JCap = not a nice person

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  1. NoBadMojo

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    Listened to a bit of the interview of Tubby JCap where in one breathe she said Myskina was being a pusher and in the next saying how fast the conditions were. How about Myskina was way better than her. She want pushing, and even if she was, tubbyCap needs to handle it. That's what I dont like about many of the women..it i always them making excuses or saying they didnt play well, rather than just admiting they lost because the other person was better that day. I guess some of the men do that too...never giving theor opponent credit. Like Serena said she didnt play like a professonal. What lack of class. Also, everyone I spoke with that had interation w. JCap here at the Bausch and Lomb said she was pretty obnoxious. Her fellow pro's dont wish to be around her, and snicker about her tacky clothes and makeup and stuff. bah. Ed
     
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  2. dander

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    maybe myskina's balls were slow through the air and the fast conditions actually sped them up, thus confusing j-crap
     
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  3. Aonex

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    Hey, Ed. Nice to see you back. I heard the same comments coming from Venus after she lost to Anastasia. Basically saying how she beat herself and that Myskina didn't have the kind of game that could hurt her. Now, this all may be true... but the fact that she lost, at the very least the other player was more consistent... would it kill them to concede that and perhaps be a little more gracious in defeat?
     
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    J-CRAP is a tool, rather dimwitted and a cliche machine when being interviwed about matches.
     
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  5. AAAA

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    I watched the match and Capriati didn't play well or move quickly. Myskina did actually hit the ball quite fast and played much better than her opponent. The result was totally unexpected. For the first time since the days of Graf-Seles I'm looking forward to a women's slam final.
     
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    I was recently making a comment to my wife about this sort of thing. I tend to try and pick up (watch/read) all of the post-match interviews which I think tend to capture the player's most raw personalities (especially if they just lost). I noticed that most of the comments made by female tour players are NEVER complimentary of the other player. I originally thought this was only the case with the Williams sisters (as they get the most publicity), but it's true for many others. My wife told me that this is just a "woman" thing - that women don't tend to compliment other women that much and that it's not exclusive to women's tennis. I suppose this could be true, but it makes me dislike the women's game much more. I think this is a case of "it's sad but true."
     
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  7. Aonex

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    Well, another post match interview I saw was of Sharapova after she lost to Suarez. She was very complimentary, saying how she played awful, while Suarez was the better player that day and also commenting on Suarez's consistency. Although that may just be cause she's still young and doesn't want to upset the veteran players.
     
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    I think the real answer is that Sharapova is really a man. I am on to you Sharapova!
     
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  9. Ballmachine

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    For many, many years, I have been asking the same question: "Why would anyone root for Jennifer Capriati?" She is a self-centered, spoiled brat that displays poor sportsmanship and an inability to articulate a single thought. People were happy when Jennifer made her comeback and won a few GrandSlams. Why? Everything that Jennifer has been through, has resulted from her own doing, and the doing of her own family. She doesn't deserve any sympathy whatsoever. She doesn't know what a real problem is. I find her whole career pathetic.

    This "lady" never gives credit to her opponent, curses and acts like a complete moron on the court, and says "ya know" at least 20 times per sentence.

    There is not one redeeming quality that she posses either as a person or a professional. I root for any opponent that she plays, and I was extremely happy that Myskina destroyed her today.
     
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  10. TwistServe

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    Hingis needs to come back and dominate these girls
     
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  11. dander

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    man, that's just what I was thinking!

    with the williamses both in unmistakable decline (their rankings keep sinking as their "comeback" progresses, I promise that Martina's watching all of this with at least a little bit of temptation
     
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    Well all you haters should be happy, no Williams sisters, no Capriati. You now get to see a Dementieva-Myskina final. How compelling. What is the lowest rated FO final ever? You'll find out Saturday. Possibly a new record Sunday with Coria-Nalbandian.
     
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  13. Aonex

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    So be it. At least for those of us who like watching good tennis, we'll get to see two amazing finals matches! Even ESPN/NBC can't screw this up.
     
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    Actually it could be quite a good final if they forget they came from the same club and just play tennis.

    As for JenCap, maybe she played badly today so as not to have to deal with the pressure of the final...

    Myskina is an amazing player, incredibly quick and light on her feet and with superb g-stroking technique. I saw her play Emmanuelle Gagliardi, very cute Italian player, at IW a few years ago. Anastasia won the first set and lost the match. Gagliardi made the semis - what happened to her?
     
