Wawrinka says Nadal was coached at finals

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 06, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland plays a backhand in his third round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
Stanislas Wawrinka finds it hard enough playing against his nemesis Rafael Nadal - without the Spaniard receiving extra help from his coach. Once again, the Swiss player failed to win a set against Nadal, losing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) to his top-ranked opponent at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. It was his 12th loss in as many matches against the Spaniard. Wawrinka, who can still reach the semifinals, regretted the fact that Nadal wasn't penalized for coaching by his uncle Toni. Nadal did receive a warning for slow play. Wawrinka says ''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.'' Wawrinka adds ''Before every point, he (Toni) was trying to coach him.''
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