When Karma Strikes You Back ft. Roger Federer

NADALalot

Professional
Rafa has bad Karma, because he's been struck down by injury at very important times and its cost him a lot of slams.
 

Europa1

New User
Nole should have been penalized for wasting the server's own time while begging the fans to cheer. I believe he kept Rog waiting some 34 seconds between the two points...karma is Fed being the most beloved athlete, perhaps because he doesn't bend the rules. Nole is a good guy though. But that move was really blatant..
 

Milanez82

Rookie
Nole should have been penalized for wasting the server's own time while begging the fans to cheer. I believe he kept Rog waiting some 34 seconds between the two points...karma is Fed being the most beloved athlete, perhaps because he doesn't bend the rules. Nole is a good guy though. But that move was really blatant..
Dont be silly
Actually he demanded some respect from fans after hitting a great shot and he fully deserved everyone to stansld up for it
You should do the same
 

Tennis_Freak99

Professional
Nole should have been penalized for wasting the server's own time while begging the fans to cheer. I believe he kept Rog waiting some 34 seconds between the two points...karma is Fed being the most beloved athlete, perhaps because he doesn't bend the rules. Nole is a good guy though. But that move was really blatant..
Djokodal won the first 3 tournaments on the run when the shot clock was introduced LOL

And I also believe Djokovic has won the most tournaments under the shot clock rule, correct me if I am wrong anyone!
 

Europa1

New User
Djokodal won the first 3 tournaments on the run when the shot clock was introduced LOL

And I also believe Djokovic has won the most tournaments under the shot clock rule, correct me if I am wrong anyone!
Both notorious time-wasters and momentum thefts lol. They did get better, but that was after they had a bunch of slams under their belts and the confidence that comes with that. It's amusing to me that they needed their "rituals" to play their games, yet Fed is the one who is "mentally weak". Funny.
 

Tennis_Freak99

Professional
Both notorious time-wasters and momentum thefts lol. They did get better, but that was after they had a bunch of slams under their belts and the confidence that comes with that. It's amusing to me that they needed their "rituals" to play their games, yet Fed is the one who is "mentally weak". Funny.
Innocent until proven guilty my friend. They did whatever was within the rules, before or after the shot clock rule. False accusations mean nothing mate.

You'll get over it man, its fine
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Nole should have been penalized for wasting the server's own time while begging the fans to cheer. I believe he kept Rog waiting some 34 seconds between the two points...karma is Fed being the most beloved athlete, perhaps because he doesn't bend the rules. Nole is a good guy though. But that move was really blatant..
It was 24 to 25 seconds actually and Roger went to the towel anyway.
 

Europa1

New User
Innocent until proven guilty my friend. They did whatever was within the rules, before or after the shot clock rule. False accusations mean nothing mate.

You'll get over it man, its fine
Actually, the rules were established long before the lame shot clock. But they weren't really enforced much , so I don't find blame in Nole or Rafa. They should stop all time limitations in sports.
 
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DeathStrike

Guest
Dont be silly
Actually he demanded some respect from fans after hitting a great shot and he fully deserved everyone to stansld up for it
You should do the same
Stuff like that makes tennis fun gets the crowd involved
 

PeoplesChamp

Hall of Fame
Terrible sportsmanship after that match. Not only was he a sore loser but he implied his opponent didn't deserve the victory. No way did he deserve a sportsmanship award that year.
I guess they awarded it according to their on court behavior which is definitely better than Djokovic.
 

Tennis_Freak99

Professional
Terrible sportsmanship after that match. Not only was he sore loser but implied his opponent didn't deserve the victory. No way did he deserve a sportsmanship award that year.
To be honest, that award itself is so absurd. Sportsmanship is something that transcends mere tennis statistics and achievements. The prerogative that only the Big 3 are contenders for that award is nonsensical. There are so many other players, lower ranked that have shown true sportsmanship over the years but it seems this award doesn't take that into account.

It's has subtle elements of nepotism I feel
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
To be honest, that award itself absolutely is so absurd. Sportsmanship is something that transcends mere tennis statistics and achievements. The prerogative that only the Big 3 are contenders for that award is nonsensical. There are so many other players, lower ranked that have shown true sportsmanship over the years but it seems this award doesn't take that into account.

It's has subtle elements of nepotism I feel
Of course the award itself is a joke but he definitely didn't deserve it in 2011, no doubt.
 

D.Nalby12

Legend
That return winner was a lucky shot - he is being brutally honest whether you like it or not. However passing shot winner in Wimbledon was routine passing shot for Novak. He hits many like that regularly - very often under pressure. So no luck there.
 
