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Old 10-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #1411
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On a tennis court, there are two archetypes of angry players.

The first category, the Ragers, tend to give credence to the maxim “actions speak louder than words.” In this case, their actions tend to revolve around racquet-smashing and other types of violent property destruction. Marat Safin is the prototypical Rager. The anger is always internally directed and hard to verbalize, so the Rager resorts to yelling in tongues and throwing things against hard surfaces. On a bad day, I’m a Rager. I’ve broken my share of racquets since I started playing.

The second category is Whiners. Instead of directing their anger inwards, Whiners direct their negative energy toward those around them – opponents, line judges, umpires; even fans. John McEnroe is probably the most famous Whiner who’s ever played the game. His trademark tirades are poetic even in the heat of the moment. While the Rager makes his point using brute force, the Whiner often operates with emotional sophistication and a dose of prickliness. At his worst, the Rager is liable to blast the ball ten feet out on purpose; Whiners will instead choose to hand the match over with a succession of ill-timed drop shots or simply by walking off the court and throwing his tennis bag into the crowd.
Snoo Foo told a story about two club players. She had stuck around to cheer on her friend who was an older guy and clearly outclassed by his young opponent. She and a couple of others wanted to support him knowing he would lose. But the old guy kept hanging in the points and kept bothering his young opponent with his steadiness and refusal to go away even when he was behind and losing. The young guys agitation kept growing and growing until finally he broke his racquet and sprayed e She aquipment around the court and grabbed his bag and left. LEFT THE COURT! Even though he was winning. He couldn't take it. She was flabbergasted.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #1412
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Nina's fine. Sure she's aggressive in her defense of Nole, but I think the reason she gets grief is because she is a woman. Most of the men who post on GM are 10 times worse than she is. She rarely takes pot shots at other posters and doesn't engage in name calling of other players as to 8 out of 10 GM posters. If she were a man, she'd be considered an average poster who supports her favorite, but because she's a woman, people discount her knowledge and dismiss her as a "fangirl."

Sorry. I didn't mean to get into this, but I think Nina takes a lot of undeserved grief on this board. And I think the reason is that posters here think she doesn't "keep to her place" as befits a woman posting on MTF.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:44 PM   #1414
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:14 AM   #1415
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I will go back and catch up. But first... I noticed some flirting on the Twitter today between someone here and Canadian junior.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:34 AM   #1416
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Well, you found out that he doesn't have a girlfriend.

When did Novak and Jelena start dating? Quite early on, no?
Very early on... 2005 ish? 2006? I know around 2006 Jelena sent me a message online once Nole had a profile on an old social networking site... hi5 I think it was called. So I made a profile and friended him and he accepted it and then Jelena sent me a message and it was just like, "Oh you know Nole? Do you play tennis too?" and then I just responded like, "No, but I write for his website blah blah" since back then I did so yeah it must have been 2006 when I got that message from her so they were def together then

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My favourite player is Stebe, though, and he's won about three matches all year!
STEBE?! One of those 3 matches was against my VIKTOR. And I was there

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If I was on a train, with limited internet access, so I could only follow the scoreboard. The first players I would look for would be my favourites. So Goffin, Stebe, Bedene, Žemlja, Seppi, Fognini, Simon, Granollers, Berankis etc. The list could go on for quite a while. The likes of Federer and Nalbandian who I like to watch play, wouldn't be near the top.
Hmmm Simon and Berankis? You can stay

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I've been here only a week, but now I've posted in this thread as many times as Lee.

Totally addicted.
As you should be We've always known we're a pretty awesome forum

Okay, that's all
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #1417
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:12 AM   #1418
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Snoo Foo told a story about two club players. She had stuck around to cheer on her friend who was an older guy and clearly outclassed by his young opponent. She and a couple of others wanted to support him knowing he would lose. But the old guy kept hanging in the points and kept bothering his young opponent with his steadiness and refusal to go away even when he was behind and losing. The young guys agitation kept growing and growing until finally he broke his racquet and sprayed e She aquipment around the court and grabbed his bag and left. LEFT THE COURT! Even though he was winning. He couldn't take it. She was flabbergasted.


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Nina's fine. Sure she's aggressive in her defense of Nole, but I think the reason she gets grief is because she is a woman. Most of the men who post on GM are 10 times worse than she is. She rarely takes pot shots at other posters and doesn't engage in name calling of other players as to 8 out of 10 GM posters. If she were a man, she'd be considered an average poster who supports her favorite, but because she's a woman, people discount her knowledge and dismiss her as a "fangirl."

Sorry. I didn't mean to get into this, but I think Nina takes a lot of undeserved grief on this board. And I think the reason is that posters here think she doesn't "keep to her place" as befits a woman posting on MTF.

Exactly! Posters she takes pot shots at are the ones constantly harass her in the first place and I have never seen her bad mouthing other players.
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It's obviously not Nina andy flirting is great.

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Ragers vs Whiners Makes sense!

That club player, how old was he? The younger one? I am.guessing in.his twenties, no? Just too much testosterone
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It's obviously not Nina andy flirting is great.

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All this discussion is academic as we all know who is going to be the winner of the ACC!
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Well I don't! Who is?
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Yours truly!
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Hewitt =Legend?



don't be silly, I thought Ypu were serious. ACC is a stupid contest anyway. I only noticed its existence laranjinha year, after almost 4 years of membership.
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Why would it be Hewitt =Legend, when I said 'yours truly'?!

No, I'm deadly serious. I'm aiming to go all the way in ACC. Just wait for my clowning spree which will commence shortly!
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