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klementine79
01-12-2009, 09:08 PM
Last year after a Davis Cup victory in Romania, Tsonga and Gasquet we're photographed celebrating in a Romanian Strip Club..

http://www.zimbio.com/Jo-wilfried+Tsonga/articles/3/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+Richard+Gasquet+Tennis

I don't think anyone one of these clowns will ever win a major, if you go out and celebrate a Davis Cup win, obviously drunk, in a romanian strip club and don't think that someone will take pictures, something is not working right. It just shows the low mental capabilities of both of these players, they have the game to win, but not the mind. There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.

jmverdugo
01-12-2009, 09:12 PM
I honestly do not see the relation, I mean, maybe they skip a day of training and do not have the discipline to keep the training required to win a major, (like the 70% of the ATP tour and most of the rest of the human kind), but that doesnt make them clowns. Professional tennis player CAN have fun from time to time you know? JMO.

MajinX
01-12-2009, 09:16 PM
Ummm i dont see what being in a strip club has to do with mental capacity... sooo tennis players are not allowed to have fun doing other things or they are considered weak minded?

klementine79
01-12-2009, 09:18 PM
I honestly do not see the relation, I mean, maybe they skip a day of training and do not have the discipline to keep the training required to win a major, (like the 70% of the ATP tour and most of the rest of the human kind), but that doesnt make them clowns. Professional tennis player CAN have fun from time to time you know? JMO.

I just believe that when you make a living playing a sport, taking advertising and endorsement money and have fans that range in ages, you have to stay somewhat respectable. O.K., go to a strip club, if thats your idea of relaxing, but don't get drunk (it's obvious), take your shirt off and dance on stage. To me, you have no self-dignity, and true champions, in life and in sports, require dignity.

DJG
01-12-2009, 09:25 PM
No relation to mental capacity - not being respectable and role-model-like, yes.

NamRanger
01-12-2009, 09:27 PM
I just believe that when you make a living playing a sport, taking advertising and endorsement money and have fans that range in ages, you have to stay somewhat respectable. O.K., go to a strip club, if thats your idea of relaxing, but don't get drunk (it's obvious), take your shirt off and dance on stage. To me, you have no self-dignity, and true champions, in life and in sports, require dignity.



LOL, you think that's bad. Try Ilie Nastase.

klementine79
01-12-2009, 09:30 PM
LOL, you think that's bad. Try Ilie Nastase.

I know, they're young and there are definately worse examples out there.

ESP#1
01-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Its good to see them enjoying themselves, especially gasquet, the dude always looks down,

moonbat
01-12-2009, 10:12 PM
I hope they checked for bite marks on their necks.

Fee
01-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Yeah, these are a year old and they were posted here at the time.

Trust me, Gasquet and Tsonga may have been the most recent ones who got photographed, but if you think they are the only players who go out, who drink and occasionally get drunk, then you are more than a little bit naive.

klementine79
01-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Yeah, these are a year old and they were posted here at the time.

Trust me, Gasquet and Tsonga may have been the most recent ones who got photographed, but if you think they are the only players who go out, who drink and occasionally get drunk, then you are more than a little bit naive.

Getting drunk is one thing. Going to a strip club, getting drunk, taking your shirt off and dancing on stage is another. I guess it's just my idealistic point of view, where honor,virtue, dignity and respect reign supreme and are demanded when you are in the public spotlight. I'll be damned if Agassi, Sampras, Federer and Nadal were ever stupid enough or are dumb enough to do this or get caught doing it.

Yes and I do draw a distinction when it comes to ignorance.

KiNG
01-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Whats wrong with that? Being tennis pro doesn't mean they shouldn't have fun like that, they ain't president.

klementine79
01-12-2009, 10:35 PM
So I guess I'm the strange one. That's what happens when your father was a 3star general in the air force. If he saw pictures of me doing this when I was 20 (not for going to a strip club but acting like a disrespectful, drunken moron), I would more than be repremanded.

strahan918
01-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Well, isn't that what 20 year olds do nowadays? Isn't it considered normal for them to go to strip clubs, get a drink, and start dancing? Oh well, who knows.

