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Did you hear the tennis fans booing because Lindsay had to retire in the second set?? I know this was probably the second time they saw a quick retired match at this tourney, but I still will never understand why fans boo players when they retire or pull out because of injuries. Are they supposed to hurt themselves just so the crowd can see a completed match.
 

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No, you couldn't draw that conclusion. There are other conclusions you could draw, though. Keep working on it. You're right there.
 

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Very rude but when you pay the money they did to see the match its only normal there dissapointed- besides you will always get that small unclassy minority...
 

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Yes, it's sad, but I suppose they felt robbed of two good matches considering it came on the back of Mauresmo's retirement yesterday. But hey, imagine how the fans in Paris felt last year, when both the singles and doubles final had to be decided by walkover...
 

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Hendouble said:
Yes, it's sad, but I suppose they felt robbed of two good matches considering it came on the back of Mauresmo's retirement yesterday. But hey, imagine how the fans in Paris felt last year, when both the singles and doubles final had to be decided by walkover...
Dokic, of all people pulled out with an injury.
 

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Bella said:
No, you couldn't draw that conclusion. There are other conclusions you could draw, though. Keep working on it. You're right there.
Enlighten me.
 

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tennis fans are rude.....English soccer fans seem less rude to me, considering they like a hooligan sport ;)
 

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Woh, SJW, keep a sense of proportion here. When tennis fans start storming the court and regularly hurling abuse at the players, let me know (of course, I'm talking about tennis fans in the Northern hemisphere here, we already know it's caught on in South America...).
 

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They have the right too. They paid good money for those ticket and for the final to not go over an hour w/no good tennis. Lindsay shouldn't have played if that were the case
 

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I don't like booing at any time........ unless it's booing the umpire.

Booing during baseball games is almost expected though. :)
 

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yeah im sure the fans would have prefered not to see any tennis at all :rolleyes:
 

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well yeah, maybe the could have gotten their money back or Lindsay let dementieva get in the finals. Shes done this a couple of time too.
 

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well her toe seemed ok yesterday so there was no reason to let elena win, she couldnt have known het foot was gonna be so bad today
 

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"I know this was probably the second time they saw a quick retired match at this tourney…"

It isn't cause and effect, Knizzle. You can't hear the booing and conclude that they want the player to play and risk injury. There isn't always a "here is why I'm booing" thought. They weren't happy. That's it.

Crowds talk through booing, clapping, yelling, (but preferably not at the ballet) and so on. We are pre-conditioned to do that. They don't sit down and tell the people on the court, the tournament people, and the rest of the crowd what they think or how they feel.

They are not all polite. They don't have to be. They are not all Lindsay fans. They are not all sympathetic. They are not all totally enamored with the players and just glad to see them. The ticket-buying fans were hot, tired and disappointed and some expressed it. They do that.

People boo as a crowd or within a crowd at all sorts of events. Sports crowds are big booers. Think of them as talkative, opinionated, passionate, and obstinate about being right in their interpretation of how the game goes. They are talking. Again, people aren't always nice.

They are not going to support this sport by going to events if they have a dress code, a speech code or a booing restriction. "You may not criticise players. You may not boo. You must applaud. People in the 'cheap-seats', as we like to call them, must not boo; you may applaud when you hear the ones in the more costly seats have begun applauding."

If fans have a complaint or suspicion about a particular player, then there is logical thought. Nagyova, for instance, probably gets a quite a few boos. Lindsay has retired a number of times. She might have gotten booed personally. That may have brought on her tears. She may have cried out of frustration, though, but she said she knew the crowd was disappointed.

Some people did that. I'm sorry for Lindsay, but it's gonna happen. I know she takes it seriously.

I didn't mean to be coy. I just know that is a political issue on this board, if you don't see that answer yourself, I figure you aren't going to see it.

"I know this was probably the second time they saw a quick retired match at this tourney…"
 

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Nice post.

Remember NY fans booed Rafter when he was so desperately hurt and had to withdraw from his night match. Sometimes the crowd is simply ignorant about what is going on and the true extent of the player's injury.
 

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Actually, tennis crowds are quite docile. Try attending a hockey game some time. Crowds boo loud enough to bring down the house the moment the away team takes the ice.

You don't have to "do anything" to generate booing at a sporting event. Booing for many sports fans simply indicates they favor the opponent of the person they are booing.

And yes, tennis crowds are becoming less docile and polite, but then, so is the world overall.

Manners are slowly slipping away. Drivers in America use their turn signals only if they feel like it or if a cop is around. They stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk only if there is no alternative.

Young people working as clerks in stores rarely say "thank you" to their customers. The customer might say "thank you." The clerk says "no problem." Of course, idiot, it wasn't a problem. It was your job! You got paid to ring up the purchase.

"Yeah, whatever."

I never thought I'd see an American tennis crowd boo Monica Seles, but they did in Miami in 2000 when she lost love and love to Hingis. Martina was clearly embarrassed and was quick to say she thought Monica must have had some kind of injury, which she did.

The crowd didn't care. It had paid full price for tickets and expected a full, hard fought match for its money.

Anyone who has seen "Bend it like Beckham" might note the Indian girl in that movie wants to live her own life, but still respects her family and ethnic traditions.

There is a scene early in the movie where the girl and her older sister meet some older family friends on the street. They stop, put their hands together and nod their heads in a traditional Indian greeting.

It might look corny to some. It looked like a respectful custom to me that we Westerners might profit from.

Unfortunatly, most of the world is turning, not into "Bend it like Beckham," but "Animal House."
 

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Rocky was beat up, swollen and bloody. He wobbled; he got his bearings; and he beat that Russian or whoever that was. The other guy.
 

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are you kidding???Lindsay said she received a standing ovation during ceremony and u said they boohed her?u saw an other match or u r just biased vs lindsay?
 

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Q. Speaking of the fans, you took the microphone, apologized to the fans, they responded with a standing ovation. Did that get to you?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I was crying. I mean, you know, stuff like that, I feel very bad for the fans that are there. I mean, that was very sweet of them to respond the way that they did. Certainly wasn't expecting that. It was overwhelming. I mean, a lot of emotions going through my mind. They were very, very supportive of me.

Q. You have fans in every city. You say the right things in every city. To have that happen and to have them stand...

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It was very overwhelming. There's not many times I've cried on the court. You know, like I said, a lot of emotions, disappointment, but I was very touched they would still support me in that way even though I felt I let them down.
 
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