Djokovic's post-match celebrations

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  1. SQA333

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    Anyone notice this?

    Against the top guys, Djokovic pretty much only does his outrageous celebrations when he wins against Federer. Against Nadal (excluding the Australian Open this year), Murray or any other member of the top 10, he is muted.

    I think we all know the reason why.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Prisoner of Birth

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    Yes, this is irrefutable evidence that Federer is the GOAT.
     
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  3. ledwix

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    What? Did you see Rome 2011 SF and F? And Madrid 2011 F etc.
     
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  4. RF20Lennon

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    I agree his celebrations are over the top and not classy at all but he probably feels really excited and happy when he beats the top guys (as he should) but really looks like an ape, needs to clean up that bit otherwise hes a great guy
     
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  5. djokovic2008

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    I love his celebrations they are full of passion and if I was him i'd do EXACTLY the same thing, I suppose feds finger wagging celebration was classy then? NOT!
     
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  6. norbac

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    Unless it's against Murray, I love his celebrations.
     
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  7. rk_sports

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    with your username no wonder you love it ;)

    lol..'looks like an ape'.. well put.. ZERO class.. although nothing beats that shirt tearing theatrics down under :oops:
     
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    I don't remember the "muted" part. He's ALWAYS exuberant in his celebrations.
     
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  9. Sabratha

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    Djokovic IS an over the top guy after all.
     
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  10. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    At least he shows some emotion, unlike Federer.
     
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    How come you didn't talk about the H2H here? :wink:
     
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  12. SQA333

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    OK I agree with Rome, but Madrid he barely did anything. Any yelling and screaming was only directed at his camp when he was only a few feet away from them. Compare that to... let's say World Tour Finals 2012, or Indian Wells 2011 - he was yelling all the way from the service line to the net, before and after the handshake.

    Now, cast your minds back to the 7 straight defeats of Nadal. Most of them were just elation after beating Rafa, as opposed to "AAARRRRGGGGH THAT'S RIGHT TAKE THAT YOU SON OF A F***ING B!T*H ROGER".
     
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  13. robbo1970

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    I expect the fact he's just beaten Federer, arguably the GOAT, is reason enough for such a celebration. I am a big Federer fan, but I have noticed a slight touch of arrogance creeping in to Federer's demeanour lately, so maybe that plays a part. But I don't think the wild celebrations are just reserved for Federer, having seen the shirt ripping at the AO.

    However, one of the many things I do like about Novak is how he congratulates those who beat him, with a big smile and hug. Watching Murray at the USO, crouching in a state of shock, having experienced winning a first slam before it was nice to see Djokovic walk around the net to congratulate Murray.

    I guess you also have to think back to what Djokovic was doing when Federer started his domination of the game.....he was just a teenager watching Federer on tv, wondering if he would ever get to play him.
     
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  14. dr325i

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    WOW, talking about biased comment...
    Attack the guy with the Djokovic nick, but it is OK for the "RF" guy...


    I'd take Djokovic celebrations over Federer little girl crying any time...

    However, I agree that Djokovic is not the best winner, however, he is a great loser, which is quite the opposite from your boy.
     
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  15. Murrayfan31

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    Tbh, he isn't fired up enough. He needs to throw in their faces. I beat you. I am king. YEAAH! These muted celebrations are holding back imo.
     
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  16. BauerAlmeida

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    I don't see what's the problem with emotional celebrations. Everyone on every sport celebrates when he wins a tournament. Djokovic isn't the only one who does it.
     
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  17. McEnroeisanartist

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    winning so much becomes boring after awhile.
     
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  18. sunof tennis

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    You are priceless. Usually Federer haters like yourself complain that Federer can't control his emotions and is always crying. Now, you say his has no emotions. At least pick a position.
     
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  19. VPhuc tennis fan

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    Wait till you see him tearing apart his short after the next victory :)
    Don't tell me that I didn't warn you. You haven't seen the best of Djoker's celebrations yet. The best is yet to come!:)
     
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  20. VPhuc tennis fan

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    Rafa's absence apparently makes a lot of people WOBBLE.:confused:
     
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  21. Mainad

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    Lol...did you not watch any of his celebrations last year whenever he beat Nadal (which was often) especially at Madrid where his coach rolled about half-naked on top of a car bonnet and Nadal complained about the noisy celebrations outside his hotel room?

    Muted is hardly the word I would have chosen. Djokovic usually goes bonkers whenever he wins a big tournament no matter who he has beaten.
     
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  22. SQA333

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    I definitely did not read about this. Any links?
     
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  23. hersito

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    OF course he and everyone celebrates acording to the meaning of the match won, if he wins a 250 (not the he plays them) I don't think he would celebrate a lot, win a GS and we have the T-shirt tearing, I rather see that, that someone just going to the net and shake hands, what I don't like is the racket bashing, but it's like that, the more emotional you are the more emotional you are wining or losing. That's the one thing I don't like much about federer, he plays like he has no emotions and his tennis is so good I'd love to see him a little less robotic.
     
