After playing for over four hours, Rafael Nadal was serving at 30-0 and two points from winning the match when a fan yelled loudly during Rafa’s service motion. As Rafa was preparing to hit his second serve, Tim Smyczek told him he could have a do-over on his first serve.
When interviewed on-court after the match our champion said that what Tim did was amazing, and that “not a lot of people would do that.”
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Tim Smyczek ,hats off to you .I liked you from the beginning even when you had a hold on the match , a lot of players could learn from you, you will be my pin up after Rafa but whilst Rafa is around I will always be his fan. Long may he keep impressing us, he is again playing late against his next opponent alright for me as I will be just up and ready to watch it but too late in the evening for Rafa.
Well done RAFA, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.we are with u all the way. Loyal fan from N.IRELAND. Luv the shorts also.
Incredible sportsmanship by Smyczek on a HUGE point, especially considering Rafa’s previous double-faults in the match at big moments. Very few players on tour – if any – would have done the same. I’m not even sure if Rafa would have done it had the situation been reversed. It’s one thing to show that type of sportsmanship at 5-0, 30-0 in the first set of an ATP 250 match, but quite another to do it at 5-6, 0-30 in the fifth set of an Australian Open match. Federer would NEVER do that in a million years, yet he always wins the ATP “Sportsman of the Year” award. Smyczek should win it this year – hands down – just for yesterday’s sportsmanship alone. Rafa owes him a week in Majorca – all expenses paid. A lot more if he wins the tournament. VAMOS!!!
I couldn’t hear ob tv what that person said, i do admire Tim for saying like that to Rafa this is something Nadal would have said too . From now on went Tim will be playing i will support him.Lol not against My Rafa only went he be playing somebody else.love you Rafa.
I like that kid and not for doing that but I like his game. Future top 10 maybe. My respect to him for doing that for Rafa. I will be looking forward to see this kid play again. Vamos Rafa!!!!💪💪💪💪💪💪
Even before his match against Rafa, he had only nice words for our champ. Wishing Tim all the best in the future.
And also congratulations to Rafa for acknowledging twice Tim’s behavior.
It is very comforting to see players like Tim, a true gentleman and sportsman. I wish him all the best!
Rosol, are you watching? This is what we call the opposite of the spitting and snotty sounds you made at Wimbledon 2012!
Rosol is gone – taken out in 4 sets by Dudi Sela of Israel – just as I predicted a few days ago. Sela is a much better match-up for Rafa than Rosol is. But Rafa needs to get healthy – pronto – if he intends to win this tournament. Gulbis, another thorn in Rafa’s side, is gone too. The draw – very favorable for Rafa from day one – is becoming even more favorable as the tourney progresses. VAMOS!!!
All we need now is healthy Rafa 🙂
This was amazing of Smyczek. My respect for that!