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Youzhny is the biggest showman in tour

Deivid23
04-01-2008, 01:20 AM
Hit three times his head with the edge of the racket and ended up bleeding, trainer had to come up to heal that wound

Colonel is on fucking crack :haha: :worship:

Stgobaiano
04-01-2008, 01:21 AM
Hit three times his head with the edge of the racket and ended up bleeding, trainer had to come up to heal that wound

Kolonel is on crack :haha: :worship:

Kolonel:worship::worship::cool::cool:

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 01:23 AM
it was embarrassing :cuckoo:

Deivid23
04-01-2008, 01:23 AM
it was embarrassing :cuckoo:

It was funny as hell as well :haha:

Alex999
04-01-2008, 01:24 AM
It was funny as hell as well :haha:

:lol::lol::lol::bigclap:

osalsyst
04-01-2008, 01:26 AM
If this match isn't youtubed, I'm not going to be happy. :)

The Pro
04-01-2008, 01:26 AM
Prescription for Youzhny, M?

30 tablets of Diazepam.

And a straight-jacket.

finishingmove
04-01-2008, 01:27 AM
and im watching minar self destructing against roddick......

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 01:32 AM
when is this match going to be over? :devil:

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 01:33 AM
it's hilarious :)

Action Jackson
04-01-2008, 01:34 AM
Youzhny what a guy, what a comedic match this was.

Jaap
04-01-2008, 01:34 AM
I sincerly hope he has give himself brain damage.

Merton
04-01-2008, 01:34 AM
:eek::eek::haha::haha::haha:

Deivid23
04-01-2008, 01:34 AM
And Colonel finally won :haha:

The Pro
04-01-2008, 01:35 AM
Mikhail's getting booed. Not surprising really. But Nicolas blanked the umpire too. :confused:

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 01:35 AM
finally, Misha is a winner :worship:

Stgobaiano
04-01-2008, 01:38 AM
Yoooouuuuzhhhnyyyyyy Youuuuuuuzhnyyyyy:worship::worship:

We need crazy guys in the circuit.

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 01:38 AM
Misha is not going to be invited to the main arenas for a while, he behaves like sicko :haha::haha:

Action Jackson
04-01-2008, 01:39 AM
Misha must have been watching Dani Koellerer.

Koellerer and Labadze would have been proud of this show.

Stgobaiano
04-01-2008, 01:42 AM
Misha is not going to be invited to the main arenas for a while, he behaves like sicko :haha::haha:



:worship::worship:Mishaaaaaa Mishaaaaaaaa

Stgobaiano
04-01-2008, 01:43 AM
Misha must have been watching Dani Koellerer.

Koellerer and Labadze would have been proud of this show.


He is following the legends:cool:

Voo de Mar
04-01-2008, 01:44 AM
Youzhny is a psycho :D

adee-gee
04-01-2008, 01:46 AM
Am I right in thinking Younes did this quite a few years ago too?

I can't remember which tourney, might've been a clay TMS. I just remember him splitting his head open after hitting himself with the frame of the racquet.

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Youzhny is a psycho :D

I've never seen him going :timebomb::timebomb: before. He needs a therapy.

Action Jackson
04-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Horna does it all the time with the racquet on the head, it's just he has a harder head than Youzhny.

Voo de Mar
04-01-2008, 01:54 AM
Horna does it all the time with the racquet on the head, it's just he has a harder head than Youzhny.

Maybe because he is baldy :p I'm curious what can last out the head of Davydenko or Ljubicic :)

Stgobaiano
04-01-2008, 01:59 AM
Am I right in thinking Younes did this quite a few years ago too?

I can't remember which tourney, might've been a clay TMS. I just remember him splitting his head open after hitting himself with the frame of the racquet.

Against Rios he did that


Younes:worship:

Voo de Mar
04-01-2008, 02:02 AM
Tarango broke the racquet on his thigh (Montreal 1993). I regret Misha didn't broke the racquet on the head ;)

Corey Feldman
04-01-2008, 02:25 AM
I feel like ive missed an epic

hope its youtube'd soon

tangerine_dream
04-01-2008, 02:27 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/790/angryyoutube.gif

Voo de Mar
04-01-2008, 02:28 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/790/angryyoutube.gif

:lol:

Metis
04-01-2008, 02:29 AM
the blood was actually flowing down his face; crazy nutso :lol:

Action Jackson
04-01-2008, 03:12 AM
0AEfCQxVmxM

Marek.
04-01-2008, 03:20 AM
I feel like ive missed an epic

hope its youtube'd soon

Same here. :sad:

Branimir
04-01-2008, 03:21 AM
Crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

leng jai
04-01-2008, 03:25 AM
Waiting for Fakervic to imitate this.

