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Old 08-04-2008, 05:09 PM   #31
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Classy all around. This is why the American youth have little hope in my opinion. Rather than working on their own game, they generally find an excuse to do anything but. Yelling about the wind (it was equal for both of you), screaming after every lost point, and trying to taunt your opponent are generally sure fire signs that you aren't going far. Grow up or find a new hobby my man, as you have no hope (other than embarrassing yourself) as it stands...
Touche, Not even kidding I feel rather down about myself. Thanks a lot. You did however make some conclusions that weren't true. I was upset about wind conditions, but did not yell about it, I was yelling at my inability to overcome something (since clearly my opponoent was), and as for taunting my opponent, trust me I know the downside to that (bad calls etc) I only yell such things if my opponent is being a particularly large douchebag. And as a point of clarification I do not get mad when losing to someone legitimatley, like when they are outplaying me, when I outplay myself however is when I get enraged. Hope I bolstered at least a little of your belief in American youth?
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #32
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Not many people know this, but even Borg used to have major tantrums. I heard that one time his coached punched him in the locker room and he never complained again....

Tantrums are fun to watch - there should be a tv show of them.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:33 AM   #33
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I was playing a junior tournament in Dallas. It was the second round and I won the first set 6-0. In the second set I drank way to much between sets so I lost the 1st game. Then after a few close line calls from my opponet. I asked him "are you sure" which led to "Are you kidding me" which led to "Now way, let me see a ball mark." This was the worst conduct I have ever had on court, and to this day I still fell so bad. Also one time I there a rwacket and broke it into abut 1000000000000 pieces.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:37 PM   #34
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When I played my first match against my friend I cussed a few times when I made reeeaaallllyyyy bad serves or kept hitting the ball out of bounds. Ever since then I wised up and told myself its pointless to do that. I put my anger into my serve and volley's now. Yesterday I was doin bad. Took a deep breath and put the anger in the serve and got out 4 ace's in a row.


Never broken a racket though since I'm broke and cant afford a new one yet lol
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:16 AM   #35
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I never throw my raquet but I do wack balls against the fence and such.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:14 PM   #36
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most high level tennis players throw tantrums at some point but i have met a few who are so cool, its amazing....

i myself am quiet guy but have thrown some wobblers !!
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:31 AM   #37
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I'm trying to avoid the tantrums
Usually I'm more like the happy Baghdatis, than the angry Safin
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:06 PM   #38
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I have noticed recently that I've stopped berating myself and throwing my racket into the net, but have replaced these with hitting the occasional ball into the fence and hitting myself with the racket .
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I have noticed recently that I've stopped berating myself and throwing my racket into the net, but have replaced these with hitting the occasional ball into the fence and hitting myself with the racket .
Is this Mikael Youzhny?
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:26 PM   #40
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Is this Mikael Youzhny?

No, I have (accidentally) hit myself with the frame of the racket twice, i didn't bleed but it does hurt! I usually hit myself on the (right) leg, rarely on the head.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:39 PM   #41
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I played against someone who kept raking his knuckles across his strings in frustration whenever he missed a shot. Had to shake hands left handed after the match as his right hand was covered in blood
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:50 PM   #42
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Ow.... Thats ridiculous why would u wanna do that?! Punishing urself for missinG? lol
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:48 PM   #43
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I say FREAK! alot when I mess up and then smile and laugh at myself after I say it. Other than that when I get really frustrated I become silent and just feel like giving up (which I do). I finish the game but I give no effort. I'm working on it though.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:58 AM   #44
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Loads, especially when i was younger. Got in a fair bit of trouble with breaking rackets with my suppliers, ie parents hah
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:26 AM   #45
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oh hell no if i did my parents would FLIP!!
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