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Criticize your favorite players

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 02:08 PM
This is the opposite of the "name something good about the players you dislike the most." I'm really interested in some posters' thoughts in particular. ;) :p

Roddick -- can be a bit of a jerk when he's losing and a bit of a jerk when he's winning :lol:
Gasquet -- should man up and grow a pair
Nadal -- should really be called out more on the time he takes between serves. He's not tired so that's not an excuse :shrug:
Korolev -- should fire his dad and get a real coach :rolleyes:
Blake -- he's not really as nice in person as he seems

reggie1
01-12-2009, 02:36 PM
This is the opposite of the "name something good about the players you dislike the most." I'm really interested in some posters' thoughts in particular. ;) :p

Roddick -- can be a bit of a jerk when he's losing and a bit of a jerk when he's winning :lol:
Gasquet -- should man up and grow a pair
Nadal -- should really be called out more on the time he takes between serves. He's not tired so that's not an excuse :shrug:
Korolev -- should fire his dad and get a real coach :rolleyes:
Blake -- he's not really that nice in person

Is Blake not nice then? I always thought he was meant to be lovely.

Thanos
01-12-2009, 02:39 PM
oh no!!! richie21 going to write an essay in why hes dislike gasquet... you have created a monster bgt.

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 02:42 PM
Is Blake not nice then? I always thought he was meant to be lovely.

I edited it. He's not as nice as you would think but he's not a dick.

oh no!!! richie21 going to write an essay in why hes dislike gasquet... you have created a monster bgt.

I was thinking of excluding him in the thread title. :haha:

reggie1
01-12-2009, 02:47 PM
"R" will think it's funny, he has actually got a sense of humour. Not that he shows it often enough on here.

Action Jackson
01-12-2009, 02:51 PM
I do this all the time.

Audacity
01-12-2009, 02:56 PM
Hewitt plays well when he's fired up, but quite often goes overboard, thus plays like crap.

Nathaliia
01-12-2009, 02:59 PM
Nalbandian, more tennis, less everything else.

Monfils, tactics doesn't hurt and neither does coming inside the court

Seppi, when you lead with two breaks, yes it is possible to continue like this till the end of the set and starting match from 1-4 is overrated.

Labadze, grow up, you are almost 30.

Action Jackson
01-12-2009, 03:09 PM
Seppi - Second serve.

Nieminen - No self belief against the top players and very poor second serve.

Vicente - No law in coming over the ball.

Horna - Needs to fire up on court.

Malisse - Make the inner anger work for you.

del Potro - Don't always be the same, change a bit, you know not play a DC final injured.

Verdasco - Claudio should be in the circus.

Almagro - Yes, the head is as big as a planet, but it's actually possible for him to win matches on hardcourt.

Gaudio - The tanks, when i's not his day.

Hernandez - Too generous, needs to be more selfish.

Berdych - Variation does not mean which hand you wank with.

Tipsarevic - Got to win more matches to play the big matches, that he loves playing.

Luczak and Russell - Not ruthless enough on court, when it counts.

Koubek - Should never have given the yellow shorts away and the 2008 AO match with Mathieu, should never have been lost.

Andreev - Should be paid yearly, by the amount of backhands he hits.

Acasuso - More dope needed.

*Ljubica*
01-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Djokovic gets too easily distracted by the crowd and things going on around him. He loses concentration easily, and when he's under pressure his first serve deserts him, and his body language gives away the stress he's feeling. He needs to focus more and cut out all the outside distractions.

moldani
01-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Safin - self-destructing
Malisse - even more so
Coria - let alone him

Grosjean - great talent, but too much dependant on his forehand; plus his heydays seem to be over
Tsonga - sometimes tends to go for too much
Gasquet - often does not go for as much as he should
Federer - no way I am going to criticize the maestro

Puschkin
01-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Berdych - Variation does not mean which hand you wank with.

:rolls:

kiwi10is
01-12-2009, 03:20 PM
Kiefer - stop getting injured all the time!!!

NinaNina19
01-12-2009, 03:45 PM
Can be a bit of an asshole, disrespectful to some extent, sometimes plays too passively although not anymore.

Gandalf
01-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Federer- He sometimes loses his cool and makes dumb errors for no apparent reason. And chokes against Nadal a lot.

Gasquet- He uses the wrong tactics and the wrong times.

oranges
01-12-2009, 04:16 PM
Mario - should live under a glass bell and have no life outside tennis to remain healthy :p On a more serious note, small tournaments count towards ranking and you want to win them, especially when you make the final.

Marat - can't really be mad at loveable racket smasher, but it saddens me when he completely loses it over something like those footfaults. Roller coaster rides and ups and downs are taken as part of the package and seem inseparable from that talent, though Lundgren-time showed they can co-exist wonderfully when played right.

Marin - FH, FH, FH, FH and when you wake up do it again. Is there anyone else who has one shot that could at the same time be his main weapon and main liability?

Ernests - get up the rankings, I'm tired of those killer draws. Remaining focused when up in the match seems here already, add some strategy when tings are not working well and/or you're facing someone who feeds on that pace like PHM recently and we'll talk about a steep climb and some even yummier tennis.

Richie - fuck off might not be your style, but it can often be a simple and effective way to deal with both imposed pressure and pricks on the other side of the net a la Fishmeister or the Worm

Haas - thank God my German is not that good so I often don't understand much more then Scheise when he goes on a rampage. He could use a glass bell even more than Mario.

