the 80's when you had explosive personalitys like Macenroe I imagine he would have pissed off many an opponent on the tour with his tantrums.
I imagine itd never happen at televised events, and usually any anger was directed at linesjudges or umpires, but has it ever spoiled over at the net into pushing and shoving or something?
The closest I ever saw was like Nalbandian and Hewitt bumping shoulders at a changeover in 2006 AO and Hewitt getting spat at and served directly at by Chela at the 05 AO. I imagine someone like Safin or Malisse or maybe Macenroe would have started a fight.
Any notable incidents that got physical? Even at smaller events that you been to that maybe werent televised, challenger events?
"I did not play my best tennis, no? And..that is what enable him to win..to win this match no? "
- Rafael Nadal, ever so "humble", - press conference after shock 4 set loss to Robeen Soderling @ 2009 French Open 4th round.
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