Nadal never bumped into Rosol

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  1. Leto

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    The ONLY person who knows for sure whether Rafa intended to bump/brush/elbow/contact Rosol, is Rafa himself.

    I still think it is interesting that it occurred, and obviously, many journalists/commentators did as well. So don't get the posts suggesting this is something that only Rafa haters on TT, manufactured out of nothing.

    I, for one, am not a Rafa hater, but I'm also not a Rafa lover :)

    IMO, I think it is 50/50 between....

    a) Rafa intentionally trying to get in Rosol's head by changing his normal routine, established over 100's of matches, of lettting his opponent cross first....or....

    b) Rafa being honestly thrown off his game and just being too absorbed in the moment, to remember his usual etiquette of letting his opponent cross first...

    (According to friends I have at the CIA, there is actually better footage of this, and while I have not yet seen this top secret footage myself, there are early reports that suggest that there MAY have been a second bumper in area near the knolliest part of the grasscourt :shock:)
     
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  2. tistrapukcipeht

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    Actually I only found that Nadal bumped into Rosol here, since I was watching Germany VS Italy.

    Will I see anything worse from Nadal?

    I have seen just about everything, I wonder what's next from him.
     
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  3. The Dark Knight

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    Bump > merely a possible brush.

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  4. Leto

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    Meh....doesn't really matter what you call it, since the controversy is more about the intent, as opposed to quibbling about bump vs brush.

    Having said that, it was closer to a bump than just a brush, in my opinion :)
     
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  5. Wuppy

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    Nadal usually waits for the other dude to cross first. That's why it was so blatant. He charged in and crossed first and slammed the other guy in the chest.
     
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  6. Clarky21

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    Dramatic much?
     
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  7. RF20Lennon

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    Rosol was walking, Rafa got up and ran and wasnt thinking straight he ALMOST hit him and then pulled back after realizing. YES the intent MIGHT have been there. YES he MAY have been angry, YES he complained about a stupid thing. ITS OVER HE LOST its unbelievable how people are discussing this more than the match itself!! We can discuss this till the crows come home and even somehow miraculously find out that Nadal wanted to kill him but there is not a speck anyone here can do about it so lets get back to discussing TENNIS!!!
     
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  8. goderer

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    Very bad from Nadal, he normally likes to wait for his opponent and then takes a huge step forward over some sort of invisible dog that's blocking his path. This time he just plain and simply punched Rosol in the face and barged him into the netpost.
     
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  9. Crisstti

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    Possibly. What is really pathetic though is his whining about it afterwards.
     
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  10. BobFL

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    Nadal is clown. So, he apologized 10 times for something he didn't do? What kind of cerebral cramp is this?
     
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  11. The Dark Knight

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    Nadal also apologized to crying Federer for beating Federer at the AO.

    It's just the type of guy he is.

    By the way where is this apology ? I'd like to read it.
     
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  12. Sentinel

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    You didn't mistype hump did you? :oops::oops:
     
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  13. Leto

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    The way I saw it, he merely SLAPPED Rosol in the face with a closed fist, with noticeable excessive force.

    How anyone could have mistaken this as being anything close to a PUNCH, is beyond me :)

    CLOSED FIST SLAP, WITH DEADLY FORCE AND an INTENT TO KILL < PUNCH

    :)
     
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  14. DoubleDeuce

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    Then why did he appologize 3 times?
     
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  15. The Dark Knight

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    Rosol says he did....I didn't see any apology.
     
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    :) Very clever way of looking at it... We are witnessing a Conspiracy!:-o
     
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  17. kishnabe

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    Who cares move on. No one got hurt. It not like Jimmy Connors coming up to your face to bully you.

    Happens in the WTA a lot...and no one complains. Only when Nadal does it...does it multiply. Yes he isn't a classy guy....but this is exagerated because he isn't.
     
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  18. Sentinel

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    What is the doctor's diagnosis? What do the X-rays and MRI's say ?

    Has Rosol recovered from the damage/shock caused by Nadal's assault. I hope there are no fractures to the rib cage. I hope there is no mental or emotional damage or shock, as that could affect Rosol's Olympic and USO campaign.

    Is Czechoslovakia pressing charges against Spain ? Has Nadal been arrested or at least interrogated by The Yard for assault and battery.
     
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  19. debsonthesofa

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    Evening...
    I had the dubious pleasure of being courtside for Mr Rosol's 1st round encounter with Ivan Dodig. 90mph balls drilled into the stomach and cheese eating grins at DFs not withstanding, he seems a nice guy :-|

    (His strangely overdressed parents not allowing anyone to sit next to them in the non-reserved area was quite amusing too..desperately trying to surround themselves with coats and bags and gesturing wildly at people that came near :shock:)
     
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