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Post by Guest Sat 15 Nov 2014, 3:21 pm

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Every time I've watched Djokovic play someone other than Nadal the crowd has supported his opponent.

Can anyone think of an occasion when this didn't happen (outside of Serbia)? What gives? Why is Djokovic so unpopular? I don't think people dislike him per se (contrast to Lendl), it seems rather that they don't care for him or his brand of tennis.

Personally I find him quite an affable guy. He does try a little too hard to crowd please but then who can blame him. It's not even like he's a dominant machine winning all and sundry. Apart from a few moths in 2011 he's always looked beatable.

So why does the Djoker bring such little joy to tennis fans?

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Post by socal1976 Sun 16 Nov 2014, 5:48 pm

Tehran taxi drivers are quite interesting, one of them drove me to a location drinking moonshine and crying about his miserable life while murderously weaving in and out of traffic. He offered me some at least but Persian moonshine is not my cup of tea. I like Macallan's or some nice XO after a fine meal. Preferrably Hennessey.

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Post by Jahu Sun 16 Nov 2014, 5:51 pm

XO and Macallan, you can see those only on TV.

Don't be a haram person. Act your age and be decent.

I'm assuming Taxi drivers in Teheran are no better then those in Istanbul, best drive i ever had in my life Laugh
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Post by Jahu Sun 16 Nov 2014, 5:58 pm

kingraf wrote:Major thing for me is, Jahu isn't the first Serbian I've heard mention this.

I'm not serbian, thought I've lived and worked there in short term assignments laughing
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Post by kingraf Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:02 pm

Oh. Apologies
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Post by socal1976 Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:06 pm

Jahu wrote:XO and Macallan, you can see those only on TV.

Don't be a haram person. Act your age and be decent.

I'm assuming Taxi drivers in Teheran are no better then those in Istanbul, best drive i ever had in my life Laugh

Driving in Tehran is like that bad mad max movie, Thunderdome, two men enter one man leaves. Iran has one tenth the cars of the US and almost the same rate of death by auto accidents. Draw your own conclusions.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:23 pm

Jahu wrote:XO and Macallan, you can see those only on TV.

Don't be a haram person. Act your age and be decent.

I'm assuming Taxi drivers in Teheran are no better then those in Istanbul, best drive i ever had in my life Laugh



You haven't lived until you try one in Cairo Shocked

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Post by Jahu Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:36 pm

Agree agree, Cairo must be double worst from Istanbul & Teheran's.
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Post by kingraf Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:39 pm

Try a South African taxi. Your concept of life changes after that. Was driving home two weeks ago, and one skipped a red light from around 10 metres behind me, it got absolutely discombobulated by a truck.
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Post by socal1976 Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:42 pm

kingraf wrote:Try a South African taxi. Your concept of life changes after that. Was driving home two weeks ago, and one skipped a red light from around 10 metres behind me, it got absolutely discombobulated by a truck.

KR, come here and check out the driving amigo. People back up on the free way when they miss an exit. They don't even understand what the white lines mean as they frequently snake around and refuse to drive in straight lines. And drunk driving? I don't think they have single breathalizer machine in the whole country, and drinking is the least of your problems.

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Post by Jahu Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:46 pm

Right KR, skipping a red light is bad enough, try riding over the pedestrian way, half-circle in the pedestrian crossing, ignore lights, have others join in your Taxi while your Taxi is waiting in the Red light, etc etc.

You have it quite modern there Laugh
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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:47 pm

You could even try Spain.. where traffic lights are a mere suggestion

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:49 pm

Haddie-nuff wrote:You could even try Spain.. where traffic lights are a mere suggestion

I lived in a one-way street....yeah who am I kidding Shocked

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Post by Jahu Sun 16 Nov 2014, 7:08 pm

1 way street, so a rich area? Cul-de-sac style mansion king
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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun 16 Nov 2014, 7:13 pm

Jahu wrote:1 way street, so a rich area? Cul-de-sac style mansion king


No slumming it Im afraid ..a mere villa in Spain

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Post by Silver Sun 16 Nov 2014, 7:38 pm

For the first time in my life, I feel glad about the ridiculous bureaucracy that is the UK road system...

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Post by Guest Sun 16 Nov 2014, 7:39 pm

Silver wrote:For the first time in my life, I feel glad about the ridiculous bureaucracy that is the UK road system...

Come to Brighton! It's awful! Laugh

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Post by Jahu Sun 16 Nov 2014, 7:53 pm

Girls are fine there heart
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Post by kingraf Sun 16 Nov 2014, 8:03 pm

You should be overjoyed, Silver. Johannesburg roads are like the wild west. If the taxis don't get, road rage does. Couple days ago some guy got cut off on the road, and the offended party. took out an axe and swung. Caught the guy right on the shoulder.
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Post by Silver Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:30 pm

Christ, that one-way system in Brighton is massive BS. I was raging just walking around as a pedestrian last time I was down! At least I think it was Brighton...

I am overjoyed now kingraf...in a reserved sort of way, you know. One less axe to the face to worry about, at any rate - yikes. Now just need to keep an eye on my students.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:33 pm

Well the Spaniards have an unwritten rule whilst driving....
"It matters not how fast the car in front of you is going... YOU MUST overtake it"

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Post by summerblues Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:39 pm

Haddie-nuff wrote:"It matters not how fast the car in front of you is going... YOU MUST overtake it"
Rafa is trying to do the same to Roger.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun 16 Nov 2014, 10:42 pm

Very Happy Absolutely and he takes as many risks.. cussed Spaniards !! Wink

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Post by LuvSports! Sun 16 Nov 2014, 11:05 pm

I swear every new country I go to people say those drivers are the worst.

"The French are awful!"
"Pah we wish we had the French here. In Italy its bedlam!"
"ppfttt you aint seen nothing you Italian pansies, in Greece it's pandemonium!"
"nahhhh mate, kenya that's impossible, we don't even have roads!"

True story.

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Post by JuliusHMarx Sun 16 Nov 2014, 11:29 pm

Qatar - chaos. There are no kerbs so everyone turns a 3 lane road into a 5 lane road by driving on the sand - until there are traffic lights/junctions then everyone piles into the three lanes again.
The only rule at roundabouts is get in any lane and give way to whoever has their nose in front or they'll run into you.

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Post by Silver Mon 17 Nov 2014, 12:21 am

The WC should be fun then, Julius?

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Post by kingraf Mon 17 Nov 2014, 5:43 am

Kenyans are proper devils on the roads, though. Ethiopians too. South Africans are still the worst though. Having just looked it up, our road deaths per 100 000 is eclipsed only by Venezuela. A matter I'm sure we'll correct this December when the annual mobile cofin run takes place.
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Post by sirfredperry Mon 17 Nov 2014, 4:03 pm

I think Hewitt was probably the most unpopular number one. He's far more popular now than 10 years ago and much admired for his willingness to carry on through sheer love of the game.
Outside South America, I'm not sure Rios had a big following. Probably a lovely bloke if you got to know him, but he looked like the baddy in one of those old western films.

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