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Wert.
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Do u support players from your country.I must admit that Jelena is only girl for who I can wake up in the middle of the night to watch and she belongs to my Top 5.I love Ana and Bojana support them unless they play Lucie,Chak or Jelena...TBH I love them,but they arent in my main favs.
What about you?

sweetpeas
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Yes Yes Yes:wavey::bounce::kiss:

SVK
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:04 PM
I was patriotic when I started to follow tennis. Not anymore though, as those players was retiring I didn´t find a way to support our young players. Daniela, Zuza Kucova and doubles specialists Mertinak and Zelenay are the only who are still playing and they are on TOP of my fave list...but as they will retire I think there will be no Slovak even in TOP 10 in my fave list in both ATP or WTA.

Elenarulez
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Of course not.

Jimmie48
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Not at all, I don't really care for any of the German players except for Julia Görges who I like a tiny bit... but not really enough to be a fan.

I´ve picked my faves solely on their personality, I would never be able to root for someone who I can't stand just because they have a successful game or hold the same passport than me.

volta
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:07 PM
ew no. I don't see myself supporting Michelle Larcher de Brito anytime soon

cowsonice
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:08 PM
No to both countries that I am supposed to support :tape:

ViceUltramontain
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:09 PM
No. Marion is the only French I root for on WTA and ATP.

Bonfire
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:14 PM
No...although a couple of times at U.S. Open when Jen Cap was playing a big match, I would let the enthusiastic crowd take me there, but that's also because I was a big Jen fan already.
Otherwise...I just like who I like and am not influenced by what country they are from.

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Nope. Never have been and I don't think I ever will be.

Marionated
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Yes. All British players are at least second tier favourites of mine. They'd have to have something very off putting about them not to be.

Balltossovic
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:20 PM
The country I was born in doesn't have any players to support. But, even if it did, that wouldn't be a contributing factor.
I choose my faves through game style, personality off court, and whether or not I consider them great role models for the future of tennis.

Serenita
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:24 PM
No

carling
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Nope. I like Serena because I like Serena, not because she's American like me. Most of my favorite players (Sharapova, Ivanovic, Wozniacki, Lisicki, Li Na, etc.) are not from the US. Conversely, Melanie Oudin is as American as apple pie and I can't stand the sight of that little bitch.

nevetssllim
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:30 PM
I'm not patriotic. It really annoys me when people talk to me about Andy Murray because they know I like tennis. :o

Andiyan
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Absolutely, cant help it. There are some Dutch I do not really like however.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:33 PM
No, there are currently no players from Vatican City.

misty1
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:34 PM
some i do, some i dont

AniaSharapova
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:34 PM
I'm not patriotic at all. I don't like any of polish players.
I choose my favourite players through personality, character, game style which fits me, not for the same country.

DefyingGravity
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Serena, Venus, Lindsay, and Monica, hell yeah. But that's when I was starting out and really didn't know many of the other international flavors yet. Dementieva and Dokic worked their way in too.

Then Henin and Clijsters burst out onto the scene in 2001, and I like them both, Kim moreso. Then the Serbs, and the rest of my signature worked their way in.

Wert.
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Not at all, I don't really care for any of the German players except for Julia Görges who I like a tiny bit... but not really enough to be a fan.

I´ve picked my faves solely on their personality, I would never be able to root for someone who I can't stand just because they have a successful game or hold the same passport than me.

The country I was born in doesn't have any players to support. But, even if it did, that wouldn't be a contributing factor.
I choose my faves through game style, personality off court, and whether or not I consider them great role models for the future of tennis.

I'm not patriotic at all. I don't like any of polish players.
I choose my favourite players through personality, character, game style which fits me, not for the same country.

Ok..I get it :lol:

Edinboro
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:40 PM
I´ve picked my faves solely on their personality, I would never be able to root for someone who I can't stand just because they have a successful game or hold the same passport than me.


This :)

GoofyDuck
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:41 PM
I would be if there was anyone to cheer for :lol:

But I do cheer for Kraijcek whenever she plays.

Jane Lane
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:41 PM
Nope. Christina McHale and Lisa Raymond are the only Americans I like...and Lisa playing with Huber just kills it totally.

