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Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

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I guess he/she's never seen Nadal play. They wait a lot longer for him at the net while he lines up his drink bottles .
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Nah - it's a random anon feedback/reply to "letters to the editor" section of a UAE based daily rag >>> http://www.thenational.ae/thenationa...our-wears-thin
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He must have a sad and isolated life if that annoys him.
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What complete bullshit.

Like someone said, Rafa has a ridiculous setup routine. Djokovic routinely quick serves his opponents with his inconsistent bounces. Federer gives a disdainful glance every time someone dares to challenge in his presence. And Murray bitches around the court like a petulant child. Write some shit about their attitude, and then we'll talk.

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The "Going through the service motion" is a long time Serena special that queen Vic seems to have picked up.

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The "Going through the service motion" is a long time Serena special that queen Vic seems to have picked up.
The difference is that Serena's service motion is an intimidating reminder intended to get in the head of the opponent. If Vika does her motion at the coin toss, any competent returner should smile or start salivating at the prospect of crushing some of her second serves.

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Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

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Nah - it's a random anon feedback/reply to "letters to the editor" section of a UAE based daily rag >>> http://www.thenational.ae/thenationa...our-wears-thin
Exactly. So the question is:

Why the bold-faced lying by the OP?

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Azarenka's antics are wearing thin

I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).

In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?

When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.

Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?

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