What up with the OCD epidemic?

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  1. ohplease

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    I'm just getting a chance to watch the Djokovic/Nadal Canadian semi. Between Nadal's butt-picking/sock pulling/hair tucking/water bottle arranging and Djokovic's incessant - and even worse, inconsistent - ball bouncing before serve - I feel like I'm watching a match between a couple of Ritalin addicts.

    Good tennis, but these dudes need some therapy.
     
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  2. rockthebox

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    #2 and #3 in the world
    nuff sed
     
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  3. rommil

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    Hewitt picks on his clothing a lot as well.
     
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  4. rockthebox

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  5. rommil

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    Yeah you can watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy while waiting for these two to serve.
     
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    LOL
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  7. tennispro11

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    Dude I have actually watched movies while watching both of these guys play. They seem to have quite a few marathon matches in the majors. Haven't watch LOTR though.
     
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  8. thundaga

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    i'd call it a routine more than OCD... albeit a very long one. watching pierce fix her ponytail b4 every serve annoyed me more.
     
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    If I can be #2 in the world from picking my butt... I'm already on my way to the top.
     
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  10. saram

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    Wow, I was blasted for calling it OCD in terms of Nadal...glad someone else saw this....shows my education did not go to waste...thanks!
     
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  11. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Yeah, but routines are supposed to be consistant, which Djokovic's ball-bouncing isn't. . .Well actually I guess it's consistantly inconsistant. haha
     
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  12. thundaga

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    i'd tend to argue that someone with OCD would 'obsessively' have to bounce the ball the same amount of times b4 each point. ppl with ocd need things to be the same everytime or have a pattern to it. ie only bouncing the ball an even amount of times.
     
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  16. volleyandfun

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    Everybody noticed Nadal's butt-picking, but did anyone ever wondered why does he do that? :D
     
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  17. coloskier

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    No bidets anywhere near the court. He is european, after all. :D
     
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  19. Lee James

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    The butt picking definitely has to go. However it would be funny to see a club level player start doing it during matches.
     
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  20. AJK1

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    Oh I don't know - how many kids lifted their toes on serve during Sampras' heyday? Or ran around pumping fists or yelling "COME ON!!!" during Hewitt's?

    Drakulie still does it. Lol
     
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  21. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis

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    I guess that's the question I always have. Clearly time violations, etc. are taking place, fans can see, and I believe the umpires have stop watches or whatever and can time these things, yet nothing is done by them, or I should say little. I remind Lendl getting a few warnings of the sort....Question is why doesn't the other player say something about it? Between these two, granted, they're both doing so, so can't complain on the other. But just like with extra loud shrieking, why don't the other player say something?
     
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