Federer is so much fun!!! Djokovic so boring

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  1. Paullaconte1

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    Djokovic can be the world no.1 but Federer's tennis is so much more enjoyable. Yesterday I had so much fun watching Roger playing with Davydenko.

    There were 2 completely different matches.

    Federer - Davydenko: refreshing aggressive tennis. Lot's of combinations... lot's of fun
    http://www.tennistonic.com/tennis-n...estroys-Davydenko-to-reach-the-semis-in-Dubai

    Djokovic - Seppi: as boring as ever. Seppi's game didn't help.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOW_D706FAc

    Baby Federer... tryi to grow fast... we need excitement in the game!
     
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    I agree. Even when Fed plays a much lower ranked player he somehow manages to make the match entertaining. Djoker, on the other hand, in a mismatched situation literally puts me to sleep. In fact i did fall asleep during his match with Bautista-Agut. It wasn't until B-A suddenly started playing better and the crowd woke me up with their cheering that it got interesting.
     
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  3. Clarky21

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    Fed is more popular than Djesus for a reason. Djesus is probably the least likeable #1 player I have ever seen in all the years I have been watching tennis.
     
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    Djokovic has a steady, grind-you-into-the-dust type of game. If you enjoy watching robots go about their business, then maybe Djoker is your man.

    On the other hand, Federer plays with style and grace, mixed with beauty and guile. That's why he's so enjoyable to watch.

    Two almost completely opposite styles. One puts you to sleep with its repetition and monotony. The other wakes you up and brings a smile to your face as you marvel in its mastery.

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  5. Relinquis

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    the problem with Novak's game is that most players are the same style as his nowadays (baseline grinders/retrievers) so when he plays a lower ranked guy like seppi, he is effectively playing a lesser version of himself.

    homogenised courts = homogenised players
    more court diversity is needed so we can see what makes Novak and his types special. Novak Vs. Murray at AO final this year wasn't as interesting as Wawrinka Vs. Novak, or Federer Vs. Murray. Because Murray and Novak are too similar in style.

    Imagine if all players were big servers like Isner and Roanic... Boring. Too similar.

    Federer contrasts well with so many players because he has such a diverse style. Can retrieve from baseline, can hit flat and powerful through the court, can hit with spin, can serve big and volley and can be an all courter... all in the same set or even game.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    The fun guy will lose to the boring guy.
     
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    That's because fun guy is 31 while boring guy is 25. :lol:
     
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  8. beast of mallorca

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    The boring guy makes fun of the "fun" guy. That makes the boring guy very funny...............:twisted:
     
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    Really? I find Nole more exciting overall (Not his game) but his demeanor and crazy personality especially after big wins. Fed's game is aesthetically pleasing to watch (not the most fun to watch though) but his demeanor and personality? Id rather watch a dog lick itself to be quite honest. Fed's personality and demeanor is BORING. His game from 2005-present is actually more boring then it was when he was from 2001-2003
     
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  10. tistrapukcipeht

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    No doubt. Djokovic/Murray/Ferrer/Nadal's tennis are boring, when they play each other I can't digest 2 hours, I always record and watch the rest later.
     
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    Interesting how they swap the roles once they leave the courts....
    Federer becomes a stuck up, money loving, always same crap Swiss, and Novak turns into open minded, fun and free speaking guy...

    Federer's style is probably going to remain the best and most enjoyable to watch, for a long time. His movement, floating on the court, smooth shots and limited court emotions are indeed pure joy to watch.
    It even becomes more entertaining when he is getting his *** kicked and when he puts some emotions into it....
     
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    federer is boring as hell to watch ND is so much cooler more flexible better defense loves his gameplay f
     
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  13. sureshs

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    The most boring guy will make both these guys look like clowns in June
     
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  14. beast of mallorca

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    *******s find Djoker's game boring because pinkFeddy can not win against him now. That's all there is to it.............:twisted::twisted:
     
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    Djokovic plays PONG boring tennis.

    Federer plays the most beautiful and exquisite game ever seen in the sport of tennis.

    Djokovic is the least likeable #1 since Lendl!
     
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  16. iradical18

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    EXACTLY!! A lot of matches with players playing the exact same type of tennis with one being more talented than the other. No variation aside from the occasional exciting point where a net approach gets mixed in despite their best efforts.
     
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  17. beast of mallorca

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    He'll do that by May, what are you talking about ? :)
     
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  18. Fiji

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    A potential Djokovic-Murray wimbledon final.


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    Only Federer can save current tennis for insomniacs. Remember the AO final this year?
     
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  19. Gonzo_style

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    Spoiler, *******! wrong section
     
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    Your posts never cease to amaze me with your closed mindedness. Either you are blinded by your hatred of Federer or you really know nothing about tennis.
     
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    Federer has really retooled his forehand. The backswing is shorter and the racquet's angle on the takeaway is different too. Impressive that the guy had the courage to change his game at this stage of his career.
     
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  22. smiley_face

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    Anyone will be boring in comparison with Roger. Who else has a more enjoyable game than Djoker now? Rafa, Muzza, Ferrer of Berdych??? His game is less beautiful than Roger's doesn't mean it's boring. His defense is great doesn't mean he defenses all the time. He's the 2nd player to watch at this time. Do you stop watching tennis when Roger retires?

    Grigor Dimitrov is a big Zero. He's already 22 and he's still a player for the future. Playing like Roger won't make him become the 2nd Roger.
     
