Following a tough 76, 76 loss to Rafael Nadal yesterday at the ATP World Tour Finals, Stanislas Wawrinka targeted Uncle Toni for illegal coaching during the match.
“It’s nothing personal against Rafa or against Toni,” Wawrinka said. “We all know, players and umpire, that Toni is always trying to help Rafa. That’s normal. That’s part of the game. But when it’s too much, it’s too much.
“Today I didn’t agree with the umpire that he didn’t tell him something or he didn’t give him second warning just because it was Rafa. We all see. I was there. Before every point, he was trying to coach him. That just what happened. Again, it’s nothing against Rafa or Toni. That’s in the rules. Normally the umpire should have done something.”
Wawrinka has lost all 12 matches to Nadal and all 26 sets the two have played. Tomorrow, Wawrinka will try to work his way into the semifinals by beating another Spaniard, David Ferrer.
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