US Open: Rafa Nadal, frank after John McEnroe’s accusations: “It’s a joke, isn’t it?

US Open: Rafa Nadal, frank after John McEnroe’s accusations: “It’s a joke, isn’t it?

Rafael Nadal He did not make a comfortable debut this Tuesday at the US Open. The Balearic tennis player suffered more than expected to defeat Australian Rinky Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 in the first roundwho surprised with his level despite being a rookie and 198 in the world.

An important victory that will allow him to continue to refine his preparation for the onslaught of a title which, in addition to bringing his record of Grand Slam tournaments won to 23, would allow him to recover the world number 1.

The post-match press conference was not entirely calm either. Nadal had to respond to the criticisms made in recent hours by John McEnroe.


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The legendary tennis player accused the Spaniard of receiving favorable treatment from the referees when enforcing the 25-second rule between pointssomething the 22-time Grand Slam champion strongly disagrees with.

It’s a joke, isn’t it? I have received many warnings in my career for this. I have the problem that I sweat a lot and in wet conditions like today it’s even worse. Now the ball boys can’t give you the towel, so I have to go somewhere far to get it. It makes him go for a long time and I don’t go there as many times as necessary,” Nadal explained.

I don’t get special treatment from anyone, I follow the rules and if I go over 25 seconds they give me a warning“, added the Balearic without losing the forms and the smile despite the discomfort of the moment.



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