Is he serious? No, and I hoped the whole posting would be absurd enough to make it obvious what a ridiculous thing I, along with any other slightly functioning person, thinks it is to actually physically ATTACK someone to allow a rival to “overtake” them. For the record, Nadal is a phenomenal player and I wish nothing but a long, fruitful career for him, and Monica Seles was another phenomenal player who did absolutely nothing to deserve having her career messed with in ANY way, much less like that.
I admit, I used to poke fun at Nancy Kerrigan’s response and plight. (She didn’t help herself that she was so ungrateful for a silver medal and then a Disney parade appearance and then…)
Perhaps taking a pipe to the knee seems like innocuous fun because it comes across as a game of CLUE gone bad. (Tonya’s henchman, with the pipe, behind the hallway curtain.) The man didn’t seem to intend to kill her by any means. Conversely, we still don’t know (and likely never will) what Seles’s attacker, Gunther Parche, intended in reality.
I read Seles’s autobiography awhile back, and she notes the occurrence of the Kerrigan attack, watching it on TV and thinking “It’s happened again; another female athlete’s been attacked.” She responded in horror and flashed to her own traumatic experience.
Upon reading that part of the book, I resolved to not make fun of Kerrigan’s “Why me?” reaction anymore. We don’t know what they felt or went through.
This is definitely not funny.Monica won 8 GS as a teenager.She was unstoppable at GS and season ending championships.Seles was attacked to allow Graf overtake her.Graf benefited a great deal,no doubt.
Poor Seles was attacked because she was a better player,she was the one winning the majors.She didnt do anything to see her career ruined and her rival’s zoom to the skies at her cost.