According to some tweets and forum posts, Rafael Nadal was so frustrated with his returns during his morning practice session with Marc Lopez at the Rogers Cup in Montreal today that he threw his racquet to the ground. It didn’t need a long time for many people to start analyzing his behavior, as always. From all this analysis, it was determined that he broke his racquet (which did not happen).
Should we defend Rafa and scream until we’re blue in the face that that did not happen? No, because we know, “never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” We know who Rafa Nadal is and how he behaves, and we are not one of those who are waiting to see a video of his bad behavior, just so Uncle Toni can eat his words that Rafa wouldn’t do something like that. Would Rafa be smaller in your eyes even if he did it, knowing that many kids can’t afford racquets for themselves? … Let’s not forget: Rafael Nadal did NOT break his racquet. End of story.
(Thanks to our photographer Marianne Bevis for the photos.)