I read a few posts of Rogers fan on MTF today before the final against Djokovic where they mentioned that they like Novak and wouldn't mind him to win against Roger. That brought me to a question which I don't think has been discussed here before and I couldn't find a thread about it as I searched for it.
What are/were your favourite players beside Roger and how do you deal when they meet each other?
I remember especially two matches as the only time where I was a bit torn apart when I watched them:
The 2004 RG match against Kuerten and the 2005 US Open final against Agassi. Whilst I was so happy for Guga that he played a great match I was really disappointed for Roger on the other hand. I thought he would go down deep in Paris that year after having won in Hamburg before.
I was impressed by Andres performance at the US Open and surely there have been also sentimental moments involved that I thought I wouldn't mind him winning that title against Roger and end his career a la Sampras. But as I watched the match and Andre was up a break in the third set at 1 set each I really found myself supporting Roger. I wasn't against Andre at all, but I didn't wanted Roger to lose.
Since that time I never was in a situation where I was really torn apart two players. As much as I like Gonzalez for example I was of course hoping for Roger to win the AO title and would have been sad for him to end the tournament as a runner-up, although Fena would have been surely a deserved winner after his great run at the tournament.
It would be interesting if you would share your thoughts on this topic