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1 Karolina Pliskova spurned an umpire's handshake after a contentious upset loss, instead choosing to angrily smash her racquet against the umpire's chair. It was a classic tennis tantrum but not quite good enough to make our list of the 16 best
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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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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 the world's oldest tennis tournament, it is understandable that a few of the sport's most famous outbursts, tantrums and full-blown player meltdowns have happened on the lawns at the Wimbledon Championships. From John McEnroe to Jeff Tarango ...
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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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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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Nobody could blame the actor for not being able to swing a tennis racquet like McEnroe, but could the hair and makeup department not have devised a better wig, as opposed to the springy clump of curls with which poor LaBeouf was topped? I kept wanting
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The 94-minute film obsesses with the two key aspects of tennis — form and psychology — with McEnroe as the sole focus. He's isolated in almost every shot — his opponent rendered invisible as if the match was entirely dependent on the movement
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Many people, looking at Serena Williams's actions during the US Open women's final last week, remembered of John McEnroe who often argued with umpires during his career. Speaking on ESPN, McEnroe backed Serena, who called the chair umpire ... - - -
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Then, of course, there are the celebrated meltdowns. An angry McEnroe was happy to argue with the poor chair umpire for several minutes, relenting only when ordered to play and resembling the kid who wanted his Maypo, a boy about to cry. Faraut tinkers ...
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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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Following a screening of the documentary Strokes pf Genius, tennis icons and multiple Grand Slam champions John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova were at Deadline's Awardsline Screening Series to speak to a packed house about the significance of the ...
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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 Monday at Arthur ...
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My one quibble on the accuracy front: While no one would argue that McEnroe didn't have a rich history of on-court squabbles, bitchy meltdowns, and temper tantrums, the thumbnail sketch we're given of his playing leading up to the confrontation with
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Having witnessed Djokovic in meltdown the previous evening during and after his shock loss to the world No 72, Marco Cecchinato, in the quarter-finals here, McEnroe reckons the Serb is struggling. “I think it's more mental than physical – but I don't