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  26. kalyan4fedever

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    Crying like murray at wimby earns you fans but if you celebrate like djoker at wtf, he is arrogant ?? so a player should behave like a sore loser all the time to be more likeable huh ? whats the likeable criteria exactly ?
     
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  27. SQA333

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    Well all this yelling, screaming in the face of your opponent after you've just beaten them is a little unnecessary. It's OK if you direct it at your camp AFTER the handshake.
     
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  28. woodrow1029

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    LOL. What RF guy? Looks like an RK in his username.
     
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  29. RF20Lennon

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    i thought the finger wagging was cool! well the reason we are more civilized is because we evolved from apes, if you and djokovic want to go back in the evolutionary cycle and become less civilized thats up to you :) who am i stop you.
     
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  30. dr325i

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    Read again...
    Maybe you will understand the second time, then LOL...
     
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  31. ALL IN

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    I believe he expresses himself more defiantly than some of the other players because of the difficult path he had to take to make it among the games elite. He's victory "roar" and behavior that most find offensive stems from him being faced with overwhelming circumstances/responsibilities for an extended period of time. There are tremendous feelings of pressure and responsibility when your family "bets the farm" on you when you're 12 and will end up poor on the street if you don't hit it big. If you know him, you realize that this energized behavior is directed at the obstacles/pressures he had hurdled in his life up to that point and not specifically that match or that opponent. Every time he wins something significant his mind automatically takes him back to those grim days and he explodes with emotion. "I did it"
     
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  32. Crisstti

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    Grim days?, I don't think his family was ever poor...?. He's always done pretty well also.
     
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    They weren't poor,and he wasn't dodging bombs like he sensationalizes,either. Cvac was in Germany during the majority of the war.
     
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  34. Ms Nadal

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    I like Novak's celebrations! They are great and he is full of passion and enjoys the moment. I don't see anything wrong with that. At least he enjoys his job as a tennis player and he loves to win! Good for him. I have nothing against Novak, he is a good player and very nice in person :)
     
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  35. dudeski

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    Exactly. Nadal is not a challenge. Would you celebrate if you beat your 5 year old cousin?
     
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    They weren't poor by definition, but weren't thriving by any means. What ever they had they invested in Novak at the time. Gutsy move that carried a lot of pressure with it.
     
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    You have no clue.
     
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  38. GoodVibrations

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    It obviously comes naturally for him so who cares? It's not like how in baseball some closers (pitchers who finish out the game) have a ritualized celebration they do after every win no matter the importance of the game. Djokovic looks hot when he runs around screaming so it gives the ladies something to fantasize about too. :)
     
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  39. helloworld

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    Federer deserved it. He took Djokovic's seat before the match started, and it fired Djokovic up BIG time!
     
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  40. djokovic2008

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    COOL? If that's your idea of cool I'd hate to see you at the club on a Friday night.
     
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  41. cluckcluck

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    I've always thought any outrageous celebration was an act. Why? Well, these guys have been playing and winning for decades so it's nothing really new to beat each other; especially when they have played each other numerous times (Fed/Rafa/Nole/Muzz/etc.).

    To me, it just seems like one big act.

    The only one that I believe was actually genuine was Fed's 09 FO title....
     
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  42. ALL IN

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    Not many of us know how we would do in those situations. If I ever won a Masters 1000 or GS over one of the top 4 I'd probably be overcome with emotion and it would be anyone's guess as to how that would play out. I think most of us would be out of control emotionally with a victory like that.
     
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  43. Prisoner of Birth

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    It's totally natural to celebrate the way they do. Some celebrations may be jarring to us viewers or even "classless" but we can't complain. FFS, I used to celebrate just as wildly when we won football matches back in school.
     
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    And was therefore there during some of it. That's more war than I imagine most of us will ever experience in our lifetimes.
     
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    I find that Nole seems very genuine in congratulating his opponent after a lose. He gives them due credit and always enjoys the fight. Federer is very arrogant and I see no genuine appreciation of his opponent.
     
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    Actually,you're wrong,but I'm not going into it just to get attacked by the Djokotards on here.
     
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  48. rafafan20

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    Maybe because they are harder fought wins and more emotional? Just a thought...

    People read into things too much.
     
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  49. RF20Lennon

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    theres a difference between winning a pro match and a club match. For the record usually after my wins the most i do is a fist pump to myself and then go shake hands. Anyway the fingerwag was a lot better than tearing your shirt up and behaving like an ape.
     
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  50. GoodVibrations

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    Maybe if you're a b*tchy schoolgirl. At least Djoko is all man. ;)
     
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