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Are our favourite players really that different?

fsoica
12-05-2011, 07:42 AM
I'm speaking about Roger and Rafa...basically MTF is mostly about them, right?

Both of them are somehow waving the finger, but, definitely there are differences, BIG differences in the way they are doing it (so tards would say, at the very least...):

Roger:
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lset77qnU01r3587bo1_500.jpg

Rafa:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/53/fullj.573f77e3edd8486718ca6d95a2dcf894/573f77e3edd8486718ca6d95a2dcf894-getty-507579388.jpg

I did not see the above Rafa live, so I must admit i am not sure if it's a "still no.1" kind of attitude...Roger's haters are sure Roger's is that kind of signal...

What do you think?

Are our favourite players really that different?

Actually I see two sore losers and, at the same time, 2 people convinced that they are the best at what they are doing...Something wrong with it? I don't think so...

tripwires
12-05-2011, 07:53 AM
How dare you imply that MTF doesn't care about Djokovic? We all know that MTF has to bow down to DjokoGOAT.

Back on topic: I'm willing to bet that none of the Noletards who called Roger arrogant for that finger wagging gesture at the FO will say the same about Nadal.

Nice pic of Nadal there though. :)

fsoica
12-05-2011, 07:56 AM
How dare you for implying that MTF doesn't care about Djokovic? We all know that MTF has to bow down to DjokoGOAT.


Sorry :)

The Djoker is on top of things right now, he does not need to wave a finger, he has the ranking on his side :)

Give me a pic of the Djoker waving the finger and i will put him in the debate :)

tripwires
12-05-2011, 07:58 AM
That's impossible - DjokoGOAT is too humble to wave his finger. ;)

echf
12-05-2011, 08:00 AM
No, nothing wrong with either of them. As a matter of fact they wouldn't be where they are if they weren't convinced they're the best.
Although I'm curious, when did Nadal wag his finger? I saw his Davis Cup final match, but didn't notice this.

Time Violation
12-05-2011, 08:12 AM
The Djoker is on top of things right now, he does not need to wave a finger, he has the ranking on his side :)

Pretty much :)

Zare1
12-05-2011, 08:32 AM
that gesture by federer was clearly aimed at dijana djokovic and roughly it reads as :"spin on this biatch!"

r3d_d3v1l_
12-05-2011, 11:40 AM
The screaming and fist pumping of Djokovic are way worse than the wave fingering of Federer and Nadal.

Federer did it in Madrid, to shut up the critics that said that he was over and he did it the same thing in RG when everyone was disregarding him as a contender to the title.

I bet Nadal felt the same way after the WTF, so that gesture has the same expression. It means: i still have it and not i´m the best, yada yada yada...

In the end, Djokovic still has to learn a few manners on how to win a match. Too much partying and celebration, for my taste.

MaxPower
12-05-2011, 12:12 PM
Dunno I wouldn't read so much into a finger gesture. It's more common to do a thumbs up but I think it's usually a salute to the crowd/victory celebration. Fedal just toned it down a little but I think that's closer to the truth than some "I'm number one thing"

You see players do it all the time.

http://newballs.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/robin-soderling-celebrates.jpg http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/06/26/article-1289746-0A378CBA000005DC-765_306x423.jpg

fsoica
12-05-2011, 01:25 PM
thumb up is a completely different story...

Sri
12-05-2011, 01:26 PM
Its so simple. You need to apply your 'Start da Tard' logic, the obvious conclusion to be reached: Federer = Arrogant; Nadal = Spartan

Sri
12-05-2011, 01:30 PM
Sorry :)

The Djoker is on top of things right now, he does not need to wave a finger, he has the ranking on his side :)

Give me a pic of the Djoker waving the finger and i will put him in the debate :)
http://kthanxbye.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/a0cf26f475ae0e0691fe095ea2f8f4e6-getty-77848985ms025_rogers_master.jpg
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQv5CWUL1Ss_K-rTinCZ06kj9NTwXw8UssHhQ54ttchjwip1Om_tKbUocXuTw
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N1xcOluaIEA/TdF8vKZCRnI/AAAAAAAAAxg/ZJx55v63mJg/s320/rafael_nadal2.jpg

fsoica
12-05-2011, 02:33 PM
http://kthanxbye.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/a0cf26f475ae0e0691fe095ea2f8f4e6-getty-77848985ms025_rogers_master.jpg


Was he waving it? :)

Anyway, nice find ...

So, now, the Djoker is officially part of the debate...

Are the Djoker, Rafa and Roger really that different?

Although, I must say that, imho, Djoker's antics are by far worse, but more enjoyable and sincere at times (I loved him shouting like a madman after all those victories over Rafa :devil: )...

I remember how I used to hate Nadal for all his fist pumping during 2005-2007 when he was beating Roger regularly on clay...I imagine Rafatards felt the same way seeing Djokovic shouting like a mad warrior all over 2011...so, in the end, they're all the same, right?

