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ScruffyWeeny42 t1_j84x7eq wrote

Meanwhile in the NFL or NBA players get penalized for sneezing too loud near the refs.

This is a full out toddlers temper tantrum, like they dont even let you behave this way in kindergarten. Dude should be embarrassed that he did that in public.. let alone on a broadcast


alex_119 t1_j85d7ja wrote

Jayson Tatum got a technical for clapping out of frustration. Rules are really weird


lajdbejdk t1_j85ujv9 wrote

If there’s one thing all sports have in common, if you embarrass the referee/judge, you will be penalized.


GTOdriver04 t1_j86gs1m wrote

My favorite part about baseball is that some managers will deliberately get tossed by the Plate Umpire as a show of solidarity to a player.


Doggleganger t1_j8klfll wrote

It's part of the fun of baseball. Manager gotta front up to get the "You're outta here" finger.


belizeanheat t1_j851ylb wrote

Well adults get to do a lot of things kindergartners don't get to


pwellzorvt t1_j8555sz wrote

Let’s nip this train of thought in the bud right here.


homelessdreamer t1_j859aop wrote

Yeah, I prefer to talk about the things kindergartens get to that I don't get to. Like mid day naps in their schedule.


gideon513 t1_j88psp1 wrote

I think he should have gotten a warning + point penalty and more considering he smashed three in a row. That said players do get penalized for outbursts especially with regard to officials. Djokovic got thrown out of the us open for hitting a ball at lone judge not that long ago.


fane1967 t1_j85icy5 wrote

Or showing the referee camera evidence that their call was wrong.


raktoe t1_j85msgr wrote

Bringing a camera on field deserves to get you tossed. Call has to be made real time, refs don’t get the opportunity to get multiple takes of the play.


fane1967 t1_j85n44c wrote

Which is not the case with VAR in soccer, already proven instrumental for better calls.


raktoe t1_j88e4zu wrote

I’m sorry, when was the last time a ref kicked someone out for using the VAR?


fane1967 t1_j88ib85 wrote

Patrick Beverley was penalized for proving the referee he was blind. Bringing in camera evidence to support a correct referee call is the essence of VAR.


raktoe t1_j88k8ab wrote

He was suspended for challenging a call using VAR?


fane1967 t1_j88me6m wrote

Penalized by the referee for bringing in video evidence that the referee was blind, yes.

Oh wait, that’s a totally diffent thing. /s


raktoe t1_j88u86j wrote

Source please?


raktoe t1_j88utdd wrote

Ah, so he didn’t use a proper challenge system, he just brought a random camera onto the court. Correct me if I’m wrong, no one has been suspended for correctly challenging for a video review in any sport?


fane1967 t1_j88x1fd wrote

Never knew that whatever anyone (e.g. bystander or reporter) could video record and present in a non-edited fashion is worth discarding.

You see, being occasionally wrong is not such a big deal. Rejecting evidence that shows you’re wrong is just plain stupid.


raktoe t1_j891i8u wrote

You understand the referees legally can’t overturn a call based on that right? No, you probably don’t.


fane1967 t1_j892lsn wrote

Which is why this arbitrary fallacy-prone system needs to evolve.


raktoe t1_j892yac wrote

Yeah! It’d be great to have players and coaches running out with cameras after every play.


fane1967 t1_j893mdw wrote

Prize for stubborness into not seeing the obvious goes to you mate.


honcooge t1_j85nu4l wrote

Bosa arguable cost his team for slamming his helmet on the ground. Joke league


deeefoo t1_j9kw97h wrote

Tennis players do get penalized for smashing racquets, they just don't show it in the clip. On top of that, Yonex, which is his racquet sponsor, also fines their players for smashing their racquets.


thecwestions t1_j86odbg wrote

Maybe he's trying to be like the new Johnny Macenroe.


Phunwithscissors t1_j8848i3 wrote

Ah yes lets have all sports have the stupid ruleset and power driven refs the nba has


monty_kurns t1_j850zvk wrote

I’m surprised he only got a warning. I’ve seen tennis players be ejected for the doing the same thing to just one.


georgeb4itwascool t1_j8531gp wrote

No you haven’t.


cryptoderpin t1_j84hvj7 wrote

Bitches do what bitches do.


take-money t1_j856zk3 wrote

Pro athlete in one of the lowest risk sports, 25 years old, 4M+ in earnings, ranked as high as top 30 player in the world, if that’s me shit call me a bitch all day idc


cryptoderpin t1_j85egwy wrote

So go make a sex tape or open a OF account and make those millions of dollars.


ciccioig t1_j856smo wrote

Nadal once said he’ll never smash a racket because there are lots of kids who would love to have a tennis racket, also he thinks it’s a bad example and he wasn’t raised that way.

Great man.


PonerBenis6 t1_j87t3yi wrote

As a musician and guitarist, I cringe every time I see someone smash a guitar or bass, etc. Kids all over would do anything for that equipment.


