You guys are all corrupt - Shapovalov

clayqueen

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'You guys are all corrupt!' - Denis Shapovalov in furious rant at Rafael Nadal and umpire at Australian Open
"You started the clock like 45 seconds ago and he is not ready to play," Denis Shapovalov began in his angry rant at the umpire over Rafael Nadal's apparent time-wasting. "You started the clock like so long ago and he is still not ready to play. You've gotta code him. Code him! He's not ready to play! Are you kidding me? You guys are all corrupt! You guys are all corrupt!"

Denis Shapovalov let rip with a furious rant at both Rafael Nadal and the umpire Carlos Bernardes during their fiery quarter-final at the Australian Open.
Absolutely livid at what he felt was the 2009 champion at Melbourne Park's constant time-wasting, the Canadian flew into an angry exchange with the umpire where he accused the official of being "corrupt".

With a 1-0 lead in the second set, having lost the opener 6-3, Shapovalov yelled at the umpire for not handing Nadal a code violation for taking too much time between points.

The exchange with the No. 14 seed and the umpire, as Nadal watched on from the other side of the court having not been ready to begin the game, unravelled as follows:
Shapovalov: "You started the clock like 45 seconds ago and he is not ready to play. You started the clock like so long ago and he is still not ready to play. You've gotta code him."
Umpire: "Yeah. I code him now, now you are not ready to play?"

Shapovalov: "Code him!"
Umpire: "For what?"
Shapovalov: "He's not ready to play!"
Umpire: "Yeah but you are not ready to play, because you came to talk to me."
Shapovalov: "Are you kidding me?"
Umpire: "I'm not kidding you."
Shapovalov: "You guys are all corrupt! You guys are all corrupt!"

 
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DSH

Talk Tennis Guru
"Dennis the menace" has once shown that he has no fighting spirit.
At over 22 years old, he is still a player with little mental strength and if he does not work on that, his enormous talent will not help him much to achieve the great things that he surely intends to get.
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Rafael Nadal had to use all his experience as a statesman of the tour to calm a situation that was ready to explode as Canadian young gun Denis Shapovalov and chair umpire Carlos Bernardes got in a heated disagreement over the Spanish star's pace of play at the end of the first set of their quarter-final.

Nadal closed out the first set 6-3 and Shapovalov was left peeved at the time the veteran Spaniard was taking in between points ahead of the second set.

Shapovalov approached umpire Bernardes prior to the first game of the set and urged him to call Nadal for a time violation.


Minutes later, after Shapovalov won his first service game of the second set, the Canadian gestured to the umpire with eight seconds left on Nadal's shot clock, only this time Bernardes was not having any of it.

Shapovalov: He's not ready to play!

Bernardes: You're not ready either.

Shapovalov: What do you mean I'm not ready to play?

Bernardes: Because you're coming to talk to me.

Shapovalov: You guys are all corrupt...

Bernardes: You have eight seconds to play, what do you want? Why are you looking at me like you have to watch, you have the shot clock for this.

After the heated exchange with the chair umpire, Shapovalov and Nadal met at the net to discuss what was annoying the young Canadian so much.


"Rafa walked up with authority as if to say, 'Now son, come here' and put his hand out gently as to say, 'We don't have issues. You just get back there and play and we'll get it all done'," Todd Woodbridge said on commentary for Nine.

"It was like a senior defusing moment. A lot of other players would've gone a lot hotter a lot quicker than Rafa did."

Shapovalov was criticised for his move by US tennis great Jim Courier, who said the 22-year-old was "out of order".


"The shot clock was at seven and he had his hands up in the air like Nadal was doing something wrong," he said on Nine's coverage.

"Here we go, a conversation between the two players, we don't see that too often do we?

"Shapovalov has no business putting his hands up in the air when there's still time on the clock.

"If the clock's zero, then he should say, 'Bernardes, call it'. The frustration from the first set is bubbling over a little bit."
 

Crocodile

G.O.A.T.
I think everybody is very reactive at the moment and things are quite tense and about to boil over. There is also probably stuff happening behind the scenes that we the public don’t know.
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
Shapovalov: He's not ready to play!

Bernardes: You're not ready either.

Shapovalov: What do you mean I'm not ready to play?

Bernardes: Because you're coming to talk to me.
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Arak

Legend
It should be scrapped. So long as the player is not deliberately disrupting play like the McEnroes and Nastases did, which was why the time limit was introduced in the first place. Players need to think before they serve not all players can serve aces without thinking.
I have a slightly different opinion. I find the time wasted between points very boring as a spectator. I think the time should be shortened to 10 seconds or less, no towelling and no bouncing. Give the players couple of more minutes at the changeover instead.
 

mahesh69a

Semi-Pro
Anyone with a couple of grey cells knows that Nadal and Djokovic (before Becker) are horrible at this - but they bring in big bucks, so the umpires/officials are instructed to let it go. Nothing new, but it is interesting to see a top player call out the idiocy. Why have a rule when there is no intention to enforce it properly for everyone?
 

