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Lin Lin
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:23 AM
I think I have posted a poll like in 2008 or 2009,but I can't find it,the seaching result only showing 10 pages for me:o

Re-vote please.:awww:

MB.
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:25 AM
No.

BepaMaria
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Of course. Nobody wants to lose a match 6-0,6-0. Its so disgraceful. But if Pushniacki loses a match 6-0,6-0 I would jump for joy :bounce::dance::rocker::banana::rolls::cheer:

thegreendestiny
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:27 AM
Lol, no. Double bageling Safina in a R1 slam is an early dessert of a nice meal. :drool:

Pasta-Na
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:28 AM
kim learned a lesson from na. :o

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:28 AM
No, there is no place for sympathy on court. You should win as quickly as possible. You can feel sorry for your opponent afterwards. Harsh but true.

silverwhite
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:28 AM
Better than kicking yourself for being "too kind' when your opponent mounts a comeback. And we've seen some of the situations Safina has come back from (especially against Sharapova :tape: )

goat
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:28 AM
No, I am more upset with Dinara's ability. :sobbing:

Nina.
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:29 AM
No. Of course it sucks big time for the one losing but you should win as quick as possible.

Maryamator
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Kim can't be considered a bad person because she double bageled Safina

Kim is just doing her job, im sure Safina knows that as well.

The Witch-king
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:35 AM
I think I have posted a poll like in 2008 or 2009,but I can't find it,the seaching result only showing 10 pages for me:o
Re-vote please.:awww:

Delete some of those other useless polls you've started

SVK
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:37 AM
No, but finishing a career with 0-6, 0-6 (Garbin) sucks:o

debby
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:42 AM
No, but finishing a career with 0-6, 0-6 (Garbin) sucks:o

This.
What is even funnier is that in 2007, when Bartoli got double bagelled by Henin, she complained to the commentators of french Eurosport, she said Henin was pathetic for being ruthless, that she doesn't understand why she gave her such a beatdown, after all, she won the match which mattered the most...
And three years later, she ends Garbin's career with a double bagel, that is much worse :happy:

redsonja
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:45 AM
WTF, this is professional sport, not a self-esteem workshop. You play your best, and if the end result is a double bagel, so be it.

Pops Maellard
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Better than losing 10-8 in the third.

Six Feet Under
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:48 AM
No, but finishing a career with 0-6, 0-6 (Garbin) sucks:o

Yeah i agree :awww:
But at least it was lighthearted between the both of them and Garbin tried to have fun.
It would be worse if she was serious and sad.

Whitehead's Boy
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:55 AM
Tauziat led 6-0 3-0 against Zvereva during Eastbourne final, and started feeling sorry for the crowd for such a pathetic final, and let her play a bit. Guess who held the trophee 1 hour later?

Raiden
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:13 AM
New poll:Is beating someone 6-0,6-0 too ruthless?The very fact that you even think it might be is an indication that you are not really into the sport. You and some TFers here are obviously not really tennis fans but just sycophant partisan hooligans of someone who just happens to be a tennis player, they don't give a monkey how their idol scores points. But the fact is, it is actually unprofessional and disrespectful to the game to gift your opponents "pity" score-points in a serious contest just because you feel sorry for them.

In fact you should be outright punished if you do such disreputable and amateurishly stupid things just like you get punished in Formula-1 if you deliberately slow down and let your team-mate car pass you.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:18 AM
No. If you're mainly referring to Safina-Kim match, well, Safina has double bagelled another player before. I suppose it's just part of the game. Kim probably didn't want to "gift" her one game since you know what happened after Kim lead 5-0 against Li Na. :lol:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:46 AM
Its a professional sport were each player is needed to give their best...so no is my answer.

Calypso
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:00 AM
Of course not, because:

1. You must spend as little time as possible on court to conserve energy for upcoming matches
2. By 'giving' away a game, you might just spark an incredible comeback
3. Slamming your opponent 6-0,6-0 will make your next opponent shake in their boots, thanks to the intimidation factor, they'll know they are next! :-D

mariavikafan
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:08 AM
No.

hdfb
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Gifting a game is probably disrespectful to your opponent if you truly respect each other as professionals.

Pasta-Na
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:29 AM
No. If you're mainly referring to Safina-Kim match, well, Safina has double bagelled another player before. I suppose it's just part of the game. Kim probably didn't want to "gift" her one game since you know what happened after Kim lead 5-0 against Li Na. :lol:

:spit:

Stamp Paid
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:36 AM
No, but its bad karma. :lol:

Valanga
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Hell no.

