Did anyone see Nadal's father's reaction to him winning Sao Paulo?

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    He can't be proud of and happy for his son, a great champion, whose long-term health and career goals were in question for the better part of a year?

    You TT posters are so hardcore.
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    It looks like Rafa, while shaking the umpire's hand, may have been complaining about something. His face is all screwed up like he's wincing while he's waiting for the umpire's response to whatever question or suggestion Rafa had put to him.
     
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    Maybe something about the general court/tournament conditions? Though they looked ok in the final.
     
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    LOL Sid, if your kid ever became as successful at tennis as Rafa, you'd be reacting the same way, probably worse.
     
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    Proof that the injury was real.
     
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    Yeah I thought it was great and totally justified. He saw the pain, mental and emotional, that Nadal went through at Wimbledon, then missing the olympics and so on, not knowing if he'd ever be back. It was a nice moment.
     
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    He is up for some suffering.
     
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    It wasn't a criticism.

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    No doubt, but I'd imagine after 8 years of my kid playing world-elite tennis, the happiness would have sunk in.:) Again, it was not a critique of Nadal's dad. He usually did not get that emotional even after Nadal won grand slams. He must have been really worried about Nadal's career during that injury layoff.
     
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    He was complaining about the fact that he'd been given a time violation warning. He thinks because Bernardes is his friend, he should be immune from such indignities. Bernardes stood his ground apparently and Nadal looked pretty sour about it.
     
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    Bernardes gave Nadal a time-violation just to make trouble. I saw it, and the point had just finished, Nadal had just received a ball and there is no way in hell that was 25 seconds. Bernardes was just trying to make trouble. And by the way, Bernardes and Nadal are enemies and always have been. This is one of many occasions where Nadal and Bernardes have crossed swords. Definitely the worst umpire Nadal has ever had to deal with.
     
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    Please. Rafa and Bernardes are not "enemies".

    I don't know if it was 25 seconds or not. I thought he said something about Nalbandian not being ready either at the moment.
     
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    It's all irrelevant. There's a new interpretation of the rule and you are not the time keeper. Nadal just has to play a tiny bit faster.



     
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    He was asking Bernardes not to be so strict with the time between points. It was a rather impassioned plea by Rafa.

    There is no consistency from umpires with regard to the time rule. It seems to depend on the personality of the umpire.

    Interesting to see Rafa holding Bernardes's hand while stating his case. He made sure that he had Bernardes had his undivided attention. Interesting psychological manoevre.
     
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    It was indeed. Rafa is so close with his family and they are the only ones who know what he's gone through the past eight months, all the disappointments and withdrawals and pain and work and rehab and hopes and dreams. I'm glad his father was there to share this moment with him.

    True. Overall I think Rafa has done very well the past couple of weeks adapting to this rule change. His opponents have been penalized more often than he has. I don't mind him having a hissy fit with the umpire during his match though. It happens so seldom and invariably it fires him up and he becomes unbeatable. Don't **** Rafa off!!! :-D
     
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    Watch the match before you post about it, because that umpire doesn't deserve to umpire an under 12s tennis match. Nadal will never forgive him for this. Although I think we could have said that about all of their previous exchanges. Nothing new from this chair thugpire.
     
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    I personally think that Rafa has done quite well adjusting to the more enforced rule. Sure, he's gonna have his moments, like many will, but I think he will be just fine.
     
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    I thought Nadal has had more trouble with Carlos Ramos than any other umpire...
     
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    Many will? There are not many who do it.

    And what "just fine" means here exactly?
     
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    Geez, it looked like Nadal's father's life was riding on the outcome of this match. This looked like a lot more than just a tennis match for him.
     
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    What I mean is that I think a lot of talk focused on Rafa and Novak when this enforced rule was made public. The whole, how will Rafa manage, doing his rituals etc etc? But I think he'll adjust just fine to it.
     
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    I wonder if Nadal's father was also at the Chile final. I didn't think the Chile final was a big deal, but I now wonder if his father was devastated by that loss.
     
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    Hopefully he does,
    but do you get the feeling that they changed the rules because of him?
     
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    How do you know what was said?, I don't think it was even audible.
     
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    This was a crucial win for Rafa's confidence. Losing on a surface he has completely dominated for years twice in a row in the final would have been a tough blow. And it would have been trickier to overcome the obstacle in a 500. And Nadal didn't want to arrive at M-C with no title under the belt. So, I totally understand his dad's reaction. Now, Rafa is in a good position mentally for both Acapulco and M-C.
     
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    The only thing, that will become clear with the enforcing of the rule, is, that the players, because of which the rule will be more strictly enforced, will demonstrate, that they can continue with their rituals within the regulations (has anyone even doubted that?), which, in turn, will make it clear, that, at times, they broke them, when they found it suiting.

    Of course, as long as the rules are enforced, everything is fine and dandy.
     
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    Nalbandian just looks like he can't fight anymore. I notice the way he goes down so meekly against opposition nowadays.
     
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    Nalby rank is lower 90, Zeby would beat him easy.
    The title in sao polo means something more for his father than for Nadal
     
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    I think he's 4 months from 27.
     
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    Del Potro takes his time between points too. But nobody whinges about how long he takes. Maybe it's because he hasn't consistently beaten Federer at the majors...
     
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    I would imagine it was out of mutual respect. Rafa obviously knows that Bernardes isn't intimidated by him or any other player's requests/behavior. If Rafa was truly sour and trying to be demeaning, he would have simply locked eyes with him and stared him down while complaining.
     
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    That's true. Delpo is slow too but it's usually after a long rally. Nadal does it on purpose. It was obvious in Rosol match and commentators noticed and commented.

    Also, I never saw a player complain about Delpotro delays, but I have seen it against Nadal, I remember Tsonga complaining.

    It is also true that many Fed fans dislike Nadal because he denied him grand slams 3 times. But that should not negate accusations against Nadal just because.
     
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    Looking at the videos you can tell where all the Nadal antics come from. He grew up in a very nervous family under a father suffering from anxiety. I can only imagine what his mother went through dealing with such a emotional and aggressive man.
     
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    Ranking really doesn't matter (as Zeballos showed last week). He was the final opponent to overcome and it was crucial for Nadal to do it. Also one has to admit that ranking reflects hard court abilities more than clay's.
     
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    What zeballos showed us was that Nadal is there for the taking, it took a very weak and erratic Nalby to gift the title to him. Nadal overcame nothing.
     
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    Hahaha, comical !! I love it.........:twisted:
     
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    Lol. Well, the future will tell. See you in Acapulco.
     
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    I think this week things have changed. Nadal is back while Federer is falling down the creek and fast. Benneteau showed us that Fed is there for the taking now.
     
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    Yeah sure, Fed is there for the taking because he has been off for 7 months, has knee pain, just lost to ranked 76 player and turns 32 in few months.
     
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    No, Pascal Maria.
     
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    No, Mohamed Lahyani
     
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    See Nads in Indian Wells.

    . . . Well, maybe not. :lol:
     
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    lol Nadal can't play on hardcourts anymore.
     
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    And btw, I missed Nads's Dad's reaction, but I did manage to see NSK's:

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    No, I don't agree. He held onto his hand, because he was hoping to persuade Bernardes to be more lenient in the future (and also to make sure he had his full attention). Clearly he was rebuffed and that's why his expression became sour as he turned away.
     
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