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Dear tennis: Don't take away our beloved tirades!

Updated: September 3, 2010, 2:37 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

First Serena Williams. Now Andy Roddick. Two years, two foot faults, two memorable U.S. Open tennis tirades. In the wake of Roddick's Wednesday night meltdown over a foot fault call -- in sum: Roddick faulted; a lineswoman misidentified the offending foot when Roddick questioned her, never mind that she was under no obligation to speak; Roddick spent much of the remaining time in his four-set loss to Janko Tipsarevic bellyaching about the irrelevant error -- a New York Times article ...

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