Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In Albert Costa's Arms
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!
Tennis is not wrestling. it's more than a spectacle. it's a sport.
You have long been my goal, been my chasing, been my soul. I have hung out on the edge. But I just couldn't let go. There's a time to forgive. There's a time to forget. Close your eyes, get ready, set. Walk me down this fall I'm taking but don't let me go yet. Oh let me go, sweetheart, throw me, around you, like you know me. And remember me too. Remember me too from a dream i had of you. Mary Margaret O'Hara | Dream I Had | Apartment Hunting | 2002.