Fee
01-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Getting drunk is one thing. Going to a strip club, getting drunk, taking your shirt off and dancing on stage is another. I guess it's just my idealistic point of view, where honor,virtue, dignity and respect reign supreme and are demanded when you are in the public spotlight. I'll be damned if Agassi, Sampras, Federer and Nadal were ever stupid enough or are dumb enough to do this or get caught doing it.

Yes and I do draw a distinction when it comes to ignorance.

Nadal did do it, and the pictures are out there somewhere. If it wasnt midnight for me, I'd track it down for you. Quite scandalous at the time, 'little' Nadal standing on a counter top (or stage?) lifting up his shirt to stroke a certain small circular part of his upper torso in front of a crowd.

Federer doesn't go out, he's been in a steady relationship for 8 years. Sampras was the same, lived tennis 24/7 and is only now learning to relax (okay, that's an exagerration). Who knows what Agassi actually did, but he did it in an era when everyone didn't have cell phone cameras and credit card size digital cameras.

I think you are being a bit harsh. Not to quote Charles Barkley, but these are athletes and their position as role models should be very limited. Gasquet and Tsonga are pretty young, they are behaving pretty much like most young men their age, except maybe better because they did not drive themselves home that night.

edmondsm
01-12-2009, 11:23 PM
Getting drunk is one thing. Going to a strip club, getting drunk, taking your shirt off and dancing on stage is another.


Really. I didn't realize that you were setting the moral standard for pro athletes these days. These dudes are young, rich, and famous. If I was them and I WASN'T getting caught dancing drunk with stippers after my Davis Cup win, I would kick my own ***.

edmondsm
01-12-2009, 11:29 PM
So I guess I'm the strange one. That's what happens when your father was a 3star general in the air force. If he saw pictures of me doing this when I was 20 (not for going to a strip club but acting like a disrespectful, drunken moron), I would more than be repremanded.


Up there you go. Obviously you've had the drunk, horny 20 year old within you beaten into submission. Honestly though, athletes have been celebrating like this for decades. You don't get to win Davis Cup very often, so when you do you should be able to celebrate anyway you want. Within the confinds of the law of course.

coloskier
01-13-2009, 06:27 AM
Getting drunk is one thing. Going to a strip club, getting drunk, taking your shirt off and dancing on stage is another. I guess it's just my idealistic point of view, where honor,virtue, dignity and respect reign supreme and are demanded when you are in the public spotlight. I'll be damned if Agassi, Sampras, Federer and Nadal were ever stupid enough or are dumb enough to do this or get caught doing it.

Yes and I do draw a distinction when it comes to ignorance.

I guess you didn't know much about players in the older generation, like Nastase, Connors, Tiriac, etc. You couldn't keep them out of those clubs. How do you think Connors met his wife (Playboy Bunny)?

veroniquem
01-13-2009, 06:30 AM
I guess you didn't know much about players in the older generation, like Nastase, Connors, Tiriac, etc. You couldn't keep them out of those clubs. How do you think Connors met his wife (Playboy Bunny)?
Actually there's a photo of Nadal (with Moya) dancing on a bar while lifting his shirt. Anybody has it?

oscar_2424
01-13-2009, 06:39 AM
Last year after a Davis Cup victory in Romania, Tsonga and Gasquet we're photographed celebrating in a Romanian Strip Club..

http://www.zimbio.com/Jo-wilfried+Tsonga/articles/3/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+Richard+Gasquet+Tennis

I don't think anyone one of these clowns will ever win a major, if you go out and celebrate a Davis Cup win, obviously drunk, in a romanian strip club and don't think that someone will take pictures, something is not working right. It just shows the low mental capabilities of both of these players, they have the game to win, but not the mind. There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.

Nothing wrong going to the titty bar:)

flyer
01-13-2009, 07:57 AM
Getting drunk is one thing. Going to a strip club, getting drunk, taking your shirt off and dancing on stage is another. I guess it's just my idealistic point of view, where honor,virtue, dignity and respect reign supreme and are demanded when you are in the public spotlight. I'll be damned if Agassi, Sampras, Federer and Nadal were ever stupid enough or are dumb enough to do this or get caught doing it.

