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Have you ever changed your favourites or dropped your favourite for someone else?

I've read a few things in this forum, about how some posters used to be a fan of someone for a year or so. If you are a fan of a player, you should always stick to them shouldn't you? Unless you are a band wagon fan and only like players who are winning.

So have any of you ever dropped your favourite?

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2001 Wimbledon, US Open
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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:33 PM
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People talk about cheering for players like if it is a cult or a religion. It's stupid.

Let's say you watch a tv show and then the show gets boring. Why would you stick to the show? There's one million reason why one would lose interest to a tennis player.

The concept of "true fan" is probably the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Tennis is just an entertainment, not a religion.
but at the same time, usually if you find someone who for whatever reason entertains you the most;it seems unlikely that you'll just drop that person or ever get bored with them. tennis players spend so little time at the top. just my opinion. i also don't see anything wrong with continuing to support someone for their entire career. it's not like religion for some people... they just don't get bored with their favorite player just like some people never get sick of their favorite tv show after 7 seasons (or however many).
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So you are bored of Jennifer JP?

I'm still with Venus and will always be!

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I've read a few things in this forum, about how some posters used to be a fan of someone for a year or so. If you are a fan of a player, you should always stick to them shouldn't you? Unless you are a band wagon fan and only like players who are winning.

So have any of you ever dropped your favourite?
yeah, I was a big of Daniela Hantuchova(she was my second favourite behind Anna) since the AO'01 when I saw her playing against Anna. But when she won Indian Wells she started to act like a diva and started to criticize Anna and since then I can't stand Hantuchova. The same is happening with Dementieva, I started to love her after RG but after reading her comments on Anna I'm also starting to dislike her.
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post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:58 PM
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post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 05:33 PM
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nope, always has been lindsay

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post #7 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 05:35 PM
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I've always liked Jen best. I'm also starting to like Dinara and Daniela. So I'll probably change to them when Jen retires.
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post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 05:36 PM
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When Jelena Dokic losing a million matches and got me lost in interested.


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post #9 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:03 PM
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I am with Venus AAF.

I'm sure I'll have a new favorite after she retires though .

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If I start to support a player (there’s that many that I really do like) then I support them until they retire. I do not have a specific reason why I follow some players. Looks - game- not many cheer them on -whatever. Now there are some players which I’ve start to take a liking to then they either do or say something that pisses me off about them. I tend to cheer for the lower ranked players. I never really get a kick out of cheering for players that are either ranked one two three - mostly top ten.
What happens is this. Say most fans are watching a tennis tournament (now most do not know anyone outside of the top 50 - they’ll say they do but that just to sound windswept and interesting on the board). Now say Serena was playing Maria Kirilenko like she did at Roland Garros. A lot of people see her for the first time (if she’s hot or attractive looking that’s a bonus in her favour as most hate cheering for ugly ladies). So she plays a great match against a great player so she suddenly becomes an instant hit with the locals but if her career takes a downward spiral then they tend to opt for the next instant hero who comes along. If she were to get thumped 6-0 6-0 think they’d want to cheer for her? Not likely!
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I've been a Capriati fan since the first time I saw her play and will continue to be one up until and including the last match she will ever play,no matter what her results are. People who constantly change favorites aren't fans but opportunists who just like to be on the side that's winning.

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I've read a few things in this forum, about how some posters used to be a fan of someone for a year or so. If you are a fan of a player, you should always stick to them shouldn't you? Unless you are a band wagon fan and only like players who are winning.

So have any of you ever dropped your favourite?

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Never.

But when Serena retires, I'll be a #1 Sharapova fan.


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post #13 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:40 PM
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i've only got ONE big fave. there are times i go against justine (eg: this years AO when i wanted kim to win. granted, kim's my 2nd fave) and against serena and venus (last year when they were winning all the time, i was irritated)....but i'll never support another player, no matter how gorgeous, if andre plays. i never watch him play live cuz i cant bear watch him lose. i HATE federer.

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post #14 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:50 PM
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Ironically I have a opposite problem. I would love to lose interest against Dokic, but I can't. Sadly it's bigger than me.
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post #15 of 61 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:51 PM
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Yup JP i dropped Elena...But she wasn't my reliugion or my idol like Venus is lol...Elena was jsut a pleyr i liked, and now i ahte her lol

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