SMF - Just Installed!
Started by christinaking, October 16, 2020, 03:42:36 am
Quote from: LWOS_Marilee on October 19, 2020, 05:57:46 pmI think it's a couple things. For one, I agree with the interloper argument. Djokovic broke up which was an all time historic competitive rivalry and kinda insinuated himself in there for what some believe was to the detriment of said rivalry. It's also that hes abrasive at an era where people were kinda over that bad boy in tennis phase. Because you looked at Fed and he was pure Euro class and Nadal was a class guy too. Not saying Djokovic isn't perse but I can see how the persona would rub people the wrong way.
Quote from: LWOS_Marilee on October 21, 2020, 12:09:08 pmI feel that. Seems like Djokovic was just a guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. Makes you wonder if he was coming up now with the likes of Thiem, Zherev, etc if he'd get the same treatment. Because I get the sense that fans are just waiting for that next gen to finally break through and don't mind as much now when it's not Fed/Nadal in every final.
Quote from: MichaelMarti on October 21, 2020, 01:44:49 pmCompletely agree. I also feel like there's a lot of frustration about the fact that none of these new guys are really as captivating as Nadal/ Fed and that we probably won't see another player like them for a long time. There isn't really a poster boy for the sport. If Djokovic was coming through now, he would be the face of tennis and naturally more liked