beall420 said:What is the most un sportman, unsportwoman like behavior you have witnessed?
I would say Justine's infamous hand incident.
Sharapova's come-ons for opponents doublefaults and errors.
On the men's definitely Hewitts similiar behavior.
What about you guys?
Chrissie-fan said:By far not giving your opponent the credit he or she deserves after you've lost a match is the type of unsportsmanlike conduct that bothers me the most. As for trash talk before (but NOT after) a match,arguing line calls,come-ons and such,well,that's competition,ain't it? It's as much a mental game as a physical one. :smoke:
I didn't say it wasn't unsportsmanlike. I said it didn't bother me. :smoke:icequeen said:We know exactly where you are coming from. If you don't call that hand thing unsportsmanlike but condemn someone for not praising an opponent because she did not give her opponent credit for beating her then something is definitely wrong with you.
I really don't think Roddick should be commenting on how fast matches go by. :tape:beall420 said:Serena was serving to justine and justine raised her hand to signal for Serena to wait. Serena did not see and served the ball anyway. She must have noticed somewhere during her service motion justine hand and she faulted. This was a double fault and she lost the point. Serena asked the umpire to allow them to replay the point since justine ahd her hand up but justine when asked point blank by the ref denied having held her hand up. Serena went on to lose the match and cried and was very upset in the post match interview.
When they met later in the summer at wimbledon serena demolished justine in 40 minutes making her look like an ameuter. Roddick even commented on how he wanted to watch the match but he went to the bathroom and when he came out it was over.
For someone who wants to be on the side of virtue and tennis ettiquete, this statement is very contradictory. To say that a show of unsportsmanship behaviour which has some bearing on a match, doesn't bother you but not giving credit does, is warped thinking. You can't have it both ways, try and be consistent or you are just a plain hypocrit and even Jesus himself detests hypocrits.Chrissie-fan said:I didn't say it wasn't unsportsmanlike. I said it didn't bother me. :smoke: