Never said that he's the only one who gets coached, but he is certainly one of the most persistent and blatant ones-and if there is a tired argument, btw, the "don't punish MY guy if other guys are doing X" is gotta be at the head of the class. As long ago as 2006 he said the coaching rule was "stupid," asking was he supposed to pay for his coach to come to and attend matches and "do nothing?" He also said that you could be sure that the rule would change. Well, it HASN'T changed, and he is still cheating. Just read his description in his autobiography of how he looked to his box for advice of how to conclude Championship game in the final. Of COURSE the Powers that Be could, in theory, at least fine him again for the admissions, but you're absolutely right about them not wanting to address the issue: McEnroe, in HIS autobiography, admitted that part of the reason he frequently "pushed the envelope" in terms of misbehavior so often when he played was that he knew that they were reluctant to default him-and ish famous default at the AO came right after they changed the rules, permitting a default one step earlier than previously and he forgot about the change. Personally, I think BP is a PED user-not exactly unheard of in Spain, where a dirty cyclist claimed he ate "tainted meat" and the Spanish honchos believed him-but if the officials are so gutless that they covered up Agassi's meth results-when he wasn't even in the top two and wasn't using a drug which actually HELPS him play tennis-what in the world makes anybody think they're gonna reveal dirty tests from BP or Henin-remember her abrupt "retirement" right before her favorite tournament, the French Open? If they REALLY wanted to stamp out coaching, they could do it in two seconds: when linesmen are given a break from line calling, let one of them sit in the shade, with a cool drink, and watch the player's coaches. If you see Uncle Phony gesturing earnestly and mouthing several words other than "Vamos!" what do you THINK he's doing, discussing their dinner plans? Like I said, BP got warned in the THIRD GAME of the US Open final, and was up 2-1(on serve)the prick couldn't even wait until he got into trouble! Announcers openly discuss his illegal coaching as well as his numerous time violations, but, like I said, tennis officials, by and large, are gutless.
BP= butt picker
Yeah... ya know... I'm this anti-professional sports mode, generally speaking--, so I've got a biased opinion.. And frankly, college sports aren't that much better.
There 's just a lot of money to be made off the top "entertainers"/athletes in any sport. So I really do think TPTB turn a blind eye to a lot of things.. whether we're talking about taking too much time.. drugs... what have you.
The recent Pacquiao fight, for example, where Pacquiao was losing on all cards...when it was quite obvious to Bradley and everyone else--even the boxing commission who rescored the fight Pacman won--just shows how corrupt sports can be. Of course, they're setting up a situation to make more money off a rematch. I think Pacman should just retire at the top of his game... and not give them a rematch. Why should he when he won the fight the first time around? If boxing isn't gonna take care of their champions any better than that...then what hope is there for the rest of them? It's just all about the money on a lot of levels.
Then you've got college football where that pedophile-coach was about to operate FOR YEARS at Penn State everyone too afraid of rocking the boat to do anything about it.
Lance Armstrong. enough said. Andre... very disappointing for me as a one of his long-time fans.
Professional football where finally people are questionning safety issues concerning concussions.
I just think more money; more problems and more of chance rules aren't going to be enforced fairly.
So...with Nadal.. I just think..he's had his way for so long now... that he really doesn't believe he's doing anything wrong, if that makes any sense? Nobody has set boundaries... As I said, the sport could do something but doesn't.
Rosol...I think he's sort of funny... but ya know...he had nothing to lose by rocking the boat. He didn't give himself much of a chance of winning anyway!