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Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

Seriously, I don't get it.

With regards to Blake, I have always liked the way he plays. Sure, he's a but one-dimensional but he plays a beautiful baseline game taking the ball early and going for the agressive shots. He's also a top class gentleman on and off the court. I've never heard of him performing antics of any kind and he's as graceful in his victories as he is in his defeats.
Probably the biggest problem in his game is that he lacks the consistency to win the important points at clutch times during a match, but that's no reason to dislike a guy as much as it seems to be his case around here, no?

As for Robredo, he's the type of player that I never really cared about much and I admint that I don't know much about him. His game never seemed attractive to me and thus I didn't pay him much attention and now I'm totally lost as for why people seem to loathe him so much.

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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

no clue either, both good guys, especially blake, who is amongst the biggest gentlemen on the tour

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That's because they are mugs (cover).
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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

Blake has the game, but he doesn't really think on court. When things don't go his way, he looks like he doesn't really care anymore. But there are worse players.

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Summing up the next 20 posts:
-Blake is a fake ballbashing loser
-Robredo is a boring cheater
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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

Blake is consistently regarded as the nicest man on tour, and a lot of fans confirm that. Where people get annoyed with him, I think, is his expressionless face and his extreme ballbashing which can be very frustrating to watch. I'm a fan and I get really angry quickly at him. You'd think that there would be a brain inside there to change things up, FFS. He's lost so many matches because of his stupid stubbornness.

Tommy Robredo typically plays very loooong points and his game does not hold much variety. One-dimensional players do not seem to get a lot of love here. Personally, I don't mind his face but other than that I find him extremely dull.
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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

Get the impression people may have lost money on Blake over the years, but other than that & the fact he's inconsistent & a bit of a choker, I don't get it at all: he's good to watch when he's on and seems pleasant & articulate. Of course Rafatards hate him because he's got a better record against Nadal than against Fed, but who cares about them? As for Robredo, he does most things well but nothing exceptionally well, which makes him boring, & it's annoying to see a boring player in the Top 10, as he was for a while, but this is no reason to *hate* him.

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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

Anyone who dislikes Blake obviously doesn't understand tennis and therefore are illiterate tennis armchair fans

Blake is a great player who doesn't time waste, ball bounce or any other "gamesmanship" and is always a gentleman- great person and a great rolemodel

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^ post of the year so far.
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I hate them because they suck and everyone knows that they suck so there you go.
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I really like Blake!!! He's such a great guy.
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I think people over here dislike Cabezon even more.
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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

^because he threw away a hundred match points against nadal

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Re: Why do people around here seem to dislike James Blake and Tommy Robredo so much?

I don't dislike either one of them. But you know how this place is, calling everyone a mug.

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I don't dislike either one of them. But you know how this place is, calling everyone a mug.
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