Players that irritate you

Inner Game

Semi-Pro
Everyone knows Nadal juices

It's obvious by his body type, skin problems and now the injuries that are starting to show up.....remember HGH can't be detected.....besides has anyone even seen an article or pictures of his "training" NADA....all his training is done on Fantasy Island......it's a joke and all the players know it....but he's a draw...and that means $$$$
 

LeftySpin

Rookie
Obviousley Federer doesn't agree



ROGER FEDERER:" I mean, key for me is the way Rafa played. I mean, no doubt he played excellent. He hardly made unforced errors, and when he's on the attack he's lethal

On the defense, he had some, I mean, unbelievable shots, you know. I can only praise him for the level of play"

Quote taken from post match interview Roland Garros 2008

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Nice. But my main post, I don't like Tsonga, the way he celebrates after an unforced error and just the way he celebrates bothers me a lot, I give him credit for his big wins but he acts like hes the s***. Some others that just bore me are Murray, Del Potro, Davydenko, and Simon. They all look the same when they hit. They don't add excitement like Federer, Nadal, or Verdasco.
 

aimr75

Hall of Fame
Players idiosynchrasies and routines they go through are what irritate me.. especially during serves.. hewitt, nadal, roddick

hate the shriekers and the incessent toweling off.. players from past eras never toweled off after every freakin point
 

ronalditop

Hall of Fame
Obviousley Federer doesn't agree



ROGER FEDERER:" I mean, key for me is the way Rafa played. I mean, no doubt he played excellent. He hardly made unforced errors, and when he's on the attack he's lethal

On the defense, he had some, I mean, unbelievable shots, you know. I can only praise him for the level of play"

Quote taken from post match interview Roland Garros 2008

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How arrogant of Federer to give all the credit to Nadal.
 

1st Seed

Professional
Roger, cause of his arrogance.
Blake,no patience on court,blasting balls.
Rafa and Maria's buggy whip forehands,Pete would be licking his chops.
And +1 for the entire WTA,should get a refund after every match.
I could do this all day Great thread.
 

Mkie7

Rookie
1. Serena
2. Sam Querry
3. M. Fish
4. Jankovic
5. John Isner
6. Nadia Petrova
7. Moresmo
8. Bryan Brothers
 

broxi51

Rookie
federer for his nauseating preening
murray for getting more passive in the big points, has to change it up
nadal bottle placement
djoker injury timeouts
roddick tshirt pulling
the worst of all del potro between points, so ponderous and checking every ball thats debatable.
 
Murray wins this hands down. Its not even close.

A lot of players I find boring or dislike. Murray is the only one whose game actually irritates me. I can only imagine how bad it must be to play him :)
...+1

The Williams Sisters. They could have so many slam titles by now if they would just work harder off court instead of worrying about fashion design and whatever else. If they can beat everyone being off form and out of shape, imagine how good they'd be if they were in shape and match ready every time they stepped on the court.
...+1
 

Speranza

Hall of Fame
I could do this all day Great thread.
This made me laugh out loud!

So I'll join in too. More so regarding the idiosyncrasies of certain players....

The main lot not in any order...

Ivanovic - that fist pump.

Roddick - he's almost squirrel like in his movements between points, and that shirt pulling does my head in.

Nadal - his butt pulling and taking his time between points.

Federer - no matter how hard he tries, he always manages to p@ss people off in interviews, although I don't think he is arrogant. Just wish he'd say less at times!

Blake - his impatience and general negative body gestures. But I love his play.

Monfils - his celebratory acrobatics.

However, in 3rd place, the collective screamers from the WTA....

In 2nd place, it has to be Murray - for the countless reasons mentioned already, but just to repeat a few of them; his celebrations, his style of play (effective but personally I find it tedious to watch), his muscle pumping after his Gasquet Wimbledon match, his monotonous interviews, and his mum.....

In 1st place.... Wait for it........

Serena.

Such arrogance off court, the way she is so condescending of everyone she ever plays, her comments re. money.....

I'd love to borrow the microphone that someone would like to bash Novak with, and knock 'niceness' into her.
 
