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Rafael Nadal's well-earned reputation as the Mr Nice Guy of tennis took a bit of a dent during his straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego as the Spanish superstar took the extraordinary step of calling his opponent to the net to lecture him about his behaviour.
The 36-year-old was leading in the third set of their third-round match at Wimbledon when Sonego appeared to anger him by asking for the roof on centre court to be closed, then yelled in the middle of a point when he hit a good shot.
Nadal had his serve broken for the first time in the match and summoned the Italian to the net to give him some not-so-friendly advice about how to conduct himself, then repeated the dose at the end of the game.
Nadal grabbed Sonego after they shook hands so he couldn't go straight to his chair, and proceeded to lecture him in his second angry outburst of the match
A few minutes earlier, Nadal had summoned his opponent to the net to criticise him for making too much noise during play
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