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If your favorite player retired tomorrow

If your favorite player retired tomorrow would you still watch tennis?

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post #2 of 76 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 05:06 AM
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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

Yes, of course I still enjoy the game and my all time faves have retired and I am still watching it.

It's great to see all the changes to the game over the years whether they have been good or bad.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

Yeah as you know my favourite is Hewitt & his passion for the game and undiminishable gutsy spirit certainly raised my interest in tennis dramatically over the last 5-years..
*However I've been following Tennis more closely than any other sport since I was 8-years old in 1986; then I saw the Aussie's beat Sweden in the Davis Cup Final live-->> since then I've alwasy considered tennis the ultimate sport.
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So to answer your question~~ YES!!! Ofcourse I'd still follow this fantastic game even if Lleyton decided to do a Hingis & retire early. There's always someone exciting coming along(eg.Nadal) who makes tennis intriguing, however the worst years were probably when Sampras dominated >> so if Federer manages a similiar level of winning 14majors then the boredom factor could set in(:>
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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

i would not follow the tennis as much as now, maybe only on television, but not on internet anymore

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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

Must you ask such an intriguing question, WyverN???

If my favourite is retiring on "natural cause", I'm sure I'll be but your question of saying retiring tomorrow...I probably will be too devastated with whatever reason Rogi has to retire tomorrow *touching wood while saying this* to watch tennis for a while. Besides I'm still at an initial stage of developing more interest in this game at this moment.
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I've been following tennis since I was a little girl, so yes I would, although of course I'd be upset, especially if the retirement was forced early by injuries instead of coming at the end of a long career. I admit it would probably take me a while to regain the level of interest and commitment that I have now - for instance, - no matter how hard I try I can't really get into this Indian Wells tournament without David playing, - but tennis is bigger than any one player so there are always great and interesting new stars coming up to follow.

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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

Of course. For one thing, I have many many favourites, and for another, I cant watch and enjoy matches where none of them are playing, so I don't think it would be much of a problem

If say, Ferrero retired tomorrow, I don't think I would care much. He did most of the things he wanted to do already.

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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Of course. For one thing, I have many many favourites, and for another, I cant watch and enjoy matches where none of them are playing, so I don't think it would be much of a problem

If say, Ferrero retired tomorrow, I don't think I would care much. He did most of the things he wanted to do already.
JCF hasn't asked you out yet has he rebecca? Then again maybe you don't want that.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Oh, I'm way too good for him anyways, GHW!

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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Sorry for my insolence Rebecca.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

It's okay. Next time you'll know.

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

I can't even think about it! It will be a nightmare.

Maybe Sampras took over from me and now Federer will take over from Sampras - Edberg


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My interest in tennis has ebbed and flowed over the years depending on whether I've had a favourite or not to support at the time. Initially I liked Edberg and loved watching Yannick Noah play with his acrobatic volleying. I started losing interest in tennis as Sampras started dominating and didnt really have a favourite all through the period of his reign. My interest in tennis got re-ignited when I noticed a skinny little kid fighting like mad and taking it up to all the bigger guys. I just fell in love with his passion and his ability to will himself over seemingly insurmountable obstacles. If Hewitt retired tomorrow I'd still follow the sport, but not with the zeal with which I do now, that is of course unless I find someone I really like to barrack for.

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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

absolutely - did before and will after!
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Re: If your favorite player retired tomorrow

I was no tennis fan before Guga, but he really made me love tennis and I will surely follow it after he´s retired.
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