As we all know Hingis has had a terrible year.<br />But I think we must not be too worried about her future.
If you look on pure skills she is problably the best out there.<br />Sure she lacks power and has no good serve.<br />But look at this<br />Martina Hingis was born to be a tennis superstar.<br />She has worked incredible hard and never had a really normal life.<br />Her mother and she wanted her to become a great tennisplayer and she became.<br />Her whole life is about tennis, sure she does have some private life but tennis is and was the main thing.<br />Back in'97 when she conquered the world of tennis <br />people were saying she had a chance to become on of the best ever.
At this moment people doubt her, but just look at her skills.<br />She can do almost anything she want and have worked hard for it.<br />Now it seems her game is maybe not enough for todays powerbabes.<br />But she is almost destined to be a top player for years.<br />She is 21 and has still enough years in front of her.<br />You can be sure that she is willing to do everything to be the best again.<br />She loves tennis and the tour is her world.<br />Martina is definetly capable to improve her game if she sets her mind 100% on it.
Is there anybody who thinks that she wont be motivated?<br />Think again.<br />Is there anybody who thinks she hasnt got what it takes to be the best again?<br />Ill speak you again in the future.
Martina will not go on making only semi's , she is a natural winner and will not be denied for all those years which are coming.<br />There's no way she will go on the rest of her career like she has been struggling this year.<br />I think that if her motivation and confidence are back she can sure win a GS and be #1 again.<br />I do not think she will be as dominating as in '97 cause the concurention is bigger especially the Williams sisters who I want to give credit as they are great athletes and also have great years in front of them.
I think Martina,Venus and Serena are the future of tennis.<br />Im looking forward to next season and wishes good luck to all three of them.
Dec 13th, 2001, 02:14 PM
I agree, my favorite player will be the # 1 player again. She has been # 1 for the past four years and a little hiccup is not going to hold her back.
Dec 13th, 2001, 06:39 PM
not too many points to defend either,Martina will be back on top where she belongs.
Dec 13th, 2001, 07:20 PM
Don't mean to bust your bubble or anything John, but Martina gained her truckload of points during the first ½ of 2001 . So in order to "get back to the top where she belongs" ::snicker snicker:: she HAS to defend her titles at Addidas, doha and dubai , get to the finals and or win the AO, Indian Wells, Ericsson, Charleston, Berlin, Italy and Roland Garos and the semis or win at Amelia Island. The road will get a bit bumpier before it gets smooth again <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
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Dec 14th, 2001, 06:06 AM
I'm with infiniti2001! People seem to forget too quickly that even if martina had her worst year ever in matter of number of titles (only 3 tiers II), she had a pretty good running overall ... she has to defend 3 finals, 9 semifinals and 2 QF if she wants to stay where she is ... #4! But that's not my prediction! Because she will not win Adidas and will not reach the final of the AO (for the first time in the past 5 years!) MH will fall a little bit more in the rankings in the beginning of next year. I agree with one thing though... she will be probably more motivated than ever to regain what she lost last year but the journey will be very very long! And the top 10 is sooo strong now that i wouldn't bet my money on her right now!
I'm curious though to see how she will do in January ... i guess her results in the Australia season will definitely tell us what will be the rest of her year!!
Dec 15th, 2001, 11:27 PM
I believe Martina will be back at the top.<br />Lets just wait and watch it happen.
Dec 16th, 2001, 09:35 AM
I recall people saying martina had no chance in hell of making the finals in Oz this year.<br />That there was no way she'd beat Serena and Venus back to back.
But she proved them all wrong.
I hope to see her do more of that in 2002 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 16th, 2001, 10:28 AM
Because Everybody has a Chance.
Lindsay has a chance<br />Venus has a chance<br />others has chance!!!
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:25 PM
Not that I mean to rain on anyone's parade, but <br />when will reality strike Martina's fans? She's A 1000 points off the lead, for pete's sake. Remember when SHE was a thousand points in the lead and "some" were smugly saying she was so far ahead no one could ever catch up, never ever, because no one was in her class? Have you even looked at what she has to do in January and February just to stay even THAT close to the leaders? Do you honestly think, with the way she was playing for the last eight months, that she can come back off a debilitating injury and make at least the finals of every tournament she plays and win three or four of them? That's almost as loopy as announcing that Alexandra Stevenson or Anna Kournikova could do so. As always this is just my humble opinion <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:44 PM
Dec 16th, 2001, 05:08 PM
[quote]HAS to defend her titles at Addidas, doha and dubai , get to the finals and or win the AO, Indian Wells, Ericsson, Charleston, Berlin, Italy and Roland Garos and the semis or win at Amelia Island. <hr></blockquote>
At Indian Wells, Ericsson, Berlin, Italy and Roland Garros, she is only defending SF points.
