Who Do you like best as a person? Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic?

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Who do you like best as a person?

  1. Federer

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  2. Nadal

    32.0%
  3. Djokovic

    18.5%
  1. Leelord337

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    Who do you like best as a person?

    Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic?
     
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  2. Leublu tennis

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    Djokovic, by far. He seems to be such a likeable person. Very much like Baghdatis. He has a real personality and its a pleasure to watch him on the court.
     
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  3. Sarzy

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    Roger, definitely. A nice down to earth guy. I can easily imagine having a good chat with him.
     
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  4. Raoul_Duke

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    Novak.

    He is passionate, hard-working and amusing young fella.
     
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  5. kirschbomb

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    A tie between Federer and Nadal
     
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  6. A.J. Sim

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    I like Federer the best (although I root against him whenever he plays an American). He seems to be a gentleman and carries himself with grace when he walks out on the court. It doesn't hurt that he's a stylish dresser of the court as well (clothes don't make the man but they help him when he's made).

    How can you not like a guy who says that "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." :wink:
     
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  7. Rickson

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    Novak is the player everyone likes to hate and I'm sure most of us like hating him.
     
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  8. Grimjack

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    1. Federer. Fed plays fairly and competes hard. He answers questions honestly, if a bit brashly from time to time. Is never crude or unkind, however -- simply his blunt, analytical Swiss demeanor. He comports himself in a gentlemanly manner, and seems to have his life stable and together off the court.

    2. Djokovic. Is a bit of a clown, but good-naturedly so. Comes off as a bit uneven, personality-wise, which is understandable. On the one hand, he's clearly a jovial, good-natured competitor, but on the other, he's clearly intense and doesn't like it when things aren't going his way. Typical of a young, talented, intelligent man trying to find the balance between greatness and graciousness. Takes advantage of the rules in a way that pushes his opponents, and I'd like to see less of this from him as he matures.

    3. Nobody belongs at #3, as the gap between the first two and the last is so big.

    Last - Nadal. He cheats. Plain and simple. He knows he does it, he's been called on it, and he continues to abuse his position of power as a recognizable face in a struggling sport. Stalls, solicits coaching, and is always ready with his pre-tournament pseudo-injury excuse..."just in case." He's clearly not very bright, and it comes through in his duh-duh interviews, where he can barely piece together thoughts in the lingua franca of competitive tennis -- English. It's the sport that pays your bills, assclown -- learn the language and grow up. He's filthy, always coming on the court with greasy hippie hair. And his effeminate clothing, demeanor, and lifestyle are all bad influences on impressionable young viewers.
     
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  9. AznHylite

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    Most people would choose Novak over the other two, I think. He really cuts it close when he calls his injury timeouts, and when he bounces the ball like 20 times. It's really something that gets in your head, whether you like it or not.
     
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  10. daddy

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    ^^^ good post, good to see people who are not haters. Nice review.
     
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  11. daddy

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    surely you are putting a lot of effort into trying to emphesize that. :twisted:

    good thing that you have your legend status here to abuse telling us what should we do and who should we hate.
     
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  12. federer envies me

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    i hate djokovic. he seems very cocky and arragent unlike bagdahtis
     
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  13. 0range

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    Grimjack your comments re. Nadal is so personal and hateful, what did the guy ever do to you?

    Some of the words you used are really uncalled for. Geez.
     
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  14. Moses Man

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    Whoa now, I think that's crossing the line.

    Just because English is not his first language, and/or that he struggles with English, you claim that he's not very bright? As far as your statement that "It's the sport that pays your bills" as a reason why he should learn English better--I'm pretty sure that Nadal is more focused on getting better at playing the sport that pays his bills. Very prudent of him, and intelligent, I might add. In addition, stooping to the level of using personal epithets is never a classy act...

    I wonder where you would rank in a "Which member of TTW do you like best as a person?" poll ;)
     
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  15. flyer

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    What is it about Nadal's clothing, lifestye, and demeanor that are bad for young viewers?
     
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  16. Morrissey

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    You should be banned because you write useless posts and that qualifies for spamming.
     
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  17. 10nisDude~

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    ^ thats tru...he had no excuse when he lost to tsonga...look tennis is a world sport...it is very common that a person from a non-speaking english country struggles to speak it...there are probably worse players on the tour who cant speak english...and u also go into his look, it wut he prefers...did he do anythin horrible to u??
     
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  18. Morrissey

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    He's a hater plain and simple and trust me, the more Joker beats up on Fed the more he'll hate Joker as well. He's also dumb. What about Nadal's lifestyle? He lives in the same home in Mallorca with his family. Not controversial and always has great press conferences, gives hjis opponents credit, wins grand slams and works his ass off. Yeah, what a terrible role model. Grimjack you're a waste of posting space. :)
     
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  19. MichaelChang

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    Djoko doesn't show respect to Fed and Nadal. Both Fed and Nadal shows enough respect to each other. For that matter, I can not bear with Djoko's cocky attitute, have to say like Fed the best, then Nadal.
     
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  20. daddy

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    Then , so many people here do the same thing ( I dont think he did it, he stated what he think ) that the whole board should be shut down ? ;)

    Do I need to write down just the thread names today as a proof for this or will you believe me ?
     
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  21. 0range

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    This post is just as useless.
     