Sammo
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Absolutely not, I don't even like my country :o

TheHangover
Aug 18th, 2011, 08:59 PM
yes a lot in fact in 2013 when fran,flavia and roberta will be gone in need to replace them, hopefully with other italians. patty was the only player that i loved, jj the only non italian i root for, the other are more or less irrilevant to me

the jamierbelyea
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:15 PM
American's are typically 2nd tier favorites of mine, but I will only truly root for them during the Olympics/Fed Cup, if they are playing another 2nd tier fave of mine. Like today I was rooting for Nadia over McHale, and they are probably in the same tier level.

My parents are Thai and French, and I am usually defacto fans of Thai & French players as well.

I started watching the game because of Tamarine Tanasugarn in 1997 :)

Monica_Rules
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Now i support the Brits more than anyone else. They are who i get really nervous about. But as my name suggests Monica is my fav and always will be

Galang
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:23 PM
God no, Baltacha is on my most hated list. Murray annoys the hell out of me too.

I do really like Heather though and Laura seems pretty sweet. So the future looks bright.

joăo.
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:25 PM
No, but I do support Michelle (and Gil sometimes).

Kworb
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:44 PM
No, not in tennis. But other sports yes, I'm patriotic. Especially during the Olympics.

miffedmax
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:45 PM
I think it is well-known that I support tall, blonde, banged players regardless of their creed or place of national origin.

I do always root for the US women at Fed Cup, even when that means I'm rooting against one of my favorites.

Even if it meant rooting against Lena.

Even if it meant rooting against Lena with bangs. Of course, that's like one of the ONLY times that Vee DIDN'T slap the shit out of her. I mean seriously. The tennis gods piss in my corn flakes every fucking morning.

smokovec
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:47 PM
No, one of the players I dislike more is italian (Errani) and none of my top favourite are from my Country, but I was very happy last Year whit Schiavone Roland Garros win.

Monzanator
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:51 PM
I'm not a Radwanska fan but I cheer for her when she plays everyone except Sharapova ;) Ula and Domachowska aren't threatening anyobody nowadays, so I kinda expect them to lose sooner rather then later :shrug: There are several players with Polish heritage on the tour and I kinda cheer for them too, but it's far from anything serious. It's good when they win, but it's not bad if they lose :shrug:

Fighterpova
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Not really. My favorite players are Nadal, Federer, Sharapova and Serena :oh:

I like players from Serbia, but I like my favorites a lot more....I mean I've been watching tennis since 2002 and I've really gotten to know those 4 as people and tennis players so I cant just change my mind just because a player is from my country...anyone agree with me?

Irute
Aug 18th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Almost not at all. I am not sure how would it work if there were players from Lithuania to support... I would really like to see that and I would support them as I support Berankis today, but I am not sure if they were my favorites.

nevetssllim
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Now i support the Brits more than anyone else. They are who i get really nervous about. But as my name suggests Monica is my fav and always will be

Niculescu? ;)

pedropt
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Yup.

I don't think I'd be a fan of MLDB, MJK and Gil if not for their nationality. I actually root for challenger GOAT Machado, even though I dislike him :oh:

*Jool*
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:12 PM
not at all :lol: I'm not patriotic in any way and especially not tennis-wise. I guess I should have been born Spanish and not French coz I dislike most of those French brats :p

(that said, I did like Pierce, Testud, Golovin )

The Reff
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Yup

SoBizarre
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:13 PM
Not being patriotic in tennis is perfectly okay. Only in team sports, which clearly are substitute for war, not supporting your own country means you are traitorous piece of sh*t. ;)

Potato
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:18 PM
The Chinese players all have great personalities so it's hard for me not to like them. I guess I am biased because they are Chinese though.

The Dawntreader
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:19 PM
God no. It'd be like eating your own arm, especially in my country.

propi
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:20 PM
No, I don't support all of the Spaniards, I don't desire them to lose but if they do no big drama.

Alejandrawrrr
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Kinda. I adored Lindsay, and Venus and Serena obviously, and I really do root for the younger American girls to do the unthinkable, and maybe idunno, break the top 50 :rolleyes:

(Just not Capriati or Oudin)

new-york
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Pierce is the only player whose game i adored and she wasn't even a fave. Mauresmo was pretty cool but i could not with her game.