Jo - he coudl use a better BH, but I'll take this one if he'll remain injury free

Berdych - I'll borrow the one on variety :lol:

GlennMirnyi
01-12-2009, 06:24 PM
Tsonga - more netplay - you can do it.
Stepanek - less ballbashing, less timeouts.
Berdych - learn to slice the ball, moron.
Federer - stop hitting stupid short backhands when you can slice the ball deep, moron.
Dancevic - more consistency, go to the net more, use the slice more, deepen that forehand.

Tyler_Durden
01-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Tsonga - more netplay - you can do it.
Stepanek - less ballbashing, less timeouts.
Berdych - learn to slice the ball, moron.
Federer - stop hitting stupid short backhands when you can slice the ball deep, moron.
Dancevic - more consistency, go to the net more, use the slice more, deepen that forehand.

With all the mention of slice, im surprised you dont seem to like murray Glenn. Although he does seem to be a bit too defensive for your liking I must say.

StanShapkar
01-12-2009, 06:48 PM
Seppi - Second serve.



Hernandez - Too generous, needs to be more selfish.

Berdych - Variation does not mean which hand you wank with.

Koubek - Should never have given the yellow shorts away and the 2008 AO match with Mathieu, should never have been lost.

Andreev - Should be paid yearly, by the amount of backhands he hits.

Acasuso - More dope needed.

ROFL, ROFL, ROFL.

I like the Berdych thing, but the last for Chucho is the best of all.

StanShapkar
01-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Mario - small tournaments count towards ranking and you want to win them, especially when you make the final.


Marin - FH, FH, FH, FH and when you wake up do it again. Is there anyone else who has one shot that could at the same time be his main weapon and main liability?



Mario: Anyone remember Wesley Moodie or Anthoine Dupuis?

Marin: Actually I think that his backhand is a one of the best 5 in the game, especially the one down the line. It is not as reliable as it could be , but I find it better than the FH. He is capable of finding great angles on the FH (he is 198 cm tall after all) but sometimes the FH is overcooked.

ORGASMATRON
01-12-2009, 07:00 PM
Roger-Stop being stubborn in trying to beat Nadal from the ground, specially on clay and grass.
Nadal-Stop taking so much time between points
Djoker-Dont make people hate you so much :lol:
Gael-Step into the court and attack like theres no tomorrow.
Gasquet-Get your shit together :)

Jameselaprendi
01-12-2009, 07:00 PM
Im going to cheat :devil:

Murray - I literally can't find anything about his game to criticise, he's close to flawless at the moment. What's terrifying, is that he currently appears to be in 2nd gear. Ive never been a fan of someone who's become this good at anything.

I criticise him for not knowing how to be a proper Scottish/British sportsman. I hope it doesn't get out of hand - I didnt sign up for Federesque type dominance.

LleytonMonfils
01-12-2009, 07:02 PM
Andy Roddick ~ Still needs to hit better approach shots and pick better spots to come into net. Find your backhand please! More aggressive on 2nd serve returns.
Andy Murray ~ Has a problem of getting a little too comfortable in long rallies and doesn't take command of the point.
Gael Monfils ~ Needs to make opponents respect backhand and continue to inch closer to the baseline. Improve 2nd serve pop.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ~ Needs to learn when and when not to rip his forehand. Point construction. Needs to try and stay healthy for a full season!
Marcos Baghdatis ~ Fitness always a question. Stop getting lazy with mechanices. No confidence, no results. Needs to find a way to get that back.

oranges
01-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Marin: Actually I think that his backhand is a one of the best 5 in the game, especially the one down the line. It is not as reliable as it could be , but I find it better than the FH. He is capable of finding great angles on the FH (he is 198 cm tall after all) but sometimes the FH is overcooked.

That's just it, while BH is great and usually reliable, FH can be even more devastating, but he also overhits it far more often to the point that it ends up costing him matches or at least sets.

Tyler_Durden
01-12-2009, 07:10 PM
Andy Roddick ~ Still needs to hit better approach shots and pick better spots to come into net. Find your backhand please! More aggressive on 2nd serve returns.
Andy Murray ~ Has a problem of getting a little too comfortable in long rallies and doesn't take command of the point.
Gael Monfils ~ Needs to make opponents respect backhand and continue to inch closer to the baseline. Improve 2nd serve pop.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ~ Needs to learn when and when not to rip his forehand. Point construction. Needs to try and stay healthy for a full season!
Marcos Baghdatis ~ Fitness always a question. Stop getting lazy with mechanices. No confidence, no results. Needs to find a way to get that back.

Andy murray- Stop losing concentration when you're ahead in a set, it will come back to haunt you big time.
Richard Gasquet- At least get one ball so you can amount to half a man.
Tsonga- Mix it up more i.e come to the net a hellava lot more.

richie21
01-12-2009, 07:18 PM
Gasquet: get a forehand and as soon as possible,please!

reggie1
01-12-2009, 07:22 PM
Gasquet: get a forehand and as soon as possible,please!

That was rather restrained for you? ;)

ORGASMATRON
01-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Fedalic-Dont make Murray feel so terribly left out ;)

ChinoRios4Ever
01-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Gonzo: stop doing those stupid flying bh slices, go for your shots more like in De La Peńa's era and stop acting like a 5 years old kid when you lose an important point or the match gets tight and he starts to break racquets.

