Crowd sounds brutal at RG

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  1. Matheson

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    Watching the Waw vs Tso match and felt sorry for Wawrinka. Is this what tennis audience is usually like or is it just the French people?
     
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    The French CAN be brutal, but I think they were fair enough yesterday. Of course they were supporting Jo but they weren't being obnoxious to Jo, unless I missed something?
     
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    Remind them that wawrinka is french speaking swiss :)
     
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    I'e never seen a french player at RG for a while, oddly, but during the matches I have seen the crowd have been quite well-behaved. Wimbledon is nosier IMO, and the Aus Open is a decibelic cataclysm.
     
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    when Mathieu lost to granollers, the french crowed litterally booed the spaniard. Shame on them...
    Actually the french crowd isnt brutal, it's just that the french in general are known for the "cocorico" attitude, they're actually very chauvinistic.
    They think they have the best food, the best fashion designs and designers, best architects, most beautiful cities, etc.
    only chinese tourists buy that bull***t imo
    Arrogance is an attitude...
     
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  6. Russeljones

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    They are notoriously ill-mannered.
     
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    I don't know all this but i kinda like when whole stadium starts booing ;)
     
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    berdych seems to try to get there on purpose sometimes :D
     
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  9. srinrajesh

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    definitely one of the most annoying crowds in the world.. support is one thing and being unsporting and booing is another especially t seems towards the spaniards
     
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    oh poor poor things... they are such big examples of sportsmanlike conduct....
     
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    Seppi vs Wawrinka in Rome was much worse. All that booing really pissed off Wawrinka, till the point where he was taunting the crowd at one stage.
     
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    At least the French are knowledgeable tennis fans and yes very vocal and they know it and could give a rat's derriere if you don't like it.The Spaniards however are tacky, loud and try to sell themselves as classy and people don't know any better buy it.
     
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    french will be french
     
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    RG crowd is brutal....Compared to what? Wimby ..?
     
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    You mean, like Vamos-ing the UE of the opponents as opposed to celebrating your own winners?
     
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  16. syke

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    Obviously you guys haven't been to an English Premier League match.
     
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    word. try having sh*t thrown at you at a futbol (soccer) match. or trying to avoid brawls.

    the rg crowd may boo a little, or whistle. but they've been very restrained this year in the matches i've seen.
     
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    Too many years seeing spaniards devastating and humillating their sportmen in so many sports... especially in their Tour de France and Roland Garros.
     
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    ^this post has the aproval of Eufemiano Fuentes
     
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    (1) No contest there, France wins hands down.

    (2) Depends. Italy is still regarded as the best for shoes and men's suits. You may have a point for women fashion, though (not that I'm an expert on the subject).

    (3) Duh?

    (4) I would say most beautiful *capital* city, and foreigners generally tend to have the same view. Not sure I share it totally, but there aren't that many other capitals in the world that compare favorably to Paris. Prague comes to mind, though, and I'm pretty sure I could find at least a couple of others if I really thought about it. Other cities in France? No way.

    Oh, and by Chinese tourists, I guess you meant *Japanese* tourists... ;)
     
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    As the french players get knocked out, it becomes completed one-sided in favour of Federer.
     
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    I think that in that case you're wrong.

    Wawa was pissed off with the crowd supporting their home boy, so I think that he went wrong (that cost his psychological game) by taunting the crowd.
     
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    I generally disagree with your points; then again pretty much all of this is a matter of taste...

    1) Food: I don't remember who told me this, but I do remember someone summing it up for me a while back "French cuisine places a heavy emphasis on the chefs, while Italian cuisine puts the emphasis on the food itself." A generalisation of course, but my experience has been that French food lives up to expectations when you're prepared to pay a fair bit for it. Not so for Italian food. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying French food is bad, I'm saying Italian food is just better (especially on the low end of the price spectrum). In the desserts/pastries department however, the French wins; no contest. 50-50 on this one, I'd say.

    2) Fashion: I do believe the French have the upper hand for women's cosmetics and bags primarily, the Italians for clothes/shoes. 50-50 again on this one, I'd say.

    3) Architects: Not too sure on this department. As for architecture, I find London, Prague, Berlin and Rome are superior. This is partly (or mainly on second thought) because I don't find the two signature buildings of Paris attractive at all. I find the Eiffel Tower downright ugly, and the Arc de Triomphe an uglier, but larger copy of the Arch of Titus, which I think is still uglier than the arches of Constantine and Septimius Severus.

    4) Cities: I find Paris' beauty overrated; I feel as though people proclaim it to be the most beautiful for fear of being labelled a heretic to suggest otherwise. It's got great city planning, and it's most evident when looking down from the top of the Eiffel tower, but Prague I think is far more beautiful. Not getting bombed for most of WWII probably has a lot to do with it. Me though, I think Rome is the most beautiful (the older parts of it, anyway).

