Does Rafael Nadal Fake Injuries & Make Excuses When He Loses Tennis Matches?
David Ferrer of Spain blasted Rafael Nadal off the court 6-4 6-2 6-3 to advance to his first Australian Open semifinal. Ferrer denied Nadal from winning all four grand slams in a row! Ferrer is only five foot nine but he is very aggressive, has an excellent return of serve, and is very mentally tough. Ferrer has beaten Nadal in a grand slam before at the 2007 US Open. The media will create excuses for Nadal losing to Ferrer but they are simply tarnishing Nadal’s legacy. It is very ungracious for Nadal and the media to exaggerate his injury just because he is losing.
Every tennis player loses matches including the great champions like Rafael Nadal. The truth is, David Ferrer just overpowered Nadal tonight. Nadal wasn’t injured he was faking it to save his face.
Nadal has a history of constantly making excuses when he loses matches. The result is still the same though a loss is still a loss.
Rafael is a great tennis champion I am not disputing this fact. However, Nadal’s propensity to create and exaggerate his injures is very disconcerting and reeks of unprofessionalism. If Nadal is so injured then why did he bother playing the match at all? Once Nadal sets on the tennis court, he must give his opponent credit.
The media must give David Ferrer credit. Ferrer is extremely talented but he doesn’t get respect even though he’s been ranked in the top 10 or 20 for most of his career. Ferrer simply outplayed Nadal and this is the truth. Ferrer mixed his game up and kept Nadal off-balance. Ferrer deserves credit for maintaining his aggression and not allowing Nadal back into the match.