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Do you call out players' names loud when you are watching in the stands?

I'm usually way too shy to shout while watching a match from the stands. I haven't attended too many tournaments but the only occasion on which I really got involved enough to shout the name of a player I was cheering on was the Roddick/Lee match at Addidas International last year (pre much two years ago). I really couldn't help it. Not that I was aware.. I was emotionally into it so much that before I knew it, I was like beside myself shouting bloody loud " C'mon Lee! Kick ass!" A lot of people were real involved in the match as it was so close and entertaining. I didn't really stand out but since the majority of ppl sitting around me were pro Andy, when I remarked "Kick his cocky arss, Lee!", a lot of people turned ard and gave me a nasty look! My friends were looking embarrassed though they were also rooting for Lee. Anyways that match turned out to be the best match I have ever seen in front of my eyes.
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Not really, but I like to shout things like 'Come on Arantxa!' at Davis Cup finals. I do tend to shout at my TV though, its much safer.

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im kinda shy about it too... but for some reason, i feel like i NEED to or my fav won't win. pretty crazy, but thats the only thing that moves me to shout.
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I remember watching Serena Williams play Irina Spirlea at Arthur Ashe Stadium in a night match years ago, and we were up in the nosebleed seats and (you guessed it)- feeling no pain for the $5 Heinekins, and a few of us with voices yelled "GO SEREEEEEEENAAAAA!" in between points every now and again throughout the match. A friend of mine taped it and actually heard us!

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Not really, but I like to shout things like 'Come on Arantxa!' at Davis Cup finals. I do tend to shout at my TV though, its much safer.
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usually Ihave such bad seats it doesn't matter (this is generally the USOpen)

there was a lot of:
COME ON JENNi-FER!! at the usopen semi this year.. but this was from most of the crowd as well as me..

I mostly mutter to myself.. and the join in when others are yelling.
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Not really, but I like to shout things like 'Come on Arantxa!' at Davis Cup finals. I do tend to shout at my TV though, its much safer.
If it's on a big court, yeah, but usually I'm too shy or too into the match to do it. I do shout at the TV and at live scores on the internet, though

In Cincy I cheered loud and hard for Max in the semis, but that's because more or less the whole stadium was against him. Ditto Rainer. He really got treated nastily by the crowd when he played Fish. But when I was on the smaller courts I didn't say much because you feel SO CLOSE to the player that you don't want to disturb them

However, interestingly enough, if the whole crowd is into the match and shouting, it's easier to go along with things. I saw Ferrero/Zimonjic vs Hewitt/Philippoussis and it was a great, relaxed match and the crowd was into it from the start That doesn't happen much in singles matches, though.

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hell yea. it's fun as hell too

me and my friend managed to get all the Venus fans rowdy in her first round match at Wimbledon this year.

she musta enjoyed it cuz she said the crowd was really nice
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Does anyone shout when its a small court and theres hardly anyone watching?
I'm too embarassed to
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go to a challenger, its a brave person who cheers there. bad enough enough clapping leads u to get stared at by the other 4 people who have decided to attend.

challenger players, especially thsoe ranked 500 down who didnt do well in juniors or anything tend to get really confused when people start clapping and turn around and look at you as if to say "what the fuck?! why are you clapping me?! Ive never been clapped before."

the nice players usually will smile and say hi when they walk past u after the match and stuff, well with only 5 people watching its obvious who is supporting who!!

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when i went to the us open this year, i attended serveral matches in which i cheered for all of them

when i went to the schynder vs tanasugarn match... patty was down a set and a break so i cheered "go patty!!!" and the people around me turned and gave me a weird look... i gave them the finger lolol

then, at the hantuchova vs vakulenko matvch.. i cheered very loudly and vocally for daniela and once i screamed so loud "GOOOOO DANIELA!!!" that she looked up at me and smiled!!!! it was so great

then.. i went to the harkleroad vs zvonareva match and the whole crowd was screaming and pulling for ashley, especially in the second set [which she won]... that match was being televised and i called my friend and put her on hold.... i screamed "GO ASHLEY!!!" and she said she could hear me perfectly on the tv!!!

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I don't quite call their names loud because I reckon it's really annoying to the person's sitting next to you...this yr at wimbly i saw the match between mary and justine...this justine fan was shouting "go justine" 5 seconds a time right NEXT to my ear! ...i nearly went deaf! i mean, it's good to cheer on your fav player but i reckon it's so annoying


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not exactly call out their names

i always try and sit as close to court as possible
but give them "positive vibes", gentle hints

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