Djokovic-Desperate for public affection?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by aphex, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    his antics at the end of today's match---going over to bennetau's side and
    putting a towel on his knee...bliah!

    so cheesy and obvious in attempting to win over the wimbledon crowd...
     
    #1
  2. S H O W S T O P P E R !

    S H O W S T O P P E R ! Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    In your thredz, stealin ur bukkits
    Maybe he was just being a good sport? You talk about him like he ran over and started kicking Bennetau's knees.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
    #2
  3. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    26,016
    Location:
    Weak era
    No,I think Djoker was just being a nice guy.He isn't as bad as people think here.
     
    #3
  4. gj011

    gj011 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,548
    Location:
    Back from prison
    Nothing wrong with what Djokovic did. He just helped injured fellow player.

    It more looks like the OP is desperate for public affection here. :roll:
     
    #4
  5. Cyan

    Cyan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,372
    Nole is a nice guy actually. He is very sensitive....
     
    #5
  6. Camnation

    Camnation New User

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Oh my God. How dare Djokovic! To actually cross over the net... and show concern! Then to allow Benneteau to take a medical time-out in the middle of a game... he should be banned from the tour for these antics!
     
    #6
  7. RCizzle65

    RCizzle65 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,928
    So OP you think it would have been better if he just stayed there? Djokovic was being a good sportsman, I hate how everyone drops on anything on any of the big players trying to make it sound negative.
     
    #7
  8. jc4.0

    jc4.0 Professional

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    803
    Djokovic can't do anything right, it seems. What made you think his gesture was insincere? I think he's been given a bad rap in the media. None of us knows the guy - and you can't judge someone by their "public persona".
     
    #8
  9. Underhand

    Underhand Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    6,212
    Location:
    Serve'n Valley
    Đoković is a good actor.
     
    #9
  10. ayuname

    ayuname Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    695
    He has experience match injuries, give him a break.
     
    #10
  11. vtmike

    vtmike Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Location:
    Texas
    He is a good dancer too... ;)
     
    #11
  12. vtmike

    vtmike Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Location:
    Texas
    Agree +1
     
    #12
  13. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    chill out gaiz! i'm just saying it seemed forced...
    if you combine it with how he hugs all his opponents at the net lately,
    it's obvious he's trying to move away from being the atp clown...
    nothing wrong with that, but he's overdoing it a bit
     
    #13
  14. Camnation

    Camnation New User

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    It didn't seem forced to me. And he's always hugged his opponents at the net. You're obviously trying to villianize him any way you can... :-?
     
    #14
  15. gj011

    gj011 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,548
    Location:
    Back from prison
    :rolleyes:
     
    #15
  16. gj011

    gj011 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,548
    Location:
    Back from prison
    Very well said. And he is overdoing it a lot.
     
    #16
  17. Cyan

    Cyan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,372
    They always have to bash nole.
     
    #17
  18. RCizzle65

    RCizzle65 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,928
    If Djokovic just stood there when he was in pain I bet there would be a topic about that too.
     
    #18
  19. Dutch-Guy

    Dutch-Guy Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    7,048
    Location:
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    Djokovic can't do nothing good.Can he? 'd you say the same thing if it was Fed?
     
    #19
  20. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    wtf is villianize?
     
    #20
  21. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    yes.

    10char
     
    #21
  22. shrakkie

    shrakkie Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    755
    First and foremost I am a MASSIVE Fed (GOAT) fan, but why all the Nole bashing. He seems like a decent bloke, he was trying to be helpful.

    I think the OP is either mis-interpreting the situation or trying to villianise Djoko...
     
    #22
  23. Camnation

    Camnation New User

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I know it's not a word but if it was one it would be exactly what you are doing.
     
    #23
  24. Brned

    Brned Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    205
    Maybe he wouldn't, but I'm pretty some *******s would.
     
    #24
  25. Cyan

    Cyan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,372
    The problem is that both Rafa and Nole have committed the crime of beating Fed at a slam so they will be bashed for this for not allowing Fed to have 20 slams already :rolleyes: Wait 'til Murray beats Fed at a slam and he will be bashed like there is no tomorrow.
     
    #25
  26. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    [​IMG]
     
    #26
  27. Dutch-Guy

    Dutch-Guy Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    7,048
    Location:
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    What do you mean by that? And who are those "*******s" you're referring to?
     
    #27
  28. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    i suppose you, n_f and veroniquem
     
    #28
  29. VivalaVida

    VivalaVida Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,958
    ROFL. you have no idea what you are talking about do you? Stop with your BS. No one says this stuff because djokovic and nadal beat federer at a GS. Heck, Federer owns both. How many slams does djokovic have? 1. federer? 14. That is obviously not the case.
     