Branimir
04-01-2008, 03:30 AM
Waiting for Fakervic to imitate this.

Hahahahaahahhahhahaha! Ok. That's funny!

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 03:31 AM
Misha, Colonel, you're a wonderful person indeed. :worship:

shotgun
04-01-2008, 03:36 AM
Iggy Pop must be proud of you, Misha.

mangoes
04-01-2008, 03:42 AM
Oh my goodness........:lol: :lol: :lol: I especially love Almagro's reaction:lol: :lol:

Lucinda
04-01-2008, 03:47 AM
I remember watching Youzhny and Haas play one another. I forget where, but it was last season. Anyway, I finished the matching thinking I had never seen two bigger babies in my entire life. I was appalled at both of them - tantrum after tantrum. It was wonderfully entertaining though :D

~*BGT*~
04-01-2008, 03:59 AM
OMG that video. :haha: :haha: :sobbing:

onewoman74
04-01-2008, 04:09 AM
I just saw the video...OH MY GOD!! What is his problem? I like Mikhail, but dude get a grip! I love Almagro's chit chat with Mikhail. I couldn't hear exactly what was said, but Almagro's body language said it all- WHAT THE FUCK?

soraya
04-01-2008, 04:13 AM
My God, he needs some anger management therapy...pronto. The poor ballkid handling the blodied towel, I think they should always wear gloves, seriously. I think Almagro lost out of fear, he did not want to provoke the colonel further.:)

Skyward
04-01-2008, 04:18 AM
Waiting for Fakervic to imitate this.

:haha::haha:

maratness
04-01-2008, 04:22 AM
WOW.that was crazy.you gotta love the passion and anger.tennis needs stuff like this it needs more personalities.the colonel what a showman.id love to see federer do stuff like that.bring back the old fed before 2003

*Viva Chile*
04-01-2008, 04:22 AM
My God, he needs some anger management therapy...pronto.

like this??? :p

loWrI1FneSM

Colonel :spit:

maconick
04-01-2008, 04:38 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0AEfCQxVmxM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wRW982AAPro

CooCooCachoo
04-01-2008, 07:45 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0AEfCQxVmxM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wRW982AAPro

:lol:

Thanks for that :o

But what lame, timid commentary :o Really, really, really lame.

TheBoiledEgg
04-01-2008, 08:58 AM
Misha :o

looking at that crazed Almagro with his crooked eyes does that to people.

all police photofits look like Almagro.

Action Jackson
04-01-2008, 09:07 AM
This doesn't need commentary, it speaks for itself.

Bernard Black
04-01-2008, 09:34 AM
Holy crap! I do that all the time, but I'm not as tough as Youzhny, I make sure I hit my head with the strings not the frame! Ouch!

Machiavelli
04-01-2008, 10:01 AM
Misha Youzhny - what a legend.........

We need some entertainment at the ATP, after Goran left it's not the same; Hewitt got a kid and became friendly, marat is totally lost, X-man managed his anger, only Koellerer is hanging out there at the challenger level

stebs
04-01-2008, 10:08 AM
Youzhny gets angry with himself but only that, he is always fair to his opponents when I have watched him. I think his energy is good to watch on the court and it can't be bad for tennis when you have him at 2-5* 0-40* to Roger Federer and when he misses a shot he is still mad with himself.

lilimi80
04-01-2008, 10:18 AM
Hit three times his head with the edge of the racket and ended up bleeding, trainer had to come up to heal that wound

Colonel is on fucking crack :haha: :worship:

:eek::eek::speakles: WTF! i've always thought marat was the craziest russian!
OMG!couldn't belive it till i saw the videos :banghead::retard::spit::haha:
his smile whenniclas-evil-almagro comes to see him :awww:
the slow motion is scary :unsure: and painful :( :haha: crazy misha!

Chiseller
04-01-2008, 10:24 AM
bring back the old fed before 2003
Please not, what a pain too watch. Well, it might be better than the current not on form Federer. :devil:




Oh my goodness........:lol: :lol: :lol: I especially love Almagro's reaction:lol: :lol:

haha, was hilarious.

Cat123
04-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Youzhny is crazy, I love him!! :lol: :yeah:

Vass
04-01-2008, 11:35 AM
I especially love Almagro's reaction:lol: :lol:

:lol:




But Misha... :S Scary. :(

MariaV
04-01-2008, 11:41 AM
Youzhny gets angry with himself but only that, he is always fair to his opponents when I have watched him. I think his energy is good to watch on the court and it can't be bad for tennis when you have him at 2-5* 0-40* to Roger Federer and when he misses a shot he is still mad with himself.

