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TAMUStud86
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:48 PM
Has there ever been a match that you wanted your fav to lose? It could be for several reasons, like you really thought the other player deserved to win, maybe losing the match would teach them a lesson, etc?

Its not often that we go against our favs, but does it sometimes happen and why?

frenchie
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:50 PM
no

:inlove:
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:53 PM
No.

*Jool*
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:55 PM
I LOVE Mary Pierce , but I wanted her to lose the final of Roland Garros in 2000

ok, just because Martínez is my all-time fave

that match was a heart-breaker because what Mary did that year was huge , in Paris etc etc but still it was Conchi's last and best chance to win there :sad:

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:56 PM
No.

.Andrew.
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:57 PM
Well, I am happy and very pleased that Serena won today but I'm a huge Justine fan too so at the 2 M.P's I thought it was ok if Serena lost.. But she ended up winning so it's good.

I would of been fine if Justine won as well though! :)

trufanjay
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:58 PM
No

Mightymirza
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:59 PM
just in some dementieva-mirza matches and also at IW SF 06 :o I knew dementieva wanted that win really badly :)

Thkmra
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:00 PM
I LOVE Mary Pierce , but I wanted her to lose the final of Roland Garros in 2000

ok, just because Martínez is my all-time fave

that match was a heart-breaker because what Mary did that year was huge , in Paris etc etc but still it was Conchi's last and best chance to win there :sad:

:worship: :worship: That's perhaps the best example right there. As much as I love Mary, I kinda was rooting for Martinez.:wavey:

.Andrew.
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:00 PM
I thought of another one. I wanted Myskina to lose the RG 2004 Final to Lena D :o :tape:

Stamp Paid
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:05 PM
Never.

égalité
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:07 PM
Hell naw.

auntie janie
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:14 PM
Yes. While watching the Wimbledon quarterfinals of 2002, I suddenly realized, during the match, that I wanted my long-time favorite player, Monica Seles to lose. Huh?? :eek: I was shocked at myself.

But that was the day I realized I now had a NEW favorite player: Monica's opponent, young Justine Henin. :hearts:

Even so, I'll always love sweet Moni. :hug:

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:14 PM
Well yeah...only when its an All Williams final! lol (I love both of em equally I only want one to loose depending on how many grand slams they've one that year) Serena has won more so when Venus play her...I want Serena to loose lol....

1handedwonder
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:44 PM
Um, i wanted monica to beat venus in the 2002 aus open which she did, btw

DutchieGirl
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:04 AM
Hell no!

Emina.
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:07 AM
Never!!! :)

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Ben.
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:07 AM
No over my dead body :lol:

KBdoubleu
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:09 AM
nopee

!<blocparty>!
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:18 AM
I wanted Lindsay to lose early in Cincinnati 2004. And a ton of doubles matches too - Wimbledon 2005, Ausralian Open 2005 etc.

Tenis Srbija
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:31 AM
Nope...

aisha
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:37 AM
Um...no! :scratch:

Lulu.
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:41 AM
Hell to the naw

No Name Face
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:42 AM
no.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:47 AM
Not with my favorite of all time player, Chrissie Evert, nor with Serena or Venus. I always pull for them to win. There have been times where I had to give an opponent credit for a great win, but never have I wanted my favs to lose. Ever.

Marcus1979
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:48 AM
I wanted Venus to loose the SF against Clijsters at 2003 Wimbledon actually :o

as it has unfolded I wish she did she has not been the same since really.

VS Fan
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:02 AM
Easy answer.... NO!

Realtennis
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:18 AM
Yes. While watching the Wimbledon quarterfinals of 2002, I suddenly realized, during the match, that I wanted my long-time favorite player, Monica Seles to lose. Huh?? :eek: I was shocked at myself.

But that was the day I realized I now had a NEW favorite player: Monica's opponent, young Justine Henin. :hearts:

Even so, I'll always love sweet Moni. :hug:
Sounds to me like you were never really her fan!

Mark Spruce
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:21 AM
Never !!!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:31 AM
Never!!!

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:19 AM
Nope... Not against Sugi.
The others, it does happen from time to time.

I don't think I'd root against Jie either. The only match I'd root against her would be against Sugi, I think.

KatChr
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:19 AM
Nope dont really think so!

piercerocks
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:37 AM
i never went against mary. i could NEVER root against her.

Jakeev
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:45 AM
I became a big fan of Lindsay Davenport in 1996 when she won the Olympic gold but I had a hard time rooting for her those first few years against Monica Seles who I still adored as a player.

But after awhile, I did begin rooting more for Lindsay.

ps14mn18
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:09 AM
I rooted for Chanda Rubin to beat Venus Williams in the R16 at the 2002 US Open. After all the injuries that she's endured in her career, I felt this might be Chanda's last, best chance to make a good run in a Grand Slam. She came close, but Venus was tougher winning 7-5 in the 3rd.

formulaferrari
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:39 AM
I've never wanted my favourites to lose. But if two of my favourites were playing each other, I'd always go for Myskina lol!

In The Zone
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:32 AM
So I think everyone can agree that the only time is when TWO of your favorites are playing you root against one of them.

:[ I don't think anyone in their right mind would root against their favorite.

DutchieGirl
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:38 AM
So I think everyone can agree that the only time is when TWO of your favorites are playing you root against one of them.

:[ I don't think anyone in their right mind would root against their favorite.

Sounds very logical. :)

the jamierbelyea
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:47 AM
I was sort of rooting agaisnt Lindsay in the Wimby final against Graf. Knowing it was probably Graf's last wimby, I wanted to see her take it. I was a huge Davenport fan then.

sapir1434
Apr 1st, 2007, 09:11 AM
Well when Mauresmo and Peer will meet I'd want one of them to lose (Shahar :awww:) :p but that haven't happened yet, so there's no match which I wanted my fave to lose in!

Filippo-Nastya
Apr 1st, 2007, 09:56 AM
No

stefi62
Apr 1st, 2007, 09:58 AM
No way! :)

Viktymise
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:01 AM
Never in singles, and never will but in doubles when Venus was playing with Serena Wimbledon 03 against LenaD/LinaK i was really going for the Russian girls because they needed the win much more ;)

ce
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:05 AM
i really wanted davenport to win wimbledon 2005...

Kunal
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:34 AM
never

hingis-seles
Apr 1st, 2007, 11:37 AM
Whenever Martina Hingis and Monica Seles played each other.

PLP
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:06 PM
I wanted Steffi to lose to Hingis @RG in 1999...Graf had been my favorite for soooooooooo long and Martina's game was so interesting and beautiful. Then when the crowd got after Martina I really wanted her to win! :bigcry:

Of course, after that Steffi retired and Martina became my favorite, so I am not sure if that actually counts?! :confused:

*Jool*
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:12 PM
^^ it was the opposite to me

at the beginning of the match I was rooting for Hingis who was one of my faves at that time - but quickly I realized Graf had been an amazing player , that she was playing awesome, and probably her lmast RG , and though I never liked her , I started to LOVE her that day and wanted her to beat Martina despte the fact she already had like 5 FO and Martina 0...

auntie janie
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:59 PM
Sounds to me like you were never really her fan!

Heh, you don't know me, then. Monica was my favorite player starting when she was 15 or 16. There was never a teen queen player like young Monica, not before or since. :worship: