Most hated players on tour (by fellow players)

Fabresque

Professional
Wayne Odesnik and Lukas Rosol come to mind, not sure about any WTA players because most of them hate each other anyway.

Disgust.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Verdasco isn't popular among other players, as he's admitted. When he trained in Vegas with Gil Reyes, all this came out in a ridiculous weight lifting documentary they made together.
 

Djokodalerer31

Hall of Fame
I am surprised nobody said Djokovic yet, except once in a sarcastic humorous way in this thread, considering all the hate he usually gets...
 

Djokodalerer31

Hall of Fame
Sharapova on the women’s tour. Everyone knows that though, she always talked about not having friends on tour.
If we are to drag women tour into this, then we can add Bouchard and Muguruza to the list as well for the same reasons...nobody is hated as much as Sharapova now obviously ever since that scandal, but Bouchard is sure closest second, followed by Muguruza...i am not sure Wozniacki is very liked either...
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Do the players like him more when he plays like Murray or when he plays like Joe Kovic???
Well he thinks he's better than most. I just here comments on here and there that Borna can be a bit of an ass. I just read about a positive interaction with him from a tournament. Still I don't see him doing much with the other young players and we have this where Borna's about as stiff as a board
 
If we are to drag women tour into this, then we can add Bouchard and Muguruza to the list as well for the same reasons...nobody is hated as much as Sharapova now obviously ever since that scandal, but Bouchard is sure closest second, followed by Muguruza...i am not sure Wozniacki is very liked either...
As a former tour player, I will say Wozniacki was fine and liked. Sharapova was stand off ish but not hated, although she could be annoying. Muguruza was after my time, but seems very liked.
Jankovic rubbed very very many the wrong way, but I liked her.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
As a former tour player, I will say Wozniacki was fine and liked. Sharapova was stand off ish but not hated, although she could be annoying. Muguruza was after my time, but seems very liked.
Jankovic rubbed very very many the wrong way, but I liked her.
Was Spirlea before your time on tour? I strung her racquets while she was in training here in Orlando and she was quite nice to deal with. I always thought the Venus Williams chest bump thing got way too much negative press.
 

Goosehead

Legend
As a former tour player, I will say Wozniacki was fine and liked. Sharapova was stand off ish but not hated, although she could be annoying. Muguruza was after my time, but seems very liked.
Jankovic rubbed very very many the wrong way, but I liked her.
what was your highest world rank then ?.
 
Well he thinks he's better than most. I just here comments on here and there that Borna can be a bit of an ass. I just read about a positive interaction with him from a tournament. Still I don't see him doing much with the other young players and we have this where Borna's about as stiff as a board
Poor Jared ... at least he got his breakfast for free.
 

Alba Barragan

Semi-Pro
NextGen edition:

Ostapenko seems to be the most disliked player of the WTA youngsters due to her on-court behavior (used to be a terrible sore loser). Also, something else happened between her and Kasatkina at a very early point in their careers which made her be super hated by the 'wa group' (Kasatkina, Bencic, Mladenovic, Gavrilova, Konjuh).

I don't know if he's hated, but I do think Tsitsipas seems a bit apart from the rest of the ATP NextGen. I don't remember to have ever seen him hanging out with anyone on tour, which is very weird considering most of them get along with each other or at least have a small clique.

EDIT JUST TO CLARIFY:
I'm a big fan of both Stef and Penko, before anyone thinks I have something against them.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
NextGen edition:

Ostapenko seems to be the most disliked player of the WTA youngsters due to her on-court behavior (used to be a terrible sore loser). Also, something else happened between her and Kasatkina at a very early point in their careers which made her be super hated by the 'wa group' (Kasatkina, Bencic, Mladenovic, Gavrilova, Konjuh).

I don't know if he's hated, but I do think Tsitsipas seems a bit apart from the rest of the ATP NextGen. I don't remember to have ever seen him hanging out with anyone on tour, which is very weird considering most of them get along with each other or at least have a small clique.

EDIT JUST TO CLARIFY:
I'm a big fan of both Stef and Penko, before anyone thinks I have something against them.
The Bullsheet Russian didn't show in St. Petersburg and has been dumped early in two straight events. And then this indignity:mad::
 

Fabresque

Professional
NextGen edition:

Ostapenko seems to be the most disliked player of the WTA youngsters due to her on-court behavior (used to be a terrible sore loser). Also, something else happened between her and Kasatkina at a very early point in their careers which made her be super hated by the 'wa group' (Kasatkina, Bencic, Mladenovic, Gavrilova, Konjuh).

I don't know if he's hated, but I do think Tsitsipas seems a bit apart from the rest of the ATP NextGen. I don't remember to have ever seen him hanging out with anyone on tour, which is very weird considering most of them get along with each other or at least have a small clique.

EDIT JUST TO CLARIFY:
I'm a big fan of both Stef and Penko, before anyone thinks I have something against them.
Tsitsipas actually used to be cool with Medvedev, until Daniil beat him and Tsitsipas called him a bullsheet russhan
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Nope, she was during my first few years. I even played her and she was just fine. Agree on the chest bump. People are too sensitive.
I'm guessing your pro career included the transition from normal synthetic or gut strings to polyester or poly/gut hybrids. Was that a big adjustment for you? I know most of the pro racquets I did in the mid-90's (Spirlea included) were synthetic gut with a few fairly successful men/women playing full gut. By the time I strung at pro tournaments in the mid-'00's almost every player had switched to poly.
 

Alba Barragan

Semi-Pro
Tsitsipas actually used to be cool with Medvedev, until Daniil beat him and Tsitsipas called him a bullsheet russhan
"bullsheet russhan" always cracks me up :D

I didn't know they used to be friends though, that's very interesting. Either way, it was just a sore loser kind of comment, something done in the heat of the moment. At least from my point of view, it's not worthy of ruining a friendship. And it still doesn't explain why Stef doesn't have more friends - other friends- now.

Maybe it's just me projecting my own wishes into the situation. I like Stef very much so I want him to have friends :(
 

Alba Barragan

Semi-Pro
Obviously never competed against her, but hit with her for 90 minutes a year ago and she was a delight. May have helped she hit me off the court. She has incredible shot making skills.
Thanks for sharing your experience! It's so awesome to have amongst us to someone who was/is an insider and actually spents time on tour :)

And about Ostapenko-I also think she's a delight, both as a person and as a player. She comes across as a very honest girl, very transparent, and even if that did make her be a sore loser, nowadays it seems she has finally gained some control over it. She's also very young, most of her mistakes happened when she was a teenager. If other players want to judge her because of how she used to be in the past that's up to them, not her.
 
I'm guessing your pro career included the transition from normal synthetic or gut strings to polyester or poly/gut hybrids. Was that a big adjustment for you? I know most of the pro racquets I did in the mid-90's (Spirlea included) were synthetic gut with a few fairly successful men/women playing full gut. By the time I strung at pro tournaments in the mid-'00's almost every player had switched to poly.
It did and made a dramatic difference for me. I went to Polyester and never looked back. It made a huge difference in my game with balls suddenly going in far more often.
Interestingly enough I tried Kevlar in the very late 90s and liked it. I got wrist issues, however. My issue was tension, far too high. I've used it since with no concerns.
 
Thanks for sharing your experience! It's so awesome to have amongst us to someone who was/is an insider and actually spents time on tour :)

And about Ostapenko-I also think she's a delight, both as a person and as a player. She comes across as a very honest girl, very transparent, and even if that did make her be a sore loser, nowadays it seems she has finally gained some control over it. She's also very young, most of her mistakes happened when she was a teenager. If other players want to judge her because of how she used to be in the past that's up to them, not her.
I am so very glad to read this sentiment. She is somebody for whom I root!
 
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