Yes and I do draw a distinction when it comes to ignorance.

dude get off your high horse, if you don't want to conduct yourself that way thats great all the power to you, but that doesn't make you any better than they are

and as for ignorance, judging someone else is the most ignorant thing you can do

(FEDERER)vs(NADAL)
01-13-2009, 12:50 PM
Last year after a Davis Cup victory in Romania, Tsonga and Gasquet we're photographed celebrating in a Romanian Strip Club..

http://www.zimbio.com/Jo-wilfried+Tsonga/articles/3/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+Richard+Gasquet+Tennis

I don't think anyone one of these clowns will ever win a major, if you go out and celebrate a Davis Cup win, obviously drunk, in a romanian strip club and don't think that someone will take pictures, something is not working right. It just shows the low mental capabilities of both of these players, they have the game to win, but not the mind. There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.

oh my gosh you seriously need to get over yourself! get a life!

(FEDERER)vs(NADAL)
01-13-2009, 12:52 PM
I just believe that when you make a living playing a sport, taking advertising and endorsement money and have fans that range in ages, you have to stay somewhat respectable. O.K., go to a strip club, if thats your idea of relaxing, but don't get drunk (it's obvious), take your shirt off and dance on stage. To me, you have no self-dignity, and true champions, in life and in sports, require dignity.

yeah um it's called having a little fun buddy, the girls all have their tops on these guys are just having fun! what's wrong with that, the are human!

moonbat
01-13-2009, 12:53 PM
Gasquet looks quite fetching, I must say...

heftylefty
01-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Really. I didn't realize that you were setting the moral standard for pro athletes these days. These dudes are young, rich, and famous. If I was them and I WASN'T getting caught dancing drunk with stippers after my Davis Cup win, I would kick my own ***.

Thanks for getting busted for laughing out loud in my cubby hole.

I agree with you 110%. Making millions and partying with hot chicks are never a bad thing.

Blade0324
01-14-2009, 08:29 AM
The OP is just living in a bubble and doesn't realize that what these guys were doing is very normal and not any big deal. If fact we should hope that other role models/athletes would behave in such a way when out in public. Many do such things as carry guns, promote and host dog fighting, shoot others or themselves. A little shirtless dancing is quite innocent.

drakulie
01-14-2009, 08:36 AM
Nothing wrong going to the titty bar:)

I have to agree with this. then again, perhaps this is the reason oscar_2424, never made it to the ATP. :)

rosenstar
01-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Getting drunk is one thing. Going to a strip club, getting drunk, taking your shirt off and dancing on stage is another. I guess it's just my idealistic point of view, where honor,virtue, dignity and respect reign supreme and are demanded when you are in the public spotlight. I'll be damned if Agassi, Sampras, Federer and Nadal were ever stupid enough or are dumb enough to do this or get caught doing it.

Yes and I do draw a distinction when it comes to ignorance.

I just believe that when you make a living playing a sport, taking advertising and endorsement money and have fans that range in ages, you have to stay somewhat respectable. O.K., go to a strip club, if thats your idea of relaxing, but don't get drunk (it's obvious), take your shirt off and dance on stage. To me, you have no self-dignity, and true champions, in life and in sports, require dignity.

There's nothing wrong with it. Your average 23 year old does this every weekend. There's nothing wrong with it at all...

HodeClassicMP
01-14-2009, 09:06 AM
You have to understand that, they are first of all, human beings. Then they are men, and then they are tennis players... I am sure there are lot of roles they are in for their daily lifes, tennis is just part of their life. And it is nothing wrong to have some fun with girls...

_maxi
01-14-2009, 09:13 AM
What is wrong with it?

mozzer
01-14-2009, 09:22 AM
Live a little. They are professionals so that means they cant celebrate a big win like amateurs would? You ever seen Freddy Flintoff? Hes always ****ed out of his head after a game. And what about footballers (soccer), you always see them being arrested for being drunk and fighting. This is the first time i have ever heard of tennis players having fun.

DarthFed
01-14-2009, 09:29 AM
everyone at that age gets drunk..

Federer mentioned on Regis and Kelly that he did A LOT of drinking after winning the US open in 07

beernutz
01-14-2009, 09:30 AM
That has to be the world's worst "strip" club. Not a bare naked lady in sight.