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DeathStrike

Guest
That return winner was a lucky shot - he is being brutally honest whether you like it or not. However passing shot winner in Wimbledon was routine passing shot for Novak. He hits many like that regularly - very often under pressure. So no luck there.
It wasn't lucky you still need the ability to hit that kind of return winner, he was just relaxed, maybe resigned to defeat and went for it. Personally think it's an amazing hit most people would be looking to get it back into play
 

Milanez82

Rookie
That return winner was a lucky shot - he is being brutally honest whether you like it or not. However passing shot winner in Wimbledon was routine passing shot for Novak. He hits many like that regularly - very often under pressure. So no luck there.

On quick count last year alone he hit about 8 similar return winners and 4 were identical angle on the line vs thiem, del potro, Tsitsipas
But then maybe after hitting a lucky shot in 2011, he started practicing on it..
 

Milanez82

Rookie
It wasn't lucky you still need the ability to hit that kind of return winner, he was just relaxed, maybe resigned to defeat and went for it. Personally think it's an amazing hit most people would be looking to get it back into play
I think he was pissed off at the crowd with all the cheering for Federer and especially cheering on his mistakes and he was dead serious on ripping one back at him
 

Omega_7000

Legend
There is a bucket of salt ready to rub in to all you Fed haters including pathetic Srdjan when Novak stops winning majors. His downfall will be quick and not a slow one when he loses his foot speed.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
That return winner was a lucky shot - he is being brutally honest whether you like it or not. However passing shot winner in Wimbledon was routine passing shot for Novak. He hits many like that regularly - very often under pressure. So no luck there.
He hit that return twice in that match, both times it was a winner. He hit first in the 3rd set at 1-0 deuce, and the 2nd time in the 5th set at 3-5 15-40. If it's lucky, then luck struck twice.
 

skypadq

Professional
I just wish Federer had lost three to one, and he'd be playing with djokovic because he'd lose a match point.
 

Hitman

Legend
Federer came off as a sore loser at the USO 2011, he still had MP and was still very much in control, but he allowed it to overwhelm, that is on him. Novak took the shot, milked the crowd since even they were shocked by the audacity of that return, and was all it took to unsettle Federer.
 

JaoSousa

Hall of Fame
Nole should have been penalized for wasting the server's own time while begging the fans to cheer. I believe he kept Rog waiting some 34 seconds between the two points...karma is Fed being the most beloved athlete, perhaps because he doesn't bend the rules. Nole is a good guy though. But that move was really blatant..
The rule is to play to the speed of the server. And yes, it was definitely beyond 30 seconds. Federer was clearly annoyed, and he shouldn't let stuff like that get to him, especially against Djokovic.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.

He's been doing this for 30 years now Ol' Rog, 30 years.
That Djoker return winner down match point at the U.S. Open against the best serve in the business is of the greatest clutch shots in tennis history.

But instead of tipping his hat to the greatness, the sore loser Fed calls it a lucky shot and slams Djoker for playing in that aggressive style and being lazy.

Outrageous!
:mad:
 

Hitman

Legend
Another thing, that I feel was the source of the soreness from Federer...it meant it was his first slamless year since 2002, which I am sure didn't sit well with him, since he felt, as many did, that he was playing great tennis that year, slam winning tennis. I think he used that return to let out his frustrations somewhat also.
 

Tennis_Freak99

Professional
Cruel but funny (unfortunately).



What, he started losing like this to Novak when he was 9 and Novak just 3??? :oops:

It's far worse than I ever imagined!!! :unsure:
Hahaha no no, I was referring to what Roger said that Novak has been playing like this since the last 20 years(I.e banking on luck). Almost a decade since that interview Djokovic still 'plays the same way'
 

Europa1

New User
The rule is to play to the speed of the server. And yes, it was definitely beyond 30 seconds. Federer was clearly annoyed, and he shouldn't let stuff like that get to him, especially against Djokovic.
Aye, but id does get to people which is why there is a rule for it, just as there are time rules in other sports. It slowed his momentum.
I cannot fault Novak or Nadal. They both brought changes to the game with the apparent blessings of the Officials.
 

Villain

Semi-Pro
So much salt in that interview. Maybe it had nothing to do with luck and more to do with the fact that Novak is probably the greatest returner ever. Maybe.
 

Milanez82

Rookie
The rule is to play to the speed of the server. And yes, it was definitely beyond 30 seconds. Federer was clearly annoyed, and he shouldn't let stuff like that get to him, especially against Djokovic.
Funny how the roaring crowd on Djokovic double fault didnt affect him in previous game
All Djokovic did was raise his hands asking for some support while walking to get to his towel
Federer walked to the towel as well in no rush to serve while trying to regroup
All previous points after return errors he proceeded to serve right away
And majority of that crowd was still screaming for Federer, and he sure knew that
 
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