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Rome fans are pathetic!

Mungo
05-02-2010, 11:23 AM
I can't stand the fans in Rome this year. They don't respect players, specially Nadal. Most of them seem to be Federer fans frustrated because their boy lost in 1st round and can only hope that Nadal doesn't win Rome again.
All those screams, booes and whistles are uncalled for.
How can you boo a player for checking a mark when he's right or the ball was damn close? They booed Lahyani yesterday because he showed a ball from Gulbis was out!!! Are they so blind?

Why boo Verdasco because he is playing injured after 3 weeks playing? He didn't quit and kept playing. Is it how the Rome fans appreciate his effort after a great match against Djokovic? :confused:

Even Gulbis was harassed with loud screams and whistles when he played Federer. Rooting for the underdog? Nope, they rooted AGAINST the underdog! Why? Federer fans!
They did the same to Nadal yesterday. Rome fans went all crazy when Gulbis won points and all silent when Nadal won. So they rooted for the underdog then, right? Nope, that's not why.
Rome is filled with desperate Federer/anti Nadal fans. Some are still bitter from the Rome final in 2006 when Nadal beat Federer saving 2 MP.
Nadal is the most successful player ever in Rome. YES!!!

Aaric
05-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Agreed, total classlessness

sheva07
05-02-2010, 11:30 AM
Federer didn't lost in first round.

TennisOnWood
05-02-2010, 11:30 AM
I really didn't care about them in Rafa's match (he is all ready Roman emperor and they can't do anything about that) but they were cruel to Verdasco

Really shame,cause they was in position to watch two great matches on that beautiful stadium yesterday

Action Jackson
05-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Crowds are going to do what they want to do, as long as they don't throw chairs, stab the players. Then they can and cheer whoever they want.

http://rlv.zcache.com/harden_the_f_up_tshirt-p2353411910803852794ulh_400.jpg

gorgo1986
05-02-2010, 11:39 AM
The crowd can do whatever they want in the end of the day its up to the player to ignore them and win! I am sure Nadal is use to it by now and so is Verdasco!

l_mac
05-02-2010, 11:41 AM
I liked the woman in the RF cap yesterday who was praying during Gulbis' last service game :spit: :haha:

This thread is pathetic.

Surcouf
05-02-2010, 11:43 AM
You forgot the RG crow who is at least as horrible.

Both may have the same crowd composed of snobs, elitists and bobos, which is indeed the main public of Federer.

Certinfy
05-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Against Verdasco it was pathetic, he wasn't even deliberately 'tanking'...

gulzhan
05-02-2010, 11:45 AM
I agree with the first post. It's a shame, really. They booed Gulbis when he played against Fed and Volandri and then, suddenly, they became his fans. Pathetic.

Jomp1
05-02-2010, 11:46 AM
The bias towards Italian players is worse. Gulbis beat both Volandri and the crowd in that match. Booing a player for checking a mark on clay is just a sign that the crowd there is not really tennis fans but rather fans of a player.

orangehat
05-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Why care?

They aren't pro tennis analysts like you :shrug:

Action Jackson
05-02-2010, 11:48 AM
It never happens in Spain, France or New York either.

duong
05-02-2010, 11:57 AM
I can't stand the fans in Rome this year. They don't respect players, specially Nadal. Most of them seem to be Federer fans frustrated because their boy lost in 1st round and can only hope that Nadal doesn't win Rome again.
All those screams, booes and whistles are uncalled for.
How can you boo a player for checking a mark when he's right or the ball was damn close? They booed Lahyani yesterday because he showed a ball from Gulbis was out!!! Are they so blind?

Why boo Verdasco because he is playing injured after 3 weeks playing? He didn't quit and kept playing. Is it how the Rome fans appreciate his effort after a great match against Djokovic? :confused:

Even Gulbis was harassed with loud screams and whistles when he played Federer. Rooting for the underdog? Nope, they rooted AGAINST the underdog! Why? Federer fans!
They did the same to Nadal yesterday. Rome fans went all crazy when Gulbis won points and all silent when Nadal won. So they rooted for the underdog then, right? Nope, that's not why.
Rome is filled with desperate Federer/anti Nadal fans. Some are still bitter from the Rome final in 2006 when Nadal beat Federer saving 2 MP.
Nadal is the most successful player ever in Rome. YES!!!

on clay Federer is the underdog :lol: or at least only a challenger for the title

As for Nadal, same phenomenon as in Roland-Garros : beating him on clay is the toughest challenger a player can ever meet, hence the reactions

Mungo
05-02-2010, 11:57 AM
Crowds are going to do what they want to do, as long as they don't throw chairs, stab the players. Then they can and cheer whoever they want.

http://rlv.zcache.com/harden_the_f_up_tshirt-p2353411910803852794ulh_400.jpg

Paying a ticket doesn't give you the right to disrespect players as they did.