SELVEN
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:40 AM
NO, LinLin :smash:

John.
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Erm No :rolleyes:

Mary Cherry.
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Depends who loses :unsure:

hardball
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:53 AM
f*** A! the WTA should rule that no-one on the circuit is to be handled like this!!!

GrandMartha
Jan 18th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Of course. Nobody wants to lose a match 6-0,6-0. Its so disgraceful. But if Pushniacki loses a match 6-0,6-0 I would jump for joy :bounce::dance::rocker::banana::rolls::cheer:

Yes, well said :worship: :worship: :worship:

The Dawntreader
Jan 18th, 2011, 11:38 AM
You have to be as ruthless and as mercenary as possible. A beaten opponent is a good opponent, especially if you maul them.

debby
Jan 18th, 2011, 11:51 AM
To answer the question, just no.
In sports, if you show a bit of pity, you are mentally fragile.

Betten
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Yes... in a club match.

Wimanna
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:10 PM
No No No! :o If you can't win one game yourself, you're not worth a present! They are pro's!?!

BlameSerena
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Hell yes it's ruthless to beat someone this way, but it's only "too ruthless" if your fav is on the receiving end of it.

Temperenka
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:17 PM
No. Keep in mind in 2009, when Dinara was the heavy favorite to win Roland Garros, she was steam-rolling her opponents... including a 6-0, 6-0 win over Anne Keothavong.

It happens, it's part of the game. I'm sure Dinara understands that. Would have been nice to see her get a game/Kim to give her a game... but in no way should Kim feel any guilt for not doing that.

Huntress55
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:22 PM
No if you can win 60 60 you should.

tonybotz
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:29 PM
not only is it awesomely ruthless to double bagel some dumb @#$#, the loser should be lashed on center court for putting in such a shitty display

fouc
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:35 PM
There was a player who voted 'yes' in this poll, it was before RG where she played against Lisa Raymond...

Claycourter
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:35 PM
No, ffs. For once I agree with Nadull after he almost double bageled some mug in his opener: "It's disrespectful to your opponent to deliberately tank games out of pity".

LoveFifteen
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:36 PM
This.
What is even funnier is that in 2007, when Bartoli got double bagelled by Henin, she complained to the commentators of french Eurosport, she said Henin was pathetic for being ruthless, that she doesn't understand why she gave her such a beatdown, after all, she won the match which mattered the most...
And three years later, she ends Garbin's career with a double bagel, that is much worse :happy:

Did Bartoli really complain about how pathetic Henin was to double bagel her? :unsure:

I didn't think I could dislike Bartoli any more than I already did, but I was proven wrong. What a dumb cow! :o

Vulturepova
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:38 PM
No, that one gift game could lead to a comeback and you may end up losing. You gotta be ruthless.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:38 PM
It might be ruthless, but its a game and you play to win. Plus I thoroughly enjoyed it when Davenport did it in 2005.

mariavikafan
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:47 PM
It might be ruthless, but its a game and you play to win. Plus I thoroughly enjoyed it when Davenport did it in 2005.

OMG I saw that coming from a thousand miles:lol::lol::lol:

ExXotikal
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Hell no. I'm all for the "GO HARD OR GO HOME" steez.

http://i26.tinypic.com/15pqtl0.jpg

Spiritof42
Jan 18th, 2011, 02:07 PM
No, ffs. For once I agree with Nadull after he almost double bageled some mug in his opener: "It's disrespectful to your opponent to deliberately tank games out of pity".
Agree with that quote. To go easy on an opponent = to show a lack of respect for him/her.
There are no time limits in tennis. You should fight until the last point is over. We've all seen players blow 5-0 leads.

égalité
Jan 18th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Hell no. :spit: You don't go easy on your opponent no matter what. It's insulting to all parties involved.

HippityHop
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Since tennis is a sport, like baseball, which is not over until it's over (no clock to run out) momentum can change to the point where you can get your ass handed to you by being Miss Goody Two Shoes.

miffedmax
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:33 PM
All I can say is that Lena D. would never have done such a thing.

Mainly because she would have doublefaulted away at least one service game.

But even she would have TRIED to get a double bagel, yeah.

fencer
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:46 PM
NO, they should play fair not "kind" as professional players.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:04 PM
no charity on court. :devil:

It might be ruthless, but its a game and you play to win. Plus I thoroughly enjoyed it when Davenport did it in 2005.

