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The best towel pointer on tour

Bilbo
04-01-2008, 11:05 PM
besides Hewitt is Youzhny. Beautiful how he points his finger towards the towel while looking pumped.

Adler
04-01-2008, 11:08 PM
Nadal makes a gesture like "come here, boy" ;)

tangerine_dream
04-01-2008, 11:50 PM
:haha: When Hewitt points at a ballboy he does it so fiercely that I would be afraid to give him the towel.

The Pro
04-01-2008, 11:52 PM
I think Rusedski was quite the pointer in his day.

FluffyYellowBall
04-01-2008, 11:54 PM
Yea! Hewitt is pretty scary on the court anyway..
No one comes to mind but i love it when they show it in slow-mo :angel: SOme do this gesture of wiping the face before pointing to the boy. It looks hot:devil:

Ferrero Forever
04-02-2008, 04:40 AM
Haha funny idea for a thread.

I remember when at Wimbledon Ferrero was asking the ballboys for a towel in Spanish, and it took them a few seconds to realise what he wanted. Yet he speaks very good English, so as to why he didn't ask for it in English I'm not too sure. It cracked me up though.

And yeah Hewitt is pretty scary with the towel.

Sjengster
04-02-2008, 04:45 AM
I've always enjoyed Nalbandian's index finger jab for the towel after an amazing point that he's won.

Action Jackson
04-02-2008, 04:49 AM
Hewitt is impressive in this field.

FedFan_2007
04-02-2008, 05:34 AM
Federer is the towel pointer GOAT.

NinaNina19
04-02-2008, 05:36 AM
Speaking of Youzhny. When he cut his forehead last night and wiped the blood of with a towel, what do you think the towel kid did with it? I wouldn't want to touch it.

Kolya
04-02-2008, 10:54 AM
I like Soderling.

He seems very serious when he points.

Halba
04-02-2008, 11:09 AM
always loved safin

Adler
04-02-2008, 12:13 PM
Murray - not exactly a pointer, but this gesture is hilarious ("I can't see, I can't see!")

The Pro
04-02-2008, 12:29 PM
This thread is nothing without pics. :lol:

Horatio Caine
04-02-2008, 12:46 PM
I think Rusedski was quite the pointer in his day.

Didn't he used to do a waving gesture over his face?

SwiSha
04-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Federer is the towel pointer GOAT.

what will you do when he retires?

suicide?

Adler
04-02-2008, 12:58 PM
what will you do when he retires?

suicide?
He actually claimed that he'll commit suicide if Fed ever loses #1 in the ranking, so who knows

Matchu
04-02-2008, 01:08 PM
Hewitt wins this one by far but I remember at a challenger in Brisbane I watched Samuel Groth point to the towel and say to the ballboy towel, then he said towel please, then he raised his voice and said could you please get me the towel.

he ended up getting the towel from the chair himself.

Tenish
04-02-2008, 01:32 PM
This thread is nothing without pics. :lol:

Is David Ferrer a fine towel pointer as well?

Timbo
04-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Clement manages to exude so much disdain in a single gesture. I've seen him play three times and each time he's managed to ridicule a ballboy/girl to the point of tears. At Queens last year he even asked the umpire if one of the ballgirls was mental! He even asked her to swap with another one cos he didn't like the way she threw balls to him.

maria_marie
04-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Murray - not exactly a pointer, but this gesture is hilarious ("I can't see, I can't see!")
haha that gesture is pretty memorable. the first time I saw it I was wondering what the hell this guy wants to say.

The Pro
04-02-2008, 02:46 PM
Clement manages to exude so much disdain in a single gesture. I've seen him play three times and each time he's managed to ridicule a ballboy/girl to the point of tears. At Queens last year he even asked the umpire if one of the ballgirls was mental! He even asked her to swap with another one cos he didn't like the way she threw balls to him.

