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Temperenka
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM
It's weird to think about, but can you remember a match where you wanted the opponent of one of your favorite platers to win?

I have always been a big fan of Ana(especially earlier this year) and at Wimbledon, I found myself rooting for Nathalie Dechy to beat her in the second round. Anyone else had similar experiences?

gardengnome3
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Every time Kata plays Patty? lol

Leo_DFP
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Yeah, sometimes even if I like a player, I root for an upset during a Grand Slam if she is close to losing. Sometimes I just enjoy chaos.

mb011
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:54 PM
actually i wanted jelena to lose to flavia in zurich this time, not only did flavia pley some great tennis in that match, but for jelena's own sake, as it was the only way for her not to get seriously injured and take some rest before the YEC...

and of course, when ana plays against jelena, i have to pick sides, and its hard, but i'm almost always going with jelena...

Borislove
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:10 PM
I was a fan of Dementieva before. And I wanted first her to beat Jankovic in LA-06 final but during the match I found myself rooting for JJ. And since then I became a real Jankovic fan. ;)

Christinawww
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:15 PM
cheer against Daniela, no way. She loses enough matches already. The closest I've come to cheering against a fav, must be cheering for Jankovic to take as many titles this fall as possible, even though I'm a Serena fan and I wanted to have Serena end as number 1. But since Serena's chances of becoming number 1 at the end of the year were slim, I hoped that Jankovic would win and dominate and end the year as a very worthy number 1.

Uranium
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Whenever any of my faves play Venus or a player I like more than them.

Emina.
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
yes:o

never against Masha though :)

ViennaCalling
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
If Mary would have to play against Tamira at her comeback-tournament ... i would cheer for Queen Mary :bolt: :hearts:

new-york
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:19 PM
i just never rooted against Venus i guess.

No Name Face
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Usually never. I'll only root against Serena if she plays Elena but even then that depends on context in career etc.

Elwin.
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:23 PM
no :shrug:

Maybe some day in the future

Sean.
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:38 PM
When Dinara played Ana in FO - cheered for Ana

And when Juju played Ana in FO - cheered for Ana

doni1212
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Yes, whenever Venus plays Serena or Ana (sometimes). Other than that, no.

mboyle
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:54 PM
I will never ever root against Sharapova. I will root against Ana, Tati or Nicole if they play Sharapova, or if they play each other. Otherwise, I never root against them. I might root for Nicole over Maria if they were playing a slam final, but only that one time, because Nicole hasn't won a slam yet.

vadin124
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:00 PM
when Venus played Cavaday at Wimby this year...I was cheering so hard for Naomi!

mashasabinefan1
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:10 PM
I might root for Nicole over Maria if they were playing a slam final, but only that one time, because Nicole hasn't won a slam yet.

ditto:worship:

AnomyBC
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:26 PM
The only time that ever happens is if two of my favorite players are playing each other :)

Ballbasher
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:41 PM
I guess just if they play each other :shrug:

Marcelo.
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Yes. Every player who plays against Venus, even if its one of my faves :)

youizahoe
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:20 PM
When venus and serena play together, I rout against venus somehow, but I do like her though ^^

sammy01
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:20 PM
i've not rooted against chakvetadze, but i've sat thinking if she loses its nothing more than she deserves the way shes playing.

a big example of this was wimbledon the last 2 years, against misa she was just so tight and it lost her the match, and this year at wimbledon well she went into loony chaky, she totaly lost it mentaly.

right now i am totaly cheering for her as she needs wins and confidence.

Sharakim
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I have never rooted against Sharapova but I have found myself rooting against my lesser faves when they play Maria. I rooted against Kim & Justine when they played Sharapova and I like them both. Moreover, I rooted against Federer, my fave male player, when he played Agassi in the 2005 USO final.

miffedmax
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Nothing in heaven or earth will make me EVER root against Lena D.

HRHoliviasmith
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:51 PM
i rooted for venus against dinara in stuttgart even though dinara is my second favorite player. (after serena).

Demska
Oct 19th, 2008, 09:54 PM
nope.