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danb

Professional
:lol::twisted: that one was funny. For who doesn't know **** about tennis, it might sound even true.
I specifically said "he looks like" not "he is a" :) ... He is #2 in the pro tour for a reason, but I still don't like him much.
 
the entire WTA
Federer
the entire WTA
most of the French players
The Russian and Serbian girls
Federer
did I mention Federer and the entire WTA yet :)
 

P_Agony

Banned
Lately Nadal annoys me with his interviews and time wasting tactics. Stepanek, Monfils, and Tsonga annoy me too.
 
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zasr4325

Professional
WTA
Safina
Safina's coach
Safina's brother
Safin
Safin's sister
(see what im getting at here??)
serena when shes winning
serena when shes losing
djokovic when hes djokovic (bird flu, swine flu, etc.)
stepanek- do i really have to give a reason? i think gonzalez would agree with me on this one ---http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5PbMCRN5xo
and even though im english, pretty much every single british player, except murray sometimes
 

marpiw

Semi-Pro
The players who irritate me most are the moaners and shriekers who bother with that the concentration of their oponents.It should be forbidden to express yourself in such fashion in a tennis court...Players should learn to play in silence...
 
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Deleted member 21996

Guest
Federer because of his pansie fedbags...

Nadal for existing...

Lleyton Hewitt for being worse than Nadal...

Stepanek just because...

Serena for her disrespect for her coleagues

Gonzales for being such an idiot...

Murray because of his mother and for being the "fistpumpinator".... (i like his game still)

The Mr Hyde in Roddick...

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SLD76

G.O.A.T.
Two words. Lleyton Hewitt. Racist, homophobic, lawn-mowering buffoon. Thats why the USO Final of 04 is my favorite match ever. I savored the beatdown Fed put on him. Whats with the latest crop of male Aussie's being racist anyway?

Andy Murray for having his game be boring as snot, when he has the ability to not play that way( USO 08 semi final)

Also, I cant stand players with their constant come-ons, fist pumps, pointing to the heavens etc after every point. Rafa is borderline, but he generally doesnt 'Vamos' after his opponent makes an UFE so, he gets a pass. But Ivonovic, Oudin and my God I cant stand overrated Shoulderpova.

Players with annoying handlers(uncle toni, Yuri, Richard Williams, Bartoli's dad etc)

Slow as fricking molasses players. Babies have been born quicker than some of their matches( Nadal, Djoker, Boris Karloff, I mean Del Potro)

I used to hate Roddick b/c it seemed like he was trying so hard to be McEnroe with his constant arguing with linesmen, umpires etc. He has calmed down alot since then(read, been humbled), but it was still funny when he was b!tching and moaning the whole time as Monfils calmly dispatched of him at the French(on one leg at that!) For that matter, McEnroe is one of top ten all time biggest A-holes in tennis history, as a player and as a commentator.

Brad Gilbert just b/c he is Brad Gilbert

People talk about Fed is arrogant? I positively couldnt stand Cheshire Cat Chucky Hingis in her prime. And Im a WS fan in general, but Serena has gotten a little tiresome over the years. I much prefer low-key Venus and wish she had the heart she had 8 years ago :| I mean, yesterday when the broadcaster asked Serena what the deal was with the #1 controversey and why she hasnt won a tourney outside of a major, Serena actually said with straight face "well...i tried, you know. I show up to win and all you can do is try". ROFL!

I wanted to throttle Tipsarevic in the 08 AO with his waiting two years to challenge the line calls.
 

jmmtn4aj

New User
I can't stand the grunting while playing, other than that nothing really annoys me. Some of the reasons given so far are seriously awe inspiring though, shirt pulling? Lack of charisma? They're athletes not entertainers!
 

P_Agony

Banned
Federer because of his pansie fedbags...

Nadal for existing...

Lleyton Hewitt for being worse than Nadal...

Stepanek just because...

Serena for her disrespect for her coleagues

Gonzales for being such an idiot...

Murray because of his mother and for being the "fistpumpinator".... (i like his game still)

The Mr Hyde in Roddick...

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Weren't you a Federer fan once upon a time?
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
The entire WTA
+1 with one exception:

I've already told a few of my pals that the only player in the women's draw that I'm keeping track of is Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. She's the only lady I've noticed who plays an interesting all court game with different plans of attack. I think I first saw her in some Aus. Open coverage this year. Don't recall her being a screamer and given her somewhat modest physical stature, her athleticism and innovation on the courts are remarkable.

