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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2004, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Are professional tennis players the whiniest players in whole sport?

They make me sick sometimes with all their excuses. I lost because
- I wasn't feeling good
- I just came back from injury
- a baby was crying amongst the spectators
- I am 47 years old.
- so on and so forth.

If you lost, you lost period. If you weren't feeling good enough to play a match, you shouldn't have showed up. I think hockey players are the toughest; they lose a game and their first response is 'no exuse; we were outplayed.'

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I am 47 years old.
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There are things where they need to whine MORE, such As About how the WTA keeps them in the dark about business stuff they have a right to know. (They Talk The Talk, but haven't yet Walked the Walk).
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I think hockey players are the toughest; they lose a game and their first response is 'no exuse; we were outplayed.'
That is true, except in a match between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators, in which case the loser always has some problems like 'our star player was injured' or 'there are too many people wearing the other team's jersey'.
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Imagine if a marathon runner said he lost because he was "tired" (ala Serena @ year end championships)
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Imagine if a marathon runner said he lost because he was "tired" (ala Serena @ year end championships)


Or maybe a boxer, who says he had a headache...ok, I´ll stop it, the on with the marathon runner is better.
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That is true, except in a match between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators, in which case the loser always has some problems like 'our star player was injured' or 'there are too many people wearing the other team's jersey'.
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=88596
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A bit unfair. Team players may only play a match or a game once or twice a week, and share the physical and mental strain among all their team-mates. Athletes may only run or perform in a ten or twelve one-or-two day meets a season. Tennis players can play 5 or 6 matches a week, in a year-long season, and in singles, there's no-one there to share the load.
Having said that, in the name of good sport I always like to see tribute paid to a player's conqueror, even if there are circumstances that may have affected the result. It's a a courtesy thing.
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This may be off-topic, but kudos to "iron man" Fabrice Santoro. He wins a 6 1/2 hour match played over two days, and comes back today and wins a three-hour, 5-set match. No excuses there!

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I feel the press really baits these players, though, they get asked a million times "what happened" and keep asking until they get something that sounds controversial. I just want once for a player to say, "I got my ass beat, fair and square, happens to the best of us. Next question."

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
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...you people never heard of David Coulthard...?
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...you people never heard of David Coulthard...?
if he drove like he whined, he'd be a world champion by now
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This may be off-topic, but kudos to "iron man" Fabrice Santoro. He wins a 6 1/2 hour match played over two days, and comes back today and wins a three-hour, 5-set match. No excuses there!
ofcourse no excuses, he won! LOL....read Clements interview.

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No feat of endurance on the womens side may ever match that final Scottsdale Sunday. Ai finished SF wins in both singles and dubs, AND won the finals in both. (Dubs with some Big Blonde Belgian). That's FOUR match wins On One day, possibly an Open Era record for either tour, I'd guess.
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