Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Leelord337, Jan 27, 2008.
If only Fed could be as gracious in defeat as Nadal. I guess arrogance won't let him a la Serena.
If only Fed would look up at this box for confirmation as to whether a ball is out or in, he would be a better Hawkeye challenger, a la other players
If only Fed would dither around longer before he serves, he'd get time code violations, a la .....
If only Fed wouldn't throw so much money into his charity foundation, he'd have so much more....
and if only wishes were horses.......
Federer off court seems to be very down to Earth, shows a lot of respect to other players. However if he's got a problem, he won't hide it. On court, seemingly calm and seemingly half asleep, he has all the qualities of a great player; skills, fitness and mentality. He can play on big points and he can come back form deficits. He was sick before the AO but he still played to fefend his no.1 spot though his title was lost. He can also get a bit arrogant and annoyed sometimes but its quite rare.
Nadal seems to be quite gracious in defeat. He doesn't blame it on other things. He knows the Tsonga outplayed him and he admitted it. He's also a guy who fights till the end even being to the point of being owned, he still fought on. He plays well on big points too. However he does take kinda long on serve.
Djokovic seems to be a down to Earth guy as well. He jokes around here and there entertaining people. On court, Djokovic has what it takes to be a champion. He's got the skills and he believes in himself and is never intimidated. He plays big points well. However, his fitness is a problem and his jokes can offend, Nadal doesn't like his imitation and the Nalbandian imitaion of his gut isn't very nice either but at least he's more reluctant to do it now. He also takes long on serve and at times get into conflict with the crowd.
Well its just that the media has portrayed fed to be this down to earth gracious sort of a guy.
When in fact the truth is very very different.
First of all he is anything but "down to earth". he gets $800 haircuts, has his own cosemtics line, and walks around with his initials on a man purse. The whole Wimbledon jacquet ensemble i found really funny as well. i mean its one thing to wear at before all your matches....but after he won Wimbledon di he really have to run out to change into his lilly whites?
And as far as being gracious....he actually is a sore loser and has not really changed from his younger days. Its just so rare that he loses that you we really don't see it that often. But the way he stormed out after losing the FO was poor form.I mean who the hell does that???? That was poor form.
The media is very powerful. They protray Federer as one thing when in reality he is another. I remember an article entitled "Federer offers no excuses for his loss"....and what he really said was "I had blisters on my feet that were bothering me but no excuses".
So in conclusion...who are you really a fan of ? The Federer protrayed by the media or the real Federer? The two personas are very different.
The real federer is a whining materialistic crybaby and thats the truth.
i don't like nole, all their personalities are pretty bad though, i like federer
i like federer also. i think all 3 are great guys but federer has a lot of class about it.
Ok convince me. Forget the press for a minute wheres the class? Was it when he walked off the court at the FO? Was it when he cursed at Wimbledon? Was it when he said he didnt care about the AO and would not even watch the finals? Was it when he gave an excuse for everyone of his losses???
I know how the press portrays him....but in reality what so classy about him?? that he wears a Wimbledon jacquet???
When he lost to Djoko in Montreal he called the loss insignificant - not to Djoko it wasn't.
He was scheduled for an interview with Bud Collins after the French, but skipped on it because he lost to Nadal, to the dismay of Mr. Collins.
At Wimbledon he was practically going to explode because Nadal was killing him in the fourth, saying words like "s**t" and asking for Hawkeye to be turned off! He has slammed his raquet (not long ago) in matches against Nalby, Nadal and others when losing.
When he lost a point to Murray in Cincy in 06 he belted the ball into the stands Have you ever seen Nadal do either of those things?
After Federer lost to Canas TWICE this year he said that the drug ban shoud not have been lifted (even though it had been more than 15 months). Would he have said that if he had won?
He was given sportsman awards because most people only see his good side (only when he's winning). I'd hate to see him when he's consistenly losing. I see past his nice guy act.
Actually I kinda agree now.
I agree as well. i mean if belichick took all this heat for walking off the field then why shouldn't federer take the heat for walking off the court when he lost to Nadal.
Why is belichick a bad poor sportsman but federer a "nice guy"?
Sounds like a double standard.
I like Federer and Nadal, both are greats but are humble.
Djokovic is too cocky off the court, still can't believe the trash he talked after losing to Nadal at the French in straights.
Are you kidding? Federer is the most arrogant player in the universe. There have been full threads on that.
There are two Federers...the one that the media portrays and the real Federer.
The real Federer is a materialistic, arrogant, sore loser.
He's nothing like Bag's, Would you expect JOKevic to complement an opponent like Bag's did for AA at the US Open when AA beat him in 5. I wouldn't!!! Bag's is the most likeable/carismatric young players IMO on the tour. But this is just my opinion.
I agree. Baghdatis has a true heart. After he lost to Hewitt, he cried because of emotion. He clapped for Hewitt that it was a fantastic match. That guy is very nice. I bet he is a good friend.
for sure RAFAEL NADAL he is my hero my life he is every thing.. i think that no bady like him
Damn, I can't vote for all three....
