Lawn Tennis Association suspends top British junior players

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  1. Zaragoza

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  2. superstition

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    Oh, heaven forbid!

    Get out the stocks!
     
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  3. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    There goes the future Wimbledon champions :shock: :shock:
     
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    wow they are teenagers give them a break. Im sure federer goes out and a has a drink everyonce in a while.


    People get drunk once in a while... big deal.
     
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  5. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis

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    I think it's a bit extreme especially if 'first offense' or something like that and not serious criminal behavior, and it's definitely a lack of 'keeping it real' by British tennis officials, because many teenagers eat junk food, go out partying, even drinking, in many European countries. It's considered mostly alright as long as it doesn't adversely affect school work, extracurricular activities and all that. Aren't they just in early form emulating many tennis pros on main tours, yes?
     
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    I am shocked, shocked.

    CRIME:

    "They were found to be publicising a lifestyle of partying, drinking and eating junk food."

    How dare they? I am shocked, shocked. How dare they eat junk food?

    (Someone has to keep patronizing the greedy, capitalist multi-national corporations--which by the way pay huge amounts to the tennis associations.)
     
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  7. LarougeNY

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    wait so they were caught using something like myspace/facebook?
     
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    My favorite line was this one, by Draper,


    LTA chief Roger Draper told 5live Sport: "The people they're letting down the most is themselves." He added: "They've either got to behave like professional athletes or go and do something else.

    Behave like professional athletes.....oh Lord, I hope he's not talking about NBA or NFL players. If so, they've got a lot to learn.

    BTW, I liked Andy Murray's line about it being a phase. Half the time, a tennisgeek writes that crap about the two times he's ever partied anyway....and he's exaggerating...tyring his absolute best to appear 'cool' in some way. The whole thing smacks of....effort.

    I do agree, though, that if they agreed not to go in Bebo, they shouldn't have gone on. Plus, it's pretty dorky and amateurish (then again, I'm married and not very hip anymore).
     
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    slice,

    It might be a phase they're going through but anyone who thinks "you can't beat Watford 4 a nyt out [sic]" has their expectations set to a such a pitifully low level the only assistance they deserve is a swift kick in the backside and a psych evaluation LOL.
     
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    And they wonder why they have nothing now that Henman is gone. Boot camp these noobs!
     
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    oh no, not the junk food!
     
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  12. christo

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    They should stop imitating some of the the English Premier League stars until they are on $50k a week like those blokes
     
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    Hahahhahahhaah.
    The above post ought to be required reading for those kids and their parents!

    Watford. I see. So not a hint of irony there? The kid's don't even know if they are being sarcastic or not.
     
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    Federer is 26. They're Juniors. Most of them are UNDERAGED. Maybe it IS a big deal.
     
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    Federer had already started playing the main tour when he was 16, and it takes a lot of physical training at that age to become a top player, so going out and getting wasted isn't exactly helping with that. Anyway I wouldn't listen to anything that a troll like Zaragoza has to say anyway.
     
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  16. sharp*shooter

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    They were crap. Never going to get anywhere.
     
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    If I was the parent, I'd be more concerned about their writing skills: Looks like a new language is in the making.
     
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  18. sharp*shooter

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    Its called "text speak" lol [sic]
     
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    You're right, I am not up-to-date on the invention of new languages, e.g., text-messaging.
     
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    Just lazy when it's not actually in a text message though.
    Still it'll be interesting to see if/how their tennis playing goes in the future, we'll see if they "want it" or were just filling time by how dedecated they become from here on in.
     
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    well the two of them in the report are 17 and 18 so not under drinking age.

    This is such a hyperbole by the LTA,it's not enough they don't have so many good players but they ban the ones they got.:rolleyes:
     
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    What's the age limit for Alcohol in England?
    21 for US, 18 for Argentina. The 17 years old gal IS underaged.
     
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    lol it's actually ....5! Let's all move to England!:mrgreen:
     
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  24. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis

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    In Germany its 16 for wine and beer, 18 for liquors. And damn but in Denmark there is no minmum age outside bars....didn't know that when I was there! LOL
     
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  25. ta11geese3

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    Psh, those are AMERICAN athletes, what do you expect.

    >_>
     
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    You are aware that it's the same in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. You are also aware that we all live in a country called the United Kingdom of Great Britain NOT England.
     
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    I agree. It's one thing to make a fool of yourself and another thing to think that a night out in Watford is a good time. The LTA was probably stunned by this. They probably also think that given that they are supporting the players financially in their training and nutrition they shouldn't have quite so publicly mocked their own fitness and nutrition.

    cc
     
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  28. coloskier

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    Tell that to Safin, he looks like he is playing drunk in every match.
     
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    Just a continuing trend of government trying to look into people's heads. Unfortunately, it is just going to continue as people look for more "security" in their lives.
     
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