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Marti fans, how could you!

Not all of you, but some of you are giving up on Martina! Where is your faith in her? How could you turn your back on her when she needs you the most, uhm, eventhough she probably doesn't know you're cheering for her. But if you're going to be a so called "fan" then act like one. I'm tired of you whining about Marti retiring. Martina's not washed up. She is still young and strong. All of the top players know that they have to really play some tennis to beat her, if they're going to win.Where's your supportive spirit?

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Hail-Marti!!!!!

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Uh oh, I think my completely sarcastic post and venting fest was a big mistake!!!

Martina's still my fave.
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Hail Venus, it's a nice post.

Although I know yours was a general post I feel it applies specially to me.

I can't talk for the others, but in my case, being a fan of a tennis player isn't something pasional, but rather I follow a player because she plays the way I like, and I like watching her. Of course, it's not that simple, I do feel happy when Justine or Martina win, but my support for them is not something I have under my skin.

Maybe it is with Justine, because the circumstances were quite different.

I become a fan of Martina after seeing her win the Australian Open for the first time. It wasn't that I started following her because she was winning, but I discovered her game there. Being a long time fan of Gabriela Sabatini and Jana Novotna, it was gratifying to cheer for a player that actually was winning everything. But there wasn't a strong bond, I knew her as a champion and somehow she spoiled me, in 1997 she didn't lose a match until RG, and that was after a long lay off, then she lost only 4 more matches, and started 98 winning the Australian Open again, so, I guess deep inside me I expected her to keep doing it.

Justine is different, I started to follow her when she was nobody. I've seen her progress, and every aspect in her game fits what I like, plus, I admire how she overcome adversity, she is a player that I can admire as a person, as well as a player (not that Martina is a bad person or anything, simply that Martina is like nearly all the other tennis players, there isn't anything special about her life).

So, it's something that I can explain, but simply it's the way I feel. When Justine plays, I am nervous, I follow the live-scores and I am swearing all the time, I dedicate time to the website, I feel really happy when she does well, and I am looking forward to her next tournament expecting her to break through, with Martina I am now much more objective. I do like watching her play, I do like her winning, but there isn't passion. It could be unfair on her, but it's the way I feel, I can't help it.
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Actually Fingon, I haven't read any posts that you've made concerning Marti's retirement. Not to say that you haven't made any, but I just haven't seen them. I can understand the difference in the feelings you have between Marti and Justine. I'm referring to the Martina Hingis fans who are suddenly suggesting that she should retire and that she's washed up. I don't remember their names though. Maybe they are just not used to her losing and they don't know how to deal with it. I don't understand this, because my favorite had to crawl before she could walk on the tour, where as Martina walked first, and now, she must crawl to walk again. Why have they lost faith in her? I just don't feel that they should give up on her so easily. I'm talking about the ones who feel passionately about her when she's winning, but plot her demise when she's not. I don't think they are her true fans.

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You can always find your true supporters during your bad times.

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and jomar is a real supporter, hehehe

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Marti uses me as her "supporter" during her matches.

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yes, she asks you to massage her foot, prepare tea for her, wash her dirty socks ....

well honestly I really think you are her true fans and she should be proud of you

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I prefer cash than praise...i hope marti's listening....seriously, thanx miranda...please make me a trophy.

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well, i am going to make you a statute, but you know statute, can only be made after you go to heaven , may be 50 years later, be patience

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i want a naked statue of mine. thanks in advance.

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why is candy crying ,don't worry, jennifer only won her first grand slam at about 25, martina is still 21, she will rise again

naked?! i am a very kind person, i don't want people to laugh at your .... and so your costume is a sweater+2 black trousers

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i want people to laugh...it's the best free medicine...so jaz do it....you can't go against a last wish.

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