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“Start Thinking Before Reacting”: Roger Federer Engages in a Lengthy Argument With Umpire at French Open 2021



Roger Federer had a long argument with the chair umpire and received a time violation during his second-round match against Marin Cilic at French Open 2021.

While Marin Cilic was serving at 3-1 in the second set, Federer was wiping his face with his towel. However, Cilic was ready to serve and hence the umpire called a time violation against Federer even though the shot clock had time left.

Roger Federer reacts during his second-round match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Federer alleged that he wasn’t given a warning and hence shouldn’t have received a violation. The Swiss master’s discussion didn’t end with the chair umpire soon. They continued to discuss in between the service game in the second set as Federer was rattled.

“I listened when you were speaking to me, now listen to me when I’m speaking to you,” Federer said.

“I’m sorry, but that makes no sense, I don’t understand. You didn’t tell me. You said you thought I was slow, but you thought wrong. Just talk to me, tell me, ‘hey Roger, I think you’re being too slow’. Do you think I’m being that slow? Please start thinking before reacting.”

What does the rule book say?
Roger Federer is FURIOUS to have been given a time violation warning on return.

‘Me? ME?!!’*

*not a direct quote

— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) June 3, 2021

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The rule book says that the server can’t serve without the receiver ready. But, if the server is ready, then the receiver has to be ready within a ‘reasonable’ amount of time. Hence, Federer was out of that time window and received a time violation.

“The server shall not serve until the receiver is ready. However, the receiver shall play to the reasonable pace of the server and shall be ready to receive within a reason-able time of the server being ready.”

Watch Roger Federer argues with chair umpire at French Open 2021

Federer was trailing 3-1 when he had the outburst. And while Cilic was serving, Federer had missed many chances to break the Croatian. Hence the violation could have caught him by surprise. One reason for Federer’s time violation might be that, he may not be aware of the COVID-19 protocols.

Since tennis restarted after the pandemic break in 2020, the players have had to go over and get their towels themselves. Having just returned on the tour after missing 2020, Federer might not have been used to the new directive and hence lost track of time.

In the match, Federer initially picked up the first set, 6-2. However, in the second set, he got numerous chances to break Cilic. But he couldn’t. After the argument with the chair umpire, Federer won just one more game and lost his serve at 5-2 and gave the second set to Cilic.

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CONTROVERSY. Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend Cordae brags his relationship with the world no.2



Naomi Osaka has been dating her boyfriend Cordae for more than 2 years often sparking some controversy. Cordae is an up-and-coming American rapper that loves sending strong messages. Last year, on the occasion of the US Open, he was wildly criticized for showing the middle finger when taking some pictures with Naomi Osaka after she won the trophy. That looked extremely inappropriate also because he was stealing the scene of his girlfriend with that questionable gesture.

Cordae has just launched a song, “More Life”, boasting his relationship with Naomi using the following (strong) words: “My girl a tennis star, you niggas out here marrying hoes.”

According to the comments, many people didn’t really like this.

Cordae and Naomi Osaka are a power couple

— brown (@BrownRapFan) April 22, 2021

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Why Rafael Nadal only had one girlfriend in his life



ABC gave more details on Maria Francisca Perello, Rafael Nadal’s longtime girlfriend and future wife. Maria studied Administration and Direction of companies in the Balearic Islands University. She did not make people notice she was Nadal’s girlfriend.

Then she started working in the department of Communication in Palma de Mallorca. Then she worked in London for Mapfre, which is connected to Nadal. She is currently the director of social integration of the Rafa Nadal Foundation which is based in Barcelona and ran by Nadal’s mother Ana Maria Parera.

In 2013 the couple bought a €4 million worth chalet where they live. Maria understands the sacrifices that her future husband does to keep competing at the highest level. They started dating each other in 2005. She rarely speaks about their relationship.

In 2011, she told John Carlin, writer of Rafa: My Story book, explaining why Nadal often goes to the tournaments being alone: “Travelling around the world would not be good for me and him either. If I followed him everywhere, I think we could stop getting well each other.”

A close source to the couple told ABC: “She gave him his room to relax and not feel tense. When one like Nadal goes through so much pressure he needs to be calm.” In an interview to TODAY Serena Williams was asked her thoughts on her sister Venus as an auntie.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner praised what she considers her best friend. “She’s great. None of us grew up! We’re all just a bunch of kids having fun”, said Serena who became mother of a daughter called Olympia in September 2017.

I feel like things should have changed more,” said Serena, who added: “I feel like the older (Olympia) gets, the more I go back to being how I was. I don’t know if that’s normal, but that (pre-baby life) started coming back for me.”

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Naomi Osaka Boyfriend: Tennis Star’s Rapper Boyfriend Didn’t Know She Played Tennis



Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Osaka’s boyfriend – Cordae – was unaware of her tennis fame until after they started dating in 2019 and attended the US Open.

In a few years, Naomi Osaka has made herself at home in everyone’s hearts. She has bagged four Grand Slam titles and is without a doubt one of the best tennis players in the world. Her boyfriend, however, remained unaware of her being a tennis star until after he started dating her.

Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Who is Naomi Osaka dating?
As of now, the 23-year-old tennis star is dating Cordae Amari Dunston – mostly known as Cordae. While Naomi Osaka Cordae have been dating for quite some time now, Cordae was not really aware of Osaka’s tennis fame. “It’s not my sport,” the Grammy-nominated artist said during an interview. “If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.”

Later, the rapper even admitted that he felt out of place during the 2019 US Open. “I don’t know if I ever told Naomi this or not, but I felt really out of place. Like, that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life,” he said while talking to GQ. He added that it was his first tennis match, and he went to schools where the majority of the kids were Black. As a result, it was “weird” for him to be in that space.

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Cordae, a rapper, moved to LA after college for his career. He released mixtapes as a teenager, going by the name of “Entendre”. He worked on raps as a hobby till 2018, slowly gaining interest later. He was a TBN collective member and was “YBN Cordae” while with them. Last year, he was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys.

Is Naomi Osaka in a relationship? How did Naomi Osaka meet Cordae?

The couple, per reports, met in 2019. They dated in secret for around a year, before going for a date at a LA Clippers game. “I just remember seeing that there were so many people who wanted to take a picture with him,” Osaka said about their first date. ” And I just thought it was really cool how friendly and welcoming he was with everyone”.

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Osaka also revealed that she has been on tour with Cordae, which was like a fun adventure for her. Since then, Osaka has been introduced to a lot of older music by Cordae, which she said was interesting about him, “He knows the whole catalogue of everyone,” she said. “I feel like the knowledge that he has about his craft and his passion is so much more vast than mine”.

It’s Naomi Osaka walking infront of her billboards while wearing Cordae’s record label @hilevel merch for me!! 🤩

— UnapologeticAyesha (@AyeshaAlerts) May 21, 2021
Cordae also spoke about them keeping their relationship private, and how they rarely post intimate moment which they consider sacred. “A relationship is really a sacred thing. Once you let outside influences get into it, it becomes less sacred”.

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