Feder curses at umpire

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    Sep 15, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    Should he have been fined? Should he have lost a point? What?

    I guess the gentleman's game is no longer that gentlemanly, huh?
  • TexanMan82

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    Sep 15, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    Because tennis players have NEVER cursed at umpires before...
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    Sep 15, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    Yep. Will he no.
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidBecause tennis players have NEVER cursed at umpires before...


    of course they have. but should there not be some sort of penalty for it?

    and isn't there a double standard?
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    First - saying "I don't give a sh*t" isn't "cursing at", just cursing. walking over to a line judge, shaking your racket at, and saying "I'm going to shove this f*ing ball down your f*ing throat" is "cursing at".

    Fact aside, No double standard. Serena's fines came after first being warning during the same match for breaking her racket after losing the first set and THEN getting a second conduct violation for the lines-judge.

    Had Federer been warned for saying "shit" and then been given a second conduct violation he would have been fined, just for the Federation to save face.

    But seriously, let it go, it's no big deal - she can afford the fine, she isn't the first athlete to be fined, she won't be the last, and she was going to lose the match anyway.

    The real shame is for Clijsters (sp?) who didn't get the satisfaction of beating Serena outright. No athlete competing at that level wants to win on a technicality.

  • groundcombat

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    Sep 15, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    Nah, I'm thinking double standard all the way. Except I was on the "bandwagon" that while both were tacky, neither was a big deal.

    And where does all this talk of "she was going to lose anyway" come from? Because she was down one set before she lost two points because of the circumstances that went down (I thought the replay showed it to be a bad call)? If she wouldve pulled out that game, the set would've been tied at 6, right?

    This is a slam dunk double standard. Just google their names individually and see how much news you get on each episode.
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    Sep 16, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    only a moron would think that threatening a person with bodily harm, or just threatening anyone with anything is equal to casually dropping "i don't give a shit".
  • Webster666

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    Sep 16, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    I wasn't aware that they now had umpires in tennis.
    PLAY BALL !!
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI wasn't aware that they now had umpires in tennis.
    PLAY BALL !!

    Actually, yes. In simplified terms, the umpires are the on-court officials, and the referee the off-court official.

    http://ontennis.com/content/tennis-rules-appendix-v-role-court-officials

    http://www.helium.com/items/1446453-the-difference-between-a-line-umpire-and-a-chair-umpire-in-tennis
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Sep 16, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    I wonder if they will Fine him like Serina....LOL
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    Sep 16, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    They will let their glorified gringo slip through, but they will go after the black girl like a pack of dogs. You just watch.
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    Sep 16, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
    Mikeylikesit saidI wonder if they will Fine him like Serina....LOL
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    Most likely not.
  • groundcombat

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    Sep 16, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    carabin saidonly a moron would think that threatening a person with bodily harm, or just threatening anyone with anything is equal to casually dropping "i don't give a shit".


    Actually it depends on how you frame the offense. You've conveniently done it in a fashion that makes them different to support your point but what violation is she being penalized, fined, and/or criticized for? Obscene language? Talking back to the officials? Threatening the official? If there's a standard specifically against threatening an official, then you may have a
    point. Otherwise, it's hard for me to see any other framework, other than a double standard, that should trigger a reaction for Serena, but not for Roger.