FedFan
05-02-2010, 11:58 AM
The public can root for whoever they want to. :shrug:

You can not force them to like or dislike a player.

If the players care about being supported, they can behave in a way, that the public love them as simple as that. ;)

Mungo
05-02-2010, 11:58 AM
I liked the woman in the RF cap yesterday who was praying during Gulbis' last service game :spit: :haha:

This thread is pathetic.

haha nope, the sight of that Fed fan woman praying for Gulbis was pathetic indeed!

Mungo
05-02-2010, 11:59 AM
You forgot the RG crow who is at least as horrible.

Both may have the same crowd composed of snobs, elitists and bobos, which is indeed the main public of Federer.

haha I totally agree. Roland Garros crowd ate a lot of crow indeed :D

duong
05-02-2010, 12:00 PM
haha nope, the sight of that Fed fan woman praying for Gulbis was pathetic indeed!

yes yes Fedfans are pathetic because Nadal is just the best :shrug:

We are pathetic indeed :lol:

Matt01
05-02-2010, 12:11 PM
Bunch of Federer-fanboys ;)

Acer
05-02-2010, 12:15 PM
This thread is valuable

Action Jackson
05-02-2010, 12:16 PM
Paying a ticket doesn't give you the right to disrespect players as they did.

For you.

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

MacTheKnife
05-02-2010, 12:18 PM
I like rowdy crowds. It just adds another element to the matches. So they support their own. What's the problem with that.

bokehlicious
05-02-2010, 12:21 PM
Fed is the crowd favourite everywhere, get used to it Nadaltards and move on :baby: :zzz:

Mungo
05-02-2010, 12:21 PM
yes yes Fedfans are pathetic because Nadal is just the best :shrug:

We are pathetic indeed :lol:

hey did you ever see anyone with a Nadal cap, t-shirt, flag...in the stands praying for Federer's opponents? Nope!
There is a huge gap of class between Nadal's and Federer's fanbases. I really think it's embarrassing for Federer to have fans like those, Roger wouldn't lose a minute of sleep watching a Nadal-Gulbis match.

Mungo
05-02-2010, 12:29 PM
Fed is the crowd favourite everywhere, get used to it Nadaltards and move on :baby: :zzz:

Nope he isn't. The crowds in Australia and Wimbledon love Nadal and they're pretty balanced and fair to the players, as well as many other tournaments in the world. Just because a bunch of classless Federer fans are too loud in Paris and Rome it doesn't mean the world is like that. It actually shows how much Fed fans fear Nadal. They know that only injuries can stop him from being number 1 again, not Federer.

oranges
05-02-2010, 12:29 PM
Paying a ticket doesn't give you the right to disrespect players as they did.

Posting on a free internet forum doesn't give you the right to bore us to death either, but here you are

alter ego
05-02-2010, 12:41 PM
Nope he isn't. The crowds in Australia and Wimbledon love Nadal and they're pretty balanced and fair to the players, as well as many other tournaments in the world. Just because a bunch of classless Federer fans are too loud in Paris and Rome it doesn't mean the world is like that. It actually shows how much Fed fans fear Nadal. They know that only injuries can stop him from being number 1 again, not Federer.

:haha:
Nadaltads never fail to deliver. "Rafa's the best, no?, he is the real number 1, he was injured, Soderling will never beat him again, his parents got a divorce, his knees, his knees..." :baby:

Seville
05-02-2010, 01:01 PM
The crowd can root for whoever they want to.

Spaniards and Italians usually have very friendly feelings towards each other. But they have had 7 Spanish champions in the last 10 years and it is understandable that they would like a change.

They were a bit unfair to Verdasco this time,but well it's not always easy to known when Fernando is injured or exhausted and when he is mentally out of the match.

tennishero
05-02-2010, 01:32 PM
RG crowd are probably the worst.. as Surcouf put it:
Both may have the same crowd composed of snobs, elitists and bobos, which is indeed the main public of Federer.


I remember them cheering when delpo made UE's in last years RG, really pathetic.

Orka_n
05-02-2010, 02:19 PM
Nope he isn't. The crowds in Australia and Wimbledon love Nadal and they're pretty balanced and fair to the players, as well as many other tournaments in the world. Just because a bunch of classless Federer fans are too loud in Paris and Rome it doesn't mean the world is like that. It actually shows how much Fed fans fear Nadal. They know that only injuries can stop him from being number 1 again, not Federer.Ah, the usual delusional garbage. Nadaltards need to come up with something new.

The crowd in Rome isn't nice, but that's nothing new. As people have already said, they're at least this bad if not worse in Paris.

star
05-02-2010, 02:25 PM
I didn't see anything wrong with the crowd. They were into the match and cheering lustily.

