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(Deadspin) Video Tennis pro disputes a line call, retires from the match, tells the chair umpire to go f**k himself (language warning)   (deadspin.com) divider line 30
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2013-07-08 08:14:58 AM  
Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?
 
2013-07-08 09:04:29 AM  
Makes me wonder what happened earlier in the match, if anything.  Did the chair blow several calls, or is this guy really just a huge douche?
 
2013-07-08 09:09:28 AM  

Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?


THIS!!

Also, any real tennis players might be able to help me out (my wife and I hit around the ball, but just for fun) --  why do tennis pros have bags that are getting close to the size of my hockey bag?  I get having extra rackets and towels, etc.  But that bag he had on his back?  I could pack for two weeks in Europe in that thing.
 
2013-07-08 09:19:13 AM  

swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!

Also, any real tennis players might be able to help me out (my wife and I hit around the ball, but just for fun) --  why do tennis pros have bags that are getting close to the size of my hockey bag?  I get having extra rackets and towels, etc.  But that bag he had on his back?  I could pack for two weeks in Europe in that thing.


Bartolli's bag at Wimbledon was bigger than she was. It was comical.
 
2013-07-08 09:19:42 AM  

swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!

Also, any real tennis players might be able to help me out (my wife and I hit around the ball, but just for fun) --  why do tennis pros have bags that are getting close to the size of my hockey bag?  I get having extra rackets and towels, etc.  But that bag he had on his back?  I could pack for two weeks in Europe in that thing.


First, think of a superstitious baseball pitcher.  For an actual match, pros carry anything they think they might need during a match in their bag - extra clothes, shoes, snack foods, etc..  A lot of pros carry at least 5-6 racquets, usually at least 3 strung the exact same way and then 2-3 at slightly different tensions if conditions not as expected (at that level, they can notice the difference in tension and suppose its a windy day, they might want a tighter strung racquet for more control).

check out 'bag check' on tennis channel.
http://www.tennischannel.com/video/
 
2013-07-08 09:26:05 AM  
Heh, figures it's a Russian player who got temperamental. But now is he gonna walk off the court every time there's a close call? Should have just played through. It was only the third set and he was down in the third, three games to one. Maybe he should have just screamed at the ref like McEnroe but continued playing.
 
2013-07-08 09:28:33 AM  

calm like a bomb: Makes me wonder what happened earlier in the match, if anything.  Did the chair blow several calls, or is this guy really just a huge douche?


I was thinking the same thing, but even if the chair had missed several calls, shiat happens, you deal with it. He was a huge douche either way. And it looked in to me.
 
2013-07-08 09:46:11 AM  
Well that takes care of his tennis career.
 
2013-07-08 09:52:28 AM  

swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!

Also, any real tennis players might be able to help me out (my wife and I hit around the ball, but just for fun) --  why do tennis pros have bags that are getting close to the size of my hockey bag?  I get having extra rackets and towels, etc.  But that bag he had on his back?  I could pack for two weeks in Europe in that thing.


He has yet to dispose of the body of the linesman that made the last bad call.
 
2013-07-08 09:55:05 AM  

TedDalton: swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!

Also, any real tennis players might be able to help me out (my wife and I hit around the ball, but just for fun) --  why do tennis pros have bags that are getting close to the size of my hockey bag?  I get having extra rackets and towels, etc.  But that bag he had on his back?  I could pack for two weeks in Europe in that thing.

First, think of a superstitious baseball pitcher.  For an actual match, pros carry anything they think they might need during a match in their bag - extra clothes, shoes, snack foods, etc..  A lot of pros carry at least 5-6 racquets, usually at least 3 strung the exact same way and then 2-3 at slightly different tensions if conditions not as expected (at that level, they can notice the difference in tension and suppose its a windy day, they might want a tighter strung racquet for more control).

check out 'bag check' on tennis channel.
http://www.tennischannel.com/video/


makes sense when you think of it as a "mobile locker" I suppose

thanks for the link!
 
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2013-07-08 10:30:24 AM  

Crewmannumber6: swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!

Also, any real tennis players might be able to help me out (my wife and I hit around the ball, but just for fun) --  why do tennis pros have bags that are getting close to the size of my hockey bag?  I get having extra rackets and towels, etc.  But that bag he had on his back?  I could pack for two weeks in Europe in that thing.

Bartolli's bag at Wimbledon was bigger than she was. It was comical.


she's got to pack all that fugly somewhere.
 
2013-07-08 11:13:14 AM  
tennis players are the whiniest people in all of sports.
 
2013-07-08 11:14:57 AM  

animesucks: tennis players are the whiniest people in all of sports.


sportsblogs.star-telegram.com

Mark Cuban is complaining about your post right now...
 
2013-07-08 12:05:21 PM  

oh_please: calm like a bomb: Makes me wonder what happened earlier in the match, if anything.  Did the chair blow several calls, or is this guy really just a huge douche?

I was thinking the same thing, but even if the chair had missed several calls, shiat happens, you deal with it. He was a huge douche either way. And it looked in to me.


