Re: AO Chat Thread
I'm that way with Nadal. He's by far my favorite of the ATP, but even him getting railed by Novak throughout 2011 didn't devastate me. That drawn-out loss at AO last year didn't depress me either. It was always "he'll get him next time". A loss for Sharapova is something different. When it happens it guarantees I'll be feeling like life isn't worth living for at least a couple of days. I think it's due to her record in semis and finals of majors and how often she's gotten beatdown. Her record against Serena and Vika these last few years- it's just not pretty. If her record was more even or if she were more competitive with them then it likely wouldn't hurt so much.