Originally Posted by veroniquem
Fed never had the slightest charisma and look what they've done with him! At least, Djoko is funny and easy to relate to, 2 things Fed is definitely not. I say their task will be easier with Djoko (provided he keeps winning of course).
Federer's charisma is his 17 Grand Slams and historical significance, making him the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport. THAT is why people gravitate towards him. Give him 2 Slams and he'd be NOTHING!
Give Nadal 2 Slams and he likewise would not be any kind of hot sh*t because he just doesn't stand out with such little accomplishments. That's how sports work.
Do you think Usain Bolt would be such a big deal if he wasn't the world's fastest man? You gain a natural presence and charisma when you are the world's best.