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Coco
06-18-2012, 01:23 AM
Appalling behavior. Thank god it wasn't one of our players.

kylet3
06-18-2012, 02:18 PM
Melanie Oudin ranked 208, goes through qualifying and then beats a former world number 1 to win her very first career title. :eek: Wow. Granted, she had a TON of pressure on her after that USO run back in 2009, but she's been playing decent tennis lately and that move to NY seems to have helped her tremendously. It's just too bad she won't be able to make the Olympic Team now with her playing so well. Good for her though!

Rottie
06-18-2012, 02:36 PM
:cheer2:

And she got a wildcard into Wimbledon.

skatesindreams
06-18-2012, 02:43 PM
Wonderful news!
What an opportunity for Melanie.

4rkidz
06-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Nalbandian needs a hefty fine - and suspension!

I totally agree, especially as he still doesn't appear to be taking full responsibility for his actions :blah:

Loves_Shizuka
06-18-2012, 03:30 PM
JJ :rolleyes:

Congrats Mel! That came from nowhere! :eek:

oleada
06-18-2012, 03:31 PM
JJ :fragile: :wuzrobbed

hydro
06-18-2012, 03:36 PM
I totally agree, especially as he still doesn't appear to be taking full responsibility for his actions :blah:

And if the Tennis world is going to apply rules fairly and equally, he should be on probation for up to a year, lose his earnings from the match, and have to write an official apology.

I'm glad he was at least disqualified, that behavior is just not acceptable. I don't care if he meant to hurt the lines person or not, he did physically damage property, and because of that, someone got injured. Imagine if a fan had been injured? They'd probably have grounds to sue the tournament.

Lorac
06-18-2012, 07:44 PM
And if the Tennis world is going to apply rules fairly and equally, he should be on probation for up to a year, lose his earnings from the match, and have to write an official apology.

I'm glad he was at least disqualified, that behavior is just not acceptable. I don't care if he meant to hurt the lines person or not, he did physically damage property, and because of that, someone got injured. Imagine if a fan had been injured? They'd probably have grounds to sue the tournament.

There is a police investigation into the incident going on and he has lost his prize money from that tournement at the very least:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18479244

The ATP have still to say anything but they really have to do something as this was a truly awful incident. It's not as if he was losing - he had won the 1st set and had only just been broken - nothing to get so aggrivated about IMHO.

kylet3
06-19-2012, 02:14 PM
I swear if the grass season was all year, Pironkova would easily be in the top 10 :eek: she demolished Radwanska at Eastbourne and Kvitova went down as well today.

oleada
06-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Wozniacki went down to McHale as well - the top 3 seeds are all out.

Loves_Shizuka
06-19-2012, 06:17 PM
:eek: What's going on at Eastbourne?! And Watson and Robson won their first rounds :D

duane
06-19-2012, 10:35 PM
In regards to Nalbandian, he defaulted from the match (losing the opportunity to win his first title in 2 years), lost the earned finals prize money, and forfeited valuable finals ranking points.

I think this punishment is both proper and enough.

Coco
06-20-2012, 12:46 PM
In regards to Nalbandian, he defaulted from the match (losing the opportunity to win his first title in 2 years), lost the earned finals prize money, and forfeited valuable finals ranking points.

I think this punishment is both proper and enough.

How does it compare to Serena's punishment at US Open a few years back?

duane
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
How does it compare to Serena's punishment at US Open a few years back?
Serena was fined, but she didn't lose the prize money or ranking points, correct?

But I think both punishments were correct. It's understandable for players to become angry and lose it, but Nalbandian's antics resulted in injury (not serious, but an injury nevertheless) and damaged property, so the loss of prize money and ranking points are justified. But I think the punishment should end there.