I wish Nadal is more friendly, jovial and humurous rather than being very shy and always focussed on his career.

Sathya

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Most of them prefer humility.
But my taste is totally different from majority of people. I do not like humility. I like people who are friendly and jovial with me and try to make me happy rather than people who are respectful, humble and shy towards me.
 
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Yes. I agree that Nadal is very intense and competitive. But I feel he is not relaxed, jovial and humorous.
Who is jovial and humorous on a tennis court? :)
Kyrgios has humor at times on the court, but is mostly full of negative energy and anger.
Anyone else with humor on the court?
 

aditya123

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And also Nadal has many times told that he loves fishing very much. But fishing is also a type of hunting. Professional fishermen need to do that for their livelihood. Therefore I do not have any problem with them. But Nadal's case is totally different and he loves to do fishing for pastime. Why not Nadal be more compassionate towards those creatures? Nadal has said many times that he is very fond of kids. I feel that animals are also like kids. They are very cute and innocent.
Hello there ... Don't try to rub your opinions on others as universal consensus.... Its not like he is going and hunting animals for fun..... He said in a interview that he generally eats what he catches...
 
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But my taste is totally different from majority of people. I do not like humility. I like people who are friendly and jovial with me and try to make me happy rather than people who are respectful, humble and shy towards me.
Have you ever met a person who is humble, shy, respectful and friendly? :)
From my experience, most people who are humble/respectful are friendly.
 

aditya123

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But my taste is totally different from majority of people. I do not like humility. I like people who are friendly and jovial with me and try to make me happy rather than people who are respectful, humble and shy towards me.
I respect your taste but then you must respect his taste,manners, behaviour too.....
 

guanzishou

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Djokovic is merciful even towards animals. I remember very well that during 2018 Wimbledon final against Anderson, he nursed an injured bird that got hit by the ball. I do not think Nadal will ever be compassionate towards an animal that too on such a big occasion like Wimbledon final. I am just trying to express my honest views and I really wonder why people think the other way around as evidenced by the replies in this post.
Exactly, you are correct Sathya!
He is a ruthless animal killer! Look at this picture where he didn't care that the poor fish is struggling to breathe!

Not only that, he would slice and dice and grill that poor fish in no time! Imagine yourself being hooked on your lip, slaughtered, sliced and diced like that!

 
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Sathya

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Who is jovial and humorous on a tennis court? :)
Kyrgios has humor at times on the court, but is mostly full of negative energy and anger.
Anyone else with humor on the court?
I honestly feel that Federer, Djokovic, Agassi, Becker etc.. are often relaxed, casual, jolly and humorous.
 

Sathya

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Hello there ... Don't try to rub your opinions on others as universal consensus.... Its not like he is going and hunting animals for fun..... He said in a interview that he generally eats what he catches...
If Nadal wants to eat fishes, he can go to a big restaurant and have it no? Why does he need to do fishing himself?
 

Sathya

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Have you ever met a person who is humble, shy, respectful and friendly? :)
From my experience, most people who are humble/respectful are friendly.
I have seen people who are humble and respectful but not friendly and jovial. I feel that Nadal himself is an example. He definitely respects his opponents but he does not show any mercy or generosity towards them. He beats his opponents in a very ferocious and fiercely competitive manner. It is very much evident in his photos on internet and news papers when he is playing. Players like Federer, Djokovic, Agassi etc.. are very relaxed, casual and friendly even while winning and they beat their opponents with a friendly smile.

I have also seen people who are friendly and kind hearted in spite of being arrogant. I honestly feel that Djokovic is really a very merciful, friendly and kind hearted person as evidenced by his act of kindness towards an injured bird during the Wimbledon 2018 final even though he may be short tempered with a crude outward behavior though not necessarily arrogant.
 

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What. Is. This. Thread. About. Seriously? Is there away to turn notifications off for a certain thread?

Edit: Found it! All good :)
 
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Sathya

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Federer is jolly and humorous on a tennis court? :)
Yes. I actually feel that Federer is a very relaxed and jolly type of person even though he may be very careless and over confident at times. He is not always obsessed with winning like Nadal. He does not take his career too seriously like Nadal. Federer is a very easy going and jovial type of person and I always find him as a very friendly and cheerful person in his photos on internet and news paper. I like that friendly smile of him. I have also seen Federer cracking jokes and being funny during press interviews and he definitely has a good humor and is capable of making people laugh. I have never seen Nadal trying to be humorous or funny at any time. I only see extreme seriousness and intense hunger and obsession to win more and more titles in Nadal.
 
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I have seen people who are humble and respectful but not friendly and jovial. I feel that Nadal himself is an example. He definitely respects his opponents but he does not show any mercy or generosity towards them. He beats his opponents in a very ferocious and fiercely competitive manner. It is very much evident in his photos on internet and news papers when he is playing. Players like Federer, Djokovic, Agassi etc.. are very relaxed, casual and friendly even while winning and they beat their opponents with a friendly smile.