Nadal seems like a nice guy but a bit of a dork. Novak would be cool to go on spring break with. Federer would be cool to hang out with every so often, but he seems a bit aloof.
what I like about Nadal is that he shows a lot of emotion during a match but is very easy-going when he's not playing, Federer is too cold for me, I would even say stiff at times and Djoko is a little too much of a show off (on AND off court). Baghdatis comes across as a really nice person but tennis-wise, I don't think he's as talented as Fed or Nadal...
any of them ,,, but I prefer Nadal
Djokovic sucks as a person. Keep making fun of other people. Can't stand to watch him play, now that I know how he acts.
I've just watched a video on youtube about tennis stars off the court and the 2 I definetely find the most unpleasant are Roddick (always acting like a spoiled brat, SO annoying) and Tsonga (so macho and smug, yikes).
Well, Federer has shown that he i a gentleman, considerate and humble but he has also shown that he can whine when he is losing and i think there may be a different side of him that few see
Djokovic seems like a likeable guy, although he can seem cocky but he is new to the spotlight
Nadal is hard to say because he may be the loud, emotional one on the court but he is very shy and quiet off the court, he comes from a small island town where he likes to fish and be where his family is and the media isn't
Roger is the perfect ambassodor of the sport
Arrogance and confidence go hand in hand. Just because Federer is a really confident player, doesn't mean he's all that arrogant. I for one think he has all the right to be; if i had credentials like that i would be rubbing it in everyone's face. Federer does it so subtly, its like hes saying "yes I might be the best, but bring it on." Hes won three Laurens Sportsman of the year awards, and really shows humility and sophistication where ever he is. He doesn't even acknowledge that hes the greatest ever when hes achieved so much: he still believes that he has major milestones to accomplish - Sampras' 14 grand slams, Connors' 104 career titles etc.
Dont be hating roger because of what his character.
Well the book you mentioned is obligatory in every hi school in Serbia..so they probably read it...And i even think i heard Djokovic do a comparison with Don Quixote in one of his TV appearances or interviews...
SO you are probably wrong
I like them all and when I watch a match between 2 of them i just enjoy the match, and quality tennis. You guys should stop bad mouthing them.
I agree. Federer is confident, not arrogant.
glad to see that there are people who really just appreciate a beautiful game. As for him being a sore loser (it was Just out), when you are roger federer you have really high expectations. Threads were started and people panicked because he lost in the semi-finals of a grand slam (oh no, whatever should we do... the world is ending because federer lost in the semifinals). All the roger federer haters should just sit back and enjoy (or at least respect) his artistry and athletic ability. You might not like him, but at least give him the respect he deserves.
I prefer Nadal ...With him it is like "Be there (on court) with me. Let's see together what will happen. I will play my best tennis."
There is no confidence in it but there is the engagement of giving the best he has and I like that!
Federer is too much reserved
Djokovic is not easy to understand (sometimes cool and is a real joker when he imitates many players sometimes too cocky and too confident!)
The cool, classy, guy who I wouldn't like to play poker with wins everytime for me... hence why I was such a massive Borg fan and a huge fan of Feds!
I think you, with a question/poll like this, should always imagine who would be the warmest and nicest when you are ill. Although I like all three, I think Roger and Rafa will be the warmest when you are ill, make sure you are felt welcome, tend to before you got to bed, yeah they would be like that.
novak will probably a nice guy when you meet him at first. then he'll snicker and make fun of you around his buddies by doing exaggerated imitations of how you play tennis. in other words, i'm pretty sure djokovic is a ******bag in real life.
I could see Federer buying me something from Subway...
Nadal. (10 char)
Djokovic easily, he's the guy you'll have more fun chatting with than Nadal or Federer.
Blake said in his book that Fed was the only player to send him a note while he was in the hospital after breaking his neck in Rome.
Roger of course-He's honest,genuinely nice,fair,fluent,elegant,comes across as a very warm and fun-loving guy..and seriously droolworthy.
Nadal, although Djokovic is also really a great guy and was initialy misunderstood by some people.
Federer - Always plays fair and is honest.
As a person all of them
I've seen some hilarious interviews with Novak. He kind of jokes around and says some, I guess, controversial but funny stuff - stuff that Federer or Nadal would never bring up or talk about. I like all three guys but Novak's sense of humour and personality are what I like best about him.
For some reason I voted for Federer a year ago though :-?
Does Djokovic know Ilie Nastase? Great showmen, both...
Federer is the most honest of the bunch. Nadal is very nice at interviews, but the recent reports off him scaring people and not being friendly in the locker rooms to anyone other than Federer are putting a big question mark on his honesty. I dislike Djokovic for his on court antics, although I must admit he's showing signs of improvment and is more mature.
Nadal is a gentleman and a really nice guy, all the top players have nothing but good things to say about Rafa.
Same with Federer, testimony to his Sportsmanship awards.
A tie between Djokovic and Federer. I think I could have a good conversation with these two. No disrespect to Nadal though, he's a really nice guy but I think I'd find it hard to talk to him. That could well be because he doesn't have perfect English like the other two. He's probably part of that tie as well!
Djokovic and Nadal classy guys
Federer a classy guy.
Federer and Djokovic. Nadal is too much of an introvert. Don't get to see his true personality much - can't say.
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