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. MaiDee

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    Nikola Tesla?

    Daniel Nestor, Viktor Troicki, Bojana Jovanovski, Ilija Bozoljac.
    Vlade Divac.

    Dušan Popov - inspiration for James Bond.
     
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  2. Ginger ninja

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    A bit of showmanship. Tennis would be pretty boring without any characters.
     
  3. v-verb

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    this times infinity
     
  4. zagor

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    I disagree, Novak should be banned IMO unless he consults with TW residents before every match and follow their instructions to the letter on how he should celebrate if he wins the match.

    Of course, should he beat Fed no instructions are necessary, he just shouldn't celebrate at all and act like a great tragedy has just occurred (and mention that Fed is the GOAT in the presser afterwards).
     
  5. veroniquem

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    Why would it be sanctioned? After a 5 hour epic, a player has a right to express his emotions any way he sees fit (as long asd it's legal of course!)
     
  6. Towser83

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    If someone just pulled their shirt off cos they're covered in sweat and finally they've won, there would be no problem. Really all he did way pull the shirt off ripping it a bit as he did so. It wasn't a full on wrestler style rip. Don't really see the problem, i think it's the mid match chest beating he could cut down on.
     
  7. JustBob

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    Not only do I encourage shirt ripping but I hope the WTA makes it mandatory.


    (Well except for Serena... huh...)
     
  8. Relinquis

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    what about the screaming after points during the match?
     
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    As much as I love watching athletes celebrate after a big win I don't think that they should be ripping their shirts off (men or women).
     
  10. Rocky89

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    The shirt ripping/screaming/chest thumping is too much for me.

    Nothing wrong with a big celebration, in fact I love an emotional celebration but the shirt ripping is over the top. I get it Djokovic you're the invincible number one, let us all bask in your glory.
     
  11. smoledman

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    This. Stan will feel like he's joined the big boys getting that reaction from Novak.
     
  12. rdis10093

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    waste of a good shirt. think of the kids in Africa
     
  13. smoledman

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    It's like a ritual sacrifice thing. Djokovic kills GOATs.
     
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    I never said those things are class. I feel that ripping the shirt is disgusting and that's just my view. However, I do feel that Djokovic is the best when it comes to losing. He shows real class when he loses. Djokovic is never a sore loser. This shirt ripping is different
     
  15. smoledman

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    Federer only yelled at that woman 1 time last year, he never did it before. Nadal VAMOSes on every single UFE since he was 18.
     
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    Troicki is of Russian/Serb decent. We know Troicki is obviously not a Serb name and not every Serb is going to have a Serb father.
    My point is that there seems to be none or very few Serb names ending without Vic.
    Think of Scottish names as an example.
    You have MacDonald, MacKenzie, Morrison, Campbell, Stewart, Paterson, Buchanan, Drummond and so on. Sure there's a lot of Mac's meaning son of in Scottish Gaelic but there's also plenty others.
     
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    I'd say wanting to sanction/ban player celebrations is disgusting.
     
  18. Tafmatch

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    It's classless and disgusting but that's the way Djoko celebrates. He's a clown.

    But a penalty/sanction would be rid.
     
  19. slice bh compliment

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    Sanction, no.
    Classless? In Djokovic's case?
    Well...
    When Andrew Ilie did it, it was funny.
    When Goran did it, it was cool.
    If Federer ever does it (and he will not), it will be considered masterful.
    IF Rafa ever does it, it will be Guido-ish, but strrangely humble.
    If Roddick ever did it, it would be arrogant and ugly. Same goes for Becker.
    If Todd Martin did it, he'd totally get away with it, in a Fred MacMurray way.
    If Serena did it, it'd be gangsta....or ghetto or whatever.
    If Guga Kuerten or Pat Rafter ever did it, it would be considered pure joy pouring out of a champion's soul.

    So, it's really not the shirtlessness. It's the ***** inside the shirt.
     
  20. xan

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    people dont realize that. they try to put themselves in his shoes and explain what would they do and how would they act.
    well guess what, you are not.
     
