Tommy Haas Misbehaving

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  1. heumy

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    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?
     
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  2. above bored

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  4. Zarfot Z

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

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    LMAO.

    By the way, did he win that match?
     
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  7. cc0509

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    He has always been a hothead on court.
     
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  8. PSNELKE

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

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

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    Was he practicing a soliloquy for a Shakespeare play? :)
     
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  11. Dedans Penthouse

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

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    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....
     
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  15. TennisLovaLova

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    made me think of this

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    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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  18. Mainad

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    Wasn't he supposed to "stop doing all this sh1t" at the end of this season?
     
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  19. Phoenix1983

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    Has the man retired yet?
     
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    "Absolut nichts!"
     
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    Tommy Haas can misbehave and I'd pay good money to watch it.
     
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  22. Phoenix1983

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    Oo er Missus...
     
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    He still hasn't retired even though he said he'd retire after the 2017 season. Maybe he wants to give 2018 a go.
     
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  24. captainbryce

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    You cannot be serious! Answer my question. The question jerk! You are an abortion! Look at him; tell me what the similarity is? Are you ****ing kidding me? I swear to god, I’m gonna take this ball and shove it down your throat. Stay in school kids!
     
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  25. Mainad

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    Lol...Schiavone has also changed her mind and Bartoli has just announced she's returning to the tour. This retirement business ain't easy is it (for some anyway)? ;)
     
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    Apparently leaving a well paid job to pursue normal life poses something of a challenge for many athletes these days.

    It tells you all you need to know about how connected to their bubble they are, if many are returning by citing personal challenge for the return, when exactly the opposite is the case.

    And then some people spend their days wondering why Federer is not retiring (apart from wishing that he did just to not see him make Nadal his favourite pigeon).

    :cool:
     
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  27. EdSWright

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    Why not? Why does playing sport excuse bad behaviour?

    If people behaved in real life like some do on court, they'd end up in an asylum.
     
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