Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In Albert Costa's Arms
Speech or Interview on the Court? Which do you prefer?
Notice that until about 2000, Wimbledon never asked their champions to give an interview or make a speech during the ceremony. Now they have Sue Barker doing a quick on-court interview. This still differs from the other three slams where the players go up on a podium and then make their own speeches. Roland Garros play the relevant National Anthem (does the US and Aus??). Which approach do you prefer out of the Slams, particularly bearing in mind the big difference at Wimbledon?
Personally I prefer the players to say their own words rather than have BBC-hack Sue Barker asking profound questions like "How does it feel to win"? and "You must be happy with how you played today".
I would say I like the Roland Garros presentation the most, and it's always better to present the runner-up first and have a good pause before the winner. And then I liked the old Wimbledon where you had to try to overhear and lip-read what the Duchess said, and then had to wait in suspense to hear the full interview an hour later.
I also don;t like the interviews that happen 20 secs after leaving the court, and those 1 minute before going on court.
I guess I like mystique. I don;t like to see the locker rooms either. Let me imagine....
You have long been my goal, been my chasing, been my soul. I have hung out on the edge. But I just couldn't let go. There's a time to forgive. There's a time to forget. Close your eyes, get ready, set. Walk me down this fall I'm taking but don't let me go yet. Oh let me go, sweetheart, throw me, around you, like you know me. And remember me too. Remember me too from a dream i had of you. Mary Margaret O'Hara | Dream I Had | Apartment Hunting | 2002.
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