The only difference being towards which part of the net your feelings are leaning...

GOAT = Fed
12-05-2011, 02:41 PM
You're reading into it too much, mate.

All sports are emotional, and in the heat of the emotion you can show celebrations like Nadal and Roger, to signify you still have it.

barbadosan
12-05-2011, 03:32 PM
You're reading into it too much, mate.

All sports are emotional, and in the heat of the emotion you can show celebrations like Nadal and Roger, to signify you still have it.

I don't think any reasonable person would deny that, but try telling that to (particularly two) individuals who have noised the Fed photo abroad, far and wide, and waved it like a sword of Damocles over Roger's head

GOAT = Fed
12-05-2011, 03:34 PM
I don't think any reasonable person would deny that, but try telling that to (particularly two) individuals who have noised the Fed photo abroad, far and wide, and waved it like a sword of Damocles over Roger's head

:lol: Well said :yeah:

tripwires
12-05-2011, 11:59 PM
Omg, how dare Djokovic go around wagging his finger like he's the #1 when he wasn't the #1! The ARROGANCE!






(If memory serves, that picture wasn't from this year. But I'm not a Noletard so I might be wrong.)

Gabe32
12-06-2011, 01:28 AM
WHAT.

You found two pictures of tennis players over the course of 1 year raising their pointer finger in celebration.

If you search hard enough, you will find pictures of them wearing a jacket, playing tennis and eating a variety of foods as well. They are both rumored to have mothers, as well.

tripwires
12-06-2011, 01:31 AM
^^In the OP's defence, certain posters in this forum have been bringing up Roger's finger-wagging after his SF victory at the French as evidence of his "arrogance", among other insipid charges. :shrug:

Topspindoctor
12-06-2011, 01:39 AM
Rafa:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/53/fullj.573f77e3edd8486718ca6d95a2dcf894/573f77e3edd8486718ca6d95a2dcf894-getty-507579388.jpg

What an arrogant clown, this Nadal.

Gabe32
12-06-2011, 01:42 AM
^^In the OP's defence, certain posters in this forum have been bringing up Roger's finger-wagging after his SF victory at the French as evidence of his "arrogance", among other insipid charges. :shrug:

Well, I am somewhat of a Fed fan. You have to admit, he is at least a little bit arrogant.

At first I thought it was his tenuous grasp on the English language, but then I realized that he knows what he is saying.

That being said, is he more arrogant than Nadal or Djokovic? Very debatable. These guys all know how good they are, and surround themselves with people who kiss their butts. If I were #1, #2 or #3 in the world at ANYTHING, I'd be arrogant too.

I think all three of them are genuinely nice people though, and it is nice to see. Federer's motion was more finger wagging than a triumphant "I'm #1." It seems as though he was saying something like "Don't write me off just yet..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stjzC8pG15A The NBA says that if you direct it at the crowd it is acceptable, but not if you do it towards another player, then it is a taunt.

tripwires
12-06-2011, 01:45 AM
Well, I am somewhat of a Fed fan. You have to admit, he is at least a little bit arrogant.

At first I thought it was his tenuous grasp on the English language, but then I realized that he knows what he is saying.

That being said, is he more arrogant than Nadal or Djokovic? Very debatable. These guys all know how good they are, and surround themselves with people who kiss their butts. If I were #1, #2 or #3 in the world at ANYTHING, I'd be arrogant two.

I think all three of them are genuinely nice people though, and it is nice to see. Federer's motion was more finger wagging than a triumphant "I'm #1." It seems as though he were saying something like "Don't write me off just yet..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stjzC8pG15A The NBA says that if you direct it at the crowd it is acceptable, but not if you do it towards another player, then it is a taunt.

The common sense. :worship: Tell that to Nole fan and Start da Game. ;)

I agree Roger's a bit arrogant, but honestly, if I had half the talent that he has, my arrogance would probably be limitless - same as you. I think he's doing fine. :lol:

stewietennis
12-06-2011, 02:26 AM
Only they can know for sure what they mean. Rafa's, because it was Davis Cup, could have meant "Espana es el numero uno". Roger's could have meant "I beat the guy who beat everyone"

Kat_YYZ
12-06-2011, 02:28 AM
More from the Finger King ;)
http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/28153-1/Rafael+Nadal+raises+his+index+finger+in+Miami+and+ smiles+after+winning+a+match.JPG
http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/30941-2/Rafael+Nadal+celebrates+with+an+index+finger+in+th e+air.JPGhttp://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/28564-2/Rafael+Nadal+holds+up+his+index+finger+as+he+becom es+the+number+one+player+in+the+world+after+winnin g+the+2010+French+Open.JPG
http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/26616-2/Rafael+Nadal+raises+finger+to+the+sky+in+celebrati on.JPG=