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Old 03-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by TTMR View Post
The tennis community needs more Macs, Connors', Nastases and Rios'. Remember that women like the bad boy racquet smashers like Marat Safin. They care nothing for the calm stolidity of a John Isner. To whom would you rather be akin?

Those kind of actions can disturb the concentration of others playing on other courts. Many people pay money to see bad boys like Mac to be entertained and know nothing about tennis. Those players are in stadiums not disturbing other players concentrations.

TTMR, surely you don't feel behavior, by adults behaving badly, that could be witnessed by young impressionable children nearby, who may then think it's acceptable to behave in such a fashion on a tennis court.

I commend the OP for fessing up, a reasonable amount of frustration is OK to demonstrate on rare occasions but the more Fed like self-control a tennis player can develop, the better off they and others around them will be.
"...the human emotional system was not designed to endure the mental rigors of a tennis match." Dr. Allen Fox
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