Nick Kyrgios gets defaulted in Rome

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
I can't help wondering if you'd be so laid back about it had Djokovic exhibited the same type of behaviour today. Hmm.......
You want me to "like" Djokovic? Is that it?

For the record: I disapprove of St. Nick's outburst, but I don't look past it, as I know that he will get severely punished.

BTW, funny thing is some decades ago entire groups of players tanked/didn't participate on entire surfaces, and that was pretty normal. Nick doesn't want to grind on clay and is generally disinterested in playing to the tune of the every tournament organiser and he gets flack for it. The people should get it: as long as he doesn't hurt anyone and gives it a go from time to time, he is free to do whatever he thinks best. Just because he didn't learn to do it in a more agreeable way doesn't mean that he shouldn't do it.

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icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
It's fine dude, I'm just saying I don't understand the big deal. I guess my comment stems from it being on going for several Years now by everyone ever since Djoko introduced the celebration.
fyi if he wants to do it fine, i just think sometimes nole tries a bit hard and saying that isn't the end of the world nor is it a slight on his character. imo he's done other things that yes are probably warrant more criticism. also since nole fans need that validation, no i dont hate it, and no its not the worst thing ever
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
You want me to "like" Djokovic? Is that it?

For the record: I disapprove of St. Nick's outburst, but I don't look past it, as I know that he will get severely punished.

BTW, funny thing is some decades ago entire groups of players tanked/didn't participate on entire surfaces, and that was pretty normal. Nick doesn't want to grind on clay and is generally disinterested in playing to the tune of the every tournament organiser and he gets flack for it. The people should get it: as long as he doesn't hurt anyone and gives it a go from time to time, he is free to do whatever he thinks best. Just because he didn't learn to do it in a more agreeable way doesn't mean that he shouldn't do it.

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"Gives it a go from time to time"? He's a professional player for Christ's sake - he should be giving it a go all the time!
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
"Gives it a go from time to time"? He's a professional player for Christ's sake - he should be giving it a go all the time!
Not a couple of days ago a substantial part of Djokovic's fans around here were singing the "Djokovic doesn't care about the M1000 tournaments anymore" tune. I have a feeling that what you are saying is not absolute.

Anyway, "should" is a funny concept. I wonder how many people on this site "give it a go all the time" in their line of work.

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Acegame

New User
It's kinda sad. He clearly has unresolved issues. Hope he'll not fall into the gutter. Annoying behaviour nevertheless...
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Please tell me that Nole did his post match celebration today. He better had done it. Lol

The only people strongly appalled by his celebration are people who don't like seeing him win. You can add Kyrgios to that list. I actually don't like the celebration and after RG 2016 and he was still doing it, I was like WTF. However, it's his thing and it makes him happy and he's just one of those people who loves to feel connected to people so it's like whatever. The real cringe is Kyrgios though because from his comments he went really personal and you can just smell the jealousy and envy in them, and disdain because he can't be in that position or be that legendary.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Please tell me that Nole did his post match celebration today. He better had done it. Lol

The only people strongly appalled by his celebration are people who don't like seeing him win. You can add Kyrgios to that list. I actually don't like the celebration and after RG 2016 and he was still doing it, I was like WTF. However, it's his thing and it makes him happy and he's just one of those people who loves to feel connected to people so it's like whatever. The real cringe is Kyrgios though because from his comments he went really personal and you can just smell the jealousy and envy in them, and disdain because he can't be in that position or be that legendary.
Couldn't have put it any better mate. (y)
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Please tell me that Nole did his post match celebration today. He better had done it. Lol

The only people strongly appalled by his celebration are people who don't like seeing him win. You can add Kyrgios to that list. I actually don't like the celebration and after RG 2016 and he was still doing it, I was like WTF. However, it's his thing and it makes him happy and he's just one of those people who loves to feel connected to people so it's like whatever. The real cringe is Kyrgios though because from his comments he went really personal and you can just smell the jealousy and envy in them, and disdain because he can't be in that position or be that legendary.
Kyrgios could never form proper opinion on the celebration from first hand experience.

:(
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Hadn't anyone (Kyrgios included...) ever thought of possibility of Novak simply being altrusitic person? So that his "celebration thing" could be sincire act of kindness to the public wanting nothing in return? Some people are like that! Are we too cynical to accept, that there are still people like Nole in this world?
Some people are just like that...like being kind! With no "secondary" hidden meaning behind it!...Had that ever crossed your mind?
I don't care what kind of weird act Novak is doing, but .... what exactly is he "giving" to the spectators by doing it, or, rather, what more he is giving that a normal celebration doesn't?

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If only he had 1/10th of JMac’s talents
Talent is not what Kyrgois is lacking - although he's not nearly as talented as some believe. What Kyrgois is lacking is what the great American sport journalist Howard Cosell called "intestinal fortitude"; the ability to continue to stand and fight even when the battle is not going your way. McEnroe, despite his bad behavior, was a fighter both mentally and physically on the court. Kyrgois ... not so much.
 

denoted

Rookie
Could someone familiar with the code explain to me what he did wrong? I see players talking to the crowd all the time. Same with racquets. He didn't even break his, as far as I could see. I think there was a wasp on that chair, which is why he tossed it.
 

OhYes

Legend
Could someone familiar with the code explain to me what he did wrong? I see players talking to the crowd all the time. Same with racquets. He didn't even break his, as far as I could see. I think there was a wasp on that chair, which is why he tossed it.
I think it was not a wasp but bomb. He saved umpire life there.
 
Could someone familiar with the code explain to me what he did wrong? I see players talking to the crowd all the time. Same with racquets. He didn't even break his, as far as I could see. I think there was a wasp on that chair, which is why he tossed it.
He wasn't defaulted--he QUIT!, after throwing everything he could get his hands on without regard to the safety of those nearby--packed his bag, and walked off. He nearly hit a seated lines lady with his violent racquet throw, he was throwing everything he could get his hands on with NO REGARD for where they were landing or care for who they may injure, potentially seriously. The commentator said he thought the outburst was precipitated by fan interaction--as they say when in Rome--they were playing a tennis match, when a soccer game broke out.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes too bad, poor Nicky. He keeps losing before his dates with Novak. But he can still cling to those 2017 wins with every breath of his being. Where was he in 2014-2016 when Novak was wrecking? 2018-now? Tanking, defaulting and losing. You can't beat a ghost.
That is also true for every player that couldn't reach his opponent, so, no bonus points for not happening.

He had his chances, no?

Besides, if Novak plays long enough ...... like, when he is 37, he will surely get to play St. Nick at some point, no?

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tenisdecente

Hall of Fame
At least people have to concede him he was doing his best tennis wise. He was back in the match after that second set, and honestly the crowd management this tournament has been abysmal. well, this tournament is just terrible for a variety of reasons.

Of course his behaviour cannot be excused or whatever, but a bit of perspective helps this time
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Tennis can help him figure it out by banning him, permanently. Then he can pursue stuff he'd actually like to do. Who knows, he might even get calls to play morons in movies or tv series.
Easy way to get him out of the way of peak Novak (at 37 y o), peak Nadal (at 38 y o) and peak Fedr (at 43 y o).

Sitch preferential treatment, sitch a outrage.

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