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so much for the "polite" british crowd

they're being complete jerks... cheering madly for double faults, errors... etc.


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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-30-2004, 02:43 PM
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

Oh, get over it. Ever watch a different sport?
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

I was with the English football crowd 2 weeks ago and by comparison the tennis crowd are angels
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

I'm also watching this match and I don't think it's too bad. As Ancic double faulted twice to give Henman a rebreak it's obvious that they cheer and every other crowd would do the same if their favorite broke his opponent.

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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

I agree Neely. It's quite polite really. It's not near a rowdy Davis Cup crowd even.
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

Henman looks gone at this point, I expect him to win 3rd set though
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

Well, I agree with Scotso--while I dont think they are jerks, they are not polite. I mean, they did make a lot of noise for Ancic's double faults, which isnt nice. I realize they were trying to encourage Henman though. So, it makes sense...

but anyway, I think it's funny, how they come in their face paint and flags and treat this like it is another Euro 2004 ENG vs. CRO. It's tennis-- get over it!

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but anyway, I think it's funny, how they come in their face paint and flags and treat this like it is another Euro 2004 ENG vs. CRO. It's tennis-- get over it!
I don't like the English fans but what is wrong with them creating a good atmosphere when Tim is playing and treating it like a football match?
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

I never said it was wrong-- I did say it was funny

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I agree Neely. It's quite polite really. It's not near a rowdy Davis Cup crowd even.
lol, Davis Cup matches, OMG... I remember some matches about a decade ago as Germany and Austria played a few Davis Cup ties away in South America and it must have been the worst crowd(s) I've ever seen in my whole life... THAT was really really very bad because it was nothing about cheering for your favorite but it was only intended to distract the opponents. Or how else should I call that if spectators shouted continously right into play while the opposing player was in the middle of his 2nd serve motion.

During a Muster match I think I can even remember that there was a point and game penalty for the home player because the crowd has gone so wild. That was really bad, it was all about intimidating the visiting players...

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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

some really dont have any court ethic....we are not all bad


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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

english crowd is actually quite boring compared to the french.
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

Are we watching the same match? They even did applaude Ancic at the end.

They weren't "cheering madly for double faults" LMAO... Just because people "cheer" after a double fault doesn't mean people were actually cheering that double fault, but just giving Henman support for the upcoming points.
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

yeah, i dont think they actually are cheering double faults. just trying to hype up tim
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Re: so much for the "polite" british crowd

whether or not they were cheering FOR the double faults is irrelevant, when someone hits one, it is not "polite" to "cheer"

but it doesn't matter anyway. congrats Mario


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