Who is your second favorite of the Big 3?

Well?

  • I’m Federer fan - prefer Nadal

    Votes: 30 25.9%
  • I’m Federer fan - prefer Djokovic

    Votes: 36 31.0%
  • I’m a Nadal fan - prefer Federer

    Votes: 6 5.2%
  • I’m a Nadal fan - prefer Djokovic

    Votes: 8 6.9%
  • I’m a Djokovic fan - prefer Federer

    Votes: 14 12.1%
  • I’m a Djokovic fan - prefer Nadal

    Votes: 22 19.0%

  • Total voters
    116

StANDAA

Legend
Note: forget about the Slam record, for example that as a Fed fan you’ve supported Djoker in past matches over Nadal only to protect Fed’s record etc. etc. None of that.

I’m asking who do you like better purely as a tennis player. Who would you support of the two if your favorite didn’t exist. So based off of a combination of their tennis style, personality, manners and other things, decide who do you prefer.
 
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Towny

Professional
I like both of Djokodal and have supported them both against each other and the field in a non-tactical way before. But I prefer Nadal. In fact, he's one of my favourite players on the tour.
 
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Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Good question. hmmmm

Thinking it is Federer > Nadal > Djokovic, but I don't really have a clue. Sure I've supported each one against the other at various points. All except when Murray is involved.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
As a Fed fan, I like Rafa much more. But I have learned to respect the accomplishments of Djokovic and believe, ultimately, he's the better player than Nadal. But as a slam purist, he will have to get to 17 or 18 slams to have the greater career, IMO. If they tie at 17, Djoker has the greater career than Nadal.

I can't imagine hating any tennis player, regardless of whether they beat your guy. It's just sports, not war.
 

Jackuar

Hall of Fame
It's Nadal for me. Without considering their accomplishments or skill on a particular surface or lack of it, I like his fighting spirit. He's someone who never gives up and my biggest respect to him for never abusing his racquet. Not even Federer can claim that.
 

StANDAA

Legend
I like how Nadal has zero votes from his fans, but has the most votes from the two other fanbases.

So the least fans at number 1, but the most at number 2? :D
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
In order of stroke purity: Djokovic-Federer-Nadal. I'm way more likely to attempt to copy something Djoker's doing, because I think he has the cleanest strokes in tennis (I don't hit a lot of overheads ;-)).

In order of aesthetics: Federer-Djokovic-Nadal. I just enjoy watching Fed play more than the others. Given that I watch tennis for the pretty shots, that probably means I am a bit more of a Federer fan than either of the other two, with Djoker solidly in second.

I do still like Nadal, but I just think he is a freak of nature, so I watch him like I watch tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes. Interesting to watch, and when he's on I fear for his opponents... who all just get demoralized, like Federer at AO 2009, which I think is my favorite Nadal match of all time.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Although Fed suffered some tough losses against Djokovic in 2011, that season made me to like more Djokovic than Nadal.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
I always preferred Federer by a huge margin back in the day but I really don't care for either of them anymore. In fact amazingly there's a part of me that actually prefers Nadal slightly more these days, especially in light of his recent struggles. Roger seems like a nice enough guy and no doubt he's been a great ambassador for the sport but his rabid fans have really turned me against him these last few years, and even that would be putting it mildly.
 

Djokodalerer31

Hall of Fame
LMAO these poll options...Nadal fans doesn't seem to like Federer all that much after all, huh? Look how much Federer fans respect you, you spoiled brats! hehe just kidding...
 
As a Fed fan, I like Rafa much more. But I have learned to respect the accomplishments of Djokovic and believe, ultimately, he's the better player than Nadal. But as a slam purist, he will have to get to 17 or 18 slams to have the greater career, IMO. If they tie at 17, Djoker has the greater career than Nadal.

I can't imagine hating any tennis player, regardless of whether they beat your guy. It's just sports, not war.
As a Fed fan also, I have actually grown to slightly... give me a second, it's not easy to say... but have grown... to like Nadal a bit.

It's not even that I ever disliked Nadal to begin with, I just was attracted to Fed's game and at the time, his main rival was beginning with nadal.

Now Djokovic I have always disliked off and on court, however, as you have said, I have "learned" to respect his game and accomplishments. But I will never like him.
 
I have warmed up to Nadal a lot in the last few years but I give my vote to Federer. Seeing the condescending and obnoxious behavior of some of his fans has had its impact recently, but I can't forget all those years when I was cheering for him massively myself whenever he played Rafa, and generally whenever Novak went out of the tournament earlier. I am still a massive fan of the tennis that he produced in the past.
 

Djokodalerer31

Hall of Fame
On the side note...If Federer stopped throwing so much shades at Djokovic, then maybe he would have had more Djokovic fans, preffering him over Nadal...just sayin'
 
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