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RIVALRY!!!!! Is it getting personal??

Well I just really found something fishy about these sudden withrawals of Top players in tournaments when they feel 1% below their level.

I just thought that TOP players are now playing the tactics of avoiding players in their zone specially in the court surface giving advantage to their opponents.
Is Rivalry getting personal now a days that Elite players dont wanna meet their fellow top players if they are not 100%.

I just miss those old rivalry of Hingis and Davenport where you can see them finals of consecutive tournaments fighting for number one spot professionally. They seldom withdraw in tournaments unless they cant walk anymore. Is it could be the body demand of game is increasing? Or is it just there rivalry thing these days?

These has been done of Williams sisters even before thus avoiding playing indoor surfaces and withdrawing into tournaments so suddendly and now seems Henin playing the same game. Dont get me wrong but I think Davenport just learned about this tactics from Sidney this year not playing Henin in the semis because of her minor shoulder injury.

I'm not blaming these players for their withrawals or not playing into tournaments. Its their prerogative not to play if they feel not 100% but I think its more something to do with Rivalry and not really into Injury.

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those days of the hingis-davenport back-to-back finals were just

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those days of the hingis-davenport back-to-back finals were just
Thats exactly my point!!!! When can we see again that kind of rivalry? They meet in finals and u never know who will win. I never heard any excuses from Hingis, she just says "I just cant play you" when she lose consecutively to Lindsay but she figures out in the long run again how to beat her also.

If these top players only meet in Grandslams, then I really find it boring. Seems to me these Top players now just cares for Grandslam and just trading off Tier 1's and tier 2's.

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ummm...... Justine has a major infection. As scarey as Kim's 0-4 Grand Slam Finals record is...I am sure it does not scare Justine.
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I miss the "old" days of tennis too. Where injuries weren't a huge part of the game (not to the extent it is now); when any player could win any week (OK, not really...but certainly more than just JHH/KIM/VENUS/SERENA); and when there were true rivals.
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I think the Kim/Justine rivalry has all the Drama you need.
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ummm...... Justine has a major infection. As scarey as Kim's 0-4 Grand Slam Finals record is...I am sure it does not scare Justine.
I'm not saying justine is afraid but I think its safe to say that she would rather lose this match rather than win it.

Kim is just one of the most dominant indoor players as of late and i think her confidence is there. Giving that situation also that justine is a bit sick, thus she withdraws.

I just miss the number 1 and 2 players in tournament finals back to back!!!!!
I did'nt see that in the williams sisters coz they hardly play same tournament and in GS, we already know the result before they even play. Now we have the Belgian 1 and 2 and it seems that Rivalry is heating up But kim is denied for a revenge in a court surface she know more.

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I think there are a few rivalries going on, but the major one is between JHenin and THE REST OF THE TOUR! I think everyone hates the petite cheater. And Henin hates everyone else
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Yeah maybe this was why Davenport took injury time off because she knows she can't win any more slams and was afraid of the Williams sisters.
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I think the Kim/Justine rivalry has all the Drama you need.
Then you haven't witnessed the "great" rivals in the sport. Navratilova-Evert; Seles-Graf; Sanchez-Vicario-Graf; Hingis-Davenport; Venus-Hingis

You obviously missed much of those rivals...because Kim/JHH simply doesn't compare.
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Yeah maybe this was why Davenport took injury time off because she knows she can't win any more slams and was afraid of the Williams sisters.
Rotflmao.
And what is you point?
Did'nt u see Lindsay in crutches???

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I'm not saying justine is afraid but I think its safe to say that she would rather lose this match rather than win it.
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Yeah maybe this was why Davenport took injury time off because she knows she can't win any more slams and was afraid of the Williams sisters.
Rotflmao.
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I think this thread broke the 'most non-sense per post' record
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I think this thread broke the 'most non-sense per post' record
And for_sure you made all the contributions!!!!!!

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