5. Xavier Malisse - 2005 Nasdaq-100
This video is just a taste of the hate Malisse was spitting that day. He also threw a ball at the line judge, hitting her on the arm and continued to pace and yell until he was finally escorted off court by security. He was stripped of his prize money from the event, $13,290, fined $7705, and suspended for four weeks by the ATP for "aggravated behavior." This took place in 2005 at the Nasdaq-100, where Malisse was leading David Ferrer 6-3, 5-5. Imagine if he had been a set down...
4. Jeff Tarango - 1995 Wimbledon
Wimbledon 1995, the day Tarango walked, had some back story going into it. Tarango claims he had filed a petition against the chair umpire, Bruno Rebeuh, nine months prior to have him reviewed. This fateful day was the first time they had met since the petition. After ruling against Tarango several times throughout the match, Jeff made a request to have the crowd quieted from heckling during his serve. Rebeuh refused. This is when Jeff resorted to the "Oh, shut up!" comment that cost him a code violation. Words flew, another code violation was delivered, resulting in Jeff packing his gear and storming off of the court. He later said he was seeing red, and feared much worse could have happened if he stuck around. Tarango's wife reportedly slapped Rebeuh twice in the face following the event.
3. Roger Federer - 2009 US Open
We all know how this story ends: Del Potro eventually dethroning Federer from his 5-year title streak at the U.S. Open, and snapping his 40-match win streak in New York. Had he won, Federer would've become only the second man to win the championship six straight times and to win three straight majors in one season. "Don't tell me to be quiet, OK?" Federer said to chair umpire, Jake Garner, after he was told to stop his rant. "When I want to talk, I talk. I don't give a [expletive] what he said." Considering what's on the line, you can't blame Fed for being a little nervy. All in all, it was a bad year to be an official at the U.S. Open.
2. Serena Williams - 2009 US Open
This unfortunate incident at the 2009 U.S. Open semifinal eventually cost Serena Williams the match. Serving at 5-6, 15-30 in the second set, the infamous line judge, Shino Tsurubuchi, called a foot fault against Serena, who turned and screamed at the official with a pointed finger, "I'm going to shove this ball down your f------ throat." Serena resumed her serve, thought for a second, and decided she was finished with her tirade. After much discussion among officials, a point violation was eventually given to Serena and her Open was over. Even John McEnroe said the tantrum was taking things a bit too far.
1. Andy Roddick - 2008 Australian Open
Andy Roddick is certianly not known for being timid. Nor for sharing his mind with chair umpires -- or foot fault linesmen -- when the situation arose. For four hours and five sets in a third-round match at the AO, Roddick rallied against his opponent, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and anything else that got in his way. He yelled at the chair umpire. He smashed his racket. He even yelled at the crowd to "shut up" when they interrupted his serve. In the end, he was sent packing. But not before this classic tantrum was born.
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