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Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

Novak is a really cool guy, well liked and admired on and off the court by many players. So why is it that Fed doesn't give him any credit?

He seems to love Nadal now, however.

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Novak is a really cool guy, well liked and admired on and off the court by many players. So why is it that Fed doesn't give him any credit?

He seems to love Nadal now, however.
Really.

I think many players feel that Djokovic is a highly skilled exponent of gamesmanship and user of timeouts/bathroom breaks. Djokovic makes Federer, Nadal and Roddick etc look like icons of fair play.
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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

this has been discussed over and over again. fed doesn't dislike djoko as a person, he just doesn't like his overall game on court. it's just not as flashy as he fed likes it to be. he prefers guys like gasquet to compete with. djoko's alright, but his shots, groundstrokes etc. just seem a little mediocre to fed, a little too uninspired, like a machine rather than a genius.
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Novak is a really cool guy,
I think he comes across as a desperate wannabe, try hard show off.

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well liked and admired on and off the court by many players.
Is he? Bizarre.

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So why is it that Fed doesn't give him any credit?
Credit for what? He says he's a very good player. 3rd best in the world after himself and Nadal. What more is there to say?

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He seems to love Nadal now, however.
A man of taste. Apart from in accessories. Everyone seen his new man bag?

Thanks for this thread. It's been about 36 hours since the last Fed/Djoko-fest.
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Really.

I think many players feel that Djokovic is a highly skilled exponent of gamesmanship and user of timeouts/bathroom breaks. Djokovic makes Federer, Nadal and Roddick etc look like icons of fair play.
Yea, but...he's good friends with alot of the players...so dunno...

Yea and btw, that's the reason he is so good...is his gamesmanship...lolz, are u serious? You don't think his ball striking and serving have anything to do with it? Jules sometimes I really agree with what you are saying and sometimes...

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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

WHY IS THERE LIKE 100000000 THREADS ABOUT THIS TOPIC, SOMEONE FUSE THIS THREAD WITH THE OTHER 10000000s (the one started maybe 2 days ago named "Federer should give djoko more respect"...)

PPL U R SO BORING, FED DOESNT LIKE DJOKO GET OVER IT.... its not like U LIKE EVERYONE that is liked by others. BE AN NDIVIDUAL $@#%!... jesus

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Yea and btw, that's the reason he is so good...is his gamesmanship...lolz, are serious? You don't think his ball striking and serving have anything to do with it? Jules sometimes I really agree with what you are saying and sometimes...
DrJules said absolutely NOTHING about that being the reason he is so good. It's just one possible reason that some players aren't so friendly toward him. I hate it when people put words in other people's mouths.

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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

I bet they send each other hate mail.

I support: Roger Federer; Richard Gasquet; Radek Stepanek; Mario Ancic; Robin Haase; because they are cool.

I also support: The Killers; Death Cab for Cutie; My Chemical Romance; The Smashing Pumpkins; Radiohead; because they are pretty cool, as well.

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I bet they send each other hate mail.
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Subject: Flaming Bag...

Dear Fed,

Nice bag.

Love,
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Subject: RE:Flaming Bag...

It's me the greatest player ever, nice hair cut.

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Anyone who says any player has no chance against Dolgopolov is clearly trolling.
That's the gospel.
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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

Oh good Lord. Where is it written that Roger MUST like every person he comes in contact with. Do YOU like everyone you work with? I sure as hell don't.
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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

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Yea, but...he's good friends with alot of the players...so dunno...

Yea and btw, that's the reason he is so good...is his gamesmanship...lolz, are u serious? You don't think his ball striking and serving have anything to do with it? Jules sometimes I really agree with what you are saying and sometimes...
I think it has harmed his popularity.

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I think there are too many incidents stacked up on the debit side for Federer to respect Djokovic as a person and a player...as yet.
2006 QF RG v Nadal he retired half way through, though stating later that he was really in control of the match even when losing.
Final Umag retired with breathing problems so Wawrinka got the win.
DC the "infamous" misuse of injury timeouts v Wawrinka and Federer.
AO 2007 "he is going down" comment.
Interview "people are tired of Federer winning everything".
Wb SF retires again v Nadal.
Montreal takes a bathroom break after losing the 2nd set and "Don't be angry with him, he can't win everything" as if HE needed to defend Federer!!

There are probably others for giving him a reputation for "injury/fatigue gamesmanship", but for me, he presents as a patronising, disrespectful, insincere individual. Even his effusive handshake and congratulations to Moya after losing to him1st Rd Cincy smacked of "Well done for beating ME". Yes, he is genuinely ambitious and states his goals clearly but....a lot of what he does grates on me.
Federer should give Djoko more respect
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TO:RogFed@goat.com
FROM:Joker@Serb.com

Subject: Flaming Bag...

Dear Fed,

Nice bag.

Love,
Djoko

TO:Joker@Serb.com
FROM:RogFed@goat.com

Subject: RE:Flaming Bag...

It's me the greatest player ever, nice hair cut.



Oh, if only ....

Rafa is blogging (again, I think he thinks it brings him luck) and answering reader questions in The Times. I might ask him why Fed doesn't love Djokovic. I bet he knows.
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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

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I think it has harmed his popularity.

From another thread:



Federer should give Djoko more respect
I'd say he's still pretty popular except for a few guys.

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Anyone who says any player has no chance against Dolgopolov is clearly trolling.
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Re: Why doesn't Federer like Djokovic?

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He seems to love Nadal now, however.
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A man of taste. Apart from in accessories. Everyone seen his new man bag?

Thanks for this thread. It's been about 36 hours since the last Fed/Djoko-fest.

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