Djokovic anger management and his embarrassing rage

Indigo

Rookie
I don't know any other sport where players abuse their equipment so much like in tennis. Actually, they don't do that because such misconduct would be penalized heavily. It should be prohibited to break your racquet. Tennis referees protect players too much as if they are some spoiled primadonas. They literally knee in front of the top players. Disgusting. Djokovic went overboard with his racquet abuse. Someone needs to tell him that his behaviour is stupid.
 

acintya

Legend
I don't know any other sport where players abuse their equipment so much like in tennis. Actually, they don't do that because such misconduct would be penalized heavily. It should be prohibited to break your racquet. Tennis referees protect players too much as if they are some spoiled primadonas. They literally knee in front of the top players. Disgusting. Djokovic went overboard with his racquet abuse. Someone needs to tell him that his behaviour is stupid.
it is not Djokovics fault that it is allowed to abuse gear.
In football if you take your shirt of you get a yellow card.
Gear abusing should be prohibited in tennis - it has no sense.
But now it is allowed. I dont know which idiot didnt forbid it - but he is an IDIOT.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Am I the only one here who doesn't really care if the players break racquets?
As long as they don't do it in a way that's likely to injure someone or damage the court and such, so what? It's their racquet. I'm not a pearl-clutcher, I don't mind seeing emotions and graphite fly sometimes. People act like tennis has to be this stuffy thing like an opening of parliament or something. Why? It's a game. It's entertainment. It's a spectacle for money and cheers and I love it.

Like, yeah, the one argument I can side with is that it's disrespectful to the equipment, but they're mass produced in factories, they've already been paid for and they end up in the heap pretty quickly when pros use them anyway. It's not ideal but I think it's lame to get so upset about it. Besides OP, Fed does it too sometimes. I don't have a problem with it, but he does do it. Nadal doesn't but he pushes most every other rule in the book instead so I think it evens out.
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
If Nole plays like this into the clay season, he's not getting past round 2 in RG. He didn't win the match, Kohli lost it (just look at the BP stats).
If he meets Rafa in MC, he runs the risk of getting bagel'ed.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Is Jelena cheating again or why is he so angry?
He probably just knows he can do better and is frustrated with himself. I know the feeling and he has my sympathy. It's a hugely privileged position to be rich, famous, and the best in the world at something, so he needs no sympathy from me or from anyone else, but I know how it feels to have yourself as your worst enemy and so he has it anyway.
 

slal1984

Semi-Pro
It looks terrible when you watch it all together I guess...but I like the anger..i think it comes from a good place..he wants to play better..or expects more from his game at that point.
 

Luka888

Hall of Fame
RAFA is a good guy who doesn’t afraid of anything.
Rafa is a good guy. However, let's try some proper English. He is not afraid of anything. He doesn't afraid ... nope. NO, NO. Rafa is afraid of Djokovic. Or, Nadal doesn't afraid of whoever ;)

You can say 'he doesn't get afraid' ... another thing :). Sorry bud.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Is Jelena cheating again or why is he so angry?
I believe the rumor the first time around (2016) was that Djoker cheated on Jelena with Deepika Padukone. It was never proven, but that explanation made a lot of sense as to why Djoker looked so miserable and lost in his 2016 match at SW19 against Sam Querrey, and then his subsequent fall from grace toward the end of 2016 that lingered on until Spring/Summer 2018.
 
Rafa is a good guy. However, let's try some proper English. He is not afraid of anything. He doesn't afraid ... nope. NO, NO. Rafa is afraid of Djokovic. Or, Nadal doesn't afraid of whoever ;)

You can say 'he doesn't get afraid' ... another thing :). Sorry bud.
I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. Eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.
 
RAFA would never break a frame. He is a true role model.
This is simultaneously true and untrue. It is true in that modeling oneself on Nadal is of course the best course of action one could possibly take. Nadal is GHOAT, GOAT, BHOAT, and BOAT, and he has many other accolades besides those. It is untrue in that it is basically asking for the impossible - no mere mortal can possibly hope to achieve even a fraction of the perfection that is Nadal. And, given that, it is not necessarily the right moral principle. After all, as philosophers like to say, "ought implies can." It is asking too much to expect someone to emulate Nadal, and so it may be asking too much of people even to try to do so.
 