Yeah I must say he may be nuts and all but he is fair to his opponents. :hatoff:

Jaap
04-01-2008, 11:42 AM
Yeah I must say he may be nuts and all but he is fair to his opponents. :hatoff:

Yes, deliberately forcing an injury time out when your opponent is serving out the match is being fair. :rolleyes:

Timotheus
04-01-2008, 11:50 AM
http://i26.tinypic.com/2cda1d4.jpg

Ferrero Forever
04-01-2008, 11:55 AM
While that was funny as anything, he's bloody scary! I would have refused to handle that towel if I was the ballkid, but you've probably got more chance with the blood than with an angry youzhny.

And Nico, I like him even more after seeing that reaction. Fantastic.

LeChuck
04-01-2008, 12:02 PM
That was absolutely hilarious :lol:. Both Misha and Mucho provided us with some top quality entertainment.

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 12:06 PM
Shitte i didnt know it was that serious when i read the first post!!!:eek: Wtf misha? I also didnt know almagro was serving for the match and lost it! Crazzzzzzzyyyyyyyyyyy

Peta Pan
04-01-2008, 12:08 PM
I'm a little embarrassed for him because it was a stupid, stupid thing to do... but it seems I like crazy players :o

Reminded me of me over the years, I've been known to have quite a temper and hammer my fist into walls and chairs and kick whatever is around to kick if I stuff something up while I'm doing my ten pin bowling. Not so much over the last few years though because I grew up :p

I'm glad I've seen this incident so I could see exactly how stupid and embarrassing it is to mutilate yourself in front of an audience :o What a git I must have looked like in the past :o :o

But Misha, I still love you, crazy as you are :)

(and I'm glad I had a close tight match between 2 of my very favourite players :))

ryan23
04-01-2008, 12:15 PM
Fighting spirit and wanting to win so badly- i love it!

Showman maybe but a winner

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 12:18 PM
I'm a little embarrassed for him because it was a stupid, stupid thing to do... but it seems I like crazy players :o

Reminded me of me over the years, I've been known to have quite a temper and hammer my fist into walls and chairs and kick whatever is around to kick if I stuff something up while I'm doing my ten pin bowling. Not so much over the last few years though because I grew up :p

I'm glad I've seen this incident so I could see exactly how stupid and embarrassing it is to mutilate yourself in front of an audience :o What a git I must have looked like in the past :o :o

But Misha, I still love you, crazy as you are :)

(and I'm glad I had a close tight match between 2 of my very favourite players :))


Ive bashed a few trees behind the courts, killed a few plants and u know whats rlly painfull? Bashing the racket on ur toes:eek:

Ferrero Forever
04-01-2008, 12:20 PM
The worst I've done was take out my anger by smashing my doubles partner on the head with the racquet. They were useless and they paid the price for that:P I'm not willing to put myself through pain hehe. (by the way I was about 10 when I did that)

Satanic Pasteur
04-01-2008, 12:24 PM
Lol at the people thinking the "bloody" towel can be harmful for ballboys:o
Tompa Enqvist was doing this all the time but he was a rock so no blood:p

Jaap, youzhny is not a cheater it wasn't his purpose to bleed...:rolleyes:

Castafiore
04-01-2008, 12:30 PM
Youzhny obviously didn't do that on purpose to trigger an injury time-out (he does come across as a fair guy) but it's got to be utterly annoying for Almagro to be serving for the match, tight game and then this :cuckoo: happens.

Too bad that Almagro could not serve it out.

MariaV
04-01-2008, 12:35 PM
Youzhny obviously didn't do that on purpose to trigger an injury time-out (he does come across as a fair guy) but it's got to be utterly annoying for Almagro to be serving for the match, tight game and then this :cuckoo: happens.

Too bad that Almagro could not serve it out.

Jaap is convinced Misha did it deliberately. :o
Of course it was annoying for Almagro and actually it made me respect him more that he went over to check on Misha and laughed, despite it being a, let's say, 'dramatic' situation, I wouldn't have been able to keep myself from laughing either.

