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You know you are an obsessed tennis fan when you...

Dini
01-17-2009, 11:41 PM
1. Look through the whole GS draw and if unknown players are found, you search for their profiles, pictures or any videos to find out more.
2. Watch all the matches important and unimportant ones, despite having crucial exams the day after.
3. Scream so loudly when your favourite wins an epic battle, that the neighbours start to complain.
4. Plan your weekend to fit the Tennis schedule.
5. Have repetitive nightmares about an umpire, with red eyes and vampire like teeth shouting and staring at you for complaining about a line call.

Continue this list, i.e the next poster writes reason 6. 7. 8. etc etc and lets see how many reasons we can get.

:cool:

Clydey
01-17-2009, 11:53 PM
6. You name your child "Andy Murray".

7. You say "15 love" when your team scores at football.

8. You say "deuce" when the opposition equalises.

9. You wear a muscle shirt and pirate pants into exams.

10. You end every statement by saying "...no?"

Kolya
01-17-2009, 11:53 PM
11. Pray for the favourite player to win

Harmless
01-17-2009, 11:59 PM
1. Look through the whole GS draw and if unknown players are found, you search for their profiles, pictures or any videos to find out more.


12. You look through the whole GS Draw and you find NO unknown players. :lol:

Cloudygirl
01-18-2009, 12:10 AM
13. You have lucky items of clothing that you have to wear to ensure that your player wins.

Snowwy
01-18-2009, 12:12 AM
14. When you live in North America, but ARod still means Andy Roddick and not Alex Rodriguez

LleytonMonfils
01-18-2009, 12:27 AM
6. You name your child "Andy Murray".

7. You say "15 love" when your team scores at football.

8. You say "deuce" when the opposition equalises.

9. You wear a muscle shirt and pirate pants into exams.

10. You end every statement by saying "...no?"

I seriously saw so many different interviews of Nadal I started throwing it into conversations, and still do. HAHAHA! People give me weird looks sometimes, but it is kind of funny.

El Legenda
01-18-2009, 12:48 AM
this thread sucks.

Spes
01-18-2009, 12:52 AM
15. Cannot sit down when a match involving your favorite gets to 55 in a set.

~*BGT*~
01-18-2009, 12:53 AM
15. When you have cried over your playing losing a match... more than once. :sobbing:
16. When you have screamed so loud during a match, your throat is hoarse

tennis2018
01-18-2009, 12:56 AM
17. You say "new balls please" when the momentum shifts during a game of cards

18. You can watch 17 hours of tennis on the DVR in 2 hours by Fast forwarding to the end of every set

19. Every time you see a "new" tennis name you google to see if they have ne shirtless pics

20. You have to extract a gig of saved tennis pics a month from your pc

21. your screen names, passwords, & PINs are all tennis related

Spes
01-18-2009, 01:10 AM
22. You have tennis matches on your iPod.

MIMIC
01-18-2009, 01:14 AM
23. You fail an exam and tell your professor that it was a "let" because you didn't study.

Andi-M
01-18-2009, 01:21 AM
24. Use a stream that buffers every 2 seconds and has commentary in a language you dont understand just to see your fave play.

maf
01-18-2009, 01:42 AM
25. You named your dog Roger :unsure:

Thanos
01-18-2009, 01:53 AM
26. you join a forum that full of arse clowns just because you daily need to speak about tennis with people you know isn't enough.

Angle Queen
01-18-2009, 02:16 AM
27. When your husband claims the TV is only ever in one of two positions: on TTC or OFF.

habibko
01-18-2009, 06:42 AM
28. your homepage is atpworldtour.com or menstennisforums.com.
29. tennis is the first thing that comes to your mind after shower.
30. your dreams are tennis related.
31. the only video game you play is tennis.
32. you buy tennis equipments that you don't use.

kyleskywalker007
01-18-2009, 06:47 AM
So, you wanna know how far obsession can go? This comes courtesy of wtaworld.com. The user called Atomic wrote the following thing. Read, for it is downright scary!

Okay guys, this is gonna sound un peu bizarre, but please hear me out.
I am like massively obsessed with Maria Sharapova's backhand. I watch like at least 50 videos of her backhand every day, then I watch them in slow motion. I stand in front of my bedroom window with the Tv remote as my tennis bat and watch myself trying to replicate her stoke. Sometimes i will toss a sock in front of the remote to hit, sometimes cross court which is mine, and of course Maria's fave, but sometimes down the line too. Not only that, I dream about her backhand also. One time I dreamt that I was Maria and I got to hit a backhand cross court winner and it felt soo amazing.

Now you might think that this is a bit weird but its okay as it doesn't affect my life but the thing is there is more. For starters, my neighbour saw me doing backhands with the TV remote in front of my window (I don't have a mirror in my room because I have a fear of them). I'm frightened that the neighbours will tell my parents and then they will now about my obsession and try to find help for me.

But the worst thing of all is. I think that I'm actually kinda sexually attracted to Maria's backhand as well. I don't know if there is anyone else on the site that's had this problem? Maybe it's just a tennis fan thing. But anyway I've started using backhand slow mo's as a replacement for porn. I confided this to my best friend and he was very freaked out.

What advice can you give me? I have backhands on the brain.

why,marat,why?
01-18-2009, 06:47 AM
33. You stay up till 3 in the morning to watch the taped version of the final from the week before despite already knowing the result and the match being unbelievably boring.

Deathless Mortal
01-18-2009, 06:50 AM
34. You come home at 6am after 7 days away and a 14 hour trip and go straight ahead on the internet to see the draw for Australian Open :lol:

madmanfool
01-18-2009, 07:52 AM
35. The first thing you do after the exams is go home to hold your tennis racket, then go out to play tennis, go home and watch AO all night, without sleep go play tennis again the next day. I got it all planned, can't wait till friday :)

Dougie
01-18-2009, 08:42 AM
[B]But anyway I've started using backhand slow mo's as a replacement for porn. I confided this to my best friend and he was very freaked out.

This is just...sick.

VolandriFan
01-18-2009, 08:43 AM
36. You sit through WTA matches for hours just so as not to miss any of the real stuff.

Diprosalic
01-18-2009, 09:09 AM
37. watch a GS final in a Hotel Lobby room alone at 01:00 AM - 08:00 AM in your holidays

Puschkin
01-18-2009, 09:12 AM
38. You get up at 3.30 am to stare at a scoreboard which is stuck.
39. You sacrifce your holidays and take a day off your work to see your boys play

CooCooCachoo
01-18-2009, 09:14 AM
40. Talked your way into being exempted from class simply so you can visit a tennis tournament

MsTree
01-18-2009, 09:16 AM
41 - have a personalised world clock set up for all the tourney locations that week
42 - Go to bed at 8pm and happily get up at 2am sometimes just to watch the livescore
43 - Get fined by your ISP six months in a row for exceeding your bandwidth cap

Venle
01-18-2009, 09:45 AM
1. Look through the whole GS draw and if unknown players are found, you search for their profiles, pictures or any videos to find out more.
2. Watch all the matches important and unimportant ones, despite having crucial exams the day after.
3. Scream so loudly when your favourite wins an epic battle, that the neighbours start to complain.
4. Plan your weekend to fit the Tennis schedule.
Done :p

10. You end every statement by saying "...no?"

Done :lol:

15. When you have cried over your playing losing a match... more than once. :sobbing:
16. When you have screamed so loud during a match, your throat is hoarse

Done :shout:

44. You go crazy during the Slams, especially when your favorite is playing or there's a thriller
45. You scream at the TV when the umpire/commentator is bitching
46. You should be studying tomorrow's homeworks, but you find yourself watching US Open at midnight

decrepitude
01-18-2009, 10:22 AM
47 Before fixing holiday dates, you consult the Slam and ATP calendar so you don't miss any important tennis

FluffyYellowBall
01-18-2009, 08:18 PM
48-When you done everything in this thread, or think its normal (besides the sick maria post)

49-When u order a sweater off amazon that says "eat sleep tennis"

50-When friends of friends come up and talk to u for the first time n say your the one obssesed with tennis right? And u like that they say that

51-When u think about tennis when ur feeling down because its the only thing u have confidence in. I cant explain this one

52-When you talk about tennis players so much that you cousin thinks Rafa is a guy with u in class! :D

53-When u travel to Monte Carlo and Madrid and call them the best says of ur life.

