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LegendsofTennis
May 31st, 2008, 01:22 AM
In your Opinion, Who are the most boring players in the Open Era?

OZTENNIS
May 31st, 2008, 01:24 AM
Concita Martinez
Paola Suarez

scoobsuk
May 31st, 2008, 01:29 AM
Hana Mandlikova always bored me.

Anke Huber

The Maleeva Sisters. They all sorta merged into one Maleeva entity that went on for years and years and years - was so glad when the last one retired.

Talita Kumi
May 31st, 2008, 02:02 AM
dementieva
henin
shriver

Aaron.
May 31st, 2008, 02:03 AM
Radwanska

Medina
May 31st, 2008, 02:04 AM
i must agree

radwanska

Uranium
May 31st, 2008, 02:06 AM
I agree with Conchita Martinez:o
Also, Chakvetadze and Peer

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 02:07 AM
Chakvetdze. Dreadful to watch. I want to puke whenever she serves.

mirzalover
May 31st, 2008, 02:07 AM
dementieva
henin
shriver

Agree


Who is that in your avatar?

cocco80
May 31st, 2008, 02:10 AM
I know it can't be Ivanovic cuz she's "exciting" all the time. :lol:
Sorry Anci..couldn't resist. :devil: :kiss:

continue.

V-MAC
May 31st, 2008, 02:11 AM
Anna Smashnova :yawn:

scoobsuk
May 31st, 2008, 02:12 AM
Jill friggin Craybas.

Talita Kumi
May 31st, 2008, 02:12 AM
Agree


Who is that in your avatar?

he´s Adrian "polaco" Bastia, and play in my favourite soccer team, Racing Club

V-MAC
May 31st, 2008, 02:13 AM
I know it can't be Ivanovic cuz she's "exciting" all the time. :lol:
Sorry Anci..couldn't resist. :devil: :kiss:

continue.

Every time I see this nickname I automatically think of Ancic. Quite confusing :lol:

dybbuk
May 31st, 2008, 02:15 AM
Huber
Martinez
Peer
Chakvetadze
Smashnova
Errani
Sabatini

scoobsuk
May 31st, 2008, 02:19 AM
Mariann de Swardt

Helena Sukova.

cocco80
May 31st, 2008, 02:19 AM
Every time I see this nickname I automatically think of Ancic. Quite confusing :lol:

Maybe that's not a coincidence after all. :devil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjbU5Pi7PRc&feature=related

Becool
May 31st, 2008, 02:30 AM
radwanska is so emotionless

AnomyBC
May 31st, 2008, 02:31 AM
Henin is the most boring. No one else comes close.

Brett.
May 31st, 2008, 03:18 AM
Selima Sfar :yawn:

ASP0315
May 31st, 2008, 05:30 AM
Lets see for now
hantuchova
Sharapova
Vaidisova

ArturoAce.
May 31st, 2008, 05:34 AM
peer !!
kirilenko is fun to look at but she is very boring also

lympyisthebest
May 31st, 2008, 05:36 AM
Chakvetadze
Peer

OsloErik
May 31st, 2008, 06:16 AM
these are all well and good, but most of these are from the past five years!

If I had to throw a name in there, Mariaan de Swardt would be one of them (provided I'm thinking properly; Navratilova's doubles partner in the mid-90's?). There's also some Aussie from the 80's who had a game like watching paint dry. The only plus was she gave you a great chance to see her opponent hit tremendous shots.

A Magicman
May 31st, 2008, 06:22 AM
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Polikarpov
May 31st, 2008, 06:24 AM
Julie Halard-Decugis

smokovec
May 31st, 2008, 06:38 AM
In terms of play Smashnova, Muller and similar players.

In terms of court attitude Ivanovic.

So Disrespectful
May 31st, 2008, 08:29 AM
Henin
Smashnova
Kremer
Loit
Raymond

Nikkiri
May 31st, 2008, 08:36 AM
In terms of play Smashnova, Muller and similar players.

In terms of court attitude Ivanovic.

