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Nadal bullied umpire for time violations
Nadal bullied umpire for time violations
22-Feb-15 Robert 
 

Rafa lost his cool against Carlos Bernardes. Video

 
 
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Rafael Nadal is definitely one of the most exciting players in tennis history, but there is something that is really failing: the amount of time he spends in between services.

Interesting enough most of the umpires are scared to call these time violations, but one: Carlos Bernardes.

Carlos Bernardes, one of the most experienced umpires on tour, had the gut to call 2 time violations to Rafa in his semifinal against Fognini. Eventually Nadal lost his focus to drop his service (and that cost the set to Rafa).

After that, Rafa was absolutely on fire against Carlos Bernardes also because the umpire is used to call time violations to him (for a reason…!).

During the match Rafa said in Spanish (translated) “I will make sure that you don't arbitrate me anymore. I have nothing personal against you, but you put me in a lot of pressure. It is not right. You have to see the video again.”

So… do we have a rule or what?

NOT A HAPPY GUY.... 
                                     


 

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GH
 
His longer than 25 seconds ass-picking routine is part of his tactic, losing this will cost him points.
 Reply 24-Feb-2015
GH
 
I hope to see more time violations calls from the other umpires too, especially on Nadal.
 Reply 24-Feb-2015
Ten
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yukiya
ranting Rafa in pink..... adorable :)
LOL :p true enought, love is blind.
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
Ten
 
The urgly side of humanity.
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
Clara
 
nadal sometimes doesn`t understand that rules do apply to everyone
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
Pedro
 
they do not like each other. Carlos loves to call time violation to him... rafa is not happy about that
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
March
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert
Nadal deservers a fine for that. This is not what a real sportsman does.
The umpire also deserves a recognition for finally show to Rafa he needs to follow the rules
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
yukiya
 
ranting Rafa in pink..... adorable :)
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
Robert
 
Nadal deservers a fine for that. This is not what a real sportsman does.
 Reply 23-Feb-2015
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