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Nadal says players should be ready for heckling after Osaka exit

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"But nothing is perfect in this life. We need to be ready for adversities."

absolutely correct,

in laymen's terms , toughen up or get out

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Yeah, the hard truth is that bullies like this d-bag don't get punished, but the targets get mocked and targeted more. We have to be able to take it. And take it. And take it.

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Tennis is becoming like soccer, next they'll be cans and bottles thrown, chanting and jeering. Once upon a time, soccer used to be like tennis before the hecklers

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Tennis is a civilized sport. Players need to concentrate and focus.

This is not a boxing match or bull fight.

Hecklers need to be ejected.

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I really don't believe anything comes close to Football for heckling, verbal abuse, object lobbing, or just outright physical violence.

Disrespectful Actions of Fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXeGPG4HOd0

I mean could you imagine the state Naomi would be if any this nonsense appeared acceptable in any grand slam tournament.

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Why should heckling be tolerated at these sporting events?

When a spectator buys a ticket he is agreeing to not cause disruptions.

Don't tolerate these idiots. Throw them out.

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All the other players now have to tap dance and tiptoe around the topic to avoid getting in trouble.

you know the media is just waiting to pounce on a careless or any other comment that is deemed as not 1000% in support.

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Perhaps if Naomi would keep her mouth shut on things she doesn't know about, Politics, Social and cultural problems, religion and other non tennis activities, just keep her mouth shut and do what she does know Tennis, if that would happen nobody would bother her.

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Lamilly....

Tennis is becoming like soccer, next they'll be cans and bottles thrown, chanting and jeering. Once upon a time, soccer used to be like tennis before the hecklers

Once upon a time?

No, never in the history of soccer has it not had heckling and violence.

"Naomi, you suck!" is extremely mild by soccer standards.

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Yes Mr. Kipling, but still it doesn't make it right. Neither in tennis, nor football, or any other sport.

I grew up in Europe, and as a kid my parents didn't let me go to a football match because of the foul language, incessant heckling, and often fights among supporters. This is also one of the reasons I became a tennis fan. I know that football became comparably better, and I hope (dream?) both sports will be largely clean of idiot supporters in the future.

For those who think that heckling and insulting a tennis player (or any other sport or famous person for that matter) because you disagree with his/her comments, political stance, etc. etc., please stay out of stadiums. You are just ruining it for everybody else.

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Abuse is at every level of sport either on field or in the crowd. The majority do nothing about it so it will continue. If those in the crowd around, next to, behind and in front of a person hurling abuse, all stand and point at the responsible person so they can be ejected, crowds will learn not to do it or waste money on tickets only to be ejected.

It is supposed to be about the sport, and the outcome should never be affected by abuse on or off court. Sledging in Cricket or baseball, crowd abuse, it should all be eliminated so the fans can enjoy the sport they are there to see and not be subjected to idiots they did not pay to see or hear.

It takes no skill at all to yell abuse but it take great skill, dedication and practice to be at the top level in any sport.

Cricket started out a gentleman's game. It has for decades now been anything but. That is both a shame on the players that sledge and on the crowds that follow suit.

Why is there no sport for sledging and yelling abuse? Because nobody is prepared to pay to go see it. It seems most are prepared to put up with it rather than clean it up. Says a lot about today"s society and the other many problems it faces.

Naomi and others should have a safe work environment. In some places not providing that is a workplace crime with penalties.

Work in a bank, a customer in line hurls abuse at the teller what happens? Security throws them out and maybe police come and lay charges. See what I am getting at?

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Perhaps if Naomi would keep her mouth shut on things she doesn't know about, Politics, Social and cultural problems, religion and other non tennis activities, just keep her mouth shut and do what she does know Tennis, if that would happen nobody would bother her.

That's a pie in the sky - like Nadal says, nothing is perfect in this life

You could do all the right things; you could be freaking Mother Theresa on court - still you'll never have everybody liking you

It could be as simple as the other being a superfan of your opponent. Or your opponent's friends and relatives. But they'll never gonna root for you to win

Accept that there's always someone in the stands who doesn't like you; that they'll whistle at you and shout that you suck. Nothing you can do that would ever change that. So just accept it, and just do what you do

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So people are able to use any input, any focus on them, and even their own anger as fuel and energy to play better.

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Something smells. That's some Tweedle dee I hear?

2 words. Free speech. Unless the contract signed says something else, Naomis got all the rights to politics and social and cultural problems and religion and all the non tennis activities I care about. GO Tell the world!

Sister JaneMar. 15 04:58 pm JST

Perhaps if Naomi would keep her mouth shut on things she doesn't know about, Politics, Social and cultural problems, religion and other non tennis activities

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