View Full Version : Confused! Who do you support, your #1 fave or your country woman??

Jul 24th, 2002, 07:00 AM
I'm talking about the match between Anna K. vs Wynne P.
Anna is my #1 fave at this moment, and she really needed the win to gain her way to be back as a top player. but on the other hand i really wanted for Wynne to win aswell! i am the type of person who will support my country. but this is a tough one to choose?

if you are in a condition like this, which player you will root for??


Crazy Canuck
Jul 24th, 2002, 07:04 AM
I usually start watching the match and root for whoever is losing.

Jul 24th, 2002, 08:08 AM
Definitely my #1 fave, but then again I don't really like any player from my country!!

Jul 24th, 2002, 08:25 AM
My #1 fave,i dont like my players country neither.

Jul 24th, 2002, 08:40 AM
Rebecca, that's what I do too! I guess if Aus played Belgium in Fed Cup I'd have to go Aus though.

Jul 24th, 2002, 09:21 AM
You better support Wynne, for sure! She needs more point to upgrade her rankings than Kournikova's.
But okay... if Wynne or Angie meets Monica one day, I'll cheer for Monica. Hmm... maybe it will happen in this week. Hopefully!!!

Jul 24th, 2002, 09:26 AM
Well, my personal choice between Wynne and Anna K would be Wynne. But I'm not from Indonesia so this doesn't appeal to me. But still, yesterday, Kim had to play agains Meilen and I like them both a lot. I wanted Kim to win a bit more, but I wouldn't be mad if Meilen had won it :)

Jippo McScally
Jul 24th, 2002, 09:38 AM
My fave. Of course It's very unlikly that a britt will play her! ;)

Jul 24th, 2002, 09:38 AM
I cheer for my N 1 favourite. I don't really like players from my country either.

Jul 24th, 2002, 09:49 AM
I agree with 2Ace2, I will cheer more on Wynne than Anna. But I wouldn't sad if Anna win the match.

Both are my favourite players (ahead of any other players), but I like Wynne more, because she is representing my country :)

Jul 24th, 2002, 09:54 AM
I support my no.1 fave every time, im not the kind of person who roots for players just because they happen to live in the same country.

lrg bllt
Jul 24th, 2002, 10:54 AM
I'd go for my #1 fav :D, and I also don't like any players from my country either :p :)

Jul 24th, 2002, 11:08 AM
I'd probably cheer my #1 fav but i would still like to see my country woman do well:D

Jul 24th, 2002, 11:27 AM
I always support Martina, even when she plays against Kim or Justine;)

Jul 24th, 2002, 11:30 AM
Definately the fave.

Jul 24th, 2002, 11:44 AM
All my favs are from my country :D

Jul 24th, 2002, 12:08 PM
I never had that problem 'cause Kimmie is my #1 fave :)

Jul 24th, 2002, 01:05 PM
I cheer for players that I like. Perhaps they have a particular shot that intrigues me or maybe they are brilliant but vulnerable. I have never rooted for a player simply because we are from the same country. That seems so simple minded and one dimensional to me.

Jul 24th, 2002, 01:18 PM
what Mark35 said...;) ;)

Jul 24th, 2002, 02:02 PM
I think it's easier for Americans and others, who have a lot of top players in their country, to root for their faves and not for players from the same country. Because here in Belgium, we only have Kim and Justine. And I think if there are so few of them in your country that you're going to support them more.

Jul 24th, 2002, 02:06 PM
My #1 fave.

Jul 24th, 2002, 02:14 PM
I agree with 2ace2.
Here in Israel we only have Anna Smashnova, and I think I'll support her if she played against my fave. Not only bacause she is from my country, but also because she works hard and plays well. (Anna did actyally play against my fave, Clijsters, this year, and won 7-5 in the 3rd set , I think).

Jul 24th, 2002, 04:12 PM
If Wynne is not playing for the purpose of liberating your country, then root for Anna.

Jul 24th, 2002, 04:19 PM
I've never had this problem because Kim is my favourite player and she's belgian as well

Jul 24th, 2002, 04:23 PM
It has to be your #1 fave, otherwise the expression "#1 fave" loses its meaning. Besides, your countrywoman didn't just pop up; she was there all along and yet didn't top your faves' list.

Nonetheless, I do understand the dilemma. I was faced with it about a month ago when Venus had to play Maureen Drake (Canadian). But, with no sweat, I went for Venus.

Jul 24th, 2002, 06:21 PM
for Monica all the time :)

Jul 24th, 2002, 06:29 PM
My favorite player - it's the tennis that excites me.

Mark Spruce
Jul 24th, 2002, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by Sonja
My favorite player - it's the tennis that excites me.

I am the same !!



Jul 24th, 2002, 07:22 PM
Mostly I root for Americans. But I like Justine and Kim.

If it's Justine vs Serena, I don't root for a winner. I root for bopth of them to go the running game, pulling the opponent farther and farther out of court. I've just never seen tennis players running that far that fast on BOTH sides of the court. AMAZING tennis.

Jul 24th, 2002, 07:35 PM
well if they are your #1 fave, that usually means you want them to beat everyone and anyone they play :)

Jul 26th, 2002, 02:03 PM
I often start watching a match and starts to root whoever is losing too, when a player is leading, they hit the ball more comfortably and confidently, oppositely, a player who is down, they usually hit the ball more carefully and doubtfully,but it can't help, i think they know either, they need our help, so i root for them and shout their name in front of my big TV :)

Jul 26th, 2002, 02:12 PM
I am in quite a good position right now. I can root for my number #1 favorite and my country's number 1 at the same time.

Go Serena.

Jul 26th, 2002, 03:13 PM
My favourite player every single time, not that she would hardly play anyone from where I come from;)

Jul 26th, 2002, 03:19 PM
I always root for my fav!

Shuji Shuriken
Jul 26th, 2002, 03:42 PM
All Venus all the time....besides...who is there to cheer form from my country?