I see that TW doesn't like "cocky" pros

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  1. LittleTinGoddess

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    I've never had a problem with cocky pros in any sport, provided they can back up their cockiness with impressive results. I actually see them as people who are honest with themselves and not afraid to wear their grandiosity on their sleeve.
     
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  2. Prisoner of Birth

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    Not true. Federer is as cocky as one can get and this forum loves him. Actually, all Tennis forums love him. Well, I guess you can't be a Tennis fan and not like him.
     
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    I think it's mainly the media's influence over players. If someone says anything remotely offensive or 'arrogant', the media villifies it as such even if that's a player's honest opinion
     
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  4. LittleTinGoddess

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    Yep. I'll extend that statement by saying that the media doesn't allow athletes to be ******bags. They're forced to hide their ******baggery for some reason. I, personally, like ******bags such as Lendl and Soderling.
     
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  5. Mick

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    Talk Tennis members love winners and don't like losers. If Djokovic or Federer or Murray or Nadal lost, there would be threads about how they are "finished."
     
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  6. reversef

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    Obviously, many people here like cocky people, since they like Federer.
     
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  7. dominikk1985

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    It depends.

    some cocky pros do get away with this and are in fact even liked for this (mac, safin) while others (especially young athletes get a lot of flack for this)
     
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  8. nikdom

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    Still don't understand how Federer is called cocky. I think he's very easygoing for all his accomplishments. Roddick, who sneaked in a slam when no one was looking, was more cocky all his career than Roger could ever be.
     
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    You can be subtle in being arrogant, or you can be an a**hole like Tomic, I like his style but his off-court personality puts me off. Tomic is the polar opposite to Djokovic for me.
     
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  10. heninfan99

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    Websters: boldly or brashly self-confident

    I actually don't see Fed as cocky. His confidence has a politeness to it 99.9% of the time.

    I did like it when Djoker years ago said he believed he could beat Federer. That you have to have that belief. It's true.

    I think Tomic falls into cockiness camp but I agree it's kind of refreshing to have someone like that in the mix.

    I dislike false humility even more than cockiness. Agassi has shown both at times but reading his book made me realize being a top player is a lot to handle for any young person.

    For me the worst is when someone is a whiny brat on court.
     
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