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post #54 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 06:39 AM
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Translation: "When facing Roger the idea was always to apply as much gamesmanship as humanly possible. Whether it means pushing, moonballing, taking more than the allowed time between points, faking injury and taking ITO's at crucial junctures in the match, receiving coaching from me in the stands, grunting, anything aside from playing fair tennis and letting the best man win. Because lets face it, Federer is way better than Rafa and we also want our moment in the spotlight."
This.

Basically it's a public admission they do whatever they can (or are allowed to) to break the rules. Well, it's nothing new here, but at least finally they admit it. How could Nadal win the sportsmanship award in 2010?

Fortunately Rosol studied all Nadal's dirty tricks, and saved tennis with a superb display at wimbledon. After that he felt his mission was accomplished.

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