Djokovic ripping his shirt off: Sanctions or not?

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Djokovic ripping his shirt off

Poll closed Jan 21, 2013.
  1. Yes

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  1. Cosmic_Colin

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    Don't really like the guy but I think it's a relatively normal thing to do after such a long, emotional match. I doubt the fans minded.

    I'm generally against banning things.
     
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  2. underground

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    Well I don't see it as an offense but I see no point in doing it. Do you see Fed tearing his shirt off after the 19-17 semi against Delpo in the Olympics, and that match was in the semis as well, not just a pathetic 4th round match.
     
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  3. sbengte

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    Different strokes for different folks. Everyone need not be a Fed clone in the way they do things.
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    The poll is poorly worded. Are we voting yes/no for the sanctions or for the shirt ripping? It's ambiguous.

    I don't think it should be banned, just ridiculed. It was a bit tasteless in my opinion and contradicts the ultra-defensive manner in which he played the match. I feel the same way about the bicep flexing/kissing that some of the other pushers, sorry players, do after points.

    I don't think he intended to cause offense, rather was focused on being an celebrity entertainer and congratulating himself. I think it was a cheesy move, but Novak is a cheesy guy (gagnam style overuse anyone?) so it isn't out of character. This isn't WWF, I would have thought only small children would find the hulk hogan theatrics entertaining, perhaps I was wrong.
     
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  5. Big_Dangerous

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    And just for all you haters out there:


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  6. xan

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    ^yes, you are wrong. go figure.

    that certainly looks like possible outcome.

    I don't get why is she do obsessed with her world number one tennis player..
     
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  7. SwankPeRFection

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    He's just getting practice for when he's going to need to start wrestling because he's banned from tennis for doping. lol
     
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  8. Boredsurfer

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    I like Novak - usually I find him to be gracious in defeat and I think he is a classy athlete who is really just out to enjoy himself most of the time, HOWEVER that shirt thing is a little 'GHEY' and a lot cheesy.
     
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  9. underground

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    Well do you see Isner ripping his shirt off after 70-68, did you see Nadal tearing his shirt off after 9-7 in the Wimbly Final? No.
     
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  10. Big_Dangerous

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    First off all, there are plenty of women in the crowd, so it's not gay. Second of all, so what if it is. There's nothing wrong with that.
     
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  11. Sid_Vicious

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    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghey

    I don't think he intended to be technical. :)
     
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    Subjective, you can say that you don't find anything wrong with that. I do feel that repulsive. So to each, ones own view. However, there is a reason why FIFA gives yellow cards to players who take off their shirts.

    Djokovic doesn't have any class at all while celebrating. That's my view. You can disagree. I saw your gif for haters, and please not that people who find that repulsive are not haters. Not everyone is a Djokovic fan to enjoy all those disgusting acts
     
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  13. TheF1Bob

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    You want class? What about Nadal Vamosing every error an opponent makes. Federer yelling at the crowd... The list goes on.
     
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  14. Breaker

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    The yellow for taking the shirt off is one of the worst rules in football, and even then you only get a yellow for taking it off during the match - not after.

    If Djokovic celebrates winning a point/set the same way then sure give him a warning but 'disgusting' and 'classless' are hilarious words to describe this situation :lol:
     
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  15. Hawkeye7

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    He isn't classy. Just good at faking it.
     
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  16. librarysteg

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    I've been trying to imagine other players ripping their shirts off. Has anyone else done it after a match? Who are some of the guys that you could picture doing it? I can picture players like Monfils, Janowicz, even Nadal doing it or something similar. It makes me laugh out loud picturing Federer or Murray or someone quiet like Cilic.
     
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  17. kragster

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    i think a lifetime ban and 10 yr prison sentence, nothing less.
     
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    Djokovic's celebrations make tennis look better to outside sports and their fans, honestly. At least the post-match ones. Big celebrations during a match are stupid imo since you haven't even won yet. Just depends which direction you want the sport to move.
     
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  19. *Sparkle*

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    This was voted one of the highlights of London 2012! The German discus winner tore his shirt off, wrapped himself in his flag and went over the hurdles and everyone in Britain loved him for it.:)

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    http://youtu.be/kwGjR0MzAm8
     
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  20. gsharma

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    That was at the friggin Olympics, which come around every 4 years, can be the culmination of all your life's work. This was a friggin 4th round match and he did it on court in front of of his opponent who was pretty heartbroken.

    Anyway, would love to see someone do the shirt-tearing thing to Joker and see what he thinks.
     
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  21. RajFederer

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    Tearing the shirt .. and celebratin isnt a sin...

    but he ****ing did that in a 4th round match... OMFG .. lmao !! :D :D :D :lol:
     
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  22. RajFederer

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    even Nadal and federer almost lost in many 3rd and 4th round matches but came back strongly..

    like roger- benneteau match.. roger-tommy haas french open.. but u can ee their celebrations after winning it.. just a fist pump ..thats it !!