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:17 PM
[quote]At Indian Wells, Ericsson, Berlin, Italy and Roland Garros, she is only defending SF points.<hr></blockquote>
You misunderstood my post Justin... I simply stated that in order for Martina to get back "at the top where she belongs" :::snicker snicker::: , she has to defend all these SF points or win the whole shebang <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:27 PM
It's funny how you are always in Martina's threads.
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:34 PM
I hope you are more than right <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />Marti Marti Marti! Oi Oi Oi!
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:45 PM
I'm still with you infiniti2001!
I believe that MH has "almost" everything to come back to the top but this will not happen in 2002. Mathematically, it is impossible for her to do so and we all know that rankings have a lot to do with maths! She has too many points to defend to stay where she is. Actually, she needs another bad year to erase all these points and then be able to rise again just by gaining points.<br />Why do you think VW is not #1 right now? because of all these stupids points she has to defend each year to remain at the same position. Her not playing a full schedule is another reason for not being #1 but this is not MH's case. And I don't see MH playing more than she already does...the injuries would stop her anyway!
So let's be objective for a moment MH's fans and you guys be prepared for another fall before she comes back. Let's just hope she will have the same bad year so the fall won't be that catastrophic.
2003...yes maybe this will be Martina's year!
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:45 PM
[quote] It's funny how you are always in Martina's threads. <hr></blockquote>
Nah, it's just like everyone else and their mother showing up in all threads. The truth really hurts after all.. oh and it's nice to know that you taking notice of me LMAO <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
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Dec 16th, 2001, 07:45 PM
Personally, I am yet to say Martina is going o be #1 by Roland Garros.
I have a feeling that would be almost impossible unless lindsay, jenn and Venus don't play at ALL untill them.
However, i dont think its unreasonable to assume she will be in the top 2 or 3 by this time next year, provided she doesn't continue her slump.
No one knows how she'll come back from this injury.
once again, I sincerely hope she comes back and does great, so I can see a few people try and remove their feet from their mouths <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:59 PM
Maybe she has a tough time in the begin of the season, but I am sure she will be there again in the future.
Dec 16th, 2001, 08:05 PM
[quote] once again, I sincerely hope she comes back and does great, so I can see a few people try and remove their feet from their mouths
Of course I've taken Hingisova's foot injury , and her recent slump into account... Someone called it a little hiccup, but to me it seems more like a giant asthma ... So if "some"want to consider it foot in the mouth on my part, then so be it <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
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Dec 18th, 2001, 05:21 PM
Shouldn't this be under Non-Tennis in the Comic Section?
Let's see,she can't serve has a Powder Puff Forehand a backhand that Rarely finds down the line yes truly a force to be reckoned with lol.
Dec 20th, 2001, 09:25 AM
She has the game, she will be at the top where she belongs.
Dec 20th, 2001, 09:53 AM
It will be exciting to see how Martina will perform at the beginning of 2002, after a terrible year of 2001, and recovering from injury!! I am sure she will stay into the Top 10, but back to Top 3, I have doubts in my mind for it!! Look at how strong the competition is on the WTA tennis circuit, with the two Belgians and Williams sisters, Davenport, Capriati and Seles!! But I would love to see Martina Hingis back into the tennis circuit in 2002, looking forward to see whether there will be some improvements in her game!!!
Dec 20th, 2001, 11:02 AM
This thread seems to be based more on the "hope" Martina will get back on top, rather than actual facts that would lead us to think/believe.
I hope that Martina will get back to something approaching her best, but a lot of huffing and puffing from us won't do that.
There are things that she needs to change, which at the moment don't look like changing. And that's the bottom line.
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:33 PM
If Martina is going to be back at her number one position it will be in the middle of they year or towards the end but not until after Roland Garros.. The Aussie season will determine who will be #1-#3 b/n Lindsay, Jennifer, and Venus..
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:34 PM
I don't think she will ever be at the top again. She just isn't good enough. There is too much competition. She can't deal with the Williams-sisters, Lindsay, Jennifer and the Belgians. The few years Hingis 'conquered' the tennis world, the players I mentioned weren't on the tour or weren't fit. Serena and Venus were too young and played their first(!) tournaments at the time, Lindsay was too fat to be a big champion, Jennifer was still smoking pot and the Belgians were still children. <br />She was the best at a dead moment in the tour and now it's one of the best cometitions ever, with many great players, she just isn't good enough to be at the top.<br />That's my idee, only the future can proove me wrong.