Based solely on this video, I thought he was complaining that the other player's coach was yelling things from the stands like, for example, "Out!"  I don't know if he had complained to the ref about it previously, but he seems to say something like "Ask his coach."  If the ref isn't going to stop people in the stands from yelling during a point, especially if it's a coach, I could see him walking off.
 
2013-07-08 12:07:10 PM  
If the out call was from the stands, thanks for that, D-bag.

/always some a-hole in the stand that does stupid shiat like this.
 
2013-07-08 12:15:47 PM  

swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!


It's the "$50,000 Nielsen Pro Tennis Champions" in Winnetka, Illinois, going on at the same time a Wimbledon for people who couldn't get in that tournament.  I'm thinking they were lucky to have the one camera.
 
2013-07-08 12:18:42 PM  

Manfred J. Hattan: swankywanky: Langston: Not a single replay available from one of the line cameras?

THIS!!

It's the "$50,000 Nielsen Pro Tennis Champions" in Winnetka, Illinois, going on at the same time a Wimbledon for people who couldn't get in that tournament.  I'm thinking they were lucky to have the one camera.


my point was not "did they have 15 cameras like Wimbledon" but why couldn't they just show a slo-mo replay of this same shot?  they showed it once in high speed - would have liked to see if the guy was way off or not in his complaint
 
2013-07-08 12:35:53 PM  

animesucks: tennis players are the whiniest people in all of sports.


You don't watch much soccer, do you?
 
2013-07-08 02:20:59 PM  

calm like a bomb: animesucks: tennis players are the whiniest people in all of sports.

You don't watch much soccer, professional sports do you?


FTFY.
 
2013-07-08 04:58:37 PM  
Hope that douchebag gets dropped from the list for the next 5 tournaments.  Spectator sports rely on spectators - nobody wants to pay to see a match and then have it end because of a cry-baby throwing a tantrum.

McEnroe put on a show - this guy did the exact opposite - he stopped putting on the show he is paid to do.
 
2013-07-08 05:44:31 PM  

skinink: It was only the third set


In basically everything other than Davis Cup and Majors (and iirc Olympics), tennis matches at tournaments are generally only best of 3.
 
2013-07-08 08:16:56 PM  
Soooo.. if a tennis fan in the stands calls it out, that's legal?  Really? I guess I should attend some basketball games, call some random player for traveling and double dribbling, see if it sticks

What an a-hole, haven't seen an irate tennis player like this since the 80s
media.sabotagetimes.com
 
2013-07-08 08:51:51 PM  

cefm: Hope that douchebag gets dropped from the list for the next 5 tournaments.  Spectator sports rely on spectators - nobody wants to pay to see a match and then have it end because of a cry-baby throwing a tantrum.

McEnroe put on a show - this guy did the exact opposite - he stopped putting on the show he is paid to do.


Funny since according to him, it was a spectator making the "out" call that caused the whole thing. Maybe they should find the spectator that yelled "out" and beat his ass.
 
2013-07-08 10:29:46 PM  
Don't know what y'all think, but I think when he told the chair to go f*** himself, it was partly in reference for the way the end of the match was announced. The guy could have simply said "Mr. Bogomolov has retired from the match..." instead of "Mr. Bogomolov will be unable to continue..."

He's not unable to continue, he's unwilling. Big difference.
 
2013-07-09 01:10:25 AM  

The_Eliminator: Don't know what y'all think, but I think when he told the chair to go f*** himself, it was partly in reference for the way the end of the match was announced. The guy could have simply said "Mr. Bogomolov has retired from the match..." instead of "Mr. Bogomolov will be unable to continue..."

He's not unable to continue, he's unwilling. Big difference.


I concur.
 
2013-07-09 08:09:20 AM  
Not really a big deal.  The Fark Hivemind is a puzzlingling inconsistent thing when it comes to respect for authority.
 
2013-07-09 08:09:55 AM  
Although the word puzzlingling is pretty puzzling too.
 
2013-07-09 11:08:14 AM  

toyotaboy: Soooo.. if a tennis fan in the stands calls it out, that's legal?  Really? I guess I should attend some basketball games, call some random player for traveling and double dribbling, see if it sticks


If you do that, it probably won't "stick."  But is one of the players on the court is stupid enough to respond to your call by stopping play and handing the ball over to the other team, that will probably stick.  The guy's an idiot because he stopped play in response to a call made by a fan (who also happens to be an idiot).
 
2013-07-09 01:04:49 PM  

muwaryer: toyotaboy: Soooo.. if a tennis fan in the stands calls it out, that's legal?  Really? I guess I should attend some basketball games, call some random player for traveling and double dribbling, see if it sticks

If you do that, it probably won't "stick."  But is one of the players on the court is stupid enough to respond to your call by stopping play and handing the ball over to the other team, that will probably stick.  The guy's an idiot because he stopped play in response to a call made by a fan (who also happens to be an idiot).


If a fan in the crowd made a call that affected play, the chair ump should have immediately called for the players to replay the point.  I'd be pissed too if he failed to do his job, and might even tell the guy to go fark himself.

/CSB: I saw that guy play here in Binghamton - he wasn't very good.
 
2013-07-09 08:28:28 PM  
That wasn't called out? You cannot be serious...
 
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