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Does anyone here like watching tennis?

Demiloy
08-26-2009, 06:35 AM
Is it just me, or do the majority of the posters here not like watching tennis? Everyone is a mug, pusher, clown, etc. Every match is a terrible mugfest, and every loser choked away the win. I have to wonder why, if even Federer, Nadal, Murray can't go above the level of a mug, why posters here still bother to watch tennis.

Mimi
08-26-2009, 06:43 AM
:bigclap:

bokehlicious
08-26-2009, 06:47 AM
mug thread

JimmyV
08-26-2009, 06:54 AM
About 50% of the people on here don't watch tennis. Of the 50% that do, about 30% only watch the top players, and when they do it's only for a set or two. Of the 20% remaining users who actually watch tennis, about 10% of them can form coherent thoughts or use critical thinking.

It's like a monkey cage. You have a bunch of monkeys in one corner throwing feces at each other and fighting. In the other corner, you have a much smaller group picking fleas off each other. Then on the opposite side of the cage you have one or two monkeys banging rocks together trying to make fire and doing their best to stay as far away from all the other monkeys as possible.

leng jai
08-26-2009, 07:21 AM
Yeah, but only Tommy Haas DVDs.

FedFan_2007
08-26-2009, 07:42 AM
I agree Mug Thread.

Bobby
08-26-2009, 07:56 AM
Sadly enough, majority of the posters at MTF barely know tennis. A lot of them have started watching tennis only a few years ago. Big part of the posters post about 1000 messages a week, yet they only say stuff like mug, choke, moonballing and clown.

Also, it's obvious that many of the posters have actually never touched a tennis racquet or played a match in their life. It's sad to read threads where even some good discussions turn bad after only a couple of pages.

VolandriFan
08-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Very good thread.

I agree, so many unappreciative 'fans' with incredulously high standards. You have to wonder if they're ever actually satisfied by the sport they willingly spectate.

Bazooka
08-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Agreed.

But a word of warning: just because the "mug" and "pushing" words are overused here it doesn't mean they don't really happen. There're really bad matches sometimes.

GlennMirnyi
08-26-2009, 08:04 AM
:lol:

If there is people cheering Del Pony, they can't be watching his matches. :haha:

Goldenoldie
08-26-2009, 08:29 AM
I can't watch as much as I would like, because my wife has equal shares in the TV remote!:devil:

krystlel
08-26-2009, 08:43 AM
Yeah, you would think that people would be able to cut players more slack for getting tight/choking because it seems like a very normal thing to do. I mean, you don't even have to get that nervous or anything to play worse on a big point, all you have to do is lose concentration, think that you've done all the hard work, etc then it goes bad. Which is so easy to do when you get time in between points to think about things.

It's also pretty hard to be consistent on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis, and I sometimes think there are some overly high standards here. When a player isn't as good as they were when they went on that great run but still doing quite well, they act as if they're in a major slump. For example, Ferrer in the beginning of 2008 still did pretty well in the AO and leading up to the French. It just wasn't as good as the US Open and TMC 2007. It could be worse, you know. Sometimes seeing someone having a slump at the scale of Baghdatis' now (considered one of those players that had a lot of natural ability), seems to put it all in perspective. :o

Laba
08-26-2009, 08:49 AM
I don't like watching it, I love it. Started watching from when I was really young and then started playing too from back then so yeah, I agree with there being too many posters here that are too critical and such, especially considering their simply 'armchair experts'.

CmonAussie
08-26-2009, 09:05 AM
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how could anyone like watching tennis>> its obviously only for fanboys & fangirls [hehe]:)

VolandriFan
08-26-2009, 09:06 AM
:lol:

If there is people cheering Del Pony, they can't be watching his matches. :haha:

This thread is dedicated to you, so I'd keep quiet. ;)

ShotmaKer
08-26-2009, 09:56 AM
I can't watch as much as I would like, because my wife has equal shares in the TV remote!:devil:

lol


as for the thread itself, lol.