Neely
04-01-2008, 12:43 PM
Wow, Misha, you little auto-aggressor :devil: A self-inflicted injury to force an injury timeout... that's really a completely new style of gamesmanship, and not always an injury most people can't see and then say it's cheating :yeah: And best of all for him, it worked at the end ;)

buzz
04-01-2008, 12:44 PM
Misha reaching Monfils' level of crazynes:eek:

muniu
04-01-2008, 01:24 PM
Misha reaching Monfils' level of crazynes:eek:

I think he's much better now :tape:
Anyway love it Misha :rocker2: U rock!

Bilbo
04-01-2008, 01:25 PM
Almagro is a funny guy. He went to Youzhny looking what happened and he was laughing like he was saying "WTF have you done you tool?" :haha:

Almagro :rocker2:

this match was a massive freak show from the beginning to the end.

Burrow
04-01-2008, 01:56 PM
:haha: Youzhny was kind of laughing when Almagro came across too.

Mansave_75
04-01-2008, 02:39 PM
Youzhny is the biggest clown of men tennis, when started to hit himself with the raquet he deserved not to win any match in his entire professional career, What a friki, oh my god. It's a total shame to see that on the courts, a total shame!
Retire Youzhny!!!

Roland9
04-01-2008, 02:57 PM
*watches the videos of the match*

Goodness me... I haven't seen anything like this.

Raquet to the head by Youzhny --> What the hell?

*The* point & dive by Youzhny --> WHAT THE HELL?! That's a freaking goalkeeper move...

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 03:16 PM
I just watched the video again ... and it looks even funnier than yesterday with all the commentary and Youzhny laughing at himself during the injury timeout.

I am definitely going to watch his next match. He's something...like a box of chocolate - never know what you are going to get :rolls:

Bilbo
04-01-2008, 03:19 PM
I've watched this video now like 10 times. It's definately an all-time classic especially how Almagro walks over while he's laughing :lol:

anon57
04-01-2008, 04:58 PM
It was hilarious, especially when Almagro comes over, he seems to be think what a lunatic. :lol:

Horatio Caine
04-01-2008, 05:34 PM
OMG! :haha: :haha: :haha:

Mucho laughing at him :haha:

dijus
04-01-2008, 05:39 PM
top stuff :haha:

gnaz
04-01-2008, 06:03 PM
Youzhny needs a psychotherapist.

Svetlana.
04-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Did Misha get a code violation for "self-abuse"?

No, he did not... but he punished his head ;)

aurora2006
04-01-2008, 08:28 PM
Misha???:eek:
Thats not quite healthy!:help:

jonny84
04-01-2008, 08:37 PM
OMG. That must have hurt. :scared: Mikhail.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-01-2008, 08:44 PM
I cant believe i miss this match

what an incredible show :haha::haha::haha:

Colonel and Mucho :worship:

ReturnWinner
04-01-2008, 08:49 PM
Yes, deliberately forcing an injury time out when your opponent is serving out the match is being fair. :rolleyes:

he did not fake this , are u retarded or what.although i agree he benefitted from that medical time out.

The Pro
04-01-2008, 09:38 PM
:lol:

Thanks for that :o

But what lame, timid commentary :o Really, really, really lame.

I don't understand. Would you prefer they said 'OMG, like, what a psycho? I mean he's bleeding all over the place!!!' I mean what's a person supposed to say to that? :confused:

tangerine_dream
04-01-2008, 11:54 PM
0AEfCQxVmxM
That's brilliant stuff. :bowdown: He earns a spot in my siggy. Misha :hearts: :cuckoo: :unsure: :crazy: :lol:

Bilbo
04-02-2008, 01:15 PM
The story is now also in the "BILD Zeitung", the 3rd highest sold newspaper in the world.

Tommy fan
04-02-2008, 02:37 PM
Waiting for Fakervic to imitate this.

:devil: :worship:

Vamos Feńa
04-02-2008, 03:47 PM
:D cool :yeah: but Almagro was awesome too :haha:

Oh those Russians...
You see? Bepa Zvonareva was soft as sheep :devil:

kindablue
04-02-2008, 04:30 PM
The story is now also in the "BILD Zeitung", the 3rd highest sold newspaper in the world.

:lol: The story had to be there since there was blood in it!

It reminds me of an old question and answer joke we had here:
question: Why there is no BILD Zeitung in Cyprus?
answer: Because until it arrives here the blood dries out!

Nathaliia
04-02-2008, 06:18 PM
"Oh, those Russians" :o

Clara Bow
04-02-2008, 06:46 PM
Almagro has footage of it on his iPhone and has been showing it to people. :lol: He is such a stinker that it makes me laugh.

