Federer is so much fun!!! Djokovic so boring

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  1. Hitman

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    But you gotta admit, that as a duo, these two can light up a tennis court with their laser prescison forehands. Some of their rallies are just breathtaking, and the epitome of ruthless agression.
     
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  2. djokovic2008

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    Yeah that proves it lol.
     
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  3. President

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    Roger Federer just has that ability to make any matchup great.
     
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    I like Djokovics on court personality better.

    I like Federers game style better.

    So I love to watch Federer play and love to watch Djokovic pre/post match interview.
     
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  5. Djokodal Fan

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    LOL at all the fed fans riled up reading my post.


    Jajajajajajaja!
     
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    Like his encounters with Nadal for the last 5 years.

    Great match up indeed!!
     
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  7. Mike Sams

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    Djokovic has a great style which may not be aesthetically pleasing but is extremely effective in beating anybody on any surface.
    He doesn't have any real weakness anymore. The only way to beat him is to play god-level and have tremendous variety and even then it's going to be tough.
    I can't wait to see more Nadal/Djokovic matches this season on clay. Djokovic is stronger than last year. Seems like he's back into his 2011 mode or close to it. Bigger serve, bigger forehand.
     
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  8. Steve0904

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    Still a great matchup. Much better than Djokovic-Nadal.
     
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  9. Gonzo_style

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    You mean Djokovic-Murray, I give you that
     
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    I bet if Djokovic got the louder cheers you'd mention it, LOL.
     
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  11. mbm0912

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    Too bad the fun, enjoyable to watch guy won't even get to play the boring guy in the final. Thank Berdych for that.
     
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  12. Tafmatch

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    Spot on :)

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    I enjoye watching both guys play. I think it is ridiculous to compare anyone's game to Federer's with regards to "entertainment". No player in tennis history has played a more easy on the eye game than Federer.

    I enjoy watching Djokovic do his plastic man routine and get balls back that look impossible.
     
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  14. 5555

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    You commited logical fallacy argumentum ad populum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_populum. Was it your last-ditch defence?

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  15. Start da Game

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    both are quite boring unless they are playing each other.......most of their tennis is textbook stuff, generic and very predictable.......
     
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  16. steenkash

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    The funny thing is, Djocovic would not give a crap, even if he were the 'least likeable' player on tour. Anyway Djocovic is not a boring player, yes he grinds out points however he has been involved in so many heart in mouth moments and always delivered. I'm sure a boring person would not go for that forehand return (2011 semi final US Open), like Nole did.
     
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  17. Magnus

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    Its not that Djokovic is boring as much as Federer just so insanely fun to watch. Federer is one of his kind, he makes everyone look boring and ordinary by comparison.
     
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  18. Povl Carstensen

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    Perhaps you mean the guy with the elegant strokes.
     
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  19. Relinquis

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    What are you on about?

    Federer Vs. Nadal is one of the most entertaining tennis rivalries since McEnroe Vs. Borg.

    How is this even debatable?
     
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  20. Povl Carstensen

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    If you accept cheers as a legitimate indicator of enjoyment and that enjoyable is the same as enjoyment-inducing, then tennis_pro's post is statistical documentation. But ofcourse it could be argued that Federer fans are more prone to enjoyment than others and thus the enjoyment is skewed.
     
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  21. Sentinel

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    Djokovic boring ? What are you chaps snorting ? Are you the same fellers who criticized Djoker for his wonderful impersonations -- effectively getting him to stop them (iirc).

    Anyway ... I guess he's the guy to hate now that he's on top.
     
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    throw in a reference to correlation v. causation and you can crown yourself king of the internet pedants. LOGICAL FALLACY ALERT EVERYONE.

    more people do like federer than djokovic. sponsorship dollars correlate directly to some very empirical measurements of popularity and right now roger, even in the twilight of his career, is at the top of the atp heap.

    novak is a great and effective player, but the truly luxurious adjectives still gravitate towards the federer name, because when people dream about what perfect tennis looks like, federer's game is the standard vision.
     
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    So you're not allowed to have a different taste compared to majority? Not to mention that you can like both Fed and Novak's game (even if you have a preference among them).

    I don't believe Novak will even reach Fed or Nadal's megastar status, that won't stop a number of people from enjoying his tennis.
     
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  24. TheF1Bob

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    They say Novak is boring yet their hero has no personality at all.

    ****** logic = stupid.

    8)
     
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  25. Steve0904

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    No I do not mean Djokovic-Murray.
     
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  26. Povl Carstensen

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    I dont think anyone has said anything about that?
     
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  27. mental midget

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    i agree with everything you just said. i happen to like both players and i'm amazed at djokovic's play, i'm not sure roger is likely to score another win over him anytime soon.

    my post was in response to 5555's unpleasant intellectual smugness.
     
