you can't comprehend the aussies. they admire a bogan who has behaved much worse than him throughout most of his career and can't stop criticizing a 19 year old kid.
It is fairly amusing by Rafter when he has the lovely distinction himself of being the first US Open champion to loose in the first round the next year, nor was really known for being such a class act himself. The kid needs some schooling no doubt, but there is no need to go blowing it out of proportion. There are not many athletes who haven't had a performance or press conference that was not their best moments.