Massú: find a decent BH :lol: or at least use the BH slice to recover some position in the court cause he always covers the BH side with his FH and he doesn't have the same footwork of 3-4 years back to cover all the court with only one shot (FH), get a fucking coach and recover your fighting spirit

Crazy Girl
01-12-2009, 08:06 PM
My favourite players are only two. Federer and Davydenko.Nikolay: - less, less, less unforced errors. - More confidence in himself.Roger: - Nothing about game. But, less intelligence. It' a long discourse to tell...., but really Roger is too brainy; and too much intelligence don't help, believe me, is not all that necessary to play tennis! 'Cause he's wondering so many things. His brain is always "at work"! I'm sure of that....his glance is "talking". Better to have a "simply" mind, a "sporty" mind (for ex. Rafa) He's a nice boy, very good and kind, really "on the ball", very strong mind always "ready" to win, without to ask himself too many questions.But Roger is Roger....clearly impossible to change, and then....I love him just in the way he is....;);)

biological
01-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Roger - Loses to Murray too much. Sometimes goes mental with the UEs.

Janko - Loses to everyone too much.

Stan - Ditto.

Rafa - Won't let Fed win at RG. Took Wimbly from Fed. Takes ages to serve.

Nole - Invites his family to too many matches.

David - Is a bit crazy for half the year.

Andi-M
01-12-2009, 08:43 PM
Fred Perry give him crappy boring outfits to wear. I wanna see him in vests showing off his guns!!!

bokehlicious
01-12-2009, 09:13 PM
Fed should come in way more... :sad:

ORGASMATRON
01-12-2009, 09:16 PM
Fed should come in way more... :sad:

This is becoming serious, do you think we should sign a petition and send it to him?

Rita
01-12-2009, 09:22 PM
Roger if you win a first set by coming to the net frequently do the same thing in the next set and stop trying to beat nadal at his own game :retard:

Tommy fan
01-12-2009, 09:23 PM
Richard: Stop being a headcase and fulfill your talent!!
Haas: Can you play a whole tourny without being injured? :(
Dudi: Same as Gasquet
Nalbadian: Same for Sela and Nalbandian. Oh, and win a slam, you can!
Safin: :silly: concentrate on tennis..
Fed- Start playing again

Vlad1980
01-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Safin: Play your last year like you mean it. Win a tournament for Pete's sake.

Gasquet: Keep staying aggressive on returns and please, please work on taking your forehand earlier without falling back every time you hit it. Also, stay tough in matches when you play clowns like Radek, who try to distract on every point.

Fed: Try to peak at majors. Forget about ranking and small events.

scoobs
01-12-2009, 10:02 PM
Fed - come in more - but please GOD work on your approach shots before you do - they're often atrocious and gobbled up by anyone paying attention.

Murray - stop going to sleep when serving for a set or match. When you blast through all your service games to 0 or 15 in a set then find yourself 0-30 down serving for it due to sloppy errors, you need to get the focus back. You will be punished for it in big matches if you don't get a grip on this. Stop making it harder on yourself.

Nadal - your crosscourt shots, especially off the forehand, often get a weak floating response. You should be looking to get to net much more often to pick these off from there to reduce the rally length more often.

General Suburbia
01-12-2009, 10:12 PM
I do this all the time.
Most people do, even moreso than the players they hate.

delpiero7
01-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Federer: at least try and look graceful in defeat to Murray rather than walking off the court like a sulking child

Nadal: stop picking your ass, boy

Davydenko: No match fixing please

Roddick: Stop giving us false hopes of success by getting new coaches every other week

Stepanek: try and find an outfit that doesn't look like a dishcloth

Gasquet: you helped Murray kickstart his career by snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. How about you give your own career a kickstart

richie21
01-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Gasquet: you helped Murray kickstart his career by snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. How about you give your own career a kickstart

The most ironic thing is that each time he played(and beat)Murray before that Wimbledon match,he was always repeating that Murray would be a top 5 player but he was saying nothing about himself.....

Nastasie
01-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Mario - I don't like the idea of his brother being his coach. What has he ever accomplished as a tennis coach? And Mario came back last year with a weirdly passive game, letting himself get caught up in long rallies and pushed behind the baseline...I suppose it was a confidence issue. :shrug:

Jo - Needs to stop panicking when the opponent shows signs of a reaction. The ups and downs are pretty extreme.

Rafa - The OCD makes me nervous.

Nole - It's impossible to get *everyone* to like you - stop trying so hard. And someone needs to keep those suffocating parents away from his matches. Even I have trouble breathing when they're around, geez.

Nico Lapentti - Sometimes a quickie can be satisfying too, you know...

xargon
01-12-2009, 10:46 PM
Djokovic doesn't always give his "all.":(

KarlyM
01-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Nadal - stop running around all over the court, your damn knees are gonna completely bust before you're 25!

Federer - if you need to fix your hair every 2 seconds, it's time for a haircut. Oh, and hire a coach... please! (Mirka doesn't count!)

Blake - you can't learn a new language by only practicing it for 1-2 months then forgetting about it the rest of the year - work on clay and grass year round --- and stop moping!

Nalbandian - the tennis season starts in January, not October.

Safin - If you keep getting repeatedly called for foot faults, you might want to watch where you're putting your feet - all of those line judges and officials can't be wrong! And no, you can't use HawkEye to challenge your foot faults!!! :lol:

Tursunov - have you ever considered an anger management class?

Isner - there are more shots in tennis to master than the serve - try them!