HattonWBA
08-26-2009, 10:10 AM
I agree that way too many posters critisise players, but in one sense that does reflect them enjoy watching tennis but sharing there opinions on players, i dont see the point in calling guys pushers etc peronally and i dont do that, but everyone is different, it does not mean they dislike watching tennis in my opinion. Good thread though.

ballbasher101
08-26-2009, 10:19 AM
I used to play tennis but I was so bad that I was kicked out so now I just watch those who have got the talent. Truth be told there are some players that are mighty boring to watch. Come on guys who would want to watch Dr Ivo or Monfils play.

vamosinator
08-26-2009, 10:52 AM
The only matches I can be sure I will like is Nadal v Federer as I know for certain that Nadal will win every time. Occasionally there is a surprise like when Nadal (according to his own assessment) was suffering from tendinitis in Madrid, but if I could pick Nadal's opponent for every match I'd choose for him to play Federer 10 out of 10 times as it guarantees a Nadal win.

krystlel
08-26-2009, 10:56 AM
I used to play tennis but I was so bad that I was kicked out so now I just watch those who have got the talent. Truth be told there are some players that are mighty boring to watch. Come on guys who would want to watch Dr Ivo or Monfils play.
How can you get kicked out of playing tennis?

ballbasher101
08-26-2009, 11:02 AM
How can you get kicked out of playing tennis?

It was at school, my confidence was shot that I have not picked a racket for years.

Ivanatis
08-26-2009, 11:03 AM
Tennis? It's all about porn.

lazybear
08-26-2009, 11:04 AM
It's a tennis forum. I think there is a very high probability that somebody around here might like it.

feuselino
08-26-2009, 11:04 AM
One thing's for sure: As far as the ACC on MTF is concerned, this is not a mug era at all - its contenders just get stronger and stronger.

krystlel
08-26-2009, 11:29 AM
It was at school, my confidence was shot that I have not picked a racket for years.
I figured it would be at a school since sometimes you have to make a certain cutoff to be able to join the school team. Depending on how it is, and here it is very different for public and private schools. I was in a public school so it wasn't competitive.

Whereas for a club, basically you can play at any level and if you're not good enough, you just drop down a grade the next season. That's how it's been for me. Though it gets really bad for the confidence if you keep dropping down and still lose. :o

Certinfy
08-26-2009, 11:32 AM
Good thread.

And i personally love watching tennis. :)

Dini
08-26-2009, 11:34 AM
Sometimes I wonder that myself.

Some people really need to stop being grumpy and deal with it.

Certinfy
08-26-2009, 11:35 AM
OMG ur sig Nadine :haha: What a legend Jose really is :worship:

Lebeuf
08-26-2009, 11:38 AM
The reason I registered on this forum is because I wanted to discuss Tennis to learn a lot more than I know , i'm not clueless and I know a lot about tennis but im not an expert neither.Well finally you really have to search for the good poster , exactly like on the hockey forum I go to , theres a bunch of clowns that dont know shit and cant make an unbias post to save their life.

VolandriFan
08-26-2009, 11:43 AM
I figured it would be at a school since sometimes you have to make a certain cutoff to be able to join the school team. Depending on how it is, and here it is very different for public and private schools. I was in a public school so it wasn't competitive.

Whereas for a club, basically you can play at any level and if you're not good enough, you just drop down a grade the next season. That's how it's been for me. Though it gets really bad for the confidence if you keep dropping down and still lose. :o

I was in a similar situation wherein they would move me up a section each new season even though I wasn't doing great. It's a circular trend really; losing confidence, playing worse, losing consistently, becoming a loser. :mad:

kinski76
08-26-2009, 11:48 AM
When there's nothing better on, like darts or arm wrestling :shrug:

krystlel
08-26-2009, 12:19 PM
I was in a similar situation wherein they would move me up a section each new season even though I wasn't doing great. It's a circular trend really; losing confidence, playing worse, losing consistently, becoming a loser. :mad:
Yes, the first time it happened to me was when I quit tennis, though I started playing again the next year and I was fine again after having a break, and not expecting as much anymore. It's been a long time since then though and I've had more ups and downs since then. It's the whole feeling of not being able to play as good as you used to which is the worst part. I think playing against a level too high, you really get barely any practice at all with the aggressive part of the game, getting far less short balls in general and fewer balls down the centre of the court. That's the biggest problem, then when you get those easy shots again, it's hard to remember how to hit them. :o

chenx15
08-26-2009, 12:28 PM
About 50% of the people on here don't watch tennis. Of the 50% that do, about 30% only watch the top players, and when they do it's only for a set or two. Of the 20% remaining users who actually watch tennis, about 10% of them can form coherent thoughts or use critical thinking.

