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heumy 10-01-2012 11:03 PM

Tommy Haas Misbehaving
 
Currently I'm watching the Youzhny vs Haas 1st round matchup at the China Open, and he's throwing his racquet all over the place, swearing very loudly at times (I'm surprised he didn't get a warning). For a supposed 'nice guy', wondering why he is throwing such fits?

above bored 10-01-2012 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by heumy (Post 6930762)
Currently I'm watching the Youzhny vs Haas 1st round matchup at the China Open, and he's throwing his racquet all over the place, swearing very loudly at times (I'm surprised he didn't get a warning). For a supposed 'nice guy', wondering why he is throwing such fits?

Obviously he's frustrated with his performance. Being a nice guy or not is irrelevant. As long as players are not abusing the staff, I don't care if they swear at themselves or want to break a few rackets.

Macro80 10-02-2012 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by heumy (Post 6930762)
Currently I'm watching the Youzhny vs Haas 1st round matchup at the China Open, and he's throwing his racquet all over the place, swearing very loudly at times (I'm surprised he didn't get a warning). For a supposed 'nice guy', wondering why he is throwing such fits?

What a pathetic assumption. All racket throwers must be pedophiles, alcoholics, wife beaters etc. Grow up mate, a mans worth is not derived from his on court demeanour.

Zarfot Z 10-02-2012 02:23 AM

He's quite the nut, to be honest. Went bonkers for much of his early career.

merwy 10-02-2012 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Zarfot Z (Post 6930853)
He's quite the nut, to be honest. Went bonkers for much of his early career.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQ2NhteF44

I guess he's a bit crazy, but I kinda like that about him. I have no problem with eccentric people, they show a lot of emotion on court.

Zarfot Z 10-02-2012 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by merwy (Post 6930862)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQ2NhteF44

I guess he's a bit crazy, but I kinda like that about him. I have no problem with eccentric people, they show a lot of emotion on court.

LMAO.

By the way, did he win that match?

cc0509 10-02-2012 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by heumy (Post 6930762)
Currently I'm watching the Youzhny vs Haas 1st round matchup at the China Open, and he's throwing his racquet all over the place, swearing very loudly at times (I'm surprised he didn't get a warning). For a supposed 'nice guy', wondering why he is throwing such fits?

He has always been a hothead on court.

PSNELKE 10-02-2012 04:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Zarfot Z (Post 6930866)
LMAO.

By the way, did he win that match?

That's the even funnier thing. He won that match in 5 sets and advanced to the Semis losing to Gonzalez.

Max G. 10-02-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by heumy (Post 6930762)
Currently I'm watching the Youzhny vs Haas 1st round matchup at the China Open, and he's throwing his racquet all over the place, swearing very loudly at times (I'm surprised he didn't get a warning). For a supposed 'nice guy', wondering why he is throwing such fits?

He might be a nice guy, but he's always been like that, throwing fits at the court and yelling at his box.

The Meat 10-02-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by merwy (Post 6930862)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQ2NhteF44

I guess he's a bit crazy, but I kinda like that about him. I have no problem with eccentric people, they show a lot of emotion on court.

Was he practicing a soliloquy for a Shakespeare play? :)

Dedans Penthouse 10-02-2012 11:59 AM

Have no problem with Thomas just like I had no problem seeing Marat or Goran go off the deep end at times....it's just who they are. All of 'em, good guys, just a little nuts.

Hood_Man 10-02-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by merwy (Post 6930862)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQ2NhteF44

I guess he's a bit crazy, but I kinda like that about him. I have no problem with eccentric people, they show a lot of emotion on court.

I love the robotic voice at around 50 seconds in, "Come on Thomas!" :lol:

Fee 10-02-2012 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by heumy (Post 6930762)
Currently I'm watching the Youzhny vs Haas 1st round matchup at the China Open, and he's throwing his racquet all over the place, swearing very loudly at times (I'm surprised he didn't get a warning). For a supposed 'nice guy', wondering why he is throwing such fits?

Are you new to tennis? (No, you aren't).

1. Tommy is not always a nice guy. He is most of the time, but I have seen him be straight up rude to fans. Yes I know that none of the players are perfect, but Tommy can be quite a b*tch sometimes.

2. He's always been a bit bonkers on court, especially when Red was coaching him. He kept up a regular dialogue with him during matches, usually with a lot of swearing. When he's really in a bad mood he speaks German so that he doesn't get in as much trouble. I don't know why, but I kind of love him for it, but I hate it when it distracts him and he loses because of it.

TheFifthSet 10-02-2012 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Macro80 (Post 6930819)
What a pathetic assumption. All racket throwers must be pedophiles, alcoholics, wife beaters etc. Grow up mate, a mans worth is not derived from his on court demeanour.

I don't think he said it was -- and I don't think he said that he's a pedo, alcoholic, or wife beater ... :confused: what a fantastic overreaction LOL....

TennisLovaLova 10-03-2012 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by merwy (Post 6930862)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQ2NhteF44

I guess he's a bit crazy, but I kinda like that about him. I have no problem with eccentric people, they show a lot of emotion on court.

made me think of this


ruerooo 10-03-2012 06:35 PM

I've seen him throw a temper fit once or twice.

He got mad at the Citi Open final in DC when Sasha started out-placing him.


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