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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #975 on: March 20, 2013, 08:49 PM »
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Is it only me who finds this a little sad?  I would never subscribe to Facebook or Twitter.  I like my privacy too much. 
  No, you're not alone. I cannot understand why anyone would wish to share every trivial detail of their life with the world at large, leaving ill-judged remarks and hostages to fortune all over cyberspace. And don't get me started on data-mining!
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #976 on: March 20, 2013, 08:50 PM »
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Me too Elly.  I do not like the idea of being "followed" or me following anyone else for the pleasure of knowing everything they do and say and who they're friendly with.  It seems that privacy has become a scarce commodity in today's world.
I'm with you and Elly, Aileen.
I wouldn't want to be a celebrity for all the money in the world. Forget the old days of reporters hiding up a tree with a zoom lens camera.. now all you need is a phone and a twitter account.

Be careful what you put 'out there' folks.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #977 on: March 20, 2013, 09:48 PM »
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But what I don't understand is why 'ordinary' people actually want to share their personal lives with others in cyberspace.  I've a friend who thinks Facebook is wonderful and who did persuade me to sign up (although I gave very little information about myself) and I got totally fed up getting messages telling me that "Dave and Whoever are now friends".  Who cares?  I also got equally fed up being told that I was now being followed by a whole list of people, only three of whom I actually knew.  It's bizarre. 

Unfortunately once they've got you in their claws they never leave you in peace.  I unsubscribed from Facebook, or so I thought, yet am constantly being requested to update my profile, or post a photo of myself, so that I can better enjoy this "social" experience.  No thanks!
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #978 on: March 20, 2013, 10:01 PM »
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Just heard on the radio, dear little Heather Watson saying she is "burnt out" and "needs time away from tennis." She sounded really down.
Such a shame, although the rewards are huge, it's a tough life.
Seems Heather has changed her mind about taking time away from tennis-she's now saying she over-reacted to the loss,and is apparently now just going to spend a couple of days at home,and then go on with her schedule.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #979 on: March 20, 2013, 11:57 PM »
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My point is.. I had been very active and fit from a young age, and continued to be even after the knee problem.
I still am.

You must be part of the conspiracy.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #980 on: March 21, 2013, 12:05 AM »
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I don't see what benefit he could gain from lying about the injury anyway.

No need to let that point ruin a good theory Wink

One rumour, with not a shred of evidence for it, is that he has served a "silent ban" for drugs. When he misses future tournaments because of his knees, I suppose the word will be that he is doing that to keep up appearances.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #981 on: March 21, 2013, 01:18 AM »
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You must be part of the conspiracy.
Rafael and I are in cahoots, no?
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #982 on: March 21, 2013, 01:35 AM »
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Seems Heather has changed her mind about taking time away from tennis-she's now saying she over-reacted to the loss,and is apparently now just going to spend a couple of days at home,and then go on with her schedule.
Good girl.  We can all react badly to disappointments and get down on ourselves, but it sounds as though she's got on top of it pretty quickly.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #983 on: March 21, 2013, 02:01 AM »
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Hewitt won his match in Miami so I'm a happy bunny Smile Lets go Rusty!!
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #984 on: March 21, 2013, 02:36 AM »
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Hewitt won his match in Miami so I'm a happy bunny Smile Lets go Rusty!!
It seems he found Sousa quite a tricky opponent in the 2nd set.  Usual story though - opponent starts going for everything because he has nothing to lose.  It'll be interesting to see how Hewitt fares against Simon.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #985 on: March 21, 2013, 11:13 AM »
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No need to let that point ruin a good theory Wink

One rumour, with not a shred of evidence for it, is that he has served a "silent ban" for drugs. When he misses future tournaments because of his knees, I suppose the word will be that he is doing that to keep up appearances.

Ah yes, the "silent ban" theory. It's not exclusive to Rafa this one - apparently Serena and Soderling have also served/are serving silent bans. Basically any top player who's out for more than a couple of months is under suspicion, which is unfair imo. It's not a theory I buy at all - WADA and the ITF/ATP would have way too much to lose if it ever came out that they covered up positive PED tests (and given the number of people who would be involved in the cover-up, it would come out in the end). Their credibility would be gone.