The Dawntreader
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Nope, Venus is totally backed 100% by me against any opponent:)

The only time i remotely pulled for the other player was against Serena in the Wimby final 03. I was pratically begging Serena to end the match because Vee looked in agonising pain:sad:

Slutiana
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:11 PM
When I went to wimbledon to watch Venus vs Keothavong I told myself that I'd just stay neutral but the crowd and the atmosphere got to me and I ended up cheering loudly for Anne. :rolls:

Also at the USO Final I cheered for JJ a bit but i'll never make that horrible and terrifying error again. :)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:14 PM
I didn't think it's possible, but it can happen now that I root against Ana when she plays a certain player.
Not sure yet.

Thanx4nothin
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:19 PM
I only eve root against Rena/Vee if they play eachother, and thats onl for the player thats down. But I want Serena to win the majority of times, e.g. wanted wimbers for Vee but wanted US Open 1/4 for Serena. Got both my wishes.

In the early days i 100% backed Serena over Venus no matter whether it was 3 sets or a beat down. But over the years Serena's attitude has made my love for her wane, and I transferred that to Vee, so they r nearly equal now.

Corswandt
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:32 PM
If I ever found myself rooting against one of my faves, that was most likely a sign that they were no longer my faves.

But there was a match in which I did root against one of my favourite players. AO SF 07, Clijsters vs Sharapova. Weird, weird match, made even more so by my own conflicting feelings that day. Reason told me that Maria would get flattened by Serena in the final, so strongly I rooted for her to lose so that she'd be spared the humiliation. Also, I thought Clijsters might have a better shot at beating Serena. But as the match went along my deeper instinct began whispering at my own ear "WIN WIN WIN. Win this now and forget about the rest. We'll see how it goes Saturday, who knows", and I believe that feeling eventually prevailed. Maria hits that great passing shot winner to take the MP, I'm really happy for about a fraction of a second , since winning a Slam SF is a big deal indeed, but then almost immediately the deepest, darkest gloom again. I really went from one extreme to the other within seconds - in a way I don't recall ever feeling in real life.

Marshmallow
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Sadly yes. I once rooted against Vee, cheering for Mauresmo... and it cost her the match! I've never forgiven myself... :sobbing:

Generally, I will root against a fav when 2 favs play against each other and one needs the win more.

Uranium
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Sadly yes. I once rooted against Vee, cheering for Mauresmo... and it cost her the match! I've never forgiven myself... :sobbing:

Generally, I will root against a fav when 2 favs play against each other and one needs the win more.

The golden racket was in her hands, and you snatched it from her with your cheering for Amelie...you MONSTER:sobbing:

:p

*Jool*
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:18 AM
I almost wanted Kata to lose vs Radwanska in Zurich but just because she had the poorest start and I wanted her not to lose too much energy before her doubles match cause she and Ai need wins and points to qualify for the YEC
but as Kata started to come back , I supported her again of course :p

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Whenever it's Venus vs Serena

2000 Against Serena
2001 USO - Wimbledon 2002 Against Venus
USO 2002 Against Serena
Wimbledon 2003 - 2005 Against Serena
2008 Against Venus

Infiniti2001
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Never!!!

The Daviator
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Sometimes when they play absolute crapola tennis, I feel they don't deserve to win and start rooting for their opponent for a few minutes, but deep down I can and never would root against them.

danieln1
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Only when Martina played Lindsay in Indian Wells 2006 i cheered a little for Martina to win, but then when Lindsay lost I was so mad that i never cheered against her anymore

LudwigDvorak
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Plenty of times.

I almost never root against Dementieva, but there are players I won't get upset if she loses to them...Venus, Serena, Kim, Justine, Patty, Lindsay, and Amelie namely. Maybe Daniela too.

I'll root against all of my other favorites, it just depends on who they're playing and how I'm feeling that day. I rooted for Jankovic against Venus in Rome, just so it would help Elena's seeding at FO. Stuff like that is very common for me.

I'm not very loyal.

