Originally Posted by ozza
Who knows what she truly means. Obviously if you take it at face value it's a nonsense right now. Because apparently many players outside the top 60 are continually too good for Caro. It came across as a line to sort of defend her decline, but in reality doesn't come across very well. As a whole though I did think the bits from Caro did come across as disappointing. She talked about waiting for her time to come because some players won't be around forever (obviously Serena), and she thinks eventually her time will come in grand slams, it doesn't necessarily have to be this year.
Even though the final decision came from ATP as a board. It was effectively forced by player power. Could you imagine a Masters 1000 in Madrid without Rafael Nadal (and Novak Djokovic to a lesser extent), the uproar it would cause. If Nadal says he isn't coming unless red clay is used, they're left with no choice.
As for the latter part,I'm just glad that the organizations can usually pull weight on the tourneys rather than the other way around...even though Accountability will never be important enough in the coddling WTA for it to implement my Shit List Plan
Burisleif is correct that there's a degree of arrogance in pretending to know what Caroline,or anyone we don't truly know,is thinking,but when we actually witness a televised interview,we can sometimes use behavioral psychology analytical skills to read someone's body language or voice tone.It's not an exact science yet can work effectively,at times
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