Originally Posted by JMG
What did Kiwi say to the linesman at 5-5 in the third set? I think it started with "fuck".
And did he get a warning for that?
Damn, I also would like to know what it was exactly. I could only hear something like "a fuck" or "a fucking", but then the applause was too load and I couldn't identify it anymore. (I let Mary listen to it, maybe she can identify it as she should understand English better with some background noise
or it was a mixture of English/French/German insult *g*)
Yes, I think the warning was for that, but it didn't come immediately. I think it was one point later, right?
IMO it was a negligence of the line umpire because normally they should duck balls out of the way if possible (and he had enough time to do so) and Kiefer was hindered in his swing a little bith when returning this smash from far back in the court. It would have been interesting what would have happened if Kiwi hit the line umpire on that play with his racket when swinging for the ball. He can be blamed for screaming at him, but I think nothing could be done if he touched him with his racket as it's not the player's duty to take care of where the line umpire is standing. That would have been interesting
and you can guess a lot of people would have gone outrage again over this "bad behaviour"
and thanks for posting the press conference transcript of Kiwi!
Usually there are only so few of him, I hardly check for it it anymore....