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GoDominique
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:12 PM
I always prefer watching matches. Sure, I try to get a glimpse of the top-players when they practise, but I don't stay there while matches are going on.
Practising is interesting but I think there's much more to discover by watching matches, tactics, the mental part etc.

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:21 PM
if monica, anna or jelena are practising, i watch that, but any other top players practsind id rather watch the lower ranked match

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:24 PM
always prefer watching matches
except when you need time out for food etc ;)

Hurley
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:00 PM
Always matches, of course...

And then I have the losers bring me food so I don't miss a second ;)

england_rules
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:00 PM
depends... if hingis was practicing i would watch her... if a Brit was playing I would watch her!!!!!

l_hommeca
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:04 PM
I would rather watch practices..unless my favs are playing a match, then I go there. I like taking pictures, not just watch. I am a bit restless I guess. Need to mull around more not just sit all the time. Would like to get all of the experience as much as I can.:bounce:

AmErIcAn
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:10 PM
I'd watch Venus, Dani, Lindsay or Marti practice otherwise match.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:16 PM
only time i go around to practice is before play

and during rain breaks i find my way to the indoor courts if any ;)
then i see them practice :)

Frau Antje
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:36 PM
low-ranked player

GoDominique
Oct 14th, 2002, 11:36 PM
Right now I would be happy though if top-players came to Hamburg to practise. :rolleyes:

sartrista7
Oct 14th, 2002, 11:57 PM
Always matches, always.

Hawk
Oct 14th, 2002, 11:59 PM
If one of my favorites is practicing, I would prefer to watch them.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 15th, 2002, 12:05 AM
id watch the lower ranks play

rated_next
Oct 15th, 2002, 01:45 AM
TBE: I do the exact same thing. :)

watching lower-ranked players is extremely exciting ... and the matches are usually much closer than seeing top players

and i watch players practise before the matches start

Task
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:08 AM
Watch the lower ranked players definitely.

You see so little of them on TV, you have to grab every chance you can.

Candy946
Oct 15th, 2002, 04:55 AM
Both. I'd watch low-ranked players, then wander around and see who's practicing, and come back to watch some more matches.

BB
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:19 AM
watching low-ranked players playing a match! When I wanna see top players then I could watch tv, but I won't -except of Kim I don't care for the Top 10.

(and tennis in tv is boring)

matthias
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:51 AM
lower ranked players for sure, thats the reason why i go to a tournament

Jarrett
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:54 AM
It would have to be a favorite top player for me to miss a match. Say Jelena Dokic is practicing and there is a match going on, I will watch the match. It is another story if Monica or Kim were practing. I am sure I could hear Monica from the other courts and would come running ;)

GoDominique
Dec 5th, 2005, 11:38 PM
Thanks for voting!

Shonami Slam
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:33 AM
lower ranked players - I just got a chance to see Webb, a former S&V canadian play Mariana diaz oliva - it was pure bliss.
I'm trying to go tomorrow to a 10K tourny IN ORDER to see low ranked players.

Alicia Rocks
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:48 AM
watch the matchez

SpikeyAidanm
Dec 6th, 2005, 01:47 AM
First option by far, top players bores...

Drake1980
Dec 6th, 2005, 01:49 AM
I love both. I like hanging around the practice courts though to get autographs and meet players.

Martian Stacey
Dec 6th, 2005, 04:21 AM
It would depend on the match, but of course if it were Martina or another of my favs practicing, i would definately rather watch that.

waratahsrock
Dec 6th, 2005, 04:28 AM
When any of my favs are practising - i watch them regardless of who is playing a match.

Andy.
Dec 6th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Id rather watch players i like practicing and i like a lot of top players over lesser known player i dont like playing

drake3781
Dec 6th, 2005, 05:14 AM
Wow, great question. For me it's a no-brainer to watch matches since I'm not star-struck and enjoy tennis, not stars. I had no idea so many people are interested in only seeing the stars and not in tennis matches. (Or maybe I should have suspected because of all the messages about them.)

And... the lower-ranked players are the ones who will be higher ranked in the next year or two.

And... at the lower-ranked matches, you get to pick your seat and sit up close. or whereever you like.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Dec 6th, 2005, 11:51 AM
i like watching low ranked players in matches-you might get to see a future star

DutchieGirl
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:00 PM
I would depend who was practicing, and who was playing! Although during the day I don't usually go to the practice courts, but I do in the morning before play starts.