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  28. sportsfan1

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    Watching Federer play is like seeing a magician's act - notice how many times the crowds gasps or applauds at the outrageous shots. This kind of game does take a high degree of skill, precision and a whole bunch more stuff, so it's understandable that it's fading now.
    Quoting Michael Russel "Looking back at the statistics, usually when you hit 30 your tennis career is pretty much over" (http://espn.go.com/sports/tennis/no...-30-year-old-cohorts-thriving-second-servings)

    The Djoker's game in comparison is as exciting as watching paint dry. Add in the celebrations on court and off court with coach and entourage, player box behavior, etc and you have a real worthy number 1 to root for.
     
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  29. axel89

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    exact oppositefederer is extremely boring his arrogance is just incredible tbh i wouldn't be sad if he retired
     
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  30. spperry

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    I still enjoy watching Djokovic play, Federer probably has the most pleasing game to watch as he makes it look effortless.

    Djokovic looks like grinding it out more but the AO final this year was 2 players with similar styles but still a lot to enjoy. The way the guys move and the shots they hit from defensive positions surely deserve more recognition regardless of how you feel about them personally. I wouldnt say I was a huge fan of either.
     
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    Federer choking is always fun...
     
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  32. Relinquis

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    Poker Face: Noun. An impassive expression that hides one's true feelings.

    e.g. Roger Federer's on court demeanor, winner, error, up 40-0, down 0-40, same expression.
     
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  33. Paul Murphy

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    Federer is an artist, Djok is a ruthless machine.
    I expect I'll lose a lot of interest in tennis when the great man retires.
     
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  34. Topspin_80

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    That goes to show you are not a true tennis fan .
     
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    +1 man +1

    10 +1s
     
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  36. jaap deboeck

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    Agree. I admit that I acvtually fell asleep watching the Aussie final, Djoker vs murray. zzzz! It was often like watching a TV test pattern. Federer is still often captivating, win or lose!
     
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    I find Djokovic's game is progressing and he is becoming more of an all courter and serving better.

    I find his game more exciting than Nadal/Murray. Federer obviously trumps them all.

    But I really really dislike how he matches up with a lot of top players, MURRAY ESPECIALLY (my god they have snoozefests) but Ferrer, Tipsarevic, Gasquet etc who all play similar, but lesser versions of his game. It feels like ping pong sometimes,
     
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  38. djokovic2008

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    If you cannot appreciate top class tennis which these players are then maybe you should support another sport and let the tennis fans watch, I mean that with no disrespect but this sport needs real fans not armchair supporters.
     
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    Not really. After Federer retires, I will still watch every single big tennis tournament and continue playing tennis recreationally. It's just that after Federer retires, I suspect there will be a lot less of a tennis obsession for me. I mean sometimes, I watch like 2-4 hours of tennis highlights/matches on youtube a day.
     
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  40. Paul Murphy

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    Nah, keep your stupid conclusions to yourself.
    What it does show is that I like variety and finesse - I was brought up on the tennis of the 1980s, which I imagine, you may have only heard about at best.
    It had variety and finesse in abundance.
    Federer's skill set makes for compelling viewing.
    I will watch Federer play anyone and look forward to it immensly.
    In contrast, the prospect of watching Rafa, Murray or Djok take apart some journeyman leaves me cold.
    That's why I'll miss the GOAT.
     
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    And this isn't about being anti-Djokovic. I like him immensely and he's a superb player and great "bloke" as we say in Australia.
    He's just not Roger Federer.
     
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    Federer IS tennis. What some of these other players play is a sad evolution of the game. That doesn't make it interesting or aesthetically pleasing. It doesn't surprise me that fans would say that.
     
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    One of my ambitions is to see Federer live. I was lucky enough to see Sampras playing DC in Sweden.
     
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  44. djokovic2008

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    Hopefully when fed retires armchair supporters like you will go as this sport needs REAL tennis fans not fanboys, even when the great djoker is no more there will always be some other player will great ability to watch.
     
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    no, no he isn't.
     
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  46. World Beater

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    LOL.

    What is REAL tennis? Djokovic?

    LOL.

    Tennis has taken on many forms in history. Some prefer the 90s variety, others the 60s and 70s.

    Some prefer today's tennis.

    Who are you to say what's real and not real tennis or who's an armchair expert. Some people may not like where the sport is heading - it is not any more REAL than tennis years ago.
     
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  47. World Beater

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    No..

    No player is bigger the game.

    Federer is nothing without all the players that came before him...
     
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  48. 5555

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    The debate here is about whose game is more fun to watch, and that is a matter of opinion.

    Are you sure you carefully read what I said? Go read again.
     
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