They gave Nadal a nice ovation when he won. I don't see a problem. :shrug:

tennis2tennis
05-02-2010, 02:34 PM
A monk falls in tibetfederer n' fans fault
the global recessionfederer n' fans fault
Caster Semenya has a dick and wombfederer n' fans fault
the Bush/Palin clans breedingfederer n' fans fault
Tutsis and Hutu going machete nuts in Rwandafederer n' fans fault

prima donna
05-02-2010, 03:14 PM
Ordinary Italians probably find it a painful exercise to watch the same ruffian win year after year. Rome and Paris are elegant cities, which might explain the propensity of spectators in those cities to recoil at the mere sight of yet another Nadal match.

Look on the bright side -- he's yet to be pelted by fruit.

DrJules
05-02-2010, 03:19 PM
Ordinary Italians probably find it a painful exercise to watch the same ruffian win year after year. Rome and Paris are elegant cities, which might explain the propensity of spectators in those cities to recoil at the mere sight of yet another Nadal match.

Look on the bright side -- he's yet to be pelted by fruit.

Elegent - Nadal - tennis.:lol::lol:

prima donna
05-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Elegent - Nadal - tennis.:lol::lol:
Firstly, what is elegent ? Secondly, Nadal and tennis are oxymorons.

Filo V.
05-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Obviously these sort of things happen in Rome, only. Never anywhere else. All other fans are perfect compared to these naughty Italians.

Getta
05-02-2010, 03:37 PM
it might be slightly more intimidating than that, oxymora.

prima donna
05-02-2010, 03:40 PM
it might be slightly more intimidating than that, oxymora.
Either form will do.
pl. ox·y·mo·ra (-môr'ə, -mōr'ə) or ox·y·mo·rons

andy neyer
05-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Crowds are going to do what they want to do, as long as they don't throw chairs, stab the players. Then they can and cheer whoever they want.

http://rlv.zcache.com/harden_the_f_up_tshirt-p2353411910803852794ulh_400.jpg


This a thousand times.

SerenaFederer
05-02-2010, 03:42 PM
how is it different from what you do here on the forum bashing players :lol:

prima donna
05-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Obviously these sort of things happen in Rome, only. Never anything else. All other fans are perfect compared to these naughty Italians.
Obviously so.

Pirata.
05-02-2010, 03:42 PM
At least they were not throwing insulting slurs the way the Argentine fans did in the 08 Davis Cup final.

Its not just Federer fans, its people who are casual fans of the game. They know only Roger or Rafa (maybe Roddick) and anyone else is just irrelevant to them. They don't realize tennis crowds are not like football crowds.

andy neyer
05-02-2010, 03:44 PM
RG crowd are probably the worst.. as Surcouf put it:



I remember them cheering when delpo made UE's in last years RG, really pathetic.

And the fans of Buenos Aires are real sweethearts...

MrChopin
05-02-2010, 03:47 PM
LWSjUe0FyxQ

M4RC
05-02-2010, 03:48 PM
Totally agree with the OP.

Ordinary Italians probably find it a painful exercise to watch the same ruffian win year after year. Rome and Paris are elegant cities, which might explain the propensity of spectators in those cities to recoil at the mere sight of yet another Nadal match.

Look on the bright side -- he's yet to be pelted by fruit.

Thanks God you're here to save the rest of us :bowdown:

Fiberlight1
05-02-2010, 03:49 PM
It never happens in Spain, France or New York either.

Doesn't make it right.. Does it?

andy neyer
05-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Doesn't make it right.. Does it?

Does it make it wrong?


Tennis is a sport and it has crowds like all the others. Crowds tend to have favourite, cheer for some players over others just because they feel like it. They're not impartial robots.

Seriously, stop whining. Nadal fans tend to whine about everything these days.

Getta
05-02-2010, 04:36 PM
Either form will do.
pl. ox·y·mo·ra (-môr'ə, -mōr'ə) or ox·y·mo·rons

surely, these phenomena should lead us to appreciate the subtlety of the criteria we operate with.

fran70
05-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Paying a ticket doesn't give you the right to disrespect players as they did.

Wake up Mungo. That happens everywhere.

rocketassist
05-02-2010, 05:16 PM
Every crowd has to support Nadal or they're a disgrace, innnnnnnit.

tangerine_dream
05-02-2010, 05:21 PM
Sadly, there's a lot of uneducated tennis crowds in Europe. The French Open will be worse. They really hate great claycourt players there. :awww:

superslam77
05-02-2010, 05:24 PM
people are tired of a bully pretending to be a nice guy winning over and over again.

swisht4u
05-02-2010, 05:29 PM
You forgot the RG crow who is at least as horrible.

Both may have the same crowd composed of snobs, elitists and bobos, which is indeed the main public of Federer.

It should be worse this year for Nadal, Uncle Toni made some comments last year about them and they need next to no reason to get unruly.

tennishero
05-02-2010, 05:30 PM
And the fans of Buenos Aires are real sweethearts...

the point here is that its in RG, neutral grounds. not a davis cup match.

Commander Data
05-02-2010, 05:32 PM
Sadly, there's a lot of uneducated tennis crowds in Europe.

