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Re: Ben Rothenberg Blocks Sloane Stephens’ Coach Sven Groeneveld On Twitter

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Why is this on GM? I get that Sven is Sloane's coach, but this literally has nothing to do with women's tennis.
This.
I mean I’m analizing this thread: So a tennis journalist has blocked a tennis coach in twitter. And this is thread worthy because?

What’s next? Opening a thread because some random player made a comment on other player’s Instagram?? Oh wait.
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Rothenberg and Nguyen are so messy. They want to be seen as professional but usually act like internet trolls. And he should grow a thicker skin. He and Nguyen attack players often (or did). If they can dish it out they should be able to take it.


Also if you watched the match between Djokovic and Goffin it was obviously a combination of Djokovic raising his level and Goffin mentally imploding. Goffin also doesn't have a history of tanking the way Tomic does. He just gets way to down when he plays the big 3.
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Not that I support Rothenberg in general, but he got a point here. Goffin barely tried after he was broken back in the 1st set.
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Ben is a snowflake sjw who tries too hard

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Surely Rothenberg can ban whoever he wants on his twitter regardless of how stupid his own tweet was?
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Re: Ben Rothenberg Blocks Sloane Stephens’ Coach Sven Groeneveld On Twitter

Ben's tweet was dumb but Groenveld responding with a "Stick to the Eurovision" tweet was mean spirited and childish. Ben was entitled to block him if he sees fit. Both things can be true.
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Rothenberg and Nguyen are so messy. They want to be seen as professional but usually act like internet trolls. And he should grow a thicker skin. He and Nguyen attack players often (or did). If they can dish it out they should be able to take it.


Also if you watched the match between Djokovic and Goffin it was obviously a combination of Djokovic raising his level and Goffin mentally imploding. Goffin also doesn't have a history of tanking the way Tomic does. He just gets way to down when he plays the big 3.
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Homophobic? So only gays watch eurovision? You learn something new everyday.
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Re: Ben Rothenberg Blocks Sloane Stephens’ Coach Sven Groeneveld On Twitter

The baiting - putting Sloane's name in the title when she's not involved
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Rothenberg and Nguyen are so messy. They want to be seen as professional but usually act like internet trolls. And he should grow a thicker skin. He and Nguyen attack players often (or did). If they can dish it out they should be able to take it.
Thank you. They remind me of 2 ruffled chickens sitting on the perch and quacking around
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Re: Ben Rothenberg Blocks Sloane Stephens’ Coach Sven Groeneveld On Twitter

Sven acting like a child.

This was not an offensive tweet by Ben. Just disagree if you must, and keep it moving.
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Re: Ben Rothenberg Blocks Sloane Stephens’ Coach Sven Groeneveld On Twitter

I don't understand how Ben's editors allow him to continue his quest to be Chief Hot Take Artist for tennis. You'd think the New York Times of all outlets would ask him to stop.

That said, I don't see why he shouldn't be able to block whoever he wants to. It could get in the way of his reporting, but it's his decision.

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