Leylah Fernández: “ I want to have the same energy as Federer and Nadal and make the fans smile”

coolcamden

New User
Leylah keeps saying “I want to give the fan a show (after winning her SF)”, “make the fans smile”… just reeks of fakeness. You want to win, make money and rise in rankings. The fans ain’t got nothing to do with it. I know she wants to get the fans on her side, but come on… anyone falls for that has the naive of a 5 year old.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Her spanish is really cute. It’s clear she’s fluent enough bc of her parents (I believe they are Ecuadoran originally) but she doesn’t speak it often and went to English speaking school all her life in Canada. A lot of pauses and searching for words and also not much of a native sounding accent. Nice girl. She seemed a little nervous here, I wonder if the fist pumps are something the coaches told her to do, to hype herself up.

Oh also the interview shouldn’t be as controversial as it surely will be on here. The question was innocent enough about the crowds at the US Open and Leylah talks about a childhood memory of seeing all the fans of Nadal and Federer. Don’t feel like translating it all but… yeah. Let’s not make it into a fan war.
 
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big ted

Hall of Fame
i liked her until she kept whining about the MTO raducanu had to take..

maybe im off but she reminds of that little sister that torments their older siblings
until the parent gets mad and she says "but they started it" lol
 

tin

Rookie
Leylah keeps saying “I want to give the fan a show (after winning her SF)”, “make the fans smile”… just reeks of fakeness. You want to win, make money and rise in rankings. The fans ain’t got nothing to do with it. I know she wants to get the fans on her side, but come on… anyone falls for that has the naive of a 5 year old.
I'm certainly enjoying her play style and matches. Dunno what youre on about :rolleyes:
 

tin

Rookie
Her spanish is really cute. It’s clear she’s fluent enough bc of her parents (I believe they are Ecuadoran originally) but she doesn’t speak it often and went to English speaking school all her life in Canada. A lot of pauses and searching for words and also not much of a native sounding accent. Nice girl. She seemed a little nervous here, I wonder if the fist pumps are something the coaches told her to do, to hype herself up.

Oh also the interview shouldn’t be as controversial as it surely will be on here. The question was innocent enough about the crowds at the US Open and Leylah talks about a childhood memory of seeing all the fans of Nadal and Federer. Don’t feel like translating it all but… yeah. Let’s not make it into a fan war.
Or could just be the usual duality when in "athlete" mode and "normal" mode, the same is seen in performers. That difference shouldn't be a surprise tbh
 

RaulRamirez

Legend
Her spanish is really cute. It’s clear she’s fluent enough bc of her parents (I believe they are Ecuadoran originally) but she doesn’t speak it often and went to English speaking school all her life in Canada. A lot of pauses and searching for words and also not much of a native sounding accent. Nice girl. She seemed a little nervous here, I wonder if the fist pumps are something the coaches told her to do, to hype herself up.

Oh also the interview shouldn’t be as controversial as it surely will be on here. The question was innocent enough about the crowds at the US Open and Leylah talks about a childhood memory of seeing all the fans of Nadal and Federer. Don’t feel like translating it all but… yeah. Let’s not make it into a fan war.
Yes, but in TTW world, any time anybody talks about tennis, they are implicitly commenting on the GOAT race - whether it is greatness popularity or bank accounts - and even those former lines have been erased.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Leylah Fernández: “ I want to have the same energy as Federer and Nadal and make the fans smile”

Yet another FeDal fan:)

Smart marketing for herself and exactly what tennis needs. The WTA has been in good hands the last few years. ATP is in dire need of some quality champions to replace the likes of Fed and Nadal. There are some great journeymen, but they are not showing themselves to be that next poster child or rivalry for the men's tour. I think Medvedev has both sides of the coin of bad boy and well spoken, genuine champion. None of the others can flip off a NY crowd and then have them cheering for them with a sincere speach.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Her spanish is really cute. It’s clear she’s fluent enough bc of her parents (I believe they are Ecuadoran originally) but she doesn’t speak it often and went to English speaking school all her life in Canada. A lot of pauses and searching for words and also not much of a native sounding accent. Nice girl. She seemed a little nervous here, I wonder if the fist pumps are something the coaches told her to do, to hype herself up.

Oh also the interview shouldn’t be as controversial as it surely will be on here. The question was innocent enough about the crowds at the US Open and Leylah talks about a childhood memory of seeing all the fans of Nadal and Federer. Don’t feel like translating it all but… yeah. Let’s not make it into a fan war.
Where the **** do you think you are man :-D
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
best player of the 21st century doesn't go 0-3 in Wimbledon finals vs one of his main rival...best player of the 21st century goes 3-0...
Best player of the century has 12 Wimbledon finals, winning 8 of them. By far the best at the most prestigious tournament on this planet.
Some other guy has 7 Wimbledons finals I've heard.
 

goldengate14

Semi-Pro
She is smart and likes the good exciting tennis.
This is why Djokovic needed that Uso. This sort of thing will keep.happening. people are programmed to say Federer and Nadal as they were dominant for so long.
I genuinely feel sorry for Novak as he desperately wanted to surpass Fedal. But comments like this from a teenager no less (raducanu also dismissed a question about Djokovic and mentioned Roger) is a prime example of the reach and pull federer and to a lesser extent Nadal have over generstions of tennis players
 
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