Hewitt won his match in Miami so I'm a happy bunny Smile Lets go Rusty!!

Really pleased about that! Admire Lleyton so much - he's such a fighter. Smile
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #986 on: March 21, 2013, 11:53 AM »
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I agree about Facebook I have a very good friend in Australia and also some family members so it is handy to keep in touch. I agree about talking about personal matters I don't I talk about them in general. I do not think it is advisable to talk to freely about personal matters with people you do not really know.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #987 on: March 21, 2013, 12:36 PM »
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I am beginning to think Nadal is at it. As others have said I cannot understand how he runs about all the tine if he has a bad knee. I think the ATP should be able to examine him and find out just how much damage has done to his knee. He should not be allowed to have such long breaks with a suspect injury unless it can be proven that he has such an injury. I think about all the commotion about Andy's back last year when Davydenko made all the accusations about him feigning injury. No one has made that accusation about Nadal. It is time for the ATP to get to the bottom of this. Nadal is getting away with it,it's time to get to the bottom of it and find out what if anything is wrong with him.

I can't make up my mind what is going on with Nadal. His camp stuffed the whole thing up from the start when they sent out a lot of mixed messages about what the problem was - first it was tendonitis, then it was Hoffa's Syndrome, and then it was a partial tear of a patella tendon. Now don't get me wrong, he is entitled to some privacy, but you don't need to be very bright to work out that sending out mixed messages makes people suspicious for a start. It's human nature. Now he's been back all of five minutes and he's running around like a spring rabbit in heat. It's bound to raise questions.

Part of me thinks that Nadal being fit to start with probably helps, because he'll heal quicker than someone who isn't fit, but really, he was out for what, seven months? The only issue I thought I saw in his few clay matches was that he seemed a bit slow, just a bit match rusty as it were. His movement in itself didn't look restricted, which I would have thought it would if the knee issue was that serious.

To my mind it isn't about him winning either. I think we all know that if you took Djokovic, Andy, Federer and Nadal out for a period of time, and then put them back on a court surface that suits their games, in conditions that are right for them, they would beat the vast majority opponents, because the gap in talent is significant. The issue, as far as I can see, is that Nadal's camp were saying not so long ago that he couldn't practice, he couldn't do this, he couldn't do that. Now he's back and he's moving like he's never been away. He's either super human or the knee is being somewhat overplayed.

I think you're right LB, and furthermore I can't understand why there isn't a system on the tour for players to be seen by a recognised body if they have been out for a period of time. I don't know about other countries, but in the UK, if a person was having to take time out of work due to ill health, they would eventually be expected to see a doctor of their work places choosing, to ascertain what is wrong and if they are fit to work. I don't see a problem with such a system being in place within tennis. To my mind, if a player has been out for a couple of months and they are saying they are injured, they should have to see someone, so the ATP/WTA would know what was going on. I think they should also have to see someone before they come back. They should effectively be passed fit to play, or not.

Andy was treated like dirt about his back from several quarters within the sport, until he was virtually forced to go into detail about exactly what was wrong. He also never took time out for it, apart from withdrawing from the WTF in 2011 and skipping Madrid last year, so he dealt with it in front of people really, and was still pilloried. Nadal took all that time out, his team sent out a lot of contradictory statements about what was wrong, and then he comes back and moves like he always has, and yet no one questions a thing, at least no one within the sport. It's ridiculous.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #988 on: March 21, 2013, 12:41 PM »
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Seems Heather has changed her mind about taking time away from tennis-she's now saying she over-reacted to the loss,and is apparently now just going to spend a couple of days at home,and then go on with her schedule.

I'm glad Heather has changed her mind. She has been going through a tough patch, but it happens sometimes. I'm glad she's got things into perspective now.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #989 on: March 21, 2013, 01:06 PM »
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I don't understand why 'ordinary' people want to share their personal lives with others in cyberspace.

I couldn't function without social networking.  I don't socialise with anyone locally and the best friends I have live all over the place.  If I didn't communicate online then I would never communicate at all (outside of work).
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