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Saw an interesting article today about the tennis in light of the Spoiled brat antics of a certain female tennis Player.

In the last five years there have been 22 occasions when there has been a point deducted in a women's tennis final Worldwide.

It seems in the same period the men's game had 86 point deductions.

"Looks like the men are singled out."  LOL

Or do men play up more than the women.

Since there are the same number of finals for men and women. ??????

Someone posted recently something along the lines you can tell whatever story you want with statistics.



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I think it went. Lies, Dam lies, and statistics.

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Don't forget men play the best out of 5 sets.

Women play the best out of three sets.



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And if your big enough you dont even have to run biggrin



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I think that a lot of the issues that are linked to athletes of all persuasions across a number of sports is that they are surrounded by an adoring group of sycophants, all there for their own percentage of the spoils, only too ready to defend the athlete, no matter how appalling the athlete's behaviour may have been.

In tennis there is always the box, chock full of girlfriend, coach, family members and other hangers on, all waiting to be fed the dollar. The athlete lives in a world where all thinking for him or her is done by others. When this illustrious career finishes, usually in a shorter period of time than anticipated, the athlete lands on his or her bum and the adoring mob of leeches has moved on to the next victim. Another period of time lapses and then we either hear about the comeback, the financial ruin or the depression.

We can't live in the past but I can remember back when most athletes maintained their existence by having a regular job. Members of the Australian Cricket Team had jobs that they attended. Tennis players had jobs, Olympians had jobs. These days their chosen sport is too important to have any outside interaction and this is what happens. This great sense of self importance and adulation because they can hit a tennis ball, bowl a cricket ball or run faster than most.

Maybe I have a poor memory, but I cannot remember any of our champions of yesteryear causing the sport or the general public embarrassment over their on field behaviour. They just seemed to perform, do their best and most importantly, accept the decision or result without a temper tantrum, abuse or petulance. I was once a great sports fan, sat up all night to listen to the cricket, watch the tennis and never miss the Olympics. Now, I get more joy watching the Australian Cricket Team lose and could not care less about the other two former interests.

We live in interesting times.



-- Edited by DMaxer on Monday 17th of September 2018 08:50:23 AM

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DMaxer, I like your comments. They make sense and I'm sure would cause a lot of offense to some. Keep up the good work (watching the OZ cricket team).

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Thank you for the kind words, Roy. I am sure that the only people who will be offended are those to which my comments apply. Having said that, I doubt very much that they visit this website.

I don't know how the crowds will react, or even if there will be a crowd, but I imagine the hype will be unbearable around the Australian Cricket Team this summer. We will get all those "the boys are back" and "they are all forgiven" from the media side of Cricket Australia but I feel they have lost a large group of followers in the 40 years plus group.

Me, I will just tune in now and then and hope to hear they are getting a total thrashing for what that lot did to our game and image.



-- Edited by DMaxer on Tuesday 18th of September 2018 09:06:47 AM

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At least Smith seemed genuinely sorry....



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Yes. For being caught and found out, perhaps.



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