54-Whenever your have a to write some kind of a paper thats the topic of ur choice its ALWAYS tennis related

54-When everyone at uni is running up to u tellng u that the welcome packet is sponsore by Kia and there pictures of Nadal inside.

54-When u are able to pronounce almost any name from any country because youve come across them in the tennis worlds-And people dont understand how

55-When it only seems right to fnd a career in the tennis world.

56-When you play seriously and train like a pro eventhough ur not planning to be one.

57-When you open the ATP Calendar and match the holiday with the holidays on your academic calendar.

58-When every time of the season just has its, essence:angel:

59-When your dead scarred to sleep in ur living room and would never do it unless a tennis match is on because the sound of the match makes u feel better...Seriously!

60-When youre best friends tries to hook u up with several guy but theyre just not "tennis material"

61-When you find out Rafa is coming to Egypt on Hoiday and eventually meet him because u called every travel agency and evry hotel to see where he is...then you meet him and its the best thing ever..You get a fever the next day coz of it :P

62-When u plan ur summer courses abroad and time them during a tournament.

63-Tennis is always in ur subconscious.The shape of the court and that lime green ball

64-When you have a bajillion more things to say on this thread

Dini
01-18-2009, 08:44 PM
^^^^ Tennis obsession at it finest. :worship:

KarlyM
01-18-2009, 10:52 PM
65. You don't sleep at all during GS tournaments.

66. You tell your friends and family not to bother calling you to help with something during slams so you don't miss anything.

67. You had to go to the bathroom, but your favorite player just came on court. You tell yourself you will go during the next changeover, but here you are - 4 1/2 hours later - and you still haven't moved because it's close to the end of the 5th set! :lol:

68. You watch matches on TV with headphones so you feel like you're at the venue.

Byrd
01-18-2009, 10:58 PM
69. Willing to kill yourself if your fav player loses aka FedFan, what a clown :haha:

Outfielder
01-18-2009, 11:06 PM
26. you join a forum that full of arse clowns just because you daily need to speak about tennis with people you know isn't enough.

Best of all!!!

Baghdatis#1
01-19-2009, 04:15 AM
I love this thread.

Tankman
01-19-2009, 04:20 AM
70. When you're sitting on edge of your couch at home, racked with tension over a match between a 16 year old kid and an Italian mug :o :lol:

rafa_maniac
01-19-2009, 04:27 AM
^ bahaha, me too.

Tankman
01-19-2009, 04:56 AM
71. When your parents and little brother tell you to stop yelling at the TV so much :D

tennis2018
01-19-2009, 10:18 PM
surprised noone said this yet but...

72. You absolutely cannot answer the phone during slams because you will here it in their voices

example...your brother calls & screams OMG did you see the Roddick match 2day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...umduh I guess I know who wins then right???

or my Mom calls & sounds suicidal when she asks if I saw the Nadal match (& I know 2 respond with "sorry he lost Mom" even though I haven't freakin watched it yet!!!

seriously my phone is off til all matches are watched that day & if I get behind on the dvr it may takes days b4 my phone gets back on

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2009, 10:38 PM
73. When your winter depression only lasts as long as the off-season.

The Freak
01-20-2009, 01:23 AM
74. When you have livescores texted to your phone during school daily.

leng jai
01-20-2009, 02:34 AM
75. You own a pair of packs with a picture of Haasi on the front and a "I <3 Tommy" on the bum cheeks.

Johnny Groove
01-20-2009, 02:44 AM
76. You turn into a vampire several times a year

77. You know more than the commentators

78. Your social life suffers due to your tennis addiction

79. You seek rehab

80. You OD on tennis, but come back the next day cause it feels so goooood :D

81. You link times of the year according to what events are being played

82. You are an expert on nationalities

Tankman
01-20-2009, 03:12 AM
83. You play 3hrs of tennis in the middle of a blazing hot day, then rush off right after to see a tourney final where you proceed to completely mentally drain yourself by intensely cheering for some Finnish guy :D

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2009, 09:47 AM
84. When you take your laptop into class just to watch a scoreboard and have your facial expressions reflect the changing scorelines.

cath85
01-20-2009, 02:43 PM
85. you never ever write UE, DF, GS, RG, AO etc. out

but-it's-ok
01-20-2009, 07:15 PM
86. You trawl through websites looking for pics of your favourite player in action in a match,because their match wasn't on TV or Livestreamed.

Herdwick
01-20-2009, 07:34 PM
87. You surreptitiously watch live streams at work with a discreet earpiece hidden under your hair and then ruin the subterfuge by shrieking at great shots/exciting moments.

Dini
01-20-2009, 08:44 PM
87. You surreptitiously watch live streams at work with a discreet earpiece hidden under your hair and then ruin the subterfuge by shrieking at great shots/exciting moments.

:lol: :lol:

I can relate!! Except my experiences have been in a college environment, and every time the teacher comes around I hide the live stream window by another window only to get really angry and storm out of the library when my fav loses.

juninhOH
01-20-2009, 08:48 PM
88. You stop playing tennis (pretending to have a headache) and goes straight to the nearest TV in a Resort when someone walks by and says "Federer just lost 1st set against Isner".

ellen_
01-20-2009, 09:21 PM
89. When even your little brother from 3 years old tells you that you watch too much tennis :rolleyes:
90. When you most of the times know who the people in the player's box are.
91. When you correct it if a commentator gives wrong information about a player during a match.
92. When you're already thinking what you'll write on MTF right after you watched a match.

mineralwater
01-20-2009, 10:16 PM
93. when you know all the names and nationalities of all the chair umpires

Henry Kaspar
01-20-2009, 10:19 PM
94. when you apply the sumo ranking system to GS tennis just to figure out new angle on it (see signature)....

habibko
01-20-2009, 10:21 PM
95. when you go through this thread reading the list and checking if you did that before or not.
96. if you reading this very sentence now, just know that you ARE an obsessed tennis fan.

*snowflake*
01-26-2009, 11:43 AM
I'm cracking up here reading it and i don't know if i should feel pathetic or just normal that i find myself in many of the posts.

Anyways,

97. (During AO) When you get 3, 4 hours tops of sleep per night when normally you'd sleep around 10

98. When you watch Asian qualies for Hopman Cup with God knows which players and enjoy it

safinafan
01-26-2009, 11:48 AM
When you don't sleep for 2 weeks just to watch Australian Open all night long :lol:

Dini
02-16-2009, 11:51 PM
100. When you stay on to watch a whole useless football match, just to make sure that you don't miss the tennis match that follows after.

Johnny Groove
02-17-2009, 12:12 AM
101. When the WTA chokefest that precedes the men's match you're waiting for goes into a decisive and frustrating 3rd set

out_here_grindin
02-17-2009, 12:46 AM
102. When you sit in front of your computer in the middle of a paper for school, furiously hitting refreh on the livescores page to see if it will be 15-30 or 30-15 in a 1st round match in Chile between South American qualifiers.

Andre♥
02-17-2009, 12:50 AM
103. When your favorite player is in a close and important match and you jump just to make sure every ball your favorite player hits passes the net.

