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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Tennis crowds are rude!!

Did you hear the tennis fans booing because Lindsay had to retire in the second set?? I know this was probably the second time they saw a quick retired match at this tourney, but I still will never understand why fans boo players when they retire or pull out because of injuries. Are they supposed to hurt themselves just so the crowd can see a completed match.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 09:59 PM
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No, you couldn't draw that conclusion. There are other conclusions you could draw, though. Keep working on it. You're right there.
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Very rude but when you pay the money they did to see the match its only normal there dissapointed- besides you will always get that small unclassy minority...
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Yes, it's sad, but I suppose they felt robbed of two good matches considering it came on the back of Mauresmo's retirement yesterday. But hey, imagine how the fans in Paris felt last year, when both the singles and doubles final had to be decided by walkover...

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Yes, it's sad, but I suppose they felt robbed of two good matches considering it came on the back of Mauresmo's retirement yesterday. But hey, imagine how the fans in Paris felt last year, when both the singles and doubles final had to be decided by walkover...
Dokic, of all people pulled out with an injury.
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No, you couldn't draw that conclusion. There are other conclusions you could draw, though. Keep working on it. You're right there.
Enlighten me.
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tennis fans are rude.....English soccer fans seem less rude to me, considering they like a hooligan sport
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Woh, SJW, keep a sense of proportion here. When tennis fans start storming the court and regularly hurling abuse at the players, let me know (of course, I'm talking about tennis fans in the Northern hemisphere here, we already know it's caught on in South America...).

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They have the right too. They paid good money for those ticket and for the final to not go over an hour w/no good tennis. Lindsay shouldn't have played if that were the case
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I don't like booing at any time........ unless it's booing the umpire.

Booing during baseball games is almost expected though.
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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 10:29 PM
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yeah im sure the fans would have prefered not to see any tennis at all

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well yeah, maybe the could have gotten their money back or Lindsay let dementieva get in the finals. Shes done this a couple of time too.
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well her toe seemed ok yesterday so there was no reason to let elena win, she couldnt have known het foot was gonna be so bad today

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Probably beacuse they weren't fans.
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post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 10:51 PM
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"I know this was probably the second time they saw a quick retired match at this tourney…"

It isn't cause and effect, Knizzle. You can't hear the booing and conclude that they want the player to play and risk injury. There isn't always a "here is why I'm booing" thought. They weren't happy. That's it.

Crowds talk through booing, clapping, yelling, (but preferably not at the ballet) and so on. We are pre-conditioned to do that. They don't sit down and tell the people on the court, the tournament people, and the rest of the crowd what they think or how they feel.

They are not all polite. They don't have to be. They are not all Lindsay fans. They are not all sympathetic. They are not all totally enamored with the players and just glad to see them. The ticket-buying fans were hot, tired and disappointed and some expressed it. They do that.

People boo as a crowd or within a crowd at all sorts of events. Sports crowds are big booers. Think of them as talkative, opinionated, passionate, and obstinate about being right in their interpretation of how the game goes. They are talking. Again, people aren't always nice.

They are not going to support this sport by going to events if they have a dress code, a speech code or a booing restriction. "You may not criticise players. You may not boo. You must applaud. People in the 'cheap-seats', as we like to call them, must not boo; you may applaud when you hear the ones in the more costly seats have begun applauding."

If fans have a complaint or suspicion about a particular player, then there is logical thought. Nagyova, for instance, probably gets a quite a few boos. Lindsay has retired a number of times. She might have gotten booed personally. That may have brought on her tears. She may have cried out of frustration, though, but she said she knew the crowd was disappointed.

Some people did that. I'm sorry for Lindsay, but it's gonna happen. I know she takes it seriously.

I didn't mean to be coy. I just know that is a political issue on this board, if you don't see that answer yourself, I figure you aren't going to see it.

"I know this was probably the second time they saw a quick retired match at this tourney…"
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