    Nope, I think Chinese tourists would be correct, if my experiences living in Hong Kong are of any value.
     
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    guys... fashion trends these days have long shifted the gravity center from Milan\Paris to many other places.

    Japan and Belgian designers are the hype among hipsters this day and age!
     
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    Umm, you obviously haven't been to Saville Row or Northampton! When it comes to Suits and Mens shoes, nobody does it better than we do!!!

    Oh, loving the xenophobia in this thread!

    cheers
     
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    You *are* right about this--told you I wasn't a fashion expert by far. Sorry. :oops:

    And the long post I just wrote for phnx90 got deleted before I could send it, lovely... :-?
     
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    no xenophobia here whatsoever..
     
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    Crowds ? What crowds ? We ain't got no crowds and we don't need no crowds.

    On a serious note, i recall yesterday that the crowd were cheering Stan's unforced errors a few times but ol' Jo made a gesture with his hand so they stopped. Gonna wait and see today whats gonna happen when their boy gets whipped.
     
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    The French just booed Murray for beating their Reeeshard. :rolleyes:

    Yes, they are as ugly as their official RG posters. :lol:

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    at least they can tell a doper by their flag!
     
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    I don't think the French crowd realised today that behaving like twits actually fuels a player like Murray. He loves being up against a bad crowd.

    As soon as they started getting funny, Andy started obliterating Gasquet.
     
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    The crowd in Rome threw coins at Borg when he was playing the final against Adriano Pannata one year. The French don't do that.
     
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    Keep it up guys, very classy.
     
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    thanks for the compliment mr. Moral Police... next time i have life altering experience i will come to you in search for advice on how to cope with adversity. meanwhile, mind your own if the subject doesnt appeal you!
     
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    Why should I mind my own when you guys air your dirty laundry in public. My moral policing is not any more annoying than any of the trash talking.
     
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    Which crowd is fairer of the one at Flushing and the one at RG?
     
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    krag don't mind Gorecki he is convinced he can order people around on an internet forum, a conviction no doubt aided by his firm belief that whatever he says to anyone is his own business. Perhaps offline he talks to himself.
     
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    I was in Daintree Rainforest National Park wildlife lodge/resort 7 years ago, and accidentally it was Bastille day. I was doing a night wildlife tour. A group of French tourists arrived at night and they start yelling, screaming very loudly, all night long. The resort's manager promptly asked them to leave. :rolleyes:
     
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    I find Paris smells of doggy poo and pisss as well. The traffic is terrible.. hate it.
     
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    Giraffe Fun Fact #1 : Giraffes use their markings to camouflage themselves among trees. Like human fingerprints, each giraffe marking is like no other one.
     
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    Nope definitely Chinese tourists... They make Japanese tourists look like backpackers on holiday...

    These bloody Chinese tourists are filthy rich, jacking up prices everywhere they go. Bloody locusts I tell you.
     
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    Yep, here in Hong Kong, summer sales have gone out of fashion because mainland Chinese tourists buy Hermes Birkin bags with cash up front, at full price. Property prices have gone up ridiculous amounts now, so everyone lives with their parents.

    I'm not kidding.

    Back to OP: yeah, the crowd sound like hooligans, booing everyone who beats their players. To think they say the French are the classiest people in Europe. <rolls eyes>
     
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    Hear hear... The sight of them squatting in queue at the doorsteps LV, Hermes, Gucci & Lanvin is just.... I dunno...:confused:
     
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    Look at the way they supported Tsonga today..its amazing Nole still managed to win...
     
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    French crowd? What French crowd?

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    I find the French crowd to be very fun.

    If you're not a French player and you've got them cheering for you, you've undoubtedly earned their respect.

    Don't know why everyone is making a big deal about the Gasquet,Wawrinka and Djoko matches.

    They are rooting for their home guy. Completely understandable.

    Wimbledon will be a classy crowd because that's just the environment and tradition of that place. The Australian has the Davis Cup/International feeling to it, the US Open crowds the last few years are usually boring and only get up after a long point. There's more noise from the airplanes flying over center court, than some of the energy and noise the crowd produces in Arthur Ashe.

    French know their tennis, and aside from all the boo'ing Murray because he beat Gasquet, there were plenty cheering for Murray because of the clinic he was putting on with his forehand AND backhand.

    Roger's been an adopted son of Roland Garros for years before 2009 because they love his style, elegance, and beauty of his game. When he won in 2009, they cheered as loud just as if one of their own had won the trophy. I'd imagine with all the Frenchmen out, that they will root even LOUDER for Roger now like they did last year's semi against Nole.
     
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    One thing I didn't like is that many of them left after Djokovic won the 4th. Way to support your guy frenchies.
     
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    McEnroe and Robinson said a lot of them were making their way back to their seats after the 2nd game in the 5th. Maybe the went to pp? :twisted:
     
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