Djokovic ripping his shirt off: Sanctions or not?

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Djokovic ripping his shirt off

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  1. Dutch-Guy

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    Ripping your shirt off will get you a yellow card in football (soccer). Should that rule be imposed in tennis as well? To me a player is free to celebrate the way he wants to. What about you?

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  2. Clarky21

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    Sanction him for making me want to gag. This guy is such a classless ape that I cannot believe he has fans. He is disgusting in every possible way there is.
     
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  3. gsharma

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    It was pretty classless. I think Stan should have gone over and punched Novak. But the tennis authorities have no balls, they'd never do anything.
     
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  4. augustobt

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    nah... the match is over, it's his way to express victory.
     
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  5. PCXL-Fan

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    Eh it should be allowed. Infact if we promote it in men's tennis, someday it might happen on the women's side too.
     
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  6. dominikk1985

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    yeah I don't want to see nole's anorexic Body:).

    just kidding I don't care what he does after a match is over, of course he was celebrating after such a match.
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    and what happens if he does that in the middle of the match ? :)

    (by the way, did any player ever celebrate a match win by breaking his racquet ? sounds crazy, i know... but stranger things have happened !)
     
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  8. forzamilan90

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    +1. In footie, once the match is over, you're free to take your shirt off. If Djoko did this while the match was still going that's a different story, but the match was over and this was an after win celebration.
     
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  9. Masayoshi

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    Seeing that the match meant a lot to Novak probably made Stan feel a little better, actually. Imagine if Novak just reacted as if it was just another early round victory...
     
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  10. Dutch-Guy

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    Taking your shirt off after a match is allowed, especially after such a grueling match. I kind of understand his (over the top) celebration.
     
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  11. rainingaces

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    Why shouldnt he celebrate the way he likes? If it upsets you turn off.
    Novak went out of his way to be respectful to wawrinka after the match.
     
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  12. Clarky21

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    Yeah by tearing off his shirt like an ape. That is not being respectful to your opponent no matter how many times you Djokotards insist on it.
     
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  13. Breaker

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    Apes don't even wear shirts.
     
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  14. librarysteg

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    Personally, I like over the top displays of emotion from players, but I get how it can rub some people the wrong way. I don't think it would be appropriate during a match, but I'm fine with whatever kind of celebration a player wants when a match is over.
     
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    That rule is stupid anyway.

    Tennis would be poorer if it went the way of football in many ways football is a bad example as a sport football is way behind tennis not only in technology.
     
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    He's bringing the game into disrepute.
     
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  17. gsharma

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    How about if he pulled his shorts down and celebrated...would that be ok?
     
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  18. Dutch-Guy

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    This is not hockey:rolleyes: Nole hugged Wawa at the net and even applauded him when he left the court. What 's the big deal here?
     
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  19. rainingaces

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    Your just still sore about last year. Did you get flashbacks when he did it? LMAO :D
     
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  20. librarysteg

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    My favorite moment was the gentle touch to Stan's face by Novak. I always enjoy that move.
     
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  21. always_crosscourt

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    What have I got to be insecure about? I hate both Wawrinka and Djokovic. Watching them both suffer for 5 hours brought joy to my heart.

    Well done, by the way, for admitting that the men you have been with are, essentially, as attractive as dog turds.

    Having said that, you're an attention-seeking, lonely man yourself, claiming to be a woman because you think that makes you more 'unique' in these forums.
     
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  22. GoodVibrations

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    Sanctions? Really? I love it. I love his passion, his fire, his intensity. I personally think he has a great body but I am partial to the lean types. ;-) I love it when he rips off his shirt, I say he should start ripping off his pants too. Oooh!
     
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  23. TennisLovaLova

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    Roids+pressure = shirt destruction
     
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  24. librarysteg

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    I for one wouldn't look away :)
     
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  25. forzamilan90

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    I'm sure you do
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    LOL, so many butthurt people today.

    Maybe jail time, too?
     
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    Ha! I don't get it though.
     
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  28. gsharma

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    The big deal is that he has done it before - it's not his first time. It's just a classless, neanderthal move. I am all for intensity, passion and fire but come on, grow up a little bit.

