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Dava
Jun 4th, 2005, 03:35 PM
:confused: I can only think its because the womens event has been generally poor this year, at Roland Garros.

Just wondering if there is any specific reason.

alexusjonesfan
Jun 4th, 2005, 03:36 PM
they must hate sony ericsson :lol:

manu32
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:00 PM
no problem with sony ericson in france but they like to contest, to say "no" (cf referendum)....they were frustrated by pierce's defeat and match's quality so they find this way to proove their little brain.....maybe they believe nokia is french???

Sam L
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:02 PM
they must hate sony ericsson :lol:
:haha:

selestribe
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:09 PM
no problem with sony ericson in france but they like to contest, to say "no" (cf referendum)....they were frustrated by pierce's defeat and match's quality so they find this way to proove their little brain.....maybe they believe nokia is french???

:rolleyes:
I just hope you're not French !

That's just because French people isn't used to hear one's thanking the sponsors, they know that sponsors are behind everything, but they don't like when they are mentioned, they just think sport and sportwomen, during the ceremony, don't have to be associated to sponsors and money ... that's it, that's not a big deal ... just a cultural difference.

By the way, Justine thanked Sony for supporting the tour for many years, but that's the first year that it is the main sponsor, right ? ...

Anyway, Frenchies love everybody ... even all the haters on this board :kiss:

kosmikgroove
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:12 PM
:rolleyes:
By the way, Justine thanked Sony for supporting the tour for many years, but that's the first year that it is the main sponsor, right ? ...


i think she means for many years TO COME. the contract w/ sony ericsson is for quite a while i believe...

améliemomo
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:26 PM
:rolleyes:
I just hope you're not French !

That's just because French people isn't used to hear one's thanking the sponsors, they know that sponsors are behind everything, but they don't like when they are mentioned, they just think sport and sportwomen, during the ceremony, don't have to be associated to sponsors and money ... that's it, that's not a big deal ... just a cultural difference.

By the way, Justine thanked Sony for supporting the tour for many years, but that's the first year that it is the main sponsor, right ? ...

Anyway, Frenchies love everybody ... even all the haters on this board :kiss:

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beauty of sport is more important!!!!!!

richie boy
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:31 PM
http://yelims5.free.fr/TopOuNul/Super01.gif

beauty of sport is more important!!!!!!


...and the French crowd certainly contributed to the "beauty of sport" throughout this championship :tape:

eddie_hyden
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:35 PM
...and the French crowd certainly contributed to the "beauty of sport" throughout this championship :tape:

that's a good one.. :haha:

Fingon
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:38 PM
maybe the French TV showed the advets "she can't cook but she can serve"
I would have booed too.

ginger_fish668
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:38 PM
...and the French crowd certainly contributed to the "beauty of sport" throughout this championship :tape:



:lol: Maybe Patty, Kiefer and Nadal could back you up there. :tape: ;) :p

Ceze
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:40 PM
:confused: I can only think its because the womens event has been generally poor this year, at Roland Garros.

Just wondering if there is any specific reason.

Its only cause in France its chocking to talk about brand publicly. Such an advertising is not common. Its not a matter of nationality, it would have been the same for any other brand! Its just a difference of culture between Anglo-saxon countries and more latin countries...
Just look at Justine and Mary when they pronounced the name of the sponsor, its obvious they expected the reaction of the crow... and both players were not chocked by it... :angel:

Yasmine
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Anyway, Frenchies love everybody ... even all the haters on this board :kiss:
Do we??? :lol:

Julia1968
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:11 PM
:confused: I can only think its because the womens event has been generally poor this year, at Roland Garros.

Just wondering if there is any specific reason.

Incorrect. They were booing "WTA World", not the "WTA".

Ceze
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Incorrect. They were booing "WTA World", not the "WTA".

:lol: I like your signature! So true :angel:

selestribe
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Incorrect. They were booing "WTA World", not the "WTA".

Of course ! How could we misundertand :smash: :haha:

saby
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Its only cause in France its chocking to talk about brand publicly. Such an advertising is not common. Its not a matter of nationality, it would have been the same for any other brand! Its just a difference of culture between Anglo-saxon countries and more latin countries...
Just look at Justine and Mary when they pronounced the name of the sponsor, its obvious they expected the reaction of the crow... and both players were not chocked by it... :angel:

They knew the crowd was going to react that way, and Mary said a little word after it and the crowd understood she had to talk about it and everybody laughed.

