Djokovic in loss

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  1. tennisbuck

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    Personally i think he is a lot more likable when he losses a grand slam then when he wins one. I thought he haddled it pretty well, and i am not even a fan of him at all.
     
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    He's every bit as likable when he wins. He is very exuberant with his emotional celebrations at first (which is fun) but he behaves impeccably in trophy ceremonies and always gives proper credit to his opponent. He's a nice guy all around and knows how to handle defeat and victory with the same positive attitude.
     
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    True, and yet there's a thread about him not being classy at all in the USO final :rolleyes:
     
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    There's always silly threads to flame. Bitter people with too much time on their hands. Personally, one thing I like about Djoko is that when thing are a complete mess or go terribly wrong for him, he smiles. I don't know if it helps him relax to do that but it's a nice change from the usual grumpiness and it puts me in a good mood too.
     
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    Yeah i agree with what you guys are saying. I guess i pretty much like him in winning too, but i thought his Australian Open celebration was a little to much. I found it kinda dissrespectful to Nadal.
     
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  6. Clarky21

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    No he is not. He is a buffoon,and acts like a rogue gorilla. Hardly anything "likable" about that.
     
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    He's an entertainer and he's emotional. He's a bit over the top at times but I find it endearing. He has spunk and personality. Not like other top players who put me to sleep after 5 minutes...
     
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    Why disrespectful? It was a 6 hour match for goodness sake. He was probably half delirious at the end lol. Rafa is very emotional too and he would have acted every bit as effusive if he had won the match. I think both players were impeccable during their speeches although poor Rafa was bitterly disappointed of course.
     
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    What if Fed had behaved like that after beating Nadal in slam final that lasted over 6 hours? Would you still be just fine and dandy with that type of Silverback behavior then?
     
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    Djokovic was a disgrace after winning the 2012 Australian Open in a record 6 hours. You don't behave like that after your opponent just endured 6 hours for zero reward. Probably the worst sportsmanship I've ever seen under the circumstances. I mean, ripping the shirt? This would be questionable even after a routine 4-setter. But after a heart-breaking (for Nadal) 6hr marathon? Disgrace.
     
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    Yep,but Vero will defend that Silverback behavior till the apes come home. Too bad she would not be so accepting of that disgraceful crap if Fed had done it. Double standards,ahoy!
     
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    Not true. AT ALL.

    Go watch the Federer-Djokovic Dubai 2011 ceremony. Not once does Djokovic mention his beaten opponent.
     
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    Haha, I have trouble imagining Federer rip of his shirt and beating his bare chest like that. Funny image.
     
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    Yeah,it is kinda funny. Lol. At least we will be spared it though because Fed has far too much class to ever do anything like that.
     
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    I like the way he applauds a shot of his opponent and I also like the way he treats losses.

    However, after AO 2012 final, it was disgusting to see him doing what he did. Firstly I don't like this ripping the shirt antic at all. Rafa fought for six long hours and he gave everything he had and this is how you treats your opponent..

    I never wanted Rafa to win that final. The moment he did all those antics I really regretted rooting for him. I wished Rafa had won it
     
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    Nadal was already the crowd favorite, but I think Nadal won a million new Australian fans when that happened. The support for Nadal at the 2013 AO will be at an all-time high.
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    Fed is cold and completely undemonstrative most of the time which is precisely part of why I have no interest in him. I like emotional guys, which is why I enjoy both Nadal and Djoko. You feel something? Express it. AND share it.
     
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  18. Seventeen

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    Overall I agree
     
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    What did he do that was so outrageous after the AO match? Do you remember Rafa's reaction after winning the semi of the Olympics in a very difficult match against Djoko in 2008? Maybe you need to have your memory refreshed. I can guarantee you that it was not subdued and nor should it have been. A major victory calls for an explosive reaction sometimes, it calls for joyful release and nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Yea he was classy. Murray really deserved to win this and Novak knows that. Murray 's in 1st and 2nd set really set the tone. Those two sets were incredible tennis from murray and he managed to do it again in 5th set.
     
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    AO gorilla/caveman celebration was silly and classless as was smashing hell out of a sponsors sign at the FO. He is bad in victory or defeat, I wish he'd go back to being a light-hearted joker but that would mean watching him bounce the ball 17 time before serving.
     
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    Did Nadal rip his shirt and beat his chest? No.

    I know, he actually damaged property at Roland Garros and they needed to replace the damaged property. And no penalty. Unbelievable.
     
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    I think it's because he is actually genuinely happy for his opponent....and people like good sports.
     
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    Murray is the best in a loss. Nobody has ever been better than Murray in this regard.
     
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    Djokovic is a horrible winner, I agree. However, I don't like him when he's losing either. He's respectful in the post-match interviews, but during the match he has that sarcastic smile on his face which comes off arrogant to me.
     
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    Really? Murray yells, cusses, screams at his mom. Doesn't seem like a great loser to me. And ik he won a lot of fans from it, im not a big fan of the whole crying routine thing either.
     
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  27. tennisMVP

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    I'm not sure, I can't remember. He rarely loses and I didn't think he behaved badly in the Wimbledon final.
     
