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Towelling down is approaching ridiculous levels. After every fucken point and I mean every fucken point players go for the towel. Something has got to be done surely.
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I saw Rafa towel off after an ace

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I agree. I can understand it when it's really hot and humid. Unfortunately it's happening at indoor tournaments as well. And after every single point, even if it's an ace. I saw one guy doing this at a local tournament here so even the club players are slowly adopting this habit.

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It is mental, people. To take a break.

Even after an ace, you gotta wipe off and think about the next point and calm your nerves.

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When the top two players have no sense of sportsmanship, this is what happens. Next there will be a buttpicking/roaring epidemic.

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I agree. Play should be continuos. The players get a bit of a break every couple of games, that should be enough.

It is a mental thing, for players to clear the thoughts, but they're just taking the piss at this stage.
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When the top two players have no sense of sportsmanship, this is what happens. Next there will be a buttpicking/roaring epidemic.
What, you don't do this already? Whenever my opponent double faults, I always yell, do a fist pump, and then stare at him like an MMA fighter. Gets me fired up.

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It is mental, people. To take a break.

Even after an ace, you gotta wipe off and think about the next point and calm your nerves.

No wonder players take 30 seconds between points. I bet the likes of Borg and Johnny Mac did not pussy foot around looking for a damn towel they did not need. It did them no harm did it. You don't need a towel to decide where to serve or which serve to hit. That decision takes 3 or 5 seconds. Players have to cut down on the towel trips. After 3 or 4 points I can understand but almost every point, you can't defend that.
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What, you don't do this already? Whenever my opponent double faults, I always yell, do a fist pump, and then stare at him like an MMA fighter. Gets me fired up.
When my opponent gets an ace, I tip toe up the line, squint, shake my head an tip toe back to the baseline. I also sprint on the change of ends.

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sweaty players should be banned
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sweaty players should be banned

. Looks like Nalbandian will be the first to go. Discrimination against sweaty players is against the law .
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this will never be enforced. They'll down for 40 seconds if they can.

If it weren't for copyright violations, I would set up a business selling atp matches with all the toweling down and change-overs cut out.
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When you start seeing atrocious club level players doing this, you know that it has gotten out of hand. Nothing more pathetic than seeing some 50 year old, overly serious, delusional clown act like the top players.
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if it was upto me it would be banned to towel down during a game. the ball kids have enough to do without having dirty towels thrown at them and players need to get on with tennis.

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