Tennis.com had a q&a for Rafa where he talked about it

What did you think of Youzhny hitting himself with his racquet like that? It looked quite dangerous -- Evangelina
I actually watched it last night at dinner. Nico Almagro was with us and he had it on his iPhone. It's amazing. I don't think it is dangerous since it might have a small cut but it certainly looked strange to do that.

I still really like Misha- bat-shit craziness and all.

connectolove
04-02-2008, 07:38 PM
WHAT AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a showman???? an IDIOT! I love when Almagro goes up to him in disbelieve...

connectolove
04-02-2008, 07:39 PM
"Oh, those Russians" :o

I, sometimes, hate generalizations but I do know enough Russians to say this: So many Russians are "cookoo":smash::aparty: ....

Beat
04-02-2008, 08:31 PM
what a silly man.

tangerine_dream
04-02-2008, 10:41 PM
That video actually made the top of YouTube's hits today. :eek:

Forehand to forehead makes Youzhny a YouTube hit

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP)—A tennis tantrum by Russian Mikhail Youzhny left him bloodied but made him a YouTube celebrity.

When Youzhny hit a backhand into the net during his third-round match Monday at the Sony Ericsson Open, he angrily whacked himself in the head three times with his racket strings. The forehand to the forehead sent a thick stream of blood running from above his hairline down his nose nearly to his mouth.

By Wednesday afternoon, video of the tantrum had drawn more than a half million hits on YouTube.

The episode occurred with Youzhny trailing 5-4 in the third set of his match against Nicolas Almagro. The 11th-ranked Youzhny went on to win in a third-set tiebreaker, then lost in the next round.

Svetlana.
04-02-2008, 11:19 PM
"Oh, those Russians" :o

I, sometimes, hate generalizations but I do know enough Russians to say this: So many Russians are "cookoo":smash::aparty: ....

there are "cookoo" people in any nationality... aren't they?

I personally know plenty Spanish and Polish people that can easily qualify as cookoo.

Plus, Misha is not crazy. We all know that; he just overreacted a little, but only at his own expense.

Bilbo
04-02-2008, 11:35 PM
I think I finally found out what Mugro was asking him first when he walked over. He said "u can serve?" when it was him on serve not Misha. Funny guy this mugro :haha:

Acer
04-03-2008, 12:06 AM
My new favourite player then, love love LOVE him!

~*BGT*~
04-03-2008, 02:51 AM
He made it on perezhilton.com :lol:

hope11
04-03-2008, 04:00 AM
When I was at the Australian Open I was very impressed with how passionate Youzhny is for the game. He won me over at the Australian Open. I do think he is a showman. I still think that even after his recent incident....Does anyone know if Youzhny gave a press conference after the match? Or even Almagro? I would love to see what they said!

Metis
04-03-2008, 04:08 AM
I think I finally found out what Mugro was asking him first when he walked over. He said "u can serve?" when it was him on serve not Misha. Funny guy this mugro :haha:

Actually I think it's the umpire saying twice to Almagro: "he hit himself"

FERLKE
04-03-2008, 04:15 AM
idiot!:o:o

njnetswill
04-03-2008, 04:46 AM
CNN frontpage :worship:

Legend.

Marek.
04-03-2008, 07:02 AM
They are about to show it on Sportscenter. Youzhny, you fucking legend. :worship:

FedFan_2007
04-03-2008, 07:16 AM
When I was at the Australian Open I was very impressed with how passionate Youzhny is for the game. He won me over at the Australian Open. I do think he is a showman. I still think that even after his recent incident....Does anyone know if Youzhny gave a press conference after the match? Or even Almagro? I would love to see what they said!

In that loss to Tsonga you could see how much it meant to him. Sometimes you learn more about a player in their losses then their victories. Such is the case with Misha.

bluefork
04-03-2008, 07:26 AM
CNN frontpage :worship:

Legend.

They are about to show it on Sportscenter. Youzhny, you fucking legend. :worship:

This is more mainstream media coverage than tennis has gotten in years. New ATP rule: Every time they hit a stupid shot, players must publicly inflict an injury upon themselves that will later be posted on the ATP website and youtube. Just watch, tennis will become the fastest growing sport in the world in no time.

Marek.
04-03-2008, 07:34 AM
This is more mainstream media coverage than tennis has gotten in years. New ATP rule: Every time they hit a stupid shot, players must publicly inflict an injury upon themselves that will later be posted on the ATP website and youtube. Just watch, tennis will become the fastest growing sport in the world in no time.