Ceze
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:44 PM
They knew the crowd was going to react that way, and Mary said a little word after it and the crowd understood she had to talk about it and everybody laughed.

Lol I know they have to do it by contract. But the crow is no used to this practice. Its a little bit taboo in France to speak this way about sponsor, money, etc. (same rules for salary, etc.). But I suppose you know what I mean. Im just trying to explain why the crow booed during the speeches to those who dont know the French culture ;)

But for other readers: please do not mix this boo and the one during a match with a French player. In this case, its purely chauvinism and often too excessive :rolleyes:

harloo
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:51 PM
:lol: :tape: Maybe they were dissapointed with tennis on the women's side? You think?

Tylane
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:53 PM
:rolleyes:
I just hope you're not French !

That's just because French people isn't used to hear one's thanking the sponsors, they know that sponsors are behind everything, but they don't like when they are mentioned, they just think sport and sportwomen, during the ceremony, don't have to be associated to sponsors and money ... that's it, that's not a big deal ... just a cultural difference.

By the way, Justine thanked Sony for supporting the tour for many years, but that's the first year that it is the main sponsor, right ? ...

Anyway, Frenchies love everybody ... even all the haters on this board :kiss:

Exactly what I think ! ;) Bien dit !

manu32
Jun 4th, 2005, 07:26 PM
...and the French crowd certainly contributed to the "beauty of sport" throughout this championship :tape:

it was an evidence for everybody......

today in french l'équipe magazine gived a very bad comment on french public (carton rouge) and it's not useful for this publication ...

the organisers of fo are a little anxious about the reputation of RG and about the future of red clay....forest hills did change surface to keep an us open .....

the french public and the poor quality of last tournaments (even feminine now) is a problem...verkerk,gaudio,puerta....and feminine finals since 4 years are not helping this event...

manu32
Jun 4th, 2005, 07:32 PM
:rolleyes:
I just hope you're not French !

That's just because French people isn't used to hear one's thanking the sponsors, they know that sponsors are behind everything, but they don't like when they are mentioned, they just think sport and sportwomen, during the ceremony, don't have to be associated to sponsors and money ... that's it, that's not a big deal ... just a cultural difference.

By the way, Justine thanked Sony for supporting the tour for many years, but that's the first year that it is the main sponsor, right ? ...

Anyway, Frenchies love everybody ... even all the haters on this board :kiss:

aussi idiot alors de remercier gaz de france???? c'est à dire le contribuable français .....sponsor involontaire .....

améliemomo
Jun 4th, 2005, 07:35 PM
manu32 you also forgot to tell about the lack of success of this tournament, not many people came to see this pityful tournament with this abject crowd. Not several Millions of people watch the matchs, a real crap.

But you re right just spot the better side of it!!!you rule!!!!!!!!!

Ceze
Jun 4th, 2005, 08:09 PM
aussi idiot alors de remercier gaz de france???? c'est à dire le contribuable français .....sponsor involontaire .....
lol là je dis non... Gaz de France n'est pas synonyme de contribuable français... ça l'a été dans le passé, au lendemain de la guerre, mais ça fait longtemps que c'est l'entreprise qui donne de l'argent à l'Etat et non l'inverse... Il faut arrêter de confondre tout et n'importe quoi. Mais je suis d'accord avec toi sur le fond, le public français aime contester... ;)
no problem with sony ericson in france but they like to contest, to say "no" (cf referendum)....they were frustrated by pierce's defeat and match's quality so they find this way to proove their little brain.....maybe they believe nokia is french???
... mais les joueurs savent à quoi s'attendre en entrant sur le Central! Que le public ait été déçu, ça ne fait pas de doute, mais ça n'a rien à voir avec les huées pendant le discours... :rolleyes: Et je ne vois pas le rapport avec Nokia? :confused: Et de toute façon, Justine est très appréciée du public français, donc encore tout faux... :rolleyes:

Sorry for people who dont speak French, its my one and only post in French, I promise.

