It hasn't been a week of love between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. First, it was Roger who pointed out how the Spaniard should commit to the 20 seconds rule for tennis' sake (read here what Roger had to say).
Federer's accusation came right after Lukas Rosol complained about the World No.1's excessive use of time between the points (read here what Rosol said, including a hint of how Nadal 'luckily' won the match). What did Rafael have to say about all of that? Here is the World No.1's response: "It comes a time when this little song gets everyone tired.
There is an umpire, let's let him take those decisions, that's what he is there for. People should stop coming to press conferences always repeating the same things" said Rafael to the journalists at the end of the first week of competition in London.
"I asked how things were going for our sport in terms of interest and participation, and I have been replied that tennis was growing more and more despite a worldwide economical recession. I would say tennis fans have become more numerous, rather than less.
Obviously, when Federer talks is Federer talking, but right now it's me saying this. Everybody would just turn things around and make them sound the way it better suits their position. Also, I don't think I am the only one violating the rule.
Novak Djokovic too has been warned many times. Actually I think he has been told off many more times than I did" finally continued Nadal.