Imagine if we could get some on court fights? :D ;)

Voo de Mar
04-03-2008, 07:57 AM
Youzhny "the Butcher" becomes a star of pop culture ;) :devil: They should invite him to Jay Leno or something. Are there photos anywhere showing his bleeding head or self-harming? I've found only this :( Quite good for an avatar :p

Exodus
04-03-2008, 08:37 AM
you are the man!!!

Ferrero Forever
04-03-2008, 09:32 AM
I don't know if anyone's mentioned it, but he made the Australian Channel 7 News Highlights reel.

Awesome Mikhail!

Dougie
04-03-2008, 09:39 AM
He truly is a legend!!!! But seriously, if he is capable of hurting himself like that, he must have some mental issues. It´s just not normal.

FedFan_2007
04-03-2008, 10:10 AM
No oen ever said Misha was normal. He's a fucking psycho out there.

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:34 AM
Imagine if we could get some on court fights? :D ;)
Just get Coria and Hewitt back on a court and tell them it's DC :angel:

Experimentee
04-03-2008, 11:41 AM
I always thought he was mild mannered and a boring personality. I guess he proved me wrong :unsure:

Peta Pan
04-03-2008, 11:55 AM
Imagine if we could get some on court fights? :D ;)
Just get Coria and Hewitt back on a court and tell them it's DC :angel:
Or get a rematch between Fish and Mathieu :yeah:

I don't know if anyone's mentioned it, but he made the Australian Channel 7 News Highlights reel.

Awesome Mikhail!
Un-freaking believable :rolleyes: I saw it in the sport headlines and thought "here we go, channel 7 has been watching youtube"... now it's on every channel 7 news update during the evening too!

It's a guy hitting himself in the head.. it's not a headline story for goodness sake :rolleyes:

Ferrero Forever
04-03-2008, 12:00 PM
Un-freaking believable :rolleyes: I saw it in the sport headlines and thought "here we go, channel 7 has been watching youtube"... now it's on every channel 7 news update during the evening too!

It's a guy hitting himself in the head.. it's not a headline story for goodness sake :rolleyes:

Are you really surprised though? Our media is so focused on entertainment that it loses focus on whats really important. I don't watch commercial news anymore, it's full of crap. SBS World News has it's flaws, but at least it's actually informative and more rational in it's news.

Langers
04-03-2008, 12:35 PM
That's just scary.

Nathalia
04-03-2008, 01:11 PM
That video actually made the top of YouTube's hits today. :eek:

Forehand to forehead makes Youzhny a YouTube hit

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP)—A tennis tantrum by Russian Mikhail Youzhny left him bloodied but made him a YouTube celebrity.

When Youzhny hit a backhand into the net during his third-round match Monday at the Sony Ericsson Open, he angrily whacked himself in the head three times with his racket strings. The forehand to the forehead sent a thick stream of blood running from above his hairline down his nose nearly to his mouth.

By Wednesday afternoon, video of the tantrum had drawn more than a half million hits on YouTube.

The episode occurred with Youzhny trailing 5-4 in the third set of his match against Nicolas Almagro. The 11th-ranked Youzhny went on to win in a third-set tiebreaker, then lost in the next round.

M. Youzhny, making tennis even more popular since 2008

He's amazing! I love passionate, authentic, crazy players.

Now Misha, don't date Britney or Lindsay Lohan. You know, one time on perezhilton.com is enough! Don't become addicted to it! :o:devil::hug:

yomike
04-03-2008, 01:52 PM
Youzhny looked really evil when the blood started to drip from his head.

goonies
04-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Almagro has it on his iPhone.

Saumon
04-03-2008, 04:04 PM
The video has over 1 million views. :worship:

tangerine_dream
04-03-2008, 04:12 PM
Youzhny "the Butcher" becomes a star of pop culture ;) :devil:
It's strange how Andy's engagement and now Misha beating himself up has been jumped on by the mainstream media. They're putting tennis on the map this week. :lol: I don't know if the sport is well represented this way but hey, the more viewers the better. :p

It's cool to see Misha's video hit 1 mil viewers. That video is the first tennis video I've seen on YouTube's front page since Novak's player impersonations. :cool:

Here's James Blake's reaction to it. I'd love to hear what the other players thought of Misha's tantrum.

"I saw that," said American world No.9 James Blake. "That was pretty funny – not for Mikhail, I'm sure. Mardy Fish does that. He punches the strings and ends up bleeding on his knuckles."

From ESPN:

Today I asked James Blake, who critiqued himself for being passive in his loss to Rafael Nadal, whether he'd been tempted to knock some sense into his head Youzhny-style. "My strings are strung way too tight,'' Blake said. "If I hit myself just with the strings I'd be bleeding. Mardy Fish does that. He punches the strings and ends up bleeding on his knuckles. I did that as a kid and I kind of stopped doing that. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense.''

