Why do all tennis players fall down after winning a big match/grandslam?

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  1. rommil

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    Be careful what you ask for. Serena and Svetlana might start winning titles again.
     
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  2. bhallic24

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    nobody needs to see those C4 bombs hiding under serenas shirt. the chicks in tennis in general (except for a select few) need to keep as much clothing on as possible.
     
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  3. Peaches

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    are u kidding me??? poor sportsmanship to celebrate your victory??

    give me a break!
     
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  4. Stinkdyr

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    the falling, the grunting

    Borg started that falling thing after winning (and I suspect he started the "don't shave during a major tourny" trend too).
    Seles started the grunting when hitting fad (remember "huh-WEE")
     
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  5. rommil

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    It seems like in the old days the winning player leaped up and let go of the racket in the air, run and jump over the net and shook hands with the opponent. Frankly I do not mind the falling on the ground celebration. Tennis is such a physically and mentally exhausting game and we could only imagine how it's magnified in the pro level. You are basically a lone warrior out there in the court so the elation of winning and knowing that you have conquered your opponents and the title is a great rush.
     
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  6. BeHappy

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    ...because they're tired after playing tennis for 4 hours?
     
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  7. Moose Malloy

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    thought it was very similar to Becker's reaction when winning the '96 AO

    I wouldn't mind to see someone jump the net again, it would be a bit more creative than falling on the ground for the umpteenth time.

    After Borg, not many did it until Fed. And Borg only did it when he won Wimbledon, not the French.

    can anyone name the last player to jump the net? I remember being surprised when he did it, it had been so long since anyone had done that.

    Korda's celebration was unique as well.
     
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  8. BeHappy

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    becker also jumped the net
     
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  9. Moose Malloy

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    I don't think he did. which major was that?

    and going back to Borg, he only fell to his knees when he won '78('78 was big, he equaled Perry's 3 straight), '79, & '80 Wimbledon, didn't do that in '76, or '77.

    I don't know what he did when he won '75 FO, but I've seen his celebrations at all the other majors he won & he didn't fall down in '74,'78,'79,'80,'81 FO.
     
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  10. BeHappy

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    sorry, I was half remembering his final against Curren where, during the match, after curren ran for a drop shot so hard he fell over the net, becker did the same.
     
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  11. SempreSami

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    Your generalisation is flawed, mong.
     
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  12. wmrhawk

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    yes. it's called being gracious in victory which is part of good sportsmanship. but, apparently it's not for everyone. hey, i also eat with a napkin on my lap and chew with my mouth closed. it doesn't mean you have to.
     
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  13. BiGGieStuFF

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    I'm gonna do cartwheels, moonwalk and do the typewriter and centipede if I were to win a grand slam :)
     
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  14. tennis_guy

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    Safin didnt do it when he won the australian open.
     
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  15. Peaches

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    meh, gracious shmecious. if i win, screw grace LOL!
     
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