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His game style 26 17.57%
Cheating/Gamesmanship 96 64.86%
His appearance ("Chia" hair, thin neck and big head) 23 15.54%
His (arrogant) statements and press conferences 71 47.97%
His impressions of other players 33 22.30%
His family/coach/supporters 41 27.70%
His threat to Nadal 7 4.73%
His threat to Federer 22 14.86%
His ethnicity 9 6.08%
His media/celebrity savy (Met Opera, DeNiro, Sharapova) 22 14.86%
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post #1 of 116 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

OK, we know why some people like Novak Djokovic: humor, playing style, career on the rise, ethnic affiliation, etc....

But what are the specific reasons why the haters hate him?

Please be honest and answer the first reason that comes to mind, not the "right" one.
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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

Cheating/Gamesmanship
His (arrogant) statements and press conferences
His family/coach/supporters
His media/celebrity savy (Met Opera, DeNiro, Sharapova)
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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

How many can I choose?

And to that list can I add - "Fake, media whore" and "He smells"?
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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

Cheating/Gamesmanship
His (arrogant) statements and press conferences
His impressions of other players
His family/coach/supporters
His media/celebrity savy (Met Opera, DeNiro, Sharapova)
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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

oh well I guess all the haters get more attention, just what they need
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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

Cheating/Gamesmanship
His (arrogant) statements and press conferences
His impressions of other players
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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

[X]Cheating/Gamesmanship
[X]His (arrogant) statements and press conferences
[X]His impressions of other players
[X]His family/coach/supporters
[X]His media/celebrity savy (Met Opera, DeNiro, Sharapova)

i absolutely agree with bilbo and ICX!!! you two said my words!

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I dont really dislike him but I hate his ball bouncing...

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ok and just a sidenote here, i wouldnt say i hate him, but i dislike him
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oh well I guess all the haters get more attention, just what they need
I'm definitely not a hater. Just trying to figure out where the hatred is coming from, although I suspect it isn't entirely objective, people may not be totally honest with themselves, much less with others.
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I don't know him enough to dislike him (hate is too strong a word) but I don't like his gamesmanship.
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I dont really dislike him but I hate his ball bouncing...
its annoying yeah

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Re: Be honest....why do you hate Novak?

I dont hate him...in fact I like him. He's a breath of fresh air with a lot of potential.

But what I certainly dont like is his ego...waaaay too full of himself for his own good...and for no good reason at the moment.

Not really impressed with his family/corner either...I mean coordinated shirts? standing ovation at EVERY point won? I mean seriously get over it.
They have a lot to be proud of, no doubt... but it is really starting to border on gross and obvious attention seeking.

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Come on... hate?

No way. There may be things I don't like too much about him (gamesmanship, to name something), but he's still young and I expect him to be able to improve his behaviour on certain points.
I think he deserves a break, really I do.

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