Apparently Kirsten was instrumental in helping Kimmy Clijsters get it together for her comeback - too bad they had to meet in the third round, but at least two of the good guys (okay... GALS) were on the same court at the same time to put on a decent show.

Shame on the "powers that be" who oversee the WTA. The shrieks are beyond out of control - I've already turned off three or four matches this week because I can't stand it anymore. Fortunately the gang at ESPN only covered enough of the highlights of Azarenka's loss for me to enjoy the update without having to endure her vocal caricature of Maria - except that her wailing is even worse and she's an emotional train wreck on the courts.
 
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Deleted member 21996

Guest
Weren't you a Federer fan once upon a time?
yes... before the gliter and gold shoes, the fruity and embarassing golden fedbags, the embroided jackets and pillows...

when Federer was just a next door kid personality with an amazing game... the game is almost intact but the personality is far gone.. i cant stand the new Federer...
 

lawrence

Hall of Fame
yes... before the gliter and gold shoes, the fruity and embarassing golden fedbags, the embroided jackets and pillows...

when Federer was just a next door kid personality with an amazing game... the game is almost intact but the personality is far gone.. i cant stand the new Federer...
I'm going to go ahead and assume that if you were a multiple grand slam winner, and Nike offered you your own sub-brand which would in turn generate millions for you, you wouldn't decline.

Just assuming :)
 

speckles

New User
Kirsten Flipkens ...She's the only lady I've noticed who plays an interesting all court game with different plans of attack.

Shame on the "powers that be" who oversee the WTA. The shrieks are beyond out of control - I've already turned off three or four matches this week because I can't stand it anymore.
Fuzz Nation,
Sadly, we never get to see these players in the US unless they're playing a Williams or Sharapova, but Schiavone (beat Azarenka) & Maria Jose M-S (just lost to Serena) have athletic, crafty all-court games. MJMS actually does S&V(!)... anyhew, they rarely make it onto TV. And they're older. Carla Suarrez Navarro is crafty too, but more of a clay courter.

As for shrieking, yeah, it's clearly gamesmanship but as the top players do it, nothing will be done. It's funny but I don't find Azarenka quite as loud or obnoxious as 'Pova and Williamses.
 
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Deleted member 21996

Guest
I'm going to go ahead and assume that if you were a multiple grand slam winner, and Nike offered you your own sub-brand which would in turn generate millions for you, you wouldn't decline.

Just assuming :)
assumption is the mother of all F ups...:evil:

yes... i would! did Sampras need that crap? did Laver need that BS? NO...

so you see... when you have millions like Fed, a few more millions wont make your life better.. there is only so much you can do with that much money...

like declining that would make his life much worse... :(

in terms of attitude on\of the court you can be one of two kinds of person:

either the greedy\cheesy Federer of today or the simple\humble Federer of 2004...

assume some more Lawrence...
 

MsDeb

New User
Maria Sharapova by a million miles irritates me! and not just the stupid shrieking.

Whenever she serves, she gets the ball, walks back to the wall,stops, looks at her racket. Then she turns around, walks to the line to prepare to serve. She then puts her 'non existent' hair behind each ear, and prepares to serve. this is for every single serve she does.

i probably never would have noticed it, but i watched Djokovic do it once (as well as imitate Andy Roddick and Rafa) and now, thats all i see. ARGH
 

Gaudio2004

Semi-Pro
the entire WTA
Federer
the entire WTA
most of the French players
The Russian and Serbian girls
Federer
did I mention Federer and the entire WTA yet :)
Why does Federer irritate you, he plays a very similar game to Graf - powerful forehand, great serve, and a good slice backhand (albait Federer has as much talent in his backhand as Graf does in her whole game, but still comparisons are there). You would think you would appreciate the game style he played, as it's similar to your idols.
 

Lifted

Semi-Pro
I'm going to go ahead and assume that if you were a multiple grand slam winner, and Nike offered you your own sub-brand which would in turn generate millions for you, you wouldn't decline.

Just assuming :)
I agree with Gorecki here. I love Federer's game, but would rather him revert to his pre-goofy outfit days. He can represent his own brand without wearing those kinds of ridiculous outfits. He can say 'no.'

Having said that, he seems like a really cool guy and a nice person, but the fashonista in him is, IMHO, lame.
 
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