Tennis Thread - Grand Slams & The Tour

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by I Blame Bassett, May 28, 2018.

  1. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Don't be a ****. She's no more or less likely to have anxiety, depression or drugs problems in tennis than she is as an accountant, engineer, binman, town planner, professional lego maker, Pokemon trader, chriopodist or translator.

    Maybe she would rather be an F1 driver. But hey, so would I. She has the talent for tennis and would 100% categorically be more regretful if she humped off and left the sport now instead of sticking with it and potentially wishing she had never picked up a racket.
  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I don't think accountants etc are under the same level of scrutiny and pressure. I've already made the point that if she quits tennis early she'll always wonder what might have been.

    Having a different view to you doesn't make me a ****. Commenting in that way suggests that you are, thoùgh.
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    "You've got an MBE, right? For scoring 7 at The Oval. You're an embarrassment."

    - Shane Warne to Paul Collingwood.
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  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Capriati now retired at 44 in Florida with a net worth $10m plus. She’s had some bad times but sounds like she has found peace and can do whatever she wants for the rest of her days.
  5. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    I did, a couple of beers, a fumble round the back by the bin and maybe a curry to top the night off. 30 years on and I'm still waiting for it.
  6. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    That's good! But she did have very bad times, and in the public eye too.

    As long as you've got enough money for a comfortable life (which tennis players generally do) you don't miss $10m cos you don't know what it's like to have it. At least, I don't.
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    I think things have moved on from the Capriati days.
    Emma seems to have her head screwed on and there's too much money at stake for her not to have a decent management team.

    Retired by 25, she can take her pick of media or non-media jobs, even go to uni if she so wishes.

    As an aside. She's playing a level of tennis which shows intelligence and skill not seen in the Woman's game for many years, as was Fernandes. Hopefuly these two can put the final nail in the Williams coffin and trigger the game to move on.
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  8. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    If Djokovic had his time again I reckon he would ditch this bat and ball nonsense and focus on middle management in a Serbian power plant. :)
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  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    We are such stuff as dreams are made on...
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  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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