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Do you get annoyed or dislike a player for beating Richard?

Allure
01-15-2008, 03:21 AM
I have to admit I start to dislike some players when they beat Richard consistently. I used to like Nalbandian but he has been giving Richard a hard time. But I guess he's just that good. And Ferrer, too. :fiery: I also dislike Nadal's h2h record against Gasquet. Yeah I know it's immature and it's not their fault they always beat him as Richard needs to step up. But I can't help but get happy when Richard's nemesis gets beat early. :angel:

EternalxJourney
01-15-2008, 04:08 AM
It's only human nature to dislike a player who beats your favorite. I sometimes feel the same way but only during their matches. For example, I like Pics but not when he's playing Richard. Does that make sense?

16681
01-15-2008, 04:59 AM
With me it just depends on who the other player is. There are some players I just don't like so, of course, I never want them to defeat Richie. But if I like the other player I don't mind as much about how the Match turns out.

my0118
01-15-2008, 08:43 AM
It's only human nature to dislike a player who beats your favorite. I sometimes feel the same way but only during their matches. For example, I like Pics but not when he's playing Richard. Does that make sense?

Exactly. Besides, the next encounter with those players makes me nervous.

Allure
01-15-2008, 08:49 AM
Yeah I guess Nalby is okay when he's not playing Richard. I dislike Nadal already so when he beats Richard it's 10x the hate for me. :o I don't really care about Tursunov/Andreev/Verdasco despite the fact that they beat Richard before. I don't really mind that much when Fed beats Richie as I like Federer a lot. :shrug:

Puschkin
01-15-2008, 08:50 AM
I don't get annoyed with Richard's opponents. And I hardly ever get annoyed with Richard either. The only thing which does make me :mad: is when he loses matches in which he scored more points then the opponent (Verdasco Montreal :rolleyes:)

my0118
01-15-2008, 08:58 AM
I think a hatred towards players who beat him is transient.

Allure
01-15-2008, 09:00 AM
Lol Mia I had to look up the word transient as I didn't know what it meant. :o But yeah I agree.

tennis lover
01-15-2008, 10:24 AM
I might dislike them when they are beating Richard but generally they would have to do something a lot worse than just win a tennis match to make me actually not like them or be unwilling to cheer for them against other opponents. :shrug:

Jozie
01-15-2008, 04:04 PM
No, I get annoyed with Richard for losing, but get over it very quickly.:confused:

~*BGT*~
01-15-2008, 04:18 PM
I don't dislike a player for beating Richie, but I do dislike a player for beating Andy. It's like a hierarchy with me and my favorites:

1. Andy
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2. Richard
3. Rafa
4. James
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5. Gonzo
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6. Evgeny
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7. Safin, Nalby, Fish etc.

IMO, every player who faces Andy, even my favorites on this list, must go down... no questions asked. If two of my faves play each other, I'll usually choose one to pull for based on the circumstances like H2H (Richard/Rafa), Ranking (Rafa/James), previous encounter (Safin/Nalby)

An example, when Safin and Nalby played each other at the 06 USO, I rooted for Marat because he was lower ranked and coming back from injury. When they played again that fall, I pulled for David because he lost the last one.

Hope that makes sense. :wavey:

Jozie
01-15-2008, 04:20 PM
I don't dislike a player for beating Richie, but I do dislike a player for beating Andy. It's like a hierarchy with me and my favorites:

1. Andy
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2. Richard


So how did you feel when Richard beat Andy at Wimbledon?

*julie*
01-15-2008, 04:49 PM
So how did you feel when Richard beat Andy at Wimbledon?

Not good I guess. :p
I dislike Nadal but only because of his game.. nothing to do with his h2h against Richard.
As for the one who really annoyed me after beating Richard.. it is Djokovic. I disliked his bad sportsmanship during his final of Estoril against Richard. Fortunately, Richard got a sweet revenge since then.

Jozie
01-15-2008, 05:12 PM
Not good I guess. :p
I dislike Nadal but only because of his game.. nothing to do with his h2h against Richard.
As for the one who really annoyed me after beating Richard.. it is Djokovic. I disliked his bad sportsmanship during his final of Estoril against Richard. Fortunately, Richard got a sweet revenge since then.

I apologise to Blackgirltennis, I can imagine it must be tough when 2 of your favourites are up against each other. IF Richard faces Tsonga in the 3rd round, I am going to be in a predicament. My wish is for Richard to make 1/4 at AO, however, if Tsonga gets through, that is small compensation.

Julie, you are also right about Djoko. I did not see the final at Estoril, but I do remember after seeing the result, feeling rather annoyed at Djoko, which it has occurred to me why he is not one of my favourites either. :)

Getta
01-15-2008, 05:35 PM
Apart from Richie, I'm fervent fan of Nalbandian, Wawrinka and Baghdatis.
So, any match between them is a win-win situation for me. :)

If Richie loses to other player, I'll be frustrated for a while, then I'll try to figure out the exact reasons of his loss and just hope next time Richie plays him he'll kick his ass. :devil:


Apart from the four aforementioned players, I also like many other players. Just happens not to follow them so enthusiastically. ;)

EternalxJourney
01-15-2008, 06:33 PM
I don't dislike a player for beating Richie, but I do dislike a player for beating Andy. It's like a hierarchy with me and my favorites:



Then you must "dislike" Roger a whole lot.

~*BGT*~
01-15-2008, 06:37 PM
So how did you feel when Richard beat Andy at Wimbledon?

I actually did not finish that match. I left to go to work when Richie won the 3rd set. I wasn't too angry. I was disappointed in the way Andy closed all his matches during that two weeks. He would let break chances go in the 3rd sets and close it out in the tiebreak. I told myself, "Once Andy plays a quality opponent, he's gonna lose." It started with Mathieu in the 4th round, and Richard took him out.

