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The French & Wimbledon

tennisrocks123
02-04-2007, 03:58 AM
Those slams are formal and say... Miss or Mrs during women's matches. Why don't they say "game Mr. Federer." for example?? Is it right?

Boris Franz Ecker
02-04-2007, 09:26 AM
They call Davenport Miss Davenport.

Men need no attribute.

Jimnik
02-04-2007, 09:49 AM
When they issue warnings in men's matches, they say:

"Code Violation - Racket Abuse - Warning Mr. Federer"

I'm not sure how this custom started.

jazar
02-04-2007, 09:53 AM
its just politeness

scoobs
02-04-2007, 10:46 AM
I think they dropped the "Miss" at Wimbledon a couple of years ago, to be honest.

aramis
02-04-2007, 04:33 PM
I thought they do say Mr. so and so.

TheBoiledEgg
02-04-2007, 04:59 PM
When they issue warnings in men's matches, they say:

"Code Violation - Racket Abuse - Warning Mr. Federer"

I'm not sure how this custom started.

i think when Nastase got a C.V
umpire said C.V Nastase

Nastase went up to the chair and said you call me "Mr Nastase" :lol:

tennisrocks123
02-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Well.. during challenges, they announce.. "Mr. Federer is challenging____"

But you never hear, "game, Mr. Federer" or "Jeux, Monsieur Blake"

R.Federer
02-04-2007, 09:18 PM
Well.. during challenges, they announce.. "Mr. Federer is challenging____"

But you never hear, "game, Mr. Federer" or "Jeux, Monsieur Blake"

In one, they are addressing the person. In the other (the result) they are announcing about a person. So to me this makes reasonable sense.

With regards to the Miss and Mrs, I guess it's mainly an accident of history, since in the early years there were plenty of Mrs.es playing at Wimbledon, a country club where you politely addressed a Mrs as such, and distinguished that person from an unmarried Miss. (Just a guess I have no idea)

joeb_uk
02-08-2007, 04:29 PM
Next thing they will be doing is "sir roger" :eek: knowing those toffs.