Novak DJokovic = worst sportsmanship ever!

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  1. namelessone

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    I don't think JBF is "butthurt", it was a very bad time to call the trainer even if Djoko really was in pain(and it looked like he was).

    Hence the booing.

    Was the crowd "butthurt" ?
     
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  2. JohnnyCracker

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    I agree with NY crowd, bad MTO by Djokovic :)
    and bad sportmanship :)

    just pointing out how much "love" *cough butthurt* JBF has for Djokovic to begin with that he can't even celebrate in Djokovic's defeat, that he even tried to dethrone Nadal of the title master MTO with Djokovic :)
     
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  3. monfed

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    LOL shamelessone, Ralph took a bathroom break at freaking matchpoint. It's not even comparable,cmon now. :lol:

    Look Djokovic pulled his stunt at the wrong time(don't know what he gained by doing it if he was truly faking it which makes me wonder whether it was a stunt at all.) Kinda weird how that goes. But yea, BAD TIMING.
     
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  4. corners

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    Not nearly as sissy as Italian footballers with their eternally painful shins. Probably where these infirm Euro tennis players get the idea for these shenanigans.

    But we'll never know if he was really hurt or not. So tough call. If, however, he played up the stretching and grimacing, even one little bit, to justify taking a timeout at that point in the match, it's the most despicable thing I've ever seen on a tennis court.
     
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  5. fightfan

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    If we're voting, I think Nole was genuinely hurt before the MTO. He virtually gave away that 4-2 game IMHO.
     
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  6. namelessone

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    You are comparing the SF of MS level with the last game before your opponent's serve(to serve for the championship) in a GS FINAL?

    LOLworthy.

    Plus, I didn't accuse Djokovic, he looked like he was really out of it physically(so I'm not questioning the validity) but his timing was bad. Hence the booing, by a crowd that usually is warm to Djoko.

    Question: How many times was Nadal(master of the MTO, amirite?) booed by the crowd(outside of Paris obviously cause they boo there for anything, even when you check the marks - ON THE ONLY SURFACE WHERE YOU CAN DO SO) when he took MTO's/bathroom breaks?
     
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  7. coloskier

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    It is time to change the rule on MTO's. Make it a loss of the next game and loss of serve. The opponent was not at fault for your injury, and he should not be penalized for the injured person's time wasting. Too many players are using it to try to change the momentum. Make them pay a penalty for it.
     
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  8. Rickenbacker4003

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    I don't have a problem with the MTO, it's when he took it that really irked me. Just as Murray is ready to serve it out at 5-2 and the crowd is pumped up Djokovix pulls this "timeout". Since he's been known to quit while losing, play possum, etc. everybody was assuming "ah Novak's up to his bs acting, gamesmanship again." Hence they booed. Aussies and Brits would have been too polite to say a word. The French would have been worse than the New Yorkers is terms of booing. They have them beat in that category. I don't know if he really was hurt, but that's his fault for faking all his life.
     
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  9. Underhand

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    I hate Đoković and proud of it.™
     
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  10. jokinla

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    Of course, vintage Djoker, it worked last year against Rafa, but no such luck this year, poor Djoker, lame.
     
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  11. jokinla

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    They absolutely should change it, and adding a penalty, perhaps a break of serve would work, because then it's only going to be used, if it's absolutely necessary, and you can't continue without it, versus the way it's currently used to throw off your opponent, if you're tired and want a little massage, absolute BS.
     
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  12. Magnus

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    I'm sorry, but no, just no.

    Djokovic isn't even close to Nadal's cheating habbits. Nadal stole matches in the past, where Nole didn't. True, it wasn't very nice from Nole, but still, its nothing like what Rafa does.
     
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  13. KitinovR

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    It is not first time.....and certainly not the last.

    Remember once what Roger said:
    He took medical and then just started to run like a rabbit.

    It is just Srdjan's son, that what it is!
     
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  14. TennisCJC

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    Nadal is the MTO GOAT.

    Djoko is 2nd on the MTO GOAT list.

    Murray is good about MTO's - rarely takes them.

    And, Federer is the excellent - I think I only can remember 1 or 2 in 10+ years.
     
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  15. Alchemy-Z

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    Whatever an MTO is an MTO

    if he would have ran back out to play with out taking the extra time to get some help and ended up pulling/creating a bad injury that took him out for a good part of the season. Then people would be ..oh man what a moron he was losing anyway he should have just took a MTO or retired then play when he knew his body no longer could.
     
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  16. Stinkdyr

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    Djoker was clearly cramping. The MTO couldn't cure it. Murray knew the title was his.
     
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    Does anyone on this board even follow tennis???

    I liked the way he "faked" injury during his play the last 6 games. It's not like he took and timeout and then bounded around the court.

    Fitness is a part of the match and Murray had more.
     
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  18. Legend of Borg

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    Terrible attitude.

    Modern day phenomenon, definitely.

