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September 6, 2011

Nadal collapses after win at scorching U.S. Open

Moments later, Nadal suddenly stopped talking, then covered his face with his hands and slumped to the floor.

Please!!! Nadal did not collapse… he cramped.

Try to be responsible with headlines. Drop the drama. This only reinforces media stereotypes.

You can do better… don’t be pathetic. This headline is pathetic.


“…covered his face with his hands and slumped to the floor… Sorry, but that sounds pretty much like a collapse to me.

Our description of the event was similar to those of other news organizations:

AP: Then slowly — and scarily to those watching, because it was unclear at that moment to anyone but Nadal himself exactly what was wrong — the defending champion slithered out of the chair and went down to the ground, hidden from view by a table.

AFP: Defending champion Rafael Nadal shocked the US Open when he collapsed with cramps during a bizarre news conference while Andy Murray stayed on course for a semi-final clash against the Spaniard.

GBU Editor

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his win over David Nalbandian of Argentina during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 4, 2011.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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