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Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
but yea this racket breaking stuff is getting a bit too much in his veteran years

there's just something off about an ATG player smashing a stick like that in the middle of a match, like some out of control junior player

i know it fires him up and he thrives on negative emotions but it's just not a good look that's all
 

OhYes

Legend
He's in his 30s. Time to grow up. Do any journalists ever call him out
about it in his pressers? They should. "You're no 1 in the world, you've
won the last 3 slams, life should be good so why are you such a
chump? It's not like it's the racquet's fault you sucked on said point."

That'll lift his spirits.
Actually press call him out on everything. He is called out like Kyrgios no matter what he does or doesn't do. Yes he was called out for this too, don't worry about that too much.
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
This is simultaneously true and untrue. It is true in that modeling oneself on Nadal is of course the best course of action one could possibly take. Nadal is GHOAT, GOAT, BHOAT, and BOAT, and he has many other accolades besides those. It is untrue in that it is basically asking for the impossible - no mere moral can possibly hope to achieve even a fraction of the perfection that is Nadal. And, given that, it is not necessarily the right moral principle. After all, as philosophers like to say, "ought implies can." It is asking to much to expect someone to emulate Nadal, and so it may be asking to much of people even to try to do so.
I literally read this entire thing. I feel like my IQ just increased by ten points
 
but yea this racket breaking stuff is getting a bit too much in his veteran years

there's just something off about an ATG player smashing a stick like that in the middle of a match, like some out of control junior player

i know it fires him up and he thrives on negative emotions but it's just not a good look that's all
This is how I feel too.

As a general rule, I think people like to see growth. And Djokovic still frequently smashing his racquet at this age as a bonafide ATG I feel is a sign of a lack of growth and maturity on his part. Sure, do it more when you're younger and maybe occasionally these days to fire yourself up, but I think it's time now for it to stop happening so often. At least in most people's minds. Hence part of the reason why he is not as loved as Rafa and Roger. Especially Roger because he did do stuff like that and has now grown out of it.
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
His kid is probably watching him thinking I behave better than Daddy (big baby). ooops his kid... I think he has a daughter so he gets a break.
 

RF#21

New User
I honestly believe that at this point in life Nole could use a little more spiritual enrichment. While most nole fans are fundamentally against Pepe, at least he made the man happy and brought a sense of fulfilment into his life. Nole’s incessant outbursts shows he needs more amor and less odio
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
I observed that he played much better after he smashed the racket. He'd released pent-up frustration, or whatever it was, and moved on.
 
but yea this racket breaking stuff is getting a bit too much in his veteran years

there's just something off about an ATG player smashing a stick like that in the middle of a match, like some out of control junior player

i know it fires him up and he thrives on negative emotions but it's just not a good look that's all
Exactly this. Well-stated.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
but yea this racket breaking stuff is getting a bit too much in his veteran years

there's just something off about an ATG player smashing a stick like that in the middle of a match, like some out of control junior player

i know it fires him up and he thrives on negative emotions but it's just not a good look that's all
His kid is probably watching him thinking I behave better than Daddy (big baby). ooops his kid... I think he has a daughter so he gets a break.
I honestly believe that at this point in life Nole could use a little more spiritual enrichment. While most nole fans are fundamentally against Pepe, at least he made the man happy and brought a sense of fulfilment into his life. Nole’s incessant outbursts shows he needs more amor and less odio
Exactly this. Well-stated.




:D
 

tenisdecente

Hall of Fame
I think most of recreational/amateur players were like him when young. When you get older, you grew up. When I want to vent frustration in a match, I usually got obscene, but have not punished my racquet probably in 20 years (and I play 2-3 times a week). I think he needs to grow up, he is the number 1 of the world after all - be a good example Novak
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Oh who cares? Thanks to Pepe, we all know what happens when Djokovic is calm and at peace... So, I say let him have his rage smashes. There is already like 90% of the players on the tour who do it and he's tried to set a good example but the crowds still mostly hate him in comparison to Federer/Nadal so he doesn't owe anyone anything.
 
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