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brayster87
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:48 PM
In light of recent poor performances at GS level, she will never contend for a a GS title these days

She should just give up while her reputation remains strong as a 'great' player...The longer she goes on, the worse her reputation is going to get.

lynch79
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:51 PM
I understand your point, brayster87, but Martina should retire if she played her best tennis and still lose. But it's not the case. She's playing horribly, that's why she's losing. She's far from her best form.

Demska
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:53 PM
:spit: at all these threads.

hectopascal
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:01 AM
So should Sharapova and Petrova??

A Magicman
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:03 AM
Martina Hingis should retire!

Thats my words since 1998.

Markus
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:05 AM
no she shouldn't! it's always so much fun to see her loose! :devil:

bilyh
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:06 AM
Maybe you should retire too from this board as your contribution as far poorer than her performance.

Sebastien123
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:09 AM
In light of recent poor performances at GS level, she will never contend for a a GS title these days

She should just give up while her reputation remains strong as a 'great' player...The longer she goes on, the worse her reputation is going to get.


did she come back to the pro because her main goal was to win a GS, or because of that she loves to play tennis??

Think twice till you'll create the next one useless thread.

pcrtennis
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:14 AM
fuck off

Olórin
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:19 AM
no she shouldn't! it's always so much fun to see her loose! :devil:

It's LOSE

If you're going to mindlessly insult someone, then at least be sure you have some grammar to back up your points. ;)

Pleasantville
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:22 AM
no she shouldn't! it's always so much fun to see her loose! :devil:

evil

when justine is out of her form and she starts losing, im gonna say the same thing.

A Magicman
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:23 AM
It's LOSE

If you're going to mindlessly insult someone, then at least be sure you have some grammar to back up your points. ;)

Talking about your knowledge of foreign languages.....

Pleasantville
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:23 AM
It's LOSE

If you're going to mindlessly insult someone, then at least be sure you have some grammar to back up your points. ;)

it's okay for him, he probably speaks no english

Pleasantville
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:25 AM
Thats my words since 1998.

umm no. maybe only a fool like you would. since 1998, hingis has won like what 25+ titles?

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:27 AM
I don't like Martina but my god is it painful to watch her play like this. Even though I didn't like her, I used to enjoy watching her play. Now it's just agonising to watch her (and this is coming from a non-fan, I don't know how bad it is for a fan to see her play like this).

A Magicman
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:29 AM
umm no. maybe only a fool like you would. since 1998, hingis has won like what 25+ titles?

So?

Olórin
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:30 AM
it's okay for him, he probably speaks no english

Well English is one of the things he could learn then, along with the concept of dignity.:rolleyes:

RR-87
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:31 AM
i hopes she stays but takes a few months break.

she needs to do something with her conditions - it's frustrating to see her fading from second set in every match :(

brayster87
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:33 AM
It's LOSE

If you're going to mindlessly insult someone, then at least be sure you have some grammar to back up your points. ;)

Thanks Serena-#1-Fan, people like him don't know the english language very well...

Back to the topic.....I'm a fan of Hingis for many years (and always have been) but i just don't want to see her tarnish the great GS record that she has got when she loses random matches like this. She has been a wonderful player, but in modern tennis, the competition and the weight of shot is just too much for her now.....No one likes to make a comeback and then have no success


I just hope Davenport is successful next year:p

Sebastien123
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:34 AM
fuck off

No mercy, this word speaks everything what had to be said here. End of thread.

Max565
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:42 AM
Thanks Serena-#1-Fan, people like him don't know the english language very well...

Back to the topic.....I'm a fan of Hingis for many years (and always have been) but i just don't want to see her tarnish the great GS record that she has got when she loses random matches like this. She has been a wonderful player, but in modern tennis, the competition and the weight of shot is just too much for her now.....No one likes to make a comeback and then have no success

You're no fan if you want one of your favourite players to retire... :o

She's not going to tarnish her reputation. She'll always be the youngest No.1 player in history. It's not like Bjorn Borg's reputation was hideously damaged because he made an ill-fated comeback with wooden racquets... :p

*JR*
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:50 AM
Tier I titles (current SUI players)

Marti since her comeback: 2
What's her name in her entire career: 1

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:59 AM
evil

when justine is out of her form and she starts losing, im gonna say the same thing.

she'll never fall as much as hingis has in terms of results and this is coming from someone who doesnt like justine.

