Don't expect Wimbledon crowd to support you while playing an englishman

Agree or not?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 53.8%
  • No

    Votes: 6 23.1%
  • AnyOneButZverev

    Votes: 6 23.1%

  • Total voters
    26

StANDAA

Legend
Nope...
Being a swiss is better
Everyone loves them without bias as they are neutral from very start
In the sense of global support, yeah, it’s probably ideal.

But I was talking about England specifically. Just like if he was an American, it would probably be a much bigger deal.
 

StANDAA

Legend
Can't imagine an American player, as a person, being so calm, gentle, familyman and down-to-earth after so much of success and media hype though
Yeah, I’m glad he isn’t American. But it’d probably be a bigger deal. I think being American really helped guys like Jordan or Tyson in becoming well-known worldwide.
 
Yeah, I’m glad he isn’t american. But it’d probably be a bigger deal. I think being american really helped guys like Jordan or Tyson in becoming well-known worldwide.
Very true
The brand power and media power of americans..
Surely fed deserves a same height place with jordan, sachin and other sport greats but is not marketed as well
 

King No1e

Legend
That's what I like about Nadal more than Djokovic. Crowd's against Djokovic, he gets frustrated, tries to work them, gets distracted. Crowd against Nadal? No f---s given. More pressure on the opponent, good news for Rafa!
 
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Deleted member 757547

Guest
The crowd seriously cheered when the umpire gave Djokovic a time violation.
 
In the Olympics 2012 final (played in the Centre Court) the public supported much more Murray than Federer.
Bcz fed was non existent in that final due to delpo exhaustion before

That's what I like about Nadal more than Djokovic. Crowd's against Djokovic, he gets frustrated, tries to work them, gets distracted. Crowd against Nadal? No f---s given. More pressure on the opponent, good news for Rafa!
Very true. Nadal DGAF about crowd being harsh to him
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The crowd had a good laugh when Nadal got his time violations too.
Can't say I object to it. There is a rule, regardless whether it's enforced or not, and Nadal/Djok do break it
What's the point of just giving out a violation. It means nothing unless there's a point or game deduction.
What was the crowd laughing at ? The fact that its just become routine to hand out one violation even though Nadal is exceeding time on almost each and every point, even the short ones.

I think Nole has reduced it a lot, although he still sometimes does it on a critical point.
 

mbm0912

Hall of Fame
That's what I like about Nadal more than Djokovic. Crowd's against Djokovic, he gets frustrated, tries to work them, gets distracted. Crowd against Nadal? No f---s given. More pressure on the opponent, good news for Rafa!
when have you seen a crowd against Nadal?
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
It's not only the fact that Djokovic was playing a British dude, it's the fact that he's not an extremely well-liked champion. It's not rocket science and I love how defensive his fanatics get about this subject. He's an ATG with an incredible fighting spirit which is what any normal tennis fan would want to watch but his insecure/"love me" behavior has turned off a lot of people over the years. It's not an overnight thing and it has nothing to do with his wins against Federer/Nadal(or very little for most "normal" fans.)

Also, it's not only down to his Eastern European heritage because there are many Eastern European players who are well-liked(Dimitrov, Ivanovic, Cilic to name a few.) In Djokovic's case, it doesn't help that his team members look like a bunch of unsophisticated thugs. Combine that with Djokovic's own overly aggressive behavior towards ball kids, the crowd, etc. and it's not a pretty combo.

But, having said all of that, I'd take his winning mentality over all of these other players with zero drive to win consistently, any day!
 

MeatTornado

Legend
"The crowd was very fair when I played against Andy. Obviously they support their player," he said. "But today there was just some people, especially behind that end where I got the time violation, they kept on going, they kept on going, provoking. That's something that I can tolerate for a little bit, but I'm going to show that I'm present as well, that they can't do whatever they feel like doing."
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
"The crowd was very fair when I played against Andy. Obviously they support their player," he said. "But today there was just some people, especially behind that end where I got the time violation, they kept on going, they kept on going, provoking. That's something that I can tolerate for a little bit, but I'm going to show that I'm present as well, that they can't do whatever they feel like doing."
I cant remember, was the crowd more fair when he played against Murray?
 

FHtennisman

Professional
Very true
The brand power and media power of americans..
Surely fed deserves a same height place with jordan, sachin and other sport greats but is not marketed as well
After the Ronaldo and Messi, I don't think there is anyone else with the popularity and brand of Roger in the last 10 years - everyone knows who he is and he's adored and revered everywhere he goes.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I've noticed more and more attacking of various countries on TTW. It's usually America ("Trumperica," as if we all in the USA voted for him?), but also Britain and various European countries. Really disgusting stuff. If you don't like a particular country, fine, but don't subject us to your biases or hatred. It's a tennis Forum, nobody cares if you hate a particular country or the people who live there. Keep it to yourself.
 
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