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How privileged is truly privileged? Are we talking about Pegula level privileged or merely Federer and Nadal level privileged? An important distinction...
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Agree. Camila, from here, comes from middle class. Galan also. Alejandro Falla came from below, Santiago Giraldo is upper class. A mixed bag.
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ti-amie wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:36 pm

^ Of course...
Sigh...

Personally, instead of the boring "Out" call, I'd like to see a tournament be brave enough to have the automation exclaim things like "Not even close!"... "Is that the best you can do?"... "How could you miss that?"... "Come on - my grandmother could make that shot!"... etc.
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Deuce wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:51 pm
ti-amie wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:36 pm

^ Of course...
Sigh...

Personally, instead of the boring "Out" call, I'd like to see a tournament be brave enough to have the automation exclaim things like "Not even close!"... "Is that the best you can do?"... "How could you miss that?"... "Come on - my grandmother could make that shot!"... etc.
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"That one will sting for weeks."
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Maybe rotate in some positive ones:
"Closer than last time!"
"That was a hard shot."
"Finish your swing!"
"You're still making an obscene amount of money today."
"Don't worry, no one's really watching."
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As long as they do not use the name of the main sponsors, because shouting "Western and Southern Financial Management Services" after a 1st serve fault...
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Promoting a sponsor instead of an 'out' call a while ago would have resulted in the misplaced and rather awkward "You've come a long way, baby!"
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Deuce wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:59 am Promoting a sponsor instead of an 'out' call a while ago would have resulted in the misplaced and rather awkward "You've come a long way, baby!"
Ha! The first few tournaments I went to were sponsored by Virginia Slims
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It was cigarettes. It was bad for your health. We know the whole story.
But when nobody wanted anything to do with the incipient tour, Virginia Slims was the sole sponsor willing to put some money there.
BJK and Navs have been very frank about how agonizing it was for them to accept them as sponsors.
Anyway, not what we are discussing here. Sorry.
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