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Old 02-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #166
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No, not really. Not in sports anyway. Without strict rules, what is the point of competitive sports? Some players work really hard on their endurance/stamina, and they WANT their opponent to play the next point as soon as possible, certainly within 25 second rule. They don't want them rested. A fitter player who works hard on his stamina/endurance should be rewarded for his hard work, and an opponent that breaks the 25 second rule to rest is not fair.
tennis rules are less controversial and discretionary in their application than those of sports like football and basketball. 25seconds rule, just like every rule, has some underlying purpose, which is to speed up the game and reward fitness. if, however, both of the players are just knackered after a miraculous 50shot rally, it makes little sense to have the next point played rapidly just so that we see a df or a return promptly dumped into the net. not saying that 25 seconds should be applied in a lax manner, just that application of the rule should still be subject to reasonable exceptions. otherwise, you may just replace the umpires and linesman with the hawekeye and ship siren to signal when the serving time has been transgressed.
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Even if all of them were still in the calendar, Nadal wouldn´t play a single one of them.
That's why we need more of them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #168
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His PR team should really do something about his interviews. Nadal is talking to much. The only talk I want him to do, as a fan, is on a tennis court.
well I can understand that it's not the part of him that you like personally, but as for his own personal interests, there's no doubt that what he and also his uncle have said in the media about the conditions of the game of tennis have managed to have a lot of influence in the ATP and in the media in the last years (in some media, you indeed only heard his opinions as being the expression of what "the players" wanted)

Not as much as he would have liked, as he just failed (but by short, as he was supported by all other top-10 players in that time except Fed who voted against, and one or two who didn't vote) to impose the 2-year ranking system.

As for putting the WTF right after the US Open as he wanted, he also nearly succeeded and can still probably succeed.

And now clearly he has a new crusade against the 25-second rule.

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised at all if he succeeded this time.

For instance, I've hardly seen or heard of warnings in recent days
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #171
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He has a point in everything he says but as usual haters will just hate without stopping to analise his words with a clear unpolluted mind.
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Nadal 1:25 between points here



Federer winning a game in 49 seconds



at 0.26 of Nadal video press play on Fed video, for fun
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Nadull and his Nadull-tard fans are an embarrassment to sports.
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btw, there is no better feeling than tribalfusion giving you a good rep (by mistake) followed by some "kind" words when you make an innocent joke about rafa
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Top rated comment from that Rafa/Mayer vid

"and not surprisingly, it happens when nadal is losing... nadal was awfully quick between serves when djokovic was struggling for breath in this year's australian open
how did this guy even win a stefan edberg sportsmanship award?"
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"and not surprisingly, it happens when nadal is losing... nadal was awfully quick between serves when djokovic was struggling for breath in this year's australian open
how did this guy even win a stefan edberg sportsmanship award?"
better top rated comment on the Fed 49 second game video


By the time Nadal picks his butt, smells his hand, accomodates his hair, pulls his socks, etc. he has spent the same 49 seconds it took the MAESTRO to finish one game.

60 thumbs up.
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Default Re: Some more gentle comedy from Nadal....."25-second rule will harm the fans"

I mean everything he is saying has some logic to it, obviously hard court is tough on the body and 25 seconds at times is not enough. however, I do think that umpires are generally fair and that after extremely long points they do typically allow a bit more time for players to collect themselves and breathe

Nadal does seem a bit grumpy grandpa in this but the thing is he's one of the sports superstars, he sort of has to express his opinion.

and all of these threads that post his interviews sort of are unfair to him because some reason it seems to go past everyone's brains that it is indeed JOURNALISTS who ask him questions like this

when a journalist asks Nadal "what do you think needs to be improved on tour" or "how do you feel about the new 25 second enforced time rule" etc etc etc why are all of you surprised that he says something negative? it's not his job to necessarily LIKE all of the rules in the sport. and if he is competing with the new rules then clearly he has accepted the terms and it is purely up to the umpires to enforce the rules.

grow up and stop whining about Rafael's whining. it's like a never ending headache with Nadal's typical answers to journalists looking for spicy conversations that then create a whirlwind of annoying hater threads
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Stop whining about his whining?

Now there is an oxymoron
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No one likes 40 second breaks between points.
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