Is there a top tennis player who really has no haters?

LaVie en Rose

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It's not an intentional one. It's just a poorly grown junior high thing that ends up looking like a hitlerstache.

Muhammad Layani tried to grow something recently and it ended up similar. Wisely he shaved it off but Demon isn't smart enough to do the same.
When one looks at the haircut he wore in his poorly grown junior high thing phase , its looking like he is flirting with certain iconography .

OP
No.
 

LaVie en Rose

Hall of Fame
Right.

Everybody loves Grigor
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Lol classic internet no life of its own hater
 

toth

Hall of Fame
And I say top player, because, obviously, Nicolas Kicker (what a name), ARG, ranked 200, has no haters since almost nobody knows him enough to hate him.

But is there a top tennis player who really has no haters?

(again, excluding the 2% - 4% in this world who hate everyone and everything)
I think ye more slam win of one popular (A) champion is hindered by an another (B) champion desto easier to hate him (her) by the A champions fans.
(Excuse me for my weak English)
 

EdMcMush

Professional
I know people on here were very mad when Hubi bageled Fed in his last Wimbledon. but it seems FAA is a constant gentleman. I find Ruud's game unappealing but the man himself seems to be class personified and just a truly good man
 

LaVie en Rose

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As someone said Kvitova is closest to have very few haters.I think Jabeur is also sweet,friendly girl.She could fit to OP q.Atp dunno Edberg maybe but those were times without internet where hatred subculture flourishes
 

Azure

G.O.A.T.
Hate is a strong word. Does anyone really ‘hate’ Federer? There are fans of his two big rivals, but do they really hate him especially when he lost most big matches against them?
Sure they do. Some are psychopaths. Didn’t someone on this forum wish for Nadal’s wife’s ill health during her childbirth? Humans are very complex. What drives them to such diabolical thoughts is not easy to understand.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster

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Petra: "Sorry for double bagelling you again!"

Opponent: "Don't worry, I can't think of a nicer person to get double bagelled by!"
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socallefty

G.O.A.T.
Sure they do. Some are psychopaths. Didn’t someone on this forum wish for Nadal’s wife’s ill health during her childbirth? Humans are very complex. What drives them to such diabolical thoughts is not easy to understand.
I was talking about hating on Federer as except for the 2017AO Final, he hasn’t delivered a loss that stung for the rival fan bases in more than a decade and most of his key records have been overtaken. I can see some crazy Djokovic fans hating on Nadal as he continues to deliver beatdowns particularly on clay and is still tied for the Slam record.
 

Azure

G.O.A.T.
I was talking about hating on Federer as except for the 2017AO Final, he hasn’t delivered a loss that stung for the rival fan bases in more than a decade and most of his key records have been overtaken. I can see some crazy Djokovic fans hating on Nadal as he continues to deliver beatdowns particularly on clay and is still tied for the Slam record.
No I meant in general. The example I gave was the one that immediately occurred to me. There are people who hate on others for nothing too serious. Thats the way some are wired.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Lol, he did. Could never understand why, though.
Some background on it here. There were a few other things too.

He was snippy after he got a bad call on match point at '98 Cincinnati vs Rafter.
During the '98 US Open SF, Sampras pulled his hamstring when he was up 2 sets to 1. He couldn't move at all the last 2 sets & Rafter won easily.
After the match Rafter made a comment that he wasn't getting enough credit for beating Sampras (because of the overrule on match point in Cincinnati & the injury at the US Open)
None of this was really an issue until summer '99, when Rafter made some comments about Sampras that were unflattering(something like Sampras isn't popular with the other players). A reporter repeated them to Sampras, who was surprised. Rafter then called & apologized.
Plus there was tension between the US & Australia in Davis Cup that summer. Sampras was on the team in a doubles only capacity when the 2 countries played each other. The tried to substitute Sampras in for Todd Martin shortly before Rafter(which Rafter was quite upset about) was scheduled to play martin. I'm sure that was a contributing factor in his comments later in the summer.

