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Uncle Toni vs Srdjan Djokovic -Who would you rather have in your box?

LaFuria
09-13-2010, 12:10 AM
The true battle won't be on the court, but will be in the stands, as we see the ultimate showdown between the two of the most high profile figure in tennis supporting history.

In one corner, Uncle Toni Nadal, famous for illegally coaching from the box and being very popular in Paris.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43031000/jpg/_43031667_toni_getty_416.jpg

On the other side, Daddy Djokovic, Serbian fashion icon:
http://c0013478.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_29f5ea4

paseo
09-13-2010, 12:14 AM
I would rather have satan in my box.

oranges
09-13-2010, 12:15 AM
Is Safin an option? :angel:

Nolby
09-13-2010, 12:20 AM
Srdjan and family seriously rock! :rocker:

http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/djokovic-family-aus08.jpg?w=450

LaFuria
09-13-2010, 12:26 AM
Srdjan and family seriously rock! :rocker:

http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/djokovic-family-aus08.jpg?w=450

How can you not love such crazy dedication?

FactsPlease
09-13-2010, 12:26 AM
Novak's parents are vile and those t-shirts the creepiest thing ever.

But Uncle Toni is like one of those weird, preachy, "uncles" who spends a bit too much time lurking around playgrounds, play-acting the "coach" role and being a "daddy" figure to young sports boys.

I'll take Vera Zvonerva's "hitting partner", Sergey Demekhine - add him to the list and he'll win by a mile:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4xxruLhpX1qzfmb4o1_400.jpg

Quakes
09-13-2010, 12:27 AM
I find Nole to be more likable than Rafa.

However, Srdjan Djokovic is the major obstacle for me to fully enjoy Nole's games. He is even prouder than Novak himself, which doesn't make sense because those are his son's achievements, not his! He always has a hostile and arrogant air about him (unlike Nole, who is arrogant but friendly), and he cheer at every unforced error of the opponent. He is the Yuri Sharapov on men's tour, only more lamentable because Novak is 100 times more likable than Sharapova.

Toni Nadal is not Robert Federer, but he is a legendary tennis coach (something neither Robert nor Srdjan is), and a plain-speaking philosopher. I'd much, much rather have Toni Nadal in my box.

Quantitatively, in terms of likableness:

Robert Federer = 10
Novak Djokovic = 8
Rafael Nadal = 7
Toni Nadal = 7
Roger Federer = 6
Maria Sharapova = 4
Yuri Sharapov = 2
Srdjan Djokovic = 1

Quakes
09-13-2010, 12:29 AM
Novak's parents are vile and those t-shirts the creepiest thing ever.

But Uncle Tony is like one of those weird, preachy, "uncles" who spends a bit too much time lurking around playgrounds, play-acting the "coach" role.

I'll take Vera Zvonerva's "hitting partner", Sergey Demekhine - add him to the list and he'll win by a mile:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4xxruLhpX1qzfmb4o1_400.jpg

Yeah I noticed him too. Bet she lets him hit her on a regular basis.

;)

GayBury
09-13-2010, 12:37 AM
Ye, I would let Sergey in my box.

LaFuria
09-13-2010, 12:37 AM
I find Nole to be more likable than Rafa.

However, Srdjan Djokovic is the major obstacle for me to fully enjoy Nole's games. He is even prouder than Novak himself, which doesn't make sense because those are his son's achievements, not his! He always has a hostile and arrogant air about him (unlike Nole, who is arrogant but friendly), and he cheer at every unforced error of the opponent. He is the Yuri Sharapov on men's tour, only more lamentable because Novak is 100 times more likable than Sharapova.

Toni Nadal is not Robert Federer, but he is a legendary tennis coach (something neither Robert nor Srdjan is), and a plain-speaking philosopher. I'd much, much rather have Toni Nadal in my box.