Sebastien123
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:07 AM
Thanks Serena-#1-Fan, people like him don't know the english language very well...

Back to the topic.....I'm a fan of Hingis for many years (and always have been) but i just don't want to see her tarnish the great GS record that she has got when she loses random matches like this. She has been a wonderful player, but in modern tennis, the competition and the weight of shot is just too much for her now.....No one likes to make a comeback and then have no success


I just hope Davenport is successful next year:p


If I'd know as good english language as you, I'd explain something more clearly.

As for now, I only want to admit I have never meet a fan of somebody who wish/advice his favourite player to retire. Personally I have all the fun when I could watch my fave player in action, so I just cant see any sense in your thinking. She's not struggling, she's playing enough well to be in top 20. And remember: most of the fans has the HOPE. Your words clearly says you dont have it.

:wavey:

lecciones
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:31 AM
I don't like Martina but my god is it painful to watch her play like this. Even though I didn't like her, I used to enjoy watching her play. Now it's just agonising to watch her (and this is coming from a non-fan, I don't know how bad it is for a fan to see her play like this).

Its almost like torture. Thanks for the sympathy. But if your like me, Martina Hingis will always be my no.1.

thrust
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:33 AM
Martina has stated that she came back because she wanted, and thought, she could win Slams. It is now obvious that she can^t. She would do herself a favor by retiring.

sharapovarulz1
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:38 AM
I don't think she should bless her!

V-MAC
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:41 AM
No way am I a Hingis fan but even I feel annoyed about her p*ss poor performances in grand slams these days. :shrug:

Jasmin
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:44 AM
I don't like Martina but my god is it painful to watch her play like this. Even though I didn't like her, I used to enjoy watching her play. Now it's just agonising to watch her (and this is coming from a non-fan, I don't know how bad it is for a fan to see her play like this).


I feel the same way. I didn't like her but it's really no fun to see her this way. It's like she's an afterthought now but if she enjoys to just play then I'm it's okay because I do think that person should decide to retire whether I like them or not....it's still not so fun to see so I agree.

GoDominique
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:49 AM
She definitely should, and I'm pretty sure she will soon enough.

LUXXXAS
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:51 AM
yes :(
now she has no chance against brainless ball bashers too :(

LoveFifteen
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:14 AM
Martina Hingis does not need to retire. She got injured and her form is bad.

Veritas
Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:19 AM
Changing her game to a hard-hitting one will be too risky considering her foundations are based on angles and soft-touches. If Hingis is to rev it up, she needs to do something about her fitness.

Athleticism + Tact is a combination that power players find lethal to deal with. Part of the reason why Martina's making more errors - I assume - is because she doesn't have enough time to set up her shots or plan where she'll hit the ball to next.

I don't like to think the latter part of her career might end up like Sanchez-Vicario's or Martinez's, but it'll probably go that way if she doesn't make some drastic improvements soon.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:10 AM
If Martina isn't enjoying the game anymore, then she should consider retirement. If she is though, there's no reason to retire.

She may never win a slam again, but there's no denying that when she's playing well she can give the vast majority of the tour a lot of trouble. She may lose very often to hard hitters these days, young and veteran alike, but that doesnt mean she can never score wins over them either. She's already proven that she can, even in today's generation. She's just not nearly as consistent with her results as she used to be, for various reasons... but retirement is not necessarily the answer.

Viva Hingis.

mm1147
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:47 AM
:( damn martina i really don't know whats going on with but im starting to get annoyed with you :mad:

lakeway11
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:55 AM
I don't like Martina but my god is it painful to watch her play like this. Even though I didn't like her, I used to enjoy watching her play. Now it's just agonising to watch her (and this is coming from a non-fan, I don't know how bad it is for a fan to see her play like this).]

it is sooooo bad. I cannot even watch her anymore...I have a hundred or so tapes from days when she used to be able to play the game to watch instead...