Igaarg
01-12-2009, 11:17 PM
Federer: Stop making stupid UE, giving the match to your opponents. He needs to focus and a good coach.
Safin: Whats going on with you?
Murray: Hate his biceps thing and some gestures on court
Gasquet: Get a mind
Santoro: He is getting old
Kohly: Sometimes he bores me
Andreev: I don´t like his outfits and has things to improve
Berdych: Waste of talent
Gulbis: Work harder
Feliciano Lopez: Wastes too many time infront of the mirror.
Djokovic: His family, his times out, his overacting
Davydenko: Try new things
Schwank: Win something

Clydey
01-12-2009, 11:35 PM
Murray - Stop looping the forehand into the middle of the court so often. And get to the net more.

Nalbandian - Stop underperforming when playing out in the fresh air or get permission to play outdoors in a space suit. Also, go on the Atkins diet.

Gasquet - Use your fucking head and stop going for crazy leaping backhands from 10 metres behind the baseline. Try to hit more winners than UEs with your forehand.

Tsonga - Stop being so erratic.

dark_ambient
01-12-2009, 11:37 PM
richie21: he should express himself more often
Federer: let that fucking ego of yours in the locker rooms and play tennis for fun. Yeah you're "fighting with history" bla bla bla but look at Santoro and you shall get there when you won't even know it.
Berdych: i liked this dude like about 4-5 years ago and back then i too thought that he was the real deal. I have nothing more to say to him or about him now. Hope this helps Birdie... :wavey:
Legend(Hanescu): just do your thing and the RG title is in the bag. :worship: :eek:

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 11:38 PM
Roddick: Stop giving us false hopes of success by getting new coaches every other week

:lol: :yeah:

Gasquet - Use your fucking head and stop going for crazy leaping backhands from 10 metres behind the baseline. Try to hit more winners than UEs with your forehand.

The BH thing is not gonna happen because 7 times out of 10, it's going in. Do you think Murray is gonna stop hitting drop shots when he's missed 3 in a row? No, he's got confidence in his shot and trusts it.

ballbasher101
01-12-2009, 11:43 PM
Federer please stop choking whenever you meet that moon baller Nadal.

Clydey
01-12-2009, 11:48 PM
:lol: :yeah:



The BH thing is not gonna happen because 7 times out of 10, it's going in. Do you think Murray is gonna stop hitting drop shots when he's missed 3 in a row? No, he's got confidence in his shot and trusts it.

Murray doesn't play the dropshot nearly as often now. And I don't believe Richie's insane leaping backhands go in 7 times out of 10. The regular backhands do (more often, in fact). Leaping backhands from 10 metres behind the baseline rarely end the point. My point is that Gasquet should create an opening, rather than trying to end the point with a Hollywood shot so often.

~*BGT*~
01-13-2009, 12:03 AM
Murray doesn't play the dropshot nearly as often now. And I don't believe Richie's insane leaping backhands go in 7 times out of 10. The regular backhands do (more often, in fact). Leaping backhands from 10 metres behind the baseline rarely end the point. My point is that Gasquet should create an opening, rather than trying to end the point with a Hollywood shot so often.

I agree, but I still don't think that's something he's gonna change. He just has too much confidence in his BH.

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2009, 12:28 AM
Ferrero looked like a bum in his last match, he needs to shave!!!

luie
01-13-2009, 12:42 AM
Federer-start working out more,,the beer belly doesn't look good on you.
Youzhny-where are you,,get your act together.

duong
01-13-2009, 09:28 AM
Federer has always talked too much with the journalists.

It's a professional fault.

Nadal is a true professional in that matter :

"If I play well, I will win, no ? But if he plays better, I will lose, no ? Small children should have something to eat, and players should play less not to get injured, no ?"

That's a great professional's language ! He could be hired by a communication company.

Arguings as complicated as what Federer said about Murray last year after Dubai are stupid to say with the journalists, as it can only generate misunderstandings and controversies,
as the journalists and the fans are very "basic", you know.
And journalists are rats by profession.

Only last year Federer understood a little bit that he had to protect from the journalists. But he still likes talking, talking ... it's not professional as they can hurt a lot.

Mimi
01-13-2009, 09:38 AM
nadal: should not let his opponents waiting so long and doing all these: drinking the sports drinks/jumping up and down/etc before toasting the coins:

habibko
01-13-2009, 09:39 AM
Federer: more slice less backhand topspin, I won't encourage going to the net more against Nadal because you all forget how good Nadal is at passing shots.

Santoro: I love you but enough is enough :sad:

Tipsarevic: try to get your act together and win less challenging matches, you don't have to play legends to bring out your f***ing best.

Gasquet: please run around your forehand and stay closer to the baseline.

Tsonga: try to find motivation from another source than the crowd, it won't always be on fire for you.

Nalbandian: the season doesn't start just after Wimbledon.

Roddick: go for your shots, don't just stay in the rallies, your game is made to be an offensive baseliner, remember how you won your slam, and if you want to go to the net go after your first serve, not after your silly topspin approach shots.

Youzhny: poor thing can't criticize you now :sad:

Turquoise
01-13-2009, 09:45 AM
Murray: Stop wasting energy fighting back after giving up a strong lead
Safin: Try celibacy, the tennis will flow.
Nalbandian: Hibernation is now off limits between January to October.

duong
01-13-2009, 10:14 AM
Roger: - Nothing about game. But, less intelligence. It' a long discourse to tell...., but really Roger is too brainy; and too much intelligence don't help, believe me, is not all that necessary to play tennis! 'Cause he's wondering so many things. His brain is always "at work"! I'm sure of that....his glance is "talking". Better to have a "simply" mind, a "sporty" mind (for ex. Rafa) He's a nice boy, very good and kind, really "on the ball", very strong mind always "ready" to win, without to ask himself too many questions.