Quantitatively, in terms of likableness:

Robert Federer = 10
Novak Djokovic = 8
Rafael Nadal = 7
Toni Nadal = 7
Roger Federer = 6
Maria Sharapova = 4
Yuri Sharapov = 2
Srdjan Djokovic = 1


Nice analysis. :worship:
The problem with Federer's box is Robert and Mirka are always with some vapid celebrity that is friends with Roger. I mean Gwen Stefani, really? At least the Djokovic family scares off obnoxious hanger ons. :cool:

Though as far as celebrity hanger-ons go, I think the French players have the advantage, as the Thierry Henry cameo was one of the few good things about Mugfils' US Open campaign.

BigJohn
09-13-2010, 12:38 AM
Ouch... I have to go with the Djokovic box, but only if Miljan is included and I get to be stretched and massaged afterward by Miljan.

No Miljan, no deal. Neither.

Quakes
09-13-2010, 12:42 AM
Nice analysis. :worship:
The problem with Federer's box is Robert and Mirka are always with some vapid celebrity that is friends with Roger. I mean Gwen Stefani, really? At least the Djokovic family scares off obnoxious hanger ons. :cool:

Though as far as celebrity hanger-ons go, I think the French players have the advantage, as the Thierry Henry cameo was one of the few good things about Mugfils' US Open campaign.

Thanks! And I agree with you. I think Gwen Stefani is in Federer's box as a sort of testimony to Federer's 'fashion sense', which has evolved from laughable (pre-2003) to a brand name of its own. It's just like another golden 'RF' jacket or man purse.

Overall, I'd much have Rafael's box than anyone else's. But historically the box that trumps all other boxes is Andre Agassi's box circa 2000, containing one person only:
:inlove: Stefanie Maria Graf :inlove: .

misty1
09-13-2010, 12:42 AM
uncle toni easily

DartMarcus
09-13-2010, 12:45 AM
She would be fine.
http://fashr.com/files/images/brooklyn-decker.gif

Amber Spyglass
09-13-2010, 12:54 AM
Even though,I haven't a clue what he's saying I find Srdjan kind of likeable in this video.He doesn't seem hostile at all and it's worth checking out just for the Novak childhood pics(the 1st pics are of Srdjan but after that they're of Nole:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVswrGMNZYM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiXNlxe1tlY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r-HREKzJ50&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lykwh4VE64&feature=related

LaFuria
09-13-2010, 01:03 AM
She would be fine.
http://fashr.com/files/images/brooklyn-decker.gif

Yeah, this is one competition where Roddick definitely wins.

BigJohn
09-13-2010, 01:08 AM
What is it with guys and this girl..? Is it the eyes?

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/pr/subs/swimsuit/images/09_brooklyn-decker_bodypainting_03.jpg

Johnny Groove
09-13-2010, 01:15 AM
Uncle Toni is the Godfather.

Srdjan is merely Sonny Corleone.

cocrcici
09-13-2010, 01:20 AM
both

cutesteve22
09-13-2010, 03:15 AM
none of them

chowdahead25
09-13-2010, 04:35 AM
Not Papa Dokic.

Magenta
09-13-2010, 11:30 AM
I'm not gonna lie, I love Nole, but I'd much rather have Uncle Toni in my box. Serge is a gangster.

born_on_clay
09-13-2010, 11:32 AM
uncle Toni for sure

FEDERERBEAUTY
09-13-2010, 12:29 PM
Without question I'd want the Djokoic parents. They're great. Trashy but great.

And other players can only dream of having the Prada wearing devil in their box cheering for them like a love struck teen; love it or hate it, fashion is a multi billion dollar industry and she's the queen of it. Let other players have the disposable fashion models in their box, Fed gets the ultimate power player.

NikolaBGD
09-13-2010, 12:39 PM
I find Nole to be more likable than Rafa.

However, Srdjan Djokovic is the major obstacle for me to fully enjoy Nole's games. He is even prouder than Novak himself, which doesn't make sense because those are his son's achievements, not his! He always has a hostile and arrogant air about him (unlike Nole, who is arrogant but friendly), and he cheer at every unforced error of the opponent. He is the Yuri Sharapov on men's tour, only more lamentable because Novak is 100 times more likable than Sharapova.

