July 4, 2022

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Rafa Nadal calls for tougher penalties for behavior like Zverev's

Rafa Nadal calls for tougher penalties for behavior like Zverev’s

The new trademark Acapulco ChampionRafa Nadal believes that behavior such as Alexander Zverev should be severely punished to protect “the sport, the referees and all the people present at the match”. The ATP imposed an eight-week ban and a $25,000 fine on the German tennis player afterwards Smash the chair with his bat After a match in the Mexican Open. However, the Punishment will only be applied if you violate the code of conduct again over the next year, so that he can participate in the Indian Wells lottery.

“As in all sports, we must set an example for the young people watching,” Manakuri stated at a press conference, which was followed by: “So, on the one hand, I do not wish Sasha a greater punishment, but on the other hand, I would like to see Tougher penalties for this kind of behaviour, because they will protect the sport, the referees and all the people present at the match.”

If they can’t control this, we might have a sense of impunity



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Nadal admitted that he wishes “the best” for Zverev, with whom he has a good relationship. “He knows he was wrong and he realized it very early on. That’s a positive thing,” he explained. But he added that if an organization is unable to “control” this type of behavior or apply “stronger” penalties, players can feel “impunity”.

The Balearic tennis player will make his Indian Wells debut on Saturday against Sebastian Korda, ranked 38th in the ATP rankings. The American won 6-3 6-4 over Australian Tanasi Kokinakis in the first round of the lottery, within an hour and a half of the match. There is a precedent between Nadal and Korda: in 2020, they met at Roland Garros, a match in which the Spaniards won in three sets (6-1, 6-1, 6-2).

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Nadal Practices for Indian Wells.

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Nadal will continue his fourth injury at Indian Wells in 2022, a tournament considered one of his favorites. Relaxed and optimistic, he explained that he was trying to “calm down” and at the same time “prepare” for the start of the tournament. “I’ve been training and playing golf and enjoying the good weather here, but I’m increasing my training,” he explained.

“It’s unexpected for me to be in this position, so I enjoy it every day and also try to enjoy the fact that I’m playing well. I’ve already won three titles this year and that’s great for me,” Nadal concluded. Through this year’s review so far.

Spaniards at work

Davidovich and Pedro Martinez pass the tour. Andygar, Karbales and Baryzas eliminated

On Friday, as many as five Spaniards entered the competition in California. On the other hand, Alejandro Davidovic and Pedro Martinez validated their 32nd final rating after beating Borna Couric and Joao Sousa respectively. Denis Shapovalov will be the next hurdle for Davidovich, while Martinez will face Fabio Fognini.

Specifically, the Italian left the two Spanish tennis players of the tournament, Pablo Andujar, on the way. Cuenca’s player took the first set, but Fognini came back and won the next two sets, confirming his victory in just over two hours (3-6, 6-3, 6-3). Roberto Karpeles and Nuria Barezas, in the women’s lottery, called Indian Wells.