Marshmallow
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:42 AM
The golden racket was in her hands, and you snatched it from her with your cheering for Amelie...you MONSTER:sobbing:

:p

:sobbing: I'll never forgive myself. :bigcry:

Callum
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:45 AM
:sobbing: I'll never forgive myself. :bigcry:

Venus cried that day....You made her cry. :sad:

Uranium
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Venus cried that day....You made her cry. :sad:

Oracene needed to come down and hug her, I hope you're happy Marsh:ras:

Marshmallow
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:54 AM
Venus cried that day....You made her cry. :sad:

:bigcry: I don't deserve to live. I'll understand if you guys want nothing more to do with me :sobbing: Oh the Shame!!! :sad:

Marshmallow
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Oracene needed to come down and hug her, I hope you're happy Marsh:ras:


:speakles: 'I think I may kill myself' [© @sweet_cleopatra ]

gardengnome3
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:33 AM
I almost wanted Kata to lose vs Radwanska in Zurich but just because she had the poorest start and I wanted her not to lose too much energy before her doubles match cause she and Ai need wins and points to qualify for the YEC
but as Kata started to come back , I supported her again of course :p

I second that!

(j'suis ta complice! lol)

In The Zone
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:42 AM
Every time Venus and Serena play one another. :( :sad:

Or when Venus or Serena play Maria. :)

Danči Dementia
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:43 AM
when Dani was playing Ana in the AO semi.....I was rooring for Ana to lose :shrug:

and everytime Nicole play against Elena....or Dani.

*I don´t really need to cheer for Ana to loose when she is playing Elena do I??:o:p*

the jamierbelyea
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:45 AM
When Tammy played Kimiko in Kimiko's first tournament back in the 50K Gifu final I found myself rooting for Kimiko, but was happy Tammy pulled it out. :)

Noctis
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Zheng Vs Serena (55%Serena Rooting) In Wimby Stuttgart Serena Vs Na(Serena 70%) But happy also Na won,Jelena Vs Jie(60% Jie) Dinara Vs JJ (Half Half) :sobbing: Heart break moments

Noctis
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Also Ve Vs Serena (58 % Serena) I can't watch at Sps and Mp

delicatecutter
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:49 AM
I have never rooted for anyone over Ana. I don't think it's possible that I could. Before the 07 AI SF I thought I would be happy regardless if Tati or Ana won. Turns out, not so much.

But I have lots of faves and they meet each other all the time. It can get really confusing where your loyalties are and what you want to happen. This comes into play most of the time with Serena because she was my fave for many, many years but that was a long time ago. The last 3 times she's played Jankovic, I have really found myself cheering for Jeca. I at least wanted a third set at the Open!

Ryan
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:55 AM
I've never rooted against Hingis ever, but I was so pissed off at her play in some matches I definitely thought she deserved to lose and was more mad than upset she lost. Don't think I ever rooted against Ana either, except in the AO final against Sharapova because I think the way Maria destroyed the competition she deserved to win the whole title.

Medina
Oct 20th, 2008, 03:01 AM
never.

skanky~skanketta
Oct 20th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Of course, when you have more than one fave, you tend to support you "second favourite" sometimes.

I remember wanting Kim to beat Justine at the USO and at the AO. And I wanted Serena to beat Justine at the USO 07. And I wanted Kim to beat Serena at the AO in 03.

Nikkiri
Oct 20th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Only when Kirilenko and Ivanovic play, it's the only time I cheer against Ana.

brent-o
Oct 20th, 2008, 06:39 AM
NEVER !!!!

I might root for them to pick up a solitary game in a bagel situation ...
if it's been a nice match and they are a nice person. :lol:

:lol: I'm the total opposite, whenever I see someone nearing a bagel, no matter who it is, I pray that they can finish it off 6-0. Bagels entertain me.

SOA_MC
Oct 20th, 2008, 06:43 AM
Never against my main favorite player

Renalicious
Oct 20th, 2008, 08:24 AM
Yeah. Believe it or not in their Australian Open QF I cheered against Team Williams and went for the Chinese pair. It just seemed like they deserved it more, they looked much more pumped and played better anyway. VeeRee looked uninspired...and I liked the Chinese pair too.

I've never ever cheered against Serena but sometimes I cheer for the underdog (if she's nice and looks motivated) when against Jelena and Dinara sometimes...I enjoy upsets sometimes lol.

*Jool*
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I second that!

(j'suis ta complice! lol)
yes , acually I was gonna write : "never ever" and I saw your reply ( Kata vs Patty :fiery: :ras: ) and it made me think about this match ;) (our "couple match")
Kata ended winning both matches :drool: what a day ;) (let's forget the next day :o )

(llama)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Oct 20th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Only once ever...when Amelie was playing Serena in wimbly..I wanted Amelie to win.

vswfan
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:28 PM
yeah when Venus plays against Serena I always have to root against one of my favos

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:33 PM
I never rooted against Venus. I might if Steph plays her, but the context is so unlikely and weird that it probably wouldn't be an issue.