I also think Rafter was a bit insecure around '98. McEnroe publicly stated that he thought Rafter was a one slam wonder. That was the first thing he mentioned after winning the '98 US Open.
 
Edberg, Borg, Rafter, Guga come closest maybe. Fact is it is easiest to have no haters if you are a great player but not really in discussions for greatest of all times as this would trigger fanboys from other camps, even if you are the nicest person on earth. Everyone of the big three has haters at the very least from the other fanbases.
 

norcal

Legend
Tommy Paul. Not top, but getting there.
Nah, he got plenty of hate for being part of Fish's 'bro-gate' that kept Rampras out of DC. He deleted tweets or something, that was enough to set the TTW hate hounds on him.

There's gotta be something wrong with you if you don't like Guga, lol.
 
Sure they do. Some are psychopaths. Didn’t someone on this forum wish for Nadal’s wife’s ill health during her childbirth? Humans are very complex. What drives them to such diabolical thoughts is not easy to understand.
Yes it is tough to understand what drives some people to viciously hate on tennis players or other public figures they never met in their lives. Sometimes it seems that it fils out their whole life, I can remember one thread here where someone posted a screenshot from some twitter idiot who made like 20 tweets within one hour wishing dead on Nadal and all kind of other vile crazy stuff after Rafa won a slam. No surprise such people are losers and unhappy with their life if they spent so much time with hate.
 

CoolCoolCool

Hall of Fame
Many of us don’t get what we want in life and not of us are ill-wishers of others. We accept, pull together and look forward to what’s good in life. Its an attitudinal thing imo. I wish people were just nicer in general.
Yes, some people manage to suck it up and don't let their issues affect the way they behave with people, but not all of them. Not everyone has the same way of thinking and coping. Reality is it's so much easier to hate and be obnoxious for those who are frustrated by their life. For many of them, internet is an outlet and they use it to hate on people tied to their interests. Being mean and hurting people with words is a way to "avenge" their own pain. See those people fail help them feel better about their own failures.
 

Enceladus

Legend
Hate is a strong word. Does anyone really ‘hate’ Federer? There are fans of his two big rivals, but do they really hate him especially when he lost most big matches against them?
No mention of Fed, really?

Let's be real, even his "haters" secretly love/ envy him
A one Chinese man threatened to behead Federer in Shanghai in 2012. Fed was under increased surveillance and Mirka and their children were not present at the tournament.
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
And I say top player, because, obviously, Nicolas Kicker (what a name), ARG, ranked 200, has no haters since almost nobody knows him enough to hate him.

But is there a top tennis player who really has no haters?

(again, excluding the 2% - 4% in this world who hate everyone and everything)
Del Potro
 

LaVie en Rose

Hall of Fame
(... or maybe it was 'tough love'?) :oops:
Yes, anyone who has/had enormous success in his/her field is bound to have haters.
Although it can be said hatred subculture really flourished in the age of internet thanks to anonymity
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
I always thought a testament to Kuerten's popularity, was the fact that he as Brazilian athlete was a fan favourite in Argentina / at the Buenos Aires tournament. I remember Gisela Dulko talking about the fact that a lot of Argentine tennis players idolised him.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
I always thought a testament to Kuerten's popularity, was the fact that he as Brazilian athlete was a fan favourite in Argentina / at the Buenos Aires tournament. I remember Gisela Dulko talking about the fact that a lot of Argentine tennis players idolised him.

Good call on Guga. Impossible for anyone to dislike that guy.
 

BauerAlmeida

Hall of Fame
Zverev and Tsitsipas.



Seriously, most top players will have haters always. I think Kuerten and Safin had a pretty high lovers-to-haters ratio for players that reached #1.
 

Fabresque

Legend
And I say top player, because, obviously, Nicolas Kicker (what a name), ARG, ranked 200, has no haters since almost nobody knows him enough to hate him.

But is there a top tennis player who really has no haters?

(again, excluding the 2% - 4% in this world who hate everyone and everything)
I hate Nicolas Kicker. Dirty match fixing cheat.
 
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