Seventeen year-old girl wins Wimbledon, what a bunch of crap

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  1. BigboyDan

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    Sad to see the type of tennis that has become the women's pro game. Six-foot baseliners turned out by academies with 107sq-in racquets along side twenty-five year-old broken-bodied has-beens.

    Ugh.
     
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    So what exactly are you complaining about? What is wrong with younger players winning a major? Also, why do you have problem with a tall player? I can see why you may not like a baseline player or someone using an OS racquet, but other than that, what is the problem you have with the winner?
     
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  3. gmlasam

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    He is probably some old fart that don't like to see progress in tennis. Hingis was 16 when she won Wimbly didn't she? I wonder if this person also had some problems with Hingis winning wimbly at 16 years of age. As I recall Boris Becker also won wimbly at same age as Maria, 17 years old. Hmmmmm is this something new???
     
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  4. kooyah

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    Re: Seventeen year-old girl wins Wimbledon, what a bunch of

    So, instead you'd prefer to see an 87-year-old midget with a 75-square-inch racquet win Wimbledon?

    Interesting.
     
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  5. Andy Zarzuela

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    Oh shut up, shut up. Maria is a damn good player and worked/works hard for her achievements. Adding to the handful of teenaged slam winners that many of you guys already threw in....Michael Chang!!!
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  6. Fred132

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    I love Sharapova's game! I think her mental toughness and poise under pressure are downright inspirational.

    What's not to like??
     
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    BigboyDan: Just shut up man. What the hell are you talking about anyways? Yes Sharapova is tall and athletic-it helps a tennis player, don't you think? Yes, she trained an academy-on scholarship, after coming over from Russia to start a new life. What is your point? And everyone needs to just shut up about the size of the tennis rackets, Agassi used an oversize tennis racket...do you dislike him because of it? You're just embarrassing yourself.
     
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  8. pound cat

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    I suppose Wayne Rooney and Pele and Michael Chang and Jennifer Capriati should all be removed from the sports record books too. This is the most puzzling, illogical thread to hit this message board yet &amp; I wonder what the Big in the thread creators screen name refers to?
     
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  9. Brian Purdie

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    Haven't the womens champions traditionally been teens? Seles, Hingis, Graf, Evert, Navatralova, Austin....It's been going on for years. Where've you been, pal?
     
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  10. VashTheStampede

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    Re: Seventeen year-old girl wins Wimbledon, what a bunch of


    hey, wut u gettin at. r u sayen she dint deserve 2 win, after all her hard work n struggle. She did deserve it, even mor amazing is that shes only a 17 yr old who beat a legend. Instead, u dont consider her determination and diss everythin about her including her racquet and her height. Think before you type. tsk tsk tsk. the only bunch of crap is the fact that ur dissin 17 yr old talent.
     
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  11. BigboyDan

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    Let's see a seventeen year-old (male or female) win the Indy 500; pitch in the World Series; quarterback for the Bears; go up against Shaq; finish 11 grade; buy a car.

    Geez, professional tennis sucks.

    Be a human backboard with $150 graphite racquets, win Wimbledon - screw the serve, volley, lob, drop-shot; talent, knowledge, game experience, who needs it?
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Youth be served
     
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    Dan you sound like such a moron, just stop watching tennis...this is so funny that it makes you so mad that someone young can win something. I also like how like 10 people have already posted disagreeing with you. Graphite tennis rackets? What are you babbling about? Should Pete Sampras have been able to use a graphite tennis racket? And hey-they draft NBA players right out of high school now. But we're talking about tennis...do you ever play USTA tournaments? In my section I've seen high school players beat all the veteran 5.0 men's players before in tournaments, the success of youth does not lay solely in professional tennis.
     
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  14. BigboyDan

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    Chopin,


    Really?


    In the movies? Where else? In what other sport is a champion seventeen?


    And watch the slander.
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    Wait till the Olympics
     
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    WHY DO YOU BOTHER ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD!!! THIS IS A "TENNIS" MESSAGE BOARD. NOT AN "I HATE TENNIS MESSAGE BOARD"!!! PPL WORK THER @$$ OFF TO GET AS GOOD AS THEY ARE. SO STFU.
     