What all the fake fist pumping and yelling come on and ajde is boring? :lol:

Beat
May 31st, 2008, 09:33 AM
are we talking about the way they play tennis? then people mentioning henin make me laugh out loud.

i'd go for sub-davenport-ballbashers, there's too many to mention.

karimcartoon
May 31st, 2008, 09:46 AM
I dont know why, but i just never liked to see Henin play. I'm too tired to go down history and list names. Hey! i liked watching Anke Huber.

Michael!
May 31st, 2008, 10:30 AM
Hana Mandlikova always bored me.

Anke Huber

The Maleeva Sisters. They all sorta merged into one Maleeva entity that went on for years and years and years - was so glad when the last one retired.

Huber
Martinez
Peer
Chakvetadze
Smashnova
Errani
Sabatini

:fiery:
Anke boring?
Anke is anything but boring! :D

frenchie
May 31st, 2008, 10:45 AM
Boring players for me

Sharapova, Vaidisova : I just hate their game

Andy.
May 31st, 2008, 10:50 AM
I never really liked Mauresmo's game especially when she is tentative. I really dont like pushers or people that use a lot of spin. I like players that hit the ball hard and flat ala Lindsay, Mary and Masha hitting breathtaking winners from all parts of the court and just overpowering their opponents.

Sylvester
May 31st, 2008, 10:57 AM
Muller
Loit
Errani
Smashnova
Cibulkova
Parmentier

Hardiansf
May 31st, 2008, 10:57 AM
In terms of play Smashnova, Muller and similar players.

In terms of court attitude Ivanovic.

Agree 100% :devil:

oliverbecken
May 31st, 2008, 11:03 AM
Vaidisova! :o

Nikkiri
May 31st, 2008, 11:05 AM
I agree with those saying Chakvetadze. :yawn:

Mattographer
May 31st, 2008, 11:06 AM
Henin = boring? :spit: You guys must be blind :o

Mattographer
May 31st, 2008, 11:07 AM
Chakvetadze = the most boring current player so far! :yawn:

Dawson.
May 31st, 2008, 11:36 AM
too many to list!

chakvetadze
knapp
medina - g
azarenka
bammer
dechy

to name a few!

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 31st, 2008, 11:38 AM
chakvatadze is boring

williams and pova are always interesting to match ..win or lose

Renalicious
May 31st, 2008, 11:41 AM
All the stupid lower ranked players.

Errani, Meusberger, Wickmayer, Flipkens, Fedak...

:mad:

smokovec
May 31st, 2008, 12:03 PM
Obviously everyone has a different opinion, but saying that certain players with a personal style like Henin, Chakvetadze, Radwanska are boring is a little :spit:

But if you are happy with these clone ballbashers like Ivanovic, Vaidisova, etc it's not my problem and it's a good thing that tennis is not only power.

Demska
May 31st, 2008, 12:08 PM
Muller :o

darkangel23
May 31st, 2008, 12:12 PM
Conchita Martínez
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Steffi Graf
Elena Dementieva
Agnes Szavay
Anna Smashnova

Ballbasher
May 31st, 2008, 12:14 PM
Every Game is interesting itself.
Everyone prefers a different style.

Michael!
May 31st, 2008, 12:15 PM
Anna C.
Jankovic
Golovin :yawn:

Mattographer
May 31st, 2008, 12:15 PM
Obviously everyone has a different opinion, but saying that certain players with a personal style like Henin, Chakvetadze, Radwanska are boring is a little :spit:

But if you are happy with these clone ballbashers like Ivanovic, Vaidisova, etc it's not my problem and it's a good thing that tennis is not only power.
Oh, I don't like those mindless bashballers too but there's something about Chakvetadze I find boring... I'm not sure what but yeah. Every time I watch her matches I always get bored :shrug:

daniela86
May 31st, 2008, 12:27 PM
Definitly Smashnova imo :o

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 31st, 2008, 12:27 PM
Martinez and Smashnova, I was falling asleep each time they were on court.

Elisse
May 31st, 2008, 12:29 PM
Yvonne Meusburger :help:
Nathalie Dechy


:yawn:

smokovec
May 31st, 2008, 12:30 PM
Oh, I don't like those mindless bashballers too but there's something about Chakvetadze I find boring... I'm not sure what but yeah. Every time I watch her matches I always get bored :shrug:

I refer expecially to Henin, a player that wins a lot of Tournaments and is one with most entertaining tennis.

