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Old 01-22-2008, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

Way over the 25 allowed. I think this is getting out of hand and should be dealt with immediately.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

He's slower than Nieminen's serve in the 1st set.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

He's making Ivan Lendl look like the Czech version of Speedy Gonzalez. Simply unacceptable, Rafa.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

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Way over the 25 allowed. I think this is getting out of hand and should be dealt with immediately.
Actually, it's 20 seconds at Slams. Go figure...

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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

He's been doing that for years, why don't the umpires enforce the rules?? Same with on-court coaching - if they are not going to enforce the rules, then just change them.
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Looks like he's picked up some bad habits from Djokovic.
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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

And he's serving like crap, so it isn't even helping him.

Bring back the ass picking and sock adjustment, Rafa. It's quicker.
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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

Continuing the Speedy Gonzalez theme--Rafa should now be known as Slow Poke Nadalez.
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Looks like he's picked up some bad habits from Djokovic.
I'd like to think it's the other way around.
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I think it's maximum 44 seconds and 31 for Nieminen, not average (not that that is acceptable of course)
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I think it's maximum 44 seconds and 31 for Nieminen, not average (not that that is acceptable of course)


So far this game he's been 20, 18, 18, 17 - maybe his average will come down
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Default Re: Nadal on average taking 44 seconds in between points

If I were his opponent I would pull out a nail file and start nailing my files and combing my hair and have a picnic maybe or go have a drink at my chair to show how much damn time he takes.
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And he's serving like crap, so it isn't even helping him.

Bring back the ass picking and sock adjustment, Rafa. It's quicker.
i totally agree. he could use it to distract opponents too you know?
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If I were his opponent I would pull out a nail file and start nailing my files and combing my hair and have a picnic maybe or go have a drink at my chair to show how much damn time he takes.
Files deserve to get nailed good and hard.
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