    #29
  30. All-rounder

    All-rounder Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6,301
    Location:
    Transitional era
    Murray has been bashed ever since US open 2008 SF
     
    #30
  31. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    even before fed crushed him in the final!
     
    #31
  32. Camnation

    Camnation New User

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    This picture is more apt for this thread.
     
    #32
  33. Dutch-Guy

    Dutch-Guy Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    7,048
    Location:
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    Fed "owns" Nadal?
     
    #33
  34. DarthFed

    DarthFed Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,468
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Wow..i thought Nole was being a good sport a nice guy..

    but i see i was all wrong..he was stealing Julians' spotlight..the attention ***** :roll:
     
    #34
  35. Cyan

    Cyan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,372
    Yeah but the bashing will become unbearable once Murray beats Fed at a slam.....
     
    #35
  36. VivalaVida

    VivalaVida Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,958
    I am talking specifically about the grand slam tally. 14 >6>1
     
    #36
  37. Cyan

    Cyan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,372
    Fed does not own Rafa.
     
    #37
  38. Cyan

    Cyan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,372
    So? H2H says otherwise. Fed has more slams than anyone on tour but there are players like Rafa and Murray that own him in the H2H...
     
    #38
  39. All-rounder

    All-rounder Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6,301
    Location:
    Transitional era
    There will be criticism on fed's behalf and praise on Murray's people will say Murray is a warrior and can beat federer at any slam at best of 5 and if he does win Wimbledon then he becomes number 1 then you will have maximo here 24/7 talking about how Murray owns Federer and nadal and how he will dominate tennis for 4 years and so on.....
     
    #39
  40. DarthFed

    DarthFed Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,468
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    And in the H2H alone
     
    #40
  41. VivalaVida

    VivalaVida Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,958
    Yeah. Lets see. Nadal is legit because he has beaten federer at slams and smaller tournaments but Murray is nothing compared to federer at all. If he beats federer at slam then we can talk about this. Murray has bigger troubles to worry such as being able to get past players like verdasco and gonzalez at slams. Federer has 14 slams and nadal has 6 and is already crying about his knees.
     
    #41
  42. Dutch-Guy

    Dutch-Guy Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    7,048
    Location:
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    The same can be said about Fed before he turned 23.At that age Nadal already won 6 slams.
    Rafa vs Fed in slams 5-2.H2H 13-7.Tell me who owns who.
    Btw Fed 28,Rafa 23,Nole 22.Wait til they reach that age to say if he "owns" them.But let's not get at that.Offtopic.
     
    #42
  43. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,318
    I thought it was a very nice touch from Djoker.
     
    #43
  44. thalivest

    thalivest Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,486
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    I do think he feels frusterated at times since he feels like he gets little love from the tennis viewing public with the very popular Federer and Nadal always ranked over him, and now the new hyped up British hero Murray on the rise. I think at times it is frusterating to him. It is a shame that I think he got off on the wrong foot in some ways with his crazy parents, and he got unlucky to not take #2 atleast temporarily over either Nadal or Federer and now drops to #4 without ever rising above #3, and he is from a small country with limited tennis history, and then the U.S Open debacle after the Roddick match. I think all this has combined to give him a somewhat unfair public image and not get the public affection and support he deserves.
     
    #44
  45. CountryHillbilly

    CountryHillbilly Banned

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    1,701
    Djokovic seems like one of the nicest guys, on court at least. He is one of the few that applauds his opponent's good shots.

    Many *******s remember his occasional Fed bashing last year, but that is done now, so a little respect now please...
     
    #45
  46. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    funny how *******s, djokers and murraybores have become best best friends
    after fed's official goat coronation...
     
    #46
  47. CountryHillbilly

    CountryHillbilly Banned

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    1,701
    In 1981 Borg had plenty of grand slams and many probably regarded him as the goat, but it was still OK to believe that he may very easily be beaten by McEnroe if they happened to meet in a match.

    So the fact that Fed has 14 slams says nothing about what would happen if he meets Murray in a match, against whom he has a very inferior H2H.
     
    #47
  48. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,318
    Agreed. Good post.
     
    #48
  49. Giggs The Red Devil

    Giggs The Red Devil Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    271
    You’re being too naïve. He’s trying to distract them and mess with their rhythm with his so-called “applauds”.
     
    #49
  50. aphex

    aphex Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    athens, greece
    +1

    10char
     
    #50

Share This Page