Great post ! Totally agree with this description ! :worship:

Nadal is a great guy, simple, innocent, brave and optimistic (what his uncle related about him when he was a child is absolutely incredible ! :eek: ), a great attitude for a sportsman.

Unfortunately Gasquet is the exact opposite :sad:

reggie1
01-13-2009, 10:15 AM
Nalbandian - the tennis season starts in January, not October.



:worship::lol:

duong
01-13-2009, 10:22 AM
Djokovic : for the tennis and the fans, you should criticize your parents and keep them away.
But anyway, stay yourself, that's the most important.

Tsonga : it would be better if you played more with your brain and less with your guts. Speak and listen less with the public and the journalists. But listen to your coach above all.

Nalbandian : it's a pity for the sport that you did not want to stay focused on it. But anyway do what you like.

Gasquet : be less sensitive about the public and expectations, they like you anyway.

Henry Kaspar
01-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Let's startt with the big guns:

Federer -- his nose is too big. Looks like he had tried boxing before tennis and failed. A trendy haircut can't compensate for this. And his South African accent is something to overcome.

Nadal -- too well educated. He's so fiery on the court, who if not him could deliver a McEnroe-style tantrum. But he doesn't. Safin aside, we haven't had a proper outburst in a long time.

meihaditalab
01-13-2009, 08:18 PM
Nadal is always playing well... theres nothing to criticize him about :worship:

oranges
01-13-2009, 08:29 PM
Nadal is always playing well... theres nothing to criticize him about :worship:

Excellent point to make in this thread :p

seljanin
01-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Roddick:

- hit that f***ing FH, Goddammit!!!
- cut down the silly approaches and work on the execution
- stop looping the ball back and restart playing offensive tennis

Gulbis:

- improve slice
- do something about your conventional vollies
- do less ball-bashing
- don't overplay the BH dropshot, when it gets tight
- work upon your mental issues

Stepanek:

- although it doesn't bug me, a little less gamesmanship wouldn't hurt

Blake:

- plz, buy these two books and read them - "The ABC of Tennis Strategies" and "Tennis Tactics for Dummies"

Fish:

- try wearing socks :lol:
- lose some weight and gain some fitness

Federer:

- use more of your superb and deep BH slice instead of that crap BH topspin

F. Lopez:

- throw away your pink mirror and hit the tennis court for some extra practicing

I have to say I don't have any critics for Llodra from my very favorites.. have to think really hard there :)

Crazy Girl
01-13-2009, 11:45 PM
Thanks Duong! Mercě!!!:hug::hug::hug:

Crazy Girl
01-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Excellent point to make in this thread :pYes, just "on topic"!!!:worship:;)

Crazy Girl
01-13-2009, 11:47 PM
:worship::lol::worship::lol:

Crazy Girl
01-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Great post ! Totally agree with this description ! :worship:

Nadal is a great guy, simple, innocent, brave and optimistic (what his uncle related about him when he was a child is absolutely incredible ! :eek: ), a great attitude for a sportsman.:hatoff::hatoff:

Unfortunately Gasquet is the exact opposite :sad::smooch:

Nole fan
03-31-2011, 11:56 PM
There was a thread here where people were prompted to say something nice about a player they hated.
Well, now I propose a new challenge, equally difficult. Name the things you don't like about your favorite player, those things that irritate you about him. Try to be honest.

Things I don't like about Djokovic

1) I hate it that he hardly ever challenges a bad call made against him. These days I have observed that he challenges very few if any. It irritates me to no end. Specially when it's so obvious that the ball was in and he doesn't bother to challenge. And then the TV repeat shows you that the point was in. I don't understand why he doesn't use it more often and it bugs me while I'm watching him.

2) I also get irritated by his ball bouncing. I know he bounces the ball much more when he's tight or trying to concentrate on an important point. I get really nervous watching it. And if he's playing Nadal, the other most irritating server on tour, sometimes i get exasperated. It must be annoying as hell to opponents.

3) I don't like it when he celebrates over the top. I genuinely enjoy his funny and eccentric side but sometimes he's over the top. I don't mind fist pumping, killer stare or dancing, but sometimes he becomes a madman and it's not pretty.

4) I don't like it when he praises Nadal and Federer too much. We have already heard a hundred times how are they the favorites in every tournament and the greatest players to play the game. One time is enough.

5) I hate his dropshots, they make me nervous and they always come at inappropriate times. Luckily he's using them sparingly nowadays and doesn't shank so many of them anymore.

And I guess that's it. I'm not such an unbiased fan after all. :lol:

Henry Chinaski
03-31-2011, 11:59 PM
fat mug with no serve and a shitty attitude who spent a good chunk of his peak dicking around with toy fucking cars.

Getta
04-01-2011, 12:06 AM
fat mug with no serve and a shitty attitude who spent a good chunk of his peak dicking around with toy fucking cars.

a rare breed battling an agonising disease.

dombrfc
04-01-2011, 12:10 AM
del Potro's general boringness with the media.

