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Why the majority of tennis fans will never forgive Novak Djokovic for his biggest ‘crime’

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Will the newly recrowned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic ever receive the acclaim he is due?

After the Serbian winning machine churned out another heroic fightback to beat a crestfallen Dominic Thiem in a thrillingly unpredictable Australian Open final in Melbourne, the platitudes that should flow for a champion who claimed 17th Grand Slam title of his remarkable career are likely to be diluted.

A glance at the reaction flowing on social media channels as Djokovic sealed his 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 6-4 win on Rod Laver Arena confirmed that for many tennis lovers, this latest Novak triumph was a moment of despair rather than a triumph for a champion who appears to be destined to finish his career with a worthy claim to be the greatest player of all time.

With Djokovic now just two major titles behind Rafael Nadal and three short of Roger Federer’s record-breaking total of 20, this living legend of his sport could expect to be lavished with praise every time he steps onto a court, yet he faces the opposite reaction time and again for a number of reasons.

While Djokovic receives more love in Australia than almost anywhere else on the tennis road show thanks to a sizeable Serbian contingent that worship every step made by their greatest sportsman, the wider tennis audience have a different view of a 32-year-old warrior who is a victim of bad timing.

You see, by the time Djokovic established himself as a serial collector of Grand Slam trophies, tennis fans had already pinned their colours to the mast of either Federer or Nadal and a duel that was impossible to resist at the top of the game.

At first, Djokovic was a welcome challenger to the ‘Big Two’ as he pushed them all the way and generally ended up smiling at the net as he congratulated Roger or Rafa on their victory, but the tide of popular opinion turned against Novak when he started beating them with a little too much ease.

To devotees of Federer and Nadal, Djokovic’s breakthrough was a ‘crime’ he could never be forgiven for and as he has travelled the world picking up title after title over the last decade, Djokovic has been punished time and again for ruining the Roger and Rafa show.

He has had to put up with cheers when he misses his first serve or doubles faults at Wimbledon and London’s ATP Finals, he is always the second favourite with the American audiences when he takes on Federer or Nadal and even though his achievements are threatening over surpass his two fellow legends, the affection he naturally craves seems destined to elude him.

Of course, Djokovic has not helped himself at times with his surly attitude and aggressive body language hard for many to love, with his outburst directed at chair umpire Damien Dumusois as he was given two code violation warnings at the end of the second set against Thiem in his latest final handing his detractors more fuel to add to their fire as the incident instantly started trending on Twitter.

Tapping the umpire’s shoes before sarcastically suggesting he had ‘made himself famous’ by merely following the rules after Djokovic had taken too long to deliver his serves was a moment of petulance that was as ugly as it was unnecessary, yet would Federer or Nadal have been chastised with such venom?

Of course not, but this is the lot Djokovic has to accept as his achievements on court may never be enough to convince his critics that he deserves to be placed on the same pedestal as Federer and Nadal.

When I asked Djokovic whether he felt got the credit deserves from tennis fans after his defeat against Federer at last year’s pre-Wimbledon Boodles event at Stoke Park, he shrugged his shoulders and said he ‘accepted Roger is popular’, yet his annoyance was simmering under the service on a night when his mistakes were cheered by a partisan crowd.

That frustration was in evidence again seconds before he won his eighth Australian Open title as after he missed his first serve, a fan gave out a loud cheer of ‘Yes’. Djokovic gave him a steely star before winning the final point and blowing him a kiss to remind him of his invincibility.

Bizarrely, there was some booing as he went up to make his speech after his latest win, but Djokovic must have accepted his fate long ago.

He is a great ambassador for tennis, does so much for good causes with his charity work, shows professionalism few have ever matched, but a bronze medal may be the best he will get in the eyes of the public.

Even if he ends up winning more Grand Slam titles than any other player, the most popular players in tennis will be Federer first, Nadal second and the third seems destined to be whoever is playing Djokovic.

What a brutal sentence for a player who has achieved so much.

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‘Too hard on him’: Paige Spiranac defends ‘insane’ Tiger Woods cheating scandal

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Instagram sensation and former golfer Paige Spiranac has defended Tiger Woods from the criticism he received after his infamous cheating scandal following the release of a new documentary.

Woods’ world came crashing down in 2009 when it was revealed Rachel Uchitel was just one of a number of mistresses for the golfing legend.

The saga prompted his marriage breakdown to Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

But further details of Woods’ love affairs have been revealed after the release of the two-part series on the golfer’s life.

This prompted former golfer, turned Instagram sensation, Spiranac to defend Woods from the fierce criticism he continually receives.

“Even when all this was happening, I think people were being too hard on him,” she said on her podcast Playing A Round with Paige Renee.

