Big tournament coming up your fav. is in the same half as her toughest oponent
Would you hope the rival pulls out, or want to watch them clash and may the best player win?
I've seen so many threads dedicated to wishing a posters favorite player either gets a default, or a chance at victory against an injured foe. I'd much rather see two top players clash and have the better player on that day win.
"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw
"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "