January 16, 2016

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011616)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Tennis Player Encourages Challenge Against Himself; Loses Point, Wins Admirers

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

Via Daryn Kagan:

January 7, 2016

Let’s celebrate great sportsmanship!

Kudos to tennis player Jack Sock who had the class to call a ball as he saw it.

A call that a line judge decided should go his way, but Sock knew differently.

The scene is the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.

American Sock was facing Australian tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt.

Hewitt was down 4-5 in the first set when his serve was called out.

No big deal, except that Sock saw the truth and rather than just let a simple break go his way, he spoke up, much to the surprise of his opponent, the match judge, and the crowd:

Hewitt went on to win the match 7-5, 6-4.

Sock gets to know he’s a winner with great values and now being celebrated for his honesty around the world. …

Go here for the rest of the story.