Oh yeah, the NY crowd is clearly more educated, so is the South American crowd.... Hey dude, Europeans invited Tennis so don't call us uneducated, okay?!

Topspin Forehand
05-02-2010, 05:33 PM
It's because of all the Fed fans that feel threatened by Nadal and have to hate on him everywhere he goes. They should leave Nadal alone. He is a human being. He has feelings.

Billups85
05-02-2010, 05:36 PM
Sadly, there's a lot of uneducated tennis crowds in Europe. The French Open will be worse. They really hate great claycourt players there. :awww:

They hate every player since 1983.

Commander Data
05-02-2010, 05:37 PM
It's because of all the Fed fans that feel threatened by Nadal and have to hate on him everywhere he goes. They should leave Nadal alone. He is a human being. He has feelings.

:sad: You need a napkin? :hug:

Topspin Forehand
05-02-2010, 05:49 PM
:sad: You need a napkin? :hug:
lol You don't know the Chris Crocker joke? But yeah Fed fans are a joke. That Fed fan woman in the audience praying for Gulbis was pathetic.

Priam
05-02-2010, 05:49 PM
Rafa coped pretty well, even Gulbis after he beat Volandri. The crowd is either with you or against you, just deal with it.

yesyesok
05-02-2010, 05:55 PM
Sadly, there's a lot of uneducated tennis crowds in Europe. The French Open will be worse. They really hate great claycourt players there. :awww:

Was the French booing Nadal not come from a mis translation where Nadal said something like 'I hope I win' being translated as 'I am going to win' before one his many finals with Federer there.

Guy Haines
05-02-2010, 05:58 PM
Callas was pelted by fruit, or was it rotten vegetables. She picked up the bouquets as if they were flowers. Renata Tebaldi appealed to hometown pride and conservative impulses. Both were great, but small minds and self-applauding dainty types had to make it an either-or situation. Especially those who can't appreciate the new or the unorthodox or the brash or the fierce.

The boisterous Rome crowd gives everyone but home favorites a hard time, and they like Nadal fine. They aren't that comparable to the RG crowd, who can be spoonfed a sense of superiority and who have proven their rudeness through a selective appreciation of history. But that in itself is yesterday's news. The silly thing is they'll probably come around one day to recognize their folly.

Sunset of Age
05-02-2010, 05:59 PM
lol You don't know the Chris Crocker joke? But yeah Fed fans are a joke. That Fed fan woman in the audience praying for Gulbis was pathetic.

Yes, of course, all Fed fans are pathetic, whereas all Nadal fans...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qg6J04XZhR4/SiLBmXTswWI/AAAAAAAAHMc/O-rAcD5QHpo/s400/fans_1413783c.jpg

:D

All players have their regiment of :o :o :o among their fans, mate. All of them.

andy neyer
05-02-2010, 06:06 PM
the point here is that its in RG, neutral grounds. not a davis cup match.


Why should it be?

People aren't impartial and crowds have the right to root in favour or against any player they want. I honestly see nothing wrong with that and thus I don't understand the whining.

Commander Data
05-02-2010, 06:13 PM
lol You don't know the Chris Crocker joke? But yeah Fed fans are a joke. That Fed fan woman in the audience praying for Gulbis was pathetic.

if you seriously think that the crowd is constantly thinking about Federer when they pay and go watch a Nadal match and, out of bad feelings cause he beat Federer another time, root againt Nadal and treat him bad. well then you need a reality check. thats crazy man. Federer is important but not that important :p

Topspin Forehand
05-02-2010, 06:15 PM
if you seriously think that the crowd is constantly thinking about Federer when they pay and go watch a Nadal match and, out of bad feelings cause he beat Federer another time, root againt Nadal and treat him bad. well then you need a reality check. thats crazy man. Federer is important but not that important :p
Yes I believe that. Fed fans hate that Nadal beats him all the time that they go out of their way to find excitement in possibly another player eliminating Nadal. That Fed woman is an example of that and I bet many more do that.

rocketassist
05-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Sadly, there's a lot of uneducated tennis crowds in Europe. The French Open will be worse. They really hate great claycourt players there. :awww:

Yep, they booed when Guga drew his heart in the middle of the court.

gulzhan
05-02-2010, 06:18 PM
if you seriously think that the crowd is constantly thinking about Federer when they pay and go watch a Nadal match and, out of bad feelings cause he beat Federer another time, root againt Nadal and treat him bad. well then you need a reality check. thats crazy man. Federer is important but not that important :p

I also seriously believe that. In fact, I think that's what you do.

gulzhan
05-02-2010, 06:21 PM
Was the French booing Nadal not come from a mis translation where Nadal said something like 'I hope I win' being translated as 'I am going to win' before one his many finals with Federer there.

Too bad the British crowd isn't that sensitivfe and didn't boo Fed when he put on his jacket with "15" prepared before the last Wimbledon final.