PimpMyGame
01-14-2009, 09:34 AM
I do all of my celebrating at Spearmint Rhino...

l_gonzalez
01-14-2009, 09:36 AM
That has to be the world's worst "strip" club. Not a bare naked lady in sight.

Totally agree. Titty Bar... It's in the name!

Jonnyf
01-14-2009, 09:52 AM
Last year after a Davis Cup victory in Romania, Tsonga and Gasquet we're photographed celebrating in a Romanian Strip Club..

http://www.zimbio.com/Jo-wilfried+Tsonga/articles/3/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+Richard+Gasquet+Tennis

I don't think anyone one of these clowns will ever win a major, if you go out and celebrate a Davis Cup win, obviously drunk, in a romanian strip club and don't think that someone will take pictures, something is not working right. It just shows the low mental capabilities of both of these players, they have the game to win, but not the mind. There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.

So, Purely because they can hit a small tennis ball over a net and into some lines better than all but about 20 people in the world...they're not allowed to have some fun?

Imagine how dull life would be if you were constantly scrutinized and were supposed to be "role models"..never allowed to let your hair down.

Just because they're famous (and young)..doesn't mean they're not allowed to enjoy their lives.

I do all of my celebrating at Spearmint Rhino...

Haha! I was down in London just before Christmas in one of the hotels across the road from the Spearmint Rhino...I remember walking past it one day..to a group of carol-singing picketers!:shock:

knasty131
01-14-2009, 10:09 AM
Playing college tennis and constantly being around serious tennis players...you'd be surprised how many of the truly talented ones go out and party...

these guys are cool as hell in my book...let them go out and celebrate...its called CHARACTER!!

rich01
01-14-2009, 10:14 AM
Seen as they're French, i'll agree with you yes they're finished.

NamRanger
01-14-2009, 10:25 AM
Nadal did do it, and the pictures are out there somewhere. If it wasnt midnight for me, I'd track it down for you. Quite scandalous at the time, 'little' Nadal standing on a counter top (or stage?) lifting up his shirt to stroke a certain small circular part of his upper torso in front of a crowd.

Federer doesn't go out, he's been in a steady relationship for 8 years. Sampras was the same, lived tennis 24/7 and is only now learning to relax (okay, that's an exagerration). Who knows what Agassi actually did, but he did it in an era when everyone didn't have cell phone cameras and credit card size digital cameras.

I think you are being a bit harsh. Not to quote Charles Barkley, but these are athletes and their position as role models should be very limited. Gasquet and Tsonga are pretty young, they are behaving pretty much like most young men their age, except maybe better because they did not drive themselves home that night.



I'm pretty sure Agassi was well known for his "wild" side. I mean, you don't just go off and meet a celebrity like Brooke Shields at your local Church. Also, Sampras certainly didn't meet Bridgette at a shelter handing out food to the poor.



But, as many women like to say...


"Men will be men."

vascoboy
01-14-2009, 10:19 PM
[ There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.[/QUOTE]

sounds pretty fun to me...

albino smurf
01-15-2009, 07:10 AM
Johnny Mac would have made it snow in that place back when, so get over it.

There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.

Pantsless > Shirtless

drakulie
01-15-2009, 07:12 AM
That has to be the world's worst "strip" club. Not a bare naked lady in sight.

I have to agree. I usually don't like my filth this clean.

Leublu tennis
01-15-2009, 08:02 AM
I enjoyed the pictures, until I learned they were a year old. It would have been nice if that was stated in the thread. Bad move.

Fedace
01-15-2009, 08:04 AM
Does this mean, Gasquet is not gay ?

Fee
01-15-2009, 06:55 PM
Does this mean, Gasquet is not gay ?

Heartbroken about that, aren't you?

edmondsm
01-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Gay guys love dancing with women. These photos prove nothing. :)

futuratennis
01-15-2009, 11:45 PM
I just believe that when you make a living playing a sport, taking advertising and endorsement money and have fans that range in ages, you have to stay somewhat respectable. O.K., go to a strip club, if thats your idea of relaxing, but don't get drunk (it's obvious), take your shirt off and dance on stage. To me, you have no self-dignity, and true champions, in life and in sports, require dignity.

i agree 100% with you

Tempest344
01-15-2009, 11:56 PM
who cares?
thats something most young blokes would do
get off the high horse
least it shows they have a bit of spark

barty9
01-16-2009, 01:37 AM
yeah in fact i think its good to see! good luck to them!

