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

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  3. Djokovic

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  1. deme08

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    That's loads of BS. When Federer was beaten at 2005 masters cup and paris and madrid last year, he congratulated Nalbandian for being a better player of the day on all of these occasions. So did he to Nadal at the FO.
     
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  2. daddy

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    He really can not find excusses for all his loses, I mean its easy to say nalband was better. For nadal, imho, what else can one say after losing to him so many times on clay ?

    And on top of this I can clearly remember Roger saying to Mats Wilander, prior to 2007 final at RG - We all know I have the game to beat him on clay, I know that, you know that, even he knows that. Its just a matter of putting it together on a day.

    I dont think he's got a game to beat nadal on clay.
     
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  3. flyer

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    He may congratulate them but its all in spite, when Nalby beat him he said that the courts were to slow and that indoor carpet should be faster, when Nadal won he blew off the interview and was fined 60 euros for it.
     
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  4. Nole_Destroyer

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    Sta ti pametujes bolan, jeli.Naravno da ga mrze.Ko jos moze ovako nesto pisati o Novaku.
     
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  5. stoneagle

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    some players do not show cockiness, but i am sure inside
    there is some hatred and fire inside. behind those smiles there
    is boiling inside.:evil:
     
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  6. PROTENNIS63

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    Most people like Federer. I think that should answer the questions to those who judge Fed's personality.
     
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  7. Raoul_Duke

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    Let's see how much will they like him when he's not the number one anymore.

    He does show a lack of sportsmanship in loses.
     
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  8. janipyt05

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    Wow have you had a bad day. If Rafa whom you have never sat down to have a conversation or know personally rattles your cage that much over some of the most nonsensical stuff you have some living to do my friend.

    Jealousy is not healthy for you

    Aside from that i like Nadal, seems nice to me, tries hard with his ENGLISH, gives credit were due and loses with grace. Is not defined by his clay court game were not many would try, i think he spear headed his NEW spanish generation to play on grass were most would use as a much needed mid season break now suddenly they show up in droves
     
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  9. Nadal_Freak

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    This goes to show that the *******s interfered with that other thread. There are clearly more Nadal fans than Djokovic fans. As for me I don't know why everyone likes Fed so much. He is such a girly boy with that purse and jacket at Wimbledon.
     
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  10. wilsonplayer

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    Nadal. Plain and simple. He never ever has an exscuse for why he lost. He'll simply say "He played better than me. Now I have to work on my game and try to get better." That attitude is great for the sport. I also like Nadal the best because he embodies focus and footwork. He reminds us all that focus and working hard are the real keys for competative tennis. While we might wish we could all move like Federer, the truth is, not many people (even on the pro tour) have that grace like footwork (i.e. not many small steps, more fluidly moving and striking the ball with impeccable timing).
     
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  11. PROTENNIS63

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    Because Fed is down to earth and he cares less who he practices with. He played with a junior before beating Djokovic in the US Open Final. I am sure if Nadal had a special bag for him at the French Open you will be thinking, "Oh wow how cool". Grow up man.
     
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  12. Nadal_Freak

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    I would be shocked if Nadal did something like that. Though if anyone could pull out that purse and still be masculine it's Nadal. :p
     
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  13. christinamaniac7

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    I believe roger > rafa > djoker!! but i think rafa's got such a down to earth personality! though fed's a real character...
     
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  14. Gut Reaction

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    down to earth? He is the biggest metrosexual on the face of the planet!

    He pays $800 dollars for his haircut , has his own cosmetics line, and put his initials on every piece of clothing he owns!!!!

    Come on!!
     
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  15. zhukov97

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    That's your point, only because they show respect to each other?

    Did Djokovic show no respect to the others?

    Tennis is a compete sport. People show confidence and looks like cocky. Nothing wrong about that. IMO, Roger is arrogant too, but he hide deeply.
     
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  16. zhukov97

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    Actually none of us know these three guys personally.

    IMO, I always believe that too good not to be true. Among them, Federer is the guy close to the perfect, so :(
     
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  17. Gugafan

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    seriously what are u doing on this forum other then waging personal vandettas against players. Did u get beaten by some young kid that was wearing capri pants like Nadal at your local club tournament?

    More to the point. Nadal is perhaps the most humble of all three. Unlike Joker, he accepts that there is a big gap between Federer and the rest of the field. Nadal has mentioned on many occasions, that Federer is probably the best in tennis history and Rafa strives to get better, yet does not have the arrogance or audacity to compare himself to Federer.

