Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Video: Jerzy Janowicz melts down during Australian Open match



Things got pretty intense at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Just ask No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz.

Janowicz had set point at 9-8 in a first-set tiebreak when his opponent, Somdev Devvarman, drilled a shot that clipped the line. The chair umpire called the ball good. Janowicz, however, adamantly disagreed.

He exhibited his displeasure with the ruling by literally falling to his knees in shock and agony. He just cannot seem to believe the insanity of the call, and it sounds like the crowd is cheering him on in the background. What a temper tantrum.

Although the 22-year old went on to lose the tiebreak, 12-10, the story does have a happy ending. After losing the second set too, Janowicz roared back to win the match in five sets.

8 comments:

  1. The ball was out by 2.5 ball widths. Stevie wonder saw it was out. Chair umpire needs a new job where using the eyes isn't required.

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  2. The ball clipped the outside of the line. Good call!

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  3. not the first crappy call by a chair umpire deal with it dude!

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  4. Things happen. As long as he guy didn't assault anyone then i don't see the big deal. Everyone in a sport has adrenaline that can go higher than control levels. SHe didn't get assaulted and she didn't assault him.
    Anything past this is just supposed athority trying to flex it's power for show.

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  5. Talk about a sport that could use instant replay and I don't think it would do anything but help.

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  6. That angle makes it impossible to tell whether the ball was in or out. It looked in but they never show a close up.

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  7. That was out& yes they need instant replay!

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  8. Why is the chair ump being blamed for the call? Isn't that a call to be made by line judge? If the chair ump made the call she needs to give up the chair to someone who understands the line judge has a better view. If the line made the call I would have a hard time faulting the call because of sight line. As for the players reaction what is the problem he is in a competitive setting emotions come out. Scuba diving is the only sport that you should keep mouth shut. Tennis lets girls grunt but you are not supposed to show emotion. Tennis come to the real world

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