Stop the ridiculous post match dances!!

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  1. floydcouncil

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    I find some of the victory dances to be really distasteful.

    Kubot's "French can-can"
    Ivo's "slap that ***"
    Tsonga's little ditty
    Petkovic's booty shake....

    I'm sure there are more.
     
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  2. jester911

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    I don't know. Petkovic is kinda cute when she does it.
     
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  3. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Hey, you leave Petkovic out of it.
     
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  4. monique s

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    I don't like Tsonga's but love Andrea's little dance..so cute.
     
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  5. skip1969

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    i'd rather see them dance than watch the obligatory pageant wave/blowing fake kisses to the crowd that seems to happen after every match these days. i hate that.
     
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  6. dlk

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    Good point.
     
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  7. joeri888

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    Dr ivo's spanking was epic. Most are pretty good. Let those players have their trademark.
     
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  8. bezs

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    I guess you haven't seen Stepanek do the worm.
     
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  9. vandre

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    what could you possibly have against petkovic shakin' her booty!!! i say if she wants to shake it, you shut up and watch it! and if you don't wanna watch it, you give your seat to someone who does!

    i don't care to watch the guys, but i say we mandate victory dances in the wta (up to a certain weight class, of course! :twisted:)
     
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  10. li0scc0

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    Agreed. Petkovic's is adorable, because she makes it into a little joke.
     
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  12. bluetrain4

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    Why should they stop? It's the age of anonymous internet posting. Everything "annoys" everyone. If I were a player, I wouldn't much care.
     
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  13. jdubbs

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    The clapping with your tennis racket thing makes my gaydar flash bright red.
     
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  14. li0scc0

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  15. monique s

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    Yes, she is. She does it in fun.
     
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  16. IvanYentl

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    +1 How can one not like that
     
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  17. jwbarrientos

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    I love hem
     
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    Hey jdubbs: Homophobia isn't cool. Grow up.

    In the mean time, if someone wants to celebrate a victory, let them. Who cares? Obviously we wouldn't want to see Clijsters doing a booty shake at every winner she hits (or would we? lol), nor would we want to see Nadal setting fire to things when he wins a 2r match, but seeing a bit of exuberance from these amazing players is always cool in my books.
     
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  19. The_Question

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    It looks retarded, stupid, dumb, and boffin...imo...
     
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  20. JRstriker12

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    -What about Petr Korda's scossor kick?


    I like Tsonga's little victory dance, its my avatar.

    IMHO - you win a professional match, you have the right to do a little dance. At least it's something unique and reflects the player's personality.

    It's better than all that flopping to the ground that you see in tournament finals - come with something original.
     
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  21. adidasman

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    What I hate is the way players make a first round win look like they've won the bloody tournament. Save the celebration for something important. However, I think the little wave-to-the-fans thing has been encouraged (if not required) by the ATP and WTA; it looks forced to me, as if the players were told that the fans would be outraged if the winner doesn't acknowledge them.
     
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  22. Gorecki

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    Petkovic's should be mandatory in every wta match, barring of course schiavone\groenefeld types...
     
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  23. Clintspin

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    Probably doesn't feel good to watch the dance if you are on the losing side. I wouldn't like my opponent doing it.
     
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  24. Cup8489

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    She should consider doing it wearing a bikini, I think I'd like it even more :)
     
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  25. jwbarrientos

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    Streap tease? :mrgreen:
     
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    Awww, Let 'em have some fun!!!!! Ms. Petkovic should teach that move to all the ladies on the tour-give us something to watch. :)
     
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  28. Djokovicfan4life

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    Haha, the OP must be a barrel full of fun. How anyone could have anything against Karlovic's awesome celebration is beyond me.

    Interesting that Petkovic is getting so much love here. I never really considered her anything above average in terms of looks.
     
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  29. JRstriker12

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    LOL! Only for certain approved WTA matches ;)
     
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  30. li0scc0

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    She is attractive not only because she is fit and pretty, but also because she is intelligent and personable.
    Intelligence and personality make a cute girl gorgeous.
     
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  31. Underhand

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    Petković is a ******.
     
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  32. Djokovicfan4life

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    ^^^^^^^^^ I haven't seen enough of her to know much about her personality. But I like her game a lot.
     
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  33. Gorecki

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    I dance with Petković and proud of it.
     
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    I taste Petkovic and proud of it.
     
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    I ate Petkovic and proud of it.
     
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    I'd like to see Nadal jump over net and sprain ankle after miscounting sets so he has to lose by default :lol:

    seriously, though, they are literally playing for their lives out there (well, their living anyway), they have a right to celebrate victories.

    Well, most do anyway.
     
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  37. Max G.

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    This WAS important to him. It's the first time he's ever beaten a seeded player in a Grand Slam. (His GS record is mostly first-round exits or exits in qualifying. Even a single win in a GS is important - it's not something he gets every year! And I bet you can count on your fingers the number of times he's beaten top-20 players. So that's a big deal too.)
     
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  38. adidasman

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    I was speaking in general, not about a particular player. I don't even know who this "he" is that you're referring to.
     
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  39. tacou

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    jeeez how old and/or uptight are people on these forums?

    I hardly even call any of these celebrations. Tsonga jumps up a little pointing to himself.

    so what....

    I hope none of you watch the NBA. or NFL. or 80% of sports where people show emotion.
     
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  40. Underhand

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    You mean Kleybanova and Serena?
     
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  42. li0scc0

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    Underhand is a ...
     
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  43. [d]ragon

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA1n272dGcc

    Even I have to admit that's pretty epic LOL
    Most people on these boards have no idea what kind of pressure is on these guys and how much relief earning the big W give you. I think players can do what they want as long as its not excessive
     
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  44. TheBoom

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    Tsonga's is pretty cool actually :)
     
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  45. Markov

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    Those dances aren't considered ridiculous in the countries these players come from
     
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  46. zapvor

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    i like the dances they do. monfils always gets me going too. i think its great each player has like a signature move thing. JRstriker on the other hand....lets not go there;)
     
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    It's still better than football (soccer to you Americans). I remember this one match where a player performed the missionary position after scoring (I now see its relevance).

    Wonder what'll happen if there were more Kiwis in tennis...imagine a tennis player doing the haka lmao
     
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  48. floydcouncil

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    Agreed. Looks retarded.

    Stepanek's worm is just plain weird (and stupid).
     
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