(Yes, I do that sometimes :haha:)

luie
02-17-2009, 12:59 AM
104 When you look forward to glenmiryni's comments about a nadull & fakervic match if they win or lose.

out_here_grindin
02-17-2009, 01:16 AM
105. When you see joker you think Djokovic.

cocrcici
02-17-2009, 01:22 AM
So, you wanna know how far obsession can go? This comes courtesy of wtaworld.com. The user called Atomic wrote the following thing. Read, for it is downright scary!

Okay guys, this is gonna sound un peu bizarre, but please hear me out.
I am like massively obsessed with Maria Sharapova's backhand. I watch like at least 50 videos of her backhand every day, then I watch them in slow motion. I stand in front of my bedroom window with the Tv remote as my tennis bat and watch myself trying to replicate her stoke. Sometimes i will toss a sock in front of the remote to hit, sometimes cross court which is mine, and of course Maria's fave, but sometimes down the line too. Not only that, I dream about her backhand also. One time I dreamt that I was Maria and I got to hit a backhand cross court winner and it felt soo amazing.

Now you might think that this is a bit weird but its okay as it doesn't affect my life but the thing is there is more. For starters, my neighbour saw me doing backhands with the TV remote in front of my window (I don't have a mirror in my room because I have a fear of them). I'm frightened that the neighbours will tell my parents and then they will now about my obsession and try to find help for me.

But the worst thing of all is. I think that I'm actually kinda sexually attracted to Maria's backhand as well. I don't know if there is anyone else on the site that's had this problem? Maybe it's just a tennis fan thing. But anyway I've started using backhand slow mo's as a replacement for porn. I confided this to my best friend and he was very freaked out.

What advice can you give me? I have backhands on the brain.

:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::crazy::rocker:

Henry Chinaski
02-17-2009, 01:50 AM
106. you survive years of jerking off unscathed only to succumb to an rsi wrist problem from excessive online scoreboard refreshing.

Ilovetheblues_86
02-17-2009, 03:18 AM
107. When you call other people a mug or a choker?

moonlightdance
02-17-2009, 03:26 AM
13. You have lucky items of clothing that you have to wear to ensure that your player wins.

oh my god yes. for me it is a pair of underwear w/ rackets and tennis balls all over it. but i usually save it for a bigger match near the end of a tournament so i'm not wearing it multiple days. that would be gross.

El Legenda
02-17-2009, 04:04 AM
When you make a bigger deal over a player not getting a Visa than 1300 people getting killed.

~*BGT*~
02-17-2009, 04:55 AM
74. When you have livescores texted to your phone during school daily.

84. When you take your laptop into class just to watch a scoreboard and have your facial expressions reflect the changing scorelines.

85. you never ever write UE, DF, GS, RG, AO etc. out

86. You trawl through websites looking for pics of your favourite player in action in a match,because their match wasn't on TV or Livestreamed.

:haha: Guilty as charged. :lol:

NinaNina19
02-17-2009, 06:14 AM
You skip out on going somewhere just to follow a match on livescores :help:.

Dini
02-17-2009, 10:59 AM
103. When your favorite player is in a close and important match and you jump just to make sure every ball your favorite player hits passes the net.

(Yes, I do that sometimes :haha:)

:lol: OMG I can so fully relate to that....

biological
02-17-2009, 12:27 PM
You skip out on going somewhere just to follow a match on livescores :help:.

it's a nightmare. my friends think I hate them all :help:

syd
02-17-2009, 01:06 PM
108. when all your oral exams speak about tennis (and your teacher starts to know all the players' name !!)
109. when you ran to your job to turn on your computer and watch the livescore
110.when you take 2 weeks off to stay home and watch the ao

Certinfy
02-17-2009, 01:14 PM
111. Realise that u fancy some players.

cath85
02-17-2009, 01:16 PM
112. when you recognise the players even on a very very crappy livestream, just because of their gestures and shots

ORGASMATRON
02-17-2009, 01:26 PM
...respond to Ruanz's threads :devil:

biological
02-17-2009, 01:41 PM
108. when all your oral exams speak about tennis

:tape: :o

~*BGT*~
02-17-2009, 03:12 PM
114. When sleeping with your boyfriend, he constantly yells out, "Too big." But when he finishes too early, you say, "Never in doubt." :rolleyes:

The_Nadal_effect
02-17-2009, 03:15 PM
104 When you look forward to glenmiryni's comments about a nadull & fakervic match if they win or lose.

:lol:

#114: When you take a week off from work so that you can watch the second week of slams in peace.

Yves.
02-17-2009, 03:19 PM
This thread is really cool!

kaylee
02-17-2009, 03:19 PM
When u dream you have met your favourite tennis player, played a match with them and then wake up REALLY disappointed - cos they lost!

habibko
02-17-2009, 03:26 PM
When u dream you have met your favourite tennis player, played a match with them and then wake up REALLY disappointed - cos they lost!

this happened with me!! check :haha:

justsumma
02-17-2009, 03:31 PM
when you obsessively dislike piggy's game

Alexiana
02-17-2009, 03:35 PM
115. when you know all the flags in the world because of Davis Cup ;)

tangerine_dream
02-17-2009, 03:46 PM
116. When you see a FedEx delivery truck go by and you think of Roger, not your recent Amazon purchase

117. When your boss lets you watch livestreams of tennis while you work :D

118. You're suddenly a genius at Flags of the World game and nobody wants to play with you anymore

biological
02-17-2009, 04:40 PM
116. When you see a FedEx delivery truck go by and you think of Roger, not your recent Amazon purchase

:yeah:

I think of them as good luck signs :D

Stefanos13
02-17-2009, 06:10 PM
117. When you disagree with Greg Rusedski's predictions and you are proven right over and over again

118. When you say Dementieva and Rusedski says Dimantiava; when you say Kuznetsova and Rusedski says Kissnetseva; when you say Rafael and Rusedksi says Rayfayel

sammy01
02-17-2009, 06:16 PM
117. When you disagree with Greg Rusedski's predictions and you are proven right over and over again

118. When you say Dementieva and Rusedski says Dimantiava; when you say Kuznetsova and Rusedski says Kissnetseva; when you say Rafael and Rusedksi says Rayfayel

dont forget djokovic = djokeovic according to greg

ChinoRios4Ever
02-17-2009, 06:21 PM
amazing thread :worship:

Stefanos13
02-17-2009, 06:31 PM
119. When Greg Rusedski's kind offer for a comeback is rejected by the GB Team and you think "funny that"

kaylee
02-17-2009, 06:35 PM
120. When u r glad that the GB team rejected Greg's offer to come back (yesssss).
121. When, even though Roger Federer is not your favourite player - you still don't want him to not play toournaments cos he is injured.

maki925
02-17-2009, 06:37 PM
When I use my vacation days during Rolland Garros and Wimbledon!:yippee:

When I ask at work, can I go home earlier,to watch Nole's match!:p

anon57
02-17-2009, 06:38 PM
117. When your boss lets you watch livestreams of tennis while you work :D
Haven't been able to convince my boss to do that yet:p, though I think I'll be a lot more productive at work if I actually know the tennis scores instead of being anxious the entire day wondering whether my faves won:o

tennizen
02-17-2009, 06:46 PM
122. When Fedal finals become a source of marital discord:lol:

marifline
02-17-2009, 07:16 PM
123. When you go mad because some commentators persist in pronouncing Federer first name a la française ( which sounds beyond lame)
124. When you go mad because some posters type Rolland Garros instead of Roland Garros ( imagine " Royand Garros :rolleyes: :lol: )

kaylee
02-17-2009, 07:49 PM
125. When you miss your final practical exams because Wimbledon is on (I did pass honest).

Dini
02-17-2009, 08:32 PM
When u dream you have met your favourite tennis player, played a match with them and then wake up REALLY disappointed - cos they lost!

:haha: :haha: :haha:

I can't stop laughing.

