I like Nadal however I agree with all these above points. They are all fair points. The pretending to not care so much about the record is 1000% spot on.The time wasting he has gotten away with for a lot of his career, his courtside coaching uncle Toni would give, his habits before each point.
And for me he is quite dishonest about his desire to be the player with the most slams. Federer and Djokovic haven't really hidden the fact they want to have the slam record. Rafa goes on about not caring but it seems obvious to me that he cares greatly about it and is the reason he still plays.
Often goes on about his injuries, yet still comes out and plays grand slam matches that go for 3, 4, 5 hours.
Don't particularly enjoy watching his game style.
An amazing player and one of the absolute greats of all time. Not a fan though.
Saying all this, I'm a Djokovic fan so quite possibly blinkered.
2. Is my main motivation, especially with Djokovic unable to compete because of his own idiocy.I'm hoping for a Nadal victory for 2 reasons.
1. Medvedev is a Russian and Putin will use a Medvedev victory as a propaganda tool and 2 i want Nadal to get in front of Djokovic in grand slam wins