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Hanescu spits at crowd and walks out in 5th set v Brands (6-7 6-7 7-6 6-3 3-0 RET.)

toby345
06-25-2010, 07:45 PM
what a looser..

philosophicalarf
06-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Rancid piece of **** should be banned from Wimbledon after that.

TankingTheSet
06-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Great comeback. Hanescu was very annoyed as he retired.

I believe Hanescu had two matchpoints in third set including one on serve at *5-4.

Deathless Mortal
06-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Banned for what?
I didn't watch the match.

alter ego
06-25-2010, 07:48 PM
Shut up idiots. The old fart in the chair didn't do anything when Victor asked that some morons in the crowd to stop booing.

Björki
06-25-2010, 07:48 PM
great comeback for Brands who saved MP in the third set

philosophicalarf
06-25-2010, 07:49 PM
He started tanking midway through the 4th, and at the end was swearing at the crowd, blowing the match like a 12yr old - deliberately standing on the line to footfault doublefault, rolling other doublefaults miles off target at 1/4 pace.

Low light was only 15 minutes away max too, but he just didn't want to play anymore. Wasn't injured either, didn't need the trainer at the previous break.

tangerine_dream
06-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Stay classy, Victor.

'grats to Brands, this is a good run for him.

njnetswill
06-25-2010, 07:50 PM
:haha: So much for Hanescu being a steady, solid veteran.

cutesteve22
06-25-2010, 07:50 PM
what was just happening..

blanky987
06-25-2010, 07:51 PM
does that deserve spitting at people in the crowd and a proper tank by purposely standing on the lines when serving (to get foot-faulted) and also purposely not getting a serve in during that last game anyway, alter ego?

alter ego
06-25-2010, 07:52 PM
He started tanking midway through the 4th, and at the end was swearing at the crowd, blowing the match like a 12yr old - deliberately standing on the line to footfault doublefault, rolling other doublefaults miles off target at 1/4 pace.

Low light was only 15 minutes away max too, but he just didn't want to play anymore. Wasn't injured either, didn't need the trainer at the previous break.


Are you fucking blind ? He couldn't move from 3-4 in the 4th set. He couldn't get down on his knees to hit a BH.

toby345
06-25-2010, 07:53 PM
Are you fucking blind ? He couldn't move from 3-4 in the 4th set. He couldn't get down on his knees to hit a BH.

And because of that he stepped on the line while serving? Because of that he spit into the crowd? :wavey: :rolleyes:

straitup
06-25-2010, 07:53 PM
Well this must've been an odd match judging by the reactions :lol:

Brands in a Wimbledon 4th round after his good match against Tsonga at RG...sounds like he's building confidence

philosophicalarf
06-25-2010, 07:55 PM
Are you fucking blind ? He couldn't move from 3-4 in the 4th set. He couldn't get down on his knees to hit a BH.

Then why did he say he didn't need the trainer at the end of the 4th? Treatment at the changeovers and a medical would have taken into bad light time as well, and the chance to come back the next day and win.

156mphserve
06-25-2010, 07:56 PM
never seen someone serve both their first and 2nd serves in the same second before. that was called a T-A-N-K....Bye Bye Victor, you won't be missed:wavey:

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 08:04 PM
Brands 6-7 6-7 7-6 6-3 3-0 Hanescu "retired"

Hanescu spat at the crowd, caught on camera

Noleta
06-25-2010, 08:05 PM
I know some of the crowd can act really idiotic,but for Viktor to spit on thel is just low,what a disgrace:(

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 08:07 PM
i was watching bits of it (between football) and kept noticing some loud mouth in the crowd

seems like he got to Hanescu

ShotmaKer
06-25-2010, 08:07 PM
i'll have to look up some highlights.

Noleta
06-25-2010, 08:10 PM
He did from far....

alter ego
06-25-2010, 08:10 PM
Then why did he say he didn't need the trainer at the end of the 4th? Treatment at the changeovers and a medical would have taken into bad light time as well, and the chance to come back the next day and win.

He lost his brain but he was clearly injured. Did you saw the match ? I saw it from the first point.
Some morons in the crowd were harrasinng him all match. But the idiot umpire didn't do anything. Hanescu had 4mp in the 3rd set but Brands came up with the goods to save them. Great clutch for him.
In the 4th set evreything was going on serve untill Hane called the trainer. After that he couldn't move right. He immediatly lost his serve to love drop shothing left and right.
In the beginning of the 5th the morons started booing him when he hit his serve. The old fart in the chair only asked the idiots to be quiet between the first and 2nd serve.
Hane lost his serve, Brands won a love game and then when Victor was about to serve the crowd incident happened. I didn't saw the spiting but I did reed on his lips saying some bad words about someone's mother. :o
The umpire gave him a code violation, after that he totaly lost it. Served as hard as he could down the T without any break. All of them going out.

Geo
06-25-2010, 08:11 PM
wait he tanked at a slam? :tape: :help: why would he do this? :confused:

LleytonMonfils
06-25-2010, 08:13 PM
He should have spit on himself

star
06-25-2010, 08:18 PM
Brands 6-7 6-7 7-6 6-3 3-0 Hanescu "retired"

Hanescu spat at the crowd, caught on camera

Deserved. :p

batavlada
06-25-2010, 08:20 PM
Brands 6-7 6-7 7-6 6-3 3-0 Hanescu "retired"

Hanescu spat at the crowd, caught on camera

WOW. And you are reporting that to teacher. You will get an A for that.