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  23. THESEXPISTOL

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    Even Nadal with his trademark tennis is more interesting than Djokovic.
     
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    That is hilarious. :lol:
     
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  25. DeShaun

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    I've always enjoyed Roger's play, but watching these clips, it seems obvious that the most exciting aspect from either clip is Novak's footwork, speed and movement, which are electrifying in my opinion, and more of a treat to see than Roger strolling easily through the park against a slow moving, ineffective, old opponent.
     
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  26. Tcbtennis

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    Seppi's poor performance was the reason for the boring match with Djokovic. Davydenko is always one of the more entertaining players to watch. Even though it was a lopsided score between Fed and Davydenko, the level of tennis was very high. Fed was on fire. It was very fun to watch.
     
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  27. Sid_Vicious

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    Federer is number 1 for me, but I really like Djokovic's tennis game also. His outfit is hideous.
     
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  28. SassyRamirez

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    Davydenko is slow now? Anyways, in his prime Federer had better footwork than Djokovic for sure.
     
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  29. SassyRamirez

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    What's so fun about watching Djokovic's footwork speed and movement if he's strolling easily through the park against a guy playing like crap? Davy was playing much better than Seppi actually.
     
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  30. DeShaun

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    Novak made an example of Seppi, I thought, and turned up the intensity despite already having the match securely in the bag. Did you see that return of serve Novak hit so late in the match? He elevated a routine tennis match to considerable heights by creating and taking the opportunity to exhibit some spectacular tennis when he could easily have strolled through the Park against Seppi something like 6-4,6-3, only raising his level as needed in both sets. But instead, he played slam-level tennis from what I could see and Seppi looked like Monaco against Federer at the USO a couple years ago.
     
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  31. nn

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    Now almost everyone play baseline game that includes wta.

    We need some change and faster grass or few hard courts can change the style. Again wimby change the courts for more rally and now people complain either way.

    Novak and Nadal come to the net more on grass compare to Roger or Murray.
     
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    Aren't you a sampras fan?
     
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    true statement.
     
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    Is that your pick-up line as well?
    You remind me of Dilbert's Asok.
     
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    What a pickup :) Hilarious
     
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  36. Relinquis

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    You guys are going to hate me for saying this but i'll do so anyway because it is a key difference between matches and highlight reels...

    Novak is like one of my hitting partners. Plays conservative high % tennis for two+ hours then, when he is secure in his position, if he is up a set and a break he will come in for a volley or do a drop shot or the splits* or something for the highlight reel or the girls on the sidelines. Always make sure to finish the match with flair if he has a decent lead. The five minute highlights look good, but the other 2-3 hours are nondescript. The guy is a great tennis player, but let's not kid ourselves, he's not an attacking tennis player. He doesn't play first strike tennis.

    On the other hand, you have Federer**...

    Oh... and so it's not just about the usual guys... Check out this return of serve from Nikolay to save set-point... http://youtu.be/9SJZu7-yQcM?t=3m22s


    * i admit that he does this sometimes to be able to get to shots and not just showing off. pretty impressive athleticism and flexibility
    ** You really need me to explain? Just watch his latest match. The full thing. Put aside that it is Federer playing, no commentary necessary.
     
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  37. Sabratha

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    Lleyton Hewitt wasn't as liked as Novak Djokovic, he was actually hated for a while during his short lived reign at the top.

    Hewitt wasn't even cheered for during the 2005 Australian Open final, most people cheered against him as they wanted Safin to win. Hewitt was not a likeable guy at all, Djokovic is way more liked than he is. What's ironic is they have similar playing styles except Djokovic is more robotic and efficent than Hewitt could ever dream to be.
     
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  38. Indio

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    As long as the "boring" guy keeps hoisting more trophies than anyone else, he doesn't have to change a ****ing thing. It's up to his victims to force him to change.
     
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  39. Vish13

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    We are talking about watching someone "PLAY", not how someone conducts oneself after a tennis match by tearing off T-Shirt and posing as a medic. We have a big problem here if you would prefer watching a dog lick itself that watching Roger play TENNIS.
     
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    Are you five or six years old?
     
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  42. djokovic2008

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    This............
     
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  43. Tony48

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    Boring guy beat fun guy when he was 26, so, umm....yeah.
     
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    Fed went up the line with his forehand more in a 9 minute hiighlight video of 16 games, than in the whole Murray match at the AO.
     
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  45. vllaznia

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    It was really frustrating to watch that match, Murray was the aggressive player, how on earth Federer pushed it to 5 sets i will never know.
     
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    Mental strength, variety, and some better hitting at crucial times. Murray should have schooled Fed that day.
     
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  47. SassyRamirez

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    Not saying boring guy can't beat fun guy in his prime, but that the reason boring guy is the favorite and it's a foregone conclusion that he'd win they met in the final is because fun guy is past his prime and old.
     
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    Is it a fact or an opinion?
     
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    Of course it's a fact. Listen to the crowd when both players the court - who gets the louder cheers? ATP fans favorite - Federer won like the last 20 of them. Whichever way you look at it Federer's game will always be more enjoyable to watch than Djokovic. Djokovic has repetedly been pissed off during matches against Federer that he gets less support (see 2011 US Open when Fed had match points).

    Djokovic even with all the clowning he's doing (which has a clear purpose) is still 1/10 not as likable as Federer.
     
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