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What are the worst player antics of all time?

So, the thread about Connors calling a chair ump an abortion got me thinking. As much as ol' Rogi annoys me with what he says sometimes, he isn't even in the same GALAXY as some of those who came before. So I thought we should compile some of the more heinous offenses .

So I'm asking....what is the worst episode you remember?

For me, it was the time Andre Agassi spit on that chair umpire, I believe it was. And THEN he had the audacity to pretend like it was an accident and he handed him a towel.

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So, the abortion thread got me thinking. As much as ol' Rogi annoys me with what he says sometimes, he isn't even in the same GALAXY as some of those who came before. So I thought we should compile some of the more heinous offenses .

So I'm asking....what is the worst episode you remember?

For me, it was the time Andre Agassi spit on that chair umpire, I believe it was. And THEN he had the audacity to pretend like it was an accident and he handed him a towel.
For those of us from the Nastase, Connors and McEnroe era, the current generation are very polite and innocent. Certainly McEnroe around 1979/19801981 at Wimbledon when he kept asking for the referee before he would continue playing after exploding about yet another line call and earning the name "Superbrat". Some of the comments to the umpire were quite extreme and the force of language would not be allowed now.

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when Capdeville wanted to punch Ancic at RG
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I think one time Nastase gave the finger to the umpire and later said he was just signaling that the ball was out. You know, two fingers means a let, one finger means out.

It's not that bad, but I thought it was kind of funny.
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I think when Koellerer made JMDP cry with real tears it wasn't all that nice

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I think when Koellerer made JMDP cry with real tears it wasn't all that nice
What happened?
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It was in Buenos Aires challenger last year. I don't remember exactly what happened, I think he was imitating JMDP's cramps and laughing at him and the kid was seriously injured. He also made the ballboys cry by constant shouting at them.

Was fun when at the challenger in Brazil he was manually changing the score.

Or when in Katowice he went to play Sadik Kadir of Australia and was losing 15-40 in the first game (or smth like that) so he started to dig the whole court with his shoe and racquet, before the supervisor was called, the whole court was digged over and Dani sat on the bench and said they either do something with this court or he withdraws and goes home because he can't play in such conditions. He was #1 seeded and it took 2.5 h to prepare the court again/

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Or when in Katowice he went to play Sadik Kadir of Australia and was losing 15-40 in the first game (or smth like that) so he started to dig the whole court with his shoe and racquet, before the supervisor was called, the whole court was digged over and Dani sat on the bench and said they either do something with this court or he withdraws and goes home because he can't play in such conditions. He was #1 seeded and it took 2.5 h to prepare the court again/



did he win that match in the end?

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All I have to say is: Jeff Tarango. You might also ask Thomas Muster about this and he will definitly agree with me Tarangos wife was also funny.
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did he win that match in the end?
Yes - he withdrew before the quaters.

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All I have to say is: Jeff Tarango. You might also ask Thomas Muster about this and he will definitly agree with me Tarangos wife was also funny.

OMG!!! I forgot about Jeff Turango! bwaahahahahahaha Can you site specifics - for the benefit of posterity of course.
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OMG!!! I forgot about Jeff Turango! bwaahahahahahaha Can you site specifics - for the benefit of posterity of course.
wife slapped the umpire (Bruno Rebueh if I'm not mistaken)
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Nadal taking 24min between points.

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Toni injecting Nadal with steroids before the the french open finals

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