General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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MoB
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posted 6 Jan 2022 08:16, edited 6 Jan 2022 08:16
swede
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6 Jan 2022 08:23
Laughing out loud

swiftus
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6 Jan 2022 08:55
Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?
TROYBOY
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6 Jan 2022 09:12
Its tough at the top
MoB
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6 Jan 2022 11:17
TROYBOY wrote: Its tough at the top

It wasn't for federer
wayward sole
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6 Jan 2022 11:20
swiftus wrote: Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?

Lewis Hamilton?
caol87
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6 Jan 2022 11:53
wayward sole wrote:
swiftus wrote: Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?

Lewis Hamilton?

100%
smith
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6 Jan 2022 12:09
He appears to be be very loved going by some F1 chats I follow and social media! Max is pure evil for stealing the Championship off him Sticking out tongue
stoney
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6 Jan 2022 12:14
Don’t like Novak as a person. But the issue the authorities may have is that apparently waved through a couple of other players on the same visa with the same medical exception, with aledgedly the tournament director telling the players their exemption was a personal matter they didn’t want to go into. Not sure if the last bits true or not.
swede
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6 Jan 2022 12:17
wayward sole wrote:
swiftus wrote: Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?

Lewis Hamilton?

majority of UK F1 fans are pro-Hamilton

guess that's like Serbians though
MoB
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6 Jan 2022 12:42
stoney wrote: Don’t like Novak as a person. But the issue the authorities may have is that apparently waved through a couple of other players on the same visa with the same medical exception, with aledgedly the tournament director telling the players their exemption was a personal matter they didn’t want to go into. Not sure if the last bits true or not.

Then that's an issue to address about letting those people in, not about letting Novak come in because of that. The rules are the rules, fuck him the whiny weird water worshiping cunt.
YLAup
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6 Jan 2022 12:47
McEnroe
stoney
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6 Jan 2022 13:04
Can you imagine the reaction he will get if he succeeds in court Shocked
stoney
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6 Jan 2022 13:04
When he next plays
andymakesglasses
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6 Jan 2022 14:01
stoney wrote: But the issue the authorities may have is that apparently waved through a couple of other players on the same visa with the same medical exception

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-06/border-force-investigate-more-medical-exemptions-novak-djokovic/100742868
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6 Jan 2022 15:58
MoB wrote:
TROYBOY wrote: Its tough at the top

It wasn't for federer

Exactly. Not at all surprised he's an anti-vaxxer considering his long history of unsportsmanlike conduct. Guy's an epic prick.
Centurionone
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6 Jan 2022 16:14
Novax Djocovid!
Hanto
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6 Jan 2022 16:40
swiftus wrote: Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?
Chris Froome and Hamilton come to mind. Froome especially.
stoney
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6 Jan 2022 17:27
swiftus
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6 Jan 2022 17:34
Hanto wrote:
swiftus wrote: Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?
Chris Froome and Hamilton come to mind. Froome especially.

I don't really follow F1, but always liked Hamilton. He makes a change from the normal silver spoon lot in that sport.

Why the hate against Froome? Cos he wasn't born in Britain?