it's a double edged sword. Rafa and Nole do play grueling points so extra time may be needed in their matches, but he doesn't need 30 seconds in other rounds. So you have to enforce it by perception and the matchup.
Exactly what Novak said about it.
I remember one match between Nole and Rafa (in 2010, I think), were both received time penalties towards the end of an exhausting match.
Both players had been taking too long from the start but the umpires waited until crucial points in the latter stages of the match to give out time warnings (wait until one player gets a breakpoint against him and give a time warning just when he's ready for that crucial point).
Afterwards, Novak said for him, Rafa taking more time out is not a problem just because he takes too much time off too. Between them, it isn't a problem at all and so, umpires need to take this into consideration too (feeling the rhythm of the match and the players)
Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
there is no reason to only call out Nadal, as someone mentioned, in the Australian Open final DJokovic took just as long or longer in between points.
I think it's telling that he specifically mentions Nadal.
If he's making a general remark about the time rule, singling out one name makes it about that one player instead of focusing on the time rule itself (as you can see in here....most posters in here don't give a shit about the time rule but they're just jumping on another occassion to whine)
quoted to emphasize the bit in bolt.