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 08:23 PM
WOW. And you are reporting that to teacher. You will get an A for that.Damn right, how dare that guy behave like this in the best tournament of the world

Ozone
06-25-2010, 08:28 PM
No video?

tennisfan856
06-25-2010, 08:37 PM
video is required here. What the hell happened

alter ego
06-25-2010, 08:41 PM
Damn right, how dare that guy behave like this in the best tournament of the world

Yes you're right, this is the first time in 133 years that someone does such a thing. None dare to pull of this kind of attitude at Wimbledon not even McEnroe... oh wait. :o

Dimitra
06-25-2010, 08:41 PM
Hanescu :o somehow didn't expect that from him.:(
Why he spit anyway?Someone provoked him or he was just pissed?

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 08:42 PM
Yes you're right, this is the first time in 133 years that someone does such a thing. None dare do pull of this kind of attitude at Wimbledon not even McEnroe... oh wait. :othe tournie office are investigating him

he should join Henman (1995 hitting a ball girl) and Tarango (1996 defaulting himself after argue with crowd & umpire) on Wimbledon hall of shame

MrChopin
06-25-2010, 08:44 PM
Probably happens to all vampires after four sets of hot sun and no blood.

toby345
06-25-2010, 08:48 PM
1G6EYg21PnU

156mphserve
06-25-2010, 08:51 PM
1G6EYg21PnU

was just about to post this, His serving Tank was more funny than the rest. Took him like 10 seconds to Df 3 times:lol:

Mike_Hunt
06-25-2010, 08:51 PM
This is amazing. :rolls:

Wolfy
06-25-2010, 08:54 PM
He miss he's target.
He sucks at Spitting too

TheBoiledEgg
06-25-2010, 08:54 PM
he wanted match to be called off for darkness at 8pm :haha:

dodo
06-25-2010, 08:54 PM
was just about to post this, His serving Tank was more funny than the rest. Took him like 10 seconds to Df 3 times:lol:

yah, hilarious. i think he accidentally got one in, but luckily was standing on the line, so got footfaulted anyway. gotta keep your bases covered.

Bilbo
06-25-2010, 08:57 PM
worst ever behaviour

umpire didn't wanted to accept his retirement. even brands couldn't believe he retired.

tennizen
06-25-2010, 08:58 PM
WTF:confused:

Surcouf
06-25-2010, 08:59 PM
Why did he retire?

The crowd was against him?

Dimitra
06-25-2010, 09:01 PM
1G6EYg21PnU

thanx for video!
:lol: at umpire and Brands couldn't believe he was just going to walk out.

Very bad behaviour by Hanescu.:o No matter how provokating the crowd was,he's a professional and should be used to it.:rolleyes:
Anyway,the Wimbledon crowd usually behaves very well.:shrug:

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 09:01 PM
i noticed the heckling, sounded like some drunk English hooligan

alter ego
06-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Full video here: http://www.sport.ro/tenis/video-hanescu-si-a-iesit-din-minti-la-wimbledon-i-a-injurat-pe-spectatori-si-s-a-retras.html

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 09:01 PM
maybe dylan24 was there

tennisfan856
06-25-2010, 09:02 PM
this is jeff tarango bad

Jade Fox
06-25-2010, 09:08 PM
I saw a Tweet on RawUncut Tennis that four spectators from the match had been arrested.

And the drama continues.

Henry Chinaski
06-25-2010, 09:10 PM
i noticed the heckling, sounded like some drunk English hooligan

yeah, sounded like some toffs had had a few too many glasses of Pimms in the corporate area, got lost and ended up courtside at 18.

Lurch had a hamstring injury. I guess that's officially why he retired. He didn't go any running whatsoever after treatment.

It was probably more mental than anything. He choked when serving for the match in the 3rd set (hadn't been broken in the match before that). had 2 match points at *5-4 and another 2 in the breaker I think.

Dimitra
06-25-2010, 09:10 PM
I saw a Tweet on RawUncut Tennis that four spectators from the match had been arrested.

And the drama continues.

arrested??:o :eek: arrested for what? heckling Hanescu??:confused:

Bargearse
06-25-2010, 09:11 PM
If he is more focused on the peanut gallery than he is on his game, maybe he should do more than just retire from one match. Maybe retire permanently. Spitting is the ultimate insult - I'd rather be punched in the face.

Magick
06-25-2010, 09:17 PM
a strange finish to what was a highly entertaining match. well done to the young german!

TonyL
06-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Full video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn7xv959Un0

tennisfan856
06-25-2010, 09:20 PM
I know I will be in the minority here, but I'm on Hanescu's side here. I wouldn't have quit like he did, but I definitely would've gone Ron Artest on the crowd.

ZaZoo)
06-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Hanescu is done, might as well go with Gulbis's hookers now..

Henry Chinaski
06-25-2010, 09:23 PM
If he is more focused on the peanut gallery than he is on his game, maybe he should do more than just retire from one match. Maybe retire permanently. Spitting is the ultimate insult - I'd rather be punched in the face.

even if it broke your jaw? what about smashed your nose, your teeth or fractured your eye socket?

I fucking hate when people say shit like this. Anyone who has ever been properly punched in the face wishes they had been spat at instead.

Ultimate insult? I bet you'd be more insulted if someone fucked your sister out of spite

KaiserT
06-25-2010, 09:32 PM
There's no defending Hanescu, he's a disgrace to himself and tennis.

