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Retire first, so the title would go to the injured player 17 28.33%
Jump up and down in celebration of winning your first Grand Slam Title! 12 20.00%
Be sad in the post-match interview but hold the trophy proudly high over your head 24 40.00%
Say you were about to make a comeback and was going to win anyway 7 11.67%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 2004, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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What would you do if...

you were in a grand slam final. Your first (and last) and you were losing 6-0 5-0 (40-0) and suddenly the person broke their arm and foot...making them unable to even stand on court.

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They could still stand on the other foot and would probably win.
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let us say they can't
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I will say that I was about to make a comeback and was going to win anyway. You've gotta have confidence in yourself.
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I would retire and give the title to the other player, even though i would really want to win, but it wouldnt be fair to the other player, so i would do the right thing.
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Probably #1. First of all, it's the moral thing to do. How can you even live with yourself by taking a Slam title so cheaply? And I wouldn't want to be remembered as the "fake" Grand Slam Champion. I mean, look how people criticize Justine and her 2 Major wins for stupid reasons. Can you imagine the backlash from the media if a player was to win a title this way?
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Probably #1. First of all, it's the moral thing to do. How can you even live with yourself by taking a Slam title so cheaply? And I wouldn't want to be remembered as the "fake" Grand Slam Champion. I mean, look how people criticize Justine and her 2 Major wins for stupid reasons. Can you imagine the backlash from the media if a player was to win a title this way?
Actually Justine's criticisms are warranted to a degree, she had a choice in the actions taken. In the above hypothetical case, if you weren't responsible for the broken arm, then the win will have been deserved coz you were the last person standing. The match point still has to be played.

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Retire first, so the title would go to the injured player

fuck.
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People if it was only 3-3 first set and the person got injured u wouldnt retire and say here have the trophy would u?? so even if its 6-0 5-0 40-0 they got injured and thus retiring its not your fault they got injured
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Um.. what if you're winning 6-0 5-0 and the other player got injured? What makes YOU think that they couldn't come back?

Did you guys watch matches involving a player named Jana Novotna? Hmm..
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i would jump up and down and screech in disbelief at my good luck. after all, i'm a million dollars richer. who da fuck cares about moral values when u're rich?

i would no way in hell retire and give them an additional $500000 when its prolly a terrific shot of mine that caused them to break their foot anyway.

a person's gain is another's pain. so long as i'm not at the painful end, i'm fine with it.


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i would no way in hell retire and give them an additional $500000 when its prolly a terrific shot of mine that caused them to break their foot anyway.
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i cant believe u guys are all saying "oh, i'd retire first" thats such BS!i mean, think about it. if u retired first, it'd have to be cuz of an injury. and since u DONT have one. its till cheating. throwing a match. its illegal. shouldnt u have faith in yourself that u could make a comeback at least to BELIEVE u could have won?

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sometimes winning a tennis tournament is about being the last person standing. besides, in that match, something i did may have caused them to be unable to continue, which is unfortunate, but "earned." earned sounds so harsh, but when you are playing someone and they start cramping up, that's something you have earned, so why would this be any different?

the media would probably have a circus with it, but you could come out smelling like roses if you persay, split the prize money with them... but kept the trophy.

and besides, even if this person couldn't stand, if they were good enough to beat me that badly, they could just let me ace them, or wait for a few double faults to secure victory. nowhere in the rules does it say that u havge to be standing during your return games-- or does it??? lol

but if they were that good, they could throw in a few serves and take the match uncomfortably. i wouldn't want to be known as the person stupid enough to give up the prestige of a grand slam either. "they couldn't even give him a grand slam he was so bad" isn't something i'd like to be remembered by either
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Um.. what if you're winning 6-0 5-0 and the other player got injured? What makes YOU think that they couldn't come back?

Did you guys watch matches involving a player named Jana Novotna? Hmm..
so that's why novotna lost that wimbledon match 93. she realized that no way she would have had that lead if her opponent had not been posioned by the doctors to even have been able to play. Novotna is as a good woman as all the people on this board and just trew in double faults and missed smashes so that the better player would get the title anyway
She wasn't crying afterwards because she lost, but because it was so sad that the opponent had to miss the wimbledon ball because she was sick thanks to those doctors

What a great woman she is

j/k of course

tennis is a hard world. somebody who has sympathy for the opponent will never reach a slam final in the first place! You have to think: I made the woman run so that she broke her foot or she had to overdue her serve otherwise she would get killed by my amazing return

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