When was the last time you saw Nole play? You haven't been timing him for at least 6 months: he's one of the fastest players now.
Gamesmanship? When was the last time? I saw Wawrinka geting his legs massaged 5 or 6 times during his match against Nole... But nobody seems too bothered about that fact, then again, I'm sure the tennis community wouldn't have been bothered if Nole was the one who had done it.
You'll have to find something new to criticise about Nole. Those two do not apply anymore.
- yelling-swearing at the crowd, his own fans
- when things go bad talking to himself making ugly mean faces
- cynical laughing
of all 4 i think nadal has the most annoying habits and expressions, murray is just funny with the swearing. federer is most in control, but his arrogance is annoying. novak is charismatic, so°
I think Murray's behavior is the most juvenile, because it's not as if he gets mad once in a while and starts swearing (that would be understandable). It's more like he mumbles "fuck" or something like that after every single lost point - even though often times he has no reason to be mad at himself, the other guy just played the point better. It's unnecessary and it shouldn't be hard for him to stop doing it if he tried. But he doesn't seem to care that he is a role model.
__________________ Goodbye, old friend Kolya.
Originally Posted by NY Times, October 2014
During this year’s United States Open, Soderling said, he was watching a match on television when his young daughter came into the room. For a moment, she watched her father watching the tennis, but then she interrupted.
“She wanted to watch Dora,” Soderling said. “So, I said, ‘O.K.’ We watched Dora.”
I think the tennis association could care less or they would tell the cameramen to stay out of the players face right after they lose a point, they could easily pan back but they get right up in their face knowing some of them will start swearing in english or their native language. If they cared they would easily take the camera off them when they start swearing or breaking rackets but they do not, they just stay on them and then the boring announcers start talking about it and mention it over and over again, it's all part of the game.
It's both amusing and confusing to see him swearing in frustration after Federer's BH flick winner in WTF last year, which is the touch of genius according to the commentator.
That is one of the most annoying things about Andy Murray, he swears and gets frustrated when an opponent hits an ace or a winner that no man on earth can return/get to. Sometimes, champions have to nod their head and just say "too good."
This is why Murray will have a hard time getting to no.1 and winning multiple slams. He spends way too much emotional/mental energy on court over things he has no control over (like opponent hitting an ace or a great winner).
Federer usually just remains silent. Rafa will sometimes nod in approval. Nole applauds great shots. Murray has a lot to learn from those 3 players if he ever wants to be like them.
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