The official "I cringe whenever" thread....

Talker

Hall of Fame
Whenever Roddick used to go to the net against Federer.

I still remember him walking back to the baseline with his head down after being passed. He never learned.
 

TheMusicLover

G.O.A.T.
I cringe whenever 'fans' (of whatever player) feel the necessity of cheering UEs of an opponent of their fav, especially DFs. Too bad it appears to be getting more common with time.

Whenever Roddick used to go to the net against Federer.

I still remember him walking back to the baseline with his head down after being passed. He never learned.
LOL, not unlike Fed going to the net against Nadal... ;)
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Whenever Roddick used to go to the net against Federer.

I still remember him walking back to the baseline with his head down after being passed. He never learned.
Yes! That really used to be cringeworthy. One almost had to feel sorry for him on those occasions.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Not sure it has been mentioned before but I cringe whenever Federer does this little head twitch after a point is over. Maybe not as often now but he used to do it a lot a couple of years ago.
 

TeamOB

Professional
I cringe whenever anyone slides on a hard court (especially Monfils and Djokovic) It just freaks me out and I always think the guy is about to hurt himself. The funny thing is that I slide on hard court myself and don't find it scary at all. For some reason it only freaks me out when I see someone else do it.

Whenever Hewitt serves for a set or has to hit a second serve on a big point. His serve has gotten so inconsistent I feel it's become a liability instead of a strength.

Whenever Karlovic hits a topspin backhand (fortunately this is very rare)
 

FreeBird

Legend
I cringe whenever anyone slides on a hard court (especially Monfils and Djokovic) It just freaks me out and I always think the guy is about to hurt himself. The funny thing is that I slide on hard court myself and don't find it scary at all. For some reason it only freaks me out when I see someone else do it.

Whenever Hewitt serves for a set or has to hit a second serve on a big point. His serve has gotten so inconsistent I feel it's become a liability instead of a strength.

Whenever Karlovic hits a topspin backhand (fortunately this is very rare)
How old are you?
 

illkhiboy

Hall of Fame
2010 or so onwards, I cringe every time I see Federer attempting to come over his backhand over and over again. He usually can't keep more than 4-5 balls in play at a time. I think that's the biggest reason for his decline. In his prime he used to go toe to toe with the likes of Agassi and Safin with his top-spin backhand.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I used to cringe when Pete did that "sweat flick" thing after points. That has been replaced by the Nadal glute adjustment.
 

FreeBird

Legend
Me? I'm 17. Why?
Reading your comments here, I figured out that you have deep knowledge about technicalities of game but at the same time you have indicated numerous times that you are not that old. I was just curious that do you professional tennis?
 

tipsa...don'tlikehim!

Talk Tennis Guru
Nice topic MN

I cringe when:

-Kafelnikov back in the days has to play a big match but looks uninterested from the very beginning
-Ivanisevic has to serve a second serve to save a break point
-When cheering for Federer, when his opponent hit all his shots on Fed's backhand on a break point
-Djokovic starts hitting CC forehand on Nadal's BH on hardcourt
-Everytime Nadal plays indoors
-Almagro gets into position to win a big match
-Wawrinka on a bad day, any shot he hits to save a break point
-Dolgopolov hits any shot :lol:
-Janowicz has to serve a second serve to save a break point
-Janowicz whenever he hits the ball to save a break point
-Tsonga doesn't have time but still runs around his BH to hit a forehand winner (will hit the ball in the crowd most of the time)
-Tsonga trying to hit a BH winner
-Gasquet steps into the court looking uninterested
-Monfils doing nothing with the ball, looking like he doesn't want to win
-Kohlschreiber gets to 5-5 in any set against a top player (you know he'll choke)
and this
When Anderson gets close to winning.
...a big match.
 
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Mainad

Bionic Poster
At the moment, I cringe whenever Murray serves following a hard-won break in the deciding set of a 3 set match!
 

AHJS

Professional
Whenever Federer gets into a rally where the nadal forehand is coming time after time to his backhand.
 
J

JRAJ1988

Guest
Like Djokovic2011 said, Andrew Castle is cringe worthy whenever Murray plays a match.

This and when Murray shouts at his box...as a fan of his I can truly say it's childish and idiotic.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
I cringe whenever Federer has the whole open side of the court to hit into, but hits it back to his opponent. If you've watched enough Federer matches you'll know what I'm talking about.

Man, that is frustrating.
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
berdych tweets are pure cringe

also, watching british eurosport when murray is playing is ridiculous

it's like the only reason he's losing is cause he's bored
 

ktid

Rookie
Whenever Andy Murray's losing, the British Media make him Scottish again.

I know this is a cliche, most Scottish people say but it does happen. A BBC article on their website either yesterday or the day before on Andy Murray's 2014 made references to him being Scottish but one about British, not even British no.1.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Whenever Andy Murray's losing, the British Media make him Scottish again.

I know this is a cliche, most Scottish people say but it does happen. A BBC article on their website either yesterday or the day before on Andy Murray's 2014 made references to him being Scottish but one about British, not even British no.1.
I think some people make too much of this. Murray is both British and Scottish. It is not an insult to refer to him as either. Tim Henman was often described as English or an Englishman as well as British because he too was both. So what?

We often refer to Nadal as a Mallorcan (El Mallorquin) because he is from Mallorca as well as being from Spain. Again, so what?
 

HipRotation

Hall of Fame
I cringe whenever someone complains about British commentary while watching a stream of a British channel commenting on a British player. Why not watch your own country's channel?

I was in Germany watching tennis once and it was incredible the amount of air time they dedicate to Tommy Haas. I like him but really? :confused:

On a coincidental sidenote I watched a stream of British Eurosport when Kohlschreiber was playing and the German commentator was so loud that it was leaking very clearly into the British booth, there was a massive "NEEEEIN" when he messed up an overhead.
 

LazyNinja19

Banned
I thought it was more like 2003. Isn't that the year he was supposed to play RG for the first time and withdrew due to injury? :?
I think it was 2004. But it has happened consecutively every year, for the last 3 years.
Last time he played all 4 Slams was in 2011 :sad: (your favourite year;))
 
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