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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Best on-court disputes of all time ?

These are some I remember:

1987 World-Team-Cup
John McEnroe has a conflict with the umpire, leaves the court and never comes back (during the match!); oponent was Mecir, I think.

1989 Wimbledon

Tim Mayotte goes mad when he loses a point because of an over-rule against Edberg at 11-11 in 2nd set tie-break. Controversy lasts several minutes, then he loses set and match.

1990 Australian Open

In 4th round against Perfors, John McEnroe forgets new rule which only allows 2 warnings instead of 3. When he says 'f***' to the umpire he expects to get a game-penalty, instead he is disqualified.

1990 Grand-Slam-Cup

Brad Gilbert and David Wheaton almost starting a fist-fight during 3rd set tie-break of their semifinal. Not surprising, because the finalist is guaranteed 1 million $.

Of course there are many others, like Jeff Tarango once calling Bruno Rebeuh (sp?) 'the most corrupt umpire' and his wife slapping Rebeuh later.

What's your favourite incident ?

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Alex Corretja defeat Hernán Gumy:
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Re: Best on-court disputes of all time ?

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These are some I remember:

1990 Australian Open

In 4th round against Perfors, John McEnroe forgets new rule which only allows 2 warnings instead of 3. When he says 'f***' to the umpire he expects to get a game-penalty, instead he is disqualified.

It wasn't just "f***". It was more like "go f*** your mum" or something to that effect.
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Thanks, untitled. I have to admit that I can't remember exactly what happened.
But I wanted to point out that it was (probably) another calculated and planned attack, because John expected the game-penalty, and it was like 15-40 anyway, so it wouldn't have done John any harm. Too bad he didn't knew ...
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Here's one that I saw...Nico Lapenti getting furious with what he perceived were fake leg cramps and hystrionics by Andy Roddick in the last game of the third set, Toronto Masters 2002. Andy then asking Lapenti if he was really mad, and Lapenti saying in his mature way that he really was. Then the umpire telling Andy "Now, Andy, stop it. " Lapenti expessed his disgust in his interview...Andy pleaded innocent of all wrongdoing.Roddick won..too bad. No doubt he threw Nico off his game. Not one of the most newsworthy, a first hand insight into a couple of players behaviour.
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Andy did that more often. I think also in RG. It's stupid, childish and not the right way to win.

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hey,don't bash Roddick.u never know wut's true and wut's false!

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I was at the match Naldo

And I can understand Nico's suspicion.


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USOpen 2001 ( )when Justin Gimelstob won a hard fought match against Michel Tabara, and supposedly Tabara spat at Gimelstob's way right before shaking hands at the net...Justin didn't notice but was told about that in the post match press conference and said he was going to go back to the locker room to settle differences with Tabara...
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Here's one that I saw...Nico Lapenti getting furious with what he perceived were fake leg cramps and hystrionics by Andy Roddick in the last game of the third set, Toronto Masters 2002. Andy then asking Lapenti if he was really mad, and Lapenti saying in his mature way that he really was. Then the umpire telling Andy "Now, Andy, stop it. " Lapenti expessed his disgust in his interview...Andy pleaded innocent of all wrongdoing.Roddick won..too bad. No doubt he threw Nico off his game. Not one of the most newsworthy, a first hand insight into a couple of players behaviour.
Typical of Roddick. I watched by TV that match, and I became furious when I watched this I just wanted to pick Roddick from his ear and say him: "Behave, little boy!"

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(hey,don't bash Roddick.u never know wut's true and wut's false!)

I've seen him doing it at RG I think last year so I know what I'm talking about

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GoDom, when I saw the thread, the 1st 1 I thought of was that Gilbert/Wheaton encounter. They almost came to blows, in fact if I remember correctly there may have been a couple before they were separated!
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