SVK
04-01-2011, 12:11 AM
Dolgopolov´s fixing

Arkulari
04-01-2011, 12:15 AM
Roger's foot in mouth tendencies, his inability to challenge, his stubborness, his running around his BH.
Rafa's "fake" humbleness, fistpumping on opponents' UEs (thankfully that's not common nowadays) and his over the top grunting when he's trying to pressure an opponent.
Pics' grunting
Juan's time to challenge

ossie
04-01-2011, 12:18 AM
del potro: i can't think of anything really..
nadal: taking ages to serve, never hits a flat forehand
fed: single-handed backhand, his stubbornness to change his game

dombrfc
04-01-2011, 12:26 AM
fed: single-handed backhand, his stubbornness to change his game

thought you hated rog :confused:

Dmitry Verdasco
04-01-2011, 12:32 AM
1) He's too nice to Roger

2) His pants aren't tight enough

3) His shirts should be sleeveless (again)

4) He currently looks like he's playing for the Australian Davis Cup team :lol:

http://www.tennisperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/rafael-Nadal-miami.jpg

5) He's not gay/mine

Regenbogen
04-01-2011, 12:33 AM
My favorite player is Andy Murray...do I even have to explain? :help:

Nole fan
04-01-2011, 12:41 AM
Things I don't like about Murray

1) His fugly flop. Cut your hair Andy! He's actually handsome with very short hair.
2) I love the come ons, but I don't like his generally passive attitude on court, his moodiness sometimes is off-putting.
3) He's so dull in press conferences.
4) He gives up.
5) His slumps. It's irritating and disappointing that such a talented player gets in so many funks. Too many ups and downs.

coonster14
04-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Rafa - stop picking his ass, taking forever to serve, just speed up the play, have the balls to flatten out the FH on HC
Nole - stop showing so much respect for Roger and Rafa, cut out the endless ball bouncing
Delpo- taking forever to challenge
Muzza- stop acting like a spoilt brat when things are not going well during a match, his attitude during the Aus Open final was really worrying, he will never win a slam at this rate until he gets himself mentally sorted out

Nole fan
04-01-2011, 12:46 AM
Rafa - stop picking his ass, taking forever to serve, just speed up the play, have the balls to flatten out the FH on HC
Nole - stop showing so much respect for Roger and Rafa, cut out the endless ball bouncing
Delpo- taking forever to challenge
Muzza- stop acting like a spoilt brat when things are not going well during a match, his attitude during the Aus Open final was really worrying, he will never win a slam at this rate until he gets himself mentally sorted out

That's been commented twice. I wonder is that really true? I've only watch him doing that at the USO10 he won against Roger. I wasn't aware that he takes forever to challenge in every match.

dombrfc
04-01-2011, 12:47 AM
That's been commented twice. I wonder is that really true? I've only watch him doing that at the USO10 he won against Roger. I wasn't aware that he takes forever to challenge in every match.

Yes :'(

Fedfanforever
04-01-2011, 02:34 AM
Roger's awful Wimbledon gold bag :eek:
But, in all honesty, I didn't really like how he talked about his injuries after his loss against Berdych at Wimbledon. I didn't doubt it at all, but I wish he didn't say anything.

Filo V.
04-01-2011, 03:33 AM
Pippo has no effective serve :sad:

(Oh, and for........other accusations...........not listening! :ras: )

moonlightdance
04-01-2011, 03:38 AM
takes forever to serve, wedgie-picker, cheesy cameos & ad campaigns (i.e. shakira, emporio armani)

viruzzz
04-01-2011, 03:48 AM
well... Let's see.

Tsonga's clowness piss me off... He chokes so many times and his backhand works only if he wants (And he never wants).

Federer's desitions to "don't care" about some tournaments.

I have nothing to say about Ljubo... He is a good person, a good player. I really support him.

Karlovic "Volley fails". GOD... We have at least 1 per game.

I hate when David don't care about his fitness. (Almost always)

Johnny Groove
04-01-2011, 03:49 AM
Can be a bit of a diva at times.

ariel2
04-01-2011, 03:58 AM
Rafa - pulling his pants out of his butt - disgusting habit
His boring press interviews - they're so predictable I rarely read them
his new-found audacity to negotiate a main draw entry for his under-qualified friend
using up his energy playing money-laden exhos instead of resting up for the tourneys that will further cement his place in history

Ferru - love-hate relationship with his grunt - it's unique, easy to reproduce, but annoying as hell to listen to point after point
His bad posture. Or is it scoliosis that went uncorrected?

Juanqui - frustrating to watch in his later years

Gonzo - always injured. Nothing else to say

Tommy R. - keeps his hair way too short. Now wears black spandex under his short shorts thereby depriving his female fans of some valuable upper thigh real estate

Dima - he's a better blogger than tennis player.

Tipsy -he's a better tweeter than tennis player

Sunset of Age
04-01-2011, 04:30 AM
Hey, nice idea for a thread! :D

Okay, as I have quite a lot of guys to root for, I'll just comment on my gripes about my #1 and # 2 favs.

Federer:
- smug comments after losing whatever a match against, uhm, anyone - most notably, Berdych, Wimbledon 2010.
- Certain Wimbledon Outfits. Especially the 2009/2010-versions. Do I need to say more? Just bloddy TERRIBLE. :help:
- Mr. Feddie's Hawk Eye-challenging abilities. :o
- uhm uhm uhm, his commenting that he 'played well' against whomever, after losing a 6-4, 5-1-lead, or anything the like. Just tell me, buddy, Just WHO are you fooling, here? :silly: :help:

Nadal:
- time-wasting. sheezzzz.... :help:
- "Ah, I am so humble" - sure you are, wearing a 500K-watch during your matches... :rolleyes:
- joining in on certain high-profile jeans' advertisements - Armani -, which are an obvious failure, if only to show that those jeans DO NOT FIT HIS BUM at all. :p
- Injury complaints, whenever he's on the brink of losing a match. Pfft! :help:

