Re: Are you a coward?
Interesting thread topic. But for me I have talked about race with my friends when it has come up in conversation in the past, but it gets so old after a while. I live in Atlanta, where every week there is another story about race in the news media, black vs. white and it has gotten incredibly stale and old. I also see the whole race thing becoming less and less of an issue and I can see that in the younger generations. It just seems like the younger generations (30 and under) don't have the same hangups as older Americans when it comes to race-its a nonissue (thank God).
With respect to tennis I first started really paying attention to tennis in the early 90's and was a huge fan of Courier, Agassi, Chang and Mal Washington. But it wasn't until Venus came along before I started to follow the sport like a religion. And right now on the womens side Venus and Serena are the main reasons why I pay attention to womens tennis. I will always root for Serena, no matter who she plays (Dubai aside, Venus really needed that win after that mess she brought at the AO) On the mens side I do enjoy Tsongas, Monfils, Young, and Jenkins, but I can't stand to watch James Blake play. But I also love watching Federer, Kiefer, Haas, Verdasco, Djokovic, Kohlschreiber, Schuettler, Gasquet and to a lesser extent Roddick. And my love and enjoyment of these players has nothing to do with race: its simply because I enjoy their game and personalities.
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