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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #3061
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'Ello mates!! I wish to say I was in Melbourne but alas I am here in crappy Ohio with the cold bellowing down on us as though God himself hated this place as much as I do...a bit dramatic way to start but couldn't help myself

So to update real quick, yeah I know terrible I haven't been here in so long but now I'm back and I will finally be able to do some serious posting with tennis coming back to full gear. I was going over my record for the year, still have two matches left but anyway, it's 25-2, woohoo!! Not bad at all, heck, that's down right awesome USTA officially starts next weekend, so it's going to be hectic once it does - can't wait though. The tennis drought is killing me. But, that's not all. Last Tuesday I came down with the worst case of the flu I've ever had. Fever was up to 102 (that's F) and would not go down. I didn't eat and it was hard to drink anything. So I'm finally just now getting back on solid foods and on my food schedule. Today was my first day back since getting sick (tennis-wise) and it wasn't bad at all. It felt weird though, haha. Now I feel a lot better and going back tomorrow and Friday. I've got a match Saturday and we we're playing against our big enemies so I'm taking them out in style :P


Alright, I have to say, the highlight of 2012 was Caroline acing Mardy - hands down, the best moment thus far

I hope you guys enjoyed the holidays! I know I did, even through sickness I just can't wait for the Ozzie open so start!! There is going to be some sick tennis this year -- I can feel it in my toes!!!
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #3062
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You've so often been a strong contributor to this forum.In terms of tennis content,you've offered better than AYE have and many others as well.You'll see much less of me here this year due to some job-related changes...and that seems to have improved the atmosphere around here
Nah, neither worse or better than anyone else. And I don't have a problem with you.
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #3063
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Sometimes it seems that Caro would be criticized heavily in General Messages even if she somehow brought about world peace.
Like I've said before - GM is fake. They all just put on a tough guy act. GM is not about giving opinions. It's about trying to come up with something that's supposed to get under other posters' skins.
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Oh yeah, not sure if you guys gave your opinion about the comment Serena made about her no love for tennis. That is the biggest croc I've read. She really knows how to lay it on thick. Let me tell you, with nothing but honesty, that it is impossible to become as good as Serena and not love the sport. Impossible. To vouch, you see kids thrown into a sport they may have liked but with pressure they grow to distaste it. Normal. You play a sport, without pressure, on your own but grow to feel like you don't like it. Ok, normal. You win grand slams, tournaments big and small. Change the game from one century to another. Beat the number ones to become one yourself. Hold up women's tennis for years, centuries. And you HATE the sport. Bullocks. Total bullocks. I'm sure you've noticed my distaste for her, but can't help it She rubs me the wrong way. Her sister is fine...it's the young brat that I don't like.

Another reason why she should love it, the money man!!! THE MONEY!! She could retire now, buy an island, and live there for the rest of her life....guess that's just my dream.
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #3065
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Oh yeah, not sure if you guys gave your opinion about the comment Serena made about her no love for tennis. That is the biggest croc I've read. She really knows how to lay it on thick. Let me tell you, with nothing but honesty, that it is impossible to become as good as Serena and not love the sport. Impossible. To vouch, you see kids thrown into a sport they may have liked but with pressure they grow to distaste it. Normal. You play a sport, without pressure, on your own but grow to feel like you don't like it. Ok, normal. You win grand slams, tournaments big and small. Change the game from one century to another. Beat the number ones to become one yourself. Hold up women's tennis for years, centuries. And you HATE the sport. Bullocks. Total bullocks. I'm sure you've noticed my distaste for her, but can't help it She rubs me the wrong way. Her sister is fine...it's the young brat that I don't like.

Another reason why she should love it, the money man!!! THE MONEY!! She could retire now, buy an island, and live there for the rest of her life....guess that's just my dream.
I think she likes being a celebrity. And doing great in tennis is her way of being one.
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #3066
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I think she likes being a celebrity. And doing great in tennis is her way of being one.
Also,I think that she enjoys competing and showing dominance over the other gals--maybe that's why she's prone to undisciplined tantrums when she DOESN'T dominate..........the sport itself isn't loved by her so much otherwise she'd do it more often
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #3067
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If she enjoyed competing she wouldn't skip events...

She doesn't like tennis, it's something that she was made to do by her parents. I think she somehow thinks she is bigger than the sport.

I think she should just hang up her racket and go to do some trash reality TV,LOL.
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #3068
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If she enjoyed competing she wouldn't skip events...

She doesn't like tennis, it's something that she was made to do by her parents. I think she somehow thinks she is bigger than the sport.

I think she should just hang up her racket and go to do some trash reality TV,LOL.
She has to like it to some degree. Otherwise she couldn't have achieved what she has. I can easily imagine her sticking around for another three or four years and being a big player. I don't mind her personality and the occasonal controversy doesn't bother me. I do agree however that her 'part-time player" attitude is not good for the game. If all of the big players would do that it would be the end of the tour.
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Sorta seems to be the attitude of a fair amount of tennis 'fans' though. Only events that matter are major tournaments.

I think the celebrity lifestyle's become so deeply linked with the concept of the professional athlete so much now that the issue isn't how many matches you win, but that you appear to win the 'correct' matches and 'correctly' disregard other tournaments which, now you are a 'celebrity', are too much for you to lower yourself to the level of playing in.
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Sorta seems to be the attitude of a fair amount of tennis 'fans' though. Only events that matter are major tournaments.

I think the celebrity lifestyle's become so deeply linked with the concept of the professional athlete so much now that the issue isn't how many matches you win, but that you appear to win the 'correct' matches and 'correctly' disregard other tournaments which, now you are a 'celebrity', are too much for you to lower yourself to the level of playing in.
Don't have anything worthwhile to add to this,but I couldn't help commenting on your highlighted quote....Just in case you were wondering,I have yet to experience an orgasm over the martian's absence--nor do I expect one to be forthcoming
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Old Jan 6th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #3071
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Aye.

I thought it was quite amusingly worded in a sort of left-field way.
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Oh yeah, not sure if you guys gave your opinion about the comment Serena made about her no love for tennis. That is the biggest croc I've read. She really knows how to lay it on thick. Let me tell you, with nothing but honesty, that it is impossible to become as good as Serena and not love the sport. Impossible.
Well I haven't read the full context of the statement, however, I will say that it's more than possible to excel in a field you detest. History is littered with examples of this. Further, we are never fully privy to the circumstance surrounding a persons life, and there is always the possibility of unknowns involved, and the very personal interpretation of the cost of success and the battles involved.

BTW, thanks for the update re your tennis, Always good to hear, and my apologies for missing that post earlier.
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There are a bunch of people I missed off that.

Perhaps we shoulda held auditions.
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Haha, very good, postal.
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