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

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Leelord337, Jan 27, 2008.

?

Who do you like best as a person?

  1. Federer

    49.5%
  2. Nadal

    32.0%
  3. Djokovic

    18.5%
  1. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Either Federer or Nadal, but I went with Federer. He's a really genuine and caring person; it shows through his foundation. Nadal is a good kid who is very respectful, modest, humble, and I'm sure he'd be a fun guy to hang around with.

    As for Djokovic, I think he's being really fake with the media, coming off as a fun and carefree kid with a good sense of humour.
     
  2. malakas

    malakas Banned

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    15,791
    Location:
    Greece
    booo!:)

    I personally like Federer the best,then.. it's a tie between Nadal and Djoker really.Though I don't like either very much tbh.
     
  3. Alejandro D

    Alejandro D Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    747
    Nadal is the person of them three and one of the best of the whole circuit.
     
  4. cueboyzn

    cueboyzn Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    991
    Location:
    SA
    Federer and Nadal are very close I would say. Djokovic on the other hand just comes off as false. What kind of example are he (and his mother) setting for his two younger brothers (particularly the more impressionable younger one). They need to learn some humility. This is the same reason why Federer/Nadal lead this poll by some margin.
     
  5. daddy

    daddy Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Location:
    Moon Balls
    Lets acuse him of steroid talking and wipe him out of the tour. OMG he is setting bad example ! Omg he took out federer and won a slam .. ;) kidding. Anyways if you expect 20yr old kid to set an example it would be in a fighting spirit and determination deparment, belief in himself and so on. As for the rest, Federer will do it. ;)
     
  6. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    Well i dont like Federer because he lies.

    In his loss to canas he had said that he had no foot issues. But then when asked again later about it he said that he lost that match because he really did have foot issues (an excuse he uses often). Check it out.

    The Indian wells Loss to canas Post inteview:

    Q. Was your ankle bothering you?
    ROGER FEDERER: No, no problems.
    Q. Your feet weren't bothering you at all? Then why the time-outs?
    ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I just had to take the tape off. Both feet (indiscernible) sometimes. You have to do that.


    Rogers second video interview:

    He says in the very first line about his loss to canas at Indian Wells:

    "I didnt have a problem with the Indian Wells loss. I had some issues with my foot.....it was quite straightforward to explain that loss":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMRal-KrRL4&feature=related
     
  7. begbie86

    begbie86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    Why do you think that he is being fake with the media?
     
  8. begbie86

    begbie86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    Oho! I like this post! Can't wait to see how will Fed's fans explain this...
     
  9. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    they can't . Instead they just get it deleted and bury the truth . Spread the word. Not much time.):
     
  10. user92626

    user92626 Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,182
    They all have different qualities that I could enjoy equally. I like Fed's calm, composed manner, I like Nadal's go for broke, and I like Djokovic's never giving up.

    What's not to like about these guys? They're all in their 20s, and at 20s most guys I see around are immature aholes, living with parents and can't hold down a minimum wage job, never listen to common sense (let alone being coached to be the world's tops)
     
  11. Silke1c

    Silke1c New User

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    58
    Location:
    Michigan
    I like Djoker,the fact the plays fearlessly ranks him high in my book. I envy having the ability to play like that. It really shows that he has confidence in the work he puts in as a player to hit out on every shot. This is also very similar to Rafa the only thing I don't like about him is the capri shorts!! Federer is last on my last only because I'm a straight up hater:) I'm bored of his domination and the talk of his perfection (doesn't he lead the world in number of miss-hits?) I'm hoping to see Djoker at the top soon!
     
  12. begbie86

    begbie86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    They'll have no argument to make if they delete this one...I don't think it will happen'..
     
  13. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    They deleted the last one without blinking an eyelash.
     
  14. Lisabosemcd

    Lisabosemcd New User

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Why Roger, of course!
     
