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The Leander Paes Torture Chamber

Not one to spread, but apparently Leander called Mike "an insecure little fella" When Mike was upset that Damm/Paes used their chest pump.

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Re: The Leander Paes Torture Chamber

He's a sore loser, methinks. Saw an interview with the Bryans from i think Vegas.... they just laugh it off, doesn't matter to them, they're #1 in the world and only lost one match this year

Mike wasn't upset about them taking the chestbump anyway - he said it fired them up to win the match, so really it was a mistake on Paes's part

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I reckon Lee did it to get some exposure for dubs We have rivalries, just like singles!

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Nah, I've seen him act like a dick in other matches, I forget what he did now but I remember TMC last year I thought he was a jackass too. It's just his personality, I guess.

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Love the avatar Deb Is it a picture of your daffodils?
And my 2 cents which isn't even worth much-saw Paes play Yoni and Andy in Montreal and he was a jerk on court then as well. Even Nate commented on it when we watched and were we both happy when Andyoni pulled out the win in the 3rd set.

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yes it is

interesting that you had the same experience with him too. Seems like he's just a jerk to his opponents.

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LMAO!! I love the thread title too! Yeah, we've seen Paes act like a jerk too. In Cincinnati last year when he was playing with Zimonjic, he got pissed because he thought their opponent was aiming for him, trying to hit him. (Sound familiar? Another comment he made about Mike after the AO final.) Anyway, they got into a huge shouting match in the middle of the match and he continued complaining about it AFTER the match. He went up to the guy and started yelling again after they won. He also did that in TMC this year against Bob and Mike.

Hello Leander, that's the name of the game! EVERYONE goes for their opponent. It's the easiest way to win the point. Not much chance of it being returned. Plus, doubles is so fast paced, it's gonna happen...get over it!

And the chest bumping thing...yeah, that pissed me off when I was watching it. Course, the second they did it I knew it was a mistake. I knew it would just serve to fire Bob and Mike up. It did too! I was steamed when I read their transcript though...there's no need to say stuff like that in the press. Keep it in the locker room. If you got a problem with someone, take it to them, not to the press.
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Re: The Leander Paes Torture Chamber

I take it nobody wants a Lee Tee then?



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LMAO I like that! It's cool that there are shirts out there for other doubles players. I'd like to see more of the doubles teams with fan clubs and stuff. I think right now the Bryan's Bunch is the only one out there.

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Mmmm... tempting, but no

LMAO at this thread though! I have to agree, every time I've seen Leander play, he was complaining about something. Especially when the opponents hits the ball right at him. I've even seen him complain about it when I don't remember who hit a ball right in Martina Navratilova's feet at Wimblemdon in the mixed doubles. Paes was complaining on and on to the umpire and Martina was just trying to get him to stop so they could play the next point... very funny!
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Did anyone else get really irritated by the commentators during the AO final? I mean, don't get me wrong, I thought Luke Jensen did a FANTASTIC job...probably one of the best doubles commentators I've ever heard, but all they kept talking about was what a nice, calm guy Leander was. I wanted to scream! Maybe they meant off the court, but on court he is definitely not nice and calm. He gets pissed more often than most other players I've seen. Bet they were eating their words when they read the transcript from the AO after they lost to Bob and Mike...lol
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Honestly I don't remember what the commentators said.... all I remember is the good tennis and that the right team won

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I only remember because it was irritating to me...I kept thinking, "No he's not. He's a jerk!" lol I've also watched the final a couple times, taping it for other people, so maybe that's why I remember too!
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