Tommy_Vercetti
06-25-2010, 09:34 PM
Well he needs some excuse to retire when he lost the match after winning the first two sets. I repeat, they need to start fining and suspending players for these kind of retirements. At least Isner takes a loss like a man and doesn't retire, which everyone would have understood.

tektonac
06-25-2010, 09:35 PM
i just hope his saliva reached their beers :drink:

Henry Chinaski
06-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Unless he can get a doctor/trainer to say that the hamstring was actually injured I'm sure he will be fined...

JustJames
06-25-2010, 09:39 PM
This guy is a DC veteran, surely he can handle light-hearted heckling.

Funny to see a British crowd French Style :tape:

Filo V.
06-25-2010, 09:51 PM
Victor is a fool for this and horribly unprofessional in his behavior, and Brands being in the 4th round of a major is a terrible representation to the sport.

The Magician
06-25-2010, 10:13 PM
A chair umpire only has one real job, and that's to maintain control of a match. The ump totally failed and let Hansecu get more and more frustrated until something like this was inevitable. Hanescu should be punished but it's really the fault of Wimbledon for allowing drunk retards to wander the grounds and disrupt matches. And just when Wimby was looking so much better at management than the FO :sad:

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 10:18 PM
when Hanescu tried to retire and shake ump's hand... ump wouldnt take it :lol:

Sofonda Cox
06-25-2010, 10:20 PM
Funny to see a British crowd French Style :tape:

Since when does one Scottish drunk at Wimbledon = the whole British crowd? :retard:

Double Fault
06-25-2010, 10:22 PM
The umpire was a moron - but Hanescu was worse.

danton
06-25-2010, 10:24 PM
:eek:

Seems a bit over the top to arrest and take to a police station.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8764203.stm

Wimbledon 2010: Four arrested after Hanescu incident


Four spectators have been arrested at Wimbledon after a confrontation with Romanian player Victor Hanescu.

TV pictures showed Hanescu spitting towards the fans after allegedly being subjected to verbal abuse during his match against German Daniel Brands.

The 28-year-old then walked off court when 3-0 down in the fifth set.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said four men were being questioned under the Public Order Act after Hanescu complained to officers.

The spokeswoman said: "Police were called to Court 18 following a disturbance.

"Four youths were arrested. They have all been taken to a south London station under Section five of the Public Order Act."

Wimbledon referee Andrew Jarrett has also requested a recording of the incident to see if any further action will be taken against the player, who effectively quit the tournament by defaulting his match.

"Hanescu got involved in some shouting with spectators and TV pictures clearly show Hanescu spitting at supporters," said BBC 5 live tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend.

The match finished 6-7 6-7 7-6 6-3 3-0 when Hanescu retired but he had earlier squandered four match points and the world number 38's frustration was clear as Brands, ranked 98th in the world, clawed his way back into the match.

JustJames
06-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Since when does one Scottish drunk at Wimbledon = the whole British crowd? :retard:

Since when did we know he was Scottish? :scratch:

And there were many more joining in - the youtube video clearly shows this.

Arkulari
06-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Court 18 continues making headlines :lol:

Sofonda Cox
06-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Since when did we know he was Scottish? :scratch:

And there were many more joining in - the youtube video clearly shows this.

No it doesn't :rolleyes: Stop being a drama queen.

Certinfy
06-25-2010, 10:33 PM
I've never been so confused at a tennis match...I went to this match just before the 5th set started and I was wondering why the fuck Hanescu kept talking to the umpire, then I realised people were verbally abusing him and then he walked off court, had no idea what was really happening at the time.

cloudeleven
06-25-2010, 10:34 PM
Court 18 has seen more publicity the last 4 days than the last 40 years combined. :haha:

ORGASMATRON
06-25-2010, 10:35 PM
not nice from hanescu. poor showing really.

Sean.
06-25-2010, 10:38 PM
I'm not defending what Victor did, but there are guards on all the entrances of court 18 to stop people entering during games. The umpire should have had the offenders removed before it got to this stage.

Allegretto
06-25-2010, 10:42 PM
Completely the fault of the moronic umpire and the Wimbledon staff for not removing the drunken idiots. Perhaps if one of them had jumped on court and punched Hanescu then they'd have done something. Or maybe they'd have just escorted him back to his seat.

Shirogane
06-25-2010, 10:43 PM
Vic :hug:

Bargearse
06-25-2010, 10:44 PM
:eek:

Seems a bit over the top to arrest and take to a police station.


Just slightly over dramatic. Although I don't know exactly what these hecklers were shouting & I'm sure it wasn't nice, I can guarantee it was no worse than what I've heard from the crowd of parents at the local under 8 soccer matches.

Henry Chinaski
06-25-2010, 10:45 PM
Hanescu complained to the Ump at one stage and the ump just said that the fans were being "boisterous" and supporting the other player.

rhinooooo
06-25-2010, 11:01 PM
Would have been good to see Victor do a Cantona...

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 11:03 PM
:lol:

Tommy_Vercetti
06-25-2010, 11:09 PM
They were arrested for heckling? I don't get that. Thrown out of Wimbledon, I get that, but arrested? And Victor actually going to the police? Well, I hope people heckle him at every match he ever plays. What a crybaby.

Chiakifug
06-25-2010, 11:15 PM
Retiring was pretty bad, terrible sportsmanship but why the fuck were four drunks even allowed wander the place heckling tennis players, and the umpire not doing anything.... Bad for all involved.

Chiakifug
06-25-2010, 11:18 PM
qn7xv959Un0

By the sounds of this they were booing him during points and before serves too. What an idiot to react the way he did though. Farce of a match.

