Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by theSue » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
"from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
the end of these long matches.

I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

I am not insensitive to the need to "just win, baby" when it comes to
tournament play, but let's get real here.  "Sportsman" Sampras?  In this
case, I certainly think NOT.  

C'mon Pete, I think you have been watching too many Rocky movies.  I think
we all realize that the participants are acting when one of them
habitually gets up off the canvas and throws a knockout punch.  

I gonna start looking for the credits after these matches!

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by Alan Browni » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
>Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
>ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
>I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
>"from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
>expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
>the end of these long matches.

Yeah, and I guess the i.v. he had been hooked up to after the match
was just a fake too! And that was not real vomit on the court either,
eh?

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by Michelle Binde » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
> >Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
> >ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

> >I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
> >"from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
> >expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
> >the end of these long matches.

> Yeah, and I guess the i.v. he had been hooked up to after the match
> was just a fake too! And that was not real vomit on the court either,
> eh?

I tend to believe the court side vomit by Sampras in the tie-breaker was real.  He was definitely
looking green around the gills, and they showed him puking for goodness sake!  What was that, a
special effect?  As Mac would say, they don't have that kind of budget for special effects on
USA.  (And please, USA, don't show us anymore puking, okay?  We really didn't need to see that.)

Michelle

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by byro » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
> Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
> ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.[edit]
> I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
> until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
> service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
> walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
> direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
> precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

> I gonna start looking for the credits after these matches!

Yeah, Didn't you notice how Pete was sticking his finger down his throat
to make himself throw up?  What a faker!!

To be honest I guess I had the same thoughts, but after re-watching the
fifth set tie breaker, I thought about how crappy I would feel if I just
puked in front of thousands of people.  It was obvious that Pete
had enough of a combination of physical and emotional energy to play
some pretty good points, but that it wasn't something he could maintain
by skipping and running around between points.   I think it may have
appeared like "acting" or like he was manipulating Corretja, but none of
us know what he was thinking or going through at the time.  Rather than
it being smart "acting", it may just as easily been smart of him to rest
on his racket.  If you are puking and exhausted and you don't have to be
running between points and you are allowed 25 seconds between points,
it seems pretty smart to me, if you are an athelete to take advantage of
that.

Joellen Peters

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by John DeLorm » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
> "from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
> expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
> the end of these long matches.

> I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
> until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
> service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
> walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
> direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
> precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

Heh-heh, I was sort of feeling the same thing - like Pete was about to
pull a Jon Lovitz and turn flamboyanytly to the camera  shouting
"ACTING!" -- it's just that it's happenned so many times with Sampras,
can't hit another ball, gotta go puke - Oh, and let me fire another ace
before I go. And then to call it the "Match for the ages" or the Match
of the century just made me laugh....

-John D

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by Brian Damian » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

and I suppose he threw up just for a theatrical effect?  I don't think
so.

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by tennis_.. » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
> Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
> ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

> I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
> "from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
> expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
> the end of these long matches.

> I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
> until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
> service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
> walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
> direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
> precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

> rest deleted

My feelings exactly. What a acting !! Alex Corretja was genuinely
looking at Sampras with concern, when they were playing the tie-breaker.
Sampras is No. 1 and he has been in many grandslams; For Alex this
was his first chance to play numero one in the game and Pete's
acts were clearly making him concerned. If Pete was so sick, why
bothered to continue ?? This is third or fourth time in his career
Pete has shown as though he will be in bed any minute and come back
with unbelievable returns and boom boom aces and he has never won the
title in such case. IMHO he doesn't deserve this time too.
When Alex buried his head in towel, I was almost in tears. The guy
deserved the win yesterday. Surprisingly none of the today's papers
mentioned about Pete's gimmicks. Instead they were praising Pete's
heroics. Talking about hypocracy ! If the receiving guy was
amerikkan, then it would have been different song. To beat this
hypocracy, Goran should win the title and make mockery of these
guys !
 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by Stephen Barnar » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



> > >Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
> > >Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
> > >ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

> > >I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
> > >"from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
> > >expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
> > >the end of these long matches.

> > Yeah, and I guess the i.v. he had been hooked up to after the match
> > was just a fake too! And that was not real vomit on the court either,
> > eh?

> I tend to believe the court side vomit by Sampras in the tie-breaker was real.  He was definitely
> looking green around the gills, and they showed him puking for goodness sake!  What was that, a
> special effect?  As Mac would say, they don't have that kind of budget for special effects on
> USA.  (And please, USA, don't show us anymore puking, okay?  We really didn't need to see that.)

