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Vaidisova Ruled
Jun 13th, 2008, 05:59 PM
I have a question with the olympic games coming in august. Are you going to cheer (in tennis) for your favorite player or for a player from your country?

Ksenia.
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:06 PM
I'll cheer for Masha first of all... and then my countrywoman Kaia if she goes there :p

miffedmax
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Probably my player, because as far as I'm concerned the Olympics have become just another stop on the tour--and not just for tennis. Yes, it's nice that everybody gets to show up and play, but the fact is with every sport pretty much having world championships and competition year in and year out, it's going to come down to the usual suspects whether you're talking about tennis or the 100 meters.

I'm frankly much more interested in the two remaining slams, Euro 2008, the start of CONCACAAF qualifying for the World Cup 2010, FC Dallas and the Cubs pursuit of a shot at their first championship in 100 years than I am the Olympics.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:10 PM
I have no problems as chileans won´t play in the Olympics

If a chilean played against my fave player , I go for my fave player

JujulCactus
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:22 PM
I'm french
But I will be for my favorite players ...
...who are not french ( men and women ) !! :rolleyes:

Kipling
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Favorite players.

Sports are sports, not war.

Mchstnate
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Gotta be my player first...I never even thought about which I should go for.

.:sk:.
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:28 PM
I'm ...if she can play... for Tati. :D

We still don't know if the will be a German woman in Beijing :tape:

joćo.
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:37 PM
For my favorite player. :)

G&R
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:41 PM
both

Mikey.
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:41 PM
My favs.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:45 PM
my favourite player

HenryMag.
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:47 PM
No female portuguese player there, so I'm going to cheer for Elena :D

Bounty Hunter
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:52 PM
My favorite player.

Groenefelder25
Jun 13th, 2008, 06:58 PM
country.

Dexter
Jun 13th, 2008, 07:08 PM
For my favourite player of course, but I hope Polish players avoid her early in the tournament.

Coffee&TV
Jun 13th, 2008, 07:08 PM
My fav. :hearts:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 13th, 2008, 07:37 PM
I'm not generally very nationalistic and I don't think anyone from my country will be playing anyway (aside from Andy Murray in the men's competition). I also suspect most of my favourites won't be there either. No matter. I will find some players to root for. :)

LudwigDvorak
Jun 13th, 2008, 07:38 PM
It'd only be tough if Lindsay or Venus played Elena. Aside from that, kill-destroy-dominate is my mindset for Elena in Beijing since she wants it so bad. However, I kind of want Lindsay to take it since that's her biggest goal in coming back, and I'd love to see Venus do it again...

I won't be sad if Elena lost to either of them, I should say. But mostly just rooting for my favorite player.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 13th, 2008, 07:51 PM
My fave is from my country :shrug:

VeeJJ
Jun 13th, 2008, 07:53 PM
favorite player

ASP0315
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:22 PM
always country

CORIA01
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
my favorite players cos I dislike Bartoli and Momo

hankqq
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
I always cheer for my favorite players. For me, it doesn't and shouldn't matter what their nationality is.

Expat
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:25 PM
favorite player
only one player from my country will play and that girl is horrible

Escape
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:26 PM
For my favorite player
As there won't be any Brits playing

wild.river
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:27 PM
i doubt wozniak and ana/sveta will be in conflict..i'll support both.

Сузи
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:45 PM
My favorite player. :hearts:

number33
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:49 PM
my favorite! :)
I don't think any players from my country gonna play, and even if they are, they won't stand a chance anyway :help:

Andreas
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Favourites and Caroline, but she's my favourite as well :D

Wtrain
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:55 PM
My favorite is from my country.. so no problem there :p

Marcelo.
Jun 13th, 2008, 08:57 PM
My country.

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 13th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Hmmm, with the Olympics it's tough. In a regular event, I'd definitely cheer for my favorite players over players from my country, no question. In the Olympics it's a tougher decision, but I'd probably still go with my favorite player. Only my very top favorite(s) though.