It's like a monkey cage. You have a bunch of monkeys in one corner throwing feces at each other and fighting. In the other corner, you have a much smaller group picking fleas off each other. Then on the opposite side of the cage you have one or two monkeys banging rocks together trying to make fire and doing their best to stay as far away from all the other monkeys as possible.

i really like it when you post... you should post more often!:worship: specially when rafawon09usopen is posting.

maratsmaiden
08-26-2009, 02:19 PM
Good thread :yeah:

I watch tennis quite a bit. I watched it as a youngster because my brother was really into it, so, I enjoyed it too... growing up, didn't pay much attention. A few years ago, I picked up a racquet and haven't put it down since, thus, I've gotten very into the sport.

I do find some of the posts here seem to be from people that have never picked up a racquet, therefore have no idea what match play really feels like, let alone on a stage as big as these guys play. I would also say that many people here have never watched the pros play live, and have no clue the level at which these guys play - how much spin is on the ball, how fast and accurate they hit, their movement/fitness levels, etc. It's truly amazing to sit behind one of these guys and watch them practice, never mind the dynamics of an actual match, once the mind games begin.

I personally just try to ignore the biased posts (people that can only say good things about those they support and can't ever just appreciate the play of the others on the ATP). While it's natural for us all to root for someone (I obviously have my favorite ;)), I favor the smart discussions that lead to actual insight of the game & players, and look to gain insight from posters that seem to truly understand, appreciate, love and continuously learn about tennis.

Har-Tru
08-26-2009, 02:22 PM
I once tried to watch a match but porn was more interesting.

Har-Tru
08-26-2009, 02:22 PM
Tennis? It's all about porn.

damnit, you stole my line! :lol:

Johnny Ice
08-26-2009, 02:25 PM
im not an expert neither.

apparently not :haha:

jcempire
08-26-2009, 02:35 PM
I can't watch as much as I would like, because my wife has equal shares in the TV remote!:devil:

:haha:
:haha:

you right

Saya-nee-sama
08-26-2009, 02:38 PM
The only matches I can be sure I will like is Nadal v Federer as I know for certain that Nadal will win every time. Occasionally there is a surprise like when Nadal (according to his own assessment) was suffering from tendinitis in Madrid, but if I could pick Nadal's opponent for every match I'd choose for him to play Federer 10 out of 10 times as it guarantees a Nadal win.


You , you're really something! I wonder how old you are...
I have nothing against rafa, on the contrary i like him a lot. but i hope he doesn't win the USopen this year. just so you won't be able to show up here anymore.


On dirait un gamin. grandis un peu.

Acer
08-26-2009, 03:03 PM
About 50% of the people on here don't watch tennis. Of the 50% that do, about 30% only watch the top players, and when they do it's only for a set or two. Of the 20% remaining users who actually watch tennis, about 10% of them can form coherent thoughts or use critical thinking.

It's like a monkey cage. You have a bunch of monkeys in one corner throwing feces at each other and fighting. In the other corner, you have a much smaller group picking fleas off each other. Then on the opposite side of the cage you have one or two monkeys banging rocks together trying to make fire and doing their best to stay as far away from all the other monkeys as possible.

MTF summed up in one post.

star
08-26-2009, 03:09 PM
About 50% of the people on here don't watch tennis. Of the 50% that do, about 30% only watch the top players, and when they do it's only for a set or two. Of the 20% remaining users who actually watch tennis, about 10% of them can form coherent thoughts or use critical thinking.

