Pat Cash : Are Rafael Nadal Nadal and Novak Djokovic boring?

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  1. Wim

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    The problem is that Nole isn't very popular. Many find his play a bit boring since he doesn't have any very specific mind-blowing shots.
    Rafa has his spin, Federer bh. Beautiful.
    Maybe it is something to do with the personalities? Don't know.
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/09/roger-federer-rafael-nadal-serena-williams-espn-stars
     
  2. Bdarb

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    Djokovic is like a robot to me. His strokes are classic, and I want to like him. But he just bores me to pieces..
     
  3. Wim

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    Specially sitting court side.... Even worse than on tv. The sliding he does is just an odd thing, nothing really powerful.
    Rafa Roger are much better watching live with good seats.
     
  4. Omega_7000

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    I think the same way about Nadal...No variety...Only high topspin shots. That's how the game is played now...At least Novak is more aggressive between the two.

    Murray has more variety but lacks a good personality.
     
  5. Wim

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    So why isn't Novak more popular? he has been number 1 for 2 years now, and people hardly know about him.
     
  6. Omega_7000

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    He will be more popular when he wins more slams (or get closer to) than the ones he is chasing...His time will come...
     
  7. Wim

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    He has to hurry then ;) He is only 11 months younger than Rafa.
    I bet my liver on that Andy will become far more popular than Djoker. It has just started here in UK. People love him more and more now when he shows more of his funny ant intelligent personality. He is the funniest guy in the top now for sure. And he is respected from the other players..that helps a lot.
     
  8. degrease

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    Slower surfaces and polyester have changed the game to wat it is today for better or worse. It is the reason the nadals djokovics and murrays have such similar styles and traits. FootSpeed and super spin are THE most successful way to play the current game.
     
  9. degrease

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    It is an oncourt personality thing. Fed was/is like the suarve artist. Nadal burst on scene like some red indian,sleeveless warrior machine..murray and novak dont really stir such emotions.
     
  10. tennissportsrog

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    Yes, Boring as hell.
     
  11. Start da Game

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    i don't care about djokovic but pat cash can bet his arse that any slam final not involving nadal will see a drop in viewership......nadal missed the wimbledon, us open and australian championships in 2012-13......everybody including nadal's haters were missing nadal......

    what federer, murray and djokovic were doing on court wasn't sufficient to keep the fans just as interested......nadal plays a unique brand of tennis and needless to talk about his fire, hunger and magic on court......
     

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