He won both his matches in straights before this one though. And Rafa is way too nervous on grass to play his best. Can happen when you've done nothing but lose to much lower ranked players for two years in a row.2 time Wimbledon champion losing the 1st set TB to a person who hasn't won a Wimbledon match until this year is interesting enough.
I have little doubt that Nadal will go on to win this match. But this sort of dirty tactics is the reason many old timers have never really warmed up to Nadal, despite him winning almost everything. Play the game the way it was intended, win or lose.
Is it not? I don't know when exactly he started doing this. I remember in 2008 when he more hair he didn't do any of this s**t.I just now after many years realize that Nadal does all his plucking and tucking while also bouncing the ball. That's actually kind of impressive.