they are now attacking him before the RG begins (guess they fear him too much even though he is clearly in a slump) by saying he talked to atp and removed the empire that had argument with him. They are now calling him the worst names possible Babe, I know you love Rafa and I truly love you.
However. if Bernardes, who is a good umpire is getting 'removed' from Rafa's matches because Rafa doesn't like him that is really wrong. There is a very good reason why we have rules/law ... We have to follow them. I just lost all respect for Nadal. Sorry, but he is behaving like a spoiled brat.
You can challenge the rules civilly. The Earth does not revolve around Nadal. I feel bad for an umpire who hasn't done anything wrong. Bernardes followed the rules. Nadal can not take more than 20 or 25 secs when he serves. Period. Those are the rules and they are same for everybody. NO Ifs or buts.
I agree with you. That is why I say if the article is TRUE, then Rafa is not right. He should try to shorten his time instead of kicking away the empire but I am not sure if the article is true. And if it is true, he is not only not right but rather foolish, removing this empire still does not solve his time limit problem, don't y think other judges will not punish him when he committed the errors?
Think about it this way. Can Nole, Fed and Rafa get away with everything? Nope. It's just right that any of them are above the rules. Yes, they are all fantastic players.
I do know you have to follow the rules for the company you work for.
I would say the same thing if Djokovic, who is my favorite player, said or did something stupid.
The ATP/ITF umpires are doing a hard work too. They don't get even 000000.1% of what the big 3 divas are making. Djokovic, Fed and Rafa are worth almost $600 millions combined.
I think that Rafa should be smarter and there is that time when you just don't talk. I don't like big egos. I don't care how much money you make but still ...