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Shot Clock Has No Place in Tennis

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Have we reached a new stage in the Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer rivalry in 2012? If we have, it’s an unexpected one. It seems that as their mutual respect has grown over the years, so has their willingness to take the occasional public shot at the other. In January, Nadal called out Federer for not doing enough in his role on the ATP council to address player concerns, letting everyone else “burn” while he came off as the spotless gentleman. This week Federer returned the favor by mentioning Nadal by name as one of the players guilty of taking too long between points.

“I don’t know how you can go through a four-hour match with Rafa,” Federer said, “and him never getting a time violation.”Read Full Article »

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