When did we start worrying about the non-tennis extras?

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  1. CountryHillbilly

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    That is, moms, jackets, teeth, 'comeons'... you know.

    Did fans and the media really pay that much attention about interviews, on and off-court behavior, parents, whatever in the old days?

    Of course, one couldn't help but notice McEnroe's and Connors' behavior, but that's because they were in a league of their own. But watching for the tiniest sign of arrogance, remembering every facial gesture a player makes during a match, and analyzing every single word from interviews to find even the smallest sign of undiplomatic conduct... how did it come to this?
     
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    Some of the Fednatics enjoy judging people (Murray) by their looks since it makes them feel superior.

    I could say Federer always has greasy hair, but that would be very childish of me.
     
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  3. Then why did you say it? You really shouldnt comment about Federers hair if you are a Mooorray-fan...
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    Do i need to say more...?
     
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  6. Ok, that i cant control.
     
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    only girls worry about clothing and tennis extras
     
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  9. CountryHillbilly

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    Yeah, I thought so.

    When did it become mandatory for players to have post-match interviews?
     
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    But do you agree that it's not something people should use against players???
     
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    The eyes, ears and mouth of the media grew larger.. They see more, they hear more and they talk more than they used to do. Hence people do the same. It's actually very good thing, but sometimes a very bad thing.
     
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    This is the internet.
     
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    But then you always comment on his clothing and judge him based on what he wears. What, I don't get it.
     
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    welcome to the internet
     
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    It started with the breakdown of society when people started caring more about celebrities than their own families. Its celebrity culture where talentless clowns like Paris Hilton are worshiped. At least tennis players have some talent.
     
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