Sapeod
06-25-2010, 11:20 PM
The person shouting was being a prick. Just be glad I wasn't there, or there would've been quite a long barrage of insults.

Was funny watching Hanescu just rolling his serves wide, what a legend :lol:

Glad those drunks were arrested :yeah:

sammy01
06-25-2010, 11:30 PM
laughable really from all sides. victor for letting a few in the crowd get to him so much and reacting the way he did, the umpire for not having them removed and the idiots themselves in the crowd.

Big_Juicy
06-25-2010, 11:38 PM
"best" crowd in tennis... :D Thought these things are only suppose to happen in New York? :lol:

Rosa Luxembourg
06-25-2010, 11:47 PM
chair umpire will get into trouble. what a wimp too.

tennisfan856
06-25-2010, 11:49 PM
"best" crowd in tennis... :D Thought these things are only suppose to happen in New York? :lol:

no, you get beat down with a stick if you even fart near the players on the side courts in new york city.

cocrcici
06-25-2010, 11:52 PM
chair umpire will get into trouble. what a wimp too.

he looked scared:lol:

Pirata.
06-25-2010, 11:54 PM
Court 18 has seen more publicity the last 4 days than the last 40 years combined. :haha:

Legendary court :worship: They should hold this year's final out there :lol:

chowdahead25
06-26-2010, 12:02 AM
Expected.

Kournikovaism
06-26-2010, 12:11 AM
Wimbledon crowd are worse than the French crowd.

Murray vs Gasquet, Robson vs Tabakova (juniors), even Robson vs Hantuchova people booed because Dani wanted a towel :rolleyes:
Usually they are only classless when it involves a Brit.

Spitting isn't nice he should have just told them to fuck off instead.

gioconda
06-26-2010, 12:12 AM
Some drunk heckler called Hanescu a word that roughly translates as "gypsy", which is a big insult to a Roumanian. Might not sound like a big deal to an American or a Brit or an Aussie, but in his culture, it's the equivalent of being called a "N&&&&&" or a "f&ggot." It's a very derogatory insult.

Of course, the umpire didn't understand why Hanescu was upset because he's probably British. Umpire refused to take any action, because he thought it was just rowdy fan support for the opponent. Ump might have done something if it was Monfils serving & somebody yelled out "N&&&ER"! Then, he would not have hesitated to have security remove the offender.

Hanescu deliberately double faulted 3 times in a row because he was furious. That's why he spit at the crowd, specifically the man who was taunting him. Then he simply walked off the court because he refused to stand there and be insulted.

You can call Hanescu unprofessional, but can you imagine Federer would stand on court & allow some drunk to yell "Honky!" at him, or Rafa would stand there & allow some drunk to scream "Puta!" at him?

The same thing happens in the Serb/Croat matches. They yell the rudest insults imaginable, but the umpires don't understand the language or the cultural implications, and that's why there are often fights after those matches.

Big_Juicy
06-26-2010, 12:13 AM
no, you get beat down with a stick if you even fart near the players on the side courts in new york city.

You missed my point..;) Wimbledon crowd has always been used as a standing example of a "classy" tennis crowd, whereas the French and New Yorkers were always talked down upon. That's why, this is hilarious.

Kournikovaism
06-26-2010, 12:15 AM
Some drunk heckler called Hanescu a word that roughly translates as "gypsy", which is a big insult to a Roumanian. Might not sound like a big deal to an American or a Brit or an Aussie, but in his culture, it's the equivalent of being called a "N&&&&&" or a "f&ggot." It's a very derogatory insult.

Of course, the umpire didn't understand why Hanescu was upset because he's probably British. Umpire refused to take any action, because he thought it was just rowdy fan support for the opponent. Ump might have done something if it was Monfils serving & somebody yelled out "N&&&ER"! Then, he would not have hesitated to have security remove the offender.

Hanescu deliberately double faulted 3 times in a row because he was furious. That's why he spit at the crowd, specifically the man who was taunting him. Then he simply walked off the court because he refused to stand there and be insulted.

You can call him unprofessional, but I can you imagine Federer would standing there and let some drunk yell "Honky!" at him, or Rafa would stand there and let some drunk yell "Puta!" at him? The same thing happens in the Serb/Croat matches. They yell the rudest insults imaginable, but the umpires don't understand the language or the cultural implications, and that's why there are often fights after those matches.

If that was the reason he spit then I'm sorry but I totally support him, discrimination and xenophobia can't be tolerated. :o :o

rocketassist
06-26-2010, 12:16 AM
Wimbledon crowd are worse than the French crowd.

Murray vs Gasquet, Robson vs Tabakova (juniors), even Robson vs Hantuchova people booed because Dani wanted a towel :rolleyes:
Usually they are only classless when it involves a Brit.

Spitting isn't nice he should have just told them to fuck off instead.

:haha: oh man up and stop being a girl.

tennisfan856
06-26-2010, 12:17 AM
You missed my point..;) Wimbledon crowd has always been used as a standing example of a "classy" tennis crowd, whereas the French and New Yorkers were always talked down upon. That's why, this is hilarious.

I agree with you. People don't realize what happens on the side courts of the grand slams because you only get center court and court 1 coverage. Now with the easiness of getting streams to the side courts, more and more fans are realizing that every grand slam is capable of having a terrible crowd.

straitup
06-26-2010, 12:18 AM
Some drunk heckler called Hanescu a word that roughly translates as "gypsy", which is a big insult to a Roumanian. Might not sound like a big deal to an American or a Brit or an Aussie, but in his culture, it's the equivalent of being called a "N&&&&&" or a "f&ggot." It's a very derogatory insult.

