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What would it take for a Federer fan to cheer for Nadal?

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2006, 04:51 AM
I am curious would a Federer fan ever cheer for Nadal under any circumstances.

Personally, I would cheer for Federer if he was playing hurt and playing through it against a player I am neutral to.

I know for people like Federerthebest and Primadonna even if Nadal with a broken leg was playing agianst the devil they would cheer against him :D

Lets hear from the normal Fed fans. (Hope there are some :D )

Dirk
06-04-2006, 04:53 AM
Ok, I guess if he was playing against the devil an dthe fate of the world was at risk, then I would back Nadal.

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 04:58 AM
In general my signature is a hierarchy, so I cheer for Nadal except against someone higher on the list. For RG, this means I cheer him all the way to the final, now that everyone in between has dropped out, and I cheer Federer to the final, and then at the final I cheer for Federer and his Roger Slam. I know it will make it harder on him, but I want it to be achieved against Nadal.

And lest you think I'm not a real fan and I don't really care about his Slam, I have a doctoral qualifying exam the 14th and the weebles in my stomach for that are as nothing compared to the weebles for June 11th.

Edit: The hierarchy is somewhat fluid, so Agassi making a comeback at the USO would move up the totem a little.

Seleshfan
06-04-2006, 04:59 AM
Well I don't know if I'm "normal," but I think I'd cheer for Nadal if:

1) He was in the twilight of his career, and made a deep run at a slam, and was facing this annoying young Spanish player, that kick jumped, and pumped his fist a lot, picked his ass a lot, all while getting coaching from the stands.

2) If he were playing against someone I hate even more, like Rusedski.

Dirk
06-04-2006, 05:00 AM
Well I don't know if I'm "normal," but I think I'd cheer for Nadal if:

1) He was in the twilight of his career, and made a deep run at a slam, and was facing this annoying young Spanish player, that kick jumped, and pumped his fist a lot, picked his ass a lot, all while getting coaching from the stands.

2) If he were playing against someone I hate even more, like Rusedski.

:worship: GOD BLESS YOU

Billabong
06-04-2006, 05:03 AM
1) He was in the twilight of his career, and made a deep run at a slam, and was facing this annoying young Spanish player, that kick jumped, and pumped his fist a lot, picked his ass a lot, all while getting coaching from the stands.
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:haha::yeah::worship:

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 05:05 AM
There *are* some people who actually *gasp* like them both... shock and awe.

Dirk
06-04-2006, 05:06 AM
There *are* some people who actually *gasp* like them both... shock and awe.

You are not one of them however. :p

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2006, 05:09 AM
The "Normal" part was a joke.
Ask guys like RonE, I was always take jabs at you Fedtards. :D

Dirk
06-04-2006, 05:12 AM
The "Normal" part was a joke.
Ask guys like RonE, I was always take jabs at you Fedtards. :D

SO I AM NOT NORMAL??????? :sobbing: :bigcry: :sad:

El Legenda
06-04-2006, 05:12 AM
Federer is better then Nadal, :)

adelaide
06-04-2006, 05:14 AM
um it would take a playing against anyone whom I like less than I like Roger.

but then i guess I'm not normal because I am a Nadal fan who also happens to like Federer.

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 05:14 AM
You are not one of them however. :pI did not say I was :) But, I know many people who are! Case in point Addey above me ^^^^^^^^

Dirk
06-04-2006, 05:16 AM
I did not say I was :) But, I know many people who are! Case in point Addey above me ^^^^^^^^

She seems to like Nadal more so she doesn't count. :D

adelaide
06-04-2006, 05:19 AM
She seems to like Nadal more so she doesn't count. :D
you know it would actually be easier for me if I were a full out Rafatard, but alas, my retarded whatever-organ-that-decides-which-tennis-players-to-like picked Roger alongside Rafa. Boo. :p

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2006, 05:20 AM
No one can like them both equally Dirk.
Even if someone like both they will cheer for one over the other when they play each other.

