Which players give the most racquet claps?

TagUrIt

Professional
#1
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
 
#28
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.
 
#29
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
#30
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.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
#34
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.
 
#38
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.
 
#42
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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