"Youzhny got over half a million hits on YouTube,'' Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald chimed in.

"Maybe I should -- maybe I'll get more popular,'' Blake said. " No, I don't think it's worth it.''

sdtoot
04-03-2008, 04:36 PM
It was either - wack himself over the head with his racket or hit the next ball out of the stadium.......I think he probably made the right choice at the time. :smash:

anon57
04-03-2008, 04:41 PM
This is more mainstream media coverage than tennis has gotten in years. New ATP rule: Every time they hit a stupid shot, players must publicly inflict an injury upon themselves that will later be posted on the ATP website and youtube. Just watch, tennis will become the fastest growing sport in the world in no time.
Careful, Don't be giving Mr. Disney any more crazy ideas.

Burrow
04-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Youzhny needs a psychotherapist.

Why would he need a psychiatrist? Just cause he over reacted? Guys are taking this out of hand.

Voo de Mar
04-03-2008, 04:55 PM
Youzhny looked really evil when the blood started to drip from his head.

He's got demons inside :devil:

Lee
04-03-2008, 07:55 PM
Un-freaking believable :rolleyes: I saw it in the sport headlines and thought "here we go, channel 7 has been watching youtube"... now it's on every channel 7 news update during the evening too!

It's a guy hitting himself in the head.. it's not a headline story for goodness sake :rolleyes:

The clip made my local prime time news too. Pretty impressive considered yesterday was the local MLB baseball team home opener. :tape:

M. Youzhny, making tennis even more popular since 2008

He's amazing! I love passionate, authentic, crazy players.

Now Misha, don't date Britney or Lindsay Lohan. You know, one time on perezhilton.com is enough! Don't become addicted to it! :o:devil::hug:

Misha has a longterm partner much prettier than those girls. ;)

Dougie
04-03-2008, 08:08 PM
Why would he need a psychiatrist? Just cause he over reacted? Guys are taking this out of hand.

Overreacting would be breaking your racket or screaming obscurities at the linesman, but hurting yourself like that is something else. Whether he needs a shrink or not is his business, but his behaviour is far from normal.

Lee
04-03-2008, 08:09 PM
:eek: :aplot:

Sorry to disappoint you. Here she is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/IW%202008%20Mar%2013/IMG_0285.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/IW%202008%20Mar%2013/IMG_0358.jpg

freeandlonely
04-03-2008, 11:40 PM
Hey, please just don't hit yourself, I'm really scared to hear that.
I don't hate him, though.

buddyholly
04-04-2008, 03:44 PM
I was courtside for that match and was unaware at the time that I was witnessing tennis history. What was funny was that before resumiong play the ballboys had to come out and mop Youzhny's side of the court - like it was a basketball game.
Actually Almagro was in a bad mood long before the incident. Two latino-looking guys sitting beside me were supporting Youzhny and were verbally abused by Almagro when he came to the backboard to towel off.

But lost in all the hype is that this match contained one of the most exciting points I have ever seen. There must have been about five incredible gets in a row and ended when Youzhny made a diving volley and a surprised Almagro at the net pushed an easy volley into the open court just wide. In the middle of the point everyone was already on their feet screaming and the ovation continued for a long time, with Youzhny doing a victory lap at his end and Almagro draping himself over the net in despair. That point turned the match, never mind the blood-letting to come. It was a real gladiatorial fight to the death.

buddyholly
04-04-2008, 03:50 PM
looking at that crazed Almagro with his crooked eyes does that to people.

all police photofits look like Almagro.

It was while sitting courtside at this match and seeing Almagro up close that I realised that Picasso only invented cubism by mistake. He was actually faithfully reproducing real Spanish faces, but no-one believed it.

Svetlana.
04-04-2008, 03:57 PM
I was courtside for that match and was unaware at the time that I was witnessing tennis history. What was funny was that before resumiong play the ballboys had to come out and mop Youzhny's side of the court - like it was a basketball game.
Actually Almagro was in a bad mood long before the incident. Two latino-looking guys sitting beside me were supporting Youzhny and were verbally abused by Almagro when he came to the backboard to towel off.

But lost in all the hype is that this match contained one of the most exciting points I have ever seen. There must have been about five incredible gets in a row and ended when Youzhny made a diving volley and a surprised Almagro at the net pushed an easy volley into the open court just wide. In the middle of the point everyone was already on their feet screaming and the ovation continued for a long time, with Youzhny doing a victory lap at his end and Almagro draping himself over the net in despair. That point turned the match, never mind the blood-letting to come. It was a real gladiatorial fight to the death.