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  17. BigboyDan

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    You comparing Pro tennis with women's ice skating, gymnastics and swimming? Thery're not mano y mano. That hurts, dude. What else?
     
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  18. gmlasam

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    Enlighten us BigboyDan. Why are you so troubled about young people being successful? When you were young many many many years ago were you treated very badly that made you feel that you will never be successful and worthless?

    Why are you so negative about young people accomplishing what they worked hard for? Would you rather see them fail and amount to nothing? Would you rather see them sell drugs, and commit crime?

    So what is it??? What is your problem????
     
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  19. BigboyDan

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  20. Alley Cat

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    Dan...buddy...give it up big fella....you're embarassing yourself
     
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  21. BigboyDan

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    No, Tennis is embarrassing itself. Crappy play from people who don't care.
     
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  22. ibelieveinliquidmetal

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    So you don't like tennis in general? Or is it that you're a Serena fan? Or you just don't like Maria?

    Maria won with her growing talent. Serena didn't beat herself. Maria even had more unforced errors and double faults and yet she still won. What does that say about her game?
     
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  23. kooyah

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    Maria Sharapova played a crappy match? She doesn't care?
     
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    Crappy play from people who don't care. This is too much. I'm laughing hysterically. Pro tennis players put so much care and time into the game, the fact that you are audacious enough to say something like that after seeing Federer cry after winning Wimbledon, Agassi dogging it out on tour for love of the game, or Goran parading around the court after the last match in his career...or maybe even the glee of a 17 year old Russian girl winning a grand slam for the first time in career is funny. And how could you call the players of today crappy? You obviously don't watch tennis. Oh and unfortunately my last post went a little over your head, I was suggesting that the success of youth is in all LEVELS of tennis not out of the game. Of course you've ignored every logical and valid point posters have made about past champions being young such as Micheal Chang...you seem obsessed with the idea of young people winning outside of tennis....but we're talking about tennis? This is a board for people who like tennis, you obviously shouldn't be here. And no one really knows why it makes you so mad that young people can win. This is all pretty amusing. Just stop being a moron and leave this post-no one has agreed with you in like 20 posts. Just give up.
     
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  25. BigboyDan

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    Big picture, kooyah.

    Sharapova is who she is; the fact that any seventeen year-old can win Wimbledon says all about the state of the game. No coincidence with Becker winning at seventeen and Sampras winning at nineteen and the general interest decline in Pro Tennis. See the NBA lately? They're next.
     
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  26. guitarplayer

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    Dan, your mommy said you have to turn off the family computer and go to bed now.
     
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  27. BigboyDan

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    Chopin,

    Here's the difference between you and me:

    I call you a moron, nothing happens; you're a kid with no money. I, on the other hand, am 46. And I have bought several thousand dollars worth of Tennis Warehouse products in the last two years. I can, with one phone call, have you banned from this posting board along with your entire ISP. I'll accept you apology for the slander, this time only.
     
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  28. kooyah

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    Are you just now realizing that teenagers are able to win major tournaments? It's been taking place for quite some time now.

    You're sounding a bit ageist in your bias against teenagers doing well in professional sports.
     
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    And this, boys and girls, is what happens when you sniff too many paint fumes.....

    Please have me banned, too.
     
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  30. Aus Mosis

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    getting a little defensive, arent we Big Boy Dan, let's use the "i'm older so i can do better things" trick shall we. To put it simple, you are an idiot.

    and i think this site may help you on your conquest on whining, take a look Bigboydan

    www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/you.html
     
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  31. BigboyDan

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    "It's been taking place for quite some time now. "


    Why do you think that that is?


    Do you think that the overall quailty of play from rankings 1-10 on both the men and women tours is better now than in 1984?
     
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  32. kooyah

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    Because some teenagers are just THAT talented.

    Good for them.

    As for 1984: well, I was 8 years old in 1984, so I don't think I can make a very fair comparison between the tours now and the tours then.

