If you blame Azarenka, You need to blame Rafa as well

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  1. mariecon

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    So now MTOs are illegal? Says who? You? :lol:
     
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    Ummmm.

    What?

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    This really shows the poster's credibility. No need to respond to this guy.
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You can say the same about pretty much half of the posters in this section. There's a lot of stupid here, and this thread (and veroniquem). Posting about something based on personal preferences while ignoring the facts. Let me steer you in the right direction:

    I'm going to make a claim now, and I will also back it up with the evidence.

    Claim: Veroniquem should be ignored.
    Evidence: This entire thread.
     
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  5. Vrad

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    This was a complete misinterpretation of her post match interview (admittedly, I misinterpreted it in the beginning too). When she said choking, she meant choking literally, as in not being able to breathe, while everyone assumed she was talking about choking the game.
     
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  6. Vrad

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    It doesn't matter if she got a concussion or not. The bottom line is that it would be border line insane for her (or anyone else in her position) to NOT take an MTO to determine whether she had a concussion or not. Fortunately she didn't. But we only knew that thanks to the MTO. If she hadn't taken an MTO to find out, and had played through a concussion, the consequences could have been terrible.
     
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  7. veroniquem

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    Sure, I'm not the one claiming there is anything wrong with MTOs. Quite the opposite. I'm saying players have to take them in stride (both the player getting the MTO and the opponent) and an MTO is never an excuse for losing the match. The reason for the MTO is completely irrelevant to that simple fact.
     
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  8. mariecon

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    no I'm pretty sure she meant choking away the game. She called it "almost the choke of the year". That's not talking about literally choking.



    This is poor quality but you can watch the interview here.

    http://youtu.be/eUbWztL4ozQ
     
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  9. bkpr

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    Maybe this is the point? What official would call out a phoney MTO? can you imagine the backlash by the player, the coach, the managers, sponsors etc? Especially if it had been the 'first' MTO to be denied or somehow punished. The forums would simply shift the argument to player A's injury was worse/better/more deserving than player B's.

    Basically I see it like this: the rule is there to be used and abused. I don't agree with players abusing it, because I know the real reason it's there, but it's near impossible to police. The time-between-points rule has a black/white determining factor in the timer, an MTO, not so much. The opponent must simply deal with it, and rise above it.
     
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  10. single_handed_champion

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    No, she was overwhelmed with tension against a teenager who was not any reasonable threat to her. This as the no. 1 (ranked) player in the world, panicking because she knew this was a godsend to her that Serena was out.

    And she admitted it was the choke of the year LOL.
     
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