PDA

View Full Version : This day in history: April 30th 1993


Young 8
Apr 30th, 2011, 03:46 AM
vl-2uVhNLJI

Steffi-fan
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:02 AM
I really feel sad about that ,believe me I'm always a well wisher to Monica Seles as well as Steffi.

We don't support Gunther Parche anywhere,her fans have right to say she's No.1,similarly we have our reasons to say my player is No.1.

But so many of tennis fans stabbed us with words.Steffi never a direct reason for the incident,but she never comment on anyone,because her fan-ship was a reason for that.She also mentioned in 2004 HOF.
Steffi met Monica in tears in hospital next day after the incident ,but nobody understood how many times Steffi tried to meet Monica later days,but Seles never give a chance to do so.
Even at the time of 1999 AO,Seles answers to reporter questions show a negative impressions,but later she understood they both different persons and at the time of retirement,her answers in positive and i like her all answers at the time.

But now i believe Monica likes Steffi than before.

and believe me She never lost top players status in our hearts and so many people waiting for their exhibition matches. I too,what about you?

Stonerpova
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:11 AM
It's a tragedy for sure. He ruined what would have become the greatest career of all time. But instead of remembering the incident, we should celebrate Monica, who made it through all of this adversity with grace, dignity, and spirit intact. She's an amazing lady and a true fighter. Gunther Parche can't take away from that.

Serenita
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Can't and won't watch it, but i remember it like yesterday :sad:

Drake1980
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:18 AM
:hysteric:

Young 8
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:20 AM
The "paradox" of this story is that in the end Parche did hurt Graf too

Yes, she won more slams but

1) He denied one the most exciting rivarly in tennis history

2) He basically put a "virtual" asterisk on those Slams because people will always say "IF Seles wouldn't have been stabbed....."

3) I'm sure Graf didn't enjoy it either

Steffi-fan
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:21 AM
It's a tragedy for sure. He ruined what would have become the greatest career of all time. But instead of remembering the incident, we should celebrate Monica, who made it through all of this adversity with grace, dignity, and spirit intact. She's an amazing lady and a true fighter. Gunther Parche can't take away from that.

well said,

Steffi-fan
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:27 AM
The "paradox" of this story is that in the end Parche did hurt Graf too

Yes, she won more slams but

1) He denied one the most exciting rivarly in tennis history

2) He basically put a "virtual" asterisk on those Slams because people will always say "IF Seles wouldn't have been stabbed....."

3) I'm sure Graf didn't enjoy it either

yes,but Steffi was also not in fighting spirit b/w 1990 april to 1992 because of her dad problems.(please don't say like 'this is life.everyone has problems...'.I know this is life,but she effected with that problem at the time.But she matured and didn't show same type of effect in 1995)

I just say don't start fights again on here.

rimon
Apr 30th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Too painful to watch. Who knows what Monica would have accomlished if not for this? I am so glad that Steffi never reached Margaret Court's record, that would have been just too unfair.

Mistress of Evil
Apr 30th, 2011, 07:10 AM
Devastating :sad: she would have been the Ultimate GOAT :sobbing:

Mr.Sharapova
Apr 30th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Even though many fans of Tennis don't see this as a big thing I see it as the turning point of Seles' dominance on Tennis world back then and a point where Seles wasn't the same anymore and couldn't be the same anymore :sad:.

If this wouldn't have happened god knows with how many slams Seles would own now. Steffi must have felt the luckiest player in the world knowing that a player who dominated her during her prime years and won everything over her got stabbed and would never return as she was on the tour.

Sad day really :sad:.

thegreendestiny
Apr 30th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Steffi and Monica are both GREAT no matter what! Life is unfair at times. The saddest part of the story is the fact that what would have been tennis's greatest rivalry was stopped just like that.

Ashi
Apr 30th, 2011, 07:45 AM
Steffi must have felt the luckiest player in the world knowing that a player who dominated her during her prime years and won everything over her got stabbed and would never return as she was on the tour.
:cuckoo:

This comment is all kinds of wrong! :rolleyes: :(

Kampi
Apr 30th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Steffi and Monica are both GREAT no matter what! Life is unfair at times. The saddest part of the story is the fact that what would have been tennis's greatest rivalry was stopped just like that.

Totally agree with you.:wavey:

Young 8
Apr 30th, 2011, 01:17 PM
I just say don't start fights again on here.


Agree, but that wasn't my intention

ce
Apr 30th, 2011, 01:30 PM
:sad:

RenaSlam.
Apr 30th, 2011, 01:33 PM
:sad:

I can't. I can't.

Break My Rapture
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:05 PM
So tragic, poor Monica.

Linguae^
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Monika would go on to be a GOAT. Absolute.

Cajka
Apr 30th, 2011, 03:52 PM
I started watching tennis because of Monica when I was a kid. I was 8 when it happened, so I remember that day clearly. After that I couldn't watch tennis few years until Dokic appeared. It's been 18 years since that but it's still hard to believe that things like that can actually happen. Just awful!

Sammo
Apr 30th, 2011, 06:13 PM
It's horrible but she could have been killed :shrug:

AjdeNate!
Apr 30th, 2011, 07:10 PM
I prefer to remember the good (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=19474197#post19474197) about this day. :)

AdeyC
Apr 30th, 2011, 07:48 PM
The most tragic event in tennis

LightWarrior
Apr 30th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Even though many fans of Tennis don't see this as a big thing I see it as the turning point of Seles' dominance on Tennis world back then and a point where Seles wasn't the same anymore and couldn't be the same anymore :sad:.


I think everybody agrees that it's the greatest tennis tragedy. And everybody agrees that Seles wasn't the same after the stabbing. :rolleyes::tape:

MaBaker
Apr 30th, 2011, 08:53 PM
1) He denied one the most exciting rivarly in tennis history
Probably the most.

Hian
Apr 30th, 2011, 08:55 PM
WTA proposed to freeze her ranking. No one agreed, except for Gabriela Sabatini, a great example of person.
Monica :hug:

LightWarrior
Apr 30th, 2011, 09:18 PM
WTA proposed to freeze her ranking. No one agreed, except for Gabriela Sabatini, a great example of person.


Yeah it's beyond me that Graf didn't agree on that. That's the least she could have done. What a bitch. Eventually Seles' ranking was frozen at #1 (co #1) for a few months.

Cajka
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:39 PM
It's horrible but she could have been killed :shrug:
This. It's hard even to think about that, but she was lucky to survive actually.

Sund7101
May 1st, 2011, 03:20 AM
I think this is one of the saddest stories in all of sports. Can you imagine if Nadal was stabbed this Spring?

CrossCourt~Rally
May 1st, 2011, 03:36 AM
Monica :hug:

rimon
May 1st, 2011, 04:46 AM
WTA proposed to freeze her ranking. No one agreed, except for Gabriela Sabatini, a great example of person.
Monica :hug:

Sabatini's supposed to be one of the nicest and down to earth players to ever play. A true class act. Graf, Martinez and ASV on the other hands :rolleyes:

serenafann
May 1st, 2011, 06:56 AM
Monica deserved so much better than this,it's hard not to think about what might have been...oh well,I just hope Monica has found everlasting peace in her life.

JAS_
May 1st, 2011, 01:56 PM
Monica :sad: What a tragedy that was. That idiot has robbed tennis fans all over the world of a whole different tennis history.
I feel privilaged just for having been able to witness her tennis career develop before my eyes.
8 GS titles by the age of 20. :bowdown:
She is a living legend.