Yves.
02-17-2009, 09:16 PM
126. When you lose friends cause you only talk about tennis...

fast_clay
02-17-2009, 10:37 PM
127. when you re-name your dogs Roger and Rafael... then throw them in a pit after previously subjecting them to 2 hours of torment...

out_here_grindin
06-04-2009, 03:06 AM
128. When you hear the weatherman say it will be muggy outside, you think "O so I guess Donald Young will be playing soon".

Dini
06-04-2009, 09:49 AM
129. When you know you're going to fail an exam because of having watched too much GS tennis. :awww:

habibko
06-04-2009, 09:57 AM
130. when you still log in MTF in your weekend even though there is no tennis played today :tape:

«Ivan»
06-04-2009, 10:29 AM
131.when you have creepy dolls:



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii186/fiftyfivefalls/Roger/Federbear-1-1.jpg

great thread :D

here is mine (I call him Fedex) with a bonus I Heart Roger sweatshirt :p

http://i44.tinypic.com/246weh4.jpg

and a close up :inlove:

http://i41.tinypic.com/258mbyw.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Yvil/Overige/P1070601.jpg

And two in color :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Yvil/Overige/P1070579.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Yvil/Overige/P1070574.jpg
meet Bernie, a.k.a. BB :wavey:

he's a bit shy so he's showing his shirt signed by his daddy :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Yvil/Overige/BBQbalkon016.jpg

All of your photos have been so great that I took some new ones of Rogibear :)

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii186/fiftyfivefalls/MTF/DSCN0463.jpg

I think this one's more "Assorted Roger Paraphernalia" than Federbear picture :lol:

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii186/fiftyfivefalls/MTF/DSCN0469.jpg

He loves his Rogidaddy :awww:

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii186/fiftyfivefalls/MTF/DSCN0468.jpg

that is no obsession though,that's smth else:bolt:

sammy01
06-04-2009, 11:09 AM
132. when most of your facebook statuses relate to tennis and/or tennis results

Laba
06-04-2009, 11:35 AM
There are way too many photos of that bear... and yes, for the last two weeks my facebook updates pretty much been just tennis-related.

133. Know more than the commentators do when your favourites are hell, not even if your faves are playing and you can still instantly correct them when you pick up on a mistake... even though they've supposedly got it all in front of them.

Bagelicious
06-04-2009, 12:16 PM
90. When you most of the times know who the people in the player's box are.


134. You know the names of the coaches, trainers, mothers and girlfriends of the top 30 players.

135. You're familiar with the names of all of the top 150 - and you're not sure how you know all the names of these players & their nationalities!

136. You know the tennis style of the top 20 players, describe it to others and give an analysis of the matchup of 2 players' games EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T PLAY TENNIS! :rolls:

137. You sneakily try to turn the conversation to tennis when you meet new people or when you get bored with the current topic.

138. You immediately know who is commentating the match even though you just came in the middle and only heard them speak 2 words.

139. You know the names of the commentators on Channel 7 (Australia), BBC (Britain), ESPN (US), TSN (Canada), SuperSport (South Africa) etc. etc. because no matter where you go in the world you're watching tennis!

140. You know the H2H of your favourite player with 20 other players without having to look it up.

141. You're busy writing a list of 'you know you're an obsessed tennis fan when...' when you have a test worth 20% of your final grade in 1.5 hours.

Laba
06-04-2009, 01:05 PM
I agree with 136 except for the don't play tennis bit, I couldn't have pictured myself becoming the fan I am now if I hadn't started playing myself when I was younger.

Puschkin
06-04-2009, 01:31 PM
142. When you reject every invitation to a garden party or having a nice swim somewhere on the first Sunday of July for more than 20 years, coldly staring at your friends and saying "but this the day of the Wimbledon final".

Har-Tru
06-04-2009, 01:37 PM
143. When a very good friend of yours whom you haven't seen in ages invites you to come to a very nice city he'll be in and you reject the invitation because it coincides with Wimbledon.

MacTheKnife
06-04-2009, 01:55 PM
144. You know the names of the umpires as well as you know the players.

Angle Queen
06-04-2009, 02:22 PM
145. When, after just one week of RG, there's a permanent red image burned in your TV screen.

chenx15
06-04-2009, 03:19 PM
6. called in sick to see your fave player win his very first french open!
7. worked 20 hours every other day so you can see your fave players each and every game
8. you don't care if your workplace I.S. gives you mulitple warning in watching live stream of tennis games
9. skipped a job inerview for a senior management position to see the game.
10. you bookmark tennis.com/livescores in your smartphone and check it on every red light and heavy traffic

pica_pica
06-04-2009, 03:34 PM
1. Skip lessons to watch my favorite players.
2. Rush to the computer room to check results whenever I have a break between lessons.
3. Sacrifice sleep to watch a match at 3am.
4. Eat as quickly as possible so that I don't miss a lot in a match.
5. Check the draw before I check my term grades.
6. Watch players I don't even know in the first place.
7. Feel sad for days if my favorite loses in early rounds or loses a tough match.
8. Find that everything else in my life is falling apart.

To be honest, I think this obsession is eroding me away :o

kaylee
06-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Hahahaha this is a good thread, well I play tennis too but one comes to mind. When you fail you final biology practical exams because Wimbledon was on two weeks prior and you watched tennis instead of studying!!!!!

Mint Chip
06-04-2009, 04:13 PM
When you miss a postal exam due to the French open final
When you don't want to go to a family vacation because you don't want to miss Wimbledon
When you go six hours without moving from your chair to finish watching your fav lose or win
Don't want to go to your own birthday dinner because you don't want to miss the Year End Championships

oranges
06-04-2009, 06:48 PM
When you have a computer equipped with 6 hard drives, for huuuuuge storage of your tennis stuff… the last one is a 2 Terabyte hd.... giga are not enough. :o

Wow :lol: They invented DVD burners for a reason ;)

arm
06-04-2009, 07:05 PM
146. You are dining in a restaurant in Spain while Spain's national football team is playing and on tv and yet you beg the waitress to swtich the channel so that you could watch your favourite player. The waitress - who couldn0t care less about football - switches the channel and then you have a whole restaurant staring at you and wondering what the hell was in your mind to make such request. :o :rolls:

kaylee
06-04-2009, 07:10 PM
147. When you see nothing wrong with tennis players wearing all white and the crowd being really quiet when they are playing.
148. When you look forward to January even though it is cold (could be snowing), raining but the tennis season begins again!

martine2
06-04-2009, 07:14 PM
148. When you install on the couch in front of the tv in the middle of the night, with your alarm clock on to wake up when your player's match starts :o :o

kaylee
06-04-2009, 07:17 PM
150. When you don't go to bed until 3:00 am and then wake up at 5:00 am (due to time differences) for tennis!

out_here_grindin
06-04-2009, 07:32 PM
146. You are dining in a restaurant in Spain while Spain's national football team is playing and on tv and yet you beg the waitress to swtich the channel so that you could watch your favourite player. The waitress - who couldn0t care less about football - switches the channel and then you have a whole restaurant staring at you and wondering what the hell was in your mind to make such request. :o :rolls:

I went to a sports bar during the austarlian open and an NFL playoff game was on every tv there, I switched one of them to the australian open and there were several stares. (I was intersted in the football too, but i still wanted to see the tennis).

arm
06-04-2009, 07:40 PM
I went to a sports bar during the austarlian open and an NFL playoff game was on every tv there, I switched one of them to the australian open and there were several stares. (I was intersted in the football too, but i still wanted to see the tennis).

