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Just wanted to put this out as a distraction for all the Malaysian Flight tragedies that have unfortunately occured, we shouldn't forget it happened or the many that lost their lives however in tough times or when fate is against thenm there are people who stand out in helping others.

The couple that drag to mind is Aussie Open 2001 Magnus Norman V Grosjean 4th round where an ace was not registered due to a let call, On match point against him Magnus conceded the point and ultimately the match. It may be something small but it's still two vital characteristics that there may not be enough of today in a selfless and honest act.

The other one comes from a match not too long ago, maybe a couple of years between Rafael Nadal and Radek Stepanek where in the middle of a point Nadal slips into the net attempting a shot, Radek then runs over to the other side to help the fallen player up, Again it's a little thing however it highlights that players like Radek have a great deal of sportsmanship and nearly everyone on tour are not just considered rivals but also friends.

The Hit for Haiti a few years ago also shows the absolute presence of deep emotion and care these players have towards society and current affairs good or bad, they are humans beings like me like anyone on these forums.

Do you have any stories regarding acts of kindness that is even somewhat related to tennis?, It doesn't have to be at ATP level by any means.
 

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http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SPORT/05/05/tennis.rome/

One set down and serving at 3-5 and 0-40 in the second, a linesman called Verdasco's second serve out and the umpire announced Roddick the winner.

Roddick, however, corrected the call, telling the umpire the ball was in.

Verdasco went on to hold serve and then break his distracted-looking opponent in the following game.

The set went to a tiebreak, which the Spaniard won easily by whipping crosscourt winners off both wings.

Roddick then put a forehand wide to drop serve in the opening game of the decider and the unseeded Verdasco, now playing with increasing confidence, went on to claim victory.
 

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Djokovic in Slam Finals :)
 

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Do you have any stories regarding acts of kindness that is even somewhat related to tennis?, It doesn't have to be at ATP level by any means.
Nice thread! Was just having a chat with a friend about tennis being played with increasingly less sportsmanship. I think it's a shame that many players don't really get the idea of sportsmanship, and would rather do just about anything to win.

These 2 displays from Federer really stand out when I think of fair play, especially the 1st one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHwuz_woPOk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-TMTHA8PAk

And then in more recent times, Djokovic's display with a ball boy from this year's RG stands out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YskqvyX1W7M

I also reckon it's really nice to see players applauding their opponents after epic rallies, instead of excessively celebrating or throwing tantrums. I was lucky enough to watch this Blake-Moya point live (still my fave point i've seen live!), and I really admired both players' reactions, especially because it was played on such a big point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLGU1iRcrRQ

Thinking of off-court acts of kindness, Agassi, Federer and Djokovic stand out, due to the amount of giving back to the community they do through their charities.
 

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Didn't Djokovic donate all his prize money won at a tournament earlier this year?
Yep. "After returning from injury, Djokovic won his third Rome title by beating Nadal in the final of the 2014 Rome Masters.[158] He subsequently donated the $500,000 in prize money that he had received to the victims of the 2014 Southeast Europe floods." Thank Wikipedia for that snippet.
 

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Yep. "After returning from injury, Djokovic won his third Rome title by beating Nadal in the final of the 2014 Rome Masters.[158] He subsequently donated the $500,000 in prize money that he had received to the victims of the 2014 Southeast Europe floods." Thank Wikipedia for that snippet.
That was a nice gesture but more importantly, he lobbied for the world's media to report on the catastrophe as they had largely ignored it up till that point. He virtually shamed them into reporting on some of the worst flooding Europe has seen in a long time and that impressed me more than any donation. :yeah:
 
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