Top Three WTF Moments of 2011
December 21, 2011 · Print This Article
by: Lyra Pappin
As we continue to look back at the 2011 tennis season, let’s indulge in a few of the craziest things to happen this year. There are bound to be more, so share your favourite freak outs, weird happenings and general tennis nonsense below. Caveat: a certain slam-less Dane and her puppy love were intentionally left out. We’ve all had enough, haven’t we? Though maybe I’d be won back with the right Brangelina-esque nickname…
#3 WTF – Rafael Nadal and The Curious Case of the Chinese Hot Plate
Seriously? It’s so ridiculous it has to be true. The only thing that’s better than the fact that this actually happened, is his charmingly straight to the point explanation: “It was an accident. The plate was very, very hot and I got burned”.
Maybe Shakira said the same thing about the abs he showed off in her video.
Nadal WTF runner up:
Check him out with some gum outside a Late Show writer’s window.
#2 WTF – Andy Murray Likes Mary Jo’s Hair
This is my personal favourite moment of the whole year. Andy Murray, you melt my cold, cold heart.
Murray WTF runner up: his entire US Open tournament. Someone needs to be hired to close caption that stream of self-berating expletives he threw at himself for every match. Hope things are going okay over there. The First Son of Scotland is rather wound up.
#1 WTF – Daniel Koellerer, Banned For Life
Controversial and combative Daniel Koellerer, also known as “Crazy Dani”, gets banned for life for allegedly fixing matches. He was also fined $100,000, which seems about right, because who’s putting a ton of money on the 385th-ranked Koellerer? His mom?
Anyway, here’s a tribute to the antics that …no one is going to miss.
More honourable mentions:
- Roger Federer’s birthday picture (His calendar’s pretty solid, too).
- Andy Roddick only dances when there’s music’s playing (Amazing, really. Meltdown’s at the 8:12 mark).
- Serena Williams Tweet-quotes Britney Spears’ “Lucky” (Sad, really).
What else? Share your favourites below or with me on Twitter at @allthatracquet.