And I agree 100% with Ballbasher.

muniu
May 31st, 2008, 12:33 PM
Sharapova-Knapp it's fucin boring :o

SUPER
May 31st, 2008, 12:37 PM
I think it's different not to like some player's style, and to find it boring. I hate ball-bashing, but yet I find Sharapova fun to watch, as well as the WS (not that they are ball-bashers). On the other hand, I love the game of Mauresmo, but I always get bored watching her. The same with Chakvetadze or Pennetta (and I love her!).
I deffinetly hate seeing the likes of Ivanovic, Azarenka or Vaidisova.
Martinez, ASV, Huber or Maleeva boring???:confused: I'm deffinetly getting older:lol:

shirley
May 31st, 2008, 01:05 PM
Julie Halard-Decugis

I agree. She always bored me whenever I watched her play

LCS
May 31st, 2008, 01:06 PM
dementieva
henin
shriver

Glad she'll stay around to bore you to death even more... :wavey:

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 01:34 PM
Conchita Martínez
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Steffi Graf
Elena Dementieva
Agnes Szavay
Anna Smashnova

Graf?

Go get your cocaine.

eck
May 31st, 2008, 01:38 PM
omg those that said Justine played boring tennis :lol: :lol:

sasha&tennis
May 31st, 2008, 01:47 PM
Lets see for now
hantuchova
Sharapova
Vaidisova

Exactly. They are all extremely slow movers with no variety which is completely boring to watch. :zzz:

Meteor Shower
May 31st, 2008, 01:59 PM
I like her personality, but I have to say Kim Clijsters.

gmak
May 31st, 2008, 02:07 PM
Peer
Chakvetadze
Martinez
Sanchez-Vicario
Smashnova
Coetzer

:yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

ViennaCalling
May 31st, 2008, 02:12 PM
For me Vaidisova, Ivanovic and Safina :yawn:

Smackie
May 31st, 2008, 02:19 PM
I understand some dislike certain players but to say Henin and Graf boring just shows how much some people know about tennis.....

My choice would be Conchita Martinez....I swear to god one time she was playing some defensive player (can't remember who it was cos I prob was half asleep) and her moonballing....OMG that was worse than reading phone books..

As with current active players, I'd say Eleni Daniilidou....just rough tennis in my worthless opinion.

Dan23
May 31st, 2008, 02:41 PM
Davydenk:yawn:

darkangel23
May 31st, 2008, 02:50 PM
Graf?

Go get your cocaine.

Yeah I mean she had a bread forhand but the backhand was always sliced, so I thought it was a boring game BUT I mean her matches vs. Seles were just simply the best...

Smackie
May 31st, 2008, 02:55 PM
Davydenk:yawn:

hehe, watching his match now as I type. I think 80% of the crowd has fallen asleep (hardly any clapping)

I dunno, he is not exciting but he has a great all-court game and timing on his strokes is simply great - probably as good as Federer's. However, he is lack of variety that the Fed has.

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 03:05 PM
Agreed. Nikolay is equally as boring as someone like Smashnova.

The Daviator
May 31st, 2008, 03:20 PM
Tauziat
Huber
Maleeva
Vento-Kabchi

Kabomba
May 31st, 2008, 03:31 PM
Don't know why,but I never liked watching Henin.
But Mauresmo is for me the most boring player ever (except on grass).Her forehand is so ugly

Wiggly
May 31st, 2008, 03:34 PM
Any "Let just moonball my forehand and slice my backhand" player. :help:

patch.
May 31st, 2008, 03:36 PM
Schiavone, Mauresmo...nearly all one handed BH :o

Marcelo.
May 31st, 2008, 03:42 PM
Dechy:tape:

kinglear
May 31st, 2008, 03:52 PM
dementieva
henin
shriver

Wait a minute, how can Dementieva be boring? Do you mean personality-wise or game-wise, because I disagree with both. Even though she can be polite and demure at times, she does throw in her little barbs about players from time to time. I think she's feisty. And as far as her game, do I even need to explain? :rolleyes: Would you mind elaborating on why you think she's boring? I'm very curious.

