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Forget upset by Mauresmo's Fed Cup decision

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I think France is still stronger than Spain, but Amelie is very important for them
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I think Forget is overreacting a bit. I can understand his disappointment, but Amelie has been a loyal supporter of the Fed Cup team, probably far more so than anybody else on the French squad. She's made herself available for every single tie the last four years (maybe even more than that, I'm not entirely sure.) She's entitled to say no once in a while, particularly after representing so often and so well all these years.
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Amelie Like playing a couple of matches would really jeopardize her physical condition for next season. And as if she'd have a bigger chance of getting a slam for missing Fedcup the year before

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I think Forget is overreacting a bit. I can understand his disappointment, but Amelie has been a loyal supporter of the Fed Cup team, probably far more so than anybody else on the French squad. She's made herself available for every single tie the last four years (maybe even more than that, I'm not entirely sure.) She's entitled to say no once in a while, particularly after representing so often and so well all these years.
I agree. On the other hand, if France meets Russia in the finals as expected, it would be quite unlikely for them to win the Fed Cup, whereas if Amelie were part of team, she would most likely be able to beat any two Russians, which stands them in very good stead to win the cup, so I can see where Forget is coming from. Still, it's her decision and we have to respect that.
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I also think it's an unfair to characterize her decision as "turning up (or not) when they feel like it." I wish she were playing, too, but I certainly don't think she made this decision lightly.

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she is selfish for not playing ?
all these years she has sacrificed for the team, and now she wants a break and they jump on her (well Forget, because the girls actually support her)
It's not like most top ten players actually play for their FED Cup Team but anyway....
what's selfish is not understanding that if someone has a good reason not to play ( and concentrating on a slam is more than a good one) and I'm sure Momo didn't think lightly about it ( they did talk about it a few times and he knew that it was a real possibility), and then be pissed off at her because she won't be in HIS team.
I know that she and him are close friends, but i think he is overreacting. It's not like they have never won it before HEH.

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Supposedly she was not going to play against Italy (a week after Wimby, with a dodgy back and blistered hand), but was convinced otherwise. And yes, the rest of the team does respect Amélie's decision. Besides (and this was brought up on one of the French forums) Guy didn't turn a hair when Grosjean decided to call it quits for Davis Cup (a little double standard here?) He's being a bit of a drama queen, IMHO.

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Guy Forget is right, I agree all the words of Forget and with this behaviour amé proves that she is very unprofessional tennis player, and selfish person. I think that is a good idea that ITF and france federation punishes her for the withdrawal, because she has not any physical injury, or her "supposed" injury is a fake

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Forget knew for weeks she was thinking about not playing. This isn't sudden.

What about the players who just don't bother? What should we do with them?

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"I can't believe she did this," Forget said in an interview in sports daily L'Equipe. "She puts her career ahead of the next match for the national team and it disappoints me.

Well, duh!!! Geez, such a minor thing like her career! She should be ashamed of herself!

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of course he's gonna be disappointed with her withdrawal at this late stage
if she hadnt made herself available all yr, it would be diff.


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you are not french people and you don't realize that she is not very beloved in her country and victory in fed cup last year was her best result for public opinion,because no good result in gs since 1999......a winning in linz or philadelphia
has no importance here ......
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you are not french people and you don't realize that she is not very beloved in her country and victory in fed cup last year was her best result for public opinion,because no good result in gs since 1999......a winning in linz or philadelphia
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I'm French and Amelie is definitely beloved in France !!
T'es sûr que t'habites en France ?
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Guy Forget is right, I agree all the words of Forget and with this behaviour amé proves that she is very unprofessional tennis player, and selfish person. I think that is a good idea that ITF and france federation punishes her for the withdrawal, because she has not any physical injury, or her "supposed" injury is a fake
She shows that she is proffesionel , cause you need to take rest after a heavy season . and if you think she's self centered , what about justine , serena, ... then ?

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oui et toi???

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I'm French and Amelie is definitely beloved in France !!
T'es sûr que t'habites en France ?
j'étais dans la tribune à rg lors de sa défaite contre dementieva et le public était apathique,il s'en foutait,désolé...et si elle a certainement des fans en france,elle n'est en aucun cas une star ici..je doute à mon tour fortement que tu résides en Gaule ou alors très profonde.........
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