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Let's try to be more positive – and less repetitive!

I haven't been a member here for very long, but the atmosphere on this forum is needlessly antagonistic and negative in the endless number of threads comparing the achievements of the Big Three, and the same points are made again and again.

I'm a Federer fan but that doesn't mean I hate Nadal or Djokovic, despite the painful defeats they've inflicted on my hero. Indeed, I think this forum would be a lot better if more posters were willing to acknowledge that all three are superb players, regardless of how each of us judges their relative merits.

The more threads that are posted making a case for any one of them over the others, the less relevant and more pointless the whole thing seems. Can't we just step back and see how fortunate we are to have lived at the same time as these three exceptional players?

And can't we accept that, while each of them has had their share of good and bad luck, their successes are deserved due to the dedication and effort they have put into their careers and the level at which they play?

Finally, let's enjoy the years that they have left at the top, knowing that people will surely look back on this era as one of the greatest periods in tennis history.
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Nadal fans mock Federer on this site 24/7
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There is nothing to like about Nadull, he deserves every ounce of vitriol he gets.
OTOH dull is absolutely unbearable. Those disgusting snarls on his face during those obnoxious celebrations, almost violent in nature, rule breaker, disgusting negative tennis. Nope poison is poison, can't like it.
Nadal has more twitter followers than any other tennis player, so there is obviously a lot to like about Nadal, and he's the opposite of 'unbearable'.
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I haven't been a member here for very long, but the atmosphere on this forum is needlessly antagonistic and negative in the endless number of threads comparing the achievements of the Big Three, and the same points are made again and again.

I'm a Federer fan but that doesn't mean I hate Nadal or Djokovic, despite the painful defeats they've inflicted on my hero. Indeed, I think this forum would be a lot better if more posters were willing to acknowledge that all three are superb players, regardless of how each of us judges their relative merits.

The more threads that are posted making a case for any one of them over the others, the less relevant and more pointless the whole thing seems. Can't we just step back and see how fortunate we are to have lived at the same time as these three exceptional players?

And can't we accept that, while each of them has had their share of good and bad luck, their successes are deserved due to the dedication and effort they have put into their careers and the level at which they play?

Finally, let's enjoy the years that they have left at the top, knowing that people will surely look back on this era as one of the greatest periods in tennis history.
I wish you good luck Ranne. Actually very very good luck with hardcore tards completely out of pedagogical reach and argument resistant to any logic, reason and facts.

Just check mighty monfeds spam response to your noble intention. Again good luck Ranne. You will desperately need it.
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Re: Let's try to be more positive – and less repetitive!

@Ranne , I admire your post and you trying, but as the first two post show it's a futile attempt. I sound like a broken record, but just look at certain posters their posts and smile. In a way MTF is a good reflection of the real world. Most people will talk bullshit and shout as loud as they can. They've few arguments about stuff that they'll repeat endlessly, until people are so overwhelmed by their ignorance that they'll just take accept their opinion and even lean their way. You can't reason or argue with blind stupidity. You can however laugh at it, counter it with humor and let other people see how ridiculous they're in a more subtle way. Your post won't resolve anything, good at intent as it is, and it's the kind of time you shouldn't spend on these posters. Let them have their little thing here. For most of them it's the most fulfilling thing they have I'm afraid. And you know it's never fair to take candy from a baby right?
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Re: Let's try to be more positive – and less repetitive!

i don't really "hate" any tennis player. novak is the one that i dislike the most, but i don't hate him and he is a great compitior and champion.
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Re: Let's try to be more positive – and less repetitive!

What you've just written, mate, is the classic case of utopia. Sounds great in theory but it will never happen in real life. I'll tell you more: your thread will also turn into another fan war.

It's like it this song: imagine all the people living life in peace.

So either you are a new incarnation of Jesus Christ or you have no damn idea of what's going on...

But, I'm giving you a 'like' anyway.
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@Ranne , I am with you, as you probably know. But all the attempts to reason with tards (all of them regardless of their color, shape or form) are just as pointless and fruitless as their tardish endless arguments. Some posters enjoy the very fact of trolling and flaming (and they don't even hide it) and others are incapable of seeing beyond their personal "ultimate truth". I wish the things would've been different, but they are not.
My advice (not that anyone asked for it, but I am so generous I am giving away free stuff without being asked for it ) is to not take anything read on the boards seriously. You'll spare yourself a lot of headache.

Ninja'd by @M. Mecir , @guitarra and @Joe Speedboot , oh well...
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What you've just written, mate, is the classic case of utopia. Sounds great in theory but it will never happen in real life. I'll tell you more: your thread will also turn into another fan war.

It's like it this song: imagine all the people living life in peace.

So either you are a new incarnation of Jesus Christ or you have no damn idea of what's going on...

But, I'm giving you a 'like' anyway.
My thoughts also, but you know what, I'm also going to hand out a like.
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@Ranne , I am with you, as you probably know. But all the attempts to reason with tards (all of them regardless of their color, shape or form) are just as pointless and fruitless as their tardish endless arguments. Some posters enjoy the very fact of trolling and flaming (and they don't even hide it) and others are incapable of seeing beyond their personal "ultimate truth". I wish the things would've been different, but they are not.
My advice (not that anyone asked for it, but I am so generous I am giving away free stuff without being asked for it ) is to not take anything read on the boards seriously. You'll spare yourself a lot of headache.

Ninja'd by @guitarra and @Joe Speedboot , oh well...
Great minds even on here think alike, or is that going to far
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Great minds even on here think alike, or is that going to far
Nah... together we'll prevail!




... maybe...
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I agree of course, at the same time, what would we talk about. The traffic here would probably be much lower if the discussion was more 'serious'. So it's a double-edged sword.
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Re: Let's try to be more positive – and less repetitive!

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I haven't been a member here for very long, but the atmosphere on this forum is needlessly antagonistic and negative in the endless number of threads comparing the achievements of the Big Three, and the same points are made again and again.

I'm a Federer fan but that doesn't mean I hate Nadal or Djokovic, despite the painful defeats they've inflicted on my hero. Indeed, I think this forum would be a lot better if more posters were willing to acknowledge that all three are superb players, regardless of how each of us judges their relative merits.

The more threads that are posted making a case for any one of them over the others, the less relevant and more pointless the whole thing seems. Can't we just step back and see how fortunate we are to have lived at the same time as these three exceptional players?

And can't we accept that, while each of them has had their share of good and bad luck, their successes are deserved due to the dedication and effort they have put into their careers and the level at which they play?

Finally, let's enjoy the years that they have left at the top, knowing that people will surely look back on this era as one of the greatest periods in tennis history.
You don't need to hate a player to criticize that player.
So I think you are misusing the word "hate".
And there is nothing wrong with criticizing a player.
Also I don't think its appropriate for you to tell people how to post.

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I'm a Federer fan but that doesn't mean I hate Nadal or Djokovic, despite the painful defeats they've inflicted on my hero.
Its not about painful defeats.
I'm a Nadal fan, so Federer has been mostly harmless.
But I've never liked Federer at all, he's an obnoxious guy.
No hate, just not a person I'd ever respect.
In fact I like Djokovic more than Federer.
Heck, I like Rosol more than Federer.
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Yeah but the fans are not going to see it that way when they are still playing. When they are all retired I am sure all the fans of the 80s' players will be united against the new comers and complain - "I've seen better in 2009. Kids now don't know how to play tennis."
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I guess again it's just belief, achieve such heights. I wasn't sure if I was going to be here again after last year. I've had some tough finals. I always believed I could come back here again. I kept believing and dreaming and here I am today.
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