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I didn't know Nalby called English women whores? :mad:

Somebody should give Kollerer a damn good spanking :(

How much longer must game put up with a disease called Daniel Kollerer?

Neil Harman: Commentary


Whatever fate befell Jamie Baker last night in the first grand-slam tournament main-draw match for which the Briton has successfully qualified, the behaviour of Daniel Köllerer, the Austrian whom the 21-year-old defeated on Saturday in the last qualifying round of the competition, was the worst example of bringing tennis into disrepute that I have had the misfortune to witness.

Once again, tennis wrung its hands and looked on powerlessly at his flagrant abuse of the values of fair play and sportsmanship that are integral to sport, especially at this, its highest level. Köllerer, a 25-year-old with an appalling attitude, is a serial offender. There was once a petition signed by more than 200 of his fellow professionals to have him expelled from tennis for a period, while an Italian player threatened to punch his lights out. Baker said that what got him most worked up was Köllerer’s attitude to the ballboys and girls, youngsters who do a difficult job in extremely hot conditions and do not need supposed professionals shouting at them: “I said ball, ball. Don’t you speak English in this country?”

He was given a warning for ball abuse after three points of the match, he mimicked the noises Baker made when striking the ball, stopped play any time someone fidgeted in his eyeline and, worst of all, stopped the match when he trailed 4-4 with advantage to Baker after a failed first serve.

Köllerer stormed up to the umpire and demanded to see the physiotherapist when it was clear that he was not hurt.

After eight wasted minutes that could have done no end of damage to Baker’s concentration, Köllerer returned to complete a double fault, losing that game, and in the subsequent one, the match.

Unless the sport tightens its rules and enforces them with a measure of backbone, people such as this will continue to spoil a beautiful sport. Someone needs to do something about him.

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Jeff Tarango, the American, had various run-ins with officials, but the most notable was at Wimbledon in 1995, when, having yelled at Bruno Rebeuh, the umpire, that he was “one of the most corrupt officials in the game”, Tarango stormed off court, defaulting the match. His wife, Benedicte, then slapped Rebeuh in the face twice.

David Nalbandian, of Argentina, lost his cool in a third-round defeat at Wimbledon in 2006, informing the crowd that they were “f***ing English whores”. It was in Spanish, but he was still reprimanded.

Marat Safin, of Russia, is another hothead, regularly being warned for his party trick of smashing rackets.

— Even mild-mannered Tim Henman had the odd rush of blood, being disqualified from the Wimbledon men’s doubles in 1995 after smashing a ball at a ballgirl. At the French Open in 2006 he was given a warning for bellowing a rude word. Words by Patrick Kidd
 

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— David Nalbandian, of Argentina, lost his cool in a third-round defeat at Wimbledon in 2006, informing the crowd that they were “f***ing English whores”. It was in Spanish, but he was still reprimanded.
So what

most of GB thinks he's a fat balloon Argentinian ******* :shrug:
 

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Dani Kollerer has been behaving like this for years. Only now that he abused the rules against a British opponent, suddenly the Times wakes up and decides to take notice and make something out of it.

There is no real news in this piece. It is old stuff and really smacks of a vendetta. :rolleyes: (Not that Dani's behavior is excusable).
 

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Fat nalby, what a fuckin disgrace, I'll give him Moto GP with my fists the knob jockey.
 

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Safin is a completely different kettle of fish. He takes out his anger on himself and his equipment. This is different on many levels from abusing your opponent, the umpire, the crowd, the rules. Safin was thrown into this article only because the genius who wrote it ran out of enough examples to beef it up.
 
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