If you were playing in a slam final, would you rather be the crowd's Federer or Djokovic?

FRV2

Semi-Pro
Would you rather they be cheering for you, or against you? Ignore the fact that they may heckle you when you're about to serve and stuff like that. The answer may seem obvious to some, but I think many of us would rather spoil the party. Crowds can be awful.
 

FRV2

Semi-Pro
I am thinking about US Open 2015 when I am talking about a crowd being against Djokovic.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
He should have given the entire crowd the finger at the conclusion. Wretched slugs..

Should he have given the finger to the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019 Wimbledon crowds when he played Fed? They are just as pro-Fed as the NY “slugs.”
 
Should he have given the finger to the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019 Wimbledon crowds when he played Fed? They are just as pro-Fed as the NY “slugs.”
He lost 2012 wimby...
And if not for resurgent roger's unclutchness on important points, 2014 & 2019 wimby finals would have been ended in 4 and straight/4 sets
 

OhYes

Legend
If I haven't done nothing wrong to deserve such treatment, it would be much easier for me and I would play superbly just for spite.
 

FRV2

Semi-Pro
Should he have given the finger to the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019 Wimbledon crowds when he played Fed? They are just as pro-Fed as the NY “slugs.”
This may be true. I wouldn't call anyone a slug (I know you aren't doing so either), but Wimbledon is likely as pro Fed as the US Open, though perhaps less anti-Djokovic? I just mentioned US Open 2015 because I knew of it as an instance where the crowd was against Djokovic.
 

FRV2

Semi-Pro
If I haven't done nothing wrong to deserve such treatment, it would be much easier for me and I would play superbly just for spite.
Yes, it also may be harder to play when everyone is relying on you to win. I know I would crumble under such pressure. Federer dealing with it is very impressive in my book. Maybe you just get used to it at that level.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Crowd support all the way. I can get frustrated with myself at the best of times, I would not conduct myself with 10% of the calm Djokovic does if I had the crowd on my back.
 

OhYes

Legend
Yes, it also may be harder to play when everyone is relying on you to win. I know I would crumble under such pressure. Federer dealing with it is very impressive in my book. Maybe you just get used to it at that level.
Yeah, there is something unsettling when everyone are on your side. It can be really tough. :sneaky:
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
If the crowd cheers against you and you still win, that will stand out more than if you had the whole crowd cheering for you and you win. To me that shows strength that you can win in situations like that.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
This may be true. I wouldn't call anyone a slug (I know you aren't doing so either), but Wimbledon is likely as pro Fed as the US Open, though perhaps less anti-Djokovic? I just mentioned US Open 2015 because I knew of it as an instance where the crowd was against Djokovic.
Wimbledon and NY are equally pro-Fed. The difference is the USO is much more drunk.
 
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