Sorry - have been really busy at work all day, and no time to access MTF or read your thread til now
Sadly things like this often happen on the Internet - there is a kind of mob mentality - mainly because people can be bullying, viscious and spiteful towards their "target" without having to face them in "real life". Nole is not the only one that suffers abuse to be fair - GM is full of cr*p against players be it Federer, Nadal, "Boredo", Davydenko or whoever - words like "faker", "doper", "cheater" etc are thrown out by people who would run the other way and hide if faced with the object of their abuse in the real world. Having said that, I do feel Nole is the target for most of the "hate", and it makes me
too, but answering them and getting caught into some slanging match is just lowering down to the attackers' level, so I always ignore it
In many ways, it is a compliment to Nole, as stupid fans from ALL fan bases see him as their biggest threat to their favourite - be they Federer or Nadal fans - and many others too
And the more people who say they "hate" him, proves he has got into their consciousness whether they accept it or not!
So please try not to let the fools worry you