Alexj
Jun 13th, 2008, 09:22 PM
fav player

Danči Dementia
Jun 13th, 2008, 09:24 PM
My favorite palyers since my country sucks at tennis....and I don´t even know if there is going to be a player from my country in the olympics....I don´t think so

Michaelz
Jun 13th, 2008, 09:54 PM
for italians sure!!

Lefty.
Jun 13th, 2008, 10:12 PM
My faves probably but I won't mind at all if my country wins. :)

debopero
Jun 13th, 2008, 10:18 PM
My favorite player


(:p)

vadin124
Jun 13th, 2008, 10:54 PM
I would support a player from my country against any player! I don't know why, i'm just naturally very patriotic...if Venus or Ana were to play South, O'Brien or Baltacha...100% of the time I would soo want the brit to win, even though I like more Venus and Ana

this doesn't apply on the mens side though...I would support ANY player against Andy Murray, even Radek! :fiery:

partbrit
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:20 PM
I plan to personally boycott the Olympics, but if I weren't, I would cheer for players, not my country.

Lyndle_BE
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Fave players first, then Aussies next. Not very patriotic with tennis, but give me any other sport and I'll back / support an Aussie any day through and through.

Wiggly
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Is Wozniak even playing? Anyways, Jdem Iveta and Podme Danka.

sasha&tennis
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Of course I want my country to get the gold and my favorite player happens to be Venus which works out fine for me. But there are other players that I will pull for also to do well.

blackcrave
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:50 PM
unfortunately we don't have a team will join the olympics for tennis.. i will go for the Russian team

Serenidad.
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Serena plays for my country. :rolls: However, if she were to lose, I wouldn't cheer for any of the other USA losers.

Il Primo!
Jun 13th, 2008, 11:54 PM
I have a question with the olympic games coming in august. Are you going to cheer (in tennis) for your favorite player or for a player from your country?

I haven't one single bone of patriotism in my whole body. So I'll support my favorite player, especially if she meets Mauresmo :hearts:

-Sonic-
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:20 AM
My country's a bit pants at tennis, so I would always cheer for them first, as any success is so significant for us.

sd3300123
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:30 AM
My favourate player is from my country

shell
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:12 AM
My fav retired, and I would have been for her (Justine), but since she is out - I will pull for my country. If Serena, Venus or Lindsey play then they get my support.

DutchieGirl
Jun 14th, 2008, 05:50 AM
In tennis - fave player over my country FOR SURE.

brayster87
Jun 14th, 2008, 05:56 AM
My favourite player first definitely

Renalicious
Jun 14th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Serena and Venus all the way.

Andy.
Jun 14th, 2008, 06:00 AM
Tennis is an individual sport most definatly my favourite player.

Boreas
Jun 14th, 2008, 06:55 AM
According to my signature I shouldn`t have many problems:lol:

austennis
Jun 14th, 2008, 09:05 AM
ill b supporting the aussies.. lleyton, casey alicia and sam if they make it but i dont expect any of them to win a medal.. so my main hopes will b for ANA , and VENUS

Princeza
Jun 14th, 2008, 09:21 AM
In tennis, i cheer for my favourite player.

Dodoboy.
Jun 14th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Side by side really! :)

Petkorazzi
Jun 14th, 2008, 09:33 AM
My country won't have any player unless they give a WC, so I guess I'll cheer for Chaky. :shrug:

Lindsayfan32
Jun 14th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Both - Lindsay as my favourite player and Aussie Casey

lympyisthebest
Jun 14th, 2008, 10:12 AM
My favourites first, then my country. ;)

ce
Jun 14th, 2008, 10:26 AM
JJ :p

terjw
Jun 14th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Favourite player.

And the Olympics is more about individual achievement with the honour of representing your country thrown in. The only true test of how much their country means to a player is the Fed Cup.

So in the Fed Cup - I'd support country first - that's if we had a team up there to support. In the Fed Cup - it's the country that wins. And you play as part of a team. You get no benefit from it as a player in terms of rankings or anything. No single player from the country is singled out with a medal or a cup in the Fed Cup.

In the Olympics - the biggest honour is a personal one of winning a medal. That's the thing that's remembered. The secondary aspect that your country got say 4 golds instead of 3 or 5 silver/bronze instead of 4 gets quickly forgotten along with the difference it makes to the final table for your country.

