Roger Fined

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  1. OddJack

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  2. GasquetGOAT

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    $1500 for "****"?

    Now when are they going to suspend Serena?
     
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  3. djones

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    From reading the article: what did Nestor do?
     
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  4. batz

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    Don't forget the 'f**kings' too :)
     
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  5. flyinghippos101

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    Are you serious? The rules extend to all players, regardless of ranking and number of titles, if they took a skip on the incident, then what kind of example would they be setting to the other players?
     
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  6. mrmo1115

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    I would like to find out also.
     
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    The same example they set with McEnroe and Connors for years. And the other players didn't turn unto profane jerks
     
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  8. icedevil0289

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    exactly. He cursed, he got fined. Fed is not above the rules. Got that fed haters/nadaltards, fed is not above the rules.
     
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  9. Moose Malloy

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    http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=290440
     
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  10. OddJack

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    Yes, serious.. If they want to fine they should fire that incompetent umpire.
     
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  11. truthorbust

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    Roger was right to say what he said.

    If anything Del Potro should be the one to pick up a fine or 2. He stalled and questioned the umpire before he made his challenge and that took way too long . Also he was aced at one point and was really trying to read that serve but failed and after the ball had hit the curtain and ground after it had passed him , he decide to claim he was not ready due to some paper or what not.. The ace was nullified and Fed lost the point that was palyed instead of getting the ace he had delivered

    Besides that Del Potro played a great great match.
     
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    I'm sure he would rather they were forgotten! :p
     
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    :) You're not serious about this right? This type of thing stems from officials and tourney directors giving far too much leeway to the players and not standing their ground on the so called 2 second rule.
     
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    I still can't believe Sky stayed with him and didn't go to the break.:)

    I thought it was great - Roger was going absolutely tonto!
     
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    Well, seems more than fear to me, he did the wrong thing he should be fined, what about when he broke the racquet I am pretty sure he got fined that time too.
     
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    Giving that small sum to charity would be a wise decision.
     
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    That's like... $15 to him.
     
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    Fed's mistake was that he let that get to him instad of just staying focused and winning the match. I'm not saying he'd have won the match if none of this would have happened, but I'm pretty sure Fed wouldn't have been so angry as he was.
     
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    I agree. One could also buy inner-city kids a few racquets...
     
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    Black kids don't play much tennis. Maybe that would help?
     
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  21. rocket

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    Tennis players are known for taking it out on the umpires. Fed was extremely frustrated with his serve that day.
     
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  22. It's no big deal really. They all get fined for saying things on court.

    Yeah, I watched the recorded match from Shy and there was the whole thing. ESPN, on the other hand, cut to the commercials when he was going nuts.
     
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  23. P_Agony

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    More frustrating was that he finally hits a serve and it's being taken away from him.
     
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    Which is why I was glad Serena took it out on the moron who made that awful call. Instead of yelling at the ump who had nothing to do with it
     
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    LOL, he paid more for a haircut:D
     
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    he said s**t and F**k at least twice
     
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    No one cares about doubles at the USO unless it's the Williams or the Bryans. That's reality. There had to be 10x the number of people at the food court then at the Men's finals this year.

    Nestor should be thankful people actually showed up and were interested in the match.
     
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    Right, death threat (no matter whether or not she meant it) f-bomb. They're the same.
     
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  30. Cesc Fabregas

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    They should have taken the sportsman awards of him aswell.
     
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    Death threat? has the FBI been informed?
     
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    If he gets that lame sportsman award after this year's multiple outbursts, a smashed racquet and a string of profanities... it's more of a joke than I already assumed.
     
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    They should have given him a discount on the fine for making it sound so classy:)

    Well it's right that the rules were followed with the fine. I'm sure it's just gum money to him. The ref should also get reprimanded for allowing that to happen in the first place. They should make it clear to all players as to how much time is tolerated before a challenge is called and whether or not they are allowed to consult with their coaches. From what I know, this is not allowed, but I'm not 100% sure since it seems to happen a lot.
     
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  34. quest01

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    Federer shouldn't have been fined for using simple profanity. I can understand why Serena was fined for using profanity and telling someone that "I want to kill you" but not Federer. Federer and Serena are completely different individuals, Federer has a lot of class while Serena is all trash.
     
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    I think because they're told it's a sissy sport.
     
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    (just kidding)
     
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    If they give Federer the Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award again this year, that award will have as much credibility or value as used Kleenex tissues!

     
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    Exactly! John Mcnroe came and went. So did Pete & Andre. Federer's absence will make no difference. The game has survived over a 100 years!

    And by the way, there were probably more people cheering for Juan MDP anyways!

     
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  41. 35ft6

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    Fed should have pulled the money out of his socks.

    The cynic in me wonders if this fine was issued partly so that they can minimize the events surrounding Serena. You know, she was fined, but hey, so was Fed, the most beloved player in tennis. Stuff happens.
     
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  42. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Perhaps if one of the players went into the stands and started a riot like Ron Artest?
     
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  43. luckyboy1300

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    yes. just give it to nadal. everybody happy.
     
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    The fine of pocket change is whatever to Fed, and just a way for the USTA to say "we don't tolerate profanity." Think of the children!

    However the real issue is that the chair ump should be fired for letting that happen.
     
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    Or to Juan MDP, U.S Open Champion 2009!

     
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    what did he do? They lost the match and therefore were "out of the tournament".

    BBC Sept 17 Canada's Daniel Nestor was docked $5,000 (£3,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct towards a fan
     
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  47. Chadwixx

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    Kinda like when jimmy "cracker" carter was awarded the nobel peace prize for disarming north korea

    Fed was almost provoked though with the incompetence shown.
     
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  48. Bud

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    Please save the right-wing talking points for the Rants & Raves forum :oops:
     
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    They should give the money to charity.........
     
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  50. Chadwixx

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    "If they give Federer the Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award again this year, that award will have as much credibility or value as used Kleenex tissues!"

    Feel free to make a better comparison, if not, then you know what todo :)
     
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