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ivan_the_terrible
04-14-2011, 06:47 AM
What's with the trend of looking up at their boxes, pumping their fists or thumping their chests?

What's next? a little breast feeding from mommy in between games?

Hellbergarn
04-14-2011, 06:51 AM
haha! totaly with you on this!

Nadal, Djokovic, S;oderling, all of them looks at their coaches all the time!

Fed is the man, he even played without a couch and doesn't even look at his wife..haha!

bluetrain4
04-14-2011, 07:00 AM
I'd even say real women don't look up at their boxes. There have always been players who look at their boxes occasionally (usually after a win), and a few who look to their boxes regularly.

But, now there seems to be an explosion of male and female players who look at their boxes constantly -- to express their frustration, to vent their anger, to celebrate a point, to get a recommendation on whether to challenge a line call, for support, to decide whether to call the trainer, and simply out of habit. Those players should be weened of this practice.

Not that it should really matter to me, but it sort of ruins the whole lone-gladiator aspect of the sport. Moreover, some of the "looking" involves coaching.

ivan_the_terrible
04-14-2011, 07:02 AM
I'd even say real women don't look up at their boxes. There have always been players who look at their boxes occasionally (usually after a win), and a few who look to their boxes regularly.

But, now there seems to be an explosion of male and female players who look at their boxes constantly -- to express their frustration, to vent their anger, to celebrate a point, to get a recommendation on whether to challenge a line call, for support, to decide whether to call the trainer, and simply out of habit. Those players should be weened of this practice.

Not that it should really matter to me, but it sort of ruins the whole lone-gladiator aspect of the sport. Moreover, some of the "looking" involves coaching.

true..real men or women for that matter.

tenis1
04-14-2011, 07:09 AM
Pathetic thread. Just pathetic. Desperate attempt of couple of *******s to forget triple spanking Fed received from Djokovic recently.

Be prepared though. More Fed spanking with chest thumping and box looking is coming, like it or not.

dominikk1985
04-14-2011, 07:20 AM
I'd even say real women don't look up at their boxes. There have always been players who look at their boxes occasionally (usually after a win), and a few who look to their boxes regularly.

But, now there seems to be an explosion of male and female players who look at their boxes constantly -- to express their frustration, to vent their anger, to celebrate a point, to get a recommendation on whether to challenge a line call, for support, to decide whether to call the trainer, and simply out of habit. Those players should be weened of this practice.

Not that it should really matter to me, but it sort of ruins the whole lone-gladiator aspect of the sport. Moreover, some of the "looking" involves coaching.

I even think that this constant complaining is very bad for the female players. greats nearly never complain, maybe once or twice in a match.

But girls like jankovic or petrova complain all the time, at least 10 times a match. they even rant at their coaches. this really hurts their game because they play with anger which is never good.

I even think that novak still complains too much, despite being the best player. if he is in a mini slump and looses 3 points in a row he will complain and bring himself out of his rhythm.

I think just the tennis he is already as good as peak fed and peak nadal, but he lacks their mental calmness. if he wants to stay at the top consistenly like they where he needs to learn this.

complaining is very bad for your game, guys like safin and goran could have won much more if they had controlled their temper.

greats like sampras and borg where cold as ice. even if they had a bad day they would just suck it up and fight through without showing emotions, even when they eventually lost.

Cup8489
04-14-2011, 07:21 AM
Pathetic thread. Just pathetic. Desperate attempt of couple of *******s to forget triple spanking Fed received from Djokovic recently.

Be prepared though. More Fed spanking with chest thumping and box looking is coming, like it or not.

want a tissue?

So what if Fed doesnt look at his box, 16>>>>>>>>2. We all know what's proven more effective.. I'll buy you the next box of kleenex's k?

tenis1
04-14-2011, 07:25 AM
want a tissue?

So what if Fed doesnt look at his box, 16>>>>>>>>2. We all know what's proven more effective.. I'll buy you the next box of kleenex's k?

Always hatin' on Novak. How typical.

