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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

'It's crazy!' Nadal fumes over time violation


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Rafael Nadal is notorious for taking his time between serves, often irritating opponents due to the way he dictates the tempo, with Nick Kyrgios one of his biggest detractors.

So the introduction of a clock that gives the players just 25 seconds between points to start their service motion has been a test for Nadal more than most.

While umpires have a certain amount of discretion in how they use the clock, factoring in outside distractions from the crowd and the significance of a moment in the match, once the clock is started there is pressure on the server to start the point before the 25 seconds elapses.

Rafael Nadal was locked in against John Millman.

It's the kind of pressure that can easily, and sometimes out of nowhere, spark a flashpoint in a match, which is what went down when Nadal was serving for the first set against Australian John Millman in their US Open first round clash.

With Nadal seemingly about to start his service motion, the crowd became a distraction causing the legendary Spaniard to pause as he waited for the noise to die down.

However, the chair umpire was in no mood to be lenient, giving Nadal a warning as soon as the clock expired. Needless to say, the call went down like a lead balloon, with both Nadal, and Millman in support of his opponent, approaching the net for a chat.

Umpire: "It's zero."

Nadal: "Excuse me? I was ready to serve but I was, I was just waiting for the noise. It's crazy, are you not able to see that? You cannot hear?"

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It was a quick but frustrated exchange, with iconic former player and world renowned commentator John McEnroe quickly joining Nadal's side of the argument.

"Nadal was waiting for someone to sit down and they called it a violation. What are you talking about!" McEnroe said.

"That's a bad call. Bad call! Absolutely, that is not a good call. That is a bad call! Unnecessary!"

Nadal quickly regained his composure and served out the set 6-3 but the conversation with the umpire continued in the sit down between sets.

But typically unflappable, the 33-year-old three-time US Open champion redoubled his efforts and looked to be cruising towards victory when this report was filed, twice breaking Millman in the second set to take it 6-2 for a two set lead.

Rafael Nadal is notorious for taking his time between serves, often irritating opponents due to the way he dictates the tempo, with Nick Kyrgios one of his biggest detractors.

So the introduction of a clock that gives the players just 25 seconds between points to start their service motion has been a test for Nadal more than most.

While umpires have a certain amount of discretion in how they use the clock, factoring in outside distractions from the crowd and the significance of a moment in the match, once the clock is started there is pressure on the server to start the point before the 25 seconds elapses.

Rafael Nadal was locked in against John Millman.

It's the kind of pressure that can easily, and sometimes out of nowhere, spark a flashpoint in a match, which is what went down when Nadal was serving for the first set against Australian John Millman in their US Open first round clash.

With Nadal seemingly about to start his service motion, the crowd became a distraction causing the legendary Spaniard to pause as he waited for the noise to die down.

However, the chair umpire was in no mood to be lenient, giving Nadal a warning as soon as the clock expired. Needless to say, the call went down like a lead balloon, with both Nadal, and Millman in support of his opponent, approaching the net for a chat.

Umpire: "It's zero."

Nadal: "Excuse me? I was ready to serve but I was, I was just waiting for the noise. It's crazy, are you not able to see that? You cannot hear?"

https://twitter.com/LouRansomeFOX/status/1166500205493047296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

It was a quick but frustrated exchange, with iconic former player and world renowned commentator John McEnroe quickly joining Nadal's side of the argument.

"Nadal was waiting for someone to sit down and they called it a violation. What are you talking about!" McEnroe said.

"That's a bad call. Bad call! Absolutely, that is not a good call. That is a bad call! Unnecessary!"

Nadal quickly regained his composure and served out the set 6-3 but the conversation with the umpire continued in the sit down between sets.

But typically unflappable, the 33-year-old three-time US Open champion redoubled his efforts and looked to be cruising towards victory when this report was filed, twice breaking Millman in the second set to take it 6-2 for a two set lead.

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