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    I am so glad that you were the one to make this remark and not others on this forum. It would've been such a sign of hypocrisy otherwise.
     
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    Interesting dynamic here.. I both agree and disagree with you both.

    First, sometimes Djokovic does go overboard with celebrations. Can't remember what match, but he won some early round of a masters event I think, and acted like he just won the calendar grand slam. However after a 6 hour win vs nadal, don't blame him at all for going nuts. Nadal dropped to his knees screaming after just winning the 4th set.

    Do agree though that Veroniquem wouldn't like it if Federer did the same thing. And I dissagree he's cold. This is a guy who cried after winning his first slam, cried for ages after winning the AO title one year, cried after losing it (which brings constant criticisms that don't ever get levelled at Murray who did it twice) smashed racquets, swore on court etc (also bringing criticisms) So just cos he shouts come on instead of vamos, don't see that being cold. He's hardly Borg. But it seems to me people love Nadal's firey nature, but when Federer shouts, gets angry smashes a racquet (you know he feels something, expresses it AND shares it) those same people say "disgraceful, Nadal has much better self control!" It's hypocrytical.
     
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  30. RF20Lennon

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    LOL for the life of me I could never imagine fed doing something like that! I really like novak in post match interviews But i absolutely hate his celebrations even though hes a great guy
     
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    What year did Federer stop throwing tantrums on the court? Was it 2004 or earlier?
     
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    I don't think expressing oneself is automatically a good thing. It depends on the quality of the expression. Djokovic runs the gamut; his emotions on court have brought a smile to my face as often as they have made me sick to my stomach.
     
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    Really? He cried twice after losing. I don't personally blame him, but after Federer did it in 2009, crying after losing became the worst sportsmanship ever.
     
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    Federer had 13 slams....why should be crying then? Yeah 14 slams equal Sampras....great. The guy has so much.

    Murray has no slams....it was apporpriate to cry. Plus Brits are tought on him....so we can't call him a sissy unless it about his game.
     
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    Sobbing during a trophy ceremony has nothing to do with expressing passion. It's about feeling sorry for oneself. Big difference. Fed never shows any effusiveness during a match or after a victory. There is even a thread in general pro player section discussing him as an "introvert", so give me a break here. Everybody knows Fed is not an extrovert! He expresses anger occasionally but as I said MOST OF THE TIME he is a rather "constipated" type of guy and does not exteriorize his emotions much. If Fed was the kind to kneel on the court and beat his chest, he would at least amuse me, which of course he couldn't do, given how over-serious Fed always behaves. It's his right. It's also my right to be more responsive to a a less stuck-up and pompous style of guy.
     
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    Fed would look right silly beating his chest and ripping off his shirt after match win #70 something, wouldn't he now!
     
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    LOL Clarky, you crack me up and you are right on the money with this one. Can you imagine what veronique would say if Federer was King Kong after he won a match?
     
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    Thank God for that, who wants to see an uncivilized ape after every big win.

    Pompous? Djokovic is the epitome of pompous mocking the crowd if they turn against him, not to mention how his trashy parents have behaved over the years.
     
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    Why judge the man for being and acting like he wants to? He's naturally introvert so why expect something different from him.
    I guess he should take more roids like djoko or nadal to show more emotion maybe
     
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    Truth. Vero the Fed Hater will never get the point. Cvac is a buffoon and acts like he belongs in the jungle with the other gorillas. And his family are a bunch of big mouthed buffoons as well. You would never see Fed's family acting like they do,or saying the crap they do. Can you picture Paul Annacone humping the roof of a car half naked after a win? Right in front of the players hotel in the middle of the night? Class is something they will never understand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g43cWPNBMU0
     
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    Oh, I thought you were interested in tennis :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeap around that time it was after the Safin match I think he said he saw a replay and both of them were throwing rackets and he felt like a disgrace and decided to keep it under control
     
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    Yes I quite agree. Berdych could take and example from him!
     
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    That was the most horrendous ceremony I have ever seen it tennis. They were both exhausted and those stupid 'officials' went on and on until both were near collapse. I think Djokovic looked as though he couldn't care less at one point and only wanted to get out of the place. They were not offered a chair until they nearly collapsed by sitting on the net. Anyone who thinks that tennis is an easy option in sport should view that match and the aftermath because it was almost cruel. They fought to the end and - both great guys and we are lucky to witness that era
     
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    Djokovic is a great loser tbh. Unlike Federer and Nadal.
     
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    Don't be stupid.

    :roll:
     
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    So you call a million dollars, a ton of ranking points and a runner-up trophy "zero reward"? :roll: Are you dead set on proving Djokovic is a villain or something?
     
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    Since when did nadal fans like tennis?? :twisted:
     
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    Come on, Federer is a great loser. Just as good as Djokovic. You can't just write him off as a bad loser just because he seemed a bit angry during the US Open 2011 SF press conference, it was understandable under the circumstances.
     
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    Fed has never been a great loser. He is a much better winner than Djokovic in that he keeps himself in check and shows respect to the opponent.
     
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