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Old 09-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #21
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Andy Roddick should have been given a verbal abuse warning last night. I like Andy, but his reaction to the foot fault call was immature and went on too long. The call was correct. She explained it wrong. And I understand that was what Andy didn't like. But again, he went on and on. And she was right. He DID foot fault. I think she said the right foot because the foot was to her right. Even if the call was false his reaction and continuing to complain and demean a woman who was doing her job, and being allowed by the chair umpire to continue doing so, was inexcusable. Moreover, the foot fault is not why he lost. He lost because Tipsarevic was kicking his behind.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:50 AM   #22
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Paula Creamer is on her way to the Open today. Hope they interview her. They often interview celebrities and other sportspeople at the Open.

"I love New York. So glad to be here in the city. Going to watch a lot of tennis this weekend! Going to the open now." --Paula, from Facebook

Yes, I admit it, I follow Paula on Facebook. Actually, I follow a lot of players on FB. Yani, Paula, Wiesy, etc. The Seoul Sister ones tend to be set up as friend pages so I can't really follow Ji Yai Shin or some others. Yani, Paula and Michelle set theirs up as fan pages where you don't have to be a personal friend to follow them.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:01 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Chigger
What a sick between-the-legs shot by Federer:

YouTube - Roger Federer Hits Another Tweener Between The Legs Shot - US Open 2010 - 1st Round

I love his opponent's reaction. What else are you gonna do? :)

- JimmyConnorsFanBert :)
They asked Novak Djokovic (my favorite on the men's side) if he had the Federer tweener shot in his arsenal...this was his answer...

YouTube - Novak Djokovic "tweener shot" comment at US Open 9-2-2010

...those two in the stands at the end are his mom and dad!
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:21 AM   #24
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There was a fight at last night's Djokovic match. It actually delayed the match momentarily, with both players looking up into the stands to see what was going on. Since we live in a world where everybody has a camera, fans have captured the fight in the stands on film.

As a note, this video has foul language and a fight. So don't click on it if you can't take that. That is why I didn't embed it here, I just put the link.

Also, this video doesn't show it, but another does, this guy was verbally provoking the fans around him. I'm not saying it's right for the woman to slap him, or the older guy to confront him, but I thought I'd add it, since this video makes it look like people were teaming up on him for nothing. There is a reason the other fans were all against him.

YouTube - A fight broke out between spectators at US Open Arthur Ashe Stadium
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:53 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by bangkokbobby View Post
There was a fight at last night's Djokovic match. It actually delayed the match momentarily, with both players looking up into the stands to see what was going on. Since we live in a world where everybody has a camera, fans have captured the fight in the stands on film.

As a note, this video has foul language and a fight. So don't click on it if you can't take that. That is why I didn't embed it here, I just put the link.

Also, this video doesn't show it, but another does, this guy was verbally provoking the fans around him. I'm not saying it's right for the woman to slap him, or the older guy to confront him, but I thought I'd add it, since this video makes it look like people were teaming up on him for nothing. There is a reason the other fans were all against him.

YouTube - A fight broke out between spectators at US Open Arthur Ashe Stadium
I had to put this on my face book wall. I wonder what is the real truth?
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:00 AM   #26
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I had to put this on my face book wall. I wonder what is the real truth?
Good question. This was crazy. You know, I don't normally associate something like this with a tennis match...I don't know if heavy quantities of alcohol had anything to do with this...but have any of you ever seen a fan escorted off the premises at a golf tournament?

For unruly behavior, that is...not for taking pictures or cell phone or something...
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Speaking of which, I have heard a lot of people say they prefer to stay home and watch a football game (where this sort of thing happens a lot) rather than take their family to the stadium. Just too much volatile behavior and foul language in the stands.
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A little more info on the altercation:

from: Video: Fight in upper deck interrupts U.S. Open match - Busted Racquet - Tennis - Yahoo! Sports

The New York Times reports that the altercation started pretty much as you'd expect: with the younger guy being loud, crude and obnoxious. No mention of alcohol was made in the Times piece, but it's not a huge leap to make. We've all seen those sorts of fans at games before.

As the story goes, the younger man was cursing and the woman told him to stop. Witnesses said he said something along the lines of "why don't you hit me if you don't like it" and, to his amazement, the woman did. (That's not in the clip above, but is shown in the clip at the bottom of this post). This video starts immediately after the initial hit, which is shown in the AP photo at the top of this post.

Djokovic was asked about the fight after his straight set win. "It was far away from the court; we couldn't really see what was going on," he said. "I hope it was no Serbian up there."

All three participants were taken into custody but were released later that night with trespass warnings. They are not allowed to return to the U.S. Open for a specific period of time.
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By the way, if you are watching the Open on TV and they switch away from a player or match you like to show another match, you can watch full matches live and on replay on ESPN 3: Watch Live Streaming Sports Online - ESPN3

...I like watching full Clijsters matches, but the coverage on TV tends to jump from match to match early in the tournament...
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Originally Posted by bangkokbobby View Post


A little more info on the altercation:

from: Video: Fight in upper deck interrupts U.S. Open match - Busted Racquet - Tennis - Yahoo! Sports

The New York Times reports that the altercation started pretty much as you'd expect: with the younger guy being loud, crude and obnoxious. No mention of alcohol was made in the Times piece, but it's not a huge leap to make. We've all seen those sorts of fans at games before.

As the story goes, the younger man was cursing and the woman told him to stop. Witnesses said he said something along the lines of "why don't you hit me if you don't like it" and, to his amazement, the woman did. (That's not in the clip above, but is shown in the clip at the bottom of this post). This video starts immediately after the initial hit, which is shown in the AP photo at the top of this post.

Djokovic was asked about the fight after his straight set win. "It was far away from the court; we couldn't really see what was going on," he said. "I hope it was no Serbian up there."

All three participants were taken into custody but were released later that night with trespass warnings. They are not allowed to return to the U.S. Open for a specific period of time.
Sounds like he started it. They tried to take matters in their hands which we
know is a NO,NO.
Look at the Asian fellow didn't seem to excited just sitting looking.
Have to see some humor in this kinda crap.
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