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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?

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Re: Has there ever been a fight or near fight between ATP players on court in history

I only remember this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbEzF3y6bUk
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Re: Has there ever been a fight or near fight between ATP players on court in history

The late Federico Luzzi apparently ate a ban for punching Dani Koellerer in the face at the hand shake.

AJ knows ths story in more detail I think
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Re: Has there ever been a fight or near fight between ATP players on court in history

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The late Federico Luzzi apparently ate a ban for punching Dani Koellerer in the face at the hand shake.

AJ knows ths story in more detail I think
Serves the cheat right.

Didn't Capdeville and Ancic almost get into a fight?

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Haha, yeh I wish one guy would just get crazy and literally kill his opponent on the court. Like pummel his face to death!!

That would be sick to watch and imagine all the storylines you'd get from it!!
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Haha, yeh I wish one guy would just get crazy and literally kill his opponent on the court. Like pummel his face to death!!

That would be sick to watch and imagine all the storylines you'd get from it!!
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Re: Has there ever been a fight or near fight between ATP players on court in history

The French player Fabrice Santoro spat at a linesperson I think. That's about the closest I've seen to a fight in tennis.
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