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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 10:57 AM   #16
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Re: Tennis Player's Worst NIGHTMARE?

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Put these circumstances in order from what you think would be a tennis player’s least to worst nightmare. Elaborate about your choices if you want to
a) Dropping and hence breaking the trophy during the awards ceremony
b) Accidently injuring a ball kid
c) Inability to speech English
d) Catching a cold prior to a Grandslam
e) Forgetting to shake hands at the end of a match
f) Getting media attention for the wrong reasons
g) Getting little sponsorship
h) Facing their ultimate rival in a Grandslam final
i) Getting booed by the crowd
j) Losing in the first round at a home tournament
k) Falling over on court in an embarrassing way
l) Getting a minor injury
From bad to worst:

Forgetting to shake hands at the end of a match
Catching a cold prior to a Grandslam
Getting a minor injury
Getting little sponsorship
Falling over on court in an embarrassing way
Dropping the trophy
Facing ultimate rival in a Grandslam
Losing in the first round at a home tournament
Inability to speek english
Getting booed by the crowd
Getting media attention for the wrong reasons
Injuring a ball kid
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 11:46 AM   #17
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 11:57 AM   #18
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I think it was in the US, possibly IW. Yeah, and other players would just drive by without stopping.
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 12:01 PM   #19
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 12:06 PM   #20
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Re: Tennis Player's Worst NIGHTMARE?

I'll put them from least worst to worst:

12) Inability to speak English (a good portion of the tour)
11) Falling over in an embarrassing way
10) Minor injury (players have minor injuries all the time)
9) Dropping and hence breaking the trophy during the awards ceremony (it would suck, but doesn't take away from the fact you won the tournament)
8) Catching a cold prior to a grandslam (a cold mightn't matter too much, though a flu might)
7) Forgetting to shake hands at the end of a match (could be laughed off if was genuine forgetfulness)
6) Getting media attention for the wrong reasons (this happens quite a lot, but ideally you'd be so focused during a match you'd forget)
5) Facing your ultimate rival in a grand slam final (that would suck, especially if you had little chance to make another slam final)
4) Losing first round of a home tournament (this happens an awful lot, but it would suck )
3) Getting little sponsorship (I bet this would actually impact a lower-rank's career potentially)
2) Getting booed by the crowd (would be an awful feeling)
1) Accidentally injuring a ballkid
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Re: Tennis Player's Worst NIGHTMARE?

To get injured by stepping on a tennis ball when you are warming up (just like Tommy Haas).
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Period coming during on court play.
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To get injured by stepping on a tennis ball when you are warming up (just like Tommy Haas).
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 12:48 PM   #26
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Re: Tennis Player's Worst NIGHTMARE?

To shank the ball an excess amount of times
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Period coming during on court play.
During Wimbledon.
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 01:01 PM   #29
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Re: Tennis Player's Worst NIGHTMARE?

I'd have to say worst nightmare would totally be what happened to Mary Pierce (I'd say Monica too, but her incident was kind of a once-in-a-millenium thing, while Mary's could happen even if you just landed the wrong way )
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