Why do all players yell "Come on"?

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  1. Djokovicfan4life

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    Whenever I say something like "Come on," I mean "Come on let's get it together," or "That sucked, come on now." I never mean it as something to get me pumped up. :confused:

    But almost EVERYONE in the WTA and most ATP players yell "Come on" after every good shot, even if English is not their primary language.

    Why? :confused:
     
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  2. A.J. Sim

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    my guess would be that it started with Lleyton Hewitt who is notorious for yelling "come on" anytime he hits a winner or wins a crucial point. It's just a way to get fired up and the crowd seems to like it as well.
     
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  3. Silent

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    It can be meant in these ways too :"Come on, get yourself together", or "Come on, why can't I do THIS each time", or "Come on people, applaud me for what I'm worth !", etc

    And about the language, come on is pretty much universal. I consider it much more normal than for an english-speaking person to say "poseur" or "entrepreneur" for instance.
     
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  4. PROTENNIS63

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    People have been saying it way back before Hewitt. I used to say it before Hewitt even appeared at the big slams. It probably started in the beginning of tennis and stayed with the sport.
     
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  5. rasajadad

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    Did I hear correctly during the AO that Hewitt had copyrighted the phrase?
     
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  6. Vision84

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    I seem to recall a thread here a few months ago about Hewitt copywriting his gesture or something.

    I say come on a bit but not that loud and I also shake my fist a little bit though generally after my back is turned to the net. I tend to do it when I am not playing to the level I like and i'm trying to bring my game up.
     
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  7. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    If he did, then it is just as ridiculous as Donald Trump copywriting the phrase "You're Fired".
     
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  8. Vision84

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    Trump did that? That's hilarious. :lol:

    I know Paris Hilton copyrighted That's Hot.
     
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    I don't like players yelling "come on", "vamos", or any such thing after winning a point.

    I was playing next to a couple of 13 year olds the other day, and I noticed one of them was a mini Rafa (he had the capris with the matching shirt, socks, and shoes) pumping his fist and yelling "come on" after every point, whether the point was won on a winner or an error. It struck me that children will emulate any behavior they see on TV, and this particular behavior struck me as petty and unsportsmanlike.
     
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  10. A.J. Sim

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    That's true; I guess Hewitt really made it notorious because he does it so often, with a lot of intensity, and sometimes does it when an opponent makes an error instead of doing it just when he hit a winner.
     
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    He's currently working on copywriting the rest of the English language ;)
     
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  12. Fries-N-Gravy

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    found this on wiki:

    Hewitt is a huge fan of the Rocky films. In his junior years, he was often heard saying "Come on Balboa" after winning crucial points in his matches. he is still heard shouting "Come on" at turning points during matches, often simultaneously pointing his fingers at his face for added effect.
     
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  13. tennissavy

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    I think that is quite antagonistic. I have always thought of it as an in your face challenge as if to fight. Even if it is to pump oneself up it is really bad behavior. It is one of the many ways in which the class level of tennis is being lowered. Eventually, tennis will be as trashy as football, hockey and the WWF.
     
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    HAHAHA. "often simutaneously pointing his fingers at his face for added effect" nicely worded. hahaha.
     
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  15. Raoul_Duke

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    My sweetheart Ana sometimes uses "ajde!" which is Serbian for "c'mon" ... She's so sweet :)


    :p
     
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  16. ndtennis

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    I usually say that phrase to get in my head, "Come on, Keep it up!", Lets go
     
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  17. rosenstar

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    I might be wrong, but I was told that "come on" was an Austrailian expression and that Llyeton Hewitt brought it to the tour. Eventually it spread and everyone did it. I'm not 100% sure though, I'm not an Aussie.
     
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  18. MariaS

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    I seriously doubt Llyeton was the first one to bring it to the tour. I'm sorry, I can't stop laughing. :):)
     
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  19. rosenstar

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    oh of course not haha, but he made it big, that's for sure
     
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  20. Rickson

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    Would you rather they yell sh!!, fu!!, or bi!!!? Charles Barkley used to get fined for saying some of those things.

    BTW, anyone remember James Blake's famous darnit, during his match with Federer?
     
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    Can't be right, Alan Sugar's at it too, unless being that it was the original show the BBC have to pay Trump to use the title The Apprentice as well as said line.
     
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  22. Ultra2HolyGrail

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    Yes, he also yells CMON when the other player hits the ball into the Net. :)
     
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    If he did try, he won't get to. I heard Rosewall say "come on" in the footage of Wimbledon 1970 final against Newcombe in the 2nd set. He hit a high return at 15-30, but won the point when Newcombe missed the volley. He said "come on" because he was disappointed about that return.
     
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    hewitt started it. period.
     
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  25. Tony48

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    It's my understanding that "c'mon" in sports (tennis, especially) is short for "C'mon and try and hang with me but you obviously can't". It's definitely trash talking when you yell it directly at your opponent.

    Personally, I like to say "let's get it" or "let's go" or "get it" (speaking to myself in the 3rd person, lol). I picked up the phrase from a rapper (Young Jeezy).
     
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  26. MichaelNadal

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    I wish he didn't so i'd never have to hear Murray say it. He's more annoying than a mosquito when he does that lol. Didn't he do it against Rafa in the very first game or first point of a match?
     
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  27. Zildite

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    Yeah, the first point of their Wimbledon 2010 SF :neutral:
     
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  28. Bartelby

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    "Come on ... you can do it" I think it's self-talk not trash-talk, It's usually said after winning a particularly important point, so it's an affirmation that you can do it again and again and win.
     
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  29. 15_ounce

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    .......because when you yell "Come on!!" it enhances your lung as well as strengthen your abdominal muscles. It also makes your face and body look intimidating yet attractive.
     
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  30. Hood_Man

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    One day I want someone to shout "What-ho!" when they win a big point.
     
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  31. Gizo

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    The worst was when Sharapova started yelling 'vamos' for a brief period in 2007. That was annoying. When Nadal yells 'vamos' I find it acceptable as he obviously speaks fluent spanish as a native speaker. But Sharapova yelling it in a foreign language that she didn't even speak was cringeworthy.
     
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    Glad I missed that.
     
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    Guarantee you any kids that watch that will have a field day, even though it doesn't mean what they'd think :lol:
     
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