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gaggleguy
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:14 PM
I just think about the big home crowd tournament wins like Lena winning Moscow, Kim winning Antwerp and Schnyder winning Zurich, they all happened at indoor tourneys

it seems that indoors, the crowd can make a lot more noise, give more energy to the player, and influence the course of the match more than outdoor stadiums, does anyone else agree

gaggleguy
Oct 16th, 2007, 07:31 AM
bump :p

Whatzup
Oct 16th, 2007, 11:41 AM
In Russia there wasn't hardly any crowd, so I guess no. ;)

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 11:46 AM
the swiss crowd doesn't even like Patty very much. Last year they were supporting Hantuchova :o

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 16th, 2007, 11:47 AM
In Russia there wasn't hardly any crowd, so I guess no. ;)

10000+ for final
they dont show ATP here cos they get good crowds late in day :p

Monica_Rules
Oct 16th, 2007, 11:48 AM
When she won it though she was getting a lot of support. Martina did get a lot of support from them aswell. The year she beat Davenport 6-4 in the 3rd was it? At the time Lindsay owned Martina.

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 11:53 AM
10000+ for final
they dont show ATP here cos they get good crowds late in day :p

Putin probably let some people out of the gulag's for the final to keep up appearances.

I'm in trouble now :eek:

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 16th, 2007, 12:18 PM
Putin probably let some people out of the gulag's for the final to keep up appearances.

I'm in trouble now :eek:

:weirdo:

I know this is supposed to be a joke but this is a VERY dumb one.

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 12:21 PM
:weirdo:

I know this is supposed to be a joke but this is a VERY dumb one.

how about going into the thread about the slovak switching to Australia and tell TheBoiledEgg that about his "jokes" about other countries.

gaggleguy
Oct 16th, 2007, 12:21 PM
the swiss crowd doesn't even like Patty very much. Last year they were supporting Hantuchova :o


maybe they dont like her now, but they still liked her back in 2002 before she got involved with the freakazoid bank robber

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 12:24 PM
maybe they dont like her now, but they still liked her back in 2002 before she got involved with the freakazoid bank robber

i think she was actually with him then but nobody new about him. she had been with the faith healer prior to that though :lol:

to be honest i think they supported her because she did well but i think it's not really the explanation as to why she has done well some years. she plays well generally indoors - she always plays well in Linz as well.

alfajeffster
Oct 16th, 2007, 12:59 PM
I just think about the big home crowd tournament wins like Lena winning Moscow, Kim winning Antwerp and Schnyder winning Zurich, they all happened at indoor tourneys

it seems that indoors, the crowd can make a lot more noise, give more energy to the player, and influence the course of the match more than outdoor stadiums, does anyone else agree

I don't know if you're watching any of the men's matches from Madrid, but it's almost hysterical how noisy and chattery and frequently obnoxious the din from the crowd is during the entire telecast. It's almost as if the matches were being played during an elementary school recess featuring the most boistrious unruly children imagineable- all echoed off the roof and walls of the bowl like so many flocks of magpies bickering.

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:04 PM
how about going into the thread about the slovak switching to Australia and tell TheBoiledEgg that about his "jokes" about other countries.

how about just not being retarded?

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:11 PM
how about just not being retarded?

sorry. i forgot my place in the pecking order here. Russia is a beautiful democracy and Mr Putin is a brilliant president (or has changed to prime minister yet so he can subvert the law to keep total power??)

while we're being uptight i should mention the word retard is quite insensitive. yes i know mentioning the word "gulag" is insensitive as well. we all know they never existed :)

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:21 PM
actually i'll admit i've acted like a total prick in this thread and i apologize for the offensive comments. i have political opinions but i should keep them in their appropriate threads. i only posted this because of comments i found offensive in another threader by a poster i have issues with. but that's no excuse because it shows a lack of maturity to sink to their levels. i won't delete because i think that's cowardly. i'll just say sorry. unless Putin posts here :lol:

gaggleguy
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:22 PM
Putin probably let some people out of the gulag's for the final to keep up appearances.

I'm in trouble now :eek:



personally I thought it was funny

although Russia could certainly do worse than Putin as president

switz
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:26 PM
although Russia could certainly do worse than Putin as president

i guess it depends on what you're applying the word worse to.