I have also seen people who are friendly and kind hearted in spite of being arrogant. I honestly feel that Djokovic is really a very merciful, friendly and kind hearted person as evidenced by his act of kindness towards an injured bird during the Wimbledon 2018 final even though he may be short tempered with a crude outward behavior though not necessarily arrogant.
Djokovic is best known for smashing his racquet and other violent acts, and scaring the life out of ball kids :)
 

Sathya

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Djokovic is best known for smashing his racquet and other violent acts, and scaring the life out of ball kids :)
Yes. I agree that Djokovic is a bit short tempered and impulsive. But at the same time, he is also very friendly, generous and kind hearted. He may get mad at times when things are not going well for him on a tennis court but he is a very casual, relaxed, cheerful and jolly person otherwise. The acts of Djokovic which you have described are all done by him in the heat of the moment in crucial situations during a tense match but he really does not have any bad feelings or antipathy towards any one including animals. I can see that compassion and friendliness is Djokovic's personality which I do not see in Nadal's personality.
 

Mainad

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Yes. I agree that Djokovic is a bit short tempered and impulsive. But at the same time, he is also very friendly, generous and kind hearted. He may get mad at times when things are not going well for him on a tennis court but he is a very casual, relaxed, cheerful and jolly person otherwise. I can see that compassion and friendliness is Djokovic's personality which I do not see in Nadal's personality.
Nadal is very friendly and considerate towards the fans. Always stops to sign autographs even when he's lost a match (which very few other players will do).
 
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Sathya

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Nadal is very friendly and considerate towards the fans. Always stops to sign autographs even when he's lost a match (which very few other players will do).
I personally do not mind even if Nadal refuses to sign autographs stating that he has no time. I only wish he is casual, friendly and compassionate towards me as opposed to being very serious and fiercely competitive. I will be happy if Nadal is humorous and funny with me and tries to joke and make me laugh rather then signing autographs for me and treating me with respect.
 

Enceladus

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I do not have any problem even if Rafa is not so much respectful or humble. I will be very happy if Nadal openly tells that Federer and Djokovic are nothing compared to him. But I only wish Nadal is more jolly and entertaining and not always very serious and focused about winning. I actually like friendly arrogance over unfriendly humility.
No. It is not a lie. That is the absolute truth. There can never be any champion in any sport who is close to what Nadal is likely to achieve when he choses to end his career and his end is not going to come anytime soon. Honestly Federer and Djokovic are nothing compared to Nadal. I will be very happy if Nadal openly tells out that fact. As I said, I like people who are friendly and jovial though arrogant rather than people who are very humble, shy and diplomatic.
And in what?o_O:rolleyes: All three are tennis legends of the highest caliber. There are plenty of parameters in which Djokovic and Federer are better than Nadal. Nadal has on clay a massive superiority over both, but to talk like you about Fed and Djoker, who, despite Nadal's dominance on clay, managed to win the RG, is very disrespectful.
 

BeatlesFan

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Does anybody else think the same way?
I've talked in person to all of the big three at IW over the years. Rafa and Fed are more cautious around fans, but both friendly and approachable on their terms. Djokovic has always been really friendly and down to earth with fans, especially children. They're all really professional and polite. Novak was kind of immature and a show boat the first time I saw him live in 2007, but has grown into his position as an ATG and ambassador of the sport. Even the most confirmed Djokovic hater would have to admit that he's really great in person.

Why change Nadal's personality? He isn't gregarious in his profession and more shy, but what makes you think he's not funny? He's shown plenty of humor in his post-match pressers over the years-- this is some funny stuff:

 
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Djokovic never looks real, always sounds fake like he's rehearsed everything, whereas Rafa sounds like he's speaking from the heart :)
 

Mike Sams

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Djokovic never looks real, always sounds fake like he's rehearsed everything, whereas Rafa sounds like he's speaking from the heart :)
Djokovic needs to change his look. Grow out his hair, put a bandana on, grow a full beard, put on an eyepatch and a fake parrot and become "Long Djok Silver" and start cursing the fans and giving the finger to grandmothers in the crowd and show up to court drunk with a bottle of rum.
 