Sharapova's_Boy
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I would never root against Maria.

The only way I could see it happening is if Nikki played her in a Slam final (AO, Wim or USO).

But that will never happen. :sad:

Dawson.
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Whenever one of my favourites plays a british player (which is virtually never!)
Or when they face each other, i have to pick one. I normally cheer against Ana if she plays Sveta, Nicole or Tatiana

InsideOut.
Oct 20th, 2008, 01:52 PM
I would never ever cheer against Ana. Usually whenever Ana plays, it really doesn't matter if the other opponent is one of my faves or not. I would hate them for the entirety of the match. :)

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:10 PM
:bigcry: I don't deserve to live. I'll understand if you guys want nothing more to do with me :sobbing: Oh the Shame!!! :sad:

who told you we wanted something to do with you in the first place :ras:






:p (i can't even rep you...must spread some around :sobbing: )




anyways i never cheer against serena...don't care how she's playing...don't care about her attitude....she's my first tennis love :inlove:
ana i'd cheer for above everyone except serena, and venus at wimbledon (anywhere else its all about ana lol)
venus - see previous lol
kuzzy - see previous lol

venusallday
Oct 20th, 2008, 02:46 PM
I will never cheer against Venus Williams!!!

Hell, I cheer for her when she's not even playing. I cheer for her when she's sleeping at night. I'm cheering for her right now as I type this. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Venus, jiayou jiayou!!!

Dodoboy.
Oct 20th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Ana has a lot of new WS fans!

Erm. Wimbledon 2008, i cheered against Serena because she started a bit TOO WELL. And i was chewing my pillow that Venus would get a worse score than AO 2007 pova.

I cheered against Serena Bangalore Semi.

I cheered against Venus USO QF.

Noone comes close to Vee and Ree.

I may cheer aginst them in a SLAM SF with CARO.

cn ireland
Oct 20th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Yes! I wanted Kournikova to beat Dokic at the semi-final of an American hardcourt tournament (can't remember the name of it) just because I wanted her to win a title so much!

However Jelena won and then lost the final:(!

Its the only time I have and will ever cheer against Jelena;)!

gmak
Oct 20th, 2008, 05:40 PM
it was weird at the 2005 US Open where 7 of my faves reached the QF :lol:
i found myself cheering against Nadia, Lindsay and Momo and then against Masha and Mary in the semis :o

the big nightmare though would have been if Kim had played Lena in the final :help:

KournikovaFan91
Oct 20th, 2008, 07:48 PM
i cheered for Dechy against Ana at Wimby this year

It would have been great for Dechy

I never cheered against Anna K.

Brooks.
Oct 20th, 2008, 10:21 PM
i would never root against Serena.

new-york
Oct 20th, 2008, 10:31 PM
:sobbing: I'll never forgive myself. :bigcry:

we totally need to torture you now.:devil:

égalité
Oct 20th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Yes. I wanted Dementieva to win the U.S. Open Semi this year. But that's the only time I've rooted against Jelena in recent memory.

Hingis, never. No way in hell. :)

jonnyroyale_13
Oct 20th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Never have rooted against Martina Hingis. However, one of my top-five favorite all time matches is a loss for her: 2000 USO SF vs Vee.
Ana, never root against her either, but i was in awe of Maria Sharapova's domination of her at last years YEC. I wasnt rooting against Ana though, just over come with a little, "aint a damn thing Ana can do, and i have to see this", feeling.
The other players i watch- I like watching JJ and Zvonareva very much, but when they arent playing well i can easily blow them off and pull for the other girl.

iPatty
Oct 20th, 2008, 11:17 PM
I wouldn't call it "cheering against" per say, but when Schnyder and Kvitova played in Zürich recently I had convinced myself that I wanted Patty to win because it was her last chance to play there and of course it will always be a very special tournament for her. But when I was checking my phone during my database programming class for the scores, I found myself really hoping Petra would find a way to win. It was a very strange feeling because it was like I wanted both of them to win and lose at the same time. I don't know, I hope it never happens again. I had never had my top two favorites play each other (at least not a player that I care for as much as Petra).