And the fact that i'm only mentioning retired player tells you the story. :oh:

Siderophyre
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Nope. Only a flag-waver for the Olympics and swimming.

*Jool*
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:24 PM
Pierce is the only player whose game i adored and she wasn't even a fave. Mauresmo was pretty cool but i could not with her game.

And the fact that i'm only mentioning retired player tells you the story. :oh:

lol - rubbish, we love Parmentier, Cornet, Bartoli, Johansson... their tantrums , charisma, wonderful games and mental strength, don't we? :hearts:

Rex59
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Absolutely not. I only support Venus and Serena from the States. Don't care one iota for the rest of the men and women. In addition to the Sisters, my favs are Gulbis, Kvitova, Martic, Fognini and Lisicki.

RVD
Aug 18th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Heck no.
Kinda hard to be patriot when my own country of origin (U.S.) doesn't embrace my fave as its own, nor even want my fave's image representing it.
My support is based on a player's technique, desire to win, passion for her craft, intensity level, personal morals, and whether I can relate to her on various levels.
My standards would probably be considered too high by most others, but we all choose and select per our own individual requisites. :)

jacobruiz
Aug 18th, 2011, 11:10 PM
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

pov
Aug 18th, 2011, 11:21 PM
Yes! In FC and DC I support the USA. Other than that I see pro tennis as being about individuals and my favs are based on who they are not what country they're a citizen of.

pov
Aug 18th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Kinda hard to be patriot when my own country of origin (U.S.) doesn't embrace my fave as its own, nor even want my fave's image representing it.
Nonsense!

KarlyM*
Aug 18th, 2011, 11:27 PM
No. If I like a player from my country, it's because I like their personality or game style - not because of the flag next to their name. ;)

MB.
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:01 AM
Got into tennis because people from the country I was born in were doing well--Seles, Djokovic, Jankovic, and Ivanovic.

Still like the remaining players as my favorites, but I'm not a big fan of Troicki or Tipsarevic--the rest are my favorites (partially due to "patriotism", but 90% because I've grown to love their personalities and games).

Linguae^
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:05 AM
I'm ABSOLUTELY patriotic. My country is small and my nation is not numerous, and sports patriotism here is on a high level. I always support our players in every sport, but some sports more and some players more. I mean, you don't know the person, you don't anything about his life, his success doesn't help you anything, but you're always routing for him.

Well, Jelena is my favourite player, but I support all the Serbians and I enjoy their success, even though I don't like, for example, Viktor and Janko much.

Still, I can't like any foreign player not near as much as I can support for Serbians. That's just the way it is. Well, personality and game makes you a bigger fan, but, if a player plays for my nation, he almost directly become someone I'm a bit cheering for.

And I can say that's a big feature of our nation. Patrotism is something that people always excel here.

RVD
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Nonsense!...beee-caaaause?

tennis-insomniac
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:15 AM
YES, I AM !

Andy.
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:16 AM
NO, Tennis is an individual sport. I have to like their game, personality and look.

Caesar1844
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:26 AM
I support whoever plays attractive and multidimensional tennis. There are not very many of them on the WTA these days. Maybe Kvitova sometimes, when she's mixing it up and not just ballbashing. Other than that, I watch whoever has a cute face and good legs.

At the moment I barely follow any WTA at all. Usually the players' looks can make up for the inferior quality, but with the current state of the tour the gap's just too big.

andrewbroad
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:41 AM
I judge all players as specific individuals, with no regard to their nationalities.

Huntress55
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Yeah Id have to say I am, I pretty much always cheer for Aussies. But of course I do like players that are not Australian too, and just because a player is an Aussie doesnt mean they are automatically a fave, I just like to see Aussies winning.
But if it came down to an Aussie that I dont always watch or something vs ... say Maria, Id cheer for Maria because shes a fave :)

Spring Pools
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:45 AM
I usually support eastern european players and asian players
weird combo

young_gunner913
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:46 AM
Yes but that doesn't mean I'll just like any American player.

For instance, I think Alexandra Stevenson is beyond vulgar and Ashley Harkleroad is a nasty skeez.

go hingis
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:56 AM
Yes, I always want the Aussie's to do well even though they annoy me with their inconsistencies. Martina Hingis is my fave and I will always go for her over anyone.

