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Does tennis need more anger?

PiggyGotRoasted
06-17-2012, 08:33 PM
Nalbandian being dqed has been all over the news everywhere.

Does tennis need more incidents like this and more aggression and personality to get more popular?

Orka_n
06-17-2012, 08:35 PM
I don't know about anger but a few upsets here and there would surely create some headlines. Tennis is so boringly predictable these days.

Personally, I want a few players with balls on the tour. But maybe that's too much to ask.

156mphserve
06-17-2012, 08:36 PM
tennis needs more grass, real grass :shrug:

ossie
06-17-2012, 09:08 PM
no, douchebags won't add personality to the tour, they will just make tennis look bad, especially if they are mugs.

Sofonda Cox
06-17-2012, 09:21 PM
It needs more rivalry's and players not having foreplay when they meet at the net after every match.

Backhand_Maestro
06-17-2012, 10:34 PM
no, douchebags won't add personality to the tour, they will just make tennis look bad, especially if they are mugs.

I know, isn't Novak enough . .

KarlyM
06-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Nalbandian being dqed has been all over the news everywhere.

Does tennis need more incidents like this and more aggression and personality to get more popular? These type of incidents will just make people look for a video of it on YouTube, not turn them into a regular tennis watcher. Does news stories about huge car crashes or fights between drivers in auto racing result in more new fans long-term? Nope. Do Hockey brawls result in more new fans? Nope. If incidents in recent years that were EVERYWHERE in the media (such as Youzhny smashing the racquet on his head, Serena threatening the lineswoman, etc) don't generate more fans, Nalbandian's incident today and any others in the future won't either.

Orange Wombat
06-17-2012, 11:03 PM
It needs more fun and joking around, but not more anger

Manequin75
06-17-2012, 11:44 PM
Nalbandian being dqed has been all over the news everywhere.

Does tennis need more incidents like this and more aggression and personality to get more popular?

No but Mtf needs more of it. Too much love and brotherhood here among rival fans.

abraxas21
06-18-2012, 12:25 AM
Yes.

UsD.AnDreS
06-18-2012, 12:27 AM
I'd love a little less fakeness in interviews a-la 'Monaco'll be a tough one, no? RG is in doubt'
and more of a ' I'll show this servebot some real tennis on clay '

Jamoz
06-18-2012, 12:28 AM
You cannot be serious!! :p

stewietennis
06-18-2012, 12:51 AM
Anger goes up, money from endorsements go down

leng jai
06-18-2012, 12:56 AM
Yes as long as we upgrade the protective armor worn by officials accordingly.

tennishero
06-18-2012, 12:59 AM
atp should be thanking and rewarding nalbandian... tennis popularity has increased 400% in the last 8 hours.

merryploughbhoy
06-18-2012, 01:06 AM
Yes, I'd like to see more players in battles with umpires

Topspindoctor
06-18-2012, 01:18 AM
Nalbandian being dqed has been all over the news everywhere.

Does tennis need more incidents like this and more aggression and personality to get more popular?

No. It's the last thing tennis needs. Nalbandian is a classless piece of crap who shouldn't be allowed to pick up a racquet ever again.

MIMIC
06-18-2012, 01:20 AM
I'm sorry but this is a really stupid thread.

Burrow
06-18-2012, 01:29 AM
In all honesty, I do think more drama would generate more interest in the younger generation however, the people who truly love the sport are the ones who admire the game and need no other persuasion.

leng jai
06-18-2012, 01:34 AM
The vast majority of tennis fans are casual, just like any other popular sport. There's a reason why the ATP is pushing for finals like the one at the AO. Fans love the gladiatorial spectacle/drama more than the play itself.

Burrow
06-18-2012, 01:39 AM
The vast majority of tennis fans are casual, just like any other popular sport. There's a reason why the ATP is pushing for finals like the one at the AO. Fans love the gladiatorial spectacle/drama more than the play itself.

Yes and with tennis more so than any other sport there's just a huge sense of promoting the current standing of the sport, regardless of the true standard. It's just a constant barrage of never ending sugar coating from 'analysts' and 'experts'. Throughout Roland Garros this year, all I kept hearing was how men's tennis was blossoming and how deep the field is and in particular the clay field.

It's just all a little bit desperate and smarmy.

Fireballer
06-18-2012, 01:43 AM
tennis needs more grass, real grass :shrug:

so Raonic could win something?

Looner
06-18-2012, 02:33 AM
Yes and with tennis more so than any other sport there's just a huge sense of promoting the current standing of the sport, regardless of the true standard. It's just a constant barrage of never ending sugar coating from 'analysts' and 'experts'. Throughout Roland Garros this year, all I kept hearing was how men's tennis was blossoming and how deep the field is and in particular the clay field.

It's just all a little bit desperate and smarmy.

So many times this. The promotion of the "Here and now" has led to one of the most ridiculous concepts of modern sport - that is that the current era of tennis has more competition than the ones that preceded it and that it is somewhat special. Moreover, it has also created the weak era argument which is just ridiculous.

I want to hit my laptop every time I hear this crap regurgitated at me from presenters such as Sue "Clueless" Baker.

Jimnik
06-18-2012, 03:18 AM
Yes. Replace tie-breaks with fist fights. Or, in the case of WTA, bitch slaps.

156mphserve
06-18-2012, 04:05 AM
so Raonic could win something?

he already has won something

But no, because Halle was so enjoyable this week, grass tennis is the best by far to watch