It was really embarassing for me. :o Spaniards are really fanatic for football and there was I asking to switch the channel so that I could watch Djokovic - a player that they were starting to dislike because it was back in USO 2007 and he was starting to threaten Rafa. :tape:

It was funny, though, having the whole restaurant staring at me like I was a lunatic. :o

kaylee
06-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Most sports bars here will switch it to tennis if you ask as they usually have several screens - but I can understand how uncomfortable you must have felt especially in Europe!

out_here_grindin
06-04-2009, 07:54 PM
Every single screen at wild wings had on the same game.
The people down in SC where I was don't even no more than 3 tennis players typically. So they thought I was lunny for wanting to watch tennis and football at the same time. But what the hell do they know, most people down here prefer golf to tennis.:o

kaylee
06-04-2009, 07:55 PM
oh dear well they aren't much better where I live but it is ice hockey (which I still cannot believe is being played in JUNE!).

ad-out
06-04-2009, 08:09 PM
When my children (ages 2 and 4) know by heart the new Lacoste commercial for RG because our TVs have been on the tennis channel for 2 weeks! They start dancing when it comes on!

kaylee
06-04-2009, 08:11 PM
awwww soooo cute!

Hagar
06-04-2009, 09:02 PM
... when you have spoken so much about tennis that your colleagues have been contaminated by it. So when you come to work the Monday after the Madrid final, everyone asks you: "So you must be happy today, isn't it?" And you know they are referring to Roger's win.

Actually, this week I'm at home with an intestinal flu and I'm afraid they will think that I'm just staying at home to watch RG (it's not the case because I've felt too miserable to watch TV).

Certinfy
06-04-2009, 09:06 PM
... When i chose to watch a Nadal match, when my girlfriend wanted me in bed.

MacTheKnife
06-04-2009, 09:07 PM
151. When your TVs going, you have three live streams up, and you have MTF open in the remaining corner of your screen.

MacTheKnife
06-04-2009, 09:08 PM
... When i chose to watch a Nadal match, when my girlfriend wanted me in bed.

We may well have a winner here. :worship:

sammy01
06-04-2009, 09:23 PM
... When i chose to watch a Nadal match, when my girlfriend wanted me in bed.

im sure you could have cum come and gone in the time it takes nadal to get ready to serve, im not sure if that reflects bad on you or nadal lol :devil:

Certinfy
06-04-2009, 09:26 PM
im sure you could have cum come and gone in the time it takes nadal to get ready to serve, im not sure if that reflects bad on you or nadal lol :devil:Lol :worship:

JediFed
06-04-2009, 09:31 PM
When you stay up till 4am to watch the semifinal of the Australian open, and you hear your Indonesian roomate doing the same thing, but you are both keeping quiet so as not to wake the other. :D

sammy01
06-04-2009, 09:32 PM
When you stay up till 4am to watch the semifinal of the Australian open, and you hear your Indonesian roomate doing the same thing, but you are both keeping quiet so as not to wake the other. :D

are you sure you both weren't wanking lol :p

Certinfy
06-04-2009, 09:36 PM
Lol i remember the AU Open Women's final last year, was naked the whole match and wanking non-stop. :)

sammy01
06-04-2009, 09:40 PM
Lol i remember the AU Open Women's final last year, was naked the whole match and wanking non-stop. :)

with the noise from that final, you may as well have been watching porn :p

Certinfy
06-04-2009, 09:44 PM
with the noise from that final, you may as well have been watching porn :pLol ur making me crack up way to much, u dirty girl :devil:

JediFed
06-04-2009, 09:47 PM
are you sure you both weren't wanking lol


I could hear his tv. :)

Edit: It was the men's semi.

Why would I want to wank to Djoko? :ewwww:

Certinfy
06-04-2009, 09:49 PM
I could hear his tv. :)O.o Well then i assume he put the TV loud, so u couldn't hear him wank.

Laba
06-05-2009, 12:59 AM
152. When you don't only know the head-to-heads between players, but those between umpires-players too.

153. When you automatically think of Bjorkman at Wimbledon against Berdych whenever you hear "LUDA!" before Ludacris raps a verse in any of the songs he is in.

:cool:

fast_clay
06-05-2009, 01:14 AM
when your tennis racquet has become a regular part of your foreplay... yet your last girlfriend left you 14 months ago....

out_here_grindin
06-05-2009, 01:20 AM
O.o Well then i assume he put the TV loud, so u couldn't hear him wank.

For sure. Indonesians don't like tennis they are Badminton fans.

Bargearse
06-05-2009, 02:18 AM
154. When you go out and buy the same tennis racquet your fav player uses thinking it will massively improve your game.
155. You join your local tennis clubs' social doubles comp as a reserve so you can play free tennis
156. You air swing forehands and backhands while watching a match urging your player on
157. You go home early from a night out at the pub when your request to change the channel from rugby to tennis is refused.
158. You attend a tennis match alone when you couldn't persuade any friends to go with you (even if you offer to pay).
(All of the above has happened to me, I'm a sad loser.)

wearebiology
06-05-2009, 03:11 AM
159. You watch, download and save CQC Spain tennis episodes in your iPod and watch them every single day without even understanding a word of it.

fast_clay
06-05-2009, 03:35 AM
154. When you go out and buy the same tennis racquet your fav player uses thinking it will massively improve your game.
155. You join your local tennis clubs' social doubles comp as a reserve so you can play free tennis
156. You air swing forehands and backhands while watching a match urging your player on
157. You go home early from a night out at the pub when your request to change the channel from rugby to tennis is refused.
158. You attend a tennis match alone when you couldn't persuade any friends to go with you (even if you offer to pay).
(All of the above has happened to me, I'm a sad loser.)

no no.. you are a warrior... i am but the toe jam between your mighty toes... :worship:

out_here_grindin
06-21-2009, 10:27 PM
when you avidly try to convince your familt to leave for the beach tomorrow at 9am instead of 7 because you want to watch some of Federer's match.

Dini
08-03-2009, 11:11 PM
160. When you feel really uneasy because you don't have access to scores or live action.

Certinfy
08-03-2009, 11:13 PM
161. When you're away from home and u ask your friend to text u updates for a tennis match.

abraxas21
08-03-2009, 11:28 PM
162- You are on holidays in a beautiful natural reserve in Swaziland, Africa (a place where you have always wanted to go) but you just have to walk one hour with little sense of direction trough the heating sun and the mosquitos in desperate need of a computer with Internet so you can see the results of the Australian Open semifinals.

Bargearse
08-04-2009, 01:53 AM
When you feel an overwhelming compulsion to post on the MTF in threads you don't even care about.

straitup
08-04-2009, 04:39 AM
65. You don't sleep at all during GS tournaments.

66. You tell your friends and family not to bother calling you to help with something during slams so you don't miss anything.

67. You had to go to the bathroom, but your favorite player just came on court. You tell yourself you will go during the next changeover, but here you are - 4 1/2 hours later - and you still haven't moved because it's close to the end of the 5th set! :lol:

68. You watch matches on TV with headphones so you feel like you're at the venue.

It is so painful but so worth it :lol:

163. When you print out the draws before to make predictions and to record results

164. You are excited for college because you will be able to see more of the US Open

165. You know everything about your favorite match, from the score (including tiebreak scores), match length, to when a player gets broken in a set

166. When you pretty much know which tournaments are on the same week, and when tournaments are relative to the slams. And when you know who sponsors each tournament

167. You can see a match for a second and know what court it is being played on

drf716
08-04-2009, 07:57 AM
you use a mirror to see the tv from your room and the remote control handy so you can turn the tv off when that someone who prohibits you from watching tv in the wee hours of the morning suddenly wakes up to pee.
true story

Springer89
10-07-2009, 05:45 PM
go through 73 pages of your most disliked player's thread hoping to find a picture of your favourite player as it could be there because they played doubles together couple of times.

kaylee
10-07-2009, 06:10 PM
OMG these are hilarious! 168. When you book your vacation to a city where you have never been before which also has a tennis tournament on at the same time (true Madrid next year yippee).

out_here_grindin
10-07-2009, 06:16 PM
I love this thread. It's given me a fair share of laughs.

