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5555 10-06-2012 02:20 AM

Why is Djokovic far more popular in China than in USA?
 
What do you think?

Romismak 10-06-2012 02:25 AM

Donīt know how you measure his popularity in CHina and in US, but in US he had that Roddick incident in 2008 and always they have their players + Roger is loved there

In China on other hand tennis is developing recently, Nole is 2x Beijing champion + won Shanghai 2008 when it was Masters cup... donīt know really

Nathaniel_Near 10-06-2012 05:28 AM

Bad taste.

augustobt 10-06-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Romismak (Post 6938763)
Donīt know how you measure his popularity in CHina and in US, but in US he had that Roddick incident in 2008 and always they have their players + Roger is loved there

In China on other hand tennis is developing recently, Nole is 2x Beijing champion + won Shanghai 2008 when it was Masters cup... donīt know really

Don't forget his medal in '08.

silencer1 10-06-2012 06:12 AM

I think in China they love all the top players equal, so no matter who is on the court (Fed, Rafa, Nole), they will worship him and admire his skills. I think they are like that in all sports.

In US, that is not the case. They pick their idol and stick to him, never cheering for his opponent. Even if his opponent is playing superb.
They love winners like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer.

TTMR 10-06-2012 06:18 AM

Nobody in America knows who Djokovic is.

Evan77 10-06-2012 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TTMR (Post 6938887)
Nobody in America knows who Djokovic is.

not true at all. I travel a lot and Americans know very well who Djokovic is. Same in our beautiful hockey obsessed Canada. All of my friends/coworkers know very well who Djokovic is.

so save your BS for someone else.

slowfox 10-06-2012 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Nathaniel_Near (Post 6938852)
Bad taste.

Good food though. What about the UK..?? :twisted:

T-ennis 888 10-06-2012 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 6938934)
Good food though. What about the UK..?? :twisted:

Bad food :) (joking!) Nole is well respected here, despite this summer's media love-in with Andy.

TTMR 10-06-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Evan77 (Post 6938923)
not true at all. I travel a lot and Americans know very well who Djokovic is. Same in our beautiful hockey obsessed Canada. All of my friends/coworkers know very well who Djokovic is.

so save your BS for someone else.

Yes, probably because you told them. You are fixated on the guy.

Tennis players are known and discussed by serious tennis fans, who are a marginal, irrelevant group in North America. Casual sports fans (people who like the big four American team sports) generally know nothing about tennis and will stare at you vacantly if you utter the name "Djokovic".

RF20Lennon 10-06-2012 07:12 AM

Djokovic had that fiasco with Roddick in 2008 remember??

Evan77 10-06-2012 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by TTMR (Post 6938943)
Yes, probably because you told them. You are fixated on the guy.

Tennis players are known and discussed by serious tennis fans, who are a marginal, irrelevant group in North America. Casual sports fans (people who like the big four American team sports) generally know nothing about tennis and will stare at you vacantly if you utter the name "Djokovic".

nope. I didn't tell anything to anybody. It's the fact for anyone who loves any kind of sports. I think you are underestimating Americans. I don't know, maybe I was lucky enough to meet some smart and educated Yanks :). again, many people in Canada know very well who he is although they don't watch tennis on a regular basis.

now I'm not saying Novak is a household name in the States, of course not, but again people who love sport know who he is.

As for China vs. USA, not really sure how you measure this popularity thing. i think, in general, tennis is much more established and popular in the States than China, but China is getting there.
cheers,

Limpinhitter 10-06-2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by 5555 (Post 6938762)
What do you think?

How do you know Djokovic is more popular in China than in the U.S.? Is that what "the experts" say? Hahaha!

5555 10-08-2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Limpinhitter (Post 6938986)
How do you know Djokovic is more popular in China than in the U.S.?

http://english.blic.rs/Sports/9084/N...ion-in-Beijing

5555 09-27-2013 06:39 AM

https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/statu...35540404240384

Roddick85 09-27-2013 06:41 AM

I'm pretty sure the past events between Djokovic and Roddick at the US Open a few years ago didn't help his popularity in the USA.

Backspin1183 09-27-2013 06:47 AM

Well, because most Americans don't care about tennis players other than the Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Maximagq 09-27-2013 07:13 AM

He is an Eastern European. Many Americans are wary of those from the former Eastern Bloc because of the Cold War. Look at Ivan Lendl. Eastern European players like Mandlikova, Navratilova, Ljubicic, Ancic, Lendl, and Djokovic were never really in favor the U.S.

mbm0912 09-27-2013 07:40 AM

Roddick
 
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Originally Posted by Roddick85 (Post 7783385)
I'm pretty sure the past events between Djokovic and Roddick at the US Open a few years ago didn't help his popularity in the USA.

Talk about a guy that was tough to like...

Andres 09-27-2013 07:45 AM

... meh

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