  15. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    I Fed holds the world record for most same excuses in one paragraph.


    Q. You've lost first sets before, but the second set you looked pretty flat, like you couldn't find anything out there. Just talk about that.

    ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, like I said, you know, I didn't really get into that second set at all, you know. I started okay, and, you know, after -- I mean, I hate taking time-outs, you know. It's just something I hate doing. Here it takes forever for the guy to come down, you know. By the time I got into the second set, you know, the whole thing was just dead, you know. And you're down a set. It's already not easy. You kind of try to get back up. It just wasn't meant to be. Then I had to take another time-out. So it was just a lot of interruptions, you know. I mean, when you're up, it's no problem, but when you're down, it's kind of -- it really messes with your rhythm. And even though it was easy to play later on, because the shadows were there, it was nice to play and not much wind, it was nice. But, yeah, like I said, it was just not right today.
     
  16. user92626

    user92626 Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,182
    What's the difference between an excuse and well, whatnot?

    If Fed repeated this enough time, it would mean that that's his real weakness because it's consistent to his loss. Now if a guy has a different reason for every loss, I would start to question his skill than looking into the reasons.
     
  17. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    Well then start questioning because federer has an excuse for everyone of his losses. Go ahead read any interview and you will find an excuse. i dare you.
     
  18. user92626

    user92626 Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,182
    Gut,

    That response of mine was to this of yours.
    "Fed holds the world record for most same excuses ..."

    I of course do not typically follow interviews to know... :)
     
  19. Virtuous

    Virtuous Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Messages:
    378
    You can always tell who the "anyone but Federer" and anti-Fed bandwagoners are: the vast majority of their posts are dedicated to giddily dissecting and analysing every move, soundbite, nosepick or whatever to justify their obsessive hatred. Apparently that's way more fulfilling for them than discussing their supposed favorite.

    I like Roger's dorky sense of humor that we see in his unguarded moments. He seems like he would be cool to be around.

    I don't have much of a read on Nadal's off court personality, so I'm indifferent.

    Everything ND does/says comes off as contrived to me. I find his persona completely unappealing.
     
  20. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    Its not that at all. I actually dont hate Federer. I dont respect his excuses and his fake public image but thats not what irks me.

    What irks me is this board. Anything even mildly construed against federer is punished and censored. I am simply a rebel and I hate authority.

    If we would simply be allowed to speak then that would be the end of it. Instead it seems like a witchunt. We have to constantly fight to get the word out. We are persecuted and stomped on .

    So until we get the right to freedom of speech, we will always rebel. And like Nadal we will never say die.

    It must be hard being an administrator and policing every critique of fed all over the place. Its a full time job.

    I guess this whole battel is symbolic of why some people like Nadal or Djokovic versus Federer. Roger is the establishment and the conservative one while nadal and Djokovic are the rebels and the underdog. I always associated with the later.

    Let the rebellion live on!!! Long live Nadal and Djokovic and Tsonga and whoever else knocks the crap out of the status quo.
     
  21. matchmaker

    matchmaker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    4,040
    Did not do the poll because I am not such a fanboy.

    Fed and Raffa seen to be sportsmen off court. About Djoker I don't know. The problem is that when any of them dominates they will automatically be disliked. No one likes people who always win.

    There is only one players I really liked: Kuerten. Always gave it his everything. Nice, gentle, charismatic.
     
  22. user92626

    user92626 Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,182
    Hmm...I do.
     
  23. malakas

    malakas Banned

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    15,791
    Location:
    Greece
    lol!!!Well,since this board irks you so much why don't you do yourself and us a favour and never post here again,little rebel?:rolleyes:

    Nadal and Djokovic,both slam winners and no2 and 3 respectively aren't part of the status quo??:-| riiigghhtt..
     