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  22. zagor

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    Why do you hate the guy so much? I don't approve some of Nadal's actions on court but I always got the impression that he is a genuine nice guy off court.What's this about his lifestyle? As far as I know he is no Safin or Becker,quite the opposite actually.
     
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  23. Morrissey

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    Grimjack is the resident jerk. He'll use 100 percent of his posts to hate on Nadal even if the thread isn't related to Nadal whatsoever. He should post in MTF instead of here. He's out of his mind. Nadal never did anything to him but beat Fed over and over. And I guess that's something he can't tolerate.
     
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  24. Nole_Destroyer

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    Youa are total fool, mamicu ti,how can you say
    He is the best player and personality I ever seen.
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  25. tacou

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    I hung out with them all yesterday and they all have cool, unique personalities.

    Oh wait, I was only watching them play tennis on TV... I don't know them as people at all :(
     
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  26. nextfederer

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    The All Mighty Fed!!!:d
     
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  27. Rickson

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    Let's face it. They hate Novak
     
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  28. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Roger and Nadal by far, they both seem very down to earth and private at the same time.

    Djokovic is ok, I have no problem with him but he would fall 3rd in this category.
     
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  29. futuretoptenner

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    It's close for me personally between Federer and Nadal but it's because they're very honest and down to earth. Nadal is incredibly modest.
     
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  30. caesar66

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    I like all three because we get three different personalities at the top right now. I like fed best as a player, and I guess he seems to do more off court charity stuff, but personality wise they seem like three positive people
     
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  31. daddy

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    As was yours. Thats the whole point of mine post. You said he is an idiot , yet there are many of them here, so I pointed out what you said is useless.

    Want me to say something on the topic? Want to be hated? Win a slam and there you go .. all fans of other players will plane and simple hate you ;) Easy .. they will find excuses like tossing, bouncing , attitude. Behind their keyboards, they are the kings, they can say and write anything !
     
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  32. daddy

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    Told you so, you will post everywhere you can .. ;) trying too hard rickson. How many nicks do you have ? ;)
     
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  33. Gmedlo

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    Amazing how offended people can get by a professional player's personality when they have never even had a conversation with them.
     
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  34. daddy

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    What is amazing is how do they get offended in first place ? Explain this ? I mean we all have private lives, I do tend to believe that. How can some match or player on atp offend you ?
     
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  35. Rickson

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    lagati!!!!
     
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  36. daddy

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    ti ne govoriti kako treba .. ;)

    Oh my dear friend Rickson .. Will ninman pay up on a bet or not, just to take this to another level. Did he contact you ?
     
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  37. 0range

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    Uh I think you got the posters mixed up. For someone who has a lot of time on his hand you sure spend more time writing then reading.
     
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  38. Alexio92

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    I prefer Novak.
     
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  39. daddy

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    Sorry, I have a duty to fulfill here ! You are correct.
     
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  40. BallzofSkill

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    Federer because he's honest and passionate.
     
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  41. Morrissey

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    True. Win a slam and you've got a world of haters. Win 2, 3 and it gets even more obsessive.
     
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  42. Nadal_Freak

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    Nadal is by far my favorite. I still don't know if I like or dislike Djokovic. He seems alright. Federer I don't like.
     
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  43. cueboyzn

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    In my opinion having watched them for the past 2 or 3 years, their post match interviews, comments in the press, etc. it has to be Federer, Nadal, then Djokovic. Nadal and Federer are seasoned and polished pro's both on and off the court. Djokovic still has some things to learn but he is still young.. Which makes Nadal even more remarkable considering he is only a year or so older than him.
     
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  44. maneater

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    Nadal! He's just loverrlyyy
     
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    800$ for a hair cut id definitely a down to earth way of being...

    BTW: people still judge a personality based on their performance or atittude on court? Me being Portuguese, this comes to mind : JOSÉ MOURINHO!
     
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  46. Leublu tennis

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    You are right; Djokovic has a bit of a bratty personality. At the same time, just like Bagdatis, he smiles at the crowd, smiles at himself, and reacts in what I would call a very human way. I don't like tennis machines like Federer and Nadal. Given the chance, I would not even approach them off the court. Ever see Federer before the match when he is practicing? Same cold unemotional person. So I watch them play, but I don't like them as individuals.
     
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  47. Blade0324

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    I have to go with Rafa on this one. Seems to be the most genuine and nice guy of the bunch. That said all 3 are excellent representatives of the sport.
    We are very lucky to have 3 amazing players that are also very good people off the court. It's great for tennis.
     
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  48. Gut Reaction

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    As many know , I disrespect Roger for always having an excuse for his losses.

    If you look at everyone of his interviews you will see that he has excuses ranging from wind, interuptions,blisters, illness, not playing well.

    Face it Fed....you were just beaten that day. On that day the Joker was the better player. end of story.

    Equally nadal beat you at the FO not because of "coaching" or a "One dimensional game". he is just a better player than you on clay. Thats the truth.
     
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  49. flyer

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    Exactly! Roger has never once said "He was just better than me today," he always has an excuse of some sort, even if he say the other guy played well he always says something about him being handicapped and thats why he didn't win and that if everything was fair he would have
     
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  50. FrontRowGrandstand

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    expected from Grimjack

    1. Nadal

    HUGE GAP

    2. Djokovic

    NOT A BIG GAP

    3. Federer
     
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