Toni Nadal is not Robert Federer, but he is a legendary tennis coach (something neither Robert nor Srdjan is), and a plain-speaking philosopher. I'd much, much rather have Toni Nadal in my box.

Quantitatively, in terms of likableness:

Robert Federer = 10
Novak Djokovic = 8
Rafael Nadal = 7
Toni Nadal = 7
Roger Federer = 6
Maria Sharapova = 4
Yuri Sharapov = 2
Srdjan Djokovic = 1

I also dont like Srdjan, he is a arrogant, low education man, but I know how he is responsable for Novak career in early days. He lends large money to sent Novak in Munich, like a gambler who puts all money on one hand. Without him, Novak wont be a pro player.

Credits for that:worship:

Jaz
09-13-2010, 12:43 PM
Toni definitely.
Novak parents are just horrible pushy parent types.
Roger's parents are pretty good. Though a celeb is usually there.

Allez
09-13-2010, 01:59 PM
No contest. Uncle Toni wins!

Serenidad
09-13-2010, 04:29 PM
Srdjan for sure. Uncle Toni does illegal coaching.

r2473
09-13-2010, 04:53 PM
Personally, I would want Damir Dokic in my box:

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/19/damir3_narrowweb__300x503,0.jpg

If he wasn't available, I guess I would go with one of these guys:

Richard Williams:

http://www.moonbattery.com/richard_williams.JPG

Peter Graf:

http://cdn-i.dmdentertainment.com/cracked/jp/deadbeat05.jpg

Walter Bartoli:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41191000/jpg/_41191542_asb_fathertears_300.jpg

Justine Henin angry at Maria Sharapova's father for his throat-slitting gesture at Australian Open

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/79154305.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892155F29F61288AC1CA4F9B28D609A32989 DB1D7A6F7085BF28935BEFE4E0ED7581

River
09-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Srdjan.

I don't know why anyone would want Uncle Toni. He's an awesome guy, but I want to be as comfortable as possible, and Uncle Toni sitting there like a rock isn't comfortable.

While Srdjan is annoying sometimes, I have the feeling that he and the rest of Nole's family gives Novak a bit of comfort and relaxation. They always support him even when he's down and out. I'd kill for that kind of of undying support out there.

Nole's father goes the extra mile to say how proud he is of his son, which does make it seem like he's a freakin annoying idiot. But I can bet my bottom dollar that Nole doesn't mind his dad or his family one bit. I'd definitely want that kind of atmosphere when I play.

Quadruple Tree
09-13-2010, 05:59 PM
Uncle Toni by far. What does Srdjan do? He just sits there. Uncle Toni will give me in-match coaching and tell me when to fake injuries to throw off my opponents. You can't beat that type of support.

lalaland
09-13-2010, 06:09 PM
I certainly cannot agree with Nole's parents' fashion sense. I felt embarrassed for Nole at times because his parents are definitely the over-eager type. But then, who can fault parents for being proud of their kid? So eventhough I thought the Nole T-shirt is a horrible idea, I can't hold it against them. As for Uncle Toni, I always feel that he's a scary authority figure for Rafa, probably because whenever Rafa hits an UE or makes a wrong move, he shoots a sheepish look at Uncle Toni, like he's afraid he'll get grounded cos of the mistake. And Uncle Toni will show nothing on his face, precisely the most scary type of response because you don't know what he's thinking. Maybe I heard too much about how Uncle Toni is very straight whenever he shows up at Rafa's tournament. But anyway, he's responsible for helping Rafa to gain 10 mph on his serve in 2 weeks time, can't beat that.

So in conclusion, if I have a choice, I choose Fed's parents, they seem cool ;).

Mateya
09-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Is this a joke?
Uncle Toni of course.

If I could choose I would have Magnus Norman (Toad's coach) in my box. :cool: He just seems such a cool caracter with a lot of experience as top 10 player not so long ago.

Quakes
09-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Uncle Toni is the Godfather.

Srdjan is merely Sonny Corleone.

Very good analogy!