Arak

Legend
Shapo has a lot to learn about tennis and life still. His behavior today clearly shows him to be quite an immature young man. But he is only 22. Sometimes we expect too much from our young stars.
I totally agree. He has a lot to learn. However, I think he was just telling the truth. Bernardes is corrupt, no doubt about it. There was a time when Bernardes was young inexperienced and idealistic too. But he got hit so bad that he learned his lessons and became wiser.
 
'You guys are all corrupt!' - Denis Shapovalov in furious rant at Rafael Nadal and umpire at Australian Open
"You started the clock like 45 seconds ago and he is not ready to play," Denis Shapovalov began in his angry rant at the umpire over Rafael Nadal's apparent time-wasting. "You started the clock like so long ago and he is still not ready to play. You've gotta code him. Code him! He's not ready to play! Are you kidding me? You guys are all corrupt! You guys are all corrupt!"

Denis Shapovalov let rip with a furious rant at both Rafael Nadal and the umpire Carlos Bernardes during their fiery quarter-final at the Australian Open.
Absolutely livid at what he felt was the 2009 champion at Melbourne Park's constant time-wasting, the Canadian flew into an angry exchange with the umpire where he accused the official of being "corrupt".

With a 1-0 lead in the second set, having lost the opener 6-3, Shapovalov yelled at the umpire for not handing Nadal a code violation for taking too much time between points.

The exchange with the No. 14 seed and the umpire, as Nadal watched on from the other side of the court having not been ready to begin the game, unravelled as follows:
Shapovalov: "You started the clock like 45 seconds ago and he is not ready to play. You started the clock like so long ago and he is still not ready to play. You've gotta code him."
Umpire: "Yeah. I code him now, now you are not ready to play?"

Shapovalov: "Code him!"
Umpire: "For what?"
Shapovalov: "He's not ready to play!"
Umpire: "Yeah but you are not ready to play, because you came to talk to me."
Shapovalov: "Are you kidding me?"
Umpire: "I'm not kidding you."
Shapovalov: "You guys are all corrupt! You guys are all corrupt!"


Rafael Nadal had to use all his experience as a statesman of the tour to calm a situation that was ready to explode as Canadian young gun Denis Shapovalov and chair umpire Carlos Bernardes got in a heated disagreement over the Spanish star's pace of play at the end of the first set of their quarter-final.

Nadal closed out the first set 6-3 and Shapovalov was left peeved at the time the veteran Spaniard was taking in between points ahead of the second set.

Shapovalov approached umpire Bernardes prior to the first game of the set and urged him to call Nadal for a time violation.


Minutes later, after Shapovalov won his first service game of the second set, the Canadian gestured to the umpire with eight seconds left on Nadal's shot clock, only this time Bernardes was not having any of it.

Shapovalov: He's not ready to play!

Bernardes: You're not ready either.

Shapovalov: What do you mean I'm not ready to play?

Bernardes: Because you're coming to talk to me.

Shapovalov: You guys are all corrupt...

Bernardes: You have eight seconds to play, what do you want? Why are you looking at me like you have to watch, you have the shot clock for this.

After the heated exchange with the chair umpire, Shapovalov and Nadal met at the net to discuss what was annoying the young Canadian so much.


"Rafa walked up with authority as if to say, 'Now son, come here' and put his hand out gently as to say, 'We don't have issues. You just get back there and play and we'll get it all done'," Todd Woodbridge said on commentary for Nine.

"It was like a senior defusing moment. A lot of other players would've gone a lot hotter a lot quicker than Rafa did."

Shapovalov was criticised for his move by US tennis great Jim Courier, who said the 22-year-old was "out of order".


"The shot clock was at seven and he had his hands up in the air like Nadal was doing something wrong," he said on Nine's coverage.

"Here we go, a conversation between the two players, we don't see that too often do we?

"Shapovalov has no business putting his hands up in the air when there's still time on the clock.

"If the clock's zero, then he should say, 'Bernardes, call it'. The frustration from the first set is bubbling over a little bit."
 

jga111

Hall of Fame
Look he needs to prepare for this. When you see the words AO and Nadal, the next one should be fairly obvious and be the source of your homework:

Wawrinka
 
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Deleted member 762343

Guest
I love how the umpire is so serious with his answer as if it was a real question : "I'm not kidding you".
 
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