And I thought Agassi worked the ballkids hard... :eek:

Henry Chinaski
04-02-2008, 02:52 PM
djokovic really has it nailed. when he's losing he approaches the ballkid with an expression that suggests a desperate struggle for mere survival. it resembles a man who has been crawling in a desert for 2 weeks approaching an oasis.

when I'm watching I can't help but stand up and scream at the tv "GIVE HIM THE TOWEL FOR FUCK SAKE! QUICKLY!! HE'S DYING OUT THERE!"

Iván
04-02-2008, 03:23 PM
Tommy Haas is great, he gets the towel, wraps it around his face and just screams.

lilimi80
04-02-2008, 04:38 PM
Clement manages to exude so much disdain in a single gesture. I've seen him play three times and each time he's managed to ridicule a ballboy/girl to the point of tears. At Queens last year he even asked the umpire if one of the ballgirls was mental! He even asked her to swap with another one cos he didn't like the way she threw balls to him.

:scared::scared:the first name that came through my mind when i read "towel pointer" was Clement...he can be really rude.

DeuX.cl
04-02-2008, 04:41 PM
pointing at the towel would be like holding a glass of whisky, for actors, right? There are only a few actors who can hold a glass and look right.



:devil:

Snoo Foo
04-02-2008, 04:56 PM
haha that gesture is pretty memorable. the first time I saw it I was wondering what the hell this guy wants to say.

Another vote for Muzzah, even if it's not pointing, I love how he waves his hand in front of his face like he's trying to do some kind of magic trick on himself.

groundstroke
04-02-2008, 05:20 PM
Marat Safin, haha.

Bilbo
04-02-2008, 05:44 PM
Safin and Soderling doing it pretty good too

Black Adam
04-02-2008, 06:10 PM
Here is some evidence
http://www.foxsports.com.au/common/imagedata/0,5001,5290096,00.jpg

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2000/aug/29slide1.jpg

Corey Feldman
04-02-2008, 10:37 PM
Interesting

i never thought of 'this part of the game'

typical Bilbo and his German efficiency to every detail of tennis :worship:

Bilbo
04-03-2008, 11:13 AM
Here is some evidence
http://www.foxsports.com.au/common/imagedata/0,5001,5290096,00.jpg

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2000/aug/29slide1.jpg

my mentor :worship:

Saumon
04-03-2008, 12:53 PM
He was pointing at linesmen in those pictures though, right? The 2nd one must be from that infamous match against Blake at the US Open. :o

hope11
04-03-2008, 02:28 PM
Not really towel pointing, but James Blake will a lot of times say 'thanks' to the ball kids when they give him a towel or balls.

HNCS
04-03-2008, 02:40 PM
Not really towel pointing, but James Blake will a lot of times say 'thanks' to the ball kids when they give him a towel or balls.

Blake and Federer the two gentlemen of the tour. :worship:

MusicMyst
04-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Clement manages to exude so much disdain in a single gesture. I've seen him play three times and each time he's managed to ridicule a ballboy/girl to the point of tears. At Queens last year he even asked the umpire if one of the ballgirls was mental! He even asked her to swap with another one cos he didn't like the way she threw balls to him.

Clement is psychotic about towels. I once saw him gesticulate wildly at a poor bewildered ball kid trying to communicate that Clement wanted the kid to change the towel's orientation from horizontal to vertical before Clement would deign to accept it. The ball kid had some kind of animated conversation with a nearby line judge after that, and you could just imagine what they were saying to each other about Clement. :lol:

MusicMyst
04-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Here is some evidence
http://www.foxsports.com.au/common/imagedata/0,5001,5290096,00.jpg

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2000/aug/29slide1.jpg

He's pointing to his box . . .

MusicMyst
04-03-2008, 04:01 PM
Blake and Federer the two gentlemen of the tour. :worship:

Yevgeny Korolev would disagree about that. :devil:

dijus
04-03-2008, 04:32 PM
Safin I'd say :p