Michael!
May 31st, 2008, 04:06 PM
Tauziat
Huber
Maleeva
Vento-Kabchi

I don´t understand it! :lol:
Huber´s game isn´t boring, I was always close to heart attacks, when she played :tape:

hingisGOAT
May 31st, 2008, 04:29 PM
slow girls

Sharapowerr
May 31st, 2008, 04:31 PM
radwanska is so emotionless

I agree Radwanska

Whitehead's Boy
May 31st, 2008, 04:41 PM
I wonder why so many people mentionned Huber. There are (were) so many boring players, at least even if she played brainless tennis, you wouldn't fall asleep when watching her.

I would say the most boring players are the likes of Likhovtseva, Tanasugarn, etc who've been around forever, have a bland game and never accomplished anything spectacular.

hayleytrotter
May 31st, 2008, 04:45 PM
radwanska is so emotionless

I KNOW OH MY GOD.

But actually, i find some of the men more boring. Davydenko and Ferrer kill me. Dementieva, Chakvetadze and Vaidisova are a snooze, neh, i miss henins variety. Her game was never boring. ANd its fun to see masha bash the shit out of a ball ha ha.

In terms of on court attitude, serena takes the cake, but i sometimes think its a bit arrogant. thats probably rich coming from a masha fan though, haha.

Uranium
May 31st, 2008, 04:59 PM
Davydenk:yawn:

this is for women's tennis, so comment on davydenko on men's tennis forum, not here:o

kwilliams
May 31st, 2008, 05:16 PM
Chakvetadze
Peer
Mauresmo (Not so boring on grass though)
Petrova (I like her moodiness on court)
Henin (Whenever she played a lower ranked player)
Callens
Dechy
Dulko (When she isn't playing on clay I find her play boring)

oleada
May 31st, 2008, 05:17 PM
I don't understand how someone can possibly call Henin's playing boring. :drool:

davidmario
May 31st, 2008, 05:30 PM
Peer, Petrova, Chakvetadze, Radwanska, Hantuchova

davidmario
May 31st, 2008, 05:32 PM
tax garbin, oh yeah and SREBOTNIK :yawn:

Boreas
May 31st, 2008, 05:36 PM
Garbin, Bammer, Golovin. They are all dreadful to watch:o

wally1
May 31st, 2008, 05:40 PM
:fiery:
Anke boring?
Anke is anything but boring! :DTotally agree, Huber was one of my favourite players also. She did play brainless tennis at times, but was always fun to watch, and damned attractive too!

Matthias13
May 31st, 2008, 06:26 PM
Chakvetadze :drool: Barf !

tennislover
May 31st, 2008, 07:51 PM
P. Suarez, Graf, A.Sanchez Vicario, Conchita Martinez, G. Sabatini, A. Miskyna, Kutnetzova etc

frenchie
May 31st, 2008, 07:58 PM
P. Suarez, Graf, A.Sanchez Vicario, Conchita Martinez, G. Sabatini, A. Miskyna, Kutnetzova etc


Anastasia MYSKINA was everything but annoying:rolleyes:

Oh, YOU are boring:wavey:

Coffee&TV
May 31st, 2008, 08:42 PM
Radwanska and Chaky.

mboyle
May 31st, 2008, 09:53 PM
I don't know every player from the open era. I've been watching religiously since 2001 though. Since then, Anna Smashnova is by FAR the worst oh my GOD.

manu32
May 31st, 2008, 10:51 PM
mauresmo,martinez......moon balls for ever

¤CharlDa¤
May 31st, 2008, 11:04 PM
Though I have an incredible respect for Justine's talent, I do agree that I found most of her matches boring to watch. Doesn't mean I know nothing about tennis like some mindless poster assumed, it's just not my cup of tea and would just make me yawn.

Out of the top 50 right now, players that can bore me include: Anna Chak, Svetlana (mostly personnality wise, but some of her matches were so sad), Radwanksa (wins the boredom contest in my case), Mauresmo.

I do understand how some people can enjoy the variety-type players, but I really don't. Nothing better than a hard-hit screaming down the line winner.