    Novak doing this in final is acceptable.. in a 4th round match ? lolzzzz :p :p :p
     
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  23. novak.20v

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    Not a fan of it.. at all, but meh.
    A player should celebrate how they want.
     
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  24. guitarplayer

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  25. Relinquis

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    that's an interesting point. would it be less vulgar if one of the more muscular players did it? also, one with a more aggressive playing style? maybe not as odd as skinny Novak doing it, but i still would think it is cheesy and a bit tasteless. If Federer did it i would probably fall over laughing at him. I'm sure Mirka would be mortified. I can imagine all the press and comedians making fun of it.

    I can see Janowicz doing it out of frustration after a bad call! Or maybe Monfils doing it as a joke or ironically while clowning around, but it's just too cheesy a move to do seriously the way Djokovic does it.

    I'm struggling to picture a context in which it would make sense to do this in tennis, in a celebratory manner.
     
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  26. novak.20v

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    I swear Murray has done it once before, A very long time ago.

    I remember Roddick doing it at the French one year, no surprise there though.
     
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  27. als47

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    I like Novak, but I think it was over the top in this case, considering the relative difference in rank, the relative earliness in the tournament, the fact that he possibly skated by on a bad line call, etc. It would've been classier not to do it.

    On the other hand, for tournament finals, or where you've been battling it out with someone who's approximately your equal, I think it's fine. It's hard to put into words, but one feels earned and one feels like you're being a jerk.

    I'm quite sure he did it out of pure emotion and didn't mean anything by it, though. He was probably just incredibly relieved.
     
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  28. Steve0904

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    I said no. He can celebrate whatever way he likes, but that doesn't mean I have to like it because tbh I don't.
     
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  29. Hitman

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    If anything, it acknowledges just how good Stan played, and how REAL the threat to the champ Stan really was. Maybe it was a little too much, but this was an absolute thriller of a match that was just filled with quality.
     
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  30. vive le beau jeu !

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    ivanisevic did it at wimbledon 2001 (after beating roddick... and also some other matches, maybe ?)... but i'd say the relief of goran was more understandable. ;)
     
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    That's just Djokovic rubbing it in, much like the pusher who offers to buy you a beer after he wins your league match.
     
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  32. gsharma

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    It'd be amusing if someone with real anger management issues did it - maybe Safin, Janowicz or even Ryan Harrison. Or if Baggy ripped his shirt apart after smashing four racquets last year :)
     
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    True class, that Djokovic.

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  34. jaggy

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    Classless ape was a fair summary
     
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  35. vive le beau jeu !

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    and what about ivanovic, for instance ?
     
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  36. Fedex

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    Isn't Ivanisevic a Serbian name?
    I saw him in the crowd at the match today.
    Was he supporting Djok or Waw or just there for the tennis?
     
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  37. librarysteg

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    Oh yeah! Someone posted photos of Goran and Roddick on this thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=447618.
     
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  38. librarysteg

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    Croatian. Goran was always a favorite of mine.
     
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  39. Fedex

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    Goran Ivanisevic is Croatian but are you sure the name is?
     
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  40. Rock Strongo

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    Yes!!!!!!!
     
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  41. gsharma

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    It would be amazing if Ivanovic ripped her shirt off :)
     
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  42. vive le beau jeu !

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    damned... i can't watch it from my location !
    i'm curious now... what's this clip ? :)
     
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    He kinda messed it up this year. Looked much better against Nadal last year.
     
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  45. Rock Strongo

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    Todd Martin smashing his racquet in celebration after beating Carlos Moya at the 2000 US Open!
     
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  46. librarysteg

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    Does anyone (past or present) have a celebration that could be called weird or strange? I'd get a kick out of seeing someone do something really unique/odd. It's not weird, but I've always enjoyed the hop over the net. Edberg did that, and it made me smile.
     
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  47. MaiDee

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    This is hilarious!
    And what you think about Zoran Milanović? By the way, Croatian
    prime-minister.
    Serbs and Croats are the same tribe.
     
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  48. Telepatic

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    TTW Obsession of how players are celebrating their win never fails to amuse me.

    They can all go full opa gangam style dance for what I care, I watch tennis for tennis.

    I bet Fingerer agrees with me.

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  49. Fedex

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    Thanks for that but it's only the 277th most popular name in Croatia which isn't very popular and I did a little research myself and saw some comments about Goran's father actually being Serbian. Not sure how reliable these are.
    Still trying to find a credible source.
    Strange that it's so difficult to find.
     
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  50. Fedex

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    My best freind was a Serb - Dorovic.
    I don't think I've ever heard of a Serb or someone with a Serbian connection whose name didn't end in "vic".
     

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