Rafa is a huge money winning super star. No umpire/ref etc is going to take him on, seriously, about anything.
Nadal's team imported Doctors from Spain to treat his "blisters".
Is it me or does this read suspiciously like EPO and Blood Doping?http://www.marca.com/2014/01/23/tennis/open_australia/1390469257.html
The Spanish Tennis Federation sent a doctor to Melbourne for Rafael Nadal; Angel Ruiz Cotorro, and also Julián Casanova, a physiotherapist.
With them traveled to the capital of Victoria a revolutionary machine, called Indiba, which will help the rapid recovery of the left hand of the number 1 ATP player. Nadal suffers a nagging sore that forced him to play Grigor Dimitrov bandaged.
"We applied creams that help regenerate skin, but also Indiba, which serves to accelerate the healing process" explains Cotorro. "The device that applies radiofrequency thereby accelerating metabolism of cells, reorganizing oxygenated blood, improving the velocity of blood flow and by promoting lymphatic drainage of the peripheral area. So the cell state thrives."
Probably should be on the doping thread.
With regard to Tamilas recent post I don't think it's favouritism as such. I think it's cheating pure and simple. The exact nature and ramifications of that cheating have yet to be determined.
I am quite happy to shift this to the doping thread or Mark to do so.