Burrow
10-07-2009, 06:18 PM
I have no stories like these, at all. The worst I've done is just stayed up to crazy times with something on the next day but only do this for Safin.

CR3WLFC
10-07-2009, 06:28 PM
you use a mirror to see the tv from your room and the remote control handy so you can turn the tv off when that someone who prohibits you from watching tv in the wee hours of the morning suddenly wakes up to pee.
true story

Memories :)

safinafan
10-07-2009, 07:12 PM
1. when the season ends you feel some depression, your life loses all the meaning and you do not know how you will survive till the next year;
2. you have some strange thoughts about kidnap del potro and hide him in a basement forever;
3. your boyfriend begins to think that you like nadal more than him, and you know it's true;
4. your mom tells you to seek for medical help;
5. you recognize a tournament only looking at the outfit some player was wearing in a pic.

Dini
10-07-2009, 07:16 PM
5. you recognize a tournament only looking at the outfit some player was wearing in the pic.

This. :lol:

r2473
10-07-2009, 08:47 PM
26. you join a forum that full of arse clowns just because you daily need to speak about tennis with people you know isn't enough.

http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/12342.jpg

Harmless
10-07-2009, 09:04 PM
5. you recognize a tournament only looking at the outfit some player was wearing in a pic.

Yeah, this. :lol:

Mats68
10-07-2009, 10:37 PM
- when you are in Dominican Republic Punta Cana in a beautiful beach resort, and you spend an entire morning in your room watching the Madrid semi-final Djoko-Nadal, putting at risk your marriage;
- when you organise your Easter Holidays to Nice, without telling your wife why, so that you can easily reach MC
- when you change your flight tickets, so that you will have a long stopover at the airport in order to watch the Wimby final in some hotspot;
- when you have been to each GS at least once, and you have taken the last week of May off for 10 years in order to attend the first week of RG in Paris;
- when some tennis pros (specially the Spanish Armada) start recognising you at the tournaments and wonder if you're some kind of crazy stalker;
- when you re-run the slow-motion video of Nadal's forehand and start doing it on court, and you're 41
- when you watch on youtube the videos of your favourite players practicing before the big events, to check if they're moving well

fast_clay
10-07-2009, 10:48 PM
458. You rename your dog rafael just so you can discover what it feels like to sleep with your idol.

Vida
10-07-2009, 10:53 PM
:lol: you didn't !?

fast_clay
10-07-2009, 11:04 PM
no... lmac told me...

i have a dog called radek...

sammy01
10-07-2009, 11:08 PM
#whatever number were at - when you sit through mcenroe vs borg tiebreak for the millionth time during rain delays at wimbledon.

when you look at your nan thinking if only she had a fatal accident, you could get the new racket you want with the money left to you :tape:

safinafan
10-08-2009, 12:32 AM
when you look at your nan thinking if only she had a fatal accident, you could get the new racket you want with the money left to you :tape:


:eek: :rolls:

sammy01
10-08-2009, 12:41 AM
:eek: :rolls:

i love her really :angel:

evil23
10-08-2009, 12:44 AM
#461 when you try to imagine pieces of shit in the toilet resembling Nadal, Murray and Djokovic

safinafan
10-08-2009, 01:22 AM
i love her really :angel:

no doubt about it :p

fast_clay
10-08-2009, 01:38 AM
#461 when you try to imagine pieces of shit in the toilet resembling Nadal, Murray and Djokovic

oh... i thought i was the only one...

i saw rod laver the other day...

Har-Tru
10-08-2009, 10:26 AM
#462 Hold the remote control with a continental grip.

JolánGagó
10-08-2009, 11:56 AM
#461 when you try to imagine pieces of shit in the toilet resembling Nadal, Murray and Djokovic

:rolls:

krystlel
10-08-2009, 12:08 PM
#463 When you go to a trivia night and realize that the only questions you know answers to, were found out based on stories of tennis players, something mentioned in commentary, etc.

#464 When you know all the time differences from the top of your head based on following each tournament every week.

#465 When you're looking at the scoreboard of your favourite player and get a little annoyed that they served a first serve fault even though they have yet to lose the point.

coonster14
10-08-2009, 12:23 PM
#466 when you have memorised all the tournaments that ALL your favourite players are playing for the whole year.

#467 when you constantly look up the H2H records that all your favourite players have against your other favourites.

Dini
10-08-2009, 12:35 PM
#465 When you're looking at the scoreboard of your favourite player and get a little annoyed that they served a first serve fault even though they have yet to lose the point.

I can so relate. :help:

out_here_grindin
10-08-2009, 02:04 PM
468: When you wake up early to got to the library in order to study for an exam later that day. You walk by a computer and sit down at it. "Well I need to quickly check the tennis scores and the latest MTF hullabaloo". 1.5 hours later you are still sitting there, after telling yourself for the last 90 minutes "Just one more refresh on the scores and a quick check at my argument over at the Nadal Spartan thread and then I'll go study"

jmsx521
10-08-2009, 03:31 PM
In my case:
Don't look at the news and watch TV for about a week; it happened several years ago, when I wasn't able to watch one of the finals of a major, and I couldn't download the match right away. So, I had to stay away from all kinds of conversations about tennis, emails, communication & news that could potentially give away the answer who won the match.... It took about a week before I was able to download and watch it (as if it was playing live).

VolandriFan
10-08-2009, 03:34 PM
You pick up your tennis racquet during matches and swing it around. :scared:

safinafan
10-08-2009, 04:37 PM
this is the worst of all: when you're watching the match by live score coz the live streaming is too slow. you're hoping to show the points only to your player. you spend hours just looking at numbers. :lol:

out_here_grindin
12-03-2009, 02:17 PM
In my case:
Don't look at the news and watch TV for about a week; it happened several years ago, when I wasn't able to watch one of the finals of a major, and I couldn't download the match right away. So, I had to stay away from all kinds of conversations about tennis, emails, communication & news that could potentially give away the answer who won the match.... It took about a week before I was able to download and watch it (as if it was playing live).

Haha. I have only ever done that for the poker main event. it kills me to do this often because I hate to be behind the times.

Harley
12-03-2009, 06:12 PM
are willing to call up your school and pretend your bus has broken down and wont be able to make it in time for a major geogprahy a level exam, when in fact you're at home watching federer v safin AO 3rd round cause you know it's safins last match.
true story lol, i wrote my exam in the end though.

Noleta
12-03-2009, 07:40 PM
are willing to call up your school and pretend your bus has broken down and wont be able to make it in time for a major geogprahy a level exam, when in fact you're at home watching federer v safin AO 3rd round cause you know it's safins last match.
true story lol, i wrote my exam in the end though.

:lol:Good first post lol:wavey:

Henry Chinaski
12-03-2009, 08:27 PM
...hear that Sampdoria were knocked out of the Coppa Italia in the quarter final this week having reched the final last year and your first thought is that they've failed to defend a huge chunk of points

Certinfy
12-03-2009, 08:42 PM
In my case:
Don't look at the news and watch TV for about a week; it happened several years ago, when I wasn't able to watch one of the finals of a major, and I couldn't download the match right away. So, I had to stay away from all kinds of conversations about tennis, emails, communication & news that could potentially give away the answer who won the match.... It took about a week before I was able to download and watch it (as if it was playing live).
Well if u were in Britain (and Murray didn't win the GS) you wouldn't have to worry about someone or something telling u who won the GS. :p

Voo de Mar
12-03-2009, 09:12 PM
468: when you touch thousands of scorelines with your keyboard
469: when you create stats from matches which had been played before you were born

Jarl_02
12-04-2009, 12:24 AM
this is the worst of all: when you're watching the match by live score coz the live streaming is too slow. you're hoping to show the points only to your player. you spend hours just looking at numbers. :lol:

The sad part is that this actually happens

jmsx521
12-04-2009, 01:48 AM
When you stop chewing the food in your mouth, so that you can watch the entire point finish, and so that you can hear the ball bounce during the rally. Chewing especially lettuce, and carrots makes so much noise in your head, that you can easily lose concentration in the rally.

banhhe
12-04-2009, 02:28 AM
_when you related everything in your life to what happened to your favs on the court
_when you throw all the clothes you wore he day your fav lost and swear never wear them again (at least when you favs play)because they jinxed

Aquarianbabe
12-04-2009, 11:03 AM
470 You nearly get the sack from work for reading blogs and checking scores from overnight.
471. You leave a social event to get home to watch the tennis.
472. You don't answer your phone when a great match is on.

