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This year, like last, Djokovic beat Federer at Wimbledon even though 90% of the crowd supported Roger. There are countless other examples.
 

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Support was maybe 60 40.
90 percent support from a vocal audience would definitely be a factor.

Plus Djoko has enjoyed overwhelming support in USO and AOs.
 

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75:25 by Wimbledon attendance poll.
 

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There were a lot of butthurt people in ruins.:devil:
LOL! The more Novak ignores fans support for his opponent or against him, the more he will keep on winning. The more he wins, the more he will be liked and supported. He seems to be improving in that respect lately, which is one of the reason he is winning more.
 

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I think that a lot has to do with the confidence of a player.
A player who rides high on confidence doesn't need the crowd support or can even play with a hostile crowd against him.
However, if the player feels a bit insecure, he'll probably get more easily affected by a crowd who is cheering heavily for his opponent.
Some players even feed on hostility. Hewitt in his peak period for example.

On the side, having the crowd support on his side doesn't really help a player win either IMO. Federer had the majority of the crowd on his side here and he often played with the crowd support in RG. Doesn't really change the outcome all that much.
 

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This year, like last, Djokovic beat Federer at Wimbledon even though 90% of the crowd supported Roger. There are countless other examples.
But, bookies almost ALWAYS give bigger chances for win to the host team. I wonder why ? :rolleyes:
 

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As an unbiased tennis expert I put an asterisk behind every home slam.
For example: Fed's 5 USO titles > Sampras' & Connors' 5 USO titles
 

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Some players really enjoy it (Novak, Tsonga, Monfils and so on), some couldn't care less, but it's probably nice to have, I guess nobody likes a hostile crowd.
 

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Some players really enjoy it (Novak, Tsonga, Monfils and so on), some couldn't care less, but it's probably nice to have, I guess nobody likes a hostile crowd.
If I recall, Hewitt kinda liked it no?
 

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It depends on the type of crowd it is IMO. Davis Cup, US Open for an American, FO for a Frenchman, when they get really vocal in between points, screaming and cheering the other player's mistakes, then yes it has an effect. At Wimbledon, even if it was 75:25, what was it? More people were politely clapping when Roger won a point than Novak? No big deal.

I remember being at the Rogers Cup a few years back on one of the smaller courts and Monaco was losing in the third. These maybe 15 Argentinian supporters came and were going NUTS, screaming, ringing bells and everything after every point. Completely rattled his opponent and he ended up coming back to win.
 

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Some feed of it, some crack under the pressure of it. What strange is that in Davis Cup, players seem to be almost immune to bad crowd interference,
but for example at wimbledon they almost go nuts when the crowd is misbehaving. I guess crowd support can be a deciding factor to some players to others not.
 

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Some feed of it, some crack under the pressure of it. What strange is that in Davis Cup, players seem to be almost immune to bad crowd interference,
but for example at wimbledon they almost go nuts when the crowd is misbehaving. I guess crowd support can be a deciding factor to some players to others not.
I guess in Davis Cup everybody expects interference, so they are less disturbed when it happens.
 

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Of course it's overrated. It's overrated in sports where fans actually openly boo and insult the visiting team and you think it's much of a factor in pro tennis where they cheer both players when they hit a winner?
 
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