Save your kleenex for Fed. He will need them.

ivan_the_terrible
04-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Pathetic thread. Just pathetic. Desperate attempt of couple of *******s to forget triple spanking Fed received from Djokovic recently.

Be prepared though. More Fed spanking with chest thumping and box looking is coming, like it or not.

Weird that you would bring Federerror in this, what's up with the obsession?

Cup8489
04-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Always hatin' on Novak. How typical.

Save your kleenex for Fed. He will need them.

Point out the hate in my post? Please?

Yeah, that's what I figured. I was actually criticizing Nadal.

How does it feel to be wrong?

Cup8489
04-14-2011, 07:28 AM
Weird that you would bring Federerror in this, what's up with the obsession?

Fed has denied his lover a few grand slams, so he's got novak's head shoved up his whoopsidaisy.

Cup8489
04-14-2011, 07:29 AM
oh, and tenis1. I know you will say my last two posts were hatin on novak, but really theyre only a statement of fact. LOL.

Speranza
04-14-2011, 07:54 AM
Watson: Am I the only one to raise an eyebrow at this thread title?

Holmes: Yes, you've a tawdry mind.

Joe Pike
04-14-2011, 07:59 AM
I'd even say real women don't look up at their boxes. ...

BS.
Justine Henin did it.

pmata814
04-14-2011, 07:59 AM
Fed is the man, he even played without a couch and doesn't even look at his wife..haha!

Seriously...if Federer is the standard by which we measure 'manliness' now we are in serious trouble!

dominikk1985
04-14-2011, 08:11 AM
Always hatin' on Novak. How typical.

Save your kleenex for Fed. He will need them.

BTW I like novak the most out of the big 3. I'm certainly no *******.

But I believe novak could do even better (at least over a long run) if he was mentally more stable.

novak is the best right now, but for being a long term no.1 it's also important to win on a bad day and not being ****ed off by some bad games.
I actually think novak has some upside left in the mental area. not that he is weak mentally but not as calm as fed and nadal.

LuckyR
04-14-2011, 08:13 AM
Real men don't have boxes...

vandre
04-14-2011, 08:14 AM
...they do if they're trying to decide whether to challenge a call or not!

chippy17
04-14-2011, 08:25 AM
real men don't play tennis they play rugby union :wink:

MichaelNadal
04-14-2011, 10:18 AM
I actually like when they show emotion or look to the their box to get fired up.

TennisandMusic
04-14-2011, 10:57 AM
Perhaps there is a reason Federer doesn't care to look up at Mirka. I dunno.

Anyway, Mike, can you email me?

PCXL-Fan
04-14-2011, 11:03 AM
I actually like when they show emotion or look to the their box to get fired up.

Safin's '02 Box was unique
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/01/22/1225992/943143-safin.jpg

In his case it was good and bad. Some boxes can fire you up. This box did that yet also drained him. By the Aussie Open semifinal against Hass, Safins legs began to buckle.

He was simply playing 4x as much as any other that tournament.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=536yyv9rWno&NR=1&feature=fvwp#t=0m30s

niff
04-14-2011, 11:05 AM
Safin's '02 Box was unique
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/01/22/1225992/943143-safin.jpg
Charlie Sheen approves.

Kevin T
04-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Safin's '02 Box was unique
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/01/22/1225992/943143-safin.jpg

In his case it was good and bad. Some boxes can fire you up. This box did that yet also drained him. By the Aussie Open semifinal against Hass, Safins legs began to buckle.

He was simply playing 4x as much as any other that tournament.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=536yyv9rWno&NR=1&feature=fvwp#t=0m30s

Nice box (pun intended)!! Back in the good old days, a player had his coach and maybe a few family members in the box. Now everyone has a 'team' with the coach, physio, agent, personal shopper, family members, etc. It's like the complete staff for an entire NBA team.

PCXL-Fan
04-14-2011, 11:25 AM
Nice box (pun intended)!! Back in the good old days, a player had his coach and maybe a few family members in the box. Now everyone has a 'team' with the coach, physio, agent, personal shopper, family members, etc. It's like the complete staff for an entire NBA team.

