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Old 08-12-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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I read a few posts of Rogers fan on MTF today before the final against Djokovic where they mentioned that they like Novak and wouldn't mind him to win against Roger. That brought me to a question which I don't think has been discussed here before and I couldn't find a thread about it as I searched for it.

What are/were your favourite players beside Roger and how do you deal when they meet each other?

I remember especially two matches as the only time where I was a bit torn apart when I watched them:

The 2004 RG match against Kuerten and the 2005 US Open final against Agassi. Whilst I was so happy for Guga that he played a great match I was really disappointed for Roger on the other hand. I thought he would go down deep in Paris that year after having won in Hamburg before.

I was impressed by Andres performance at the US Open and surely there have been also sentimental moments involved that I thought I wouldn't mind him winning that title against Roger and end his career a la Sampras. But as I watched the match and Andre was up a break in the third set at 1 set each I really found myself supporting Roger. I wasn't against Andre at all, but I didn't wanted Roger to lose.

Since that time I never was in a situation where I was really torn apart two players. As much as I like Gonzalez for example I was of course hoping for Roger to win the AO title and would have been sad for him to end the tournament as a runner-up, although Fena would have been surely a deserved winner after his great run at the tournament.

It would be interesting if you would share your thoughts on this topic
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It depends on the situation, whoever has a better chance of doing well in the event or knocking out some player you hate.

Problem is when there is a match where you can't stand both players, unlike football there can't be a draw, so going for the umpire is the only option, unless it's Chryst.
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Well, Nole is my second favorite - but never against Roger.

If it was Agassi vs Roger in USO 2006... I think it would have been kinda hard to root against Agassi, I don't know what I would have done.
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That's a good question and one I can hardly reply on, because every situation is different. In general I would say that I would always cheer for Roger (unless he would play Marco, who'll always have my support against everybody).

I had the same with Guga in RG04, I was really happy for one, really sad for the other. Even while I would in general say that I am a bigger fan of Roger than of Guga, I couldn't cheer for somebody in that match, Guga is somehow really special as well

But when I have to describe my feeling when they meet, it's mostly "annoyed" because I don't want them to play each other. So I may hope that Roger and Marco will never meet in an official match!
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Favourite players besides Federer:

Davydenko, Baghdatis, Gaudio, Youzhny, Karlovic, Santoro

I would prefer a Federer win over all of these guys except perhaps Gaudio but of course that seems as unlikely as RFK pledging his allegiance to Federer.

I mean the thing is people have called me a tennis tard and that's the truth, the people I actually support are those guys but there are a bunch of players I love to watch play who I don't neccesarily support:

Nalbandian, Mathieu, Gasquet, Djokovic, Haas, Murray, Nieminen, Stepanek, Grosjean, ToJo, O Rochus, Bjorkman, Gabashvili, Soderling, Malisse

Depending on the match up I often prefer to watch some of these player who I don't really support but whose games I enjoy watching. On the whole I think I back Roger in any match but there are many players who I am happy to see beat Federer.
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I not really understand the thread.......
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I not really understand the thread.......
Federer is your favourite player Suktuen.

Who do you like second best? If your 2nd best player played your 1st best, Federer, how would you feel/who would you want to win/why?
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Nice thread!

It's obvious who my two fav players are - and when they meet (I hope they will during the HC season!) I go through some sort of an emotional rollercoaster, being happy for the winner and sad for the loser.

If I happen to have a slight preference, it's depending on the circumstances - surface, how well they've been playing, and not to forget: which of them is the underdog in that particular match. As such I rooted for Rogi to win RG this year, and for Rafa at Wimbly. I could well continue my life with how things turned out eventually, BTW.

As for the other players I root for (see signature): I always wish them the best, except when playing Rogi or Rafa...
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Federer is your favourite player Suktuen.

Who do you like second best? If your 2nd best player played your 1st best, Federer, how would you feel/who would you want to win/why?
Oh I understand now!!!

My favourite player is Roger, sec is Andy Roddick!!
if they play match, I also always want Roger win.(And Roger always beat Andy)

But it play with another player match I will support Andy~!!
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Djokovic is my second favorite player, followed by Murray. I prefer all-court players.

Having said this, I feel torn regarding Djokovic v. Federer. I like them both. At this point in Federer's career, I will lean towards him because I want him to retain his #1 ranking and continue finishing up his career goals.

HOWEVER, if Nole wins today, I will not be sad or disappointed that Federer lost.

BUT, if this was a final of the US Open and Nole won, I would be upset.

Depends on the circumstances, I think.
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Oh, I hope Roger win this today too~~~
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I never had the problem of been torn apart between two players. Fed is 1st in my list, no matter who he is playing. I like Djoko, Baghdatis and Gasquet and I guess if they play each other I would cheer for the underdog of the moment or for the one who is less threatening to Rogi in that occasion.
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I have one fave (ATP) and that's Roger.

I like other players but I don't like anyone else when he's playing them. Period.

Mind you, I find I'm handling today's loss like a real champ, lol. It doesn't hurt much, but when he's playing make no mistake, I want him to win. I don't care what the circumstances. He's my outright favorite in every situation.
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But when you have more than one fave don't you have more chances of ending up with a result that makes you happy? I know you might hate to see one lose to the other but overall someone you like still wins so it's a win-win situation, kinda.
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I have one fave (ATP) and that's Roger.

I like other players but I don't like anyone else when he's playing them. Period.

Mind you, I find I'm handling today's loss like a real champ, lol. It doesn't hurt much, but when he's playing make no mistake, I want him to win. I don't care what the circumstances. He's my outright favorite in every situation.
Exactly what he/she said.

The only player whom I'm emotionally attached to is Rogi. It's ironic coz I was mesmerized by his tennis first time I saw him and became a fan, yet since then I could hardly enjoy any of his matches/tennis live coz I got too nervous

Used to follow other few favourite players matches but it'd taken too much time of my own and I simply couldn't afford it anymore. These days, I only watch tennis when I have the time and whichever matches are on tv. I actually enjoy those matches way more than Rogi's coz I am relax and can be impartial unlike any of Rogi
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