Yeah, it's strange how for some you have to be able to identify with a player to support them. I'm like that myself. I can identify with Federer's personality, particularly the perfectionism...
Btw, not sure that you can take all the "hate" on this forum seriously. There's a culture on this forum which is... not normal
lol. People love to take the piss here, and post "in character"
I've said some stuff about Murray before, and was surprised to see some people thought I actually hated him for being Scottish. I thought it was sufficiently vile and offensive to be obviously a joke, lol, but I guess there's a fine line there (see Frankie Boyle.) So I'm more careful with my joking around, because I don't want to offend my Pictish cousins.
I wouldn't want to find a mob of naked blue people outside my house, the next time I come home.