Is there anyone here that likes Federer AND Nadal?

dgrelecki

New User
It's so odd, it seems on this board that people that favor Nadal actually root against Federer...and vice versa. I love watching them play against eachother in the final, however I wish that they could have met at the same point of their careers (Roger nearing the end and Nadal at the beginning). Why is there so much hate? I've seen so many people already saying it would be hilarious if Roger lost at RG now. We're all at a loss because they won't be playing eachother...some of their matches have been unreal when both are healthy.
Face it, Roger is one of the best few players of all time, Nadal is one of the best clay court players of all time and still has years left to solidify his legacy in the sport.
Where's the love??
 

royer

Rookie
I like 'em both. Two greats with great skill and class to match.

I also like Djok and Murray. Only person I really don't like much is Roddick.

Hard to be a hater when it comes to the pro game (for me). So much talent and skill in the pro game just really impresses me.
 

rafan

Hall of Fame
Yes I like Federer - maybe not when he is being a bit pompous but I would now like to see him win the French open - but don't know if he will
 

kimizz

Rookie
Yes the "hating" is quite weird, I think there are a lot of ppl in this forum that are more happy with Rafa losing than if their favorite player would win the whole tournament LOL
 
I like them both. I love to see great tennis being played. I have no favourite between them. With these two players its strictly about their tennis, as I have no opinion or curiosity about their personality or off-court lives etc. the way I personally know a couple of other players who I do keep up with on and off court.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
I'm a huge fed fan, but I really admire and respect rafa. I'm not a fan of his at all, but today I was really rooting for him. There are quite a few fedals on this board.
 

cghipp

Professional
I like them both very much. I started out a Federer fan and became more and more a fan of Nadal as well. What's not to like??? (Don't answer, haters!)
 
It's so odd, it seems on this board that people that favor Nadal actually root against Federer...and vice versa. I love watching them play against eachother in the final, however I wish that they could have met at the same point of their careers (Roger nearing the end and Nadal at the beginning). Why is there so much hate? I've seen so many people already saying it would be hilarious if Roger lost at RG now. We're all at a loss because they won't be playing eachother...some of their matches have been unreal when both are healthy.
Face it, Roger is one of the best few players of all time, Nadal is one of the best clay court players of all time and still has years left to solidify his legacy in the sport.
Where's the love??
Right here. ;) They are both fantastic players and great for the game of tennis. Too bad we can't have another epic final. However I am really hoping to see Roger hoist the Cup. ;) BHBH
 

kimbahpnam

Hall of Fame
Some Questions As a Result of The Biggest Upset in GS History

1. Who are Nadal fans rooting for now? Are they able to root for Fed to win?
2. What will it say about Fed if he doesn't win this year?
3. What kind of blemish will this be on Nadal in the record books?
4. What kind of steroids is Soderling taking? May the feud between them grow!
 
I'm a fan of both, though when matched up against each other I root for Federer. Both are fantastic people, great champions and awesome for the sport.

Hopefully they're both still around for a few more years.
 

Mick

Legend
yeah but you have got to like one more than the other because you have to root for one of them when they face each other in a match.
 

danb

Professional
I like them both and I criticize them both. The problem is that whenever you dare criticize one of them you are labeled as "hater". Some of the "taliban/mafioto" fans are ready to insult you and take it personally every time you dare criticize Roger or Rafa.
I also like Pete and Agassi. Heck - I like a lot of players.
BTW - at RG I root for anybody else other than Rafa.
At AO I like surprises.
Wimby/USO I root for Rafa (for now).
 
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mcutilize

Professional
i love federers game and strokes

and i love nadals fighting spirit

but i want nadal to win whenever they play
 

danb

Professional
certainly they're both great champions, 99.9% of us love them both. Why care about 0.1% stupidity.
I like your post.
On the other hand that 0.1% are the noisiest and they are the people who insult everybody else on these forums.
 

10isNE1?

New User
I'm more of a Fed fan, but having said that it's their rivalry that makes both of them and the sport great. One without the other to compete against would be quite boring.
 