“You look at your own life and the things you’ve done, no one lives a perfect life, we all make mistakes.

“It’s not like he killed someone, he cheated. A lot of people cheat in their lifetime.

“Probably 99.9 percent of people have done something bad in their life.

“It’s not for people to sit on their couch and make him out to be a monster when I don’t think anyone could have handled that any better than he has.”

Spiranac went on to claim the spotlight Woods received in the wake of the scandal was “insane” and she believes he handled the situation well.

Woods’ agent slams documentary
Based off a biography written about the golfing legend in 2018, the documentary delves into many different parts of Woods’ complicated life – from his relationship with his late father Earl, his well-documented affairs and subsequent marriage breakdown, to the incredible career turnaround that culminated in a 15th major title at the 2019 Masters.

However, the golfer’s agent Mark Steinberg has slammed the documentary as just another “unauthorised and salacious” take on Woods’ life.

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The Humble Origin Of Roger Federer and His Major Achievement ; the greatest of all time

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Roger Federer is a Swiss Professional Tennis Player, he ranked No. 7 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP).

He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, an all-time record shared with Rafael Nadal. Federer has been world No. 1 in the ATP rankings a total of 310 weeks – including a record 237 consecutive weeks – and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles, the second-most of all-time behind Jimmy Connors and including a record six ATP Finals.

Federer has played in an era where he dominated men’s tennis together with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who have been collectively referred to as the Big Three and are widely considered three of the greatest male tennis players of all-time.

A Wimbledon junior champion in 1998, Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2003 at age 21. In 2004, he established himself as the best player in men’s tennis by winning three out of four major singles titles and the ATP Finals,[d] a feat he repeated in 2006 and 2007.

From 2005 to 2010, Federer made 18 out of 19 major singles finals. During this span, he won his fifth consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open. He completed the career Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open after three previous runner-ups to Nadal, his main rival up until 2010. At age 27, he also surpassed Pete Sampras’s then-record of 14 Grand Slam men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in 2009.

Although Federer remained in the top 3 through most of the 2010s, the success of Djokovic and Nadal in particular ended his dominance over grass and hard courts. From mid-2010 through the end of 2016, he only won one major title.

During this period, Federer and Stan Wawrinka led the Switzerland Davis Cup team to their first title in 2014, adding to the gold medal they won together in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Federer also has a silver medal in singles from the 2012 London Olympics, where he finished runner-up to Andy Murray. After taking half a year off in late 2016 to recover from knee surgery, Federer had a renaissance at the majors. He won three more Grand Slam singles titles over the next two years, including the 2017 Australian Open over Nadal and a men’s singles record eighth Wimbledon title in 2017 later that year. He also became the oldest ATP world No. 1 in 2018 at age 36.

A versatile all-court player, Federer’s perceived effortlessness has made him highly popular among tennis fans. Originally lacking self-control as a junior, Federer transformed his on-court demeanor to become well-liked for his general graciousness, winning the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 13 times.

He has also won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times. Outside of competing, he played an instrumental role in the creation of the Laver Cup team competition.

Federer is also an active philanthropist. He established the Roger Federer Foundation, which targets impoverished children in southern Africa, and has raised funds in part through the Match for Africa exhibition series. Federer is routinely one of the highest-paid athletes in any sport, and ranked first among all athletes with $100 million in endorsement income in 2020.

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Srdjan’s Move Against Roger Federer has caused commotions among the Fans , see reactions

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Srdjan Djokovic’s action against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal may not help his son to gain the heart of the fans, and may not even help his career. TENNIS fans on social media have opened up against Novak Djokovic Father , that his reaction may later affaect his son’s reputation.

After a 2020 full of sensational problems, such as the disqualification from the US Open and the disruption of the Adria Tour which cost many infections, Srdjan should tone down. Instead he has been the protagonist of a personal crusade against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for a year now, causing the Swiss and the Spaniard to continue.

Who, until now, as true gentlemen, have never responded to provocations. Nole should try to put a stop to the father’s tongue, trying to understand how much the parent is a problem for the public image of him in the eyes of the world.

Novak Djokovic won the Australians about a month and a half ago, where he beat the competition by taking home his 18th Slam title. Last season an episode inherent to the playing court: the sensational disqualification occurred to Novak Djokovic during his round of 16 match at the US Open immediately comes to mind.

Speaking as a guest on the television show B92 TV Dnevni Red, his father Srdjan Djokovic reiterated firmly that his son did not receive fair treatment in Flushing Meadows. The story is known: a shot from the Serbian accidentally hit a line judge and cost the elimination of the number 1 ATP.

That incident remained in the mind of the 33-year-old from Belgrade for a long time, as he saw the real opportunity to put another Grand Slam title on the table and get closer to the record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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