Originally Posted by athie
Interesting to see some of you have blown this situation out of proportion – I’m guessing half the people who have posted don’t actually follow Kiefer’s career or have immediately dismissed him due to this particular incident/his on court behaviour in general– go jump on the bandwagon why don’t you
The second half have at least have the common sense to put what happened down to Kiefer and his ‘passionate rage’ episodes. I’m not condoning his behaviour – it was a silly move to be honest which I’m sure he’s aware of– however doesn’t everyone make split second judgement or error during their life? To me that doesn’t automatically make that person a ‘cheat’ or an ‘embarrassment’.
Quite frankly some of you people should be embarrassed of yourselves and your petty comments. It's not often comments on this board rile either.
I thought what he did was dirty and I sometimes call it like I see it. I figure this is the furthest he's ever gone in a slam and he did everything he could to get that one step further, and he used some rather shady tactics to win it. I think it compares to calling for an injury time out when you really don't need one just to upset the momentum of the other player. That's equally shady.
We should be allowed to say that much, anyway. But, what I hate to see is people on MTF keeping score on this sort of thing. A year from now, somebody's going to bring it all up again and bitch and moan over some irrelevant piece of history to make some sad point. I had to laugh at the people who were saying, "yeah, Grosjean deserved it. Remember what he did at the French in his match with Nadal?" Then some people can't decide who to hate more, Grosjean for something he did, or didn't do, 7 months ago, or Kiefer for what he did 5 minutes ago.
Go figure. As a Lleyton Hewitt fan, I completely understand lots of tennis fans have a very low threshold for anything less than perfect behavior from the top players, and some people can never let go of anything a player has ever done. I still hear about ***What Hewitt Said During His Match Against James Blake*** all the fucking time.
So, yes, athie, I see where you're coming from. Unfortunately, you'll be hearing about this on MTF, and probably from the tennis commentators for a long long time to come. I feel your pain, I really do.