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For all the peeps hating on the crowd...

isn't that the point of homefield advantage? this is the US OPEN! hence the word US... they cheer hard for the the Roddick's, Blake's, etc. In Basketball when a player from an opposing team is at the free throw line, does the ref tell the crowd to be quiet? I mean I know there is a respect factor, but give me a break. These people are getting paid large sums of $ to play tennis, so I don't think there is any need to bitch about the fans getting a little riled up. Noone has thrown anything onto the court, came onto the court or anything like that. So let's just stop nit picking the fans for having a good time, for a ticket they paid their hard earned $ for.
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isn't that the point of homefield advantage? this is the US OPEN! hence the word US... they cheer hard for the the Roddick's, Blake's, etc. In Basketball when a player from an opposing team is at the free throw line, does the ref tell the crowd to be quiet? I mean I know there is a respect factor, but give me a break. These people are getting paid large sums of $ to play tennis, so I don't think there is any need to bitch about the fans getting a little riled up. Noone has thrown anything onto the court, came onto the court or anything like that. So let's just stop nit picking the fans for having a good time, for a ticket they paid their hard earned $ for.
i wonder if you would be singing same song if roddick or blake came to play at Umag or Zargeb and played vs Ljubo or mario

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i would? seriously i don't see the big deal. i'm a sports fan, not just a tennis fan so i mean i know how it is. hell i still play competitive sports. it's part of the game.
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I like the crowds in the US!

I think crowds should be loud, crazy, they should do funny stuff, shout things, do the wave, whatever. Yea, Americans are'nt the most well mannored but, we are Americans. We aren't proper and stuffy like the British or mean spirted like the French, but I admit we aren't as cool and fun loving as the Austrailians. I do think AO has the best crowd, I mean, they are just drunk 24/7 and totally love the tennis. Americans by nature are extremly competitive when it comes to sport, we get behind our guys 100 percent and if we think we can help them win by doing anything in our power we will. I mean, I don't think any of the US fans are going to pull a "Guenter Parche" and stab anyone but at the sametime, it might get alittle "Davis-Cupish" at times and I think that's fine. I mean, MTF is a bunch of whiners and we will seemingly complain about anything and everything. But know this, and don't be shocked...if you are a forgiener and you are playing an American in America...and in New York of all places. The crowd will be hostile, loud, and will root against you. IMHO, that is fun atmoshpere to watch and play in on both sides.

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atleast someone agrees haha
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It's kind of an ugly homefield advantage cause it's basically the countries that have the slams get to cheer on their players for the entire tournament. Not exactly like a 7 game series where both teams get their share of rowdy crowd support.
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mechlan has a good point. Oh well, that's just how tennis goes...
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It's kind of an ugly homefield advantage cause it's basically the countries that have the slams get to cheer on their players for the entire tournament. Not exactly like a 7 game series where both teams get their share of rowdy crowd support.
Yea, well I doubt Montenegro Tennis Association has the money to build the facilities to host a slam. Is it fair that every player in world can't play infront of a crowd of this size of their people? No. It's not. But seriously, things could be worse, alot worse. We are Americans, we get rowdy and cheer for our guys...that's what we do. The question is, I guess, does it take away from the quality of tennis? In my opinion it makes the atmoshpere electric and the players respond to the energy...that intern raises the quality of the tennis. So it's good all around.

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Hewitt also uses home ground advantage in Melbourne by pumping up the crowd, same thing also happens in FO. Wimbledon has the calmest crowd. There is nothing wrong with that.

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Hewitt also uses home ground advantage in Melbourne by pumping up the crowd, same thing also happens in FO. Wimbledon has the calmest crowd. There is nothing wrong with that.
The AO has been a far less happy hunting ground for Hewitt than either Wimbledon or the US Open. It has provided no assistance to his winning.

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The AO has been a far less happy hunting ground for Hewitt than either Wimbledon or the US Open. It has provided no assistance to his winning.
Hewitt likes to be the bad guy, he uses negative energy better than positive energy.

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The problem I have is not with the cheering and/or booing per se. I also don't have a problem with cheering double faults after they happen. The crowd should be respectful when the player serves since that starts off the whole point. It is unfair if someone starts whistling or jeering or starts to leave while the player is serving.

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The problem I have is not with the cheering and/or booing per se. I also don't have a problem with cheering double faults after they happen. The crowd should be respectful when the player serves since that starts off the whole point. It is unfair if someone starts whistling or jeering or starts to leave while the player is serving.
Oh whatever, these are big boys out there playing tennis not 10yr old girls with ADD. They are professionals; they have been playing tennis since they were 5 and now they are doing what most us only dream about. If I can play my USTA matches with balls rolling over in my court during points from other nearby matches, and other players in nearby courts making noises while I am playing these guys can deal with the whistling and stuff. I honestly don't see the noises taking away from the situation. Fans clapped on the first point of the Marcos vs. Andre match when Marcos’ first serve went into the net...that ended up being a great match. It's a hostile atmosphere yes, it's not proper tennis decorum but, I see it adding more than it's taking away for the most part. As a player when you are playing against that stuff, it’s fun to silence a crowd, and when you win you not only beat your opponent into submission but you beat the crowd too. It adds to the entertainment when fans are rowdy, and isn't that why we watch tennis anyways? The entertainment?

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