The outspoken Dmitry Tursunov called out Rafael Nadal after receiving a soft warning for taking too much time between points during his first-round match against Grigor Dimitrov at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Tuesday.
“How much am I over?” Tursunov asked umpire Cedric Mourier during a changeover. “As much as Rafa or less?”
Mourier, who did not assess the 28th-ranked Tursunov a formal warning, told him he was a few seconds over the ATP’s 25-second rule. Tursunov scoffed.
“I think Rafa is eight seconds over and nobody ever gives him a warning,” Tursunov said.
Later, Tursunov added: “Rafa will pick his ass for 30 seconds and you guys will watch it. You’re not going to say a word.”
Watch the exchange below:
Tursunov lost to Dimitrov 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
Video via YouTube user ProdigyEng