Of course, the umpire didn't understand why Hanescu was upset because he's probably British. Umpire refused to take any action, because he thought it was just rowdy fan support for the opponent. Ump might have done something if it was Monfils serving & somebody yelled out "N&&&ER"! Then, he would not have hesitated to have security remove the offender.

Hanescu deliberately double faulted 3 times in a row because he was furious. That's why he spit at the crowd, specifically the man who was taunting him. Then he simply walked off the court because he refused to stand there and be insulted.

You can call him unprofessional, but I can you imagine Federer would standing there and let some drunk yell "Honky!" at him, or Rafa would stand there and let some drunk yell "Puta!" at him? The same thing happens in the Serb/Croat matches. They yell the rudest insults imaginable, but the umpires don't understand the language or the cultural implications, and that's why there are often fights after those matches.

This is the viewpoint I want to go from...there's some things that people might say that aren't nice, but most people won't get freaked out by it. There's some "special" words that you never ever say in public to a guy in competition. And obviously I don't know much about Hanescu but in all the matches I've seen, he seems like the type that normally wouldn't do that.

Add in an intimate court fitting 800 people, and some drunk people, and you have a nasty situation. Hanescu could've handled it better, maybe take the anger and win the match and shove it in their face after...but what happened happened

kooties
06-26-2010, 12:42 AM
Some drunk heckler called Hanescu a word that roughly translates as "gypsy", which is a big insult to a Roumanian. Might not sound like a big deal to an American or a Brit or an Aussie, but in his culture, it's the equivalent of being called a "N&&&&&" or a "f&ggot." It's a very derogatory insult.

Of course, the umpire didn't understand why Hanescu was upset because he's probably British. Umpire refused to take any action, because he thought it was just rowdy fan support for the opponent. Ump might have done something if it was Monfils serving & somebody yelled out "N&&&ER"! Then, he would not have hesitated to have security remove the offender.

Hanescu deliberately double faulted 3 times in a row because he was furious. That's why he spit at the crowd, specifically the man who was taunting him. Then he simply walked off the court because he refused to stand there and be insulted.

You can call Hanescu unprofessional, but can you imagine Federer would stand on court & allow some drunk to yell "Honky!" at him, or Rafa would stand there & allow some drunk to scream "Puta!" at him?

The same thing happens in the Serb/Croat matches. They yell the rudest insults imaginable, but the umpires don't understand the language or the cultural implications, and that's why there are often fights after those matches.

UGH, there are just two things you can never insult, family and race. If someone called Hanescu a retard or whatever I doubt that he would act the way he did, but "gypsy"? I would've aimed my serve ON the crowd.

Totally supporting Hanescu.

Pirata.
06-26-2010, 12:58 AM
If that was the reason he spit then I'm sorry but I totally support him, discrimination and xenophobia can't be tolerated. :o :o

This.

Unacceptable behavior by the guilty members of the crowd :(

Ariel
06-26-2010, 01:01 AM
Wow, to be referred to as a gypsy is quite an insult not only to a Romanian but also to people living in another Eastern/Central European country which will remain unnamed. There is a lot of xenophobia and anger against this group, much of it coming from ignorance as usual. What Hanescu should have done if he were in his right mind, was to tell the umpire exactly what was said. Perhaps then said ump would have taken sterner measures. Perhaps not. He looks pretty wimpy as seen on the videos. Wonder what Mohammed Layani would have done.....or Lars Graff. Hanescu was unprofessional but the umpire was more so. He didn't maintain order on his watch and that's just inexcusable.

Persimmon
06-26-2010, 01:09 AM
Wimbledon crowd are worse than the French crowd.

Murray vs Gasquet, Robson vs Tabakova (juniors), even Robson vs Hantuchova people booed because Dani wanted a towel :rolleyes:
Usually they are only classless when it involves a Brit.

Spitting isn't nice he should have just told them to fuck off instead.

:worship:

osmonde
06-26-2010, 01:21 AM
I agree with the fact that the word 'gypsy' is the worst you could say to a
Roumanian. Hanescu has always been a good sportman and very calm.
He kept his temper, I think some other players with bad temper would have shout at them in response.
Walking twice to the empire was the thing to do...but he did not do his job to throw out those nasty spectators...
To bad for Hanescu.

whattheheck
06-26-2010, 01:53 AM
Stupid umpire indeed.

shotgun
06-26-2010, 02:18 AM
I suppose the umpire doesn't speak Romanian, so there would be no way for him to understand what was going on. Maybe there should be assistants around the court who speak the players' languages to avoid this kind of situation.

Wouldn't be surprised if the guy heckling him was a gambler who wasn't even Romanian. :lol:

emotion
06-26-2010, 02:21 AM
Umpire shoulda done something. By the end, Hanescu just wanted to piss the crowd off after a lot of undeserved insults and racial slurs

kindling
06-26-2010, 02:25 AM
very upsetting on the part of the ump

bad gambler
06-26-2010, 02:26 AM
I didn't realise dylan made his way to London to watch the match

good_gambler
06-26-2010, 02:29 AM
Does anyone have any video or a link at all?

Edit: NM, found it couple pages back.

kindling
06-26-2010, 02:29 AM
Curiously, they skip over this match in the day 5 recap video on the wimbledon website.

Har-Tru
06-26-2010, 02:33 AM
Hanescu must be banned effective immediately. Disgraceful stuff.

emotion
06-26-2010, 02:35 AM
Hanescu must be banned effective immediately. Disgraceful stuff.

