Which players give the most racquet claps?

TagUrIt

Professional
I watch more WTA than ATP, from my experience of watching, I noticed that some players habitually acknowledge their opponents good shots or making a good get. Can anyone add to the list of players (m/f) that show good sportsmanship with racquet claps?

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams
 

Luka888

Hall of Fame
Players, in general, do appreciate when they see a great shot. Nothing new. I've seen it many times.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
I've seen Djokovic do it a lot. Never seen it from Federer, Nadal or Murray.
I've seen Federer do it, but rarely.

Novak and Stan do it like 5 times pr match. Sometimes they even make sure the opponents sees it. Quite nice :)

Kyrgios seems genuine with his "too good", as well.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic and sometimes Stan do the applauding a shot thing

Federer does the almost regal racquet applause thing at the end of matches to the crowd
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
Djokovic does a good racquet clap. If a great shot he will drop his racquet and clap with both hands.
 
I watch more WTA than ATP, from my experience of watching, I noticed that some players habitually acknowledge their opponents good shots or making a good get. Can anyone add to the list of players (m/f) that show good sportsmanship with racquet claps?

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams
I would definetly say Angie Kerber and also Osaka.
 

vernonbc

Legend
I've seen Djokovic do it a lot. Never seen it from Federer, Nadal or Murray.
I'm surprised you would say that Mainad. You seem to watch a lot of tennis and are usually pretty unbiased. Having watched a ton of Rafa matches, he gives racquet claps pretty regularly. Difference is he does it fairly discretely so that his opponent can see it but doesn't raise his racquet above his head to make sure the crowd can see him like Djokovic does.

I can't put my finger on it, but something about Novak doing this has always rubbed me the wrong way. He does it so often that it doesn't feel genuine. Like he's impressed any time his opponent actually gets the best of him.

Maybe I'm just projecting.
You're not projecting. ;)
 

TagUrIt

Professional
Was just watching an old match of Julia Goerges and I forgot that she too is a player that acknowledges good shots from her opponents.
 

Tennease

Hall of Fame
Federer doesn't clap on his racquet during a match because the sweat can ruin the performance of the natural gut string.
 

TearTheRoofOff

Hall of Fame
Not really racket clappage but James Blake would vocalise praise for great shots, most memorably to Roger. 'You're too good' and 'that's a great shot' come to mind.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I'm surprised you would say that Mainad. You seem to watch a lot of tennis and are usually pretty unbiased. Having watched a ton of Rafa matches, he gives racquet claps pretty regularly. Difference is he does it fairly discretely so that his opponent can see it but doesn't raise his racquet above his head to make sure the crowd can see him like Djokovic does.
I'm not trying to be biased at all (witness that I included Murray in my comments) and not saying I am necessarily right in all cases. Just commenting on what I have personally observed when I've watched their matches.
 

Tennisgods

Hall of Fame
Don't remember this one? :)

He does these (mostly) half-hearted claps sometimes, although admittedly very rarely.
I think it means more because he does it so rarely. Djokovic gives them out like candy when he’s ahead in a match, but he’s more likely to destroy his racket if he’s losing...
 

Tennisgods

Hall of Fame
I can't put my finger on it, but something about Novak doing this has always rubbed me the wrong way. He does it so often that it doesn't feel genuine. Like he's impressed any time his opponent actually gets the best of him.

Maybe I'm just projecting.
Exactly how I see it.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
I think it means more because he does it so rarely. Djokovic gives them out like candy when he’s ahead in a match, but he’s more likely to destroy his racket if he’s losing...
I'm not sure it means that much because most of the time Federer's claps look a bit too unenthusiastic to truly convey high regard for a shot. I do agree about Djokovic on the count that even though he claps relatively often, those claps rarely show true appreciation of the opponents' shot. Seems more of a habit for him like when we say "sorry" without really being sorry. I definitely don't see him doing that as negative like some people do though.
 

Tennisgods

Hall of Fame
I'm not sure it means that much because most of the time Federer's claps look a bit too unenthusiastic to truly convey high regard for a shot. I do agree about Djokovic on the count that even though he claps relatively often, those claps rarely show true appreciation of the opponents' shot. Seems more of a habit for him like when we say "sorry" without really being sorry. I definitely don't see him doing that as negative like some people do though.
Yeah, but I don’t know if you can really be enthusiastic about a winner blazing past you when you’ve set up a point well! :) I couldn’t care less whether players applaud good shots or not, don’t think it tells us much either way really.
 
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