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Tennis 'scenes' that really caught your attention

There are a lot "tennis scenes" that have happend which the atp players would rather forget. But I on the other hand am fascinated by these events
I haven't been in the tennis world really long and haven't really experienced much of these exiting moments where the players get those warnings and disqualifications.

So tell me about them
Feel free to post any " tennis actions" here
Preferably with video footage or articles (just post links of the event if you don't want to tell every detail)

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Re: Tennis 'scenes' that really caught your attention

I think everyone knows the Hewit-Bake incident all too well..
So...
Let's start with the most recent....Schalken
I hear he's been disqualified for cursing or sth like that
Anyone got any articles to back this up?

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Here's a trivia question: What hall of famer twice called an umpire "an abortion", got no warning and went on to win the match
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Re: Tennis 'scenes' that really caught your attention

Here's another one.

What superstar player crashed a Mercedes right at this tournament two years ago, went to the dealer, asked for a new ride, got rejected, told the dealer to "s.m.d" (use your imagination), and found out the dealer was our Mal's pregnant wife?

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The answers to those questions are
1. Jimmy Connors
2. Marat Safin

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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GWH, your the book of knowledge
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GWH, your the book of knowledge
Even I knew those two

This isn't quite the calibre of those incidents, but it was damn funny if oyu were sitting right there (even more amusing to come home and see what people who got the editted version of it had to say):

Lapentti vs Roddick in Toronto 2002. Roddick calls the trainer, I think, at 6-5 in the third, just before Nico is about to serve to stay in it. For cramping, I believe. Up until he was moving perfectly fine, so him calling the trainer was a bit of a surprise, but I wasn't skeptical of him... had no reason to be, really. It was a very good match, btw, and I wasn't really going for either player. Maybe a bit for Nico since he needed the win more, but either or would have been fine. Anyways, so Roddick comes back from the timeout moving all swell again, and Nico manages to take it to a third set tb. So Roddick serves up an ace on matchpoint, and they walk to the net. Nico stops and tells him that his serve was actually out, and that he really ought to start playing fair. Roddick starts to twitch (okay, not really, but you could tell he was pissy) and calls Nico a "poor sport" or something like that, and the two of them exchange words until the Officials come in to separate them.
They were escorted off court separately, where Nico later went off to the press about how Roddick "always does this" blah blah and how all the other players are onto him. I forget what Roddick said, but it wasn't bratty or I'd remember. Roddick was in such a tiff that he went off without signing for anybody.

I found them both equally repulsive and amusing that day. Oh, good times.

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Here's another one.

What superstar player crashed a Mercedes right at this tournament two years ago, went to the dealer, asked for a new ride, got rejected, told the dealer to "s.m.d" (use your imagination), and found out the dealer was our Mal's pregnant wife?

So, THAT would explain Mal's disdain of Marat....who knew?
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i have an AWFUL memory for details, but i can remember the basics of some of the 'bigger' player blow ups....

*Jeff Tarango - don't recall what tournament (Wimbledon?). he made a complete ass of himself.

*John McEnroe - "You can't be serious! You CAN NOT be serious!!"
and basically any Mac match where he started disputing line calls early on in the games.

*Hewitt/Blake (mentioned above). yeah - that was a messy one.

*the Williams/Spirlea 'accidental' bumping incident at the USO


*don't know the specifics - but check Connors, Nastase, McEnroe from the 'old days'
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Here's another one.

What superstar player crashed a Mercedes right at this tournament two years ago, went to the dealer, asked for a new ride, got rejected, told the dealer to "s.m.d" (use your imagination), and found out the dealer was our Mal's pregnant wife?
And you're a fan of this guy?

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Here's another one.

What superstar player crashed a Mercedes right at this tournament two years ago, went to the dealer, asked for a new ride, got rejected, told the dealer to "s.m.d" (use your imagination), and found out the dealer was our Mal's pregnant wife?

Marat said that Man! I would've obliged his umm offer


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i have an AWFUL memory for details, but i can remember the basics of some of the 'bigger' player blow ups....

*Jeff Tarango - don't recall what tournament (Wimbledon?). he made a complete ass of himself.

*John McEnroe - "You can't be serious! You CAN NOT be serious!!"
and basically any Mac match where he started disputing line calls early on in the games.

*Hewitt/Blake (mentioned above). yeah - that was a messy one.

*the Williams/Spirlea 'accidental' bumping incident at the USO


*don't know the specifics - but check Connors, Nastase, McEnroe from the 'old days'
Jeff Tarango made a complete ass of himself at Wimbledon, accusing the umpire of favoritism. After Tarango walked off the court, his wife walked up to the umpire and slapped him.

John McEnroe's tirade at the 1987 US Open was a shocker for me. Mac went totally postal.
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Well Sigma, Tarango did say shut up to a heckler and was ready to serve, then the umpire warned him as he was about to serve. It was a great slap by the wife and made for very humorous TV.

There are too many incidents to name, and will do so later.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Here's a trivia question: What hall of famer twice called an umpire "an abortion", got no warning and went on to win the match

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