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  15. mileslong

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    prepare yourself guys, the poster "very large duck" will be here shortly to brand you a racist with no class because you called jcap, tubby, dimwitted and classless. or does that only work with black players? i forget...
     
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  16. Robbiser

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    I saw J.Cap at the tournament in Hilton Head years ago. It was her birthday so they had a cake after her losing match. She actied like a brat with a bad dye job. Never cared much for her anyway.
     
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  17. Kevin Patrick

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    When Capriati turned pro in 1990 at the age of 13, Chris Evert had just retired a few months earlier. Capriati was supposed to take her place as "America's Sweetheart"
    Tennis was still fairly popular, both as a recreational sport and as a specatator sport. The media coverage of Jen was huge, she was a household name before she ever struck a ball on tour. She was extremely marketable and charming - a child who was always smiling, clearly having a ball. Though that was a lifetime ago, Capriati will always be a huge favorite among the average fan who still thinks of her as that bubbling teenager.
     
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  18. NoBadMojo

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    from what i saw, the only people that are fans of hers are girls in their teens who flocked to her. maybe they think she is cool because she used to or maybe still does smoke doobies or whatever it is that endears little girls. everyone else kind of just ignored her, especially her fellow pros. i suppose americans that know her name, but not tennis may be a fan. she does have good strokes and a powerful game and great footwork for a fato ;) that was then and this is now. IMO she's kind of the opposite of Agassi re her bahaviour and development as a person. she went into the dumper and Agassi matured. ed
     
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  19. tykrum

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    I second all the comments said so far about J-Cap being annoying, a spoiled brat, and just a plain old ****** at times. My favorite line I have ever read in a tennis related article came from an espn.com article on Sharapova. They quoted Sharapova on something and finished the line by saying "said Sharapova, who speaks English better than say, Jennifer Capriati."
     
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  20. Brad Smith

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    The Capriati-Williams match was a terrible match that Capriati won by making fewer unforced errors. It was ugly, uninspired tennis and it was a shame that someone had to *win*. Compare that to the Graf-Seles final from the early 90's that went to something like 12-10 in the third. That was a great match with both players hitting great shots one after another and it was a shame someone had to *lose*.

    Capriati came out today and she tried to be the pusher again. Maybe she was hoping Myskina would be nervous and just give her the match. Myskina was steady when she needed to be, but she was certainly not the pusher on court. Myskina won by hitting deeper and closer to the lines and by eating up Capriati's second serve.

    I can't comment on what Capriati is like off court, and I give her the benefit of the doubt in terms of personality and education because of the way she was pushed into adulthood long before she was ready. What I can comment on is her tennis. Like the Williams sisters, she plays uninspired tennis that consists of little more than hitting the ball as hard as possible every shot. She's been playing tennis professionally for 15 years and she still hasn't added any nuance to her game and her second serve is terrible.
     
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    Hey 97, you are reading my mind!!!
     
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    I don't care what the ratings are. I just want to see some new faces playing for a change.
     
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    hingis left the game because she was being overwhelmed by the power..this by her own admission. it is happening to agassi now IMO. he can no longer hang on or inside the baseline w. these dudes and if he moves back that isnt his game and he would get run around and lose...he cant play all court ball..there is nothing he can do..i think he will retire soon. ed
     
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    You should care. If they are as low as you predict (and they probably will be) then we can count on ESPN continuing to show only Big Name American Tennis Players over and over again for the rest of our lives.

    Why would they (and the advertisers who pay a big chunk of change for the coverage) show good tennis from lesser known players if nobody watches?
     
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  25. Aonex

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    Well, it's a lose-lose situation. Say Capriati made it to the finals and the ratings were decent. That would just affirm ESPN's stance of showing only American players. We just have to hope that the finals this weekend are entertaining and enough people talk about them that ESPN takes notice... although they seem pretty set on their strategy, even after hearing criticism from the tennis community.
     
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  26. jings

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    Brad, agree 100%. Myskina hit it as well as she needed to last night in what was one of the most boring women's matches I've seen for a while. I can recall 5 or 6 crafted points that Myskina won and the rest was simply the net being reminded why it was there. If that was a one day international cricket match, horse race or boxing match there would already be an enquiry as to how the result came about - which incidentally I think was not as unexpected as many people, including John Barrett, seemed to think. Myskina was after all seeded and is ranked higher than Ms Capriati, and happens to be playing pretty good tennis these days. But the way Capriati lost suggested total indifference on her part and changing your racquet 4 times doesn't mean you're trying.
     
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  27. Datacipher

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    Heh, yes I was just thinking that when only yesterday I was told that non black players don't get criticized as much. Ugly + Ghetto > Tubby + Crap + Dimwitted + classless?