selestribe
Jun 5th, 2005, 11:14 AM
On se bat entre Français maintenant, c'est pas nouveau :haha:

Hey Manu, bien sûr que le public de Roland Garros est souvent stupide - dans certaines situations il est abject (cf. finale Graf/Hingis 1999, demi Henin/Serena 2003 ou le match Nadal/Grosjean de cette année). Il y a eu aussi certains matches que Mary Pierce a perdu et a quitté le cours sous les huées (je m'en souviens bien).
Ce public a des réactions affectives et passionnées, c'est parfois trés irritant, mais c'est quand même trés vivant aussi ... en tout cas, je préfère ça à un public qui applaudie poliment pendant 15 jours. Et puis, ça fait parler pas mal de gens, dans ce forum notamment ...

Pour les sponsors, comme l'a trés bien dit Ceze, les Frenchies n'aiment pas qu'on en parle, que ce soit Sony ou GDF, c'est pareil. Chacun ses travers.
:wavey:

stenen
Jun 5th, 2005, 11:54 AM
By the way, Justine thanked Sony for supporting the tour for many years, but that's the first year that it is the main sponsor, right ? ...


Justine's thanking Sony Ericsson was a bit off because RG is not wta event nor was Sony Ericsson sponsor for RG.

Andy T
Jun 5th, 2005, 12:02 PM
...and the French crowd certainly contributed to the "beauty of sport" throughout this championship :tape:

Remember that the crowd consists of people from all over the world, at RG more than at any other slam because of the proximity of many other countries. "The crowd" is not "the French".

Ceze
Jun 5th, 2005, 12:21 PM
Remember that the crowd consists of people from all over the world, at RG more than at any other slam because of the proximity of many other countries. "The crowd" is not "the French".

You're right but the majority is French or at least European ;)

Ciarán
May 30th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Weird that people on this forum are crying about the quality of tennis now and wishing it was 2005 again, yet even in 2005 people were not happy with the 'quality' of tennis. What will it take?

Dani12
May 30th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Weird that people on this forum are crying about the quality of tennis now and wishing it was 2005 again, yet even in 2005 people were not happy with the 'quality' of tennis. What will it take?

Good post. People often look back with positive nostalgia, it is weird. It reminds me of the grass always being greener on the other side, or in this case, the past being "greener".

joão.
May 30th, 2011, 12:17 PM
:unsure:

pav
May 30th, 2011, 12:19 PM
:confused: I can only think its because the womens event has been generally poor this year, at Roland Garros.

Just wondering if there is any specific reason.
But the women's matches have been more contested on average than the men's. most of the high ranked dork swingers have been sailing through!

Javi.
May 30th, 2011, 12:23 PM
As if French crowd need a motive to boo :o

Specter
May 30th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Good post. People often look back with positive nostalgia, it is weird. It reminds me of the grass always being greener on the other side, or in this case, the past being "greener".

The past is always better, because you scratch the bad things and only remember the good times. In sports everyone remembers the big matches and the big name players only because they've already forgotten about all the mediocrity there was, which they can't do in the present, because it was all so recent. The ratio of good and bad shifts toward the good as time goes on because the bad just wasn't memorable, but while you're experiencing it, it feels like an overwhelming amount.

duhcity
May 30th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Weird that people on this forum are crying about the quality of tennis now and wishing it was 2005 again, yet even in 2005 people were not happy with the 'quality' of tennis. What will it take?

People only remember the best of the past, or the worst.

I'm personally partial to the mid to late 2000s since that's when I started really following tennis. Maybe most of the people here really fell in love with tennis in the early 00s, and nothings ever going to replace their first favorites.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 30th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Good post. People often look back with positive nostalgia, it is weird. It reminds me of the grass always being greener on the other side, or in this case, the past being "greener".

This. People always prefer the past. I guess it's natural that people just don't like change.

DeliriousPotato
May 30th, 2011, 01:04 PM
But the women's matches have been more contested on average than the men's. most of the high ranked dork swingers have been sailing through!

That post was from 2005 ;)

Viktymise
May 30th, 2011, 01:12 PM
All this shows is that RG has been consistently shit over the years, even when the tour, as a whole, was strong and exciting.