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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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How dare he! Jon Wertheim on Hingis in OZ final

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To her everlasting credit, Hingis could scarcely have been more gracious in defeat. A testament to how far she's come personally, if not professionally, in the past three years, she confronted her meltdown head on. "The last few matches, I've had this problem to close it out," she admitted. "I have to work through it." There was no blaming the conditions. Or the fact that she had played six sets of doubles over the previous 48 hours. Or the ankle that had gone under the knife just a few months ago.
The man couldn't have been nastier if he tried! How can they let him write this stuff?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 08:47 AM
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Everyone seems to dislike this man intensely, which begs the question, why do people continue to read his columns?
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 09:07 AM
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I'm confused

I thought he was complimenting her on taking the blame on herself and not blaming anything else such as the number of matches she had played, the weather, or her ankle operation. He was complimenting her on not whining. Why would anyone take exception to that?


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I don't think anyone is Tia.

I was more referring to the weekly "I hate Jon" threads posted by whatever Fan (or Group of) he seems to have got on the wrong side off.
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Volcana, are you trying to be cynical?
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 09:33 AM
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volcana's just having some aftershocks.

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I agree with Tia. I thought he was complimenting Hingis. What is so nasty about that passage?
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Im pretty sure this is just tongue in cheek stuff from Volcana

Many people on this board criticise Wertheim, so I think she was just showing that he can say something constructive too.
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Is Volcana a she? Are we sure? Tell us, Volcana.

Anyhow, it speaks fairly poorly of someone when you have to seek out instances of when they are polite and respectful of others. Wertheim was relatively gentle this week, and appears to be hedging a bit on Monica, to avoid looking the fool later.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 10:22 AM
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Silly me.

Hey, even if you don't always agree with him, you must admit he has impeccable grammar.
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 10:22 AM
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C'mon guys! Volcana was being sarcastic!!!

Anyways..I agree with what Wertheim said. Hingis was gracious.

I don't see why everyone hates him so much. I guess I understand the Seles fans, becuase he has pretty much written her off to win any title.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 10:33 AM
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 11:11 AM
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i agee with u hugetennisfan, d guy writes well and he's funny too, d only problem on him is he tends to be biased on some players...i guess he can't help it... for all his flaws, i still love reading d mailbag...

i don't think he meant to bash hingis on that article...but i can't help but disagree a little on d message that he's trying to convey abt her...



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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2002, 11:55 AM
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See that smiley at the end of Volcana's post?

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