Stop it, the both of you, eh. :D
Never mind, I still love ya two. :hearts:

FiBeR
04-01-2011, 06:16 AM
injury prone

PiggyGotRoasted
04-01-2011, 06:36 AM
Davydenko hasnt beaten nadull enough times on clay

NadalYoung
04-01-2011, 06:48 AM
Nadal

1. His one Pink/purple outfit per year

2. His whiplash forward in matches when he hits flatter in practice

3. His lack of confidence, over humbleness in himself.

4. His over praise of Roger

5. His lack of speaking English

DorianGray7
04-01-2011, 07:03 AM
Federer
Alzheimer's - giving away breaks like candy
Mental midget
He sucks - keeps losing to everyone
Arrogance/Stubborn

Gasquet: He sucks
Roddick: He sucks
Murray: He sucks

Say Hey Kid
04-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Favorite player is whoever I wager on for that day, and what I don't like is when they lose.:mad:

I really love the whole ATP tour. What really irrirates me is when certain players tank matches after losing a heartbreaking set, or being down a set and a break. Tipsarevic, Llodra, Serra, Starace, Hanescu, Gulbis, Chardy, Falla, Ball just a few names that come to mind when it comes to playing lackluster and emotionless in the face of adversity.

vn01
04-01-2011, 07:19 AM
Rafa: he plays too defensive when he can attack. he should be more agressive
Del Potro: after the injury, he has to work on his fitness and 1st serve

bokehlicious
04-01-2011, 07:31 AM
Nothing I dislike about my fave... :)

Raferminator
04-01-2011, 07:48 AM
The fact that he acts like he likes Muger Frauderer in public, although I blame this one primarily on his PR team.

FlameOn
04-01-2011, 08:17 AM
Verdasco is a choking idiot who refuses to get help with his head or do anything to try and improve his situation in general except show up to the next tournament and simply hope for the best, all the while changing nothing. :help:

Tom Paulman
04-01-2011, 08:20 AM
Stepanek's habit to tuck t-shirts in his shorts
Llodra's habit to play like a mug most of the time and really decide to play at 2-3 tournaments every season
Stakhovsky - see one row above

Sonja1989
04-01-2011, 08:59 AM
Granollers: When he has bad form he can lose somebody.... If he has good return game, after he can't serve.... Doubles is same important than singles for him sometimes.

Nadal: His injuries... I don't like his face tennis action.

Almagro: His HC record...

Robredo: He is original sportman.... I love the best that he has always objection when he lose in match...

Berdych: Big mentally problem

Gulbis: ............................................

Dimitrov: Actually I wait his first ATP-match winning..

Isner: His return game......... He is too calm, this is deceptive sometimes.

Kubot: just... he can't playing ATP tournament anymore due to his ranking.

ossie
04-01-2011, 09:02 AM
thought you hated rog :confused:
now you know why i started to dislike him

Time Violation
04-01-2011, 09:16 AM
Nole:

- "God, why art thou doing this to me" kind of attitude when things aren't going his way, though it seems he has mostly stopped doing that in this year :)
- Saying "you know" 15-20 times on average in his interviews :o

acionescu
04-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Picking his ass on regular basis :bigcry: :bigcry: :o

Willing to wear all the :retard: clothes Nike "designs" for him :tape:

He's losing his **** rapidly :bigcry:

Pirata.
04-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Verdasco and his stubborn behaviour, seems to care more about his fame and shooting underwear ads and dandruff commercials than his tennis. Gets easily frustrated yet makes no effort to improve, didn't listen to Darren Cahill telling him not to change racquets and not to play Nice and now look at the sorry state of his game. Also, poor sportsmanship. Has failed to shake the umpire's hand in most of his recent losses ever since Bangkok. Just :o

oranges
04-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Bump

Action Jackson
04-01-2011, 09:53 AM
Search engine is very hard to use.

Certinfy
04-01-2011, 10:01 AM
Berdych - He's a choker

Getta
04-01-2011, 10:47 AM
Bump

Search engine is very hard to use.


as long as Danielle's thread title has richie21 in some way, i'm fine.

acionescu
04-01-2011, 11:14 AM
I would have bet my house on a AJ bump :lol:

Glad I didn't :o

Orka_n
04-01-2011, 11:17 AM
now you know why i started to dislike himWhat? Do you like him or not?

ossie
04-01-2011, 11:27 AM
What? Do you like him or not?these days i only like him when he wins :D

n8
04-01-2011, 11:45 AM
Moya is retired.

NikolaBGD
04-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Novak sometimes swearing himself, someone in the stands, players across the net(Anderson last time). I don't like his smile in disbelief...burst of anger sometimes he can't stop.

His reaction after winning some important points are over the top, his eyes are full of desire to revenge, like a little devil stands deep inside in him, like old demons haunt him.

He is a villain and a saint, nothing between.

All that opposite sides of his personality is interesting to watch, he is only human, and don't hesitate to show that, unlike some other players.

Topspindoctor
04-01-2011, 12:00 PM
Nadal: standing 10 meters behind the baseline when receiving second serve :o

FormerRafaFan
04-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Verdasco is a mental midget and too stubborn to do anything about it (I.E. getting a sports psychologist).

Stefanos13
04-01-2011, 01:38 PM
NADAL: confidence, consistency, and backhand not as they used to be. GET THEM BACK

MURRAY (not a favourite player but anyway): stop looking so much like your mother. It freaks me out

chewy
04-01-2011, 01:57 PM
I like a whole bunch of different players, but only a few I know well enough to comment.

