Originally Posted by DJ Soup
where's the talk about his time-wasting on court. About him constantly breaking the rules. About Toni coaching in a match.
where's the talk about him whining for a bi-annual ranking, in spite it's against the interest of non-top 10 players.
and his bitching about blue clay (it's not the colour that is the problem)
it's irrelevant because it's not up to Nadal to moderate himself on court, its up to the umps. don't be upset at him that they don't care. if you have a problem with it you should be taking your anger out on the people responsible for ensuring that the rules are followed- the officials on court. Toni doesn't really coach persay. and if and when, very few and far between in his career.
it's really not a 'bad' thing that Nadal argued for a change in the ranking system. Although I and others do not agree with it, it does not mean he is not allowed to try and change things to his preferences. this is a free world after all, with freedom of thought.
the color of the blue clay actually did bother a lot of players (it's quite unusual and hard to adjust to such a dramatic change) AND he obviously had problems with the texture as well as he mentioned that he couldn't move properly on the slippery blue clay.
the article was pointing out that throughout Nadal's career he has an extremely consistant personality and often does not get the credit he deserves as well as that there is a lot of unfounded and unecessary hate for him as a player