Sorry, Not Sorry! Net Cords & Insincere Apologies at 2020 Australian Open

Sports | Associated Press | January 30, 2020, 11:32 am
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 Japan's Naomi Osaka gestures to her opponent China's Saisai Zheng after her shot hit the net during their second-round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)
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Japan's Naomi Osaka gestures to her opponent China's Saisai Zheng after her shot hit the net during their second-round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Russia's Daniil Medvedev signals to his opponent Frances Tiafoe of the US after his ball hit the net during their first-round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. It might just be the most insincere gesture in sports: A tennis player signals an apology after a ball clips the net tape and trickles over, producing a winner, an obviously accidental winner, to end a point. (Image: AP)
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Russia's Daniil Medvedev signals to his opponent Frances Tiafoe of the US after his ball hit the net during their first-round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. It might just be the most insincere gesture in sports: A tennis player signals an apology after a ball clips the net tape and trickles over, producing a winner, an obviously accidental winner, to end a point. (Image: AP)

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 Madison Keyes of the US reacts after her shot hit the net during her first-round singles match against Russia's Daria Kasatkina at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)
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Madison Keyes of the US reacts after her shot hit the net during her first-round singles match against Russia's Daria Kasatkina at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Austria's Dominic Thiem gestures to his opponent Spain's Rafael Nadal after the ball hit the net cord and won him the point during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)
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Austria's Dominic Thiem gestures to his opponent Spain's Rafael Nadal after the ball hit the net cord and won him the point during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 China's Zhang Shuai reacts after the ball hits the net during her first-round singles match against United States' Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)
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China's Zhang Shuai reacts after the ball hits the net during her first-round singles match against United States' Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Russia's Daniil Medvedev signals to his opponent Frances Tiafoe of the US after his ball hit the net during their first-round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)
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Russia's Daniil Medvedev signals to his opponent Frances Tiafoe of the US after his ball hit the net during their first-round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: AP)

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