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On changeovers, Nadal

On the changeover when players must cross the net, Nadal always crosses after his opponent Why is that all of his opponents oblige his habit? I'm sure they've taken note. Call me petty but I'd force him to cross before me on occasion.
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Re: On changeovers, Nadal

Nadal seems to be a very superstitious person in regards to his habits during a match...
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How can any one find this important?

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Burn him at the stake?

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It's because he's a gentleman and always let's the opponent go first, just like he lets them shake the umpire's hand first when he wins.

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Pathetic hater thread, this.

Nadal/Isner/Roddick/Karlovic/Querry/Verdasco

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On the changeover when players must cross the net, Nadal always crosses after his opponent Why is that all of his opponents oblige his habit? I'm sure they've taken note. Call me petty but I'd force him to cross before me on occasion.
He's got issues. The way he picks at his bum, arranges his water bottles, handles himself exactly the same during every changeover, clearly there is something wrong with this guy.

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How can any one find this important?
Well, if it's a behavior that he performs routinely, it must be important to him. He's done it enough that as a viewer I have noticed. I would imagine his opponents notice it as well. It's one of many rituals he performs on court but one of a few that his opponents can disrupt. It makes me wonder why none of them force him to do something different.
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It's because he's a gentleman and always let's the opponent go first, just like he lets them shake the umpire's hand first when he wins.
Riiiiiiight!!!!! That explains it.
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On the changeover when players must cross the net, Nadal always crosses after his opponent Why is that all of his opponents oblige his habit? I'm sure they've taken note. Call me petty but I'd force him to cross before me on occasion.
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Ocd

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Re: On changeovers, Nadal

I think he does it because he wants to give himself time to recuperate.

His style of play is hard on a person'e respiratory system (although I have never seen him breath hard). He takes more time between points, and on changeovers, to ensure he will be as fresh as possible on his next point.

Nadal does everything for a practical reason. I am sure this delaying tactic, is just another way to improve his chances of winning.
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I think he does it because he wants to give himself time to recuperate.

His style of play is hard on a person'e respiratory system (although I have never seen him breath hard). He takes more time between points, and on changeovers, to ensure he will be as fresh as possible on his next point.

Nadal does everything for a practical reason. I am sure delaying tactic, is just another way to improve his chances of winning.
I was actually speaking of the crossover at the net that occurs just after 2 games have been played following the change of ends. You'll notice that he'll stand at the net and wait for his opponent to cross before he does even when he's arrived at the net first.
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Pathetic hater thread, this.
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and i add to that... Pathetic Poster
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Re: On changeovers, Nadal

how dare he have personal tics, preferences, and habits. arrogant prick.
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