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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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The French & Wimbledon

Those slams are formal and say... Miss or Mrs during women's matches. Why don't they say "game Mr. Federer." for example?? Is it right?
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Re: The French & Wimbledon

They call Davenport Miss Davenport.

Men need no attribute.
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Re: The French & Wimbledon

When they issue warnings in men's matches, they say:

"Code Violation - Racket Abuse - Warning Mr. Federer"

I'm not sure how this custom started.
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Re: The French & Wimbledon

its just politeness
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Re: The French & Wimbledon

I think they dropped the "Miss" at Wimbledon a couple of years ago, to be honest.
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I thought they do say Mr. so and so.
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Re: The French & Wimbledon

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When they issue warnings in men's matches, they say:

"Code Violation - Racket Abuse - Warning Mr. Federer"

I'm not sure how this custom started.
i think when Nastase got a C.V
umpire said C.V Nastase

Nastase went up to the chair and said you call me "Mr Nastase"
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Re: The French & Wimbledon

Well.. during challenges, they announce.. "Mr. Federer is challenging____"

But you never hear, "game, Mr. Federer" or "Jeux, Monsieur Blake"
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Well.. during challenges, they announce.. "Mr. Federer is challenging____"

But you never hear, "game, Mr. Federer" or "Jeux, Monsieur Blake"
In one, they are addressing the person. In the other (the result) they are announcing about a person. So to me this makes reasonable sense.

With regards to the Miss and Mrs, I guess it's mainly an accident of history, since in the early years there were plenty of Mrs.es playing at Wimbledon, a country club where you politely addressed a Mrs as such, and distinguished that person from an unmarried Miss. (Just a guess I have no idea)
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Next thing they will be doing is "sir roger" knowing those toffs.
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