Originally Posted by namelessone
Too bad some people can't understand why so many people like/respect Nadal worldwide. Only in Paris do they pull this crap. He got booed in 2005 when the translator mistranslated from Spanish to French(in the trophy ceremony),got booed in 2008 when he retired in paris masters and got zero support from them in 2009.
many people who like nadal like fed. this is not the case with the french at all. many like nadal because of his fighting qualities. but don't expect nadal to get any more popular anytime soon because coming back from an injury leads to a lot of support.
i wouldn't say the paris crowd is fickle. they don't change allegiances that much. if you are liked, then you are liked. roddick has always seem to be liked by the parisians for example