Honestly, all of a sudden it has gotten to be the main defense from Nadal apologists as to why he wastes time. Personally, I don't buy it. For one thing, OCD isn't a walk in the park, and it can be a serious, debilitating disorder. I "had" it at one point (and I still have some symptoms, the main one being that I wash my hands frequently) and I know it isn't something to be taken lightly. I highly doubt that Rafael Nadal, an exquisitely trained and cared for athlete, could go all these years without his medical team or himself knowing he had it (as I cannot find any evidence that he claims to have it). Beyond this, if he did have it he would have it treated immediatly, as it is a pretty big detriment. Even mild OCD can cause a noticable lack of concentration and anxiety. Also, it would be apparent in his everyday life as well, and there is no evidence that Nadal has similar rituals in everyday activities. Even if Nadal had a mild case of OCD, he would be at a pretty big disadvantage, and it would harm his mental wherewithal (ie, saying that Nadal uses his OCD to slow pace down on big points, thereby HELPING him, is a load of crap). Also, it is a known fact that 85-90% of people occasionally have intrusive, tedious thoughts that they exhibit, but the differene is that those with OCD are distressed by these thoughts/rituals and wish to stop them but cannot. Nadal, on the other hand, seems to be completely fine with his rituals and does not wish to stop them, nor do they falter his game in any way. Though individual cases of OCD vary in severity, they almost always have a negative impact on the person that has it, and they in no way try to harness it (as Nadal supposedly does on big points). I think it is far likelier that Nadal is merely a very superstitous person. It's not unusual; almost all tennis players (myself included, but then again I used to have OCD so maybe I'm not the best example LOL) have some sort of ritual that they follow for whatever reason, either because they feel it actually helps them play better or because they like to maintain a certain order/symmetry. It doesn't mean that all of us have OCD. People need to accept that Nadal DOES exhibit un-sportsmanlike behaviour when he decides to go over the time limit constantly. It ain't OCD. It ain't any other form of psychosis. It's annoying, and it's completely in his hands to stop it, and it is a selfish habit. But, it's also only one facet of his identity as a champion athlete and ambassador of the game, so to me it doesn't make him a bad sportsman by any means IMO. It's just that his fans need to realize that it is a problem and not pin it on some non-existent disorder that Nadal has. Rant over.