Harley
12-04-2009, 07:04 PM
:lol:Good first post lol:wavey:

haha thanks lol you have no idea how hard my heart was beating when i was making the call

Montego
12-04-2009, 11:27 PM
When you click on the match on the scoreboard to have the scores faster if you dont have the stream.

When you start thinking about Australian Open on 4th of December.

When you are driving a car and have livescore on your mobile turned on always instead of f.e. GPS.

We are all sick.

Ivanatis
12-20-2009, 09:39 PM
when you want the new season to start on the 24th and christmas to take place in early january

Dini
12-20-2009, 10:00 PM
when you want the new season to start on the 24th and christmas to take place in early january

:sobbing:

sammy01
12-20-2009, 10:29 PM
when you are watching youtube videos to fill the off season, that are so bad quality you cant see the court let alone ball.

Cloudygirl
12-20-2009, 10:34 PM
thank the lord for exos, so much better than youtube.

Ivanatis
12-20-2009, 10:38 PM
:sobbing:

:speakles:

would be even better as I still haven't bought all the presents yet :rolleyes:

:Zaz:
12-20-2009, 11:28 PM
:speakles:

would be even better as I still haven't bought all the presents yet :rolleyes:

tell people you are being 'Russian' this year, then you have till the 7th January :p

Shirogane
12-20-2009, 11:42 PM
When I buy Agassi's book. For the tennis.

Springer89
01-14-2010, 09:10 PM
... the first thing that came to your mind when noticing GRIP folder on a shared drive was
grip (eng. n.) - the style or manner of grasping an object
not
grip (srb. n.) - influenza

Sunset of Age
01-14-2010, 09:12 PM
... when you're about to postpone your skiing vacation in order not to miss the AO. :)

alter ego
01-14-2010, 09:38 PM
473 When your cat's name is Riki but you often hear yourself calling him Roger.:p

RIboy
01-14-2010, 10:00 PM
#461 when you try to imagine pieces of shit in the toilet resembling Nadal, Murray and Djokovic

:lol::lol::lol:

Bagelicious
01-14-2010, 11:25 PM
... rearrange your eating/sleeping/study/work timetable so that you can maximise tennis watching time during major tournaments.

... make friends with people who have television/cable during Grand Slams and spend the night at their house so that you can watch live matches regardless of the time difference. :tears:

Corey Feldman
01-15-2010, 03:46 AM
.. when you wrack your brain asking yourself if first serve faults should be counted in the unforced error's category

but-it's-ok
01-15-2010, 06:42 AM
When you feel physically sick at the thought of your faves draw at a Slam,and daren't look:o!!!!

banhhe
01-15-2010, 10:53 AM
When you feel physically sick at the thought of your faves draw at a Slam,and daren't look:o!!!!
:hug:

sammy01
01-15-2010, 12:56 PM
when you bemoan the 2nd serve when it comes up as your fave is serving on livescores.

Ad Wim
01-15-2010, 01:53 PM
When you're watching the AO draw till 2:30 AM...

Gasquet maniac
01-17-2010, 01:50 PM
when your fav. player is defeated, u ask yourself y that happened and u blame the god..i know I did....

Gasquet maniac
01-17-2010, 01:54 PM
look at the score board, praying hard so that the fav. player wins each point....i am beyond obsessed.........

Henry Chinaski
01-17-2010, 03:47 PM
....your body clock automatically adjusts to australian open time a week in advance of the tournament starting.

seriously, it took me a while to figure out. I haven't been able to sleep at night before about 5:30 am then I've been wide awake again at 8am. I've only been surviving by taking afternoon naps.

anon57
01-17-2010, 03:55 PM
....your body clock automatically adjusts to australian open time a week in advance of the tournament starting.

seriously, it took me a while to figure out. I haven't been able to sleep at night before about 5:30 am then I've been wide awake again at 8am. I've only been surviving by taking afternoon naps.:lol:So that's why I've been sleeping at such odd times the past week. I'd go to sleep around the time I usually head to bed but be awake again by 3:00 am which is about the time the AO matches start. Mornings have not been fun:o

tektonac
01-17-2010, 09:36 PM
when your fav player caress less for his defeat than you :)

gaitare
01-18-2010, 01:50 PM
* when you work as a freelancer and two months prior to the slam you start working your ass off to have relatively free two weeks

* (in case of non-European slams) when you're 15 or 16 years of age and deliberately trying to catch a cold before a slam and if you fail, you fake illnesses (my cough of a dying person is perfect to this day) in order not to go to school in the morning and not to be criticised by parents for watching tennis nightlong.

* (in case of my ex-girlfriend) when you have LOVE ME MARAT tattooed under your belly button (fortunately, small font). That certainly isn't MY name :rolleyes: ;)

sheva07
01-18-2010, 01:56 PM
When you're awake till 3pm to see your favorite match (Roddick vs. De Bakker) which isn't broadcast conclusively.

out_here_grindin
12-06-2010, 10:26 PM
when you go to get a sandwich to eat specifically to watch your Thursday night shows and catch some of the 2 football games on. Then while flipping channels you come across Chang vs McEnroe legends match and without realizing it watch it for an hour before noticing that you missed your shows and large parts of the football games.

bjurra
12-06-2010, 11:37 PM
...when you are practicing backhands while waiting at the bus stop.

Topspindoctor
12-06-2010, 11:41 PM
When you need to drink when your fav is playing to calm your nerves :lol:

Seingeist
12-07-2010, 02:19 AM
When you need to drink when your fav is playing to calm your nerves :lol:

Oh yeah, I've been there. ;)

Trouble is, sometimes it backfires and the loosened inhibition causes me to shout even louder at the screen.

Anyway, back on topic:

...when the last thing you think about before going to bed is tennis-related, as well as the first thing you think about when you wake up. :)

alfonsojose
12-07-2010, 02:27 AM
MTF is second only to news websites.

ApproachShot
12-07-2010, 02:30 AM
When you wake up at 3 in the morning and decide to use the opportunity to update a stats thread for your favourite player.

Hensafmurrafter
12-07-2010, 04:05 AM
When your boyfriend tells you he's seriOusly going to dump you if you give topspindoctor bad reputation

straitup
12-07-2010, 06:00 AM
^^ :lol:

When half the books that you own are tennis autobiographies/biographies/instruction/magazines/stat books

vn01
12-07-2010, 06:41 AM
When you go to church on Sunday before the 2nd week of a GS tournament begin and pray your fave win the title
When you talk to your favourite players in front of the TV! :D

fast_clay
12-07-2010, 09:45 AM
when you get the shit kicked out of you for defending the slice backhand at a football match...

tennis2tennis
12-07-2010, 09:49 AM
when you get the shit kicked out of you for defending the slice backhand at a football match...

:haha:

San Rosso
12-07-2010, 10:00 AM
#1000. When you are so bored that you create a 'You know you are an obsessed tennis fan when you...'-thread on a tennis messageboard.

Dini
12-07-2010, 12:10 PM
1001. You listen to the band Tennis for the simple fact that it's called Tennis.

1002. You're waiting for the bus and hear people talking about the WTF matches... and you get excited that there are other real life tennis fans. You move to see the bus timetable pretending that you don't know the times at which the bus arrives in order to eavesdrop on their tennis conversation.