> Michelle

Maybe he pulled one of those joke fake-vomit things out of his bag when
no one was looking.

BTW, I missed this match because I thought it would be a pice of cake
for Sampras.

        Steve Barnard

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by Rich » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
> > Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
> > ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

> > I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
> > "from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
> > expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
> > the end of these long matches.

> > I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
> > until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
> > service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
> > walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
> > direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
> > precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

> > rest deleted

> My feelings exactly. What a acting !! Alex Corretja was genuinely
> looking at Sampras with concern, when they were playing the tie-breaker.
> Sampras is No. 1 and he has been in many grandslams; For Alex this
> was his first chance to play numero one in the game and Pete's
> acts were clearly making him concerned. If Pete was so sick, why
> bothered to continue ?? This is third or fourth time in his career
> Pete has shown as though he will be in bed any minute and come back
> with unbelievable returns and boom boom aces and he has never won the
> title in such case. IMHO he doesn't deserve this time too.
> When Alex buried his head in towel, I was almost in tears. The guy
> deserved the win yesterday. Surprisingly none of the today's papers
> mentioned about Pete's gimmicks. Instead they were praising Pete's
> heroics. Talking about hypocracy ! If the receiving guy was
> amerikkan, then it would have been different song. To beat this
> hypocracy, Goran should win the title and make mockery of these
> guys !

What Pete did yesterday has nothing to do with whether he was an
American.  That makes no sense.  Corretja lost because he didn';t have
the mental toughness to win.  To feel sorry for him is ok but he could
have and should have won.  And he didn't.  give Pete credit.  he got the
job done and puked at the same time.
 
 
 

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Post by b.. » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
>Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
>ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

>I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
>"from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
>expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
>the end of these long matches.

>I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
>until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
>service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
>walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
>direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
>precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

>I am not insensitive to the need to "just win, baby" when it comes to
>tournament play, but let's get real here.  "Sportsman" Sampras?  In this
>case, I certainly think NOT.  

>C'mon Pete, I think you have been watching too many Rocky movies.  I think
>we all realize that the participants are acting when one of them
>habitually gets up off the canvas and throws a knockout punch.  

>I gonna start looking for the credits after these matches!

I agree!  I am so sick of Sampras and his trying to be a hero.  You
know CBS is never going to stop talking about this, it truly is going
to make me ill.

--Brian

5 down, 2 to go
next up Conchita Martinez
Go Monica in 1996 US Open

 
 
 

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Post by Mike » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> My feelings exactly. What a acting !! Alex Corretja was genuinely
> looking at Sampras with concern, when they were playing the tie-breaker.
> Sampras is No. 1 and he has been in many grandslams; For Alex this
> was his first chance to play numero one in the game and Pete's
> acts were clearly making him concerned. If Pete was so sick, why
> bothered to continue ?? This is third or fourth time in his career
> Pete has shown as though he will be in bed any minute and come back
> with unbelievable returns and boom boom aces and he has never won the
> title in such case.

Did you see what kind of wimpy first serves Sampras was putting in in the
tie-breaker?  However, I do agree that Corretja got robbed.  I think
Sampras took more than 20 sec between points and was not playing to
Corretja's pace when the latter was serving.  Corretjas was too nice a
human being to complain though.  And imagine the booing he would have got
if he did.

I just don't understand after getting totally fatigued in the fifth set,
why Sampras continues to play this way.  As I have said befoire, his game
should be to conserve energy so that he can hold serve easily, and take
chances on return games to break with quick points.  Instead, he goes for
lonng rallies on return games, which hurts his service games.

I really didn't know who to root for in the tiebreaker.  In one way, I
wanted Corretja to get to the final, especially if it is to play Chang, so
that all of USTA, Nike schemes go for nothing.  OTOH, I need Sampras to
get to the final because Sampras still has the best chance against Agassi.

--

 
 
 

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Post by Michelle Binde » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
> > Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
> > ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

> > I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
> > "from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
> > expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
> > the end of these long matches.

