Tsitsipas racket smash, catches his dad on the arm...

Jonesy

Professional
I think only young Nadal didn't destroy his equipment when things got tough. I wonder why such behaviour is the norm in this sport. The kids watching this at home are bound to do the same when their time comes.
 

NEW_BORN

Hall of Fame
I'm a big fan of his game, but having said that his recent string of questionable behaviour has turned me off a bit.
It's time his dad acted like a "father", by sendng him to his room for a timeout after this latest episode of "domestic violence".
 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
I’ve always thought he was a brat, he acted it the entire summer hardcourt swing last year. He’s just way too competitive and it spills into raw aggression. All the young guys are plagued with mental problems on the court. Only Medvedev’s actually changed it, and he’s the most successful of the lot.
 

ANDYbhGENIUS

Professional
apostolos needs to go, like a leach feeding off his son. Driving him mad. His behaviour after the incident was pathetic, as was his wifeś berating stef in public,,, Mouratoglou needs to take over,
 

Rogfan

Professional
This should have been a straight DQ. His dad’s arm was bleeding! Years ago didn’t someone kick a box at the feet of a line person and injury his leg, got disqualified straight away? Just because it was his dad doesn’t make the behaviour any excusable
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
Yikes. It's highly disappointing to see that from someone like Stef. He's becoming an ambassador of his generation (along with Medvedev) and that will not reflect well on his character. Let's hope that never happens again.
Disappointing but not surprising at all. I like Tsits' game but he's a huge *****.
 
very true about all the comments about r***** stef
I’ve always thought he was a brat, he acted it the entire summer hardcourt swing last year. He’s just way too competitive and it spills into raw aggression. All the young guys are plagued with mental problems on the court. Only Medvedev’s actually changed it, and he’s the most successful of the lot.
 

chola800

Rookie
This should have been a straight DQ. His dad’s arm was bleeding! Years ago didn’t someone kick a box at the feet of a line person and injury his leg, got disqualified straight away? Just because it was his dad doesn’t make the behaviour any excusable
nalbandian, line person was a complete wuss and a drama queen about it, it was clearly an accidenty and he was very apologetic unless tsittypuss here
 

reaper

Legend
This should have been a straight DQ. His dad’s arm was bleeding! Years ago didn’t someone kick a box at the feet of a line person and injury his leg, got disqualified straight away? Just because it was his dad doesn’t make the behaviour any excusable
It does seem some players have become literally blind with rage. A couple of years ago Shapovalov managed to slam a ball like an exocet missile into the umpire's eye, and now we have Tantypants Tsitsipas oblivious to the fact he's belting his own father with his racquet. Players should have enough self awareness not to fly into a psychotic rage because they're losing at tennis....and if they can't manage that then DQ is the right option.
 

blablavla

Hall of Fame
I think only young Nadal didn't destroy his equipment when things got tough. I wonder why such behaviour is the norm in this sport. The kids watching this at home are bound to do the same when their time comes.
cause it's an easy way to let the steam out?
a bit expensive for mere mortals, but Stefanos probably won't feel the bill these days.
quite sure that he gets enough frames from Wilson, and if he will be fined, it's still peanuts compared to prize money + endorsements he earns.
 

Searah

Semi-Pro
would of been disqualified had it not been his own circle.

if was a lines judge then disqualified most likely.
 

badteeth

Rookie
Always the way with these people talking about how 'enlightened' 'spiritual' 'philosophical' they are... 99% they turn out to be psychos
 
I wonder why such behaviour is the norm in this sport.
Because up and coming juniors are fawned over by the adults creating spoiled brats have no real-world boundaries. **** remarks in the presser were disgusting--he had NO empathy and displayed true narcissism saying that he was over it and moving on--hope his mom takes his sticks away and makes him get a real job at a carwash until he learns to behave like a human being.
 
He didn't mean to hit him why do you care lol? Not any worse than a regular racquet smash
Your usual BS troll post--IT WAS MUCH WORSE THEN A REGULAR RACQUET SMASH!!!!--and I'll explain it to you right here--he was totally OUT OF CONTROL!!!--with the force he used, he could have KILLED someone!!!--does that clarify it for you resident troll? Now try to think of something intelligent to say next time you take up valuababble bandwidth on the interwevbs.
 
Your usual BS troll post--IT WAS MUCH WORSE THEN A REGULAR RACQUET SMASH!!!!--and I'll explain it to you right here--he was totally OUT OF CONTROL!!!--with the force he used, he could have KILLED someone!!!--does that clarify it for you resident troll? Now try to think of something intelligent to say next time you take up valuababble bandwidth on the interwevbs.
Any player can kill someone when they smash a racquet. Ever seen a player look around and make sure no ball boy is behind them or near them before they smash a racquet? Every play IS OTU OF FCORNTROL when they smash a racquet.
 
Ever seen a player look around and make sure no ball boy is behind them or near them before they smash a racquet?
YES! Resident troll--all the time--YOU need to be more observant! Isn't it past your bed-time? You--or I should say I can smash a racquet and still be in control--take some meditation classes--Read your Eckhart Tolle.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I agree. As much as I like Tsitsipas, his antics have been irking me quite a bit. It is actually nicer to see guys like FAA whose conduct is more becoming of a representative of a global sport. I am beginning to get disappointed in Tsits :confused:
Welcome to the party even though it took you a while, I figured him out like 2 years ago.

Tho I still have faith in Kyrgios.
 
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thrust

Hall of Fame
I think only young Nadal didn't destroy his equipment when things got tough. I wonder why such behaviour is the norm in this sport. The kids watching this at home are bound to do the same when their time comes.
If players were defaulted for racket smashing, even without hitting someone, this nonsense would stop. Time for Stefanos to grow up! I do like his game though.
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
Because up and coming juniors are fawned over by the adults creating spoiled brats have no real-world boundaries. **** remarks in the presser were disgusting--he had NO empathy and displayed true narcissism saying that he was over it and moving on--hope his mom takes his sticks away and makes him get a real job at a carwash until he learns to behave like a human being.
True, and well put.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Stop bragging :sneaky:. I still hold some hope for Tsitsi. He plays a very exciting brand of tennis. I like Kyrgios too. He is refreshing.
You can't cheat who you really are. I was one of the first who entered the ABZ club too. One or two outburts and that's it for me.

Kyrgios is interesting at least. And I think that he's a softie trying to hide that behind his tough guy acting.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
This is actually even worse. He brushes it off as an accident rather than saying that his behaviour was bad. Not good tsitsi. You are losing fans this way (n)
Yes, he was not even a bit apologetic. That's just the way he is, I guess. He has moved on from shoesgate to take the "villain" title from Medvedev - who's now appeared to be the most promising of the lot.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
It does seem some players have become literally blind with rage. A couple of years ago Shapovalov managed to slam a ball like an exocet missile into the umpire's eye, and now we have Tantypants Tsitsipas oblivious to the fact he's belting his own father with his racquet. Players should have enough self awareness not to fly into a psychotic rage because they're losing at tennis....and if they can't manage that then DQ is the right option.
Exocet? Had to Google it. Nothing like TW to make you increase your vocabulary. ;)
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
Here is an idea, if a player slams a racquet and breaks it, don’t let them replace it, make them play out the current or next game with it, that would put an end to the ludicrous behavior.
I like this idea, but it has to be the NEXT game or they're just going to time the abuse after the last point of a game. ;)

Then there is the end of the match. Make them play the first game of the next match with a broken racket!
 

Born_to_slice

Hall of Fame
It's an awful look for him but dad should have been long gone from his box. Him sitting on the bench of Greek team, that's just crazy.
 
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