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Argenbrit
07-01-2006, 07:50 AM
Well, I'm done with tennis.
Grown tired of it altogether. But wanting to see David win a slam kept me viewing.
It's become increasingly difficult to follow his success, and I don't have the patience to fake an interest.

Good on those who are sticking with it.

Come on, it's hard to be "done with tennis". But honestly, I'm done with tennis for now. I'm not interested in seeing Federer win one more time. At least now I can concentrate on studying for my late July final.

It is really frustrating being a fan indeed. We all have hobbies but tennis is David's job and it should be a priority. He may not like it but the truth is that he will have to put tennis first if he ever wants to win a slam. :(

Hola Mr. SK
07-01-2006, 10:13 AM
I'm disappointed on David's losing this match and not being able to reach the semis. Obviously this wasn't a good perfomence from him. I have my doubt on his concentration on this match. It's okey to me that he asked to have an early show inoder to follow that special soccer game coz we people all have life and interest. It would be wonderful for him if he could win the match and at the same time catch up with the soccer game. But he might get too excited and hence didn't have enough mental preparation for the match and couldn't highly focus in it.

To be honest, I didn't see him coming back from 2 sets down with 2 tight TBs lost. The soccer game was within 2 hours. He could be well frustrated after the first 2sets coz 2sets' time was wasted and he had to start all over again, instead of winning cleanly in straights, and his plan had been ruined. Apart from that, his oppenent could play decently on grass and eager to beat him. Then, not a big surprise to see him losing control in the 3rd set.

um...actually, to me, David's loss didn't dampen my mood that much coz at the same time, Na won her match against Kuznetsova. :lol:

And gotta agree with gooner--He's like Safin in that respect; when he puts his mind into it he can do anything but when he sucks he really sucks. :(

joyk
07-01-2006, 12:18 PM
I think that tennis is not David's first choice. He has other things that are of high importance to him. I think that is why he can be so good yet so frustrating at times. However ..... it is really frustrating being a fan.

He shouldn`t put football in front of tennis,I don`t care if he likes it more.He`s wasting his talent just because he doesn`t care and he`s lazy.Last night I actually felt revenged when Argentina lost(but I felt sorry for the players that missed the penalty shots) because I wanted Nalbandian to feel even worse.

Well, I'm done with tennis.
Grown tired of it altogether. But wanting to see David win a slam kept me viewing.
It's become increasingly difficult to follow his success, and I don't have the patience to fake an interest.
I know what you mean,this guy doesn`t even deserve to have fans,if he doesn`t care why should we?It`s much better to cheer for players who don`t have as much talent as David,but give their hearts out on the courts(eg.Nadal).

bailarina
07-01-2006, 03:22 PM
Jesus people. The guy plays badly and some of you think it's because he wanted to lose to watch the soccer?!?!?!?!!!! The guy has been playing the game his entire life. It's his job and his life-long dream to win this tournament. For some of you to think that he's throw Wimbledon, the biggest tournament of the year, just to watch a soccer match is not only silly, but disrespectful. You're suggesting that he was unprofessional. You're also forgetting the effort and sacrifices of any professional athlete to reach the world's-best level, much less David, whom you're supposed to be supporting.

BTW. Read Robredo's blog on ATP.com. He also asked for a match to be scheduled earlier because he wanted to watch a soccer match. No-one says he didn't want to win that match because he actually ended up winning the tournament.

Anyway. My 2cents.

freeandlonely
07-01-2006, 06:20 PM
I'm so sad Nalbandian lost.
It made me blank.
And I think we lost a potential blockbuster semi-final.
I really hope he do well in next tourmants, especially US OPEN.

GinaB
07-01-2006, 07:15 PM
I agree with bailarina. You guys may be a bit harsh. I don't think he put football ahead of tennis. This is Wimbledon and not some unheared-of tounament. I'm sure he did his best at the time.

One can never know what's behind a player's poor performance so we shouldn't judge. Maybe he wasn't feeling at his best - physically, or maybe he had an argument with someone and it disturbed him or something else he doesn't want to share with the world. Or it may simply not have been his day.
We all have bad moments. Of course, David "chooses" to have such days at the most inappropriate time possible, but that's a different story...

Yes, it's frustrating to be his fan because of his frequent ups and downs and his inability to capitalize on his superb talent. But it doesn't mean we should be disrespectful. I just feel really sorry for him and I hope he'll bounce back soon.

ja_som1
07-01-2006, 07:47 PM
For CROMAN: Do you remember this from yesterday? :haha:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: y Oh,I'm so happy :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :haha: Great job, Ljubicic!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

sigmagirl91
07-01-2006, 08:33 PM
For CROMAN: Do you remember this from yesterday? :haha:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: y Oh,I'm so happy :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :haha: Great job, Ljubicic!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe some of you should go over to the Ljubicic forum to do the same thing-just to give some of them a taste of their own medicine. Then again, don't....you're dealing with the self-appointed Ljubo village idiot, so just leave it.

