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Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

Aftonbladet, a swedish newspaper asked some of the umpires to comment on the Nadal immitation, and they said:

"Its crazy that Nadal can act like he does. He waits longer than 20 secs every time. But many umpires dont dare to do anything."

another umpire sais:

"Nadal has no good sportsmanship, but thats the way tennis is. Nadal and Federer are big stars for tennis, and no one can touch them. If you do you wont get any support from the people you. Its embarrasing."

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"Nadal has gone too far, so its good Söderling marked that."

The swedish paper said to robin he probably wont get the Stefan Edberg award for good sportsmanship. Robin answered: " I don't want that price, I want big titles." Other than that robin refused to talk bad about Nadal in the media, even if he had many things to say.
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Re: Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

If the umps and other players had that big of an issue with him they would be paying more attention to the clock. It's the umpires that aren't enforcing the rule so they can't be to bothered by it.
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Re: Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

who were the 'umpires' anyway? no names?
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who were the 'umpires' anyway? no names?
they didnt have the balls to put their names out there

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go cry a fucking river, bitches
Nadal is cheating scum who needs to learn how to keep his mouth shut. Soderling has class and respect for the other players but Nadal's bad sportsmanship is disgraceful :retard:
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Re: Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

So everybody knows about Rafa Roids cheating. No surprise there. The only clowns playing blind are his fangirls.
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Re: Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

Umpires complaining about such things when its' their fault is material.
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pretty cheap shot to talk to journalists instead of talking to nadal himself. i'm sure he'd understand if you'd just talk to him in a decent way.
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Re: Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

buahahaha
"the umpires" what the hell does it mean ?! names???

u can say "tennis players say that..." talking 'bout your mates playing tennis to start a thread like this...

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If the umps and other players had that big of an issue with him they would be paying more attention to the clock. It's the umpires that aren't enforcing the rule so they can't be to bothered by it.
Exactly - they're there to enforce these types of rules, not ignore them and then complain he takes liberties.

Either penalise him or don't but don't let him get away with it then complain he does it.

Pathetic really.
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Re: Umpires: "Good of Söderling to react on Nadal"

I think that Nadal's sportsmanship is exemplary. He never shows any aggression towards his opponent and is quick to congratulate the opponent when he is the loser.

I think that his 'delay tactics' have more to do with the way he has conducted himself for years and tennis officials have allowed him to take his time. Nadal is extremely superstitious and you can see that between points - it's almost obsessive. He is in his own world it seems and that helps him to stay mentally focused.

I think that the good umpires know this. The good ones, however, can also tell that Nadal goes overboard, but it is their job to warn him of this - it is not Nadal's. Rafael will take every advantage he can get and he is right to do so.

People here have apparently forgotten the old days of Connors and McEnroe acting like complete assholes. That was bogus. This is overblown.
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So everybody knows about Rafa Roids cheating. No surprise there. The only clowns playing blind are his fangirls.
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Umpires complaining about such things when its' their fault is material.
I know. Never trust anything without names. I don't believe these quotes.

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Exactly - they're there to enforce these types of rules, not ignore them and then complain he takes liberties.

Either penalise him or don't but don't let him get away with it then complain he does it.

Pathetic really.
Yep. It can't be that big of a deal to watch a clock and say warning Mr. Nadal.
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So everybody knows about Rafa Roids cheating. No surprise there. The only clowns playing blind are his fangirls.
agreed - it makes me want to throw up. Blaze-2004 especially
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