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Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

It's weird to think about, but can you remember a match where you wanted the opponent of one of your favorite platers to win?

I have always been a big fan of Ana(especially earlier this year) and at Wimbledon, I found myself rooting for Nathalie Dechy to beat her in the second round. Anyone else had similar experiences?
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Every time Kata plays Patty? lol

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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

Yeah, sometimes even if I like a player, I root for an upset during a Grand Slam if she is close to losing. Sometimes I just enjoy chaos.
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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

actually i wanted jelena to lose to flavia in zurich this time, not only did flavia pley some great tennis in that match, but for jelena's own sake, as it was the only way for her not to get seriously injured and take some rest before the YEC...

and of course, when ana plays against jelena, i have to pick sides, and its hard, but i'm almost always going with jelena...
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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

I was a fan of Dementieva before. And I wanted first her to beat Jankovic in LA-06 final but during the match I found myself rooting for JJ. And since then I became a real Jankovic fan.
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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

cheer against Daniela, no way. She loses enough matches already. The closest I've come to cheering against a fav, must be cheering for Jankovic to take as many titles this fall as possible, even though I'm a Serena fan and I wanted to have Serena end as number 1. But since Serena's chances of becoming number 1 at the end of the year were slim, I hoped that Jankovic would win and dominate and end the year as a very worthy number 1.


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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

Whenever any of my faves play Venus or a player I like more than them.


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yes

never against Masha though
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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

If Mary would have to play against Tamira at her comeback-tournament ... i would cheer for Queen Mary


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i just never rooted against Venus i guess.

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Usually never. I'll only root against Serena if she plays Elena but even then that depends on context in career etc.

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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

no

Maybe some day in the future

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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

When Dinara played Ana in FO - cheered for Ana

And when Juju played Ana in FO - cheered for Ana



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Yes, whenever Venus plays Serena or Ana (sometimes). Other than that, no.

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Re: Have you ever found yourself rooting AGAINST one of your favorite players?

I will never ever root against Sharapova. I will root against Ana, Tati or Nicole if they play Sharapova, or if they play each other. Otherwise, I never root against them. I might root for Nicole over Maria if they were playing a slam final, but only that one time, because Nicole hasn't won a slam yet.

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