And others are extremes like you or me.

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 05:20 AM
She seems to like Nadal more so she doesn't count. :DI'm the one who said that there are people who like them both. You don't get to qualify what I meant by that. :) Addey counts, end.No one can like them both equally Dirk.
Even if someone like both they will cheer for one over the other when they play each other.

And others are extremes like you or me.
Well this one doesn't make much sense. I mean, I want them to lose equally. :p But even among my top faves, I am rarely ever truly torn about the result. One might need the win more at the time, one might be ticking me off lately, etc. The inability to be truly torn about a match has nothing to do with Fed and Rafa :shrug:

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 05:20 AM
I wouldn't call myself a fan of either, but admire both their games

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 05:21 AM
Ok, I guess if he was playing against the devil an dthe fate of the world was at risk, then I would back Nadal.
Hey, if the Apocalypse :devil: were at stake, this is one situation where I would value mental toughness over skill and elegance, and Nadal would be at the top of my list and Safin would be at the bottom.

Dirk
06-04-2006, 05:24 AM
Hey, if the Apocalypse :devil: were at stake, this is one situation where I would value mental toughness over skill and elegance, and Nadal would be at the top of my list and Safin would be at the bottom.

Ninja would kill the devil in style. Nadal would just wear him out until the devil choked on enough easy points to lose. :rolleyes:

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 05:28 AM
Ninja would kill the devil in style. Nadal would just wear him out until the devil choked on enough easy points to lose. :rolleyes:
But if the devil plays like Nadal--and I think at least some Fedtards think so--Ninja aka JesusFed might be the one choking on easy points. Besides, Fed's nowhere near the the bottom of my list, just not on the very top either.

Edit: Well, unless it's grass. But the devil hates grass because it's all green and living. He likes clay.

admiralpye
06-04-2006, 07:27 AM
There *are* some people who actually *gasp* like them both... shock and awe.

I do. They're fire and ice. Who says I can like only one and not the other?

:eek: don't know if that came out right...but you know what i mean. :)

Federerhingis
06-04-2006, 07:34 AM
Well I don't know if I'm "normal," but I think I'd cheer for Nadal if:

1) He was in the twilight of his career, and made a deep run at a slam, and was facing this annoying young Spanish player, that kick jumped, and pumped his fist a lot, picked his ass a lot, all while getting coaching from the stands.

2) If he were playing against someone I hate even more, like Rusedski.

:lol: Good choice #2 Greg is just soo unlikeable.

I don't root against Nadal in general I just simply don't like his game style and his demeanor.

yanchr
06-04-2006, 08:07 AM
I can imagine cheering for Nadal one day, because now I'm even cheering for Hewitt :eek: :devil:

hitchhiker
06-04-2006, 08:14 AM
if someone came along and was more of a threat to federer then nadal, federer fans would be cheering for nadal very quickly ;)

Castafiore
06-04-2006, 08:42 AM
It usually amuses me to see that the next opponent of Rafael, doesn't matter who is he really, suddenly gets the full support by a section of the MTF posters.

"OMG...beat him, take him out or at least, make him suffer,..."

It's fun to see.

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 08:50 AM
It usually amuses me to see that the next opponent of Rafael, doesn't matter who is he really, suddenly gets the full support by a section of the MTF posters.

"OMG...beat him, take him out or at least, make him suffer,..."

It's fun to see.


More like pathetic to see

decrepitude
06-04-2006, 08:51 AM
There *are* some people who actually *gasp* like them both... shock and awe.
Yup. I am one of them. I like Federer better, because I like his style of play better, so when they are playing each other I would support Roger.

I don't support either if they are playing a Brit :devil:

Castafiore
06-04-2006, 08:52 AM
More like pathetic to see
I was trying to be diplomatic :angel:

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 08:55 AM
I was trying to be diplomatic :angel:


That's your problem, got to speak your mind sometimes, you're too nice ;) :p

Castafiore
06-04-2006, 09:00 AM
Hey, it must be nice for the loyal Hewitt fans to see all this support all of a sudden (it makes a change for all the stupid "I hate Hewitt :mad: " comments").