Orka_n
12-07-2010, 01:32 PM
1003. When you have an instant crush on the girl sitting alone on the bus carrying two Wilson racquets, to the extent that you start following her for a while even after she gets off - without thinking about what you are doing.
(:rolls: The one time in my life I almost became a stalker.)

shuhrat
12-17-2010, 08:58 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2010-12-16-tennis-offseason-hardcore-fans_N.htm
Hardcore fans emerge from tennis season unfit for human interaction

By Courtney Nguyen, Special for USA TODAY

(Nguyen, aka C Note, blogs about tennis, often irreverently but always with affection, on her website, Forty Deuce (http://www.cowbell.typepad.com/))

There's a reason the tennis offseason coincides with the holidays: Efficiency.

After 11 months of being sequestered in our homes, held hostage by televisions and computers, and interacting only with other like-minded individuals who converse in acronyms like GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), OOPs (Order Of Play), and WTFs (World Tour Finals), tennis fans emerge, red-eyed, pale, and slightly hungover, to reconnect with our friends and loved ones at various holiday gatherings before disappearing for yet another grueling tennis season.

Unfortunately, these parties will not go well. Allow me to foreshadow the harrowing sequence of events:

You will RSVP to your holiday parties, telling your gracious hosts that you will arrive "not before" 8 p.m.

You will genuinely consider wearing the $250 knit sweater you bought off eBay depicting Roger Federer in a manger. You will think better of it, but only because you're going to a Chanukah dinner.

You will watch all the saved prime-time TV shows on your DVR so that you can participate in the inevitable discussion of whether Glee is in a sophomore slump. Unfortunately, you will get distracted by the 30 tennis matches you've saved and thus fail any attempts at pop-culture small talk.

You will arrive and wish everyone a "Merry Nadal," explaining that "Nadal" means "Christmas" in Spanish. People will feign interest and amusement. Like I said, this is a Chanukah dinner.

You will begin to drink.

People will ask you about vacations. You will tell them that you took time off to attend a tennis tournament and that you had the time of your life. You will fail to hide your exasperation as you explain that yes, there are tennis tournaments outside of the Grand Slams.

Your friends will regret ever bringing up the topic tennis.

You will get a headache and tell your friends you need an "MTO." Your friends will think you are asking for a designer drug and worry that you have become a drug addict.

You will get drunk.

You will spill your drink as you clumsily make your way to the dance-floor and shake your moneymaker to Shakira's Gypsy (see the video here (http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/02/26/shakira-nadal-gypsy-video/)). You will be the only person in the room who knows all the lyrics.

You will boot. You will rally. You will emerge from the bathroom muttering something about "bad yogurt."

To avoid the awkwardness of no one talking to you, you will play with your iPhone and squeal at the new Facebook picture of Ana Ivanovic in a Santa hat.

As you sit alone on the couch you begin to wonder if Serena Williams' foot will ever heal. You will weep softly. Actually, you're weeping rather loudly. But you're drunk, what do you know?

Your only other tennis-watching friend points at your tearstained face and asks whether you're "pulling a Federer." You will smash your glass over his head.

You will be asked to leave. You will do so leaving behind a wake of upturned tables and broken glass, politely informing the host that you will shove (an expletive) tennis ball down her (expletive) throat.

You will never be invited to another holiday party. You are relieved.

Happy Holidays, tennis fans. Don't say I didn't warn you.


http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2010-12-16-tennis-offseason-fans_N.htm
Life of the fan: Enslaved for 11 months and yet we still want more

Eleven months, six continents, three surfaces and an average of four tournaments a week across multiple time zones. That's not just the life of a tennis player — that's the life of a tennis fan.

In the course of one tennis season, Drew Brees healed a city, Lindsey Vonn unearthed the regenerative power of cheese and we learned how to curse vuvuzelas in 26 languages.

When our season began in January, pitchers and catchers were too busy sleeping off their New Year's hangovers to even think about spring training. Yet when the last yellow fuzzy ball fell in early December, even San Francisco was like, "Baseball? Do we even have a team?"

So enough with players whining about the length of the season. You travel the world and get paid millions! Go cry yourself to sleep on your 8,000-thread-count sheets of silk and gold (silk in the mains, gold in the crosses, we're sure).

What about us, the lowly tennis fans? Are we not exhausted? If you prick us, do we not bleed? Are our computers not teeming with viruses, downloaded during failed 4 a.m. attempts to find dodgy Ukrainian streams to watch some Eastern European tournament that no one cares about?

Andy Murray, we have lain prostrate on the ground on the brink of depression watching Roger Federer blitz you in the Australian Open final. And when you cried, talking of disappointing a nation, we went from being "on the brink" to calling our therapists in the middle of the night to fill that Zoloft prescription.

And that was only four weeks into the season.

In May, we slept on couches and in armchairs to ensure that we would wake in time to watch you, Sam Stosur, back up your improbable win against Justine Henin at Roland Garros with an even more improbable win against Serena Williams. We then spent an entire afternoon completely catatonic after Francesca Schiavone dashed your dreams with an awe-inspiring performance in the final. Drinking helped on that one.

Chain-link fences from California to New York bear our sweat as we embarked on a mission to determine what you, Novak Djokovic, and you, Maria Sharapova, smell like before, during and after practice. Verdict: More investigation required.

Now we have less than two weeks to detox livers, regulate sleep schedules and sit on hold with the Geek Squad as they nurse our computers back to life. During this time we will whine about the length of the season (see above). A normal person would and should complain after being enslaved to a sport that occupies 11 months of the year.

But tennis fans are not normal: Right now, we have one eye on the Australian Open wild-card playoffs and another eye on Serena's foot. In a couple of weeks, we will eagerly tune in to meaningless warm-up tournaments broadcast at 3 a.m. Best of all, when the players take the court under the blistering sunshine of the Australian summer, we will conveniently forget all of our complaints and sit giddily as the tennis season starts anew.

So this is all a long way of asking a simple question: Is it January yet?

Johnny_Bravo
12-17-2010, 09:03 AM
when you post tennis clips on fb among no tennis lovers :lol:

Filo V.
12-17-2010, 07:00 PM
When you become me. That's when you know you're obsessed.

alfonsojose
12-17-2010, 11:39 PM
when you scream "vamos" everytime you find a bug in your code (software developer here :p )

out_here_grindin
04-18-2011, 01:26 AM
when 9 of your 12 quick tabs to the internet on your desktop are tennis related and 4 of those are menstennisforum related.

Nole Rules
09-25-2011, 07:05 AM
when you get the shit kicked out of you for defending the slice backhand at a football match...

:spit:

TBkeeper
09-25-2011, 11:51 AM
When i talked to a girl after getting depressed (because i couldn't play tennis for 2 weeks) about my very basic tennis dreams ! :D :D :D real life happened :D

Action Jackson
12-23-2011, 03:06 PM
When someone asks you about a place and you know it cause there is a Futures event played there.

Edda
12-24-2011, 12:08 AM
When you discover how fast your Spanish has come back to you watching Rafa, David and Juan Carlos.

When you collect information about all your favorite players, including the names of their parents, siblings and pets, if applicable.

Whenever you see Ferrero Rocher chocolates, you think of Juan Carlos.

When you want to meet your favorite player.

Edda
12-24-2011, 12:18 AM
When one of your favorite players gets sick or injured on tour, you worry about him as if you were his mom. I know I do with Rafa and Juanqui. Yes, I'm sick, I know. Seeing one of my favorite players get hurt is worse than seeing them defeated.

You are fascinated with Spanish players even though you aren't Spanish.

Matt-TennisFan24
12-24-2011, 01:48 AM
When you make your own home-made draws of the Slams and M1000s from day 0 of the tournament and you go updating it day-by-day. With colours and everything :facepalm: Seriously