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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is it time for me to pick new favorites?

** Sigh. If you have three favorites, each of them having been #1 in the world, and none of them make it into the second week, is it time to pick new favorites?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Re: Is it time for me to pick new favorites?

Well between your favorites, only one has won the AO. Venus' injury was unpreventable and Maria and Jelena are in varying levels of slump. I'd be more concerned if Vee crashes out early at Wimbledon again/US Open, and if Empress Jaja continues to suck for the rest of the year. Not sure what to tell you about Masha though

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Never. Insane, undying fanatical loyalty is the only way to go, even if they retire early or, worse, trim their bangs.

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Re: Is it time for me to pick new favorites?

then pick all the 128 players to your favourite list

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Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it

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Re: Is it time for me to pick new favorites?

in a week from today, I can see Li Na holding the trophy. Sure hope so!!
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Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it
This.
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Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it
Actually I agree with you! However, its moments like these that make me look at who is left in the draw. I think I'll start following Na Li for a couple of months and see if she grows on me even more.

I like the way she plays.

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I will always always always be a fan of Ma$ha.

But having side favorites, like Kvitova, is fun too. Why don't you try following a younger player?
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** Sigh. If you have three favorites, each of them having been #1 in the world, and none of them make it into the second week, is it time to pick new favorites?
That'd be classed as glory hunting.
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yeah

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Well, after Elena retired, I have five favourites, with no clear cut #1. All of them were done before week 2, just one of them made it to the 3rd round.

Regardless of that, I still enjoy 11'AO, and last big tournament I enjoyed that much were Olympics'08. Really great tournament so far.

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Never. Insane, undying fanatical loyalty is the only way to go, even if they retire early or, worse, trim their bangs.
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Re: Is it time for me to pick new favorites?

I have one fave and others that I like. Sometimes those players will make my sig So lately, when Ana loses early (slam only but, unless it's a big tourney), I just switch focus to whoever is left in the draw that I like. The quarterfinal lineup for me is pretty awesome

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Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it
I'll roll behind this too, sums up what I sort of thought just on seeing the thread title.


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I will always always always be a fan of Ma$ha.

But having side favorites, like Kvitova, is fun too. Why don't you try following a younger player?
More sound advice. "Discovering" a player when they're early in their career, miles away from the top 100, and (hopefully) following their rise might be very rewarding.
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