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Viktor Troicki Has a Tennis Tirade for the Ages at the Rome Masters (Video)

by: Esteban On  Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tags:  Meltdown   Tennis   Tirades   Umpires   Viktor Troicki  

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Tennis tirades are fairly common. Unlike team sports, where responsibility for wins and losses is shared, in tennis all the pressure falls on one person. And, quite understandably, sometimes they buckle. That being said, some players have become legends for taking tirades to another level. John McEnroe is obviously the best example, and Serena Williams has been known to throw an epic tantrum here and there.

Now we can definitely add Viktor Troicki to that list.

On Wednesday, Troicki had just been pulverized by Ernests Gulbis in the first set of their match at the Rome Masters when a call during the first game of the second set didn’t go his way. The guy was so utterly convinced that he was right that he argued with the chair umpire for several minutes and, when it became clear that he couldn’t win the argument, he then sought to win the battle for public opinion.

And how did he go about doing that? By grabbing the camera from one of the courtside cameramen and dragging it over to the spot on the clay court where the ball supposedly went out.

Take a look:

Yep, that is definitely a first. Johnny Mac must be proud.

Of course, Troicki still lost the match.




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