3 physio trainers to keep Safin it tip top condition? Seems a little excessive. I'm sure they went overboard in their workout routine.

Underhand
04-14-2011, 12:01 PM
Pathetic thread. Just pathetic. Desperate attempt of couple of *******s to forget triple spanking Fed received from Djokovic recently.

Be prepared though. More Fed spanking with chest thumping and box looking is coming, like it or not.

And... another dumbarse Đokotard has emerged.

MixieP
04-14-2011, 12:23 PM
In bog snorkelling they have no boxes.
Muurya holds the World Record, by the way. And Supernova is out there practising right now.

ninman
04-14-2011, 12:25 PM
...they do if they're trying to decide whether to challenge a call or not!

I would deem that illegal coaching, deny them the right to challenge and dock a penalty point for it.

Btw I heard that Uncle Tony and Nadal have been practising their hand signals in preparation for this clay swing. Of course Nadal beat Federer in 3 finals in 2006, but he needed Tony's help to do it. If Tony hadn't been coaching him illegally it would have been 3 W's to Federer.

Hell Federer even called him on it during the Rome final in the 3rd set he said "stop it Tony".

tenis1
04-14-2011, 12:28 PM
And... another dumbarse Đokotard has emerged.

I hate Underhand and proud of it.

namelessone
04-14-2011, 12:32 PM
I would deem that illegal coaching, deny them the right to challenge and dock a penalty point for it.

Btw I heard that Uncle Tony and Nadal have been practising their hand signals in preparation for this clay swing. Of course Nadal beat Federer in 3 finals in 2006, but he needed Tony's help to do it. If Tony hadn't been coaching him illegally it would have been 3 W's to Federer.

Hell Federer even called him on it during the Rome final in the 3rd set he said "stop it Tony".

:):):)

Keep telling yourself that.

beast of mallorca
04-14-2011, 01:10 PM
Real men don't make girlie threads like this, lol

cc0509
04-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Who cares if the players look up at their boxes? I could not care less.

Also, Federer does look up at Mirka from time to time. I have seen Mirka give Fed signals, thumbs up, encouragement, etc., many times before over the years.

heftylefty
04-14-2011, 01:34 PM
Safin's '02 Box was unique
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/01/22/1225992/943143-safin.jpg

Now, that's what I call a "Box Set"!!

ninman
04-14-2011, 04:54 PM
:):):)

Keep telling yourself that.

Sure I can, because if the umpires enforced the rules Nadal would have been defaulted for it at least once.

Ronaldo
04-14-2011, 05:01 PM
haha! totaly with you on this!

Nadal, Djokovic, S;oderling, all of them looks at their coaches all the time!

Fed is the man, he even played without a couch and doesn't even look at his wife..haha!

Doesn't even look at his wife or her box. And he is da Man?

Omega_7000
04-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Perhaps there is a reason Federer doesn't care to look up at Mirka. I dunno.

Anyway, Mike, can you email me?

Are you comparing Fed's relationship with Mirka to Rafa's relationship with Toni? :-?

luvly
04-14-2011, 05:13 PM
Watson: Am I the only one to raise an eyebrow at this thread title?

Holmes: Yes, you've a tawdry mind.

when i saw it i read "real men dont look at thier boxers"

:?

Ronaldo
04-14-2011, 05:22 PM
when i saw it i read "real men dont look at thier boxers"

:?

They let the world see their boxers now, http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5UM01ApsbxE/TKyk8CdQliI/AAAAAAAAHvM/h6f4wDD1n_c/s1600/blogsaggy-1.jpg

gpt
04-14-2011, 05:36 PM
i am happy to look towards a box in whatever direction

Ronaldo
04-14-2011, 05:44 PM
i am happy to look towards a box in whatever direction

Shirley, Safin was a very happy man.

OddJack
04-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Nadal,

Specially when he's injured,

Or before and after a double fault.

And everytime that he goes to the towel.

Fake.

