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Federer attacks Nadal over time violations
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24-Jan-14 John 
 

Roger says it is unfair Rafa has a preferential treatment over time violation.

 
 
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Roger Federer didn’t have any problem at losing to Rafael Nadal in Melbourne (well… he should be rather used by now), but he rightly said that the time violation rule is not applied …. According to the rule.

Roger wonders why after 33 matches they have played each other Rafa had only 2 penalty points

Federer: Why only 2 penalty points?...

“Rafa is doing a much better job today than he used to. I'm not complaining much about the time. But I think I've played him, what, three times. He's gotten two point penalties over the course of our rivalry. I just think that's not quite happening. I mean, we know how much time he used to take. I'm not complaining about so many things. But either you have rules or you don't. If you don't have rules, it's fine. Everybody can do whatever they want to do.

… it’s important to enforce rules.

“I just think it's important to enforce the rules on many levels, whatever it may be. On all the players the same way. Don't give me or Djokovic a free pass just because of who we are. I think we should all be judged the same way. Not just a guy on Court 16 because the guy had a brutal rally, you have to give him a time violation just because you can. On center court, they're always going to be afraid, the umpires, to take those decisions. I just like to challenge them a little bit. I just hope they do their job correctly. If they don't, what are you going to do? Sit and watch. Sometimes you just got to say things. I didn't lose the match because of that. It didn't bother me. I just felt I had to mention something.”

Well… he is right, rules are there to be followed, otherwise why bother having that rule.

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 Is Federer right to attack Nadal over time violation?  
Bogdan
 
Yes!
 Reply 15-Feb-2014
GH
 
Federer is right!

If Nadal plays on a social level like me (us ?), I would think 90% of us would not enjoy, nor want, to play against,or with him.

But I guess its different on the ATP - afterall its for the professionals.
 Reply 14-Feb-2014
TheRealTruth
 
Yes, Federer is right.
 Reply 14-Feb-2014
Billy
 
Yes, Federer is right. Nadal does what he likes and gets away with it.
 Reply 13-Feb-2014
Joydeep
 
Yes he`s absolutely correct.
 Reply 12-Feb-2014
Roman
 
*NO. MI SHELL HIM NOT. SIMPILY SIMPATEEZEN IF HE VILL. OK ?
?KO. LLIVE H FIN EZEE TAP MIS Y LIP MIS TON MIH LLEH SIMON*
 Reply 07-Feb-2014
Adrian
 
i think it`s ok to do it if it wasn`t after their match. because people will think that it`s just an excuse not to win against nadal.
 Reply 07-Feb-2014
tony
 
I think federer is 100% right,
Nadal is using this as a ploy to disturb players when
they are playing well.
To me its a form of cheating, and should be stopped.
Nadal is a bad example to youngsters,every time i see him play,
he makes his opponent wait, doing his ocd rituals, taking a energy gel, lining up his water bottles.
Why doesent anyone address this crap??? the umpire should tell him to get a move on everyone is waiting for you.
 Reply 30-Jan-2014
Novak
 
100% It seems that Nadal doesn`t give a damn about this rule.
 Reply 30-Jan-2014
Antonio
 
yes i think evry atp players has a right to complain, but the question is, is the itf atp will in post that another rules, and what will the violation of rafa? and the finals of australian is finish!
 Reply 29-Jan-2014
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