Caesar1844
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:59 AM
Harkleroad is gold. She knows what women's tennis is all about.

Danii's Law
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:45 AM
Not in the slightest. I like Stosur but hate every other Australian woman (Dokic and Jarka are ok). Also there are many players I would root for against Stosur. I actually have quite a problem with tennis fans who are purely patriotic.
Like the Hewitt fans in Australia, he is crap, has a terrible attitude and boring to watch. Why would you want to watch him?

hellas719
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:03 AM
I'm ABSOLUTELY patriotic. My country is small and my nation is not numerous, and sports patriotism here is on a high level. I always support our players in every sport, but some sports more and some players more. I mean, you don't know the person, you don't anything about his life, his success doesn't help you anything, but you're always routing for him.

Well, Jelena is my favourite player, but I support all the Serbians and I enjoy their success, even though I don't like, for example, Viktor and Janko much.

Still, I can't like any foreign player not near as much as I can support for Serbians. That's just the way it is. Well, personality and game makes you a bigger fan, but, if a player plays for my nation, he almost directly become someone I'm a bit cheering for.

And I can say that's a big feature of our nation. Patrotism is something that people always excel here.

:yeah:
I live in New York where we have a strong Greek-American community and we are like that too :)
The Greeks in Greece too, but they're not as fanatic as we are because they don't have do take crap from other nationalities :p

HowardH
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:45 AM
I judge all players as specific individuals, with no regard to their nationalities.

The same for me.

Keadz
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:57 AM
I generally support Australians who play out on the ITF circuit (so like all of them), because I have greater exposure to them and actually get to see them play live. Some that I don't like (Rodionova, Klein, Tomic to an extent and the over bearing coverage of all of Hewitt's matches etc).

I would support a lot of my other favs over Australians if they were to meet though.

Maria rocks
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:01 AM
Do u support players from your country.I must admit that Jelena is only girl for who I can wake up in the middle of the night to watch and she belongs to my Top 5.I love Ana and Bojana support them unless they play Lucie,Chak or Jelena...TBH I love them,but they arent in my main favs.
What about you?

I do support Andy Murray what ever time he's on and he is British like me. I do the same for Maria Sharapova though. They are my two favourites anyone else i watch as and when but don't go out of my way to watch thrm.

Myggen
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Sure...we have a lot of great players in Norway! :D

Sabinator.
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Not so much. I like only Aga's game and her technical stuffs, but not because she's from my country. Of course I like when some Polish girls relate some good results, but this is a different kind of cheering. I pay attention primarly on style of play and personality, origin has little importance.

No, there are currently no players from Vatican City.

:lol: Do u really live in Vatican City? :eek:

thegreendestiny
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:23 AM
I've noticed that the most patriotic posters here are Serbs and Poles who give full support of their compatriot, unfortunately bordering to to being annoying... e.g. cp6uja, defining what Ancitard is, from whom all Ancitards will be measured.

Wert.
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:24 AM
I've noticed that the most patriotic posters here are Serbs and Poles who give full support of their compatriot, unfortunately bordering to to being annoying... e.g. cp6uja, defining what Ancitard is, from whom all Ancitards will be measured.
Wierd,cause I didnt notice a single polish patriotic poster here :oh:

thegreendestiny
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:33 AM
Wierd,cause I didnt notice a single polish patriotic poster here :oh:

Have you seen the Radwanska bandwagoners? Obviously you haven't.

Yoncé
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Hell no! The only Aussie I like/support are Jarka, Jelena and Dellaqua, and in ATP it's all Benjamin Mitchell who made Wimby boys final last year...and that's just cause hes hot! Hahaha. And to be honest don't not anything about our and coming player's on the WTA

Wert.
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:39 AM
Have you seen the Radwanska bandwagoners? Obviously you haven't.

Its not,you know, very patriotic if u support one player from your country and ,you know, dont care about others player from your,you know,country :o

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Not really. I'll root for them if they're playing a non-fave though.

