Will the Tour protect Tsitsipas in the same way that they've protected Nadal?

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NAS

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Please don't write serving late or bathroom break as cheating, if Fed is mentally weak to loose everytime if somebody serve late then it is his fault.
 

BGod

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He's one of the leading marketable players on the ATP, so yeah.

The ATP/ITF ain't making much concessions for Medvedev.
 

Amen786

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Please don't write serving late or bathroom break as cheating, if Fed is mentally weak to loose everytime if somebody serve late then it is his fault.
What does roger have to do with all this?
Nadal has violated the time rule a number of times each match, over the course of his career and has got away with it all the time because he's a star & has connections. Stating the obvious doesn't make somebody a nadal hater.
 

topher

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What does roger have to do with all this?
Nadal has violated the time rule a number of times each match, over the course of his career and has got away with it all the time because he's a star & has connections. Stating the obvious doesn't make somebody a nadal hater.
All sorts of players have violated the time rule over the years, both stars and nobodies. The time rules have been loose ones and dependent on the umpire (and typically opposing player to complain first) for decades before Rafa showed up.

Considering Fed fans are the primary contingent who try to make Rafa to be an evil villain over this, coincidentally starting shortly after Rafa became a threat to him, it’s pretty clear why Fed is mentioned.
 
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NAS

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What does roger have to do with all this?
Nadal has violated the time rule a number of times each match, over the course of his career and has got away with it all the time because he's a star & has connections. Stating the obvious doesn't make somebody a nadal hater.
Because op is Fed fan and always try to say that Rafa is cheater because he serves late
 
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Well he uses his powers against umpires who try to enforce rules which is not good.
Yeah, the coercion is an ugly thing, to be sure.

Goes well beyond that tho.

Biggest question is sort of chicken-and-egg:

Did it begin with the player, or with the entity that stood to gain from him?
 

rhoder

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Tsitsipas is just taking one level higher what Nadal and Djokovic have been doing all these years. Tsitsipas should just publicly call them his inspiration for doing this, shine the spotlight on them and the focus of the entire topic will shift away from him
 
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Tsitsipas is just taking one level higher what Nadal and Djokovic have been doing all these years. Tsitsipas should just publicly call them his inspiration for doing this, shine the spotlight on them and the focus of the entire topic will shift away from him
That's a really interesting thought.

The OG's are probably deserving of a ton of credit here. Hopefully they are duly recognized for their efforts in the coming years. :)
 

Boom-Boom

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What does roger have to do with all this?
Nadal has violated the time rule a number of times each match, over the course of his career and has got away with it all the time because he's a star & has connections. Stating the obvious doesn't make somebody a nadal hater.
exactly Nadal the biggest cheat of them all, on every single point, sometimes taking 1.5 min instrad of 25 s
 

Rosstour

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Wait what did Nadal do ? I know he takes time serving which is on umpires to stop
MTOs to break the opponent's rhythm. He was the best at this. He'd lose a set, then call for the trainer.

If his opponent wilted, he'd be running around crushing FHs and yelling "VAMOOOOOOOOSSS!!!!!" whilst three feet in the air.

If the opponent didn't wilt, he'd retire from the match with an injury. Allowing him to preserve the aura of never losing a match fair and square.
 
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