Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A galaxy far far Away
Why is the tennis media so fickle?
I've noticed a trend in tennis. It seems like so many people in the media are bandwagoners, meaning that when a player is starting to play well again, all of a sudden they are predicting them to win, but if that player starts to slump, they immedietly jump on someone else's bandwagon.
It seems like just yesterday that Lindsay was considered over the hill by most in the press. Now after two great weeks she's the favorite for the US Open. If Serena goes on and wins San Diego and the Olympics all of a sudden she will be the favorite. And maybe Amelie will win a hardcourt event or two and become the favorite of the moment.
This seems to happen all the time. Everytime Amelie has a great claycourt season, a lot of people jump on her bandwagon and then jump all over her when she doesn't win Roland Garros.
And with Jen they are all over the place. Since 2001, she's been the underdog, the favorite, one of the favorites, the only one who can stop all-Williams finals, a third set choker, not one of the few favorites, but she's still a contender, the Williams sisters are out, now's her greatest chance to win the US Open, the heavy favorite to win Roland Garros, an underachiever at that same Roland Garros and totally out of shape, needs to check into a retirement home old hag.
The media seems to treat tennis as a "what have you done for me lately?" type of sport.