Of course you did.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS/SW.gif

But that double breadstick from 2007 made you even happier.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS/15ead5u.gif

LUVMIRZA
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:09 PM
No wayyy... In USO'10 1st round, Vika vs Monica N, Monica cried after getting bagelled & losing the first game in the second set..which made Vika falter a little..that manipulating biatch won the 2nd 7-6:fiery::mad: So being ruthless on court is very important as you wouldnt know wen u r gonna lose concentration:shrug:

RenaSlam.
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Nope. Maria knows.

Super Dave
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:13 PM
No, these are the pros...just like "running up the score" in a baseball, basketball or football game - if you don't like it, STOP THEM.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:26 PM
I don't think so. I wish Serena had done it at the 2007 Aussie final but she was in a charitable mood that day unfortunately.

Ferg
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:35 PM
This.
What is even funnier is that in 2007, when Bartoli got double bagelled by Henin, she complained to the commentators of french Eurosport, she said Henin was pathetic for being ruthless, that she doesn't understand why she gave her such a beatdown, after all, she won the match which mattered the most...
And three years later, she ends Garbin's career with a double bagel, that is much worse :happy:

Knowing Marions sense of humour, I seriously doubt she was serious.

Ferg
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Did Bartoli really complain about how pathetic Henin was to double bagel her? :unsure:

I didn't think I could dislike Bartoli any more than I already did, but I was proven wrong. What a dumb cow! :o

Hang on there drama queen.

mariavikafan
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Nope. Maria knows.

Meaning?:rolleyes:
It was a tough loss but tough losses don't kill Maria, she won IW after Davenport crushed her in 2005.
She won AO in 2008 after Serena demolished her 6162.

kimmiefan
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:07 PM
I think it´s not ruthless, you have to win no matter what. Let the other win a game it's like loose a goal in front of a post .
GO KIMIIIIIEEE:bounce:

edificio
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:35 PM
It is ruthless, but it helps to be ruthless in competitive sports. You have to take the opportunities you have and not give them up to others because you feel sorry for them. The other player could take your gift and win the whole thing--obviously not in yesterday's match, but...

Belmont Lad
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:45 PM
No, anything can happen, you have to close the match, regardless of the score. You can't "give" people games because you feel sorry for them.... :rolleyes:

alex.2812
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:19 PM
I would honnestly get offended if anyone was giving me a game.

terjw
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:28 PM
No. There is no such thing as being too ruthless. And look at the greats like Steffi and Chrissie how often they used to double bagel their opponents.

geoepee
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:29 PM
I would honnestly get offended if anyone was giving me a game.
exactly, i would as well.

Which is worse? Getting your ass handed to you, 6-0 6-0, or someone feeling pity for you, declaring you a charity case and granting you a game. You can save your largesse and charity.

PandoraPandora
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:46 PM
No. Why should a player gift a game? Didn't Steffi win a slam final 60 60?!

Gallofa
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:47 PM
It is ruthless, but you should do it anyway :D

Gallofa
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:48 PM
No. Why should a player gift a game? Didn't Steffi win a slam final 60 60?!

Yup, RG'88; she beat Zvereva in slightly over half an hour.

shap_half
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Give an inch, they take a foot. It's the same with oral sex as it is with tennis.

So unless you want to get swallowed whole, do not be doling out charity anything.

Ciarán
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:19 PM
No, it's a professional sport. Personally, if I found out someone 'gifted' me a game I would be insulted. I'd swallow a 0 & 0 defeat easier.

*Jool*
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:31 PM
I miss all those double bagels from the 90s :awww:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:38 PM
No not at all...no mercy thats what I say.....take your loss and get off the court. Nobody is owed anything...some people can come back...Serena did it to Clijsters at australian from 1-5 and ended up winning. You have to take your opponent out..you can be nice to them after you WIN. LOL

MaBaker
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:41 PM
I would honnestly get offended if anyone was giving me a game.
This.
But yeah, it's kinda sad watching some players getting trashed like that.

Experimentee
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:27 AM
Anyone who believes that players should gift games to their opponent out of pity, is not a true fan of sport.

SelesFan70
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:14 AM
No, and if you think it's mean or "ruthless" you really shouldn't be playing tennis.

DeliriousPotato
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:15 AM
I would cry myself to sleep if that ever happened to me... Sniff