Originally Posted by veroniquem
If the issue is that it throws the opponent off rhythm, it will do so whether you estimate it's legit or not and it will definitely be worse in the middle of a game. There is no way to evaluate whether breathing issues are more or less legitimate than a bump on the head. It's 100% subjective.
Except when the person completely admits to taking and MTO because she was choking in an on court interview, then changes the story afterwards in her presser.
At least Nadal remembers the lies he tells, and when to tell them.