Roland Garros and Martina Hingis - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisrox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,226
                     
Talking Roland Garros and Martina Hingis

Everyone seems to be in love with Hingis these days. The crowds are behind her, the media drools over every little sound bite from her,and Larry Scott can stop hyping blondes for the moment.

The question is,how will the fickle french crowd react to Marti's new avatar?Will they remember the ignominy of her worst moment there?Or will they welcome her with open arms?

What do you lot think?

"You know why I didn't go to Chelsea even though they offered more than 55m, because I love football and to play it attractively"
-Ronaldinho

Roman Abramovich-tax cheat Jose Maurinho-Megalomaniac


Proud to be a Gunners fan. We're skint, but proud


tennisrox is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
 
dinhd82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,796
                     
haha, this is what I referred to in the other thread! Yeah I'm not sure either. In Dubai, they were rooting for her like she was their own, esp against Sharapova, chanting her name like a rock star! French crowd is different though, they can turn on you at the drop of a dime. They do love their past champions though, and even though Hingis never won singles there, she is a champion, but who knows. Shall we ask the french posters on how they feel about her? Maybe it's a cultural distaste? lol

Martina Hingis 4ever!!!

Now and forever, I'll remember.
dinhd82 is offline  
post #3 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:15 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Martian Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: London, UK
Posts: 30,481
                     
I can't believe that the French crowd will suddenly love her I'm sure she will have some support, but there will still be a lot of people who don't like her.

Also, i think it will depend a bit on how Martina acts on the court. If she gets a bit frustrated and starts to throw a raquet, or something like that, the crowd will probably turn on her as usual.

Martian Stacey is offline  
post #4 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 143
                     
The French crowd will adore her, it will be like the complete opposite of previous years
clark.kent is offline  
post #5 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:12 PM
Senior Member
 
martinailuv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: jubilee line
Posts: 443
                     
Some time has passed since Marti played Steffi. Dunno if they'll react in a negative way but while I don't think Marti will be a favourite with the French crowd, they respect her game and possible even cheer for her at times.
martinailuv is offline  
post #6 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:14 PM
Senior Member
 
alfajeffster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
Posts: 9,216
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennisrox
Everyone seems to be in love with Hingis these days. The crowds are behind her, the media drools over every little sound bite from her,and Larry Scott can stop hyping blondes for the moment.

The question is,how will the fickle french crowd react to Marti's new avatar?Will they remember the ignominy of her worst moment there?Or will they welcome her with open arms?

What do you lot think?
If she's smart, and hires a good design team to polish her appearance and suit her up in some frocks that stimulate the French blood, and is seen out and about at some pretty interesting places while she's in Paris, I think she'll be popular. A couple of easy tricks would be (1) go David Bowie red; or (2) pull Anna out of semi-retirement for doubles or even John McEnroe for mixed- sure fire crowd pleasers to have the French in the palm of her hand.

There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.
alfajeffster is offline  
post #7 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Renaissance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 810
                     
People will be happy to see her again,but if she has kiddy reactions like 7 years ago i don't think they support her too much...
Renaissance is offline  
post #8 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:32 PM
Senior Member
 
dinhd82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,796
                     
Couple of years back some1 asked Martina if she had forgiven the crowd at Roland Garros, and she replied with "have they forgiven me?". I thought that was just classy of Martina, but for reals, what the hell did you she do to the crowd personally? They need to back off and enjoy tennis for what it is and not get crazy of stupid little things, so annoying when they begin to jeer! If I were Martina, I could care less about them, just ignore them and play my best. While the French might be against Martina, the rest of the world is for her so no need to worry Martina.

Martina Hingis 4ever!!!

Now and forever, I'll remember.
dinhd82 is offline  
post #9 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Renaissance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 810
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinhd82
Couple of years back some1 asked Martina if she had forgiven the crowd at Roland Garros, and she replied with "have they forgiven me?". I thought that was just classy of Martina, but for reals, what the hell did you she do to the crowd personally? They need to back off and enjoy tennis for what it is and not get crazy of stupid little things, so annoying when they begin to jeer! If I were Martina, I could care less about them, just ignore them and play my best. While the French might be against Martina, the rest of the world is for her so no need to worry Martina.

In France we don't like stupid players with arrogant comments.
Don't pull out of context the jeer,she said on Graf some days before she should retire.Otherwise cross a tennis court and contest the line call just front of Graf was just disrespectful towards her opponent.Martina was just a spoilt child.
After we know the end of the movie Graf kicked her butt.

Last edited by Renaissance; Mar 2nd, 2006 at 01:48 PM.
Renaissance is offline  
post #10 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:49 PM
Senior Member
 
densuprun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,021
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinhd82
Couple of years back some1 asked Martina if she had forgiven the crowd at Roland Garros, and she replied with "have they forgiven me?". I thought that was just classy of Martina.
There is nothing classy in "an eye for an eye" (or forgiveness for forgiveness). Nothing particularly unclassy, either. Just a regular human behavior.
densuprun is offline  
post #11 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 211
                     
The answer is in my user name
booa is offline  
post #12 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 02:06 PM
Senior Member
 
dinhd82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,796
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Borine

In France we don't like stupid players with arrogant comments.
Don't pull out of context the jeer,she said on Graf some days before she should retire.Otherwise cross a tennis court and contest the line call just front of Graf was just disrespectful towards her opponent.Martina was just a spoilt child.
After we know the end of the movie Graf kicked her butt.
How was that disrespecting Graf? Graf stood there like a duck even though she knew it was good, it should be the other way around. It was only about etiquette and nothing personal to the French crowd. you guys need to back the F off!!! Graf didn't beat Martina, Martina beat herself, so she's still better! hahaha Talk about being arrogant? You guy should know!!!!

Martina Hingis 4ever!!!

Now and forever, I'll remember.
dinhd82 is offline  
post #13 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
dinhd82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,796
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by densuprun
There is nothing classy in "an eye for an eye" (or forgiveness for forgiveness). Nothing particularly unclassy, either. Just a regular human behavior.
What the hell are you talking about? Isn't being classy part of human behavior?

Martina Hingis 4ever!!!

Now and forever, I'll remember.
dinhd82 is offline  
post #14 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 02:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: on a rock
Posts: 5,755
                     
Graf knew the ball was good. Had Martina done the same thing, she would have been attacked for "disrespecting" Graf. Martina wasn't there to "respect" Graf. Lots of players have respected Graf and lost to her. Graf counted on that intimidation and "respect." It was the ones who didn't respect her who did the best against her.

I'll never forget Seles coming from down 1-4 in the tiebreak and winning! Graf didn't win another point in that tiebreak. Had Seles "respected" her, she might not have done so well.
starr is offline  
post #15 of 111 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 02:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 211
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinhd82
Talk about being arrogant? You guy should know!!!!
BOO BOOO BOOOOOOOOOO
booa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome