What are some quirks you notice about pro players

steenkash

Hall of Fame
I dont just mean playing style

Obvious ones Nadal - adjusting shorts, Novak - Sarcastic head nod, Murray - that thing where he reaches for his back, Federer adjusting his hair
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I watch more WTA than ATP, so my observations are from the WTA players.

Osaka does a little dancing on her tip toes and slaps her left thigh. On almost every serve she holds the ball up to her opponent on her serve, almost to indicate new balls.

Jo Konta, bounces the ball three times with very elongated bounces on her serve

Azarenka used to sound like an owl when she hit the ball, she has since stopped doing that.

Kenin struts and stomps around the court when she walks.

Coco Gauff says "come on" after almost every shot

Errani and Sorribes-Tormo both say "Eh" when the hit the ball. I think it's a Spain thing

Kvitova gives a stadium shaking roar after winning a big point

Halep seems to have grunts that last until the ball is well on her opponent's side of the net

Ons Jabeur yells Vamos even though she's Tunisian

Yep, big WTA fan!:giggle:
 
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PETEhammer

Guest
The Sampras serve foot-lift. I honestly have no idea why he/how he did it. Everytime I tried my shin just hurt lol
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
I've noticed when Nadal is losing a match, time speeds up for everyone in the universe apart from him. For him it's 25 seconds but for everyone else it's 40seconds. Clearly some magical quirk in play, no?
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
I've noticed when Nadal is losing a match, time speeds up for everyone in the universe apart from him. For him it's 25 seconds but for everyone else it's 40seconds. Clearly some magical quirk in play, no?
Yes, Rafa doesn't exceed the 25-second limit between points (the serve clock has been in operation since 2018 ), only you are imagining that it's 40 seconds.
 

guga_fan

New User
The hair adjustment by Federer really is the one that I remember the most. It's a go-to gesture when impersonating him.
 

Arak

Professional
Yes, Rafa doesn't exceed the 25-second limit between points (the serve clock has been in operation since 2018 ), only you are imagining that it's 40 seconds.
It’s categorically forbidden for TV cameras to show the serve clock when Nadal exceeds 25 seconds on his serve. It must be written in his participation contract.
 
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