Commander Data
05-02-2010, 06:22 PM
I also seriously believe that. In fact, I think that's what you do.

:cuckoo: You guys think that because your brain works like that, because you would consider doing this.
I would not treat somebody bad cause i root against him.
Besides I like Nadal.

Commander Data
05-02-2010, 06:24 PM
Yes I believe that. Fed fans hate that Nadal beats him all the time that they go out of their way to find excitement in possibly another player eliminating Nadal. That Fed woman is an example of that and I bet many more do that.

Nadal is the better clay court player then Federer. I can live with that.

LinkMage
05-02-2010, 06:26 PM
They just have good taste. :shrug:

tennis2tennis
05-02-2010, 06:36 PM
LWSjUe0FyxQ

:worship::worship::worship:

some fans are sooooooooo fucking whiney!!!

A_Skywalker
05-02-2010, 06:44 PM
Nothing compares to Roland Garros crowd, the worst by miles. I wish they were as classy as the Wimbledon fans.

recessional
05-02-2010, 06:46 PM
bawwwwww, cry moar.

seriously, this thread is ridiculous. are you sure you don't want to change the thread title to 'roger fans are pathetic'? because that's what you're basically saying. so the rome crowd doesn't like nadal (which i don't think is true at all, btw), so fucking what? who the fuck cares? are you so fragile that you can't handle partial crowds?

about the fed/gulbis match - gulbis got plenty of support himself. i'm pretty sure i even heard people chanting "gulbis, gulbis, gulbis". yeah, it might've been a noisy crowd, but what else did you expect? it was a close match, and either player could've won it.

Yes, of course, all Fed fans are pathetic, whereas all Nadal fans...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qg6J04XZhR4/SiLBmXTswWI/AAAAAAAAHMc/O-rAcD5QHpo/s400/fans_1413783c.jpg

:D

All players have their regiment of :o :o :o among their fans, mate. All of them.

are these girls dutch? because i may have seen them before, in real life. rotterdam, i think.

Swiss Mountain
05-02-2010, 06:55 PM
It should be worse this year for Nadal, Uncle Toni made some comments last year about them and they need next to no reason to get unruly.



Rafa won't have any problems, Toni only, maybe.

Swiss Mountain
05-02-2010, 07:15 PM
Yes I believe that. Fed fans hate that Nadal beats him all the time that they go out of their way to find excitement in possibly another player eliminating Nadal. That Fed woman is an example of that and I bet many more do that.

Nadal beat Fed "all the time"? really? you need to check the head to head my friend.

Filo V.
05-02-2010, 07:33 PM
RG, Rome, Spanish etc. fans are passionate. There isn't anything wrong with that. Fans will get rowdy and make noise and try to get in your head if they aren't supporting you. That's part of what you sign up for as a professional in pretty much any sport. The players generally get over it, so we as fans should do so to. Whether a group expresses themselves more or less, it's their right to do that, and they don't need to be impartial.

nanoman
05-02-2010, 08:05 PM
Nadal is not liked everywhere, deal with it ! Aggressive demeanor, loud grunting, time wasting behaviour just evoke a lot of negative emotions. In the States and in Britain where the stadiums are filled with casual crowds, that eat up whatever the media feeds them, he'll be cheered, because frankly, the people don't know better.
Knowledgeable crowds, like the one you'll find in Paris Roland Garros and in Rome, give him what he deserves.

Persimmon
05-02-2010, 08:07 PM
Nadal can be polarizing...either you love him or you hate him.

Filo V.
05-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Nadal is not liked everywhere, deal with it ! Aggressive demeanor, loud grunting, time wasting behaviour just evoke a lot of negative emotions. In the States and in Britain where the stadiums are filled with casual crowds, that eat up whatever the media feeds them, he'll be cheered, because frankly, the people don't know better.
Knowledgeable crowds, like the one you'll find in Paris Roland Garros and in Rome, give him what he deserves.

You aren't really anyone to say Nadal "deserves" anything nor saying that smart tennis fans hate Nadal. That's just biased and petty.

ossie
05-02-2010, 08:34 PM
crowds can be really pathetic sometimes but i dont really mind because people just like to hate on succes. i see it as a compliment to the players, it means theyre doing something right (winning)

Nichele Hull
05-02-2010, 08:40 PM
They are no different than the Davis cup crowd against the Czechs

Mungo
05-02-2010, 08:56 PM
They are no different than the Davis cup crowd against the Czechs

What did the croatian crowd did wrong against the czechs?

Nichele Hull
05-02-2010, 09:02 PM
What did the croatian crowd did wrong against the czechs? I should of typed in the final against Spain

jadey
05-02-2010, 09:30 PM
ha that was probably " mother Mary " or 1 of the other nut cases who post with prayers on RF's guestbook , they are enough to give Fed fans a bad name

Seville
05-02-2010, 09:56 PM
Ordinary Italians probably find it a painful exercise to watch the same ruffian win year after year. Rome and Paris are elegant cities, which might explain the propensity of spectators in those cities to recoil at the mere sight of yet another Nadal match.


