30 Days of Tennis Challenge – Day 4: Least favorite men’s player

When you take a first glance at the tennis game, and just like that something ticks inside you, the dots are connected and bam, love at first sight. Tennis-wise love, let make that clear. The same way it doesn’t take much to find heroes, it might take even less to have your villains – players that will haunt your existence, school your favorites and make your life miserable. Maybe not that much, but you get it.

For me, it’s not hard to name players I would love to see losing every opener they played, yessir, why not? But when it comes to naming the ‘least favorite’, the pariah of your list, well, you have to measure your words.

Because they have their own fans. Huge fans, too. So I’m just apologizing to them – I have nothing against you. I just can’t stand your favorite. Hope you have some love in store for me – even though I have none for him.

Well. Ladies and gents, I present you…

 

Wah wah

Rafael Nadal. I’m probably going to regret it at some point, but very well. We’re all being honest, right? This is probably a reminiscence of my tenure as a Fed-fan, though the Swiss himself is part of this list – and only didn’t make the top of it because I could root for him, if he plays Rafa.

If you made it to here, well, I salute you. Most of you must have probably already shut down this page and are on your way to unfollowing me on Twitter. I can’t make you change your mind, right? Life goes on.

Why I dislike Rafa, that’s the point. Why is he ranked ahead of Tipsarevic, Verdasco, Almagro and Federer. Merely because he’s a hell of a player – he doesn’t lose to mere mortals, like three of the last four do. He is always fighting for the top, and the big prizes, big money. More TV exposure = more time to increase the hate.

Plus, if there’s something I can’t stand about him is the injuries. There’s always something bothering him. Something in the foot, in the ankle, in the hair. Then he takes a MTO, and returns kicking some serious ass. Like, really????? Second place, Tio Toni. After every loss, before every big match, he always let slip something like “Yeah, Rafa’s feeling uncomfortable here and there”. Pre-loss excuse or post-win reason to say “YAYA HE’S A FIGHTER!” and stuff.

I could stay at it for pages and pages. But that’s not what I’m intended to do. Because I’ve already said enough. Thanks for listening. I’m sorry I hurt your feelings. I have nothing against you. Can we still be friends?

 

Also made the cut:

 

2- Fernando Verdasco – Underwear model, loves to DF facing MPs in Slam SFs

3- Nicolas Almagro – Textbook dick – and not in a good way.

4- Janko Tipsarevic – Tipsarechoker; Loves to beat my faves only to lose in the very next match.

5- Roger Federer – Always messes up with my faves. Problem is, he goes to win the titles. All of them. I hate this.

 

Useful:

Prologue and explanation

Day 1 – Favorite men’s player

Day 2 – Favorite women’s player

Day 3 – Favorite doubles team

About Pete S. Liguori
Pete was born in São Paulo, Brasil. Loves sports - pigskin fanatic, tennis lover. One of his most famous quotes is "I'm no Tolstoi, but I love the Dallas Cowboys" His favorite quote of all time is "I'll keep playing", unknown author.

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  6. It’s hard to pick one… but I’ll try something different:

    From top 4: Djokovic
    From top 10: Soderling (sorry, Pedro)
    From top 20: Tsonga.

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  8. Lays Guerrero says:

    Tomas Berdych…the dude is completely unnecessary

    i don’t like his game, his way to look for the opponent, his way to talk, his way to imagine he is better than everyone.
    When he lost for Bellucci was the most nice day of the year.

    Seriously, the dude thinks he is, like, the best…and he is a choker on tennis.
    I love the way he lost for a dude random in first round of grand slams!

    others…hum, Alamagro, Tipsarevic, Lopez.

  9. Logic says:

    Shocked that you could go from being a Fed fan to putting him on your list of least favorites. What kind of fan were you? o.O

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