Just Do It
Jun 14th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Contry since Dokic wont get it. But would cheer for Dokic over Jankovic and Ivanovic.

kwilliams
Jun 14th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Really not an issue for me but if it was I'd cheer for all three of them, Venus, Serena and the Irishwoman.

Golovinjured.
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:03 PM
I can't believe the overwhelming support for favourite players over countries. It's quite surprising to me.

I will be supporting my fellow countrymen and countrywomen ahead of any other competitors. Just as I'll do in all the sports during the Olympics. I hope they do themselves proud and hold themselves well, because they are representing me and my country. If these athletes are prepared to work so hard to represent my country, hence me, then the least I could do is support them whole-heartedly.

Best of luck all Aussies, have a blast and do your best :hug:

Hashim.
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:43 PM
JJ

i wish our country had a good player:o:lol:

DutchieGirl
Jun 15th, 2008, 05:41 AM
I can't believe the overwhelming support for favourite players over countries. It's quite surprising to me.

I will be supporting my fellow countrymen and countrywomen ahead of any other competitors. Just as I'll do in all the sports during the Olympics. I hope they do themselves proud and hold themselves well, because they are representing me and my country. If these athletes are prepared to work so hard to represent my country, hence me, then the least I could do is support them whole-heartedly.

Best of luck all Aussies, have a blast and do your best :hug:
Why so surprising? Tennis is an individual sport, and many people don't start watching it because of someone from their own countyr is playing. I will cheer for Misa over any Aussie in ANY tournament, but in other sports at the Olympics (team sports) then I will cheer for Australia (and probably also for NL, but then I normally want Australia to win anyway).

Golovinjured.
Jun 15th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Why so surprising? Tennis is an individual sport, and many people don't start watching it because of someone from their own countyr is playing. I will cheer for Misa over any Aussie in ANY tournament, but in other sports at the Olympics (team sports) then I will cheer for Australia (and probably also for NL, but then I normally want Australia to win anyway).

Well it's probably surprising to me because I am a very patriotic person, and I love being an Australian, and Australia itself, more than anything else in the world. You, quite obviously, don't hold the same values concerning your home and where you come from, and that's up to you I suppose.

Tennis is an individual sport, but the Olympics are about representing your country. I don't agree that the Olympics should be a part of the tour, concerning ranking points, because certain players (Russians, French.. ) can't compete because of a cap on national representation. I think the honour to represent ones country is reason enough to compete in the Olympics, the implementing of ranking points just get people there competing that don't share the Olympic spirit.

DutchieGirl
Jun 16th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Well it's probably surprising to me because I am a very patriotic person, and I love being an Australian, and Australia itself, more than anything else in the world. You, quite obviously, don't hold the same values concerning your home and where you come from, and that's up to you I suppose.

Tennis is an individual sport, but the Olympics are about representing your country. I don't agree that the Olympics should be a part of the tour, concerning ranking points, because certain players (Russians, French.. ) can't compete because of a cap on national representation. I think the honour to represent ones country is reason enough to compete in the Olympics, the implementing of ranking points just get people there competing that don't share the Olympic spirit.
I'm sorry, but you have no right to judge what my values are concerning my country from one thing! How dare you suggest that I am unpatriotic just because I woud cheer for my ONE fave player over an Aussie IF they even met in tennis at the Olympics - which is unlikely to happen anyway.
I have no idea what your second paragraph has to do with anything I said, but I also don't like points for the Olympics either so :shrug: . Just because people support their fave over their country in ONE sport doesn't mean they are unpatriotic. As I said, I would cheer for Australia in all team sports, and in pretty much every other individual sport too. So how am I unpatriotic?

Zauber
Jun 16th, 2008, 05:56 AM
in individual sports i allways cheer for the athlete never the country

Привет
Jun 16th, 2008, 09:31 AM
I'd like to see the Aussie players do well, but I'd probably cheer for Maria, Venus, and Daniela over them. The rest of my favourites? That'd depend on the situation I guess.