Tennisstar86
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:57 AM
I kinda think the pressure got to Martina... All the big names were dropping... once Sharapova lost she knew that everyone saw her as one of the favs to get through..... I think this is really just a case of the pressure overwelming her...

No Name Face
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:58 AM
It's LOSE

If you're going to mindlessly insult someone, then at least be sure you have some grammar to back up your points. ;)

no, said poster probably meant loose.
we are talking about hingis here.

StarDuvallGrant
Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:23 AM
yes :(
now she has no chance against brainless ball bashers too :(

What, her intelligence can't somehow outsmart those brainless bashers?

mm1147
Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:30 AM
I kinda think the pressure got to Martina... All the big names were dropping... once Sharapova lost she knew that everyone saw her as one of the favs to get through..... I think this is really just a case of the pressure overwelming her...

i don't think so,even if pova lost she still not the favorite player in that draw
this is just stupid honestly i think she should get s psychologist :help: :tape: :o

brayster87
Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:30 AM
What, her intelligence can't somehow outsmart those brainless bashers?

No, she gets blown off the court instead!

Polikarpov
Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:30 AM
Everybody should retire after this abysmal day.

cnelson575
Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:44 AM
Im not sure what to think of Hingis anymore, she is getting schooled
by non top 15 players left and right. Who knows

Chrissie-fan
Sep 2nd, 2007, 10:52 AM
I don't like Martina but my god is it painful to watch her play like this. Even though I didn't like her, I used to enjoy watching her play. Now it's just agonising to watch her (and this is coming from a non-fan, I don't know how bad it is for a fan to see her play like this).
It's heartbreaking.:sad: Whether she retires or not is up to her. Only she knows if she's still capable of finding something of her old form back. But I'll root for her as long as she continues to play.

When Martina came back last year I knew it was going to be difficult, but she exceeded my expectations and I was delighted. I thought that with a year's play under her belt she might - with a bit of luck (a good draw, certain people losing, etc) - even be able to put up a serious challenge in one of the slams again. But in order to do that she would have to take her opportunities when she got them.

In the AO this year she missed such a chance when she lost against a below par Kim Clijsters. What a missed opportunity to make a GS semi again! Now, with seeds falling left, right and centre in her half of the draw this was Martina's major opportunity to actually go all the way and make THE FINAL of the USO. :banghead: It's so frustrating to see her struggle against players that she in her prime would have wiped the floor with.

Martina seems to have lost her ability to absorb any sort of pace coming from the other side of the net. True, even in her heyday the way to beat Marti was to try and overpower her. But the difference was that only the very best - and only when they played at their very best at that were able to do it. Now as a Hingis fan I worry even before a match with someone ranked outside of the top 100. Part of it may be that she's not completely fit, part of it is certainly a lack of confidence. But whatever it is that made her such a great champion - it's just not there anymore. Or maybe it's still there, but there's a mental block between her ears that prevents her from releasing it.:help: I hope that things will get better soon because they certainly can't get any worse (I hope!).

*JR*
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:29 PM
I think part of the problem is that (unlike Justine, who'd endure Etcheberry's "work 'em till they puke" exercise sessions, Marti won't focus on strength enough. I once spoke about this with her "stepfather minus being officially married to Melanie" (Mario Widmer).

Who ought to understand BTW, as an ex-football reporter. And he derisively cited Rafi's bitch (no, he didn't call Meghann that) ;) and her ripped abs, etc. (Though he also dissed MGM for not having been fit). If his thinking reflects Melanie's and Marti listens to them, this ain't gonna change.
:shrug:

BTW, she did try Etcheberry, but quit the first day. There are other techniques I think she could cope with, but she seems to want to "win with what she's got". Sort of like Lena going to Richard Krajicek to learn how to serve, but never really using it in play.

Max565
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:39 PM
She's hired 'the' Sven Groenefeld to coach her and is getting help from Pat Etcheberry... That can only help her :)