Gallofa
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:01 PM
I like watching low-rank players practicing ;) :p

Seriously, I almost never watch high-rank players... too expensive, too crowded, already seen them on telly. ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:04 PM
I like watching low-rank players practicing ;) :p

Seriously, I almost never watch high-rank players... too expensive, too crowded, already seen them on telly. ;)

yeah, I'd prefer to watch my faves practicing I guess...if there was noone playing that I wanted to see - but then that's also not very likely so... ;)

*Jool*
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:10 PM
lower ranked players ( I like ) playing a match
thats why I have pics of French open of Loit , Castano , Cl.Fernandez, etc and only one of Venus (taken for a Williams fan ) practicing

Of course I wd have prefered top players in a match (Conchita vs Justine , but got the wrong tickets :sad: )

tennisrox
Dec 6th, 2005, 01:07 PM
Matches of course!!

CooCooCachoo
Dec 6th, 2005, 01:38 PM
I love practice sessions, but I don't love top ranked players.

andrewbroad
Dec 10th, 2005, 01:45 AM
My priorities:

Watching a member of my eternal fanship play a singles-match.
Watching a member of my eternal fanship play a doubles-match.
Going to the toilet for two minutes.
Taking my place on court ready for 1. or 2. when the prior match appears to be nearing its conclusion.
Going to the toilet for ten minutes.
Watching a member of my casual demi-fanship play a singles-match.
Refreshments.
Watching a member of my eternal fanship practising.
Wandering around the grounds, casually watching other nice players playing a match or practising.
--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)

Ellery
Dec 10th, 2005, 01:45 AM
I would rather watch matches from lower-ranked players. :bounce:

auntie janie
Dec 10th, 2005, 03:00 AM
Wow, great question. For me it's a no-brainer to watch matches since I'm not star-struck and enjoy tennis, not stars. I had no idea so many people are interested in only seeing the stars and not in tennis matches. (Or maybe I should have suspected because of all the messages about them.)

And... the lower-ranked players are the ones who will be higher ranked in the next year or two.

And... at the lower-ranked matches, you get to pick your seat and sit up close. or whereever you like.

Well said! :hatoff: My thoughts exactly. :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2005, 06:51 PM
My priorities:

Watching a member of my eternal fanship play a singles-match.
Watching a member of my eternal fanship play a doubles-match.
Going to the toilet for two minutes.
Taking my place on court ready for 1. or 2. when the prior match appears to be nearing its conclusion.
Going to the toilet for ten minutes.
Watching a member of my casual demi-fanship play a singles-match.
Refreshments.
Watching a member of my eternal fanship practising.
Wandering around the grounds, casually watching other nice players playing a match or practising.
--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)

isn't #7 a bit too down the list :lol:

Pengttaya
Dec 13th, 2005, 06:53 PM
Matches :D

creep
Dec 13th, 2005, 06:53 PM
I only watch what I consider to be attractive players. No way I'm spending my money to watch ugly women play tennis.

Bubba08
Dec 13th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Even if it's boring, you usually learn more things from top players when they practise.

auntie janie
Dec 13th, 2005, 08:26 PM
I only watch what I consider to be attractive players. No way I'm spending my money to watch ugly women play tennis.

In other words, a great day at a tournament for you might consist of sitting in the food court the whole time, staring at a beautiful young woman selling burgers? ;)

andrewbroad
Dec 15th, 2005, 10:36 PM
In other words, a great day at a tournament for you might consist of sitting in the food court the whole time, staring at a beautiful young woman selling burgers? ;)

:lol:
Or crępes!

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3715/newhaven2004c8vu.th.jpg (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newhaven2004c8vu.jpg)
But I'd rather watch Tatiana Golovin play a match than watch a young lady of equal beauty serving refreshments.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
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http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/)

Andrew..
Dec 16th, 2005, 01:12 AM
Watching a match, 90% of the time.

auntie janie
Dec 16th, 2005, 01:58 AM
:lol:
Or crępes!

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3715/newhaven2004c8vu.th.jpg (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newhaven2004c8vu.jpg)
But I'd rather watch Tatiana Golovin play a match than watch a young lady of equal beauty serving refreshments.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/)

:lol:

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 16th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Usually, i prefer to watch a well-fought match between lower ranked, especially when i never saw those players play live before. Of course, it also depends who is practicing, if it is a canuck, danka, venus, etc, i would watch them a lil. But i wouldn't stay there for one hour either, it gets kinda depressive.

Andre@
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:34 AM
I prefer to watch the big players pratice.

It is more interested for me because I hardly get tickets for better places, so
I can't seen them so close as the pratice sections.

LostGlory
Dec 16th, 2005, 09:45 AM
It all depends on what is happenning.....Last year there was a signning session for my favourite that I really was looking forward to and I was so into this match that I forgot all about it....

I also enjoy watching players practise......and at the practise courts is really where you get a massive chance to meet them and talk to them they are uusually relaxed and time is on their side.....