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Old 02-18-2013, 05:09 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Crisstti View Post
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.
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.

Last edited by pound cat : 02-18-2013 at 05:13 AM.
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