When you are at a tournament, what do you prefer to watch ? - TennisForum.com
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... watching low-ranked players playing a match ? 84 54.90%
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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2002, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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When you are at a tournament, what do you prefer to watch ?

I always prefer watching matches. Sure, I try to get a glimpse of the top-players when they practise, but I don't stay there while matches are going on.
Practising is interesting but I think there's much more to discover by watching matches, tactics, the mental part etc.
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if monica, anna or jelena are practising, i watch that, but any other top players practsind id rather watch the lower ranked match
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always prefer watching matches
except when you need time out for food etc

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Always matches, of course...

And then I have the losers bring me food so I don't miss a second

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depends... if hingis was practicing i would watch her... if a Brit was playing I would watch her!!!!!
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I would rather watch practices..unless my favs are playing a match, then I go there. I like taking pictures, not just watch. I am a bit restless I guess. Need to mull around more not just sit all the time. Would like to get all of the experience as much as I can.

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I'd watch Venus, Dani, Lindsay or Marti practice otherwise match.

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only time i go around to practice is before play

and during rain breaks i find my way to the indoor courts if any
then i see them practice

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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2002, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Right now I would be happy though if top-players came to Hamburg to practise.
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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2002, 11:57 PM
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Always matches, always.
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If one of my favorites is practicing, I would prefer to watch them.
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id watch the lower ranks play

My Forever Fav: Jelena Dokic

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TBE: I do the exact same thing.

watching lower-ranked players is extremely exciting ... and the matches are usually much closer than seeing top players

and i watch players practise before the matches start
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post #15 of 49 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2002, 02:08 AM
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Watch the lower ranked players definitely.

You see so little of them on TV, you have to grab every chance you can.
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