AIBU to be increasingly irritated by the chanting of the "Ozzy army" supporting Kyrgios etc quite so vociferously? At least they shut up once the players actually play, but I think they simply go too far and I have to admit they are the reason I never liked Hewitt among others
Oh, me too. I find myself shouting at them to be quiet. Not a lot of good really as I am watching on television. I had the good fortune to go to the Wimbledon Championships way back in 1975. My sister and I went to the first week, and we got to see Arthur Ashe, Roscoe Tanner and Tom Okker. It was wonderful.
It's irritating but I don't turn the sound down because I want to hear the commentary (although that can get irritating, too). But nothing is as irritating as Sharipova's screeching! I don't watch her at all now, so I hope she doesn't get into the final.
Oh Is it Wimbledon fortnight?? One of the blessings of having moved away from SW London is I do not notice it at all! It was such an irritation to have your favourite places inaccessible due to the area being flooded by tennis fans cluttering up the place!
I'm watching it and I can't believe the row they are making. If I had paid for a ticket and found myself near that lot, I'd be feeling pretty fed up. I don't understand why the umpire doesn't call for quiet.
I love Wimbledon fortnight. I was a ballgirl at the qualifying tournament many moons ago for which we rewarded with a ticket for number 1 court. I lived in the area and used to go after school several times. Entry was free after 4oclocok i don't know if this is still so.
I don't watch it myself. But find it hard to understand why as crun suggests you can't watch it on mute. I'm sure you would all love to be there but you don't get a commentary when watching live sport so why do you need it in your living room. This is just my curiosity, not a criticism, each to there own.
When you watch with the sound muted, you don't get the atmosphere, sound of the balls hitting the raquets and the excitement of the spectators. That all adds to the pleasure of watching but it's ruined by the excessive chanting of these 'fans'!
I agree, sometimes I do want to listen to the commentary but it is drowned by these awful "fans". I cannot remember the name of the male Italian player but there was a group dressed in dark blue T shirts shouting for him and it was very similar.
If Maria Sharipova reaches the final, I will not be watching because her screams and grunts are way over the top.