> > I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
> > until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
> > service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
> > walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
> > direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
> > precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

> > rest deleted

> My feelings exactly. What a acting !! Alex Corretja was genuinely
> looking at Sampras with concern, when they were playing the tie-breaker.
> Sampras is No. 1 and he has been in many grandslams; For Alex this
> was his first chance to play numero one in the game and Pete's
> acts were clearly making him concerned. If Pete was so sick, why
> bothered to continue ?? This is third or fourth time in his career
> Pete has shown as though he will be in bed any minute and come back
> with unbelievable returns and boom boom aces and he has never won the
> title in such case. IMHO he doesn't deserve this time too.
> When Alex buried his head in towel, I was almost in tears. The guy
> deserved the win yesterday. Surprisingly none of the today's papers
> mentioned about Pete's gimmicks. Instead they were praising Pete's
> heroics. Talking about hypocracy ! If the receiving guy was
> amerikkan, then it would have been different song. To beat this
> hypocracy, Goran should win the title and make mockery of these
> guys !

Were we watching the same match?  Once again, Sampras was obviously feeling bad because at 1-all
in the tie-breaker, he threw up on the court.  They showed it.  Trust me.  It didn't look like
one of those fake vomit thingies and no one saw him sticking his fingers down his throat. Both
players played a tight, intense match.  I think you discredit both with this line of discussion.
 Someone was going to lose but it didn't mean that either of them wasn't worthy of winning.  No
one is saying that at all.    

And this is *not* Corretja's first time in a big match.  Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't
Agassi seeded *1* last year when Corretja took him to five sets in the second round of the USO?  
BTW, I was rooting for Corretja in that one.  And Corretja broke Muster's 40 match win streak
(last year, I think), and Muster was ranked highly at the time.  (As he still is.)  So don't
think Corretja hasn't played any big matches.  And he is doing pretty darn well.

Michelle

 
 
 

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Post by Alexander Battlehn » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>Well, I just got done watching the "epic" match between Sampras and
>>Corretja (sp?) and, although I like Sampras pretty well, I have got to say
>>ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
>>I think Courier was smack-on when, after he fell victim to a previous
>>"from death's door to stunning victory" performance by Sampras, he
>>expressed his displeasure with Sampras' increasingly common theatrics at
>>the end of these long matches.
>Yeah, and I guess the i.v. he had been hooked up to after the match
>was just a fake too! And that was not real vomit on the court either,
>eh?

Sampras surely wasnt feeling good.
You can hardly pretend vomitting.
But he really used his problems to his advantage.
The way he walked and served during the tiebreak was worth an Emmy.
If you really feel sooo bad you cant save a matchball like he did.
I feel sorry for Corretja.
He was the better player today.
He had setpoints in each set !!!
He also played more agressive than Sampras.
I also hoped that Corretja would prevent the final Sampras- Agassi.
for which the USTA cheated with the seedings.

But there is another question:
Why was Sampras so tired after set 3.
He had a short 3-setter against Philippoussis.
I often saw Sampras with physical problems on clay.
But on hardcourt ??

 
 
 

Sampras Wins Emmy Award!

Post by jratc.. » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> I actually was believing that Sampras was genuinely stumbling and cramping
> until his "1st serve tank/2nd serve ace" on what was to be his last
> service point.  What  a complete embarassment!  He then has the nerve to
> walk to the add court essentially using his racket as a cane and, as a
> direct result of the consequental unnerving of his opponent, he
> precipitates a double fault on match point! Geeeeeeeeez.

How truly pathetic you must be.

It's sad to see this kind of reaction to one of the most awe inspiring
demonstrations of greatness in sports history.

Let me ask you a few questions.

(1) Was Sampras "faking" it when he fought to get the match to the 5th set?

(2) Was Sampras "faking" it "for dramatic purposes" when he failed to get
a break in the 5th set, to *avoid* a tie break?

(3) Was Sampras "faking" physical illness?  Was that "fake" puke you saw
spewing out on the court?

(4) Was Sampras "faking" throwing in weak serves during the tiebreak?

(5) Was Sampras "faking" throwing in a slow serve on his opponents match point?

(6) If Corretja had hit the ball down the line instead of cross court on
his match point and won, would you be so cynical of Sampras' gutsy performance?

The fact that you would write the preceeding post merely demonstrates how
woefully inadquate you are.

That was an incredible contest out there yesterday.  Both Pete and Alex fought
the good fight, a battle worthy of respect, awe, and deep appreciation by all
tennis fans.

Your post only serves to demonstrate how little you are capable of understanding
the power of the human spirit in a great sporting event.

I can only presume you tank all of your own matches.

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Post by Mike » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I just don't understand after getting totally fatigued in the fifth set,

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Quote:
> why Sampras continues to play this way.  As I have said befoire, his game
> should be to conserve energy so that he can hold serve easily, and take
> chances on return games to break with quick points.  Instead, he goes for
> lonng rallies on return games, which hurts his service games.

Sorry, I meant "in every five set match he plays"

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