I actually like both these guys. Their last match at the AO 2005 was a great one so I'm looking forward to it.

Cervantes
06-04-2006, 09:06 AM
If he was playing Hewitt in a GS final.

hitchhiker
06-04-2006, 11:24 AM
It usually amuses me to see that the next opponent of Rafael, doesn't matter who is he really, suddenly gets the full support by a section of the MTF posters.

"OMG...beat him, take him out or at least, make him suffer,..."


im sure its the same for every opponent of federer as well

i want him to lose every match at wimbledon but its not going to happen :sad:

Purple Rainbow
06-04-2006, 11:32 AM
I am first and formost a Federer fan. I do however also like to watch Nadal play. I love his guts and heart and the way he gives his all on the court. The same things I admire in Lleyton Hewitt, when his game is on, by the way.
I am not really sure who to root for in the Hewitt-Nadal matchup, I just expect a hard-fought match and hope it will be a brilliant one.

Clara Bow
06-04-2006, 11:44 AM
Well, I am one of those Federer/Nadal fans. I normally cheer for both unless they are playing each other (or if they were to play Guga, he trumps all in my favorites heirarchy). Then, I tend to flip flop during a F/N match. If they were to meet in the RG final, frankly- at this point I don't know who I would cheer for. I would like for Nadal to get another GS under his belt and I also think it would be a fitting cap to his streak. I also would live for Federer to get the GS title that is still missing, and with that, hopefully get the year GS and finally be named AP sportsman of the year. So I will likely go back and forth during the match.

Yes, I am wishy-washy.

hitchhiker
06-04-2006, 01:01 PM
It usually amuses me to see that the next opponent of Rafael, doesn't matter who is he really, suddenly gets the full support by a section of the MTF posters.

"OMG...beat him, take him out or at least, make him suffer,..."

It's fun to see.

whats so fun? its common in sports for fans to cheer against their biggest rivals.

all the world cup contenders would love for brazil to be knocked out in the first round. the same for the best clay player, not like its something personal against nadal.

ExpectedWinner
06-04-2006, 01:17 PM
Another :retard: topic. Should be moved to the "Trash Can Forum".

Castafiore
06-04-2006, 01:21 PM
I wonder if it has something to do with the background of the sport.

I mean, the fact that it's perfectly alright in football (soccer) to cheer loudly, to be emotionally very involved in the match as fans even to the point of heckling the other team (as long as it doesn't cross the border like it sometimes tends to do - shout racist abuse at players, hooliganism) whereas tennis is supposed to much more toned down and you're not really supposed to show too many emotions.

I'm not an expert in the history of these sports so feel free to correct but my impression is:
* Football (soccer) is a sport that originates from the "ordinary people" so to speak: the man in the street, the working class. For them, soccer was a way to let go of the frustrations their everyday life was giving them, an opportunity to scream, shout, curse, moan, whine, cheer, ... because they couldn't afford to do so in their everyday life
* Tennis comes from the upper class, where it was simply "not done" to show your emotions and that tradition lasts until now: it's still often criticized when we see emotions in an exuberant way.


So, in that sense...in soccer, it's almost not done to be überpolite towards other teams and every fanbase of a soccer team has a team they love to hate. You're seen as rather weird :cuckoo: if you're always polite towards that team. In my home city, there are two soccer teams and the respective fanbases love to hate each other: some time ago, they played in the same division and each time they clashed, a section of the city changed into a war zone. (utterly crazy).
It's different in tennis maybe. :scratch: Although, I remember having quite a few heated debates with Lendl fans, me being the JMac fan.

DDrago2
06-04-2006, 01:34 PM
I don't see why would anyone cheer for Nadal? The guy pays no attention on the reactions on the crowd whatsoever. He is too self-absorbed, too inloved in his own majesty. He needs no ones support. I suppose that is why he gets so much of it anyway.