Joker was funny doing imitations of players but then got hammered down for it no doubt by the same people who think drop-shot serves are not allowed in the pro-game. That, and getting married kills all the laughs on the tour.
 

clayqueen

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I do not know any tennis player personally. But from Nadal's photos that I see on news paper and internet and also on TV, I feel that he is not a very friendly and jovial type of person unlike Federer and Djokovic. I have never seen Nadal being humorous or funny at any time unlike players like Federer, Djokovic, Agassi etc.. Nadal does not try to make people laugh by his wit and humor. He never tries to behave in a funny way or to entertain the audience. He is always extremely focused only on improving his game and winning more and more titles. In all his photos that I see, I only see him being very ferociously and mercilessly competitive. His appearance is like he is very angry towards his opponents as though they have done some big harm to him. Also from his looks, I feel that he is never satisfied or contented with his achievements and always badly wants to achieve more and more. I feel that even if he wins 100 slams, he will not relax or cool down and will still be extremely hungry to win many more titles. In other words, he does not show any mercy or generosity towards his less accomplished opponents and is always obsessed only with his personal accomplishments, pride and glory. I feel that there is no merciful, generous, funny or jolly side in him and I find him to be always dead serious about defeating his opponents and winning more and more titles. I actually feel that even Pete Sampras is a more friendly and humorous person than Nadal. This is how I really feel about Nadal. I have wondered for long why no other person in the world feels like that.
You mean Rafa should do this sort of thing?
 

Mainad

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Djokovic needs to change his look. Grow out his hair, put a bandana on, grow a full beard, put on an eyepatch and a fake parrot and become "Long Djok Silver" and start cursing the fans and giving the finger to grandmothers in the crowd and show up to court drunk with a bottle of rum.
A fake parrot might be a good idea for scaring Rafa when they next meet in the final of RG. ;)
 

octobrina10

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Yes. I agree that Djokovic is a bit short tempered and impulsive. But at the same time, he is also very friendly, generous and kind hearted. He may get mad at times when things are not going well for him on a tennis court but he is a very casual, relaxed, cheerful and jolly person otherwise. The acts of Djokovic which you have described are all done by him in the heat of the moment in crucial situations during a tense match but he really does not have any bad feelings or antipathy towards any one including animals. I can see that compassion and friendliness is Djokovic's personality which I do not see in Nadal's personality.
Your eyes deceive you.
 
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octobrina10

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But Djokovic is a much more jolly natured person unlike Nadal. He has a great sense of humor and often tries to make people laugh. Also he is much more generous and compassionate towards his opponents than Nadal. Djokovic is merciful even towards animals. I remember very well that during 2018 Wimbledon final against Anderson, he nursed an injured bird that got hit by the ball. I do not think Nadal will ever be compassionate towards an animal that too on such a big occasion like Wimbledon final. I am just trying to express my honest views and I really wonder why people think the other way around as evidenced by the replies in this post.
You are dishonest.
 

King No1e

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That's exactly what I love about him. He's a no-nonsense competitor. No distractions, only destruction. As Sampras and Lendl were in their time.

He is a really nice guy personally, though. Watch some videos of him hanging out with his Davis Cup teammates, he's an absolutely awesome guy to hang out with.
 

clayqueen

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But Djokovic is a much more jolly natured person unlike Nadal. He has a great sense of humor and often tries to make people laugh. Also he is much more generous and compassionate towards his opponents than Nadal. Djokovic is merciful even towards animals. I remember very well that during 2018 Wimbledon final against Anderson, he nursed an injured bird that got hit by the ball. I do not think Nadal will ever be compassionate towards an animal that too on such a big occasion like Wimbledon final. I am just trying to express my honest views and I really wonder why people think the other way around as evidenced by the replies in this post.
 

clayqueen

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But Djokovic is a much more jolly natured person unlike Nadal. He has a great sense of humor and often tries to make people laugh. Also he is much more generous and compassionate towards his opponents than Nadal. Djokovic is merciful even towards animals. I remember very well that during 2018 Wimbledon final against Anderson, he nursed an injured bird that got hit by the ball. I do not think Nadal will ever be compassionate towards an animal that too on such a big occasion like Wimbledon final. I am just trying to express my honest views and I really wonder why people think the other way around as evidenced by the replies in this post.
 

Sathya

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And in what?o_O:rolleyes: All three are tennis legends of the highest caliber. There are plenty of parameters in which Djokovic and Federer are better than Nadal. Nadal has on clay a massive superiority over both, but to talk like you about Fed and Djoker, who, despite Nadal's dominance on clay, managed to win the RG, is very disrespectful.
I honestly feel that accomplishment wise and ability wise, Nadal is very much superior to both Federer and Djokovic. By accomplishment, I mean their respective likely accomplishments when they choose to retire from tennis.

Federer has won 20 slams and I do not see him winning any more big title considering his age and his fragile mentality and a choking attitude. I do not know if Federer can even get past Tsitsipas, Zverev etc.. in slams let alone Nadal and Djokovic.