RogiFan88
07-01-2006, 10:35 PM
David can shine when he plays Rafa... :lol:

jazz_girl
07-01-2006, 10:37 PM
For CROMAN: Do you remember this from yesterday? :haha:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: y Oh,I'm so happy :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :haha: Great job, Ljubicic!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
He's been banned for a 10-day period so I doubt he will read that...

Jill
07-02-2006, 04:33 AM
For CROMAN: Do you remember this from yesterday? :haha:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: y Oh,I'm so happy :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :haha: Great job, Ljubicic!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:yeah: :yeah:

I laughed when Lubi lost after being 2 sets up. Nice one Croman !!!

Schu
07-02-2006, 08:13 PM
I agree with bailarina. You guys may be a bit harsh. I don't think he put football ahead of tennis. This is Wimbledon and not some unheared-of tounament. I'm sure he did his best at the time.

One can never know what's behind a player's poor performance so we shouldn't judge. Maybe he wasn't feeling at his best - physically, or maybe he had an argument with someone and it disturbed him or something else he doesn't want to share with the world. Or it may simply not have been his day.
We all have bad moments. Of course, David "chooses" to have such days at the most inappropriate time possible, but that's a different story...

Yes, it's frustrating to be his fan because of his frequent ups and downs and his inability to capitalize on his superb talent. But it doesn't mean we should be disrespectful. I just feel really sorry for him and I hope he'll bounce back soon.

Agree 100% with all you said. What's wrong with wanting to watch your team play World Cup if you can do that and play a match too. I seriously doubt he put football ahead of tennis.

As fans of David we should be prepared for his ups and downs. But that's why we love him -- an interesting guy with tremendous talent who lives life to the fullest. How boring would it be to be a fan of Federer?

And for CROMAN:
"I'm so HAPPY" :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

On to the hard court season. And no doubt another interesting ride with David. VAMOS DAvid! How about a US Open final.

Seneca
07-03-2006, 09:56 AM
I dunno... I remember 1˝ years ago when I was scheduled to play a first-round match at a recreational tournament that started around the time Nalby and Hewitt were at the beginning of their 2nd set at the AO. I lost the nominally tight first set and was trailing in the beginning of the second one at which point my thoughts were pretty much on the Nalbandian-Hewitt match and how quickly I might be able to see the end of it.

I'm not saying it was a SIGNIFICANT factor on why he lost. But I think I recognize the urge to just get it over with, especially after two such tight sets. Sure, a professional athlete should be above such priority conflicts, but it's hard to distance yourself from something you are really enthusiastic about. And David doesn't strike me as the most committed of all tennis pros.

bailarina
07-03-2006, 02:03 PM
David doesn't strike me as the most committed of all tennis pros. Sounds like even if David won the match, you already have this opinion anyway.

joyk
07-04-2006, 07:15 AM
Bailarina is right we have been to hard on David,but we didn`t expect him to lose so easily.
And David doesn't strike me as the most committed of all tennis pros.
That`s true,I believe this is the reason why David hasn`t won a GS,some people say it`s the weight but he can play 5 sets without a problem so the few extra pounds don`t seam to bother him.

bailarina
07-04-2006, 02:09 PM
Like all of you guys, I'm also VERY disappointed that David lost. The Wimbledon draw is totally wide open. I can't believe Federer has yet another easy walk in the park to get another Grand Slam. There are hardly any seeded players and the ones left are inexperienced at grass, except for Hewitt. David's #3 ranking means he should be winning 3-5 tournaments per year, not in total. I think David's mental-vacations (whatever you call it) is actually making Federer look better than he actually is because David is not even there to make Federer fight in the semis.

Argh! I'm really bored by the one-horse race that is men's tennis nowadays.

donna karen
07-04-2006, 07:13 PM
:wavey:
I wanted David to min wimbledon so bad after the aussie open and French SF's.This was his big chance. :(
I sometimes seriously wish I had chosen less frustrating players to support: Lot's of talent but lack of committment. :confused:

justClaudia
07-04-2006, 09:16 PM
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Argh! I'm really bored by the one-horse race that is men's tennis nowadays.


That bores me as well. It's very annoying the Nadal/Federer domination, even though I like Nadal. I wish David could challenge them both more often.