Rafael Nadal’s time-consuming antics are well-known within the tennis world and John McEnroe has turn out to be the newest one to name him out
Rafael Nadal responded to an accusation from John McEnroe, who steered in commentary that the Spaniard will get preferential remedy from the tour umpires. When informed of the remark by a journalist on the post-match press convention, Nadal was lower than impressed. It isn’t the primary time Nadal has been accused of being given preferential remedy, with Denis Shapovalov saying comparable after his defeat by the Spaniard of their Australian Open quarter-final.
World quantity three Nadal got here into this 12 months’s US Open event underneath an harm cloud after an belly pressure had compelled him to forfeit his Wimbledon semi-final towards Nick Kyrgios. Earlier than Tuesday, he had performed simply as soon as, a first-up loss to Borna Coric in Cincinnati and he regarded rusty in the beginning on Tuesday. Hijikata, making his Grand Slam debut, surprisingly received the opening set however Nadal got here again robust to win the following three and declare victory.
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