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poplar
06-09-2009, 11:49 AM
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/uk/news/article_1482438.php/Roddick_tips_injured_Nadal_as_a_Wimbledon_starter_ #ixzz0Hxkw1nQl&C

London - Knee tendinitis veteran Andy Roddick said Tuesday that a bit of treatable joint pain is unlikely to stop Rafael Nadal from defending his Wimbledon title starting in 13 days.

'Rafa has had knee tendinitis for a long time and he's won Grand Slams while he's had it,' said the American after reaching the third round at Queen's club, the grass tune-up he's won four times.

'I'm certainly not going to underestimate Rafa. I think he's going to be there. I think he's going to be fine, and I think he's going to put forth all the effort he has. He's certainly proven that in the past,' said Roddick.

The 26-year-old said he's played with the problem 'for years and years and years and years.'

Nadal said he will fly to London next Tuesday after undergoing medical tests in Barcelona and wait to see how his knee pulls up for Wimbledon, adding that he would not play unless he could go at his usual 100 percent pace.

'There is a positive side for Rafa: it's uncomfortable and it's painful, but it's not something that's going to be a career threatening injury if you play on it. It's kind of a fancy term for overuse,' said Roddick, twice a losing Wimbledon finalist to Roger Federer.

'I don't I ever thought that his Wimbledon defense was in jeopardy,' he said of the world number one, whom he proclaims joint title favourite along with Federer.

But the number six doesn't rule himself totally out either. 'I'm playing a lot better this year than I have in years past, and I've been getting deeper in tournaments more consistently.

'I do love this surface. It's been a while since I've been coming in feeling like I've been playing this well and been healthy for the grass court season. I'm hopeful, but I just want to get through rounds.'



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So basically the Nadal camp make quite a fuss about nothing. Well again, I don't find it too surprising.

tennizz!@#
06-09-2009, 12:53 PM
Don't underestimate Roddick just because he is a mental-******ation drama queen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPfziz3dOS4


Don't underestimate Nadal just because he is a mental-******ation drama queen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3dwmHyAa3g

ghostbear
06-09-2009, 12:57 PM
Do we really need 100 threads on Nadal's injury?

slicefox
06-09-2009, 12:59 PM
^^^ Fking PWNED!!!

jamesblakefan#1
06-09-2009, 01:00 PM
Do we really need 100 threads on Nadal's injury?

Fed-****. :)

I agree, it is a bit overkill for a maybe serious knee injury, that nobody knows anything certain about, and Wimbledon is still 2 weeks away.

Mick
06-09-2009, 01:18 PM
maybe the rafa camp had to make this big news so that he could skip playing the queen's club tournament without having to pay a fine.

Leublu tennis
06-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Lets see, Roddick is a queen? This is really news. I thought he liked girls.

poplar
06-09-2009, 04:14 PM
:???::???:

Nadal is the drama queen, not Roddick

NandoMania
06-09-2009, 04:20 PM
erm ... What's more "dramatic"??? :confused: Knee injuries that can be verified by medical doctors? Or "exhaustion" ??? :lol