    I do know, however, that this is the stupidest discussion I have taken place in at these boards, so I'm not going to engage in it any further.

    Feel free to continue with your ageist rants.
     
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  33. BigboyDan

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    1984

    McEnroe
    Connors
    Wilander
    Lendl
    Edberg
    Curren
    Cash
    Gomez
    Kriek
    Leconte
    Krikstein
    Smid
    Sundstrom

    Only today's Federer could continually compete with those guys, then or now. What do you think explains the overall drop in quality of play?
     
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  34. BigboyDan

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    And I'd take the top ten from 1984-1994 over today's top ten as well (except for Fed). Tennis sucks bigtime. Why, oh, why?
     
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    I was wondering ... why do we have to spend any time answering posts like this one?
     
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  36. BigboyDan

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    "I was wondering ... why do we have to spend any time answering posts like this one?"


    Well, you don't really answer anything, do you? Responding is not answering.
     
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  37. miguelcoletta

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    So, you are saying that LeBron James, Wayne Rooney, Maria Sharapova etc etc etc should all be watching the games when they know they can beat the ones they're watching and just wait a couple years to start playing...what a moron

    PD: How old are you????
     
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  38. BigboyDan

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    LeBron James, Wayne Rooney haven't won anything - that's the distinction. And, they won't win championships until they are older.
     
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  39. big ted

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    i only see 5 decent players in that list
     
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  40. BigboyDan

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    Match 'em up, dude:

    2004

    Roger Federer
    Guillermo Coria
    Carlos Moya
    Andy Roddick
    Gaston Gaudio
    Leyton Hewitt
    Marat Safin
    Tim Henman
    David Nalbandian
    Dominik Hrbaty
    Juan Ignacio Chela
    Tommy Robredo
     
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  41. fjgarciap

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    Nite BigboyDan.
     
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  42. Aonex

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    Actually, I think that's the list for the masters series. Here are the entry rankings.

    Federer, Roger (SUI )
    Roddick, Andy (USA )
    Coria, Guillermo (ARG )
    Nalbandian, David (ARG )
    Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP )
    Henman, Tim (GBR )
    Moya, Carlos (ESP )
    Schuettler, Rainer (GER )
    Agassi, Andre (USA )
    Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS )
     
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  43. miguelcoletta

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    No...they havenĀ“t won anything, just millions of dollars and the respect they have for having such a great talent at young ages, and BTW the reason why rooney &amp; LBJ haven't won any tournament is because their career has just started and they are still in small teams...just think if rooney for example would've started playing for Manchester United, he would be the one of the best players in the world...so don't blame their age!
     
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  44. BigboyDan

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    Masters 1984; twelve players, top four got byes:


    McEnroe
    Connors
    Lendl
    Wilander
    Kriek
    Krickstein
    Sundstom
    Nystrum
    Jarryd
    Smid
    Teltcher
    Gerulaitis


    I'd take 1984's top seven over 2004's top seven.
     
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  45. BigboyDan

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    "...just millions of dollars..."

    Good point. That IS the point.
     
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  46. Aus Mosis

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    hahahaha this guys just doesnt give up, he's trying to dig himself out of a huge hole, i bet he doesnt feel this way at all. It's just that bigboydan is the kinda guy that won't admit when hes wrong. But na keep it up, this is quite entertaining!
     
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  47. pound cat

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    Spent several thousand dollars in the past few years (trying desperately to get that ball over the net are we?) and can have people banned with one phone call? Oh. my I'm impressed. Don't worry dan, Martina is still lurking around in an effort to appeal to all age groups and give encouragement to the "older crowd." And Dan, there must be message boards with similar aged people who likely would agree whole-heartedly with you. Good luck.
     
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    Wow, this is one of the longest troll threads I've seen.
     
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    Actually, I would like to see that...
     
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  50. Ronaldo

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    Dan, if you are 46 you should remember Borg won the French Open at 17 and Tracy Austin the US Open at 16. At least you don't hate the players, just hate the game that eats its young. Win fast, retire young, and get paid.
     
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