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  • I accept the meeting, say what a jerk I am and beg for forgiveness

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If is a player like sandgren who sympathizes with ku klux Klan, then I decline for sure

If is a player that I only "hate" in-court, then I would ask for a selfie.

If you are talking about a big3 member, I would talk with any of them because they are legends. I could even tell that he is not my favorite, dont think it would hurt any of them.

God, I even have a photo with Albert Ramos and Summit Nagal lol
 

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Say you have a chance to meet IRL the player you hate the most.

What would you do? Please see the options in the poll and/or comment.

Please try to be honest with your answers and comments. ;)
While it may come as a shock to you all, I'm not really fond of Rafael Nadal. But of course I would meet him. Talking with a tennis legend is a chance not to be missed.

Lets be real here. Most users here (including me) are massive tards who hide behind their computers while having a big mouth. If they would come across a top player in real live, they would all bow down deep and kiss his ass.
 

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I don't hate any tennis players.

I met Djokovic in Monte Carlo and I simply said, "Hi Novak, big fan!" This is not really true, but it was exciting to meet him and I'm not an asshole IRL so I didn't feel the need to criticize. He was a pretty nice dude for the 8 seconds we interacted.
 

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Met Roger (twice), Rafa (once, shame for me especially), Novak and Andy also once. Lots of other non big 4 players as well. Of course these meetings were not sitting in a cafe drinking our caramel macchiatos and talking about our lives for hours lol. Most were brief as you could predict. Even towards the ones I despise game wise, I was respectful, I think.
 

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I met Federer clearly the most from Big 3. I could have finished his career or his life right there (Djodal would have surpassed his GS tally) but I did not because it is not worth it to sacrifice my life in freedom and good reputation for something inhuman like Parche did to Seles and I do not even hate him really. Its most of his fan bases like the Wimbledon or US Open crowd, I despise. Therefore don't worry. It was never a realistic option for me to go mentally ill.
 

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I don't hate anyone.

I think it would be good to get Nadal and Soderling together, and say to them "look, let bygones by bygones. There is no reason to permanently fall out over something so trivial."

I don't think there are too many objectionable players on the men's side currently. There are a few on the women's side that I'm not keen on, but they live in a golden bubble. They're not bothered what other people think about them, or even about constructive criticism.
 

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I am not damaged enough to hate any tennis player. I believe that every tennis player should be respected. The Big 3 have caused the most pain for my favourites, but not once did I have an urge to hate them for that. Sometimes, we just have to accept that the other player is better. While I am no fan of the Big 3, I recognise them as legends of the game and it will be a sad moment when they retire.
 

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I am not damaged enough to hate any tennis player. I believe that every tennis player should be respected. The Big 3 have caused the most pain for my favourites, but not once did I have an urge to hate them for that. Sometimes, we just have to accept that the other player is better. While I am no fan of the Big 3, I recognise them as legends of the game and it will be a sad moment when they retire.
Who is the other one ? Is it Zverev and Thiem or someone else ?
 

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Who is the other one ? Is it Zverev and Thiem or someone else ?
Zverev, Thiem, and Del Potro are my favourites. I like other players too, of course, but those three are irreplaceable for me. I like Del Potro less for his tennis but more for his determination to come back from injury.
 

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Thugios is such a clown, throwing away his talent and lazy and yobbish. I would confront him and tell him to stop acting the jerk and win some Slams, but the thug would probably kick me in the b*lls.
 

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I’ll be respectful and polite enough, but I’ll probably pass if given the chance. Not exactly desperate to meet Djokovic. But I see no point in being rude or obnoxious to someone I don’t know personally and hasn’t done anything to me. I don’t hate the person himself as I feel you can’t really hate someone you don’t know personally , but just hate the persona they show to the public or related to the game of tennis.
 

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No thanks. Nothing to be gained for either party. Would happily watch them play though peacefully
 

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I met Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2010. He was walking past Henman Hill, so my friend and I legged it toward him. Not a single person noticed him, walking by himself.

We caught up with him as he approached Court 18 direction and ran up to him, stood to his left side, I threw my arm around his shoulders asking him if he thought he would win the event etc. Just talking nonsense and definitely too much in his face. He seemed amused, though. The crowds of people started flurrying around me and I ended up losing my footing. I was then in front of him and he stood on my heel and I half-tripped up. He said sorry, laughed a bit and tapped my back a couple of times. Security then escorted him. My friend took a video and I have it on an ancient Nokia somewhere.

Not much of a great story, but that was it.
 

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I met Federer clearly the most from Big 3. I could have finished his career or his life right there (Djodal would have surpassed his GS tally) but I did not because it is not worth it to sacrifice my life in freedom and good reputation for something inhuman like Parche did to Seles and I do not even hate him really. Its most of his fan bases like the Wimbledon or US Open crowd, I despise. Therefore don't worry. It was never a realistic option for me to go mentally ill.
Might not be ill but you're a little off for sure
 

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I don't hate any player but if I met Kyrgios I'd probably ask him why is he such a clown. I've met many players because I go to Barcelona tourney since I can remember and venue is cozy (a club) so it's almost inevitable.
 

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I don't really hate Nadal, but very strongly dislike him.

If I could meet him I wouldn't really want to tell him how much I dislike him, rather asking him really pestiferous questions like why had he been dishonest in his interviews and why he did his best on the court in years 2005-16 to help him win many matches with some dirty tricks.
I know that he would just continue equivocating and prevaricating as he has done so far if a journo ever put some similar questions to him; though I have some psychological means to get some "truth" out of people if I want... people sometimes open in front of me, because they sense that they can trust me, as I don't wanna hurt them, just to make them to relieve their souls.

Seriously, I don't ever think that Nadal committed huge hindrance against his big opponents by those dirty tricks as he was allowed to do that.
Though it would be interesting to get to know a bit more his inner self, which he rarely revealed in his interviews or even in his autobiography.
 

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You'd be a fool to be logged into a tennis forum with more than ____ hours dedicated to the sport to not want to meet a professional tennis player who you have watched for years, even if you hate them.


I don't hate any player but if I met Kyrgios I'd probably ask him why is he such a clown. I've met many players because I go to Barcelona tourney since I can remember and venue is cozy (a club) so it's almost inevitable.

Who have you seen and met? Barcelona is a prestigious tournament
 
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