Yen-Hsun Lu - His game can be too predictable. He's making way too many errors lately.

Kei Nishikori - He'll play silly shots more often than I like. Have lost a fair amount of matches which I think he should've won and not converting so many bps, dislike all these missed opportunities. I want to see him drive more bhs down the line!

Xavier Malisse / Dmitry Tursunov - Gets frustrated and carried away with calls against him which he thought was incorrect. His action seems immature sometimes.

Max Mirnyi - Great human being! (really can’t think of anything off-putting)

Juan Martin Del Potro – Lack of smiles, difficult to read because he doesn’t have much facial expressions.

Nole The Djoker
04-01-2011, 02:11 PM
Djokovic : hard to criticize because excellent attitude. Maybe he could play more volleys !

Topspin Forehand
04-01-2011, 02:14 PM
Rafa's stubborness. He refuses to take breaks from golf or overtraining. Thus tendinitis and shoulder pain he wonders why he gets these. :rolleyes:

Forehander
04-01-2011, 02:33 PM
Grosjean your backhand sucks hardcore

Fat Camel
04-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Clement - no consistency. Playing like 2 big tournaments in year.
Makisse - mentality. he could have been around TOP10 without it.
Tipsarevic - epic choker.

FormerRafaFan
04-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Rafa is an idiot when it comes to his scheduling, especially taking on a bunch of unnecessary exho matches. No wonder he gets injured so much!

Fujee
04-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Grosjean your backhand sucks hardcore

Take it back!

Fujee
04-01-2011, 05:54 PM
Roger is stubbourn and always learns the hard way. Everytime he goes to goes to play a backhand i tense up. Sometimes he isn't fully "there" on court.

recessional
04-01-2011, 08:38 PM
whenever federer is extremely frustrated in a match, he has a habit of throwing his water bottles behind him during changeovers, forcing the ballkids to pick them up. cut it the fuck out. and i have love/hate relationship with his tendency to speak whatever he thinks. love that he doesn't give a shit and just says what's on his mind, but hate how he phrases things because of how easily his words can be twisted sometimes.

ImmzB
04-01-2011, 08:57 PM
Qureshi- I actually don't know! :lol:

Gasquet- Plays 10 feet behind the baseline!

Nadal- Sometimes chooses the wrong schedules.

Johnny Groove
04-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Rafa, ask Nike to get you some pants that fit, dude.

rocketassist
04-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Grosjean your backhand sucks hardcore

Seb was fucking awesome. I know he lost this match but his shots :eek:

Qejr9i0oKd8

rofe
04-01-2011, 09:37 PM
Seb was fucking awesome. I know he lost this match but his shots :eek:


I love how these guys are trying to make things happen instead of waiting for UEs even on the AO surface.

n8
04-01-2011, 11:19 PM
Grosjean your backhand sucks hardcore

It's still probably a little better than Moya's.

rocketassist
04-02-2011, 01:10 AM
I love how these guys are trying to make things happen instead of waiting for UEs even on the AO surface.

I tell you what mate, that absolutely beats the crap out of what I'm seeing right now/this year.

SheepleBuster
04-02-2011, 01:16 AM
I hate when my favorite player plays so badly crowd jump on their feet when he wins one point :(

Satasonic
04-02-2011, 07:10 AM
Federer- Why are you so stubborn? Why do you play like an idiot, shanking your backhand left and right, trying to go for winners? try to actually prolonge the rallies and wait for UE's like faker and pusher do.

Raonic- You are 196. You are as tall as Berdych. WHY ARE YOUR GROUNDSTROKES SO UNSOLID? WHY DO YOU LACK A BACKHAND? But I guess he will learn in time to make the rallies shorter.

Karlovic- I understand that he is tall. He cant have a solid ground game since he cant move like the rest of the guys, you have to understand that. But one thing- WHY IS YOUR NET GAME HORRIBLE? You are 208CM tall. You take nearly half of the length between the lines. Use it. Also, more S&V. You hit a first serve and just stand at the baseline waiting for the return when you have 0 ground game?

MalwareDie
04-02-2011, 07:19 AM
I tell you what mate, that absolutely beats the crap out of what I'm seeing right now/this year.

Yeah. These guys were actually constructing points instead of passively waiting for errors, even on slow Rebound Ace, unlike the vast majority of the tour now. :o

BodyServe
04-02-2011, 10:33 AM
Seb was fucking awesome. I know he lost this match but his shots :eek:

Qejr9i0oKd8

I have never seen this, thanks for the clip.

Seemed like a great match, even Grosjean backhand was clicking :eek:
And what a comeback from Nalbandian.

JuliC
04-03-2011, 11:55 AM
Nadal: He is always injured.:rolleyes:

You should be glad you're not a fan of Hewitt then :p

oranges
04-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Seb was fucking awesome. I know he lost this match but his shots :eek:

Qejr9i0oKd8

A classic :hearts:

zeleni
04-03-2011, 01:58 PM
I wish Nole could hit deeper forehands consistently. It looks really funny when he hits forehands in service box with huge swing.:D

MARTINBALDRIDGE
04-03-2011, 03:04 PM
Andy Murray - when is he going to win set in a GS final? or maybe that should be - when is he going to win a set?

StoGas
04-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Ricardas Berankis - He should play better after winning the first set :rofl:

Nole fan
04-05-2011, 01:05 PM
Nadal - His whole serve ritual is exasperating. The ass-picking, the hair behind his ears movement... and the idiot face that he does when he's about to serve. :retard: