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Rafael Nadal, who breezed past the injury-ravaged Novak Djokovic in yesterday’s semi-final, today stands accused of being a locker room bully and an on-court cheat.

The amazing attack on the brilliant Spaniard, through to his second successive Wimbledon final, comes from the former coach of Aussie ace Lleyton Hewitt.

French Open champion Nadal was heavily criticised last week after a stormy third-round clash against Roger Soderling who accused him of time-wasting throughout.

And now Roger Rasheed, who worked with Hewitt for four years, has stoked up the controversy further by claiming Nadal not only breaks the rules during matches but also bullies opponents beforehand.

Rasheed rapped: “In the locker room Rafa is very intense. He’s always running around and trying to apply the intimidation factor.

“The referee can come in and say ‘We’re ready to play’ but sure enough he just has to go to the toilet one more time and then sits there making his opponent wait for another minute.

“Then he goes out and does the same on court – by taking 30 to 40 seconds after very point.

“That’s part of his persona but it’s up to the opposition and the officials not to let it happen.

“Whenever Lleyton played Rafa, I’d have a word with the umpire to make sure that after the coin toss he’d warn him about the time issue.

“Rafa used to get upset about this. He doesn’t like referees speaking to him in this manner. But the rules must be enforced.”

Whether No. 2 seed Nadal employed any such tactics in yesterday’s victory over Djokovic is unclear.
 

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Cry me a fucking river, bitches, grow the fuck up
 

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Hewitt intimidated:confused:

:haha: :haha: :haha:
 

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They put a wrong spin on the whole problem

BUt what they wanted to say is very true. Nadal should not be allowed to do what he does, and it's up to the audience, to the umpire and to his opponent. He feels like it is his right to be privileged to other players, which is outrageous.

He would never get away with this during 70ies.

No one is affraid of him, it's just irritating what he does. NObody needs that
 

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The jumps are silly, but the stalling is illegal, that should be emphasized.
 

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people think of excuses for everything huh?
 
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