Originally Posted by EternalxJourney
Let me preface by saying that I'm not a hater even if I don't enjoy watching his style of tennis. But it really puzzles me why he engages in this type of behavior. I can even forgive the whole ass picking and taking forever between serves if they help him concentrate but what he did today pretending not to be ready was so unnecessary.
Like you said evilmindbulgaria, he is a great champion who has the game to beat 99% of the tour so why even bother with the shadiness of deliberately interfering with the server's pace? As a Rafa fan, maybe you can shed some light on his psyche. I'm genuinely curious (no trolling here).
Why would you say he was pretending?And why on that precise point? I don't think that Rafa benefited at all from the supposed "gamesmanship" people are accusing him of, that's all.
Also, deliberately interfering with the server's pace are accusations that are very easy to be made, but hard to prove. The thing is, whatever Rafa does is looked at under a microscope and then blown out of proportions in a hateful,disgusting way on this forum.
Now,let me ask you for your comment on something.A couple of post earlier a poster claims that the 2010 Stefan Edberg award should be taken away from Rafa. Now, of course, noone can take a claim like seriously except the delusional poster and a couple of others on MTF, but here is my question - why on earth was that same award given to Federer in 2009 when 1) he broke his racket in anger against Djokovic in Miami and 2) he cursed in primetime TWICE during the USOpen Final? What about his sportsmanship back then? Did anybody make a spiteful thread about it?
I hope you get my point.