Top 10 players arguing with chair umpires: Featuring Roger Federer not giving a ‘s**t’

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Roger Federer argues with chair umpire

John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors were always going to feature, but Roger Federer’s appearance is a bit surprising.

10. Flavia Pennetta
Representing your country in the Fed Cup can stir a lot of emotion and Flavia Pennetta didn’t hold back during the 2009 quarter-final tie against France’s Amelie Mauresmo.

Lots of pointing, a flipping of the bird and mouthing “f*** you”.

9. Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras wants a first serve, okay? The American legend was unahppy with the calls during his US Open match against Alex Corretja.

Of course, he doesn’t quite go nuts in the way a John McEnroe would, but this is nuts for Pete Sampras.

8. David Nalbandian
It’s all about being able to challenge a call at the 2012 Australian Open.

7. Andy Roddick
Never confuse Andy Roddick’s feet.

And don’t peeve Roddick off either.

Don’t forget to use your ears.

6. Vera Zvonareva
The drama was set off by tight line call in the first set of her match against Daniela Hantuchova at the 2011 Pattaya Open and the Russian was then smashed her racket and was also deducted a point for swearing.

“She said that I cursed on the court,” Zvonareva said of the umpire. “First of all, whatever she heard was not what I said. But it didn’t matter, she shouldn’t have done that.

“But it’s OK. It happened.”

5. Marat Safin
Long discussion and there was a “he does not give a “f***” mouthing at the 2007 Australian Open.

“I’m so disappointed with the officials. They have been so pathetic on this subject. It was a joke. They are so blind. It was a nonsense for me,” Safin said after the match.

4. Roger Federer
Don’t tell Roger Federer to be quiet because he doesn’t give a “s***” during the 2009 US Open final.

3. Serena Williams
The 23-time Grand Slam winner’s infamous run-in with chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the 2018 US Open final was not the first time she lost her cool at Flushing Meadows.

The 2009 final against Kim Clijsters that ended with the American being disqualified.

There was this during the 2011 final against Sam Stosur.

And it continued at the changeover.

2. Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors’ 1991 US Open match against Aaron Krickstein was a classic with the 39-year-old Connors having a full go at the umpire.

Bonus Connors video as this is just a little ball smashing at the chair umpire.

1. John McEnroe
The classic “you cannot be serious moment”.

But here is a full compilation of McEnroe losing his cool.


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