David_Is_Right
01-16-2009, 03:34 AM
It doesn't look much like a strip club to me, it looks like a regular dance club.

Podium dancers wear stuff like that; doesn't make it a strip club.

West Coast Ace
01-16-2009, 03:57 AM
No relation to mental capacity - not being respectable and role-model-like, yes.Single moms need to make a living... last time I checked, no one was kidnapping women and forcing them to work at these establishments.

OP needs to lighten up a little. A few pops aren't going to ruin anyone's game. None of them started a riot like Pacman Jones; no one was shot and paralyzed; they showed up, had a good time, and left. What's the problem?

albino smurf
01-16-2009, 03:59 AM
potential nudity?

Buuurnz
01-16-2009, 04:03 AM
This is hilarious!!! What's wrong with it???? Why shouldn't they party and get drunk once in a while! I don't see anything wrong with it, I rather think it makes them more likeable to me! Great picture haha I bet they had fun! Don't act like u wouldnt do the same if u were like 21 rich as hell and a pro athlete! I bet u would at least once in a couple of months party like a rockstar, believe me I would!

Ronny
01-17-2009, 01:11 AM
Heartbroken about that, aren't you?

ohh....thats just cold :) lol

Ronny
01-17-2009, 01:21 AM
Everyone gets drunk at one if not many stages of their lives...I'm too young to have experienced this:D but its just one of many facts of life.

Young Pete
01-17-2009, 02:54 AM
to the op:

"DONT HATE THE PLAYA HATE THE GAME!"

my .02 cents

ttbrowne
01-17-2009, 05:17 AM
Got something against T&A?

Hatari!
01-17-2009, 07:10 AM
Last year after a Davis Cup victory in Romania, Tsonga and Gasquet we're photographed celebrating in a Romanian Strip Club..

http://www.zimbio.com/Jo-wilfried+Tsonga/articles/3/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+Richard+Gasquet+Tennis

I don't think anyone one of these clowns will ever win a major, if you go out and celebrate a Davis Cup win, obviously drunk, in a romanian strip club and don't think that someone will take pictures, something is not working right. It just shows the low mental capabilities of both of these players, they have the game to win, but not the mind. There's just better ways to spend your time than shirtless and drunk in a strip club.

That's a non sequiter if I ever heard one, Morality Police.

TheMusicLover
01-17-2009, 07:44 AM
As long as it doesn't affect players' physical form (= just go out partying once in a while, not every week or so :twisted:), I don't see anything wrong with that. Hey, these are young fellows, are they allowed to have a bit of fun or no? :-?

BreakPoint
01-17-2009, 11:40 PM
Is it me or does Tsonga have really long arms?

http://towleroad.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/12/tsonga2_2.jpg

raygo
01-18-2009, 04:57 AM
So I guess I'm the strange one. That's what happens when your father was a 3star general in the air force. If he saw pictures of me doing this when I was 20 (not for going to a strip club but acting like a disrespectful, drunken moron), I would more than be repremanded.

Dude, your dad was active duty and you think he DIDN'T do stuff like this? :shock: 3 star generals were 2nd LT's and Captains once, too, you know. And don't forget college before that. A preacher's collar, now that I'd understand. (If he had been in the Navy, I'd have called BS right there.)

Good for these guys. I'm glad Reeshard knows how to let his hair down. A little release is healthy, in fact, much healthier than repressing normal human emotions and urges. Rock on.

Winners or Errors
01-18-2009, 06:03 AM
Last year after a Davis Cup victory in Romania, Tsonga and Gasquet we're photographed celebrating in a Romanian Strip Club..

The French response to your sentiments would be a big yawn. I don't know where you're from, but generally speaking Europeans think Americans are too puritanical. Young guys in a profession that worships youth and bodies (professional sports, that is...), going to a strip club. Not surprising at all IMHO.

shintan17
01-18-2009, 06:20 AM
I don't see anything wrong with this. Let them enjoy their life while not on the tennis court.

ThugNasty
01-18-2009, 06:57 AM
eww gasquet is so out of shape. Look at that gut.