Thanks for sharing :bigwave:

Svetlana.
04-04-2008, 04:00 PM
I was courtside for that match and was unaware at the time that I was witnessing tennis history. What was funny was that before resumiong play the ballboys had to come out and mop Youzhny's side of the court - like it was a basketball game.
Actually Almagro was in a bad mood long before the incident. Two latino-looking guys sitting beside me were supporting Youzhny and were verbally abused by Almagro when he came to the backboard to towel off.


What did they tell him to make him mad?

buddyholly
04-04-2008, 04:06 PM
What did they tell him to make him mad?

The strange thing is that they were well behaved and said nothing offensive at all. It just seemed to be that they were Latino and Almagro did not like them supporting Youzhny rather than a fellow hispanic. One of them was wearing a VENEZUELA track suit top. Maybe it is the new Venezuela - communist first, latino second:o

Henry Chinaski
04-04-2008, 04:26 PM
The clip made my local prime time news too. Pretty impressive considered yesterday was the local MLB baseball team home opener. :tape:



Misha has a longterm partner much prettier than those girls. ;)

yeah Boris Sobkin is quite the looker

and Buddy, there was a separate thread on the point you mentioned so it wasn't overlooked at all. thanks for the info btw.

Svetlana.
04-04-2008, 06:56 PM
The strange thing is that they were well behaved and said nothing offensive at all. It just seemed to be that they were Latino and Almagro did not like them supporting Youzhny rather than a fellow hispanic. One of them was wearing a VENEZUELA track suit top. Maybe it is the new Venezuela - communist first, latino second:o

Your joke is too old... the communism collapsed 20 years ago and a new generation has nothing to do with it.

But it's nice to see some Venezuela and other Latino’s tennis fans thinking outside the box. ;)

Tennis Fool
04-05-2008, 03:58 AM
I hear this is one of the biggest downloads on Youtube. Just saw it myself. He needs to get laid.

"That was pretty funny — not for Mikhail, I'm sure. Mardy Fish does that. He punches the strings and ends up bleeding on his knuckles. I did that as a kid, and I kind of stopped doing that. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense." -- James Blake

krystlel
04-05-2008, 06:51 AM
I just watched the Youtube clip for the first time. It's more crazy than I thought it would be. :lol:

:rolls: It's amusing that this clip made it onto Channel 7 news and has recorded so many Youtube hits.

Action Jackson
04-05-2008, 06:56 AM
It was while sitting courtside at this match and seeing Almagro up close that I realised that Picasso only invented cubism by mistake. He was actually faithfully reproducing real Spanish faces, but no-one believed it.

Vamos cabezon.

Almagro is definitely a funny cat in his own way. When he won in Acapulco, he thanked a heckler in the crowd who was giving him the treatment throughout.

buddyholly
04-05-2008, 04:27 PM
Just checked out Youtube. As well as the head smashing they have the great point a few minutes before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H66IPUK4LNk&feature=related

I originally said there were five great gets, but I underestimated. I am in both videos, but youtube being youtube I am only as obvious as the ball: ie, I can't be spotted.

buddyholly
04-05-2008, 04:45 PM
Your joke is too old... the communism collapsed 20 years ago and a new generation has nothing to do with it.

But it's nice to see some Venezuela and other Latino’s tennis fans thinking outside the box. ;)

I knew it was too old - just couldn't help myself. And I knew you would see it.

And as Judy Dench as "M" said in the last James Bond movie, ''God, how I miss the Cold War."

tangerine_dream
04-07-2008, 10:49 PM
The UK Mirror's Top Ten Tennis Tantrums (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/2008/04/07/mirror-co-uk-s-top-10-tennis-tantrums-89520-20376058/), guess who made this list? (besides Murray, that is)

FluffyYellowBall
04-07-2008, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the link

cardio
04-11-2008, 12:00 AM
If someone wants to download 5 min. video ( and better quality than youtube ) of Youzhny headbeating incident, here it is
http://www.sharebig.com/share.php?id=s12ijsqvuvk0AA9Gr
Thanks to Mensa who posted whole match in torrents thread:yeah:

CyBorg
04-11-2008, 05:32 AM
Youzhny is the most awesome player in the world.

That is all.

Okonsky
04-11-2008, 10:11 AM
He is Rusian. He can't be funny, awesome or whatever.

The Pro
04-11-2008, 10:13 AM
:retard: ^