Crazy Dani shoulda been banned 10 years ago. At least Hanescu was provoked.

Har-Tru
06-26-2010, 02:43 AM
Crazy Dani shoulda been banned 10 years ago. At least Hanescu was provoked.

Yes, Koellerer should have been banned before and wasn't. So what? Hanescu should be banned immediately. I don't care if he was provoked or not. What he did out there is a disgrace to tennis and if he is allowed to play without measures being taken it would be even more disgraceful.

osmonde
06-26-2010, 02:50 AM
I suppose the umpire doesn't speak Romanian, so there would be no way for him to understand what was going on. Maybe there should be assistants around the court who speak the players' languages to avoid this kind of situation.

Wouldn't be surprised if the guy heckling him was a gambler who wasn't even Romanian. :lol:

Don't you think that if they were Romanians, they would have
insult their own player?

Figure those spectators shouting 'nazy' to Brands, the german opponent...

ChinoRios4Ever
06-26-2010, 04:12 AM
:spit:

VolandriFan
06-26-2010, 04:18 AM
Bad behavior from chicken legs :awww:

L James
06-26-2010, 04:19 AM
What a pussy this Hanescu is. Having a hissy-fit and tanking a GS match because the crowd has heckling him. Disgrace to the game.

jrm
06-26-2010, 04:27 AM
LOL, i turned the scoreboard out at 76 76 53 for Hanescu and this happened :haha:

Hazem
06-26-2010, 04:30 AM
Totally supporting Hanescu !

Rafaspin
06-26-2010, 05:20 AM
This Wimbledons had everything. Hewitt winning his first slam in 8 years would top it all off in terms of a holy s*** perspective.

raahaat7
06-26-2010, 05:35 AM
Dont know much. Havnt seen the match. From what i read seems like he was instigated. But still unacceptable. What is he worth minus the fans?

e476
06-26-2010, 05:49 AM
Hanescu :hug:

seulCONTREtous
06-26-2010, 06:57 AM
Why did Hanescu retire? He should have just turned into a bat to get the hell out of there...

Polikarpov
06-26-2010, 07:01 AM
It's a shame Hanescu couldn't handle the situation better.

djb84xi
06-26-2010, 07:05 AM
I think this a**hole should be banned from Wimbledon next year. Regardless of what the fans are saying and doing or what not, that does NOT justify a player spitting his body fluid unto a fan. Someone could get really sick if he has anything. This was turning into one of the most fun and historic years at Wimbledon and yet this moron decides he wants to put a damper on things. He should not only be banned from Wimbledon 2011, but he should pay a huge fine and make a much deserved apology to the Wimbledon organizers and especially the fans for acting like a complete ass.

Tennis doesn't need these kinds of players and their acts of stupidity.

born_on_clay
06-26-2010, 07:32 AM
good tournament from Brands

cherry@cupcake
06-26-2010, 07:33 AM
They've arrested the four fans involved:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8764203.stm

Sofonda Cox
06-26-2010, 07:39 AM
Would have been good to see Victor do a Cantona...

:lol:

JMG
06-26-2010, 08:30 AM
Didn't he just spit in the direction of the spectator? It's not a big deal. Finally Hanescu stops being a boring player.

abraxas21
06-26-2010, 08:58 AM
Completely the fault of the moronic umpire and the Wimbledon staff for not removing the drunken idiots. Perhaps if one of them had jumped on court and punched Hanescu then they'd have done something. Or maybe they'd have just escorted him back to his seat.

This. Also, while I don't support the beheaviour of Hanescu, I'm not going to attack him to no end like many people have done in this thread. For one thing, Hanescu has never been known for his type of behaviour so I can only guess that the crowd must have been really pathetic and crass. Who knows what they might have told him? I have seen some footballers crying and walking out of the field when racist chants are sang. Everyone reacts differently to different insults.

Tonkie13
06-26-2010, 09:07 AM
it was surely not very nice from the crowd, but what hanescu did was not nice either, i say and stay to the conclusion that it's the fault of that fat old ref who didn't do anything, he just let play go on and on and on. He knew very good what was happening but he didn't do anything, blame him, don't blame hanescu or the crowd!

abraxas21
06-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Been reading more about this. Apparently after Hanescu complained to the umpire of some people insulting him, the entire crowd turned against him and started booing him. This led Hanescu to lose his cool more and more until there was a point in which he deliberately wanted to lose probably to get off the court as soon as possible.

abraxas21
06-26-2010, 09:18 AM
arrested??:o :eek: arrested for what? heckling Hanescu??:confused:

It's been reported that some of the spectators began to call Hanescu a gipsy, which is a racist remark. Racism should be strongly discouraged in all sports, imo.

Tonkie13
06-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Been reading more about this. Apparently after Hanescu complained to the umpire of some people insulting him, the entire crowd turned against him and started booing him. This led Hanescu to lose his cool more and more until there was a point in which he deliberately wanted to lose probably to get off the court as soon as possible.

Yes but the umpire did just do nothing real bad, he should go back to being umpire in CH's!

abraxas21
06-26-2010, 09:25 AM
What a pussy this Hanescu is. Having a hissy-fit and tanking a GS match because the crowd has heckling him. Disgrace to the game.

Shut up. You don't know anything about the game.

Imagine it's you on the court leading not only with your own frustrations from the match itself but also with a bunch of hooligans making noises when you serve and making racist remarks at you. Then, when you complain to the umpire about a a bunch of people making noises, not only the umpire doesn't do anything but a big part of the crowd begins to boo you. How would you have reacted? Think of that for a minute before judging people.