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    roid rage can't stop it lol
     
  22. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    a classic us open night session thriller !
    great find. :)
     
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    Rock Strongo wins, lol
     
  24. Rocky89

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    If Rafa did that, this place would look like this...

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  25. SLD76

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    too true.

    many a rafa fangirls' loins would instantly combust.
     
  26. MaiDee

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    2/3 Serb names ending with ić. 1/3 is without ić.
     
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    I wish the WTA would pick up on this.
     
  28. TheF1Bob

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    Nah, the reaction will be more like this;

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    8)
     
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  29. Fedex

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    Really! I'm surprised.
     
  30. Sid_Vicious

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    Really? There are a few Serbian guys on tour with names that don't end in "ic"

    Like Viktor Troicki and Ilija Bozoljac.
     
  31. Fedex

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    Troicki has some Russian decent. Troicki is a Russian name.
    I mean would you say Mo Farah is a British name but he's British.
     
  32. RF20Lennon

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    LOL! this guy knows whats up!
     
  33. PSNELKE

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    Well he's a maniac, that's no secret.
    Doesn't really bother me, though I don't know why he's ripping his shirt off.
    It's not like he has a badass body. For a 6ft2 guy He looks rather anorexic to me.
     
  34. smoledman

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    Djokovic has the perfect build for tennis.
     
  35. TheF1Bob

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    True dat. :)
     
  36. veroniquem

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    Can people stop abusing the word "anorexic"? That refers to a person who is morbidly skinny. Djoko is both slim and muscular, which is perfect for an athlete. There is a difference between not being fat and being skin and bones.
     
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    Yeah, if you want anorexic, watch Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables.

    So thin. :(
     
  38. Andyroddickfan

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    Sorry, it was bothering me. Slim and muscular is ideal for tennis. Not many other sports want slim and muscular. Examples: football, hockey, basketball, baseball, rugby etc. lets be real here. Kobe, lebron, Brady, megaton, Mauer, Crosby all dominate their sports and are not slim and muscular.
     
  39. Sid_Vicious

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    Ah Gotcha, man. You see I don't know anything about name origins so excuse my post.
     
  40. Sid_Vicious

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    Or Christian Bale in The Machinist.
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    Yeah, Djokovic is not anorexic.
     
  41. nikdom

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    Oh look how the Nadal fans doth protest!

    There was a time when they said there's nothing wrong with Nadal's fist pumping and glaring.
     
  42. smoledman

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    I don't care about other sports, Djokovic has the most perfect tennis physique in history.
     
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    You're Welcome

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  44. nikdom

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    I agree. I've always thought a more leaner physique is best suited for tennis. Djokovic is lean yet strong.
     
  45. zagor

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    Finally we agree on something.
     
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    I'm not sure myself.
    Someone mentioned that two thirds of Serbian names end in VIC.
    I thought it would be more but I'm wondering if a lot of the non VIC names are due to Serbs with non Serb fathers so not proper Serb names.
    Any Serbs out there can help?
     
  47. West Coast Ace

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    So a sport that celebrates diving and handballs (not to mention another set of rules for one crotchety old manager with 'Sir' in front of his name) should be the moral compass for tennis? LOL!

    Novak's celebrations are sincere. No animals are hurt. Don't like it, turn away or change channels.
     
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    I guess if he paid for the shirt he can do whatever he wants within reason after the match is over, as long as he is civil about shaking hands. My only thought was I wonder what the sponsors think about treating their clothing like that. It sort of reminds me of someone smashing a racquet, altho the shirt doesn't cost as much. It would never occur to me to rip clothing after a win. I kinda like the dropping on the ground or the fist pumps, etc. The women scream enough they can save that for after the end, LOL But whatever floats one's boat ....
     
  49. mbm0912

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    Exactly. If you're jealous and have man boobs, do some push-ups!
     
  50. Masayoshi

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    Perhaps a better question would be: how do the losing players feel about a given player's celebrations? If the loser is OK with it, then all of us getting up in arms is very ridiculous.

    In either case, actual enforced sanctions would be beyond retarded, unless they started masturbating with their racket or something.
     

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