Originally Posted by PennyThePenguin
I'm not so bad after all. I think most of the time my comments are taken too serious, I'm just a bonker. I can't help it.
Since Cho Oyu the communication from the management was terrible. All those statements about Marat's state of mind made him look like a weakling in the end.
Emphasis on "how much he enjoyed his trip", his newly found energy, lost energy, re-appearing, healed maybe not healed wrist...
Such things make him the canvas for journalists imagination. I believe many of us have had some thoughts similar to those expressed on tennis.com
His webmaster reacts according to the OS forum, whose participants are mainly uninformed, young fans. It was their reaction to the tennis.com piece that caused this uncalled for reply under Marat's name which might backfire again.
People who do not love/support Marat have long found him a laughing matter so now it's going to fire them up and convince them even more.
Forgot: the piece on tennis. com is an open letter, not an article, in journalistic ideology that's something different. It is supposed to be provocative, not informative. It's asking for controversy. That's what an open letter is all about.