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should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

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AJDE! Somebody must have an opinion?
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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

4-1 no so far. looks like i'm old fashioned considering it unsportsmanlike and quite frankly undignified. but i guess those 2 concepts aren't very in touch with the modern world
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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

i think at the very crunch of a match its 'ok' but the mary pierce of '05 was the best for me, a little fist-pump and beat on the chest and meaningful stare at the opponent. it says i know im fighting, you know im fighting, im putting my heart into it.

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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

Lots of players do it.

I think its fine on crucial points.

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4-1 no so far. looks like i'm old fashioned considering it unsportsmanlike and quite frankly undignified. but i guess those 2 concepts aren't very in touch with the modern world
Itīs a sign of weakness imho. The opposing player should have the right to shout profanities in return without a warning. Would make tennis a lot more fun. Imagine Ana screaming AJDE after an unforced error, Jankovic walks to the camera and says: You know she is sleeping with Radek and Martina told me a few things..sniff..sniff...to which Ana starts limping to her chair calling for an immediate medical timeout.
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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

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4-1 no so far. looks like i'm old fashioned considering it unsportsmanlike and quite frankly undignified. but i guess those 2 concepts aren't very in touch with the modern world
you mean that if you or your fave player play 3 set match and at match point at 10-9 in the TB your (your fave player) opponent make a DF you will not be happy and if you have a chance you`ll turn back the time and give him/her another opportunity ? Or you will be "celebrating your opponent's errors"

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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

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if you have a chance you`ll turn back the time and give him/her another opportunity ?
wtf??? where did i ever say anything about that?

there's a big difference between feeling good inside because you won the point and outwardly celebrating it. you have no cause to celebrate if it was an unforced error or double fault - it was none of your doing.
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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

I don't think so. It's annoying to see sometimes, but it's all part of the game. Tennis is not just a physical game, as we know.
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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

Henin was the queen at that game!

I've seen her fist-pumping after a DF...

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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

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Henin was the queen at that game!

I've seen her fist-pumping after a DF...
it's kind of like when someone you dislike falls over, you inside are pissing yourself, but outwardly you show compassion, thats how it should be on court. henin was realy annoying with her allez.

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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

I don't think the rulebook needs to be rewritten only because of Ivanovic. Sure, it's an eyesore, but you can't just erase such childlike behavior. It requires years of maturing. Or, she has to consciously suppress the urge to celebrate her opponent's errors, which would end dramatically like Seles at Wimbledon '92.

Also, you would have to draw the line somewhere. When is it inappropriate to celebrate? What about very long rallies that end in an error? Or very important points that end in an error?

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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

What about players who argue with the umpire?
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What about players who argue with the umpire?
Or,laughing in your opponents face,when she badly choke in match.
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Re: should celebrating your opponent's errors be an unsportsmanlike conduct offence?

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you have no cause to celebrate if it was an unforced error or double fault - it was none of your doing.
It's none of your doing that your opponent felt pressured to go for a shot they couldn't make? I think celebrating after a double fault is one thing if it's mid-game, another if it seals a set, a big break, or the match. And the players recognize this, too. I also think there are degrees of unforced errors. Like, when a player tries for WAAAY too much out of desparation vs. miss-hits the ball. Differences. There's no way you can blanket each situation in some over-arching rule.
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