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She is overrated. 14 6.51%
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post #1 of 212 (permalink) Old May 6th, 2014, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

I know this topic has been discussed almost ad nauseam but it's usually only a few selected posters against Simona's fanbase so I wanted to see what the majority of TF really think. Feel free to share your opinion by voting in the poll.

So yeah, people call her "Hypelep" and say she's overrated for various reasons, mainly because she hasn't reached a SF/F in a slam yet and has yet to beat the likes of Vika, Maria or Serena.

OTOH I think she gets relatively little hype from the media or the WTA itself compared to other young(ish) players who have risen up the rankings. Which leads to one of Simona's biggest achievements, her incredible climb to world #5. That, combined with all the titles she's won recently on different surfaces should give people a solid reason to rate her among the world's best players today. Or do they actually rate her too high? What do you think?
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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

Never heard of her.

AH, you mean the "Heiress".


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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

No, she isn't.

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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

No, people say that beacuse a big part of her fanbase is objectively annoying.

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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

Neither - she's achieved a lot in the past year and is clearly still on the up
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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

Most people never thought she would ever reach the top 5 and she did. Most people don't call her the future world number 1 or future multiple GS winner. That should be enough to put to rest the myth that she is hyped/overrated.
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post #8 of 212 (permalink) Old May 6th, 2014, 10:26 PM
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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

She's not overhyped in my view, because she is barely hyped at all. As for overrated, I don't know, she earned the points, but I'd like to see her against the top ten before I can really say whether she is overrated.
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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

She's overhyped but that's not saying much, Federer is overhyped and overrated and treated as some kind of God when he's not that good, even when he actually is the best ever If you get what I mean.

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She's considered overrated on TF because of some fans. But anyone looking at the facts, the publicity she gets for a top 5 player holding 7 trophies, would understand that she's actually quite under the radar. RG is around the corner and I can say that almost nobody in the French crowd will have a clue about who she is.

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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

Hyped, my ass. Her fans are very fervent, but she was never touted as the next big thing by anybody that I can ever remember. Some people just can't give any credit if the player hasn't won a GS. But she has won 7 titles and is #5. Not hyped. We all know who has been over-hyped (hint: one is American, one Canadian).

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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

Yes, she is.
Also, she is multiple WTA singles champion, Top 5 player and billionaire.
And she is hot.
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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

If what little attention Halep is getting is already too much for some than I guess that they would be ok if tennis as a whole was about as popular as dwarf throwing. Halep is not overrated, she's underrated. If you are the fifth best player in the world you should be a superstar. There are football players who play for teams that are totally irrelevant even in their own countries that get more attention for scoring a goal against FC Nobody than Halep gets for a year of excellent tennis.

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Re: Is Simona Halep really overrated/overhyped?

Hard to say,but she does have a lot to prove to a lot of people

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