Rafael Nadal’s Request to Ban Umpire Doesn’t Go Down Well with Novak Djokovic

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 | 0


Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal has found himself in bad light after being selective about his choices for umpires at the currently-underway French Open 2015 in Paris.

Following his first-round victory on Tuesday here, the Spaniard demanded a ban on umpire Carlos Bernardes for all of his matches for some time, for the reason that he shared an unhealthy dispute with the southpaw (over time violation) during this year’s tournament in Brazil.

However, this move didn’t go down well with World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who is not happy with his on-court adversary’s request, as he believes that it is “unfair” for players to make such demanding choices at the tournaments.

“There are some chair umpires in some matches that I remember that I wasn’t very happy with how they did their job,” Novak was quoted as saying by ESPN. “But I never thought of requesting a chair umpire not to be a chair umpire in my matches. I don’t think that’s fair.”

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