    I can't respect people like you.
     
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  19. PSNELKE

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    You dumb brah?
    What the hell does that have to do with the topic?
     
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    I think the rule should be you can only take an MTO before you serve!!
     
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    Well I like Djoko but could not understand why he took that time out either. I mean Andy was serving for the match and he was on top of the game by then. Yes I think it wasn't a very good idea
     
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  22. PSNELKE

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    Exactly. But Mr. Humbalovic took his MTO during 2 consecutive USO finals right before his opponents serve.
     
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    I thought it was a lame MTO, that he was not really injured but just tired and starting to cramp.

    Made no difference in the end.
     
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    Haters hate just for the sake of hating.

    Shame.
     
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  25. Marius_Hancu

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    right .................
     
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  26. PeteD

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    You don't really mean that
     
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  27. NJ1

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    I was rooting for Murray, but I have no issue with Djokovic's conduct during the match. Afterwards, he proved the epitome of good sportsmanship. Props to both guys for an amazing final.
     
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  28. sunof tennis

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    Apparently no rule against such a bathroon break. See Federer v. Nadal, IW this year.
     
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  29. LoboLaw1984

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    I admit the timing was suspect, but I believe he was injured. But who knows, maybe the grimacing the game before was only to justify the injury time out at 2 - 5.

    Even the Nole haters should admit that the guy ALWAYS gives his opponant credit and congratulates them before he says anything else in his on court interviews. That is how a real man takes a loss, no whineing, no excuses. I would not call that a bad sport.
     
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    Lisiki is hot.
     
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  32. Nadalgaenger

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    Give Novak a break. The guy was clearly hurt. He's a great player and really fought hard to level that match and take it to 5. He just ran out of gas at the end.
     
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    You would know, wouldn't you. :rolleyes:
     
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    David Nalbandian = worst sportsmanship ever.
     
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  35. Hood_Man

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    For once an MTO before an opponents serve didn't bother me too much. Novak was clearly physically broken by that point, and Murray had far too much momentum not to take the match by that point.

    And more importantly he had the crowd!
     
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  36. Bhagi Katbamna

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    There was no doubt that the guy was hurting. I don't condone nor excuse what he did though.
     
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  37. Djokodal Fan

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    Mr.jamesfakefan's hatred for Djokovic is well known.

    Why bother creating a new thread?

    How do you know what Pain he had to go through? Before slinging Mud, atleast think once.

    Let me tell you this.... when Djoker went for lob to get one of the breaks back in 2nd set, Murray held to his thigh and limped slightly. May I ask you whether the usual Andy 'Drama Queen' Murray appeared from nowhere?

    you don't know... he might have had a slight discomfort like Djoker had towards the end.

    Seriously .... dude get a life!
     
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  38. zagor

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    This, honestly, it's hilarious.

    JBF#1 always had it in for Novak.

    Sure, I don't condone Novak asking an MTO at that particular point of the match but that hardly makes him the worst sportsman ever.

    Not to mention that from what I've seen Novak concedes points (when he knows the umpire is wrong) to his opponents more often than other top pros and he also doesn't act like his whole family died or something whenever he loses a big tennis match but instead warmly congratulates the opponent, he's one of the best "losers" in tennis I've ever seen, especially among top stars.

    Again, he's far from perfect, but worst sportsman ever? What a load of crap.
     
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  39. Loose Cannon

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    Pretty much.


    They can give the Sportman of the Year to someone who likes that kind of stuff.

    When you are on the verge of losing your 3rd straight GS Final...........you have to pull all stops......

    If what he tried was strictly Gamemanship......it was worth the effort. Had he pulled it off.....Im sure he wouldnt have cared how it came off....
     
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  41. GhostDog

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    No doubt this was gamesmanship on Nole's part. It's hard to respect this type of tactic, especially when it was done.

    I will say, I would have had less problems with what Nole did if he had taken the MTO earlier in the set.
     
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  42. woodrow1029

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    If a medical timeout was granted, obviously the trainer determined that the injury WAS NOT cramping, and was a pull or tear or some other kind of condition, since the rules do not allow a medical timeout for cramping.
     
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    Yeah, you are right. Just take deep breath and relax. Everything is OK.
     
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  44. Ledigs

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    How exactly does a trainer diagnose a tear in 60 seconds?
     
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    He must be the GOAT of trainers :cool:
     
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  46. norbac

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    At least he wasn't faking this time. It looked like he was really hurting.
     
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  47. woodrow1029

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    Well, if he determined that it wasn't or wasn't likely cramping, he wouldn't have to necessarily diagnose it as a tear. The point is that the trainer decided it wasn't cramping.
     
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    He looked like he always looks to me to be honest. He looked way more dead in the AO final and played just fine.
     
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    He came by the nickname Faker honestly,you know.
     
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  50. Ledigs

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    Why wasn't it likely he was cramping? How does the trainer know that?
     

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