Shapovalov has reaffirmed his claim that Rafael Nadal obtains preferential treatment from officials, which he made earlier this year.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion defeated Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
After losing the first set, Shapovalov took issue with Nadal’s sluggish play to the chair umpire Carlos Bernardes.
“In other words, he’s not ready to participate in the game yet. Is this a joke? All of you guys are corrupt, all of you “To begin the second set, Shapovalov informed Bernardes.
In the Third and Fourth Sets,
Shapovalov was boosted by a stomach complaint from Nadal, allowing him to win both before the Spaniard fought back to take the fifth set.
Shapovarov’s edgy, error-filled game early in the fifth set surely didn’t assist his goal, but Rod Laver shortly after his final set. After smashing the racket onto the arena’s blue hard court, the volley veered off course. For nearly 20 years, Nadal had never broken his racket out of rage during a match, a dramatic contrast to this.
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When he met Nadal, Shapovalov was a little unhappy because he was the first nine-year-old ball boy to face the Spaniard. After that, he lost his first match of 2017 in Hollywood style…
It’s possible that Shapovalov, with his round eyes, was once a Spaniard; he didn’t hold back on Tuesday. On and off court, Rafael Nadal complained that he was given more time between points than he was entitled to.
Shapovalov complained to the chair umpire after Nadal won the opening set, 6-3, about the delays.
To this the umpire responded by claiming that Shapovalov was also not ready, given the fact that he had approached their chair. This left Shapovalov seething.
The World No. 14 was not Pleased With his Remark.
“I’m flabbergasted by this. You’re all crooked. You’re all crooks, all of you “Before returning to the baseline, he said.
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Shapovalov’s Anger Persisted Even After a Couple More Games were Played.
Nadal invited his opponent to the net for a private conversation as the match became increasingly tense.
Tennis fans on social media quickly caught up on the incident, with many thanking Nadal for initiating the conversation at the net in order to bring the match to a close.