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BobbyMorri

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A ban is not going to reform his behaviour. It will just amplify his victim complex.
ATP should ban him for a month/s to protect the integrity of umpires. You just can't have that sort of abuse when you are doing your job.

I agree. It will do crap to Nick, as he doesn't care. But it must send a msg to other fans and officials/players that this type of abuse is not tolerated. It seems a little more common nowadays that the chair umpires are putting up with this. Serena/USTA against Ramos last year the obvious example. Heck, the pressure the big 3 put on the umpires to do what they want them to do sickens me. If you don't, then you never get to umpire one of their matches again. That should not happen. All of this is not right and it has to stop.
 
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matt_897

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It's about the same fine Serena got threatening to kill a linejudge. Don't really seem the fine as out of the norm tbh.

ATP are in an awkward spot with Nick, that's for sure... They've got a next gen problem
 

Roobs321

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RBA must be about to crack the top 10 for the first time. Didn't play Cincinnati last year, and currently the highest ranked player in his half of the draw.

Fognini (didn't play) and Khachanov (R3) both defended their 2018 result here.
 

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Hamingja

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Another easy win for Medvedev. He'd be 4th favourite for the US open at this point, playing consistently at a high level.
No way a big guy plays this much tennis in the lead up and goes deep at a slam over Bo5. Just crazy scheduling IMO.
 

BobbyMorri

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e. Heck, the pressure the big 3 put on the umpires to do what they want them to do sickens me. If you don't, then you never get to umpire one of their matches again. That should not happen. All of this is not right and it has to stop.
On this


Doesnt make it right.

Umpires should be fully independent of the players and should only answer to the ATP/WTA/ITF
 

Hamingja

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So Bernie defending winning Chengdu this week.

Has to go through qualifiers and has Istomin first up.

Pretty stiff you don't get a WC for the tournament you won the year before, particularly when China are not exactly known for men's tennis players.

Bernie has 525 ranking points and is currently world 109.

250 of those points from Chengdu.

If he fails to qualify he will tumble to 184 in the world.

He hasn't played since retiring in Cincy, fair to say he is massively in the poop.
 

Hamingja

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Heh just read that Istomin won the tournament in 2017. So the past two winners of the tournament going head to head in round 1 of qualifying.
 

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So Bernie defending winning Chengdu this week.

Has to go through qualifiers and has Istomin first up.

Pretty stiff you don't get a WC for the tournament you won the year before, particularly when China are not exactly known for men's tennis players.

Bernie has 525 ranking points and is currently world 109.

250 of those points from Chengdu.

If he fails to qualify he will tumble to 184 in the world.

He hasn't played since retiring in Cincy, fair to say he is massively in the poop.
Bailed after losing the first set. I'm surprised to be sitting here.
 

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