Did Verdasco DELIBERATELY rub it in yesterday after the win?
Posted by tennisplanet on September 8, 2010
I think so.
Even if you discount the falling flat after the last point, given how close the match was and he did come from behind after losing the first two sets, there was still something more that more than adequately demonstrated Verdasco clear intention of not being a good sportsman and friend – to a fellow countryman.
When he sat up Ferrer was right in front of him waiting to shake hands. Instead of getting up and embracing his fellow countryman, Verdasco deliberately looked down to avoid Ferrer and make sure Ferrer felt it a little longer. Ferrer was already in uncomfortable zone ever since Verdasco’s over the top celebration and after shaking the umpire’s hand. This delay only added to Ferrer’s injury – something Verdasco orchestrated on purpose.
Not freaking good.