Wayn77
Oct 16th, 2007, 02:03 PM
personally I thought it was funny

although Russia could certainly do worse than Putin as president

Many world leaders are openly envious of the kind of power Putin enjoys as President.

Back to the question - watching these girls play all around the world all year, it's kind of fun hearing the support they get at their home tourneys. Can you imagine a big indoor event in Belgrade with Jankovic/Ivanovic playing. Who would be more popular?

jamesuk
Oct 16th, 2007, 04:04 PM
I don't know if you're watching any of the men's matches from Madrid, but it's almost hysterical how noisy and chattery and frequently obnoxious the din from the crowd is during the entire telecast. It's almost as if the matches were being played during an elementary school recess featuring the most boistrious unruly children imagineable- all echoed off the roof and walls of the bowl like so many flocks of magpies bickering.



Amen to that...the crowd at the ATP event in Madrid can at times be dreadful, shameful even. They got their just desserts last year though with Berdych beating NAdal.....the crowd went too far during the match with their "support" for Nadal, yet typically for Spanish people couldnt take it when BErdych dared to give as good as he got.


They behaved fantastically at the WTA YEC event though, I was there every noght last year and I was proud to be a fan of womens tennis, such a great, fair, enthusiastic crowd. My best memory is of the semi final between Kim and Amelie, there was a moment when in the middle of a long long game in the final set the crowd just gave a huge ovation for the tennis and the drama the girls were providing, it was a brilliant moment

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Oct 16th, 2007, 04:51 PM
No.. the European indoor crowds are fucking boring :yawn: .. and only clap in unison sometimes :o

Natalicious
Oct 16th, 2007, 05:11 PM
No.. the European indoor crowds are fucking boring :yawn: .. and only clap in unison sometimes :o

i think the support for kim (in antwerp) and amelie (paris indoors) was pretty good this year.

also for elena in russia IMO

UDACHi
Oct 16th, 2007, 05:22 PM
No.. the European indoor crowds are fucking boring :yawn: .. and only clap in unison sometimes :o

the moscuvites love their horns. :rolls:

alfajeffster
Oct 17th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Amen to that...the crowd at the ATP event in Madrid can at times be dreadful, shameful even. They got their just desserts last year though with Berdych beating NAdal.....the crowd went too far during the match with their "support" for Nadal, yet typically for Spanish people couldnt take it when BErdych dared to give as good as he got.


They behaved fantastically at the WTA YEC event though, I was there every noght last year and I was proud to be a fan of womens tennis, such a great, fair, enthusiastic crowd. My best memory is of the semi final between Kim and Amelie, there was a moment when in the middle of a long long game in the final set the crowd just gave a huge ovation for the tennis and the drama the girls were providing, it was a brilliant moment

I was watching the first set of the Ferrer/Lopez match this morning, and there were a number of crowd shots, and there were a great deal of young kids in the crowd for a Wednesday morning. I wonder if they're just not in school right now, or if this is organized curriculum for the week. I imagine the Moya/Ferrero match later on today will be absolutely unbearable.

Interesting that the crowds were so great for a women's tennis match. I wonder what the dynamic is (if there is one) behind that? Historically, latin cultures (Italy, France, and any number of South Americans) don't give women's tennis the time of day as compared to men's tennis.

lolas
Oct 17th, 2007, 01:07 PM
No.. the European indoor crowds are fucking boring :yawn: .. and only clap in unison sometimes :o

Well, has the crowd in Philadelphia done any better?

alfajeffster
Oct 18th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Well, has the crowd in Philadelphia done any better?

I wouldn't say we were fucking boring (or boring fucking for that matter), but the tournament in Philadelphia at the old Villanova Field House was one of the best tennis crowds, and tennis experiences I've ever had the pleasure to experience. I've been to a total of approximately a months' worth of matches at that venue, and the crowds were always knowledgeable, appreciative of the intimate venue and ease of moving about without distracting play, and very good about cheering on good tennis. Outside of New Haven and Flushing Meadow, there isn't a major tournament in the Northeastern United States right now (let alone Fall indoors), from Boston to Washington DC, and it's a shame for women's tennis.