SvetaPleaseWin.
May 31st, 2008, 11:04 PM
Dechy :yawn:

shoparound
May 31st, 2008, 11:57 PM
omg those that said Justine played boring tennis :lol: :lol:

Your post was more entertaining than most of her matches

So Disrespectful
Jun 1st, 2008, 12:16 AM
are we talking about the way they play tennis? then people mentioning henin make me laugh out loud.

i'd go for sub-davenport-ballbashers, there's too many to mention.

The thread says, "who are the most boring players in the Open Era?". I suppose that could include personality and appearance.

vadin124
Jun 1st, 2008, 12:41 AM
Chakvetadze gets my vote

Halardfan
Jun 23rd, 2008, 10:39 PM
Julie Halard-Decugis

Boo, hiss!

cogent53
Jun 23rd, 2008, 10:43 PM
Boring as in unexciting safe play? Boring as in personality?

Must admit I always found Hingis boring. Anna Chak is my current one to avoid.

selyoink
Jun 23rd, 2008, 11:33 PM
Lindsay Davenport, Ana Ivanovic, Mary Pierce and Shahar Peer.

sammy01
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:49 AM
cmon people that are listing henin, dementieva, chakvetadze or any good top 20 player you cant be serious. think of a top player you like say ivanovic or serena then put a match of any of these 2 against some of the top players that have been mentioned as boring, i.e serena vs chakvetadze or ivanovic vs dementieva and then compare it to ivanovic vs muller or serena vs muesburger, now which matches would you rather watch?

slamchamp
Jun 24th, 2008, 01:24 AM
KUZNETSOVA! Damn she's soo boring

Il Primo!
Jun 24th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Boring game
Kuzy

Boring personality
Henin
Ivanovic
Clijsters

Both
AMELIE MAURESMO

hingisGOAT
Jun 24th, 2008, 01:31 AM
Of the Slam champions I'd say that Sharapova wins this one by a long shot. A very robotic, unimaginative game and I could read a novel in the time it takes her between serves.

LeRoy.
Jun 24th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Talking of all these boring match-ups makes me realize how much i miss the late 90'-early 2000's. Matches like Hingis-Venus, Lindsay-Venus, Hingis-Serena, Capriati-Serena, Capriati-Seles were such a treat.

V-MAC
Jun 24th, 2008, 02:13 AM
I think I've contributed to this thread already but what the heck, I'll doit again :p

Players who make me switch the channel:

Kuzzy (Nice girl I'm sure but I find her boring to watch :shrug: )
Ivanovic (her game isn't "soo exciting" for me :( )
Clijsters (yes she's retired now but I never found her interesting to watch play)

iPatty
Jun 24th, 2008, 02:16 AM
I cannot sit down and watch an entire Mauresmo match, I find her game just repulsive. :o

I enjoy watching Chakvetadze play just to see how badly she is capable of playing. I think Radwanska, Cibulkova, and Wozniacki are all pretty boring too. Don't even get me started on those Aussies, all of them put me to sleep. :yawn:

Uranium
Jun 24th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Chakvetadze, Peer, Meusburger are the worst:o
Dubois as well, I saw her vs. Anna today and holy crap she is dreaful to watch, also Ivanovic can be boring
Yan Zi is a delight to watch when playing well,but when she is off, she is boring

V-MAC
Jun 24th, 2008, 02:23 AM
I cannot sit down and watch an entire Mauresmo match, I find her game just repulsive. :o

I enjoy watching Chakvetadze play just to see how badly she is capable of playing. I think Radwanska, Cibulkova, and Wozniacki are all pretty boring too. Don't even get me started on those Aussies, all of them put me to sleep. :yawn:

Passive Momo is boring to watch, but when she decides to play attacking tennis (like Wimbly 06final) she is a joy to watch play :)

btw, did any one mention Venus? I'd be surprised if so as she is probably the most unpredictable player out there. Every match is a rollercoaster :lol:

skanky~skanketta
Jun 24th, 2008, 03:08 AM
From the top players, it's Hantuchova. She's just so slow! I know Lindsay and Sania are slow too, but their groundies are so much fun to watch!