Needless to say, this message goes to all the others who made have insulted Hanescu without any considerations of the reasons behind his behaviour in this thread. It's rather sad because I've read many comments from people I respect falling in this category.

Mateya
06-26-2010, 10:18 AM
Don't be too harsh on Hanescu, please. :rolleyes:

It's not like he did a crime and you're making him look like Koellerer. He is normaly a cool guy and he was facing some unbelievable crowd there which on the end even got arrested! It was just insane and not even safe to be there for Hanescu.
It's not nice what he did, but it's not such a disgrace like some people claim. We've seen worse behaviour and without a good reason at all.

Abraxas21 :yeah:

scarecrows
06-26-2010, 10:21 AM
I didn't realise dylan made his way to London to watch the match

dylan would be on Vic only if he was 1.05

Bargearse
06-26-2010, 10:22 AM
I can understand his being upset by such vitriol from the crowd & lack of balls by the umpire to show the unruly mob the door, but I wish he could have somehow, someway blocked it out and finished the match rather than play into the mongrels hands by having a tantrum, spitting & getting the crowd against him. Apparently the umpire wouldn't shake his hand after the match - not sure what the verbal exchange was between the 2. But hey, good to know that the proper English crowd can get on a player just like the French ;)!

I've been to sporting events with much larger crowds than Court 18 & seen abusive spectators removed in a matter of minutes, so why the umpire could not have had these 4 drunken buffoons ejected from the grounds beggars belief. Could have spared what turned out to be an unfortunate and ugly situation.

yana
06-26-2010, 10:42 AM
Way to go Hanescu for not wanting to play anymore in front of that bunch of assholes who keep calling him Gipsy. This is the ultimate offense here in Romania.

Capul sus, Hane!

maxxo
06-26-2010, 11:56 AM
during the zagreb challenger, hanescu came of as a really calm, collected and shy kinda guy. so they must have said some really nasty stuff too him if he exploded like that. yes, gipsy is one of the worst insults in all of the balkans and the biggest one in romania. but i guess he could have handled it better. but who am i to judge, i would probably stomp that guy right there on the court.

tennishero
06-26-2010, 12:06 PM
i blame the umpire, he was completly useless and didnt give a shit.

im surprised hanescu didnt walk out earlier and even offered to shake umpire and brands hands.

this type of situation has happened before and its a disgrace, the crowd effectively wear their opponents down and do their best to stop them from winning.

kandygram
06-26-2010, 12:07 PM
Without seeing the entire match, it sure seems like the umpire failed to control the crowd. The crowd actions were way over the line.

Remember USO 2008 Rafa vs. Mardy Fish? A guy called out during Rafa's serve and Rafa and Mardy both stopped play until the offender was removed from the stadium by security.

Victor just lost it out there. It's hard to believe that you could let idiots in the crowd bother you so much you give up during a slam. Was his injury that bad? He was only one game down in the fifth set when he broke down. I imagine he'll be spending extra time with his sport psychiatrist after this.

Jomp1
06-26-2010, 12:08 PM
Just saw the "scenes", very strange one and he looked very upset. Oh well I guess we'll fill out the blanks eventually.

Baghdatis72
06-26-2010, 01:11 PM
This happens sometimes in matches and players most of the time learn to ignore it. Sometimes it's too much and players are on a bad day which leads to situations like this. I remember Malisse going crazy on spectators a few years ago.

Tournament officials should be responsible to dispose of hooligans as they have no place in tennis but Hanescu didn't react professionally.

I didn't see any security in the crowd and there should be people responsible for making sure the crowd doesn't get out of line. What would have happened if the hecklers had a knife and entered the court like it happened with Monica Seles?

Jimnik
06-26-2010, 01:36 PM
Well done Brands. Good to see him in the 4th round after great showing against Tsonga at RG.

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 01:39 PM
I saw a Tweet on RawUncut Tennis that four spectators from the match had been arrested.

And the drama continues.

maybe they were gypsies.

Edit: Ooops, just read more of the thread and of course the gypsy issue has been raised, seeing as we are talking about Romanians here.
So that was genius from someone in the crowd if they called him a gypsy. You can almost see Hanescu's Nazi hackles rising. I think I'd rather be called a gypsy than a Romanian these days.

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 01:43 PM
Completely the fault of the moronic umpire and the Wimbledon staff for not removing the drunken idiots. Perhaps if one of them had jumped on court and punched Hanescu then they'd have done something. Or maybe they'd have just escorted him back to his seat.
Are there any videos of the drunken idiots? In the videos so far they are not seen or heard.

Dimitra
06-26-2010, 01:45 PM
It's been reported that some of the spectators began to call Hanescu a gipsy, which is a racist remark. Racism should be strongly discouraged in all sports, imo.

still it seems a little over the top imo to injail someone for heckling.

But I just read the bbc report and apparently the 2 incidents are unrelated anyway.:)

Rosa Luxembourg
06-26-2010, 01:57 PM
I think this a**hole should be banned from Wimbledon next year. Regardless of what the fans are saying and doing or what not, that does NOT justify a player spitting his body fluid unto a fan. Someone could get really sick if he has anything. This was turning into one of the most fun and historic years at Wimbledon and yet this moron decides he wants to put a damper on things. He should not only be banned from Wimbledon 2011, but he should pay a huge fine and make a much deserved apology to the Wimbledon organizers and especially the fans for acting like a complete ass.

