did you write it? if so are we supposed to be impressed by your analysis? yes it's all tennis australia and the media making up stories like they always have about innoncent little jelena. everyone is just out to get her. i feel sorry for jelena bc of the upbringing she has had to endure, and i agree that the media was harsh on her at sometimes, but don't go around acting as if these controversies just develop out of nothing and that neither jelena or her representatives have nothing to do with them. the australian public really does not care about jelena enough to be particularly concerned about whether she does come back or not. i think we have enough success in sports (including tennis) not to be too worried about getting a player back who isn't very likely to win a medal at the olympics anyway. as for fed cup, 99% of people don't know what it is let alone think that geoff pollard should be sacked because we don't win it. i think the fact that we have the no.1 men's player and reached the final of the davis cup 3 of last 4 years (plus still there this year) means that most tennis australia officials won't have to worry about the security of their tenures for a few more years.
btw i would love to for jelena to come back bc i do think that we need her. but i just disagree that i story like this would be made up, because is just no reason to
Apr 20th, 2003, 03:32 PM
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:14 AM
but swizz, if that would be true, why didnt they quote Jelena one single time, and who are that representatives, they were talking to? No name mentioned either!!!!!!!
Its that stupid game of the press: first lift someone up, and then knock him down!
They cant always write bad about Jelena Down Under as people will get bored about it, so now they lift her up, and then they can knock her down again, and people will be interested in.....
I feel sorry for her!
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:20 AM
lol! That is sooo funny and so true!
But come on...how good would it be if the article wasn't a load of crap?
Car Key Boi
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:21 AM
hey Gerhard, i haven't posted on tennisrulz for a bit, been busy dude, i've had to cut down on the shit i post, but i'll be back :wavey:
about yuor uber-babe post, i agree with yuo coz last year the uber-babe said some pretty unflattering things about OZ, and it had nothing to do with daddy coz by all accounts, he hasn't even been traveling with her for about a year
but yuo never know with her, she may will be intending to play for OZ in the Olympics, although i can't see her moving there, so we'll just have to wait and see if that article is bullshit
- Car Key Boi :wavey:
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:11 AM
Read this :)
Dokic says: I’ll stay an Aussie
by STAFF REPORTERS
Damir Dokic has moved quickly to end speculation that he’ll be turning his back on Australia, saying he had no intention of leaving the country that has made him famous.
Damir said that, irrespective of what his daughter Jelena decided to do, he would be remaining proudly Australian.
“This is good country. I buy a car. I smash your tape recorder,” said a jovial Dokic at his press conference.
Over the past few years, Damir has emerged as one of Australia’s most beloved international entertainers and celebrities. His quiet manner, gentle humour and love of life has made him a favourite both here and abroad. He recently accepted a post with Tourism Australia as unofficial ambassador for the country.
But there have been concerns that he might be tempted to follow in the footsteps of his completely stuck-up young daughter and seek to return to Yugoslavia. Dokic, however, said he had no such plans.
“Jelena is Jelena,” he said with withering insight. “Damir is Damir. I smash your camera.”
Dokic said he would continue to work for Australian agencies such as the Agriculture Department, for whom he provided monitoring of fish prices during a visit to the US earlier this year. A spokesman said Damir simply saw that as part of his national duties “as proud Australian”.
The spokesman said that, even if Jelena left Australia, Damir would continue to take a ‘back seat’ role in his daughter’s career, watching with interest from the sidelines but leaving her tennis education to the experts.
“But even if that happens, Damir will still be a dinky-di Aussie – and he’ll still call Australia home,” the spokesman said.
Damir’s lifelong friends, John Newcombe and Tony Roche, said they were relieved to hear of Damir’s renewed commitment to Australia. “We can ill-afford to lose statesmen and ambassadors of his calibre,” said Newcombe.
‘Aussie’ Damir himself put it this way: “I make money. I am victim of Government plot. You are racists. I smash your mobile phone.”