Usually just say a few things under my breath like 'why?', or Come on Josh'. Mostly just gesture what I should have done i.e point dtl when I went cc or motion for myself to get up of the ground when serving.
Sometimes when I hit a really good shot like anyone else, I fist pump & may even say "Yes!". To get myself pumped up I'll usually say, "Come on Ben, let's go". And if I hit a poor shot or do something I'm not happy with, I will say things like for example, "Damnit" & "Stay balanced on the shot".
I'm a guy, so no Sharapova grunts from me. I do sometimes grunt if I'm running a lot for a point(But I usually don't even bother,) but it's just a low growl. Fistpump very rarely, nothing big or obnoxious. And I guess you could say I do #4, I don't show any emotion and LOOK somewhat calm. It's usually just because I'm thinking about what I'm going to eat later, or about what I'm going to do later that night, etc. I always did want to give a Pova death stare.
I do the Maria thing. After points, back to my opponent, encourage myself, test my racket tensions with my wrist, and then zip up to the baseline with synchronized "come on, you can do this" head bobs.
Im pretty emotional. If Im playing shit I curse myself, I give myself on court coaching lessons 'you're too late on your forehand' 'move your feet', 'you're too close to the ball' etc etc..I generally only shout a COME ON if I hit a great shot on an important point...
Im very fair on line calls, but if I feel my opponent has cheated me off 2 or 3 obvious line calls, im not against deliberately calling one in my favour - fight fire with fire etc...
Of even more significance, there's this little gap in Graf's resume the size of the hole in the ozone layer: It's called Monica Seles. Was Graf the best female player of all time? She wasn't even the best in the heart of her career.
- Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated 27/8/01
I'm like Zvonareva or Safina on emotional steroids.
If I'm playing well, then it's only a matter of time before I realize I'm playing well and I started hitting tons of errors and my game basically falls to bits and pieces. From that point on it's a real pleasure to watch me scream, curse and hit myself, slam my racket, look like I'm about to cry, yell at my invisible coach and question why the hell I play the game. But I always wind up having lots of fun.
LordRena Jameka Williams
5 Time Australian Open Champion