Now coming to Djokovic, he has won totally 16 slams (still trailing by 3 slams to Nadal). But by looking at his recent results, it is evident that he is not able to win consistently like he did in 2015. These days, he regularly loses to all sorts of players, especially youngsters, even on his stronger surface (For eg, he lost to Tsitsipas in UAE exhibition a couple of days back but Nadal beat the same Tsitsipas). His age is definitely taking a toll on him and he is also prone to injuries like that happened in this year US open. Novak is not able to maintain his old level with age unlike what Rafa is doing currently and what Federer did to a reasonable extent.

But coming to Nadal, he is the one who is still going very strong. These days, he is difficult to be overcome even on fast hard courts (which is traditionally his weakest surface and were he was more vulnerable in the past) let alone on clay. No young player seems capable of defeating him and that too in a best of five set match in a major. So I feel that Nadal is in a very good position to win many more slams and masters titles going forward and I do not see him losing his hunger and passion any time soon. I feel that Nadal will likely end up with around 30 - 35 majors when he finally decides to hang up his racquets (for good of other players). I frankly cannot think of anyone who is capable of seriously challenging Nadal in the near future, considering that Federer and Djokovic are now as good as finished (at least their future looks very bleak) and young players always struggle against Nadal.

There is a vast difference in accomplishment between winning 30 - 35 majors and winning 15 - 20 majors.

Also ability wise, both Federer and Djokovic never had the ability to thoroughly dominate on any surface in the same way Nadal dominated on clay. Federer and Djokovic were always much more easily beatable in their respective best surface (grass court and medium hard court respectively) compared to Nadal on clay who rarely loses on his favorite surface. Also Federer never had the athletic ability, mental and physical toughness to challenge Nadal even in his prime and Djokovic does not have the longevity of Nadal.

So I frankly feel that Nadal is very much superior to both Federer and Djokovic and both of them do not deserve any of Nadal's respect. Nadal should actually sympathize both Federer and Djokovic rather than respecting them.
 

Sathya

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Looks like the OP just trolled several Nadal fans here, who bought it hook line and sinker.
No. I am not trolling anybody. I just expressed my honest views based on the experience of my own senses and I cannot understand why people think the other way around.
 

Sathya

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No. I am not trolling anybody. I just expressed my honest views based on the experience of my own senses and I cannot understand why people think other wise.
Nadal is awesome.

Is Nadal equally compassionate towards animals also? Why was he not friendly with the dog that turned up on the tennis court that day? imagine a scenario where Nadal accidently drives his car over a dog and nobody is around to help that dog, will he take pity on that helpless injured animal and take it to the hospital? I feel that both Federer and Djokovic will try their best to help out that dog in the same scenario. But I do not know whether Nadal will really take pity on the dog or even care about it, though I may be wrong also. That is why I feel that Federer and Djokovic are more friendly and merciful than Nadal.

Also even on the occasions where Nadal appears to be nice and friendly like in the above photo, I do not know whether that really comes from his heart or he is just pretending to be nice in order to create a good image in the mind of fans. For example, Nadal is no doubt friendly with that baby in the above photo. But imagine a rare scenario where that same kid grows up and becomes a very talented professional tennis player and becomes a threat to Nadal's records and legacy and manages to even break a few of those records, will Nadal really like that scenario? I do not think Nadal will be happy with that same kid when such an extremely remote scenario happens and probably he may be thinking - "Why the hell did I save that kid that day or else all my records would be intact", even though he will not openly express his displeasure and disappointment and will outwardly appear to be very gracious.

Very sorry for having the courage to speak out my mind.
 
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Krish0608

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Nope. Nadal is awesome just the way he is. He can be refreshingly introverted, comically blunt or sometimes wistfully wise :laughing: .
 

Sathya

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Nope. Nadal is awesome just the way he is. He can be refreshingly introverted, comically blunt or sometimes wistfully wise :laughing: .
Sorry. I feel the exact opposite. I find Nadal's personality as extremely unfriendly and intimidating. I feel that Nadal perfectly epitomizes this selfish, materialistic and competitive world.
 
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I've talked in person to all of the big three at IW over the years. Rafa and Fed are more cautious around fans, but both friendly and approachable on their terms. Djokovic has always been really friendly and down to earth with fans, especially children. They're all really professional and polite. Novak was kind of immature and a show boat the first time I saw him live in 2007, but has grown into his position as an ATG and ambassador of the sport. Even the most confirmed Djokovic hater would have to admit that he's really great in person.

Why change Nadal's personality? He isn't gregarious in his profession and more shy, but what makes you think he's not funny? He's shown plenty of humor in his post-match pressers over the years-- this is some funny stuff:

Absolutely correct.
Djokovic is a very friendly, honest guy. I met him at Shanghai 2014 in a practice session. That was a Wonderful experience. Yet to meet roger or rafa (man I wish so....).
And Beatles, why would you fly all the way from Nyc to IW?? don't you like USO?? (United slugfest open nowadays)
 
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