And as much as I like Dementieva, sometimes watching her play could put me to sleep! Everything is cross court, especially the backhand!

And Mauresmo. I like watching floaters, but when they constantly land short, it's dull cuz it's easy to hit winners off them.

kiwifan
Jun 24th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Ivan Lendl and Conchita Martinez

Hopefully people didn't pick people who they passionately hate, obviously if they can arouse passionate hate in you, they aren't boring. ;)

AndreConrad
Jun 24th, 2008, 03:30 AM
cmon people that are listing henin, dementieva, chakvetadze or any good top 20 player you cant be serious. think of a top player you like say ivanovic or serena then put a match of any of these 2 against some of the top players that have been mentioned as boring, i.e serena vs chakvetadze or ivanovic vs dementieva and then compare it to ivanovic vs muller or serena vs muesburger, now which matches would you rather watch?

I could not agree more; the statement from sammy puts the right perspective on things :hatoff:

InsideOut.
Jun 24th, 2008, 04:23 AM
Among the top 10 I have to say LenaD but she's just so funny. :)
I love watching the Top 30 play except for Razzano and Bammer. :help: I think Chakvetadze has an interesting game, I kind of like it. :)

Danči Dementia
Jun 24th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Henin
Jankovic( I think she is a great, great girl she seems to be nice person but I just don´t like her game)
Safina

InsideOut.
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:26 AM
^Henin is boring? :eek: God I adore watching her play...

Haute
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:33 AM
I'm surprised people are picking Conchita. Forgetting Charleston '04 versus Patty? :lol:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:50 AM
chaky is boring :O

Chunchun
Jun 24th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Sharapova
Jankovic
Chakvetadze
Radwanska

Richie's
Jun 24th, 2008, 08:56 AM
Radwanska
Chakvetadze
Jankovic
Kuzznetsova
S. Willimas
Bammer
Peer
Daniilidou
Mauresmo
Petrova

The Dawntreader
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:00 AM
Hingis in defense mode was a complete bore, just content with bunting the ball back to a length. Obviously there was the flip side where she was so imaginative and her game could look absolutely flawless:lol:

I always find Patty boring to watch. Everyone says she has so many shots, but all i see is forehand DTL, dropshot, Forehand DTL, dropshot.

Yawn....

Drimal
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:06 AM
Lindsay Davenport :yawn: - She is just so boring to watch, sorry.

Yvonne Meusburger
Martina Muller
Olga Govortsova

Destiny
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Ana Ivanovic:yawn:
Something about the way the commentators review the match and the way she plays

Destiny
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Hopefully people didn't pick people who they passionately hate, obviously if they can arouse passionate hate in you, they aren't boring. ;)

Totally agree

matpaw88
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Sharapova

bwahahahahaha
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:25 AM
Graf- that backhand :o:o:o
Sanchez-Vicario
Smashnova
Martinez
And nearly every other player outside of top 20 :o

Ballbasher
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Radwanska
Chakvetadze
Jankovic
Kuzznetsova
S. Willimas
Bammer
Peer
Daniilidou
Mauresmo
Petrova
What? :eek: :cuckoo: Why do you watch tennis if you find so many games boring? :shrug:
Loit bored me a bit in her last match! :shrug:

Viktymise
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Kuznetsova, Radwanska, Wozniacki, Meusburger, Dellacqua.

StephenUK
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:17 AM
None of you seem to have been following tennis long, because there are very few bores these days compared to the 1980s or 1990s! Tennis is so competitive, look at how Serena and Sveta struggled to get past round one.

In the 1980s, there were so many boring matches because the early rounds of tournaments were just cakewalks for Martina Navratilova and Steffi.

Going to Wimbledon, in the early 1990s, my heart would sink when I got these on my court 2 schedule:

Mary Jo Fernandez - nice person but yawnsome to watch
Amy Frazier

I never liked Barbara Potter in the 1980s or Ros Fairbank or Andrea Jaeger.

I find early round matches featuring Lindsay Davenport a bore - she only gets interesting in the second week!

Lindsayfan32
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:03 PM
are we talking about the way they play tennis? then people mentioning henin make me laugh out loud.

i'd go for sub-davenport-ballbashers, there's too many to mention.

