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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Why is it that whenever:

Henin loses it's because she's 'small' in stature?
Venus loses it's because she was injured?
Monica loses it's because she's fat?
Serena loses it's because Venus withdraws?
Martina loses it's because she never beats the 'big babes'?


I thought that when you lose a match, that means the player that beat you was at least marginally better than you on that particular moment in time? Why do some people never think that perhaps a netcord at break point, or a double fault on match point, or an ace or service winner on game point may have just made the difference. Why is it always categorized in some people's minds that if a certain playter loses that it's unequivocably and undeniably because she's '_______'. Tennis is not about adjectives, folks. Wake up and actually pay attention to the subject that you think you are so informed about.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 07:38 AM
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 08:05 AM
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All people will try to give reasoning why their fave lost.

That's different from giving excuses, which few on this board do.

The funny thing about losing is that the players often are more philosophical about it than their fans are!

"Mentally prepare? Why? When you plan something it never works. It's simple: get in, drive car, see what happens."
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 08:13 AM
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Because fans can`t accept that their fav lost so they make excuses

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 08:15 AM
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GOOD ONE lol
You are one of the very people Seles is talking about, or have you forgetten your disgusting post in the deleted Thread?. I certainly haven't
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Good post, freedesigner. There is a difference between looking for reasons for a loss/win and making excuses IMHO. Otherwise we should all accept everything as a fait accompli and not have questioning minds.
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When Conchita loses is because her dog ate her homework!

or something like that


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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 11:27 AM
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lol bea
Interesting thread. I think we're all guilty of making up excuses rather than accepting they were beaten by the better player, I know I am!

I hear Pam blames her doubles loss last year on the over-excitement of her fans distracting her confidence...

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Funny you said that... I heard the same about Virginia Wade


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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 01:11 PM
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So true Seles, and I also believe that a defeat is a defeat even if it´s by default. Some people cannot consider that a certain player loses when she is injured.

To try and avoid injuries is a major part of the game. So, I don´t consider withdrawals, walkovers etcetera as anything else than losing the match, or the opponent winning it.
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To try and avoid injuries is a major part of the game. So, I don´t consider withdrawals, walkovers etcetera as anything else than losing the match, or the opponent winning it.
I think that way too. The WTA doesn't though...when it comes to their win streak records.


The "journalists" do it too (come up with those "reasons")...which annoys me even more. Sometimes you get the feeling they didn't see the match.

Like when they almost always say that a Big Babe "overpowered" her opponent and that's why she won. When you watch some of those matches you could see the smaller player countering and holding their own and often dictating play and it's small little things that determined the outcome.

Sooooo annoying.
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Venus only loses because she is injured. We won't mention the infamous bead incident in the Aussie semi' against LD or the bad line call "YOU KNOW IT WAS OUT, SHE KNEW IT WAS OUT, EVERYBODY KNEW IT WAS OUT!!!!!" incident at Wimbledon against Jana or the 6-1,6-1 debacle against Hingis last year at the Aussie Open semi last year and the . . . .yada, yada, yada. . . .
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 02:37 PM
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Unfortunately some people are too fanatical over their favorites that they have to make up excuses when they lose, even if the players themselves don't! I just don't see why people can't just enjoy the tennis. Let the players make the excuses instead.
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I couldn't agree more! A loss *is* a loss. Whenever Anna (my favorite player) loses regardless of the player I never make excuses and neither should fans of other players.
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