I can't stand the fans in Rome this year. They don't respect players, specially Nadal. Most of them seem to be Federer fans frustrated because their boy lost in 1st round and can only hope that Nadal doesn't win Rome again.
All those screams, booes and whistles are uncalled for.
How can you boo a player for checking a mark when he's right or the ball was damn close? They booed Lahyani yesterday because he showed a ball from Gulbis was out!!! Are they so blind?
Why boo Verdasco because he is playing injured after 3 weeks playing? He didn't quit and kept playing. Is it how the Rome fans appreciate his effort after a great match against Djokovic?
Even Gulbis was harassed with loud screams and whistles when he played Federer. Rooting for the underdog? Nope, they rooted AGAINST the underdog! Why? Federer fans!
They did the same to Nadal yesterday. Rome fans went all crazy when Gulbis won points and all silent when Nadal won. So they rooted for the underdog then, right? Nope, that's not why.
Rome is filled with desperate Federer/anti Nadal fans. Some are still bitter from the Rome final in 2006 when Nadal beat Federer saving 2 MP.
Nadal is the most successful player ever in Rome. YES!!!