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Article: Men behaving badly

AntennA
01-26-2004, 06:54 PM
It looks like Xavier has been behaving really badly. :rolleyes:
I really don't get it. He seems like such a calm person, but when he's on court he can't control his temper. I suppose Xavier can be glad his match wasn't televised or else he would get the fuzz which Santoro had to endure.

Santoro hit with spit fine
Leo Schlink in Melbourne, tennis
24jan04

"FRENCHMAN Fabrice Santoro has been fined $US1500 ($A1900) – the heaviest fine so far at the Australian Open – for spitting at a linesman at Melbourne Park.

The veteran's actions were assessed by tournament officials yesterday after they received a written report and viewed videotape of the incident during his second-round loss to Mark Philippousssis.
Santoro, one of the sport's keenest historians and finest sportsmen, was furious after being foot-faulted in the opening game of the fourth set and, on losing his serve, turned toward the line judge and spat.
Belgian Xavier Malisse has been the worst behaved player of the tournament. He was docked $US2000 for two incidents during a first-round doubles win – $US1000 for spitting at the baseline official, who had called a foot fault, and a further $US1000 for hitting two balls towards the umpire soon after.
Malisse was given a third $US1000 fine for clouting a ball at a linesperson – who had also called a foot fault – during his first-round singles loss to Slovakian Karol Kucera.
Armenian Sargis Sargsian, eliminated by Australian teenager Todd Reid, was docked $US1000 for illegally receiving coaching during the match."

wimanna
01-27-2004, 12:12 PM
:rolleyes:

I'll change my avatar after reading this ;)

CooCooCachoo
01-27-2004, 12:25 PM
We'll.. he is always fired up, isn't he?

jumi
01-27-2004, 01:15 PM
hmm...bad boys are fun, don't you think;) ?

fleemke²
01-27-2004, 01:37 PM
Typicall :rolleyes:

misyou25
01-28-2004, 05:09 AM
I think he doesn't have to behave like this, even when he loses! I liked to watch dthis game to make maybe a better look...