Semi-Pro
04-14-2011, 05:56 PM
Safin's '02 Box was unique
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/01/22/1225992/943143-safin.jpg

Man, that girl on the right...her boobies are about to flop out!

OddJack
04-14-2011, 06:00 PM
Man, that girl on the right...her boobies are about to flop out!

And her lips are about to bulge in...

Ronaldo
04-14-2011, 06:04 PM
Man, that girl on the right...her boobies are about to flop out!

The Return of the Safinettes

Omega_7000
04-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Nadal,

Specially when he's injured,

Or before and after a double fault.

And everytime that he goes to the towel.

Fake.

He's getting real signals & tips from his uncle...not fake ones.

GOAT BAAH!!!
04-14-2011, 06:22 PM
Real men are secure enough to allow players to constantly win using the same tactic of the high ball to their backhand for over half a decade.

Murrayfan31
04-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Real men give credit to their opponent and don't make excuses in the press later. Real men don't tell the fans to be quiet. Real men don't bring purses to the court.

Ronaldo
04-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Real men give credit to their opponent and don't make excuses in the press later. Real men don't tell the fans to be quiet. Real men don't bring purses to the court.

So the last real men of the ATP are/were Stepanek and Safin?

Yenster
04-14-2011, 07:13 PM
I remember watching Andy Murray playing a match at AO 2011. After missing a running slice, he glared at his box and yelled "WHY DID YOU TEACH ME THAT F*CKING SHOT?!?!?!?" Of course, you couldn't hear it on the TV, but I read his lips. Hilarious!

Sentinel
04-14-2011, 07:33 PM
real men curse at their boxes.

GOAT BAAH!!!
04-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Real men love fat chicks.

Ronaldo
04-14-2011, 07:49 PM
Real men talk to their opponent's boxes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF_iiX1HepM

Cup8489
04-14-2011, 08:28 PM
Real men talk to their opponent's boxes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF_iiX1HepM

Boris Becker?

he wasn't a man, he was a god.

Sentinel
04-14-2011, 09:58 PM
Real men talk to their opponent's boxes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF_iiX1HepM
haha !
I thought this was the "Be quiet, okay" scene.

ninman
04-14-2011, 10:38 PM
Real men show respect to the umpire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fYDIUOU0ns

namelessone
04-14-2011, 11:03 PM
Real men show respect to the umpire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fYDIUOU0ns

I know what you mean :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YnnjeJgfvY

Sentinel
04-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Real men show respect to the umpire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fYDIUOU0ns
my gawd, he shook his finger at the ump :(
I know what you mean :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YnnjeJgfvY
Ack, the ump dared tell God to be quiet. Only Lord Fed can say that to others.

ninman
04-14-2011, 11:15 PM
Real men play with a broken racquet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHP-YbPM1ws

mandy01
04-14-2011, 11:17 PM
my gawd, he shook his finger at the ump :(

Ack, the ump dared tell God to be quiet. Only Lord Fed can say that to others.
I was tempted to post Nadal's tantrums against Berdych last year and those threats to stop play if things didn't go his way..but I think I'll resist. :oops: :)

vllaznia
04-15-2011, 12:11 AM
I was tempted to post Nadal's tantrums against Berdych last year and those threats to stop play if things didn't go his way..but I think I'll resist. :oops: :)

Here you go i will post it for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFnXTeXdHx4&feature=related

ninman
04-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Here you go i will post it for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFnXTeXdHx4&feature=related

Perfect example of sportsmanship from the sportsmanship award winner.

namelessone
04-15-2011, 12:29 AM
Perfect example of sportsmanship from the sportsmanship award winner.

Exactly, an award that's given by those he supposedly cheats against. Out in the open no less.

Funny how that works out. Lots of ***** *****ing about Nadal for years and now the ATP players see fit to give him this award :)

All of the ATP must suffer from Stockholm syndrome, no other way to explain it. They love the abuse Nadal gives them and presumably want more.

15_ounce
04-15-2011, 02:56 AM
Real men do not fake injuries, just like what Melzer just did... pathetic.