    I don't recall the bad boys of tennis (Connors, Mac, Nastase etc.) pulling **** like this.
     
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  32. Dutch-Guy

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    Once again, there is nothing wrong ripping your shirt off after a long, epic, close match. He celebrated the same way last year after beating Nadal but it didn't bother me at all (as a huge Rafa supporter).

    McEnroe with his antics? Hahahahaha.
     
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  33. Feather

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    This, I agree wholeheartedly. It's way too cheap and Djokovic has got absolutely no class in celebrating. I was rooting for Djokovic against Nadal in the AO 2012 final and I was absolutely disgusted when he ripped his shirt after beating Rafa. I perceive it as an insult to the player who played six hour long final with you.. I was very happy when Rafa spanked him in FO.

    Seriously, I badly want Rafa to be back for FO and give him a huge beating at RG. ATP should ensure that players don't pull out these kind of disgusting acts on the field
     
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  34. Feather

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    Still Rafa has six more slams, that's kewl hehe You know, the so called super era champion couldn't win more than one slam in 2012 against a knee damaged Rafa and an old Federer:oops:
     
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  35. Feather

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    How do you know that? looks like you are more insecure. When you don't have a point to make, attack the poster. That's class. Looks like you have an even pathetic life
     
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  36. *Sparkle*

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    It makes me laugh when I see him do that. It's completely over the top, but harmless, and IMO a compliment to his opponent that it meant so much to seal the victory.

    I don't get the criticism that it "lacks class". So what if it does? It's not an application to send his kids to Eton.

    The important thing is that he's not disrespectful to his opponent, and I don't think he was. Everything else is just picking on a player you already don't like for some spurious, made up morality.
     
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  37. Gonzo_style

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    You're on the right track to become a troll
     
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  38. Feather

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    Very true!
     
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  39. Feather

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    So criticizing shirt ripping makes one a troll. Thats kewl
     
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  40. Gonzalito17

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    It's great to see such powerful emotions of triumph, it's a joy to see. How can the critics not understand it? To survive such a tough match, to overcome such a challenge in a one on one duel is the ultimate feeling of joy and adrenaline. He was forced to give everything ounce of his being, he has sacrificed his life to win matches like this, I LOVE to see him feel this feeling of joy of victory.

    Seeing the happy winner like Djokovic, the joy, the elation, is one of the best things to see in sport or entertainment, it's real, it's inspiring, it motivates.

    GO DJOKOVIC! THE LION KING OF THE TENNIS JUNGLE, ROAR ALL YOU WANT BABY, KING OF THE JUNGLE
     
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  41. Gonzo_style

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    Old Fed? Knee damaged Rafa? Please...
     
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  42. Feather

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    That poster was calling another poster a hater when that poster himself is a Rafa hater. Isn't that hypocrisy? So I replied in kind. If that hurt you, I am sorry about that.
     
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  43. SLD76

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    it was kind of tacky and classless.

    this wasnt even a final, show some respect for your opponent.
     
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  44. kOaMaster

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    hell no, it's the most stupid rule in football ever.
     
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  45. Feather

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    Stripping in a stadium is perfectly OK for a sportsman who is a role model for many? Thank God, at least in Football it serves as a warning to the player
     
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  46. Gonzo_style

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    OK but don't be nervous when someone mentions Rafa's knees as the reason for the RG 2009 loss
     
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  47. kOaMaster

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    stripping? what kind of prude person are you?
    by the way, at the olympics there is even stripping contest at the swimming stadium!

    I could see that when someone was putting out or MAYBE taking of his pants but his shirt? Do you think the pro's are stripping during changeovers whilst changing their shirt?
     
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  48. Feather

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    I was replying to a troll post and replied in kind. I am not nervous about an online Tennis discussion and I also don't believe in Rafas injuries.
     
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  49. Feather

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    It's a different context. I see this as showing disrespect to the opponent.
     
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  50. sbengte

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    This. How was it disrespectful to Stan ? He embraced Stan and applauded him. That he celebrated the way he did after last year's final was in fact a complement to his opponent who probably tested him more than last year's final, wasn't it ?
     
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