It's like a monkey cage. You have a bunch of monkeys in one corner throwing feces at each other and fighting. In the other corner, you have a much smaller group picking fleas off each other. Then on the opposite side of the cage you have one or two monkeys banging rocks together trying to make fire and doing their best to stay as far away from all the other monkeys as possible.

Excellent stats! Voo worthy. :worship:

Very good thread.

I agree, so many unappreciative 'fans' with incredulously high standards. You have to wonder if they're ever actually satisfied by the sport they willingly spectate.

I think people really should make an effort to see matches in person. It gives respect for players at all levels. Most players at a Masters tournament are so good that you just can't imagine ever doing the things they do with ease. Even a top 50 player is extremely good. TV flattens it all out. It makes distances seem shorter and the effort of the players less extreme.

Agreed.

But a word of warning: just because the "mug" and "pushing" words are overused here it doesn't mean they don't really happen. There're really bad matches sometimes.

Yes, of course. But not as many as posters here seem to think.

The only matches I can be sure I will like is Nadal v Federer as I know for certain that Nadal will win every time. Occasionally there is a surprise like when Nadal (according to his own assessment) was suffering from tendinitis in Madrid, but if I could pick Nadal's opponent for every match I'd choose for him to play Federer 10 out of 10 times as it guarantees a Nadal win.

This thread was made for your ilk.

mandeep
08-26-2009, 03:42 PM
I mostly watch the grand slams, that is all that is covered on tv in canada. I do wish there was better discussions here, most threads here end up leading to the same thing after a couple of thoughtful posts... 1. Mug Era, 2. Roger is GOAT, 3. Nadal owns Roger, 4. Losing player choked, 5. Current brand of tennis is boring

reggie1
08-26-2009, 03:48 PM
I watch as much tennis as possible but I have the same problem as Golden Oldie, my husband is slowly being converted but as for my kids, forget it! Although, they will sit spellbound through Tsonga's matches and nobody elses for some unfathomable reason! :lol: I played tennis until I was 15 (I was always crap though) but it didn't stop me loving the game and anything to do with it. (I was first captivated by Johnny Mac as a child in the late 70's, the tantrums and the hair just fascinated me). I find with MTF, some posters are really great and you can genuinely learn something from them, such as Puschkin or Scoobs, others though, aren't happy unless they're throwing sexual insults at each other or making jokes about who their Mother must have had sex with. Can be funny at first but after a while it just gets tiresome and you have to load pages of utter nonsense to get to the more interesting stuff. I am always interested in others points of view regarding players and matches but as soon as the word "tard" is used, I just switch off.

mandeep
08-26-2009, 03:52 PM
I watch as much tennis as possible but I have the same problem as Golden Oldie, my husband is slowly being converted but as for my kids, forget it! Although, they will sit spellbound through Tsonga's matches and nobody elses for some unfathomable reason! :lol: I played tennis until I was 15 (I was always crap though) but it didn't stop me loving the game and anything to do with it. (I was first captivated by Johnny Mac as a child in the late 70's, the tantrums and the hair just fascinated me). I find with MTF, some posters are really great and you can genuinely learn something from them, such as Puschkin or Scoobs, others though, aren't happy unless they're throwing sexual insults at each other or making jokes about who their Mother must have had sex with. Can be funny at first but after a while it just gets tiresome and you have to load pages of utter nonsense to get to the more interesting stuff. I am always interested in others points of view regarding players and matches but as soon as the word "tard" is used, I just switch off.

go away tennistard :)

reggie1
08-26-2009, 04:12 PM
go away tennistard :) Right back at ya Mug! :lol: On this occasion I shall refrain from calling you a pusher though, I'll save that for next time :lol:

andylovesaustin
08-26-2009, 06:11 PM
I play more tennis that I watch,actually! I try to follow the grand slams at least.

I used to watch a lot of tennis when more tournaments were on USA and the major networks. ESPN used to cover more matches, too, and I remember HBO having some matches. I don't subscribe to the tennis channel, so I follow them online when I can.