    I'd say there are equal opportunity insults available here...
     
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  28. C_Urala

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    Don't get me wrong, but Moresmo [sp?] was very complimentary after her loss to Myskina in the final of Cremlin Cup. She said that Myskina played great tennis and that she [AM] failed to manage the pressure.
     
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  29. a verrry large duck

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    mileslong wrote: <inset irrelevant tripe>
    Datacipherwrote: <insert irrelevant tripe>

    Holy cows how did I get into this thread. You guys need to get a life, coming onto another thread and go way off topic and attack me personally BEHIND MY BACK. You are absolutey right your actions are downright classless.
     
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  30. mileslong

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    hey duck,, you attack me on another thread so i thought it would be fun to retuen the favor. as far as behind your back, what am i supposed to do? send you a telegram first to notify you? as much as you lurk around looking to be the keeper of all enlightnement i knew you would see it sooner or later, WHICH IS WHY I USED YOUR USERNAME...

    what comes around huh?
     
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  31. a verrry large duck

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    you're funny if you wanted to say something to me, do it in the relevant thread and in front of my face, simple rules. I'm out of this thread.
     
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  32. thatballwas_IN

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    i dont even know the story behind this giant mutha CLUCKA, but he does seem to be a pain. where is that <ignore> feature located?
     
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  33. JediWill

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    She's not that bad guys...

    Well... I admit Jen isn't the best looking girl on the WTA tour, nor does she know how to use make-up... But she's not as terrible a player as you guys make her out to be. And yes, Myskina did beat her pretty badly today, but I think that if JCap had been playing at her best (because today that certainly wasn't it), she would have beaten Myskina in straight sets. Off court, guys.. calm down. Don't freak out about her. If you don't like her as a person, that's no reason to come on these boards and start insulting her/cursing her name. It doesn't solve anything other than making you look badly. And it may be true, I'm not saying she's the greatest person, but there is no need to publically insult someone when there is no possible way it will effect anything. Just a thought, guys...

    Will
     
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  34. pound cat

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    The Capper so to speak for me came as they came as they walked to the net at the end of the match. The usual European salutation (she is playing in Europe) is the 2 cheek kiss for women. Capriati kissed her own hand and then shook Myskina's hand. That was a kiss -off if I ever saw one, low class broad that she is. (No sexist comments please, I'm a woman and there is simply no other way to describe this LOL)
     
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    okay brainiac, i will just sit here in front of the computer and wait until you log on. it may be tomorrow or next week but i will wait before i type something until i am sure you are logged on so in your eyes it wont be behind your back.

    hey, wait a second, you typed this when i wasnt online. why dont you wait to do it to my face?!!!!:roll:

    are you for freakin' real? dude you make yourself look more stupid with every post you make, stop while you are behind...
     
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  36. @wright

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    You would really be saying JCAP was a mean person if you were a twinkie or hot dog or slice of pizza and JCAP was genociding your brethren!
     
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    lol

    goals for the year: win another grand slam, eat my body weight in peanut M & M's....
     
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  38. JennyS

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    That's interesting to read this thread. Most of the players reportedly get along with Jennifer very well. Kim likes Capriati a lot and they hang out together. Jennifer is also good friends with Iva Majoli and many other players. Here are quotes from several people about Jennfier:

    Lindsay Davenport:

    "Well, I mean, we're friends. Obviously I've played with her in Fed Cup. I think she's really nice, she's a great girl. I'm not going to hit her at the net or do anything bad (laughter). Yeah, I mean, it's great for her. Obviously I'm not happy, but she's in the finals, and I'm not. She's a very nice girl, and obviously has been through a lot. "


    Matthew Perry:

    "I've been fortunate enough to hang out with her. She's really cool and smart. She reminds me of when I was a kid, when I would be down 6-2, 5-1, and 40-15 and I knew I would win."

    Iva Majoli:
    "When you look at her story she's a great person to look up to, It was not an easy way to come back but now she's playing the best tennis of her life. She's telling me to keep positive and with the work maybe it will come."

    "Jennifer is my great friend, and, you know, when she was down, we used to talk a lot. And look where she is now. She helps me a lot, too. She just says like, "Keep your head up. If you work hard, you know how to play tennis. Your game is there ."

    Corina Morariu "It is difficult for me to put into words how special that was and how much that meant to me ... to see it on TV and seeing Jennifer dedicating her trophy and her win to me. I was speechless for about a half hour. I will be forever grateful for that."
     
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