In all the hypes of fed chung, 1 thing is going silently

The resurgence of the big serving Canadian is going undernoticed. After his return to tour, milos raonic is into the semi finals of Indian Wells. Will be most probably crushed by del potro's FH howitzers, but still it is a good news and a good comeback for him. Some praise for him is to be made.
Appreciate this guy's hardwork
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
The resurgence of the big serving Canadian is going undernoticed. After his return to tour, milos raonic is into the semi finals of Indian Wells. Will be most probably crushed by del potro's FH howitzers, but still it is a good news and a good comeback for him. Some praise for him is to be made.
Appreciate this guy's hardwork
Given all the failed comebacks in 2018 Raonic really is something at IW. Delpo has been far from secure at IW so Raonic with a great chance to return to the final and his peak level; getting his derriere destroyed by Big 4 in a final.
 

JackGates

Hall of Fame
Big deal lol, even if he beats 37 year old Fed, not like it will matter, it's a bit too late now, they had their chances, so wins vs Fed are now futile.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
The resurgence of the big serving Canadian is going undernoticed.
It's being ignored for good reason: the vast majority of tennis fans don't like Raonic's game or Raonic as an individual. He again this year distinguished himself as the biggest tool at IW - rolling his eyes at kids asking for his autograph, elbowing away fans who want to speak to him and in general, acting like the nasty prima donna that he is. When you laugh sarcastically at a boy in a wheelchair who politely asks you to sign his giant tennis ball, then you're a player not worth rooting for.

Ever.
 

ak24alive

Legend
It's being ignored for good reason: the vast majority of tennis fans don't like Raonic's game or Raonic as an individual. He again this year distinguished himself as the biggest tool at IW - rolling his eyes at kids asking for his autograph, elbowing away fans who want to speak to him and in general, acting like the nasty prima donna that he is. When you laugh sarcastically at a boy in a wheelchair who politely asks you to sign his giant tennis ball, then you're a player not worth rooting for.

Ever.
Well that last bit about the wheelchair boy seems bad. Did he really do it??
 
It's being ignored for good reason: the vast majority of tennis fans don't like Raonic's game or Raonic as an individual. He again this year distinguished himself as the biggest tool at IW - rolling his eyes at kids asking for his autograph, elbowing away fans who want to speak to him and in general, acting like the nasty prima donna that he is. When you laugh sarcastically at a boy in a wheelchair who politely asks you to sign his giant tennis ball, then you're a player not worth rooting for.

Ever.
That case with wheelchair boy is really bad. I did not know about that one.
Arrogance..... It did not even lasted of dictators...
I agree with you
 

merwy

Legend
I haven’t personally seen much of Raonic’s bad character. I do think he has great work ethic but he’s so work-focused that it makes him boring and sometimes come across as unsympathetic. His game is boring and ugly too so that doesn’t exactly help. All in all, couldn’t care less about his comeback.
 

ANDYbhGENIUS

Professional
When you laugh sarcastically at a boy in a wheelchair who politely asks you to sign his giant tennis ball, then you're a player not worth rooting for.
Is this true? Did you witness it?

If so then the scintilla of esteem that I perchance might have had for Milos will turn to pure disgust! ;)
 

reaper

Legend
Is this true? Did you witness it?

If so then the scintilla of esteem that I perchance might have had for Milos will turn to pure disgust! ;)
To know that Raonic laughed sarcastically at a child in a wheelchair he would have needed to be standing either very close...or there's footage of it somewhere. Seems improbable given that Raonic would know that every phone is a video camera and an incident like that would be gravely damaging to his reputation.
 

ANDYbhGENIUS

Professional
To know that Raonic laughed sarcastically at a child in a wheelchair he would have needed to be standing either very close...or there's footage of it somewhere. Seems improbable given that Raonic would know that every phone is a video camera and an incident like that would be gravely damaging to his reputation.
I thought I had read somewhere that @BeatlesFan was/is in Indian Wells, so that would mean it likely is not fiction, but fact.... And indeed, if someone had recorded it, it could damage him perhaps, but not that much imo. His business would not be damaged, but infinitely more important is how Raonic came across and hurt the wheelchair kid, and probably disgusted some bystanders.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
It's being ignored for good reason: the vast majority of tennis fans don't like Raonic's game or Raonic as an individual. He again this year distinguished himself as the biggest tool at IW - rolling his eyes at kids asking for his autograph, elbowing away fans who want to speak to him and in general, acting like the nasty prima donna that he is. When you laugh sarcastically at a boy in a wheelchair who politely asks you to sign his giant tennis ball, then you're a player not worth rooting for.

Ever.
Don't know what he's laughing about. He's always going to have the same number of significant wins in tennis as that boy in the wheelchair will.
Shame on the boy for wanting Raomug to deface his perfectly good autograph ball. ;)
 

reaper

Legend
I thought I had read somewhere that @BeatlesFan was/is in Indian Wells, so that would mean it likely is not fiction, but fact.... And indeed, if someone had recorded it, it could damage him perhaps, but not that much imo. His business would not be damaged, but infinitely more important is how Raonic came across and hurt the wheelchair kid, and probably disgusted some bystanders.
Someone might laugh awkwardly if they rushed past a group of kids who want something signed if they realise as they're passing one of them is in a wheelchair. To say he laughed sarcastically suggests a specific and malicious targeting of that child with the intent of humiliating him/her. It's not impossible, just doesn't seem likely. I've been on this planet for 45 years and never seen anyone behave that way. Raonic has always struck me as more geeky than malicious.
 

ANDYbhGENIUS

Professional
Someone might laugh awkwardly if they rushed past a group of kids who want something signed if they realise as they're passing one of them is in a wheelchair. To say he laughed sarcastically suggests a specific and malicious targeting of that child with the intent of humiliating him/her. It's not impossible, just doesn't seem likely. I've been on this planet for 45 years and never seen anyone behave that way. Raonic has always struck me as more geeky than malicious.
I actually share your view, that last sentence is very pointly worded. Personally I too would at times get cranky with that autograph-mania, and if someone laughs, it is very hard to tell if - let alone quantify - the amount of sarcasm/malicious intent.
 
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