I like Federer more, but I respect Nadal's game and work ethic. I don't root for Nadal to lose, but I was happy he lost this time because I'd really like Federer to get his first French Open.
 

Danstevens

Semi-Pro
I like the both. I prefer Federer but Nadal certainly deserves a lot of respect and is the first person to ever be a true rival to Federer - he has made tennis interesting again.

I wanted Soderling to win against Nadal as upsets always liven things up. Now it's happened however, I wish Nadal came through. A Roland Garros final won't be the same without him and if Fed wins, there will always be some people taking it away from him that he didn't have to beat Nadal.

Let's hope this great tennis rivalry can continue for a few more years.
 

Robbie_1988

Semi-Pro
Yep I like both of em. Pity the reigning champ was upset. I woke up, saw the title of some of the threads here and was like "LOL wut?!"
 

joeri888

G.O.A.T.
I have great respect for Nadal, but am a HUGE Federer fan. Since Nadal's been in Federer's way all the time and vice versa, I can't help but be glad Rafa is out.
 

ESP#1

Professional
Big fan of both of them!!! Most of us are, the haters just seem to talk more trash then the rest of us
 

Hot Sauce

Hall of Fame
Tons of people here like both of them. It's just that the fanboys on each side won't let other people like them both. If you give credit to Federer, you're automatically a "*******" in their eyes, and vice versa.

I like them both, but I dislike the Nadal fanboys here more than the Fed fanboys.
 

djicha

New User
I like them both, however i prefer Roger when they play against each other because i prefer his style of game. The thing to remember is that Rafa and Fed have very similar personalities off court. That being said, Rafa is a very intense player, and Fed is a very controlled player. When they play each other it is always a great match because they are very sincere people, and very different players.
 

vtmike

Banned
I like them both, however i prefer Roger when they play against each other because i prefer his style of game. The thing to remember is that Rafa and Fed have very similar personalities off court. That being said, Rafa is a very intense player, and Fed is a very controlled player. When they play each other it is always a great match because they are very sincere people, and very different players.
I Agree! I tend to support Federer too when they play each other because I like his game more...but yeah both great champions!
 

lovin'it

Rookie
yes, me! admire them both tremendously. want rog to get this fo win and the sampras issue, never seen a better match than last years wimbledon. couldn't be two classier guys in the game.
 

msc886

Professional
Yep I like both I was hoping for Nadal to break the record. Now I'm rooting for Federer to complate his career slam.
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
anyone with a sane mind at least respects and appreciates them both. I'm more of a Nadal fan but have nothing bad to say about Roger, he's amazing.
 

Jonas

Semi-Pro
I like this thread.....!!

I don't understand why it has to be one or the other...

As I stated earlier in another thread, this is not a heated rivalry...
Bith guy are competitive and want to win, but both guys really like each other....

THis is not: Mac/Connors, or Florida/Georgia....
Florida/FSU....

All tennis fans need to be rooting for Federer big time next week. He's the greatest player to have ever picked up a racquet and it will be the most important match in tennis history if he makes the final next week...

As a fan of tennis, you should want to see this happen, so you can tell your grand kids that you saw Federer win RG.

This is history folks.
 

stoble

Semi-Pro
I like them both too. I was hoping to see them both in the final but now I'm going for Roger to win his first French Open. I like Gonzo too, so I'd like to see him get to the final.
 

Dgpsx7

Professional
I am a big fan of both of them. Federer is my favorite but I Nadal losing today has made me melancholy. I really wanted to see another Nadal/Federer RG final. Its really starting to hit me now and I am pretty upset.
 

Docalex007

Hall of Fame
anyone with a sane mind at least respects and appreciates them both. I'm more of a Nadal fan but have nothing bad to say about Roger, he's amazing.
My sentiments exactly. I'm an absolutely huge fan of Federer but I also recognize Nadal's greatness in what he does. Yes his style of play is very different... it's very physical, but it's also amazing in that regard.

Much respect to clay court maestro Rafa... he's a great champion. And I hate both *******s and *******s. :)
 
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