If he were called Raffaello Natale you would consider the 'ruffian' the most elegant man and his victories wouldn't be so painful.

Roamed
05-02-2010, 10:51 PM
I think it's silly to mock the fans of any particular player as a group, because most of the time it involves some generalization and most of the time they aren't hurting anyone. Words are just words and people can like who they like.

habibko
05-02-2010, 11:12 PM
:bigcry: :baby:

Action Jackson
05-02-2010, 11:16 PM
Love how Tangy trolls GM and she always catches some fish.

schorsch
05-02-2010, 11:30 PM
Yes, of course, all Fed fans are pathetic, whereas all Nadal fans...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qg6J04XZhR4/SiLBmXTswWI/AAAAAAAAHMc/O-rAcD5QHpo/s400/fans_1413783c.jpg

:D

All players have their regiment of :o :o :o among their fans, mate. All of them.

Oh no... these girls :sobbing: They're pretty annoying and weird :unsure:

But I remember them only from Lopez's matches (twice at different tournaments -__-') and you can't NOT NOTICE THEM. Very annoying.

jadey
05-02-2010, 11:46 PM
I think it's silly to mock the fans of any particular player as a group, because most of the time it involves some generalization and most of the time they aren't hurting anyone. Words are just words and people can like who they like.

agree, but "SOME" Fed fans are a rare breed , dont think I know of fans of any other player who accuse Nadal of using witchcraft , and who chant prayers to help Fed win.

Bilbo
05-02-2010, 11:48 PM
crowd was supporting federer and later on gulbis i've noticed

bunch of fedtards and gulbistards imo

paseo
05-02-2010, 11:51 PM
The real questions that Nadal fans need to think about are :

-Why can't Nadal be loved everywhere like Fed? :sad:
-Why is Fed is so much more lovable than Nadal? :sad:
-What is it about Fed that's more appealing than Nadal to the general crowds? :sad:
-Why, why, and why??? :sad::sad::sad:

Baghdatis#1
05-03-2010, 12:23 AM
I'm surprised that there were crowds this year...I guess it's because of the stadium since Rome is usually empty...

thegreendestiny
05-03-2010, 02:29 AM
Rome Masters is the most over-rated M1000. Hamburg was so much better.

spanish_army
05-03-2010, 05:32 AM
Rome Masters is the most over-rated M1000. Hamburg was so much better.

I agree

spanish_army
05-03-2010, 05:38 AM
Crowd home attitude in Rome isn't new.
In Paris all local public is always against Nadal. Last year when Rafa played against Soderling was the most pathetic situation I've ever seen on a tennis court. I just could feel shame for them.

Nevertheless better publics are in Wimbledon, Germany, Spain, USA & Australia.

Cuuriously countries which have more tradition.

orangehat
05-03-2010, 06:49 AM
:lol:

This thread is almost as good as palin :rolls:

latso
05-03-2010, 06:54 AM
The real questions that Nadal fans need to think about are :

-Why can't Nadal be loved everywhere like Fed? :sad:
-Why is Fed is so much more lovable than Nadal? :sad:
-What is it about Fed that's more appealing than Nadal to the general crowds? :sad:
-Why, why, and why??? :sad::sad::sad:
1. Nadal is loved just as everywhere as Fed is
2. Nadal is much more lovable for ppl who prefer humble and hard working players.
3. The family, the fact that he's a champion for twice the time Rafa is and the fact that nowadays Roger is an underdog on clay.

4. Because, because and because

From a Fed fan

Roddickominator
05-03-2010, 07:46 AM
Biased, loud, obnoxious crowds are a good thing. Don't let any whiny fanboy or sissy player that can't handle it tell you otherwise.

duong
05-03-2010, 08:46 AM
if you seriously think that the crowd is constantly thinking about Federer when they pay and go watch a Nadal match and, out of bad feelings cause he beat Federer another time, root againt Nadal and treat him bad. well then you need a reality check. thats crazy man. Federer is important but not that important :p

+1 :haha:

So many ridiculous things in this thread :

- imagining that the whole Foro Italico or Roland-Garros central court might be filled with fans of Federer's :haha:

- drawing conclusions from ONE woman in the stadium :haha:

Nadal's fans should realize that everytime Nadal puts his foot on clay, there's 97% chance he wins the match (and even more than that since in the 3% matches he lost he was injured or awfully tired :lol: ) and that is enough of a reason for the spectators to support the challenger.

May I remind you 6 Monte-Carlos, 5 Romas, 5 Barcelonas, 4 French Open and 5 soon at not yet 24 years old ?

May I remind you how few games he loses ?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=160485

In no stadium does Federer have as many chances to win, no one.

