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Re: 2022 Racquet Smashing Contest

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Bonus or negative brat points for smashing after losing match point?
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JazzNU wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:30 pm We're apparently never allowed to enjoy a smash from Sascha ever again in life. Sigh
It's interesting what gets censored and what doesn't isn't it? For instance you rarely if ever see a smash from a WTA player unless a fan manages to get it by the WTA. It looks like that may be happening with Zverev for reasons that may relate to things outside of tennis.
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MJ2004 wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:34 pm Bonus or negative brat points for smashing after losing match point?
Bonus points. It shows complete disresgard for the most basic rules of the sport, it shows a definite ignorance of the rich history, it is something that would make Colonel Nick Powell revolve in his grave. It shows that certain "everything is about me!" character that defines, perhaps, the next great villain in the magestic lore of our sport.
Guga did it after losing to Sampras at Miami. That Shapo smashes a racquet after match point, and after saying, to all of the possible people, to Carlos Bernardes that HE is showing favoritism towards Nadal says so much.
Next stop: he gets coaches by Nastase. The only move left.
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MJ2004 wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:34 pm Bonus or negative brat points for smashing after losing match point?
What form! He is totally disgusted with himself, the world and everyone in it.

I wouldn't give him bonus points for the brat factor though. He left it for the ball kid to pick up what he had destroyed.

Bernardes favoring Rafa. Read up on your recent tennis history sir.

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The best part about Denis's racquet smash was the ballgirl very coyly walking away with it afterward. Her co-worker - a ballboy - clearly asked her if she should really be doing that, and she just shrugged her shoulders while the expression on her face said "Yeah - what the hell - he obviously doesn't need it anymore, so it's mine."
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Deuce wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:09 am The best part about Denis's racquet smash was the ballgirl very coyly walking away with it afterward. Her co-worker - a ballboy - clearly asked her if she should really be doing that, and she just shrugged her shoulders while the expression on her face said "Yeah - what the hell - he obviously doesn't need it anymore, so it's mine."
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meganfernandez wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:42 pm
Deuce wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:09 am The best part about Denis's racquet smash was the ballgirl very coyly walking away with it afterward. Her co-worker - a ballboy - clearly asked her if she should really be doing that, and she just shrugged her shoulders while the expression on her face said "Yeah - what the hell - he obviously doesn't need it anymore, so it's mine."
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There ought to be a rule. If a player smashes a racquet into oblivion, they MUST give the ballkid that retrieves it a signed, new one. Ok, she kept it, but it is useless (other than to tell a story).
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ponchi101 wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:50 pm There ought to be a rule. If a player smashes a racquet into oblivion, they MUST give the ballkid that retrieves it a signed, new one. Ok, she kept it, but it is useless (other than to tell a story).
Depending on what happens with the rest of Shapovalov's career it could become a collector's item some day.
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Oh, sure. I should have been more specific and say that ON TOP OF THE SMASHED ONE, they should give them a new one. And I did say signed ;)
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Nothing special. Efficient but all the damage was done on the first smack. Sort of like Karatsev’s loss today - 62/67/67 with a bagel tiebreak. He had 2 match points at 5-3 then served for it at 5-4. Very sloppy.

However, does he change his grip before the last blow? Or just pause for the cause? At least he tried to adjust and didn’t give up.




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I like the slo-mo rhythm. Don't know if it was the GIF or him, though
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ponchi101 wrote:I like the slo-mo rhythm. Don't know if it was the GIF or him, though
The GIF. He moved furiously.


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A good effort. I'm glad they slowed it down. He was disgusted with himself, everything and everybody.
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