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music during changeovers?

i only realized now that they play music during changeovers at the championships. i thought it was extremely irritating and must certainly annoy the players, too, no? is this common in the USA (or other countries, for that matter). do other tournaments do this as well?? and: WHAT'S THE POINT????



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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 01:58 PM
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Kim was singing along with 'Hella Good' from no doubt during a changeover in her match against Henin. So I don't think it bothers her.

I saw capriati complaining a time ago (Us open?) to ask the umpire if this loud music was necessary.

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They did it before but I can't remember where and when.

Right after Venus retired, they were playing 'It's a beautiful day'.
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I seem to recall they did it at the US Open, at least on Ash - I really should know this for sure, but hmmm

I don't pay attention to sound details I guess
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Thats below the belt

I don't like the music.

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Kim was also singing 'Living on a prayer' of Bon Jovi.
She likes to play with a lot of noise.
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i think the music is a bad idea. one of the things i love about wimbledon is the tranquility between points. i'm sure most players don't like to hear rock/pop music whilst they're deep in thought.

they do it to make it seem more exciting, and to try to avoid the feeling of silence, as that suggests an empty/disinterested stadium.

yes, it's more common in America. I think they introduced in one of the US hardcourt tournies in 98/99 and most of the players said they disliked it.

I also hate those big glitzy introductions to the players. it might work with the star names, but when it's:

"Jenniferrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Capriati, wooooooooo" and "Silvia Farina-Elia"......yeah, right!

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I think it's good. It can help players relax
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Personally, I think the music should only be played before or after a match, if at all. During a match... well, it just isn't tennis. I don't mind how they announce the players. On the ATP, they have spotlights, fanfare and music when they introduce the players. That's okay. Tennis isn't golf. It doesn't have to be completely serene. A little gusto is good, just not during changeovers.

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The players are playing a tennis match, not performing brain surgery that they need silence.

They were playing Janet Jackson's "All for you" during the Hingis-Seles 4th round match at the US Open and "Beautiful Day" by U2 after the Hingis-Seles final at the Chase in 2000.

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Jen was complaining about the music when they played the song that is the soundtrack to Friends
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I saw Lisa Raymond getting into the music during a change over in her mixed doubles match at the US Open this year. So I would assume it doesn't bother all the players I personally kind of like the idea..but if it bothers most of the players then I guess they should drop it.
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Kim has a good taste in music!!




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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 09:48 PM
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It depends what the music is.. and with the shit they're pumping out in LA, I'd be VERY annoyed.
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post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 10:03 PM
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Its really, really horrible. You know that sickening feeling you get when you're embarrassed for someone else; like when your Mum is dancing in front of your friends, or someone is asking someone out who's just not interested in them in front of other people? Well, it makes me feel like that.

They were playing songs it at the Fed Cup last weekend, and every time the music blasted on, for some reason I wanted to crawl into a hole.

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