So I was mixed; I was very upset Andy lost, but I was happy Richard got to his 1st GS semi. I never saw the 4th and 5th sets (only highlights), but it's safe to assume Richie started hitting more winners?

I apologise to Blackgirltennis, I can imagine it must be tough when 2 of your favourites are up against each other. IF Richard faces Tsonga in the 3rd round, I am going to be in a predicament. My wish is for Richard to make 1/4 at AO, however, if Tsonga gets through, that is small compensation.


Jo would play Richie in the 4th round because he takes Murray's draw after beating him.

Anybody have a 'list'? :lol: For those who don't know what a 'list' is, look at mine:

Federer
Hewitt
Ljubicic
and for some time... Blake (summer 06), Baghs, Ferrer

Actually, Ferrer and Baghs would go on the list but they're just so likeable. :awww:

Getta
01-15-2008, 06:55 PM
Anybody have a 'list'? :lol: For those who don't know what a 'list' is, look at mine:

Federer
Hewitt
Ljubicic
and for some time... Blake (summer 06), Baghs, Ferrer

Actually, Ferrer and Baghs would go on the list but they're just so likeable. :awww:


Danielle, I kill you. :)

~*BGT*~
01-15-2008, 11:24 PM
Then you must "dislike" Roger a whole lot.

See my 'list'. :rolls:

Danielle, I kill you. :)

:lol: He's not on the list, he's just not one of my favorites. But after the 06 AO, I couldn't say a single good thing about him. :p

gulzhan
01-28-2008, 01:58 PM
I really dislike Tsonga :o I know I should not but can't help :mad: Richie had such a great chance to go through into at least a semi at AO! And the final Gasquet vs Djoko would have been much better :tape: :lol:

Allure
01-28-2008, 11:17 PM
I really dislike Tsonga :o I know I should not but can't help :mad: Richie had such a great chance to go through into at least a semi at AO! And the final Gasquet vs Djoko would have been much better :tape: :lol:

Gasquet would not have beaten Nadal. I'm not even sure he can take a set off Djoko. :o

Getta
01-28-2008, 11:26 PM
Gasquet would not have beaten Nadal. I'm not even sure he can take a set off Djoko. :o


Well said.

gulzhan
01-29-2008, 01:07 AM
Gasquet would not have beaten Nadal. I'm not even sure he can take a set off Djoko. :o

no problem with youzhny then? :lol: richie beat djoko in shanghai :p and won a set against nadal... he was close to win the match then, had a great game... so, i disagree :)

Allure
01-29-2008, 01:26 AM
no problem with youzhny then? :lol: richie beat djoko in shanghai :p and won a set against nadal... he was close to win the match then, had a great game... so, i disagree :)

Both times (TMS and exhibition) Gasquet one the first set and lost two sets to Nadal. Djoko was in poor condition at TMS. A ''real'' Djoko would defeat a current Richie. If Richie improves however, who knows.

my0118
01-29-2008, 08:20 AM
I really dislike Nalbandian. He had a great chance to win in Paris Masters Series.

lisaplenske
01-30-2008, 12:13 PM
Not good I guess. :p
I dislike Nadal but only because of his game.. nothing to do with his h2h against Richard.
As for the one who really annoyed me after beating Richard.. it is Djokovic. I disliked his bad sportsmanship during his final of Estoril against Richard. Fortunately, Richard got a sweet revenge since then.

oh yes this finale in estoril was :sobbing: dont like djokovic on court,his arrogance makes me sick,and if he face richard again,Im sure that I will be pissed if he beat him:( even if I know that actually he is more solid than him and stronger for now:o

but to sum up,I would say that Im more severe against richard when he plays bad,make the wrong choices in a match that he was in control to finally lose it(verdasco at montreal:smash:
he plays for him,he is alone on the court and has to deal with his opponent to win the match.Its more about him there,he has to be the strongest.

ire1992
02-13-2008, 09:01 AM
i feel annoyed when he doesn't beat the player and slacks off. he IS the most talented player on the tour but just not mentally as talented. he could've soo beaten tsonga in the 4th round at AO. but mentally let himself down.

afrOmig
05-17-2008, 05:15 PM
lets just say im no big fan of ferrer!! grrr he always beats richy~~

~*BGT*~
05-18-2008, 04:55 AM
Ferrer does that to a lot of my faves (Andy, Rafa, Richie...) :o

Venle
07-21-2008, 06:28 PM
Sometimes yes, I gotta admit :o

Anyway, depends much on the opponent and the scores.

simpletennis
07-24-2008, 07:23 AM
i get annoyed, but you have to look at it from the other side. it's also their profession, so they want to win as badly as richie. my heart breaks whenever richie loses, but there's nothing you can do.

ChocGeek
07-25-2008, 02:23 PM
Come on, the guy needs a win. At the same time, if he is a good player, im pretty sure he could overcome any obstacle that gets in his way.

My point is, I will get slightly fustrated but it wouldn't last long. Tennis is a sport, you either win or lose.

lamnathalie
07-26-2008, 06:38 AM
I often dislike or even hate a player for beating Richard for a short while:(, just for a SHORT while. But frankly after Andy Murray beat him at Wimbledon this year, I have hated Murray for ever:fiery:

Mariana_lcf
07-26-2008, 02:57 PM
I often dislike or even hate a player for beating Richard for a short while:(, just for a SHORT while. But frankly after Andy Murray beat him at Wimbledon this year, I have hated Murray for ever:fiery:

haha same here!:devil: i specially hated how he celebrated the points.... im hoping for revenge soon!

Pepi.
07-28-2008, 06:45 PM
I voted no, but sometimes yes :o