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Daily Drops: WTA star confirms she is 'not Rafael Nadal' and Wimbledon deny rumours

Paula Badosa - I'm not Rafael Nadal - Wimbledon

In Daily Drops today: WTA star confirms she is definitely NOT Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon deny scheduling rumours and Nick Kyrgios is backed by a former champion.

'I am not Rafael Nadal and nor am I ever going to be'

Paula Badosa crashed out of Wimbledon against the revitalised Simona Halep in the fourth round, and she was a little upset afterwards.

It wasn't the defeat that upset her, though, it was the expectation from the people of Spain, which she puts down to the incredible success of Rafael Nadal.

"There is a lot of demand from the people," Badosa said. "You're in the second week and now they're wondering why you don't win.

"And if you lose in the first week, he wonders why you don't make it to the second. I don't know how to say it... I'm not Rafa Nadal nor am I going to be.

"We have become a little unaccustomed in Spain because of the great players we have had. Hopefully one day I can do something half similar, but I would like it to be demanded a little less," Badosa concluded.

'No plans' to make Wimbledon change

Novak Djokovic said that he had 'heard' that Wimbledon were considering moving the start time of play on the show courts.

There have been a couple of matches that have flirted with the Wimbledon curfew this year, with bad light also proving to be a problem at times during the later matches.

However, Wimbledon have dismissed the suggestion that they may make a change to their policy.

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"Other than we continually review what we do, but there are no plans to move the start time," said Sally Bolton, chief executive of the All England Club.

"The reality of running a tennis event is that once you start the day you have no idea when the day's going to finish. It is pretty unpredictable.

"We think about that in the scheduling process but we're certainly not moving to night sessions."

'We need people like Nick Kyrgios'

Nick Kyrgios has certainly divided opinion with his behaviour at Wimbledon this week.

Some have called him a bully, others called him box office, and just about everyone can't stop watching him.

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, though, has firmly declared herself in the pro-Kyrgios camp.

“You either like him or you don’t, she told Ubitennis. "He will not make you feel middle ranged about him.

“We need people like this in tennis. Some sort of disruptor with a different character. I don’t think it is good to have everyone acting the same way."

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