Meltdown of the Century: John McEnroe

Nobody melts down better than John McEnroe.  He pouts.  He sulks.  He calls umpires jerks and threatens them with never working a match of his again.  He breaks things.

Johnny Mac channeled all his anger and frustration at others, not at himself.  It worked for him. He won a record 148 ATP titles and seven Grand Slams.  Me, I get a frosty car ride home with the husband I just called a jerk.  

Haters, this is a professional tennis player in action.  Do not try this at home.


Meltdown of the Week: July 1, 2012: Serena Williams

Players know Serena Williams will kick their ass if they try to get in the way between her and a Grand Slam trophy.  Little did Eva Asderaki know this includes umpires.  Asderaki got her butt verbally kicked after she penalized Williams a point against Samantha Stosur in the 2010 US Open championship.  Williams, down a set, had screamed, "C'mon!" while blasting a forehand to break Stosur in the first game of the second set.  Asderaki ruled it a hinderance.

Nothing hindered Serena during the changeover.

Watching this, I know why Serena became a certified nail technician.  It makes your hands so much prettier when you're making those "talk to the hand" moves.


Meltdown of the Week: June 18, 2012

Novak "The Djoker" Djokovic is known for his sense of humor and his impressions of other players.  He did an impression of Andy Roddick in this chair-smashing meltdown during his loss to Rafael Nadal during the French Open final earlier this month.


Meltdown of the Week: June 4, 2012


Who said tennis isn't a blood sport?  Russian Mikhail Youzhny used his racquet to fix his inner game during his 3rd round match at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open.  Youzhny was trailing Spain's Nicolas Almagro 5-4 in the 3rd set.  He went on to win in a tiebreaker.

When you can't think straight on the court, straighten your frontal lobe


Meltdown of the Week: May 20, 2012



Andy Roddick is no stranger to "I hate tennis" moments. This one is at the 2011 Mutua Madrid, when Roddick got broken in his first service game of the third and deciding set against qualifier Flavio Cipolla.  The Italian went on to win, ousting a veteran player ranked 148 places above him.   It's unclear what sustains more damage, Roddick's Babolat or the Schweppes sign.

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