  24. Virtuous

    Virtuous Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Messages:
    378
    The reason posters like you "are persecuted and stomped on" is because you pick apart the most mundane things or exaggerate them to support your opinion and then hold that opinion up as fact. It's only when others are especially nasty towards a player or come up with ridiculous reasons for dislike that you see people react (regarding only fed but nadal, djoko etc.). You can drudge up and compare and contrast all the year old interviews you want, you aren't changing anyone's mind.
    As for his fake public image, I think most people have more faith in people who've actually met him as opposed to the delusions of someone waging a "symbolic battle."
    http://meeghn.blogspot.com/2008/01/best-day-at-work-ever.html
     
  25. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458

    What kind of a rebel would I be if I just gave up?:confused:

    As far as their rankings....thats not what I love about them. Its that their rebels. Just like Mcenroe , Connors and Agassi used to be.

    Nadal, althogh mild mannered turned the tennis world upside down. His strokes are wild. His bandana and pirate shorts are far from the status quo. He is built like a body builder rather than a tennis player. And his shouts of "Vamos" rock!!! he actually is like a rock and roll star.

    Now Djokovic has some real personality...filled with imitations. prior to the AO match he said something like:

    Roger I Have three words for you: You are toast!!

    Or how about mr. muhammad Ali himself Tsonga...what a breath of fresh air!!!

    Compare that to Roger with his lily whites and wimbledon costume. He actually ran out to change into it after the nadal match just to accept the trophy.

    Not my style at all....I'll go with the rebels everytime. Lets rock and roll!!!!
     
  26. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458

    Oh you are very wrong. I and others have changed minds. Nadal was hated three years ago...and now he is gaining in popularity with every day.

    Now the reason I am persecuted is far from what you say. The tennis warehouse establishment is so pro federer its nuts. They are on a witchunt to persecute all Nadal and Djokovic fans. Its getting tougher and tougher for them though. It used to be so easy as we were so few in number. But the tide is turning my friend. Let the trumpets sound!!!...the new age is upon you!!! Long live the revolution!!! ;)

    As far as "drudging " up anything you are wrong. federer as do his fans has an excuse for every single loss he has ever had. Go ahead I dare you...show me just one interview where Federer does not have some sort of excuse for losing....go ahead show me just one.
     
  27. maneater

    maneater Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    798
    Location:
    London
    I voted Nadal, but why so much dislike for Novak :-( hmmm
     
  28. maneater

    maneater Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    798
    Location:
    London
    ..Amen!!!! RNR! Add Marat to that! :twisted:
     
  29. daddy

    daddy Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Location:
    Moon Balls
    Sorry for the off topic but your previous avatar was, huuuuh .. Could you change back ? ;)
     
  30. him88002

    him88002 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    108

    You're ignorance just shows how little you know. I would like to see you conduct an interview in a foreign language.
     
  31. maneater

    maneater Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    798
    Location:
    London
    naah, i preffer this one, i looked too happy in the other one...I feel moody right now haha
     
  32. daddy

    daddy Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Location:
    Moon Balls
    :cry: Thought I should give it a try. nah .. I should of known, girls. :)
     
  33. maneater

    maneater Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    798
    Location:
    London
    maybe when i feel better, i wont till my exams are over...eeuuuughhh
    ok..bed time, 3.20 am
    G'nite :)
     
  34. him88002

    him88002 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    108

    You're ignorance just shows how little you know. I would like to see you conduct an interview in a foreign language.
     
  35. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    he is just too new. Give it time. When Nadal first burst on the scene he had very few fans. Today his popularity is closing in on Feds.

    If Novak keeps winning his fans base will grow.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2008
  36. feetofclay

    feetofclay Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    614
    He's clearly not very bright, originally posted by Grimjack


    Rafael Nadal is 21 years of age, A multi-millionaire, world famous and as Nadal says, is privileged to be able to do every day what he loves most. On top of all this he maintains a wonderfully balanced perspective on life. When asked about the possibility of his career ending early, he says well it started very early and that when all this is over he will go back to living a life he loves in his homeland. When asked about the possibility of never reaching the number one position he says he will be tranquil because he knows that he will have tried his best. He appears quite bright to me.
     
