He receives the most attention for it just because he's the most notorious one yes, but if it bothered people that much, they would be whining about many players. They don't.
And that's a sad thing. I already emphasized it: rules should apply to ALL players.
That isn't the issue here, Karin. Can't you see? The issue right now is that a group of sore losers need to express their frustration that Nadal is now the Wimbledon champ and they're using everything they can find as a stick to beat him with. No offence, but your "it has nothing do with hating" is naive in my opinion.
Well, I can surely see it. I merely discussed the subject from an overall point of view on the subject itself
, whatever the hidden agenda of some sore people that indeed look for any excuse to dismiss Rafa's achievement, as I am not into that. It should be able to discuss a subject without first checking people's hidden agenda's imho.
And yes, I know that he's a slow player and the rules are the rules.
Personally, it doesn't bother me. Apart from the ball bouncing (which Rafa sometimes does as well) routine, it doesn't bother me when Novak takes a lot of time either. Boris Becker used to take a lot of time as well, didn't bother me back then either.
Whether or not it bothers individual fans is not the issue... that is personal, as you say. Point is, there's an official RULE about this, and whether or not people find it bothering is not a factor. This rule should either be followed/enforced, or when it is brought up for discussion, abandonned if the majority feels like it, but until then, it's there and should be followed.
Novak doing his ball bouncing thing (which isn't exactly a new habit) wasn't an issue on MTF until he started winning big events.
Nadal using a lot of time in between points (which isn't a new habit either) wasn't an issue on MTF until he started winning big events.
That's sad, and indeed the Hater Factor I guess. Stil, as I have no talent for hating whatsoever, I think it should be able to discuss the subject whatever the intention of some posters is.
And for the record, yes, I find Djoko's ball-bouncing irritating, and in regard to Raf, I find all of his idiosyncracies rather cute more than anything else - except this one, as it is against the rule of the game.