CCSC96 t1_j85fiv9 wrote

I think he can handle being charged $600 lol


Bulbasaur2000 t1_j85lu8o wrote

Professional racquets definitely cost more


CCSC96 t1_j85q3o6 wrote

Absolute max you’re talking $3000 total if they have custom weighting, really weird expensive cross string combos, etc. It’s not going to be a big deal to him.


marche_au_supplice t1_j85ppk2 wrote

What? Not really


Bulbasaur2000 t1_j9hhcax wrote

The commenter implied each is $200, which is retail price. At least very good players get specially designed and personalized racquets that are suited to their needs (I know Nadal does), so I imagine they cost more


deeefoo t1_j9kxxz1 wrote

Generally speaking, the retail price for a high-end tennis racquet would be around $200, give or take. But that's for retail models that people like me and you can buy off the shelf. Professional players don't use retail models, they use custom racquets that are personalized to their specific needs and playing styles, which may bump up the price a bit. I think that's what they were referring to.


marche_au_supplice t1_j9m9eg4 wrote

Fair I thought he was saying more than $600 which I think is getting unrealistic, but for multiple $600 would be reasonable


PrudentDamage600 t1_j85384t wrote

When other tennis racquets hear about this, you can be assured that they will try harder!


ughlacrossereally t1_j84neym wrote

all these people angry about this... it's literally the most interesting part of tennis. Every match should have a part in the middle like in street fighter with the car. '60 seconds to destroy 5 racquets'


sowaffled t1_j852oe1 wrote

I’m more annoyed that he left the racket on the floor for someone else to pick up. Most players at least clean up after themselves.


pieorcobbler t1_j8533wk wrote

Alex who? Never mind, I don’t want to know.


Satanifer t1_j851gca wrote

This guy can eat a *duck. My daughter played high school tennis with a Walmart racquet her freshman year. She worked in the summer to scrape up money to buy a higher end racquet. She wept the first time it got a scratch on it. This guy should donate his next 100 racquets to some kids who appreciate them. Edit: here is a quote from a class act tennis player for context, “There are kids who would love to have a tennis racquet, so I will never break a racquet. If I lose, it’s my fault. Not my racquet’s.” - Rafael Nadal


_NotMitetechno_ t1_j85nix9 wrote

Who cares lmao it's his bloody racket, he can smash it if he wants. Your daughter is utterly irrelevant in the conversation.


goatonaroof t1_j85rxb7 wrote

and probably woulda picked up a sponsor if she were better.


trekxtrider t1_j85u8pu wrote

Should be sent home, what a spoiled brat. Embarrassing for the sport.


tysnowboard t1_j862jy7 wrote

Well he lost, so he goes home now. But I get what you're saying, I'm a lifelong tennis player and fan, I think a smashed racquet should be an immediate ejection from the tournament.


Locha6 t1_j856pxy wrote

Nothing like showing the world how much of a toddler you actually are on live TV … three times no less. What a douche.


scottieducati t1_j853tm3 wrote

Fine him and van him from a few tournaments until he can get the mental health help he needs.


TheSeekerOfSanity t1_j87ysol wrote

Agreed. Locking him in a van during future tournaments would be a good idea.


robi_750 t1_j85dao2 wrote

Scrolling through comments to find who is he and where is he from. 😂


atomicbunny t1_j85hdcr wrote

Well I’m not sure how he expected to win playing with 3 broken racquets.


805to808 t1_j85jyqw wrote

Man child acts like man child and get a headline for behaving sooo much like said man child.


beg4 t1_j85lzha wrote

lol why are you in tears over this article?


branberto t1_j85l1u6 wrote

Yeah… I wouldn’t want to be alone with him when he was mad.


honcooge t1_j85nm6z wrote

Extra advertising


dxxpsix t1_j85pxy9 wrote

tennis players' rage is right up their with golfers


bcchuck t1_j85rldg wrote

Serious question. Is there a limit to the number of racquets you can bring into a match?


TheFoxandTheSandor t1_j85sdog wrote

I really wish the other player would have gone to one of the racquets and tried to give it CPR


NeriusNerius t1_j85sxnk wrote

Well that’s not very bubbly of him


Ricketier t1_j860ok6 wrote

I hope the crowd booed him after the first one


Zbodownlow t1_j8644bs wrote

Something you shouldn’t do in Bublik


L-J-Peters t1_j86da7u wrote

One of the most fun players to watch but he is an absolute diva at times.


Themoosemingled t1_j86ejxa wrote

This guy must have been a nightmare to play against all the way up. Tennis players yelling at themselves in the first person.


supercleverhandle476 t1_j86ek80 wrote

Imagine having tennis as your only marketable skill, and this is how you handle adversity.

What a fucking dork.


mrwongz t1_j86h4yq wrote

Skill issue


Naud t1_j86ppe4 wrote

Making all that racket, I got the US Open! 🎾


don51181 t1_j86t5vg wrote

They should be fined for that. Also hope he gets some help with his anger. That is disturbing.


Comprehensive-Can680 t1_j870lg1 wrote

Ok, one I can get. Your angry, you need something to break.

Two, if it was a bad loss, then fine. Just pay for replacements.

But three?! Three?! At that point you clearly have gone too far.


marsbars2345 t1_j88n96i wrote

I thought this was skit the first time I saw this


ActualAdvice t1_j856ovr wrote

Serious lack of mental discipline shown.


Puncho666 t1_j86g2d6 wrote

Now if now if only he could put that much effort into playing the game he’d be okay


nolepride15 t1_j86oqez wrote

Why are tennis players such cry babies? They’re always breaking their racquets


07WoefulMatrix t1_j873t66 wrote

Sports don't build character, they reveal it.

What a fucking pussy.


[deleted] t1_j857n0n wrote

When I saw this I thought it was a comedy sketch… wow


North_Relationship48 t1_j84nfjo wrote

But men don’t get emotional! Fake news. /s


MrFeature_1 t1_j84w9li wrote



North_Relationship48 t1_j85llm9 wrote

Just tired of how “women are hysterical and over emotional” and “men are emotionally balanced and do not react on emotion” but clearly……no


MrFeature_1 t1_j85lpkn wrote

Who ever said that in the past 30 years?


North_Relationship48 t1_j85mqju wrote

All of the people that say we can’t have a female as President because we are irrational, only men can lead…? Have you not been on the internet? Lol I am not going to take a screen shot of every tweet or Facebook post or tiktok I’ve seen of men saying this but here is an interesting article on how men have been socialized to think that anger is an “acceptable” and “masculine” emotion. It is very sad to know that this is happening all over the world