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Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after winning?

Monica Seles said in her first book, how she thought that it was poor sportsmanship how other players only sign after winning. She always signed, win or lose. She is by far the exception.

Players need t realise that if not for the fans, they wouldn't be anywhere near as lucrative as they are. They wouldn't even be able to make a living off of tennis. It shows a real sore-loser. Win and everything's great, all smiles and sign autograps. Lose and storm off the court.

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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after winning?

most players do. From memory, Monfils and haas are the only ones who dont. Federer and Nadal both spend about 10 minutes signing shit after their matches on laver. Murray did the same on margaret court this year, signed everyones shit was very nice about it.

Nando even went around the whole stadium signing shit after his macth on MCA at the AO, was great last year aswell. Him,Fed,Blake and simon sign for the longest
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after winning?

It depends on how you look at it really. They have different obligations depending on whether tennis is a hobby or their job.
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most players do. From memory, Monfils and haas are the only ones who dont. Federer and Nadal both spend about 10 minutes signing shit after their matches on laver. Murray did the same on margaret court this year, signed everyones shit was very nice about it.

Nando even went around the whole stadium signing shit after his macth on MCA at the AO, was great last year aswell. Him,Fed,Blake and simon sign for the longest
So sorry. Title is meant to be after LOSING!

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Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after losing?

Monica Seles said in her first book, how she thought that it was poor sportsmanship how other players only sign after winning. She always signed, win or lose. She is by far the exception.

Players need t realise that if not for the fans, they wouldn't be anywhere near as lucrative as they are. They wouldn't even be able to make a living off of tennis. It shows a real sore-loser. Win and everything's great, all smiles and sign autograps. Lose and storm off the court.

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Pat Rafter, Mark Phillippoussis, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Sjeng Schalken, Chris Guccione. Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Alicia Molik, Mary Pierce, Amanda Coetzer, Anna Kournikova.
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after winning?

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So sorry. Title is meant to be after LOSING!
dude how old are you, 5?. Yes those players i mentioned still sign a bit after losing. Not going to go into detail about this cos its a topic for little kids (i still like getting autographs and pics with players) but whatever
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after winning?

I don't think it's rude. I'd be pretty pissed after losing an important match.
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after winning?

No, I don't. Big up to those who do without stealing the winner's limelight, but those who refrain don't automatically deserve any bashing in my book. It's bogus that you wouldn't be allowed to just walk off the court in disappointment after coming off second best.
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after losing?

nole does that always but i don't think it's rude.i would do the same.
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Sometimes those autographs chasers (most of them actually) are clueless and ignorant; like a player who just lost is going to take time and sign some autographs! But no, there they are sticking everything that's signable into your face!

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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after losing?

I think it is very rude to ask a player who lost for an autograph. Insensitive and selfish. Hate such fans.

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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after losing?

Some fans are rude and pushy, and certainly the losing player might not feel like signinig autographs, but in the end, it´s the fans who pay for the whole thing and who´s interest in the game allows top players to earn nice sums of money, it would be good for the players to remember that, no matter how dissapointed they might feel. Signing 20 autographs, for example, takes them like 2 minutes, but every one of those 20 means a lot to kids who are asking them. Being a professional means being a professional even when you lose.
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after losing?

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Some fans are rude and pushy, and certainly the losing player might not feel like signinig autographs, but in the end, it´s the fans who pay for the whole thing and who´s interest in the game allows top players to earn nice sums of money, it would be good for the players to remember that, no matter how dissapointed they might feel. Signing 20 autographs, for example, takes them like 2 minutes, but every one of those 20 means a lot to kids who are asking them. Being a professional means being a professional even when you lose.
well said. Fans provide the players with their income.
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Re: Do you think that it's rude how most players don't sign autographs after losing?

Regardless, no, I don't think it's rude. If a player wants to leave the courts as soon as possible because he's disappointed, he should be allowed to do that without having a bunch of non-sympathetic fans whining about it.


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