  37. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    Sampras was just about as dominant as roger but the difference is that when he lost he made no excuses . In fact I remember when he lost to santoro he dubbed him as "the magician ".

    Federer on the other hand always has some lame excuse for losing.
     
  38. barbadosan

    barbadosan Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    113
    So what if he has (which you've said like 9 million times already - or do you forget what you say from one post to the next (there's a word for that... lol))

    Unfortunately for you, he doesn't lose often enough anywayc -- so he can keep making what you choose to call "lame excuses", since they are so few times he needs them
     
  39. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    Well thats why I don't like him. Unlike Sampras, Federer makes excuses for every loss. Pete didnt lose all that often either.....but he was gracious in defeat while federer is a crybaby.

    If you like crybabys then Feds your man...I personally don't respect it.
     
  40. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    I copied it verbatim....but see for yourself: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070922011903AA9ky6P
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  41. intense2b

    intense2b Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    497
    I sometimes think the true essence and character of champions can often be more evident in defeat rather than in victory.

    While Roger can appear gracious and humble in victory, his post-win shows of modesty can sometimes strike me as a little disingenuous, especially given his surliness and utter lack of “naches” toward his opponent after experiencing a rare defeat. Just witness his behaviour after the French Open final this year.

    It is easy to be sublime after a win, but equally revealing of one’s dignity and integrity is his/her generosity after a loss.

    Not to knock Roger - he is virtually untouchable and probably the best tennis player in the history of the sport - but for all of his poetic gifts as an athlete, let’s not lionize him too much.

    He is human, he can be arrogant and he can be a very sore loser.

    I am impressed by our current Numbers #2 and #3. Both Djokovic and Nadal have always been truly elegant in defeat, even in the aftermath of their always fearless and Herculean efforts to beat the sublime and already legendary Federer. Both young men bode well for the future of tennis, and have the gifts of talent, heart and class that are worthy of the true champions of tomorrow.
     
  42. Sonic Srve

    Sonic Srve Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    32
    Thats only an opinion and not an article.
     
  43. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458

    Dude, I am not kidding....but that was sooooo well put. That really should be published. That was really really deep. The best post ever!!!
     
  44. begbie86

    begbie86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    Agree... great post...
     
  45. barbadosan

    barbadosan Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    113
    Well I'm GLAD my no.1 is human, with a couple of human foibles. But then again, if he was perfect in this, some people would find SOMETHING else to pull him down for, even if it was for being too perfect.

    He'll always have my respect --not that he needs it any more than your disrepect bothers him... lol
     
  46. Gut Reaction

    Gut Reaction Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    458
    Pete Sampras was human too. Borg was human too. Agassi was human too. None of them were sore losers like Roger.
     
  47. begbie86

    begbie86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    Mate, I have a respect for Roger, just as I have respect for any other player. It's just that some attitude of some of his fans, who are Novak's haters, annoys me... Because of their hatreds pointed at Djokovic, many other blokes and I are trying to show that Nole is also just a human, and that no one is perfect, and that includes Roger...
     
  48. barbadosan

    barbadosan Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    113
    It may be hard for you to comprehend, but I don't give two hoots. He's my favourite - they aren't. EOS.

    Anyway, I expect you'll be continuing merrily along for the next couple of weeks on the same subject at every opportunity you can grasp or manufacture, so be my guest :)
     
  49. barbadosan

    barbadosan Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    113
    I have no problem with that.. Djoko's young and he's not always going to be politically correct. No biggie as far as I'm concerned. If anything, I more have a problem with his mom who is old enough to be a wee bit more careful in what she says... but I'm not going to lose sleep over it.
     
  50. begbie86

    begbie86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    That's the point of all what I'm trying to explain...
     

Share This Page