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Andy.
Jan 10th, 2013, 09:37 AM
I was watching a match the other day (cant remember which one) and the victor won really easily something like 6/0 6/1. It got me thinking.....what do you guys say to your opponent during the post match handshake after such an easy win? Its not like you can say good match or good try. I know I find it really awkward. Maybe you say nothing?

Sammo
Jan 10th, 2013, 09:43 AM
I always say well played, no matter what the score was :lol:

Lord Sneeze
Jan 10th, 2013, 10:34 AM
Thanks good luck next week

Yoncé
Jan 10th, 2013, 10:53 AM
"You did the best you could today and hopefully next time you'll do a little better"

doomsday
Jan 10th, 2013, 10:57 AM
You tried girl.:lol:


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Yoncé
Jan 10th, 2013, 11:01 AM
One time after a guy beat me like 6-4 6-1 he said he had never played so badly :tears:

Justin SW
Jan 10th, 2013, 12:23 PM
If I lose I'm like...sorry for being that bad and not providing you with decent match practice.

If I win...well played, sorry for inner channeling Serena on some of those come ons. Hope u don't mind (unlike Sloane).

Yoncé
Jan 10th, 2013, 01:07 PM
If I lose I'm like...sorry for being that bad and not providing you with decent match practice.

If I win...well played, sorry for inner channeling Serena on some of those come ons. Hope u don't mind (unlike Sloane).

:crying2:

nazzac
Jan 10th, 2013, 02:28 PM
When i lose "Well played mate, you were just too good"

When i win "Well played mate, dopn't let a loss bring you down. Your good"

Followed by a 5 minute chat about the match :lol:

Petkorazzi
Jan 10th, 2013, 07:23 PM
If I win, i don't really say anything TBH. :lol: If I lose, i just say congrats :shrug:

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 11th, 2013, 05:39 AM
"You sucked. I hope you don't see a future in tennis"!!

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2013, 09:51 AM
Well this thread is now incredibly appropriate.

The Bulldog
Jan 15th, 2013, 07:56 PM
Not that I win that comfortably very often, but no matter what, I'm usually pretty friendly at the net and not at all patronising in this situation.

Something like, "Good try, fortune certainly favoured me today. Perhaps next time it will favour you and things could be different."

SilverSlam
Jan 17th, 2013, 02:44 PM
Depends. I try and hi-5 people when they look really upset so they know I'm more talented and a cooler/better person than them too :oh:

I'm kidding but I do prefer hi-5s instead of handshakes, aint nobody want other peoples sweaty hands all over you. Normally I'll accompany it with a good game.

Once I played someone who always beat me in a club competition, and after winning a close match where he was shouting COME ON and stuff I was about to shake his hand and just shouted COME ON and turned around and walked off :crying2: People watching laughed too.

EDIT: I should tell you the scorelines with this guy. I'd lost 6-1 6-1, 6-0 6-3, 7-6(3) 7-5 (he was injured and could barely run) and 6-2 6-0. I beat him 5-7 6-2 6-4 (it was 4-4 in the final set too).

charmedRic
Jan 17th, 2013, 03:15 PM
Fist bump if it's a dude.
Hi-5 if it's a lady.

...I usually say nice match, or great game. Mostly 'cus even when I have a solid or comfortable win there were enough competitive points that it doesn't sound like I'm being an ass. On the flip side, even on my worst losses (0's and 1's) I've always fought till the end so saying nice match is still applicable.

Sammo
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Depends. I try and hi-5 people when they look really upset so they know I'm more talented and a cooler/better person than them too :oh:

I'm kidding but I do prefer hi-5s instead of handshakes, aint nobody want other peoples sweaty hands all over you. Normally I'll accompany it with a good game.

Once I played someone who always beat me in a club competition, and after winning a close match where he was shouting COME ON and stuff I was about to shake his hand and just shouted COME ON and turned around and walked off :crying2: People watching laughed too.

