Me too. I think the whole thing gets a bit more balanced when the two of them are not playing. I like hearing about some of the players we mignt not hear much about if Nadal and Federer were there. Strangely, I think it also gives Andy the chance to receive the respect he is due.
I don't understand people's attitudes to be honest. Andy is my favourite by some distance, but there are others I like to watch. I really like young Dimitrov for example. If I had a chance to go to a tournament I would never not go just because my player of choice wasn't there. Then again, how many Nadal, and especially Fed fans, are really in to the sport?
I like the idea of lower-ranked players being allowed to shine away from the shadow of these two - and Djokovic has now added to that by being knocked out by Haas.
Like you Andy is my favourite but that doesn't stop me admiring other players, and I enjoy seeing the likes of Dimitrov who are still trying to climb up the rankings, although I'd never support them if they're playing against Andy.
I'm not too worried about Nadal's fans but I fear many of Fed's fans might be in need of counselling once their beloved idol hangs up his racket to enable them to cope with the withdrawal symptoms.