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... are no repercussions.” Here are some of the biggest meltdowns of male tennis players and the fines (and, sometimes, the lack thereof) that were imposed. ..... McEnroe was infamous for his massive outbursts throughout his career. One of the largest  - - -
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Some of the aforementioned epic meltdowns were met with penalties and disqualifications, but Williams pointed out on Saturday ― both to the umpire during the heat of the moment and afterward to reporters ― that tennis officials have a track record of  - -
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John McEnroe McEnroe used the phrase for the title of his autobiography. Jimmy Connors. Tom Gullikson. Jeff Tarango had a meltdown after a disputed ace call at Wimbledon in 1995. Which of these is not true of the incident? He told the fans to "shut up".
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It uses the tennis writing of the film critic Serge Daney as one source of insight and the claim that Mr. McEnroe was Tom Hulce's inspiration to play Mozart as a bratty prodigy in “Amadeus” as another. One of Mr. McEnroe's on-court meltdowns gets
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As if to prolong the Robert De Niro motif, a McEnroe meltdown is naughtily overlaid with an audio clip from “Raging Bull” (1980)—Jake LaMotta asking his brother, “You fuck my wife?” Sadly, there is no mention of McEnroe's scarlet sweatband, which, in
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John McEnroe was no stranger to the on-court meltdown, most famously at Wimbledon in 1981. Following this latest incident, tennis legend Billie Jean King supported Serena's claims with this tweet: “When a woman is emotional, she's 'hysterical' and she  - - -
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Following the furore over Serena Williams' huge meltdown in the US Open, we take a look at the 10 best (or worst) dummy spits in tennis history.
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Williams' rant at Ramos is far from the first at a tennis major. During the first round of Wimbledon in 1981, McEnroe became enraged by umpire Edward James' decision to call his serve out. "Excuse me?", began McEnroe, who went on to utter the immortal ...
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But you haven't seen the new generation, which seems to have taken a time machine back to the pouting, wailing, cursing bad old days of talented brats like John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. And it should make the US Open, which begins ... “But if you
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I also know that tennis players are some of the loudest, whiniest, temper tantrum-throwing prima donnas in professional sports. John McEnroe was famous for his meltdowns; he's built a post-tennis career on playing off that personality, but he wasn't
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Julian Faraut's “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” is a peculiar yet fascinating documentary about the American tennis bad boy of the 1980s, but it's also about personal obsessions, both on the court and behind the cameras. Faraut discovered
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Surely Reynolds isn't serious when he writes: “Imagine John McEnroe at his worst, add some tears, multiply it by 10 or so, and you're in the ballpark.” There is no comparison to all the outrageous antics McEnroe got away with. I watched ... And to
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When she challenged an umpire's call, it was a "meltdown" and a "tantrum". When so-called "bad boys of tennis" like John McEnroe or Nick Kyrgios did it, it was seen as entertainment value. Kyrgios has had so many "meltdowns" when you Google him you get ...
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The chair umpire who gave Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios a pep talk at the US Open has been suspended for two weeks without pay over the incident. Swedish umpire Mohamed Lahyani caused a stir with the intervention, which saw Kyrgios rally from a ...
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Still, it's easy to understand why those who only casually follow tennis won't find the Davis Cup changes, or Djokovic, or Osaka, nearly as interesting a story as Williams and her meltdown. People who don't watch the NFL have an opinion on Colin