Did you see Vliegen demolish his racket today?

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  1. simi

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    A couple minutes ago, Vliegen became upset because he lost a point/game and took three massive whacks at the clay with his racket. Bent the head on the second whack, and broke the head completely off the handle on the third whack.

    Good job, Kristof. Haven't seen a display like that in a long time.
     
  2. gj011

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    Federer needed one whack only.
     
  3. edberg505

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    Yeah, complete and utter destruction. Most impressive.
     
  4. Fedace

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    I don't think the ballboys gonna want that racket... too badly damaged. Not sure if we can uncover the Paint job and Identify what that racket really is....
     
  5. tahiti

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    Now that was a demolition job. He didn't stop until it had broken in half, or was it 3/4 and a 1/4?
     
  6. jazar

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    it was so funny, he just took it apart. almost made me forget i had money riding on him
     
  7. Skppr05

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    i'd hope that's all you need in a hardcourt :p
     
  8. David_Is_Right

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    lol maybe the hard court gave him a slight advantage over the clay (wouldn't be the first time)?
     
  9. dave333

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    Twas quite impressive.
     
  10. BreakPoint

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    Federer is better than Vliegen. :)
     
  11. bladepdb

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    Oh snap! [10 chars]
     
  12. ty slothrop

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    but compared to vliegen's destroyed racquet, Federer's was practically playable. once vliegen was done, his racket was in numerous pieces...
     
  13. Nadal_Freak

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    What a disgrace to the game when people destroy their racquets. Totally classless.
     
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    I'm sure Federer has crappy quality racquets.
     
  16. TennisNinja

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    Wow, that was.... Impressive.
     
  17. luckyboy1300

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    i'd like to see one in a grass court: a totally wrecked racquet
     
  18. marpiw

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    I think umpires should have yellow and red cards like the referrees in soccer...I think this man should be given a red card and thrown out of the court because of his bad behaviour that doesnt help the sport at all...
     
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    Yes is probably is classless, but not a disgrace. If anything people enjoy it when someone get wound up and starts breaking racquets.
     
  20. ty slothrop

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    well, safin did get a point penalty against him after losing serve to let lapentti serve for the match at 6-5 in the third.

    he sent a ball out of the stadium to get a warning, then whipped his racket into the changeover bench where it shattered...

    stay classy, safin!
     
  21. herosol

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    doesn't help? that was funny as ****!
    very entertaining.

    you know what doesn't help the sport. stick skinny people who are as boring as what people who don't play tennis perceive the sport as.
     
  22. SaunderS

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    Ha, i saw that. it was great. it snapped at the top of the handle!
     
  23. Mastadon_10S

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    :shock: youtubed it about 1000 times... PSYCHO!
     
  24. shintan17

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    If he doesn't do such, it's not him. Marat needs to stay that way. We'll all miss him after this year.
     
  25. marpiw

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    I think that what happened has nothing to do with Tennis,it is an act of unnecesary violence...What would have been funny is if two umpire assistants would have grabbed this man and he would have been thrown out of the court in the midst of a general booing...Fortunately the racquet was his and the association had not to pay for it...
     
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    A point penalty is not enough......the player must be disqualified and the match should be given to his oponent...
     
  27. ty slothrop

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    that would have been precisely the outcome had he committed another code violation.
     
  28. DennisK

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    The most impressive single piece of racket destruction I've seen was done surprisingly, by Tim Henman when he was knocked out of the 4th round of Wimbledon in 2000, in 5 sets by Mark Philippoussis.

    At 5 - 4 in the 5th, The Scud bombs down 3 aces followed by a 2nd serve ace to close it out. Henman, being understandably angry and frustrated, whacks his racket against the heel of his left foot and breaks the hoop clean in two with just a single swipe. He made it look so easy.

    It was impressive......most impressive. :D
     
  29. norcal

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    I agree, he should be charged with assault on a tennis racket and sentenced to a year of picking Rafa's wedgie out for him.
     
  30. tacou

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    wow nice smash
     
  31. saram

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    That was some good stuff :)
     
  32. Safinator_1

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    A good whack this guy should take a page from Safin and might learn a thing or two ;)
     
  33. cesarmo03

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    lol very funny...
     
  34. babolat15

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    is rafa the only guy in the top 5 who we have never seen break a racket...i believe so
     
  35. adlis

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    If he did he would get 10 lashings from uncle toni No?
     
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  38. woodrow1029

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    Sorry to bring up a month old thread, but the next code would not have been a default. The third step is Game Penalty. The fourth and each subsequent step is Default or Game Penalty and determined by the supervisor.
     
  39. Danstevens

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    Yeah, once in a while, I find it quite exciting to watch but people shouldn't let it become a habit.
     

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