Federer is quite patient with most players until he encounters a player who has his number on a repeated basis.
That quote was sheer gamesmanship, that. He knew exactly what he was doing by mentioning Rafa.
It reminds me of what one my older sisters once told me: "if you're going to tell a lie, hide it in a mountain of truth.
Same principle here: "if you're going to have a go at somebody, hide it in a mountain of facts"
Federer is quite patient with Nadal too, or he could've called it for years since Nadal didn't start "cheating" last week
He mentionned Nadal because no other ATP players wastes as much time as Rafa does. And he said the rules should be enforced (to everyone).
Another funny thing in that thread (apart from your contributions
) is snowwy's take on this. Really, I can't recall a single mod in MTF history that has been more biased than him/her and god knows most of them are/have been very poor in that regard.
Every day a thread is being opened in GM with the only purpose to bash Fed, by taking quotes out of context. Those threads are never closed/deleted. Try to open a thread to bash Nadal and snowwy will erase it in a split second. Jeez, all that makes me hate on Nadull even more than I normally do...