SoBizarre
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:29 AM
I've noticed that the most patriotic posters here are Serbs and Poles who give full support of their compatriot, unfortunately bordering to to being annoying... e.g. cp6uja, defining what Ancitard is, from whom all Ancitards will be measured.
Have you seen the Radwanska bandwagoners? Obviously you haven't.

:facepalm:

Dani12
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Yup. I'm a pretty patriotic kind of person :)

Mary Cherry.
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:49 AM
I'm not patriotic. It really annoys me when people talk to me about Andy Murray because they know I like tennis. :o

This.

That said, I'm glad we have a couple of future prospects and good personalities in Heather Watson & Laura Robson. The rest? Not so much.

Gregorio87
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:52 AM
Yes, absolutely. There was a good example yesterday, my top favourite on the men's side is Nadal and he played so bad against Verdasco that I stopped watching the match after the first set. When Agi plays I always watch her matches if I can, even if she sucks big time and just pushes.
And care about players, I wouldn't care if they weren't Hungarian, like Melinda Czink, maybe I would even dislike her if she weren't Hungarian.

Shepster
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:57 AM
Yes in respect that usually if a British person is playing someone I don't care about then I'll probably want them to win, but not at all in practice because I know if Slovakia ever played Britain in the Fed Cup ... I'd cheer for Slovakia :lol:

kiriosh.
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:03 AM
Not always. I very like Radwanska, but other Polish player so not interested me.

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Not! Nadull is a doper, Verdasco a playboy and ASVVS was a bad loser and boring to watch. :weirdo:

But I support low ranked women because they're all very nice! :cheer:

ce
Aug 19th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Yes. I cheer for Ana in Fed Cup.

Caesar1844
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:21 PM
'Patriotic' is a nice way to describe the Serbs. The Bosnians might use a different word.

Smitten
Aug 19th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Rus is horrible. Nothing good to say about her.
Krajicek is useless.

So no.

Wert.
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Rus is horrible. Nothing good to say about her.
Krajicek is useless.

So no.

and I though Rus is popular in Holland :oh:

serenafan08
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:14 PM
I support almost all the Americans. Love them...obviously Venus and Serena are my favorites. But Lindsay, Jennifer, Monica - those are my girls too. The younger kids haven't gotten my attention yet.

delicatecutter
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:02 PM
'Patriotic' is a nice way to describe the Serbs. The Bosnians might use a different word.

:oh:

Doully
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:05 PM
If anything British Eurosport and Skysports have made me completely non-patriotic after having to endure hours upon hours of Murray worship :o.
I don't want to watch Andy/Jamie Murray playing doubles when Karlovic and Berdych are playing singles.
Non-WTA but yeah :o.

thegreendestiny
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:35 AM
'Patriotic' is a nice way to describe the Serbs. The Bosnians might use a different word.

It's actually more of like nationalistic the way they worship their players. JJtards are quite tolerable and fun at times but Ancitards and Noletards are beyond words. No wonder they have deeply rooted haters.

Ashi
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Yes I am. :angel: I definitely support Indian players, on both tours. They aren't at the top tier of my list of fav players, but I do keep an eye out for their results and matches. And I always seem to defend them to fellow Indians whose knowledge about tennis is mostly non-existent.

azdaja
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:46 AM
It's actually more of like nationalistic the way they worship their players. JJtards are quite tolerable and fun at times but Ancitards and Noletards are beyond words. No wonder they have deeply rooted haters.
very few ancitards on this board are serbian and even those who are from serbia seem to be ok. your opinion seems to be based on just one poster. ana even gets plenty of shit from serbians for not being patriotic enough to give her all in fed cup. something jj is worshipped for by serbian "patriots". so you got it all wrong on the wta side, moron, and that goes for your opinion about polish posters as well. i think you are right about serbian djokovic fans on mtf, though.

as for the original question - no, but i don't have a problem with people who are. ok, if they have an army of players it can get tiresome, but otherwise it's alright, people do that in most sports.

Svetlana)))
Aug 20th, 2011, 09:01 AM
No players for me to root for & I think I could beat the low ranked scrubs

marineblue
Aug 20th, 2011, 09:20 AM
I like them but I don´t follow them.

Mike81
Aug 20th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Sometimes with Fed Cup and Davis Cup or when Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Stosur or Jarka perform well but I still follow a certain German closer than any Aussie :oh: