2018 French Open - Roland Garros

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Constantly breaking a rule of the game, then complaining to the umpire its humid. 2 athletes out there.

More specifically, always breaking the rule of the game on time between points at big stages of his service game.
Nadal is no Sharapova.

I don't see him breaking any rules. If it is humid, he has a right to complain to the umpire. Good on him for wanting to play well.

Nadal doesn't break the rule of the game at all. He almost always plays fairly which is why he is not penalised often.
 

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don't see him breaking any rules. If it is humid, he has a right to complain to the umpire. Good on him for wanting to play well.

Nadal doesn't break the rule of the game at all. He almost always plays fairly which is why he is not penalised often.
I love that tennis has this rule of 25 seconds between the point ending and the service motion starting of the next point.

I love that nadal follows this rule all the time!
 

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Nadal is no Sharapova.

I don't see him breaking any rules. If it is humid, he has a right to complain to the umpire. Good on him for wanting to play well.

Nadal doesn't break the rule of the game at all. He almost always plays fairly which is why he is not penalised often.
He is meant to take 25 secs to serve the ball. Not 35, let alone 45.

we know you are a fan but anybody who doesn't lick Nadal's arse can see it.
 

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least games won in a French Open final v Nadal:
4 - Federer (2008)
6 - Wawrinka (2017)
8 - Ferrer (2013)
9 - Thiem (2018)
10 - Soderling (2010)
16 - Puerta (2005), Federer (2007)
 
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This is pathetic by Nadal.


just pathetic. The time he takes in a 2nd serve should be punished as well. Tennis is not about watching the world best bounce a bloody ball. Cant wait for the shot clock. The sooner the better.
Wow that's shocking!

How many times does he need to bounce the ball!
 
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Thiem’s backhand is something that can win him a slam here in the future. A lot of top spin.


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He is meant to take 25 secs to serve the ball. Not 35, let alone 45.

we know you are a fan but anybody who doesn't lick Nadal's arse can see it.
Not as if he’s alone taking longer to serve than he’s allowed. They ALL do it across both women and men.
 

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I love that tennis has this rule of 25 seconds between the point ending and the service motion starting of the next point.

I love that nadal follows this rule all the time!
I think it is those who dislike Nadal that say that the rule is not followed. Nadal is one of the all time greats of the sport and follows the rules very well.
 

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Thiem’s backhand is something that can win him a slam here in the future. A lot of top spin.


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Agreed so long as Rafa isn’t there. It doesn’t matter who is in the French Draw if Rafa is there 9/10 he’ll win. He’s that good on clay
 

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Mate seriously, have a think about that statement. Kyrgios and Federer ring any bells?
You do what is best for you. You should do anything to get an advantage and if you don't you are dumb. It’s an individual sport.

The time taken between points really doesn’t matter to me personally
 

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I think it is those who dislike Nadal that say that the rule is not followed. Nadal is one of the all time greats of the sport and follows the rules very well.
What are you on about? Nadal has broken the time violation rule for most of his career. That is a fact you cannot deny.
 

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Wow that's shocking!

How many times does he need to bounce the ball!
As long as it takes him to feel "cool". I am sure that is the only reason:rolleyes:

He does it for same reason Nole does. For the "big" points. Heck, even Nick does it sometimes now(but, always gets called for it....) It is annoying as all hell.
 
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I don’t understand what the actual issue is with the delay from Nadal’s service. Yes it’s a rule break but what is the actual concerning factor.
 

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You do what is best for you. You should do anything to get an advantage and if you don't you are dumb. It’s an individual sport.

The time taken between points really doesn’t matter to me personally


Yes,he should take his time lol until the shot clock is introduced
 

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I don’t understand what the actual issue is with the delay from Nadal’s service. Yes it’s a rule break but what is the actual concerning factor.
At the crux of it is that Nadal has relied on superior physicality for a lot of his career. The extra time he takes between points allows him to get back to close to his maximum physicality level.

Let's just get rid of the rule then. Let everyone have a minute between points. That will be great for tennis!
 

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I don’t understand what the actual issue is with the delay from Nadal’s service. Yes it’s a rule break but what is the actual concerning factor.
There’s been a lot of discussion about the amount of time taken between points,” said ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett. “We believe this modification will give officials a useful tool and allow for more consistent enforcement of the current time violation rule. Although this change will not materially reduce the length of a match, we believe it should have a positive impact on the flow of the match.”

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2012/09/atp-changes-time-violation-penalty/39398/

It's pretty common for any sport to have time violation rules in place etc
 

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Lets cut to the chase it's only an issue because Nadal is flogging Thiem
You can go through my posting history, i have called bullshit on nadals time wasting for many years. Umpires and the tennis head honchos have never been strong enough on.it.
 

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I don’t understand what the actual issue is with the delay from Nadal’s service. Yes it’s a rule break but what is the actual concerning factor.
I watch tennis for tennis. Not for a bloke bouncing the ball. Nadal (and Nole) are by far the worst at this. No surprise they have played the longest match ever.

Time is money. Also, the rule never seems to be enforced equally. Nick would have lost his pay cheque by now.
 
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Lets cut to the chase it's only an issue because Nadal is flogging Thiem
But I still don’t get it, aren’t both players playing all points on the same court in alternation?

Also, can’t Thiem do the same thing?

Also, when I am nervous and need to concentrate ie take a penalty in soccer I take time to compose myself. One of the first things I was taught. What’s the problem with that same approach here?


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