Tennis doesn't need these kinds of players and their acts of stupidity.


do you even know how it happened or why? stop being a moron.

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 01:58 PM
On reflection, it would have been nice to see Hanescu head butt a fan.

Rosa Luxembourg
06-26-2010, 01:58 PM
totally supporting Hanescu!

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 02:14 PM
totally supporting Hanescu!

:spit:

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 02:17 PM
Brands being in the 4th round of a major is a terrible representation to the sport.

It's worth dropping into General messages for posts like this.:lol:

Navratil
06-26-2010, 02:39 PM
Never thought Hanescu is that kind of guy :D

Audacity
06-26-2010, 02:47 PM
I always imagined Hanescu to be one of the "nice guys" for some reason. Guess I was wrong. :lol:

Negative respect.

Dmitry Verdasco
06-26-2010, 02:57 PM
Spitting is like threatening someone with a used syringe.

smucav
06-26-2010, 04:24 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2010-06-25/201006251277505644557.htmlReferee's statement concerning Victor Hanescu
Friday, 25 June 2010

STATEMENT FROM ANDREW JARRETT, CHAMPIONSHIPS' REFEREE, CONCERNING VICTOR HANESCU

"Victor Hanescu (ROM) retired from the match due to a leg injury. The Referee's Office is reviewing further information from this match. No further announcement will be made this evening."
by Andrew Jarrett, Championships Referee

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2010-06-26/201006261277565431057.htmlFollow-up statement concerning Victor Hanescu
Saturday, 26 June 2010
FOLLOW-UP STATEMENT FROM ANDREW JARRETT, CHAMPIONSHIPS' REFEREE, CONCERNING VICTOR HANESCU

"Following a review conducted by the Championships' Referee in association with the Grand Slam Supervisors into the incident on Court 18 yesterday evening,

the player Victor Hanescu (ROU) has been fined US$7500 for Unsportsmanlike Conduct* and a further US$7500 for not using Best Efforts* at the conclusion of the match.

No further comment will be made by the Referee or the Chair Umpire."

- ENDS -

Notes:

· The player has the right of appeal within 10 days to the Grand Slam Administrator.

· *Under the 2010 Official Grand Slam Rule Book.

· The player receives his prize money with the fine deducted.
by Andrew Jarrett, Championships Referee

abraxas21
06-26-2010, 04:45 PM
Clowns.

A bunch of white elitist 80 year old stiffs is what they are after all.

Jacques_Ukraine
06-26-2010, 05:37 PM
I always imagined Hanescu to be one of the "nice guys" for some reason. Guess I was wrong. :lol:

Negative respect.

You was not wrong! Remember Zidan...

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 05:40 PM
Clowns.

A bunch of white elitist 80 year old stiffs is what they are after all.

Ahhhhhh, they're white. That explains everything.

Beat
06-26-2010, 06:00 PM
this kind of behaviour is totally unlike hanescu. he always comes across as a nice and humble person. he must have been provoked immensly.

moonxyz
06-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Looks like he completely lost the plot!!!!

Corey Feldman
06-26-2010, 06:30 PM
he got fined £10,000

shotgun
06-26-2010, 06:33 PM
You was not wrong! Remember Zidan...

:confused: Zidane had a history of troublesome incidents way before the headbutt on Materazzi.

Rumour
06-26-2010, 06:35 PM
What a shame :o After reading the entire thread I can understand that Hanescu was under serious provocation from some disgraceful spectators, with little to no assistance or intervention from an ineffective chair umpire despite repeated appeals. However, that only explains but does not excuse the Romanian player's poor behaviour in basically throwing in the towel on court - and, even worse, spitting at the crowd.

Of course the situation in the stands should not have been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that it impacted the outcome of the match (if not the result itself). Hopefully the tournament officials will learn a lesson from this sorry incident and do a better job in future of trying to avert trouble before it starts.

buddyholly
06-26-2010, 07:13 PM
What a shame :o After reading the entire thread I can understand that Hanescu was under serious provocation from some disgraceful spectators, with little to no assistance or intervention from an ineffective chair umpire despite repeated appeals.

But have you seen or heard the proof in this thread? So far it is all hearsay, except the actual spit.

Voo de Mar
06-27-2010, 02:05 PM
Hanescu is the biggest specialist among active players in losing matches after wasting match points. The guy has no heart. Actually since he felt the back pain didn't try anymore :o

Shirogane
06-27-2010, 02:19 PM
But have you seen or heard the proof in this thread? So far it is all hearsay, except the actual spit.

And the fact that four people were taken into custody.

Dmitry Verdasco
06-27-2010, 02:44 PM
^^ I heard that was from a completely different incident. :confused:

abraxas21
10-20-2010, 07:49 AM
Ahhhhhh, they're white. That explains everything.

no, it is that they are clowns

and yes, i know i'm late with the reply but i had been banned for 3 months and then received another 7 days ban so give me a break ;)

San Rosso
10-20-2010, 07:52 AM
no, it is that they are clowns

and yes, i know i'm late with the reply but i had been banned for 3 months and then received another 7 days ban so give me a break ;)

Definately a bump-worthy post. Kudos.

Mateya
10-20-2010, 07:54 AM
Why did you have to bring back this painful match? :sobbing:

abraxas21
10-20-2010, 07:56 AM
didn't want to cause anyone any bad memories so sorry if thats the case.

just so you know, i was totally with victor on this one. :)

it's also strange that this involved brands... all before the brandwagon hype.