^ Don't take those Haters Serious hurricanejeanne they just want attention I would've get all mad and work up over them
I'm not taking them serious but it does make me wonder how their rationality works in everyday life if they can't rationalize a professional athlete's reasoning for withdrawing.
If you apply their logic to other things, it ridiculous.
Say, if you have the stomach flu and eating heavy or sweet things will just make you sicker you don't eat those things. With their logic, they still think you should eat those things that make you ill even if it will make you ill. It just doesn't add up.
And on a personal level, I doubt any of them have had a serious injury that needs time to heal or to at least stabilize so it doesn't get worse. Tendonitis is tricky. It doesn't go away completely and can flare up really bad if not managed, which is something I can speak from experience.
Also, I enjoy how easily so many people overlook the times she has played on an injury only for it bite her in the ass in the end (the US Open fainting episode for example).
But alas, there are posters that believe withdrawing or retiring from a tournament/match are just the worst thing ever because the tour is more important and players as individuals are interchangeable. Tennis is an individual sport, you have to make the call about your body and whether or not you can give 100%. In my eyes, if you can't give 100% it's not worth half-assing.
And finally, it's an honor to have Patrick on our side. He's slaying the haters in GM by outsmarting them.