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To her everlasting credit, Hingis could scarcely have been more gracious in defeat. A testament to how far she's come personally, if not professionally, in the past three years, she confronted her meltdown head on. "The last few matches, I've had this problem to close it out," she admitted. "I have to work through it." There was no blaming the conditions. Or the fact that she had played six sets of doubles over the previous 48 hours. Or the ankle that had gone under the knife just a few months ago.
The man couldn't have been nastier if he tried! How can they let him write this stuff? :)
 

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Everyone seems to dislike this man intensely, which begs the question, why do people continue to read his columns?
 

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I'm confused

I thought he was complimenting her on taking the blame on herself and not blaming anything else such as the number of matches she had played, the weather, or her ankle operation. He was complimenting her on not whining. Why would anyone take exception to that?

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I don't think anyone is Tia.

I was more referring to the weekly "I hate Jon" threads posted by whatever Fan (or Group of) he seems to have got on the wrong side off.
 

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volcana's just having some aftershocks.:p
 

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Im pretty sure this is just tongue in cheek stuff from Volcana ;)

Many people on this board criticise Wertheim, so I think she was just showing that he can say something constructive too.
 

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Is Volcana a she? Are we sure? Tell us, Volcana.

Anyhow, it speaks fairly poorly of someone when you have to seek out instances of when they are polite and respectful of others. Wertheim was relatively gentle this week, and appears to be hedging a bit on Monica, to avoid looking the fool later.
 

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C'mon guys! Volcana was being sarcastic!!!

Anyways..I agree with what Wertheim said. Hingis was gracious. :)

I don't see why everyone hates him so much. I guess I understand the Seles fans, becuase he has pretty much written her off to win any title.
 

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i agee with u hugetennisfan, d guy writes well and he's funny too, d only problem on him is he tends to be biased on some players...i guess he can't help it...:) for all his flaws, i still love reading d mailbag...:bounce:

i don't think he meant to bash hingis on that article...but i can't help but disagree a little on d message that he's trying to convey abt her...:rolleyes:



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lol... I was wondering too...
 

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Okay, I admit it I bash him quite a lot and send him emails, it is just people's dilemma, the more you don't like him, the more you wanna see what he wrote and piss yourself off.

Having said that I appreciate him more now especially after he said nice thing about Monica in his recent mailbag and I think the emails he got from Monica fans like me means that he doesn't wanna mess with Monica too much anymore LOL.
 

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It's a "she-sees-it-my-way" compliment. A begrudging one that's been outlined with a fluffy vocabulary to soften what he's really saying (IMHO). Did he expect Martina to make excuses? It sure reads that way.
 

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OK. You got me. What a nice thing to write about Hingis. She has come a long way. No excuses. So she seemed like the champion even though she lost.

It reminds me of Venus playing Seles at AO 2002 while injured. Venus just went out there and played. But she was still the champion she's always been.

Thanks for the post Volcana.
 
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