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Does anyone here like watching tennis?

Is it just me, or do the majority of the posters here not like watching tennis? Everyone is a mug, pusher, clown, etc. Every match is a terrible mugfest, and every loser choked away the win. I have to wonder why, if even Federer, Nadal, Murray can't go above the level of a mug, why posters here still bother to watch tennis.
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About 50% of the people on here don't watch tennis. Of the 50% that do, about 30% only watch the top players, and when they do it's only for a set or two. Of the 20% remaining users who actually watch tennis, about 10% of them can form coherent thoughts or use critical thinking.

It's like a monkey cage. You have a bunch of monkeys in one corner throwing feces at each other and fighting. In the other corner, you have a much smaller group picking fleas off each other. Then on the opposite side of the cage you have one or two monkeys banging rocks together trying to make fire and doing their best to stay as far away from all the other monkeys as possible.
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Yeah, but only Tommy Haas DVDs.

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Re: Does anyone here like watching tennis?

I agree Mug Thread.
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Re: Does anyone here like watching tennis?

Sadly enough, majority of the posters at MTF barely know tennis. A lot of them have started watching tennis only a few years ago. Big part of the posters post about 1000 messages a week, yet they only say stuff like mug, choke, moonballing and clown.

Also, it's obvious that many of the posters have actually never touched a tennis racquet or played a match in their life. It's sad to read threads where even some good discussions turn bad after only a couple of pages.

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Re: Does anyone here like watching tennis?

Very good thread.

I agree, so many unappreciative 'fans' with incredulously high standards. You have to wonder if they're ever actually satisfied by the sport they willingly spectate.

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Agreed.

But a word of warning: just because the "mug" and "pushing" words are overused here it doesn't mean they don't really happen. There're really bad matches sometimes.

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If there is people cheering Del Pony, they can't be watching his matches.
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I can't watch as much as I would like, because my wife has equal shares in the TV remote!

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Yeah, you would think that people would be able to cut players more slack for getting tight/choking because it seems like a very normal thing to do. I mean, you don't even have to get that nervous or anything to play worse on a big point, all you have to do is lose concentration, think that you've done all the hard work, etc then it goes bad. Which is so easy to do when you get time in between points to think about things.

It's also pretty hard to be consistent on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis, and I sometimes think there are some overly high standards here. When a player isn't as good as they were when they went on that great run but still doing quite well, they act as if they're in a major slump. For example, Ferrer in the beginning of 2008 still did pretty well in the AO and leading up to the French. It just wasn't as good as the US Open and TMC 2007. It could be worse, you know. Sometimes seeing someone having a slump at the scale of Baghdatis' now (considered one of those players that had a lot of natural ability), seems to put it all in perspective.
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I don't like watching it, I love it. Started watching from when I was really young and then started playing too from back then so yeah, I agree with there being too many posters here that are too critical and such, especially considering their simply 'armchair experts'.

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how could anyone like watching tennis>> its obviously only for fanboys & fangirls [hehe]
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If there is people cheering Del Pony, they can't be watching his matches.
This thread is dedicated to you, so I'd keep quiet.

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