    Rafa's image has boosted ratings amongst young tennis fans. The 3/4 capris and sleeveless top, give off a retro look that alot of young people can relate too. Tennis has often been considered a "soft" sport, but this is now overlooked due to players like Nadal that are soo physically imposing and tenacious. Vamos Rafa!
     
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  18. stoneagle

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    rafa is the real cool guy on the court. fed, i think it's all show. remember when he was
    younger like when he was 16 he gets angry and scream all the time when he looses?.
    i think fed still has that characters inside him, he just hides it.
    if you have big endorsements from a big sporting company they
    expect you to behave professionally as much as possible. and fed
    is good at taking that responsesibility of carrying whoever is endorsing
    him. also fed think he needs to act professionally, because he is carrying the
    #1 spot. i think fed know if he acts arrogantly the american and european
    public will dislike him more,and that's bad for his image. so the question of being nice
    as a tennis player on the court is questionable. perhaps in real life (outside court)
    roger is as good of a man as much as rafa and novak.

    noticed also, fed doesn't mumble even when he's loosing. i think that's
    not natural for roger not to mumble. i think he just copy that from his idol
    pete. i never saw pete mumble during his days even when he's losing. i remembered
    seing pete when he was younger,
    he does not mumbles, but actually he acts very shy on the court. pete is the real cool
    guy on the court, no mumbling or no
    angry gestures. i think that's what pete earned him the nickname
    "mr boring"
     
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  19. Blue Drop

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    Anyone but Djokovic.

    Novak makes Lleyton look like a gentleman. And that's saying a lot.
     
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  20. barbadosan

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    Actually friend, that's called GROWING UP. becoming an adult, maturing.

    BTW, Fed has gone on record as saying the reason why he worked to control his temper was because, having watched a replay of a match between Safin and himself, he realised they were spending more time throwing racquets than playing, and it looked plain ridiculous.

    He worked to change that pattern; Safin didn't... maybe the difference in their results is instructive.
     
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  21. Morrissey

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    Your most memorable post. Great stuff and you told off Grimkack in the process. Perfection!
     
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  22. Bodacious DVT

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    Everyone who's talked with Djokovic has said that he is a very kind and sincere person. He'll actually hold a meaningful conversation with you for a while. I admire his demeanor, ethics, and his character overall.
     
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  23. Nellie

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    I do some legal work for an agent and he tells me that Djokovic is, by far, the most liked by the other players on the male tour. He hangs out in the locker room with other players, works with younger players, speaks a bunch of languages, kind to the staff and ball boys. A real smart kid too.

    Federer is an island to himself, and Nadal is, for lack of better words, not that smart - a pure machine who eats, sleeps, and plays.
     
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  24. Nadal_Freak

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    So Nadal working extremely hard makes him not smart? Lmao. Your agent said that? I do agree though that Djokovic is very likeable and that Fed and Nadal are more isolated to their private life and not as outgoing.
     
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  25. cueboyzn

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    The results of this poll speak for themselves.
     
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  26. Blue Clay

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    Nadal seems quite shy, and not as articulate in English as in Spanish, so socialises mainly with the other Spanish speaking players. He comes across as a genuinely sweet, humble person. Hating him is like kicking a puppy.

    Federer seems quite private and removed from the other players a bit, but that's down to his status and all the extra attention he gets I think. He seems like a pleasant, thoughtful sort of guy.

    Djokovic comes across as the quintessential jock - very confident, extroverted, likes a joke. This can make him seem likeable or come across as cocky and tactless depending on the context, but I think he means well.

    I like Nadal the most, personally, but I think it's good to have 3 such contrasting personalities at the top of the game.
     
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  27. Gut Reaction

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    Yes human nature is such that it jumps on the bandwagon. Federer is #1 so he has the most fans. If he falls to #2 then things will of course change.
     
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  28. Nellie

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    No one hates Nadal - he is just a kid who's been raised from a very young age to be an athlete. Everyone trains, but no one to the extent that he does. It's what makes him successful and what makes him somewhat devoid in other aspects because he has no time to do other things, like read Don Quixote
     
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  29. Gut Reaction

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    So what??? Even if that is true which I am sure its not...who the hell cares. its his life!

    The truth is people hate Nadal for only ome reason: he beats federer.
     