Ps : I never prayed for Gulbis during that match, I supported him yes, partly for his performance, partly for Federer, this second part is shameful yes, but never anything like praying. And I had litttle doubts about the result to say the truth, if Gulbis had done it it would have been a gigantic performance, and already his performance was great, even if Nadal was not at his best.

Commander Data
05-03-2010, 01:53 PM
people like to root for the underdog (ergo they typically root against Nadal when he plays on clay).

Thats the solution. can we stop this nonsense now?

superslam77
05-03-2010, 01:58 PM
That shit was long expired and heavily adulterated.

:devil:
:lol:

rocketassist
05-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Don't worry, soon we'll have Madrid's crowd doing their best to throw off Nadal's opponents (if he plays) and no one here will be demanding respect then.

bokehlicious
05-03-2010, 02:17 PM
Don't worry, soon we'll have Madrid's crowd doing their best to throw off Nadal's opponents (if he plays) and no one here will be demanding respect then.

Indeed :angel: :o

Rafatards are amazing, instead of enjoying the clay season they still find a way to bitch despite their fave winning everything in sight... *sigh*

Castafiore
05-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Don't worry, soon we'll have Madrid's crowd doing their best to throw off Nadal's opponents (if he plays) and no one here will be demanding respect then.
Yeah right. That remains to be seen.
The last time, you could read many "worst crowd by far, worse than Paris or New York" comments.

You get partisan crowds everywhere and players just need to learn to deal with it because you're never going to be able to avoid that. That doesn't make things always fair but it is what it is.

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 02:38 PM
Most of the reason I see for the Rafa hate is that he is an intense character who whips the asses of haters' faves on clay constantly. Seems like a LOT of people have swallowed the bitter pill.

And to say he cheats or is fake or tournaments hand him titles or he is on steroid simply because he is dominant with absolutely nothing to base that on just shows how pathetic people get when they have to justify irrational hate. It's more pathetically abysmal that it is even funny.

Instead of looking for ways to bring down what Nadal is doing on clay, why don't you celebrate it, because what we are witnessing, we may never see again, and that is something that should be cherished.

peribsen
05-03-2010, 02:58 PM
Nadal's fans should realize that everytime Nadal puts his foot on clay, there's 97% chance he wins the match. In no stadium does Federer have as many chances to win, no one.

Yes but, you forgot the confidence intervals (90 or 95%, your choice)of Nadal's chances and haven't even tried to show whether the comparison with Fed is significant (I'm no fan of the 'p', an OR would do fine, with the CI95% of course). And, this is just a suggestion, but results expressed as number of matches needed to win 1 are usually far more understandable for the general public.

So you make a good point, but the reporting is sloppy. Back to Statistics 101.
;)

Commander Data
05-03-2010, 03:11 PM
Most of the reason I see for the Rafa hate is that he is an intense character who whips the asses of haters' faves on clay constantly. Seems like a LOT of people have swallowed the bitter pill.

And to say he cheats or is fake or tournaments hand him titles or he is on steroid simply because he is dominant with absolutely nothing to base that on just shows how pathetic people get when they have to justify irrational hate. It's more pathetically abysmal that it is even funny.

Instead of looking for ways to bring down what Nadal is doing on clay, why don't you celebrate it, because what we are witnessing, we may never see again, and that is something that should be cherished.

relax dude. most people have sain approach to the sport. GM is a crazy place.

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 03:19 PM
relax dude. most people have sain approach to the sport. GM is a crazy place.

I'm cool, but the hate that some have on Nadal and Federer simply because they are great is so ridiculous on so many levels. We shouldn't be dragging down great players, we should revel in their amazement on the court, because there aren't many players like them. And when people talk down on them and their accomplishments, it's actually quite sad, because they do so much, and get ridicule for it. It isn't OK.

Action Jackson
05-03-2010, 03:25 PM
I'm cool, but the hate that some have on Nadal and Federer simply because they are great is so ridiculous on so many levels. We shouldn't be dragging down great players, we should revel in their amazement on the court, because there aren't many players like them. And when people talk down on them and their accomplishments, it's actually quite sad, because they do so much, and get ridicule for it. It isn't OK.

Don't come to GM for serious discussion.

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Don't come to GM for serious discussion.

OK, noted.

Action Jackson
05-03-2010, 03:33 PM
OK, noted.

You get the odd thread, just have to pick the right one and this one isn't it.

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 03:47 PM
You get the odd thread, just have to pick the right one and this one isn't it.

True. I guess I just need to look out for some specific posters who seem to be the problem starters and avoid them and their silliness.

duong
05-03-2010, 04:43 PM
I'm cool, but the hate that some have on Nadal and Federer simply because they are great is so ridiculous on so many levels.

people may be fed-up about these, whether it's Nadal or Federer, it's perfectly natural when one wins too much, people may be fed-up with that and hope for something different.

This also applies to Federer, you can quote me.

