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Achilles82 03-03-2013 03:48 AM

This is the only Novaks problem
 
The only reason why Novak isn't as popular as Roger or Rafa, is ... well he is just not cool enough.

It has nothing to do with his game, or his personality. He is amazing tennis player, he is super nice to everyone... but he just doesn't look cool, and there is nothing he can do about it.

How can he compare to these guys really? He can't, he just can't.





Novak is No1 player for 2 years now, and has 5 times less followers on facebook then Roger or Rafa.

And he posts regularly, has live chats with fans. Guy tries really hard! And STILL he can't even compare to Rafas or Rogers popularity.

Sumo 03-03-2013 03:57 AM

Bring back Pirate Rafa!

Lavs 03-03-2013 04:19 AM

That thread is going to be GROAT :)

tennisaddict 03-03-2013 04:52 AM

Form is temporary, Class is permanent.

Djokovic will be the qunitessential guy who tries so hard to get tennis fans like him, only to be disappointed.

Fiji 03-03-2013 05:22 AM

Nole looks nerdy.

Vrad 03-03-2013 05:52 AM

Are you sure that is the only problem he has? You think the fact that he has 5 slams less than Nadal, and double digit slams less than Federer has nothing to do with it?

Clay lover 03-03-2013 06:05 AM

His game could be quite boring too. I mean, he does everything well (except volleys), but tennis fans are used to the polar- opposite images of Federer, the shot-making artist, and Nadal, the top-spinning brute. They both attract a great deal of fans for being on one end of the extreme alone. Let's face it, people like winners, but moreover, people like winners who have style. Djokovic currently is miles behind Federer and Nadal in that department.

Cup8489 03-03-2013 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vrad (Post 7248005)
Are you sure that is the only problem he has? You think the fact that he has 5 slams less than Nadal, and double digit slams less than Federer has nothing to do with it?

Nadal was more popular than Djokovic when he had 3 slams. Same with Federer.

PSNELKE 03-03-2013 06:21 AM

Don't you think he is less popular because he was never party of one of the greatest rivalries of all time.
The upcoming young Spanyard challenging the future GOAT.
Or how about his freaking booooring game.
There's really nothing attractive about his game, ugly strokes, grinding....
Fed's the greatest shotmaker of all time, having it all.
Nadal's producing a freakish amount of spin, fighting spirit...

spperry 03-03-2013 06:51 AM

Federer and Nadal were there first, fans for a few years tended to fall into one of those camps. Djokovic will always be playing catch up.

Plus I know a lot of Federer fans dont like the way Nadal plays but it made for a great match up(if you were a Nadal fan!). Djokovic's matchups with either Federer or Nadal dont seem to produce the same excitement.

90's Clay 03-03-2013 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PSNELKE (Post 7248031)
Don't you think he is less popular because he was never party of one of the greatest rivalries of all time.
The upcoming young Spanyard challenging the future GOAT.
Or how about his freaking booooring game.
There's really nothing attractive about his game, ugly strokes, grinding....
Fed's the greatest shotmaker of all time, having it all.
Nadal's producing a freakish amount of spin, fighting spirit...

Nadal-Federer?? A rivalry? :shock: Fed hasn't beat Nadal at a slam since Nadal hit his prime.. That was 5-6 years ago.

Hitman 03-03-2013 07:12 AM

Djokovic is a great guy. The thing for him is that Federer and Nadal combo outright dominated everything, everywhere for six season pretty much. That is a long time in tennis, and would have had a huge amount of fans emotionally invested in them, because they were the face of tennis for so long.

Djokovic has had to fight hard just to break through the Fedal era, and show that he also is a natural born champion just like those two are, but it takes time to change things around. Fans have been captivated and enthralled by the personalities, the matches, the style of Roger and Rafa, and they were the only story for so so long.

Novak took the first step back in 2011, but he is going to have to show the world that he is a champion with a heart, with passion and continue to do the best he can. That is all he can do, and let the chips fall where they will.

forzamilan90 03-03-2013 07:18 AM

The fact that Roger and Rafa are still active sort of keeps him from truly getting all fans. He may keep winning, but circumstances made those other 2 that popular and revered and as long as they are around I can't see Novak winning a popularity contest against them. Like it's been said, Rafa vs Roger, polar opposites, legend killer vs greatest of all time, etc.

Cup8489 03-03-2013 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90's Clay (Post 7248101)
Nadal-Federer?? A rivalry? :shock: Fed hasn't beat Nadal at a slam since Nadal hit his prime.. That was 5-6 years ago.

Tell us more about how your lover sampras would do better than Federer.

always_crosscourt 03-03-2013 07:44 AM

Who cares?

The rankings will speak for themselves.

Why does popularity matter to you? I thought we were watching tennis, not Mrs. World.

Fiji 03-03-2013 08:22 AM

Djokovic is the least likeable #1 player since Lendl. His PONG game is boring. Textbook/robotic game that is snooze inducing. He is not charismatic like Federer and Nadal. Look at his facebook followers. Nothing compared to Federer and Nadal. His fan base is smallish. He looks like a nerd. He can try to be a comedian but that's not enough. He doesn't have the x-factor. His best slam(4 of his 6 slams won) is the AO which has the least history and tradition and is considered the mickey mouse slam by some people.

Clarky21 03-03-2013 01:13 PM

**** is just unfortunate looking. It also doesn't help that he's aging so fast, making him look even worse. Oh, and he also has a lousy personality with a duller than dishwater game. There's a reason he is still not popular, even after dominating the tour for 2 years, and being around for even longer than that.

OverratedIvanovic 03-03-2013 01:30 PM

Mods deleted my post :|

axel89 03-03-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7248145)
Tell us more about how your lover sampras would do better than Federer.

actually believe it or not he has sad sampras is worse then fed

xan 03-03-2013 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hitman (Post 7248112)
Djokovic is a great guy. The thing for him is that Federer and Nadal combo outright dominated everything, everywhere for six season pretty much. That is a long time in tennis, and would have had a huge amount of fans emotionally invested in them, because they were the face of tennis for so long.

Djokovic has had to fight hard just to break through the Fedal era, and show that he also is a natural born champion just like those two are, but it takes time to change things around. Fans have been captivated and enthralled by the personalities, the matches, the style of Roger and Rafa, and they were the only story for so so long.

Novak took the first step back in 2011, but he is going to have to show the world that he is a champion with a heart, with passion and continue to do the best he can. That is all he can do, and let the chips fall where they will.


how can there be posters like you here and, well, the rest of these clowns.


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