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  30. PROTENNIS63

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    He has the money to pay for an $800 haircut. Don't be jealous if you cannot afford it. I can't afford it either. Almost every top pro these days have their own clothing line or cosmetics line. Agassi also had his own (forgot what it is called). Grow up.
     
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  31. Gut Reaction

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    Hey ok....But I was responding to the poster who said that federer is down to earth.

    He is anything but "down to earth"....he is a pretty boy with $800 dollar haircuts, manicures and man purse with his initials in gold on them.

    Thats far from "down to earth".
     
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  32. begbie86

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    Djokovic:"It is an indescribable, incredible feeling to beat in three straight sets the best player in the world, and one of the greatest players that this sport ever had."
    "It is hard to play against the man who is so superior on every surface, and who is making success after success in last few years."

    If this is not a statement of a true sportsmen, and a gentleman, than what is it?
     
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  33. Blue Clay

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    If anyone in the ATP or WTA top 100 had read Don Quixote, I would be amazed;) Still, they'll have plenty of time to catch up on their reading after they retire, I guess!
     
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    i think nadal has better character, is quite shy about stuff and is very humble...
    djoker is just so blatantly ridiculous in some of his comments
     
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    I've heard that Janko Tipsarevic is a bit different to his colleagues on that point.
     
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  36. zhanny

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    he also said a lot of pompous stuff that he cannot back up in the future
     
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    ^ add on top of mine....
    i think 2 years ago he said he was in control of the match when he played against nadal in the french open... when nadal was obliterating him....
    /end
     
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    Oh, and like 15 years ago he said he wants to be a number one.

    Bad Novak, you should show some gratitude!
     
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    I bet that you, me and every person on this planet said something wrong in their past, but it has been forgotten... Hasn't it? He is 20 years old, remember? When you talk about his past, you talk of a period when he was a kid! And I really think that it wasn't "a lot" of pompous stuff...
     
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  40. tricky

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    As a person (or, rather, my impression from TV since none of us really know these people), probably Joker. There's a Youtube clip of him doing a cover of Proud Mary in front of a proper band. Any 20-year old dude who loves his classic rock is cool in my book.
     
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    Nadal has always shown class so in my opinion it's very hard not to like him - unless he is beating someone you like ;). I can see people liking other players tennis games, but hard not to think of Nadal as a great person.
     
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    Rafa is definitely my second choice... Only thing that I don't like about him is that he supports Real Madrid... I prefer Atletico... :)
     
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    A friend of mine; a pro tour in women knew n talked to Roger. She said that you would think talking to a big no body. Means he is just down to earth.
     
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    win a slam and this is what happenes. I can clearly remember a 10 days ago someone posted - who is more likable nadal or Djoko and the result was - 50/50 xactly. Dont believe me - look for a poll which was posted here as a thread like 10 days ago.

    There you go. I am sure the situation is like this now, people love federer, nadal has got his fans and djoko is the last because of whatever ( antics or whatever one might find interesteng to bash him ). I xpect this poll to change. If djoko is to maintain his succes people woll grow to like him, if he slips in the rankings also he will get a lot more love from here.

    old saying says " people will never forgive you succes" ... now you all know the meaning of this one. I am sure this willl be straightened out thru the next year or two. Why ? We need people like federer tha allmighty, nadal el toro and psycho joker, thats GREAT for tennis !
     
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    Hey - we are all entitled to our own opinions - right?:)
     
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  46. begbie86

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    Of course... That's why so many people died in "burjois" revolutions back in 19th century... :)

    Anyway, Djoko first, Nadal second...
     
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    I feel he should cheer for Mallorca ? :)
     
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    It would be best if he cheers up for Red Star, but for that not being possible, I'm just satisfied with his style on and off court... :)
     
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    Amen.





    (10 charchters)
     
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    Originally Posted by PROTENNIS63
    He has the money to pay for an $800 haircut. Don't be jealous if you cannot afford it. I can't afford it either. Almost every top pro these days have their own clothing line or cosmetics line. Agassi also had his own (forgot what it is called). Grow up.


    I couldn't agree more.

    Can anyone seriously tell me that if they were making the kind of silly money Roger is making, that they wouldn't blow a few hundred $$$ on something like this just for the heck of it? I mean come on. It's his money after all. And to him $800 is pocket change, when you consider he made over $2million for his win in New York together with his 2 Masters series finals in Montreal and Cincinnatti to secure the US Open Series.

    And to anyone who says he could contribute to charity causes, wake up, because he already does more than all other tennis players (except Agassi) in that regard.
     

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