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 04:52 PM
people may be fed-up about these, whether it's Nadal or Federer, it's perfectly natural when one wins too much, people may be fed-up with that and hope for something different.

This also applies to Federer, you can quote me.

I understand and know that is true for some, but it isn't natural for me, I don't get fed-up with greatness, I respect it and appreciate it for how hard it is to be on that level. And instead of feeling bad for other players, I have the attitude they need to step their games up to approach the level or Federer and Nadal. No such thing as winning too much, because winning is the exact reason why these guys play.

oranges
05-03-2010, 04:58 PM
I don't think it's so much being fed up with anyone winning, it's a mater of fan wars. Some apparently find the sole purpose of a tennis forum is to be a playfield for those wars. If Mungo ever posts something that is not more or less aimed at that, I'd drop unconscious from shock.

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 05:00 PM
I don't think it's so much being fed up with anyone winning, it's a mater of fan wars. Some apparently find the sole purpose of a tennis forum is to be a playfield for those wars. If Mungo ever posts something that is not more or less aimed at that, I'd drop unconscious from shock.

I agree with you! And what I have said is that Roger and Rafa don't hold any silly grudges or have any rivalry towards each other, so why do the fans? It's silly, just enjoy the champions at work.

bokehlicious
05-03-2010, 05:24 PM
stuff that deserves to be reported.


That is just his opinion, he's not claiming anything :shrug: and this opinion is actually shared my many followers :shrug:

Commander Data
05-03-2010, 05:28 PM
True. I guess I just need to look out for some specific posters who seem to be the problem starters and avoid them and their silliness.

reasonable approach.

Commander Data
05-03-2010, 05:41 PM
I understand and know that is true for some, but it isn't natural for me, I don't get fed-up with greatness, I respect it and appreciate it for how hard it is to be on that level. And instead of feeling bad for other players, I have the attitude they need to step their games up to approach the level or Federer and Nadal. No such thing as winning too much, because winning is the exact reason why these guys play.

You are not alone ;)

Filo V.
05-03-2010, 05:45 PM
You are not alone ;)

:yeah:

superslam77
05-03-2010, 06:01 PM
i think that your mind is racing in search of a "convincing" lie, please provide a link.


I have seen it with my own eyes. the same thread where they banned Jase. Are you are lying to say i lie??
I remember something like what is your favorite fed loss or failure.





stuff that deserves to be reported.

but, do you honestly have the mental capacity to master any skill after a ban?

report it if you think i'm doing something wrong by speaking my opinion. I simply don't trust the guy and don't believe him for a second. If i am not allowed to think what i like then MTF is not the place for me.

MTF doesn't allow free thought?

oh yeah and i can survive a ban. I don't live in MTF like most of you do.

Getta
05-03-2010, 06:06 PM
That is just his opinion, he's not claiming anything :shrug: and this opinion is actually shared my many followers :shrug:

he should have kept his opinion to himself.

i would have been banned long ago, had my opinion regarding superslam77 been voiced and clearly identified just as that...

superslam77
05-03-2010, 06:15 PM
he should have kept his opinion to himself.

i would have been banned long ago, had my opinion regarding superslam77 been voiced and clearly identified just as that...

it's wrong to say you don't believe a person?
then so be it. don't worry if i find the post in the rafachat i will ban myself from this place. i seriously don't care about being banned just as long as i show you what you guys posted in the rafachat...and tell if that doesn't deserve more of a ban.

duong
05-03-2010, 06:41 PM
I don't think it's so much being fed up with anyone winning, it's a mater of fan wars.

yes for people here, but the foro italico and Roland-Garros stadium are not filled with stupid forumers :haha:

I think there have been many generalizations in this thread from one woman and a few forumers to a whole stadium which are completely inadequate :lol:

laurie-1
05-03-2010, 06:46 PM
You forgot the RG crow who is at least as horrible.

Both may have the same crowd composed of snobs, elitists and bobos, which is indeed the main public of Federer.

Snobs, Elitists and Bobos :haha:

duong
05-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Snobs, Elitists and Bobos :haha:

Surcouf is one of these French who think that the French people are good people, the only bad people are Parisians and bobos.

Very common opinion nowadays in France : like that 95% of the population feel they are great themselves, the problem is "the others" :lol:

r2473
05-03-2010, 07:48 PM
Crowds are going to do what they want to do, as long as they don't throw chairs, stab the players. Then they can and cheer whoever they want.

http://rlv.zcache.com/harden_the_f_up_tshirt-p2353411910803852794ulh_400.jpg

The players have to deal with it and can't lose their cool, but I don't think the fans have a right to disrupt play as they did sometimes in Rome and often do in New York.

What I mean is, in between points, games, and sets, OK. But when the players have to wait, or someone yells out on the toss, that is not OK. As I said, I realize it is part of the game and the players do have to deal with it, but I don't condone the actions of fans that do this sort of thing. Sadly, it is more common (and apparently becoming acceptable, at least to Action Jackson).