EDIT: I should tell you the scorelines with this guy. I'd lost 6-1 6-1, 6-0 6-3, 7-6(3) 7-5 (he was injured and could barely run) and 6-2 6-0. I beat him 5-7 6-2 6-4 (it was 4-4 in the final set too).

Fist bump if it's a dude.
Hi-5 if it's a lady.

...I usually say nice match, or great game. Mostly 'cus even when I have a solid or comfortable win there were enough competitive points that it doesn't sound like I'm being an ass. On the flip side, even on my worst losses (0's and 1's) I've always fought till the end so saying nice match is still applicable.

I don't really get the hi-5 thing with the opponent after a match, never seen a player do that

charmedRic
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:45 PM
it's mostly because it is less contact time than a "normal" handshake ... after I've been handling dirty balls (:spit:) and sweating for a couple hours ... shaking hands with someone doesn't sound super hygienic.

Serena = GOAT
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:15 PM
Ha, I actually always used to say ''Well played'', but I changed it years ago for that reason. Who am I to determine if my opponent played well? And of course, sometimes I know he didn't play well and it's just a lie.

Now I just say ''Thanks for playing'', no matter what the score was.

Mashabator
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:09 AM
If i ruin them then i dont say anything, just shake their hand. If it was close and i win i say good match. If i lose i say nothing and just shake their hand.

GOATdin0931
Jan 19th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Well I don't get many but the closest win I've had in a while is 6-1 6-4 :tape:

It really should have been lie 6-0 6-2 cause it was an alternate :facepalm:

I was just like good match, better luck next time kid. :p :shrug:

Grigorpova
Jan 20th, 2013, 09:11 AM
I just shake their hand, one time though a kid got pissed cos I called a fault on a serve that was WAY out and I ended up winning that game and losing 6-1.. at the net I was like 'sorry about that but the serve was really out' and he was like 'ha, oh yeah..' all sarcastic and like he was way better, it got me infuriated and the next time I play him he is going down.

Lachy
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:48 PM
I just say thanks, win or lose.

Yoncé
Jan 20th, 2013, 01:53 PM
If I lose I don't even make eye contact.

Lachy
Jan 20th, 2013, 01:57 PM
If I lose I don't even make eye contact.

Pojd :hysteric:

procarvalho
Jan 20th, 2013, 04:32 PM
I said thanks


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Yoncé
Jan 23rd, 2013, 08:34 AM
Pojd :hysteric:

I don't even use it that much :unsure::sobbing: Kman would be a personal favourite :oh:

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:06 AM
Hadi bitch.

Mattographer
Jan 23rd, 2013, 01:20 PM
I just say thanks, win or lose.
Same.

Silas
Jan 28th, 2013, 03:21 AM
Win or lose, i just say "good match"

aussiesharapova
Jan 28th, 2013, 10:47 AM
If I lose I don't even make eye contact.
me, if i lose really badly.

i always say "good game" no matter the score. :shrug:

Medina
Jan 28th, 2013, 10:48 AM
I usually say good game good luck next round if i'm the loser


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FORZA SARITA
Jan 28th, 2013, 05:26 PM
i wanted to read some "bye bitch" :sobbing:

VeeJJ
Jan 30th, 2013, 05:32 AM
I always say "Thanks, great match" regardless of the outcome.

Andy.
Jan 30th, 2013, 06:56 AM
If I win easily: I dont say anything. People dont want to hear great match or well player or even good try after a beat down. I just give them that half smile you make during acquired situations.

If I lose easily: Well played

If I win normally: Well played or good match.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 30th, 2013, 01:00 PM
I say nice match and i'll usually say something to make them feel better about the loss. :) God knows we've all had days when nothing goes right on the court :p

kittyking
Jan 31st, 2013, 07:58 AM
I'm top... and you're bottom :p

Kipling
Jan 31st, 2013, 07:41 PM
"Don't give up your day job."

Territory
Feb 1st, 2013, 02:47 AM
:lol: at some of these responses. I wouldn't say 'well played' or 'good game'. I go for: 'bad luck' and/or 'thanks for the game'.

I seem to be the only one who would say 'bad luck'. Am I weird? :lol: