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'IMAGE NOT THE BEST' - RAFAEL NADAL CRITICISES NOVAK DJOKOVIC FOR 'STRANGE' TANTRUM
"Luckily there were no people in the stands and nothing else happened, but hey, they are things that happen from time to time," Rafael Nadal said about his rival Novak Djokovic's racket throwing in Tokyo. "You have to try to avoid them. The image is not the best. It is important to avoid this, especially as a role model for many children. He is the number one in the world."
"It was an emotional outburst and it happens," said Djokovic. "You’re tense on the court, in the heat of the battle.
"It’s not the first time and it’s not the last time probably. It’s not nice, of course, but it’s part of, I guess, who I am.
"I don’t like doing these things, I’m sorry for sending this kind of message, but we’re all human beings and sometimes it’s hard to control."