There is nothing wrong with Lindsay and her ball bashing it beats the hell of 200 shot moon ballers any day and at least when you get a transcript of one of Lindsay's post match interviews there's a lot of thoughtful and intelligent answers in there.:)

dybbuk
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:05 PM
None of you seem to have been following tennis long, because there are very few bores these days compared to the 1980s or 1990s! Tennis is so competitive, look at how Serena and Sveta struggled to get past round one.

In the 1980s, there were so many boring matches because the early rounds of tournaments were just cakewalks for Martina Navratilova and Steffi.

Going to Wimbledon, in the early 1990s, my heart would sink when I got these on my court 2 schedule:

Mary Jo Fernandez - nice person but yawnsome to watch
Amy Frazier

I never liked Barbara Potter in the 1980s or Ros Fairbank or Andrea Jaeger.

I find early round matches featuring Lindsay Davenport a bore - she only gets interesting in the second week!

Yeah, when she chokes or gets injured. :lol: :p

Lindsayfan32
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I find early round matches featuring Lindsay Davenport a bore - she only gets interesting in the second week!

It's not that bad. It's fun to watch Lindsay put in very little effort and her opponent is going 100 miles an hour just to try and keep up and I like quick matches in the first week as it gets Lindsay going for second week but unless you're a fan like me your point is well taken. :)

ce
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:34 PM
peer,kirilenko,dementieva...

Princeza
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:43 PM
All the stupid lower ranked players.


Enough said of your tennis knowledge.

None of you seem to have been following tennis long, because there are very few bores these days compared to the 1980s or 1990s! Tennis is so competitive, look at how Serena and Sveta struggled to get past round one.



I disagree with the 90s part, it was a great decade with Graf/Sanchez/Seles (would have been even more than interesting hadn't she been stabbed).
But it is obviously a subjective point of view, as i admit if you had low ranked faves, it was quite hard to wish seeing them winning.

But then again with the arrival of Hingis,Davenport, the WS,Henin, Clijsters first as outsiders, the competition was not boring, at least not for me. I wouldn't trade this era for anything.

shell
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:57 PM
None of you seem to have been following tennis long, because there are very few bores these days compared to the 1980s or 1990s! Tennis is so competitive, look at how Serena and Sveta struggled to get past round one.

In the 1980s, there were so many boring matches because the early rounds of tournaments were just cakewalks for Martina Navratilova and Steffi.

Going to Wimbledon, in the early 1990s, my heart would sink when I got these on my court 2 schedule:

Mary Jo Fernandez - nice person but yawnsome to watch
Amy Frazier

I never liked Barbara Potter in the 1980s or Ros Fairbank or Andrea Jaeger.

I find early round matches featuring Lindsay Davenport a bore - she only gets interesting in the second week!

Great post! Remember the old school moonballers? Andrea Jaeger almost made me quit watching tennis.

kasia_q
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:20 PM
As far as game style is concerned I find borind all those Vaidisova-like players who think the harder the better and have no more than 2 shots in their menu :rolleyes: Besides I never liked to watch Davenport.
Any match can be boring if the difference in levels is too high.
As for personality and attitude I say Ivanovic. She's so one-dimensional and her interviews are so boring. Either her English is so bad or she never has anything interesting to say.
I need to add that obviously I can't agree with those who point at Radwańska :) Maybe on court she's emotionless, as someone mentioned but that's what helps her win. Her game is diverse and entertaining especially when sh'e serving well, but maybe I'm not objective ;)

DeliriousPotato
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:39 PM
DEFINETLY KIRILENKO! Its horrible, its like she's just getting the ball over the net to the other side!


I agree with kasia_g, Radwanska is a great player, she has a wide variety of shots and I never get bored watching her, specially on clay when she send those breath-taking amorties (drop shots)

AndreConrad
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:01 PM
(...) I do understand how some people can enjoy the variety-type players, but I really don't. Nothing better than a hard-hit screaming down the line winner.

- "Big Mack, fries and coke please."
- "Would you like some ketchup with that?"
- "No, that would be too many things, but you can supersize it!"
- "Here you, go..."
- "Thank you; nothing beats McDonalds" :tape:

Europe rocks
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Anyone who lacks originality in their game and just stays at the baseline, seeing how hard they can hit the ball :o

Just Do It
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Anabel Medina Garrigues for me.

ChrisCologne
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:49 PM
The most boring were Hingis and Martinez. In the top20, most clay court specialists were boring given the fact that they never made it to the later rounds in all the other 3 Grand Slams or failed to do more than live up to their seeding. Sandra Cecchini, Raffaela Reggi or the German Sabine Hack come to my mind. I absolutely loved Hack on clay, but it´s sad fact she even once or twice managed to play or came close to play in the Masters and therefore even scored points in playing indoors but always lost in round1 against nobodys. I was in Essen once and she lost to Hingis in her first or second year I suppose.

Xian
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Kirilenko, Srebotnik, Vaidisova

hacberto
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Henin
Chakvedatze
Kuznetsova
Peer
Dementieva
Myskina
Mauresmo
Schynder
Radwasnka
Craybas
Cornet
Kournikova
Bartoli
Navratilova
Perry
Hingis

oleada
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Peer
Davenport
Vaidisova
Wozniacki

Slutiana
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Anna C.
Jankovic
Golovin :yawn:

Garbin, Bammer, Golovin. They are all dreadful to watch:o
:fiery:


Bammer
Garbin
Peer
Cornet
Bartoli (off grass)
Radwankska
I would have said henin before the US Open but even though she beat my 2 favourites in a row, she was exciting then. :worship:

ASP0315
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Well golovin isn't that boring. I'm not big fan of her game but she got a decent serve and a good forehand
But yeah she is a mental midget though.

-VSR-
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Chakvetadze, for sure.

Dave.
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Probably Kuznetsova of current players. She can be outstanding at times but I just don't like her forehand, which she often mishits.

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:53 PM
chakky is most probd the boringist
ii think davenport aswell :lol: she is just

!Gio!
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Henin
Chakvedatze
Kuznetsova
Peer
Dementieva
Myskina
Mauresmo
Schynder
Radwasnka
Craybas
Cornet
Kournikova
Bartoli
Navratilova
Perry
Hingis



So basically any player who had variety and didn´t just bash the ball as hard as she can.:tape:

!Gio!
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:57 PM
For me it this title goes to Martinez even tough she is a great player with an amazing career she was just blah.............

homogenius
Jun 24th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Henin
Chakvedatze
Kuznetsova
Peer
Dementieva
Myskina
Mauresmo
Schynder
Radwasnka
Craybas
Cornet
Kournikova
Bartoli
Navratilova
Perry
Hingis

:o

hingisGOAT
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:07 PM
:o

my thoughts exactly...

hacberto
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:16 PM
So basically any player who had variety and didn´t just bash the ball as hard as she can.:tape:

Well that's what I like. Anyone who doesn't hit the ball hard for me is boring like the tennis from the 70's.

!Gio!
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Well that's what I like. Anyone who doesn't hit the ball hard for me is boring like the tennis from the 70's.

Well even if I disagree with you completely, we definately all have a right to an opinion.
I didn´t like Conchi´s style and I am sure others loved it.
And I loved Amanda Coetzer´s and Vicario´s and others always called them boring.:rolleyes:
but thats just it we all have different opinions.

Andreas
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Chakvetadze
Peer
A. Radwanska

Nicolás89
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Definitely Chakvetadze

Nicolás89
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:35 PM
And Petrova, Safina, and their less known sisterly clones. :o

Andreas
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:37 PM
And Sybille Bammer not to forget :o

Anna F'd Enrique
Jun 25th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Davenport

Milli
Jun 25th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Peer
Bartoli
Petrova

Conor
Jun 25th, 2008, 01:45 AM
Chakvetadze, Ivanovic, Hanutchova put me to sleep.

kasia_q
Jun 25th, 2008, 07:09 PM
- "Big Mack, fries and coke please."
- "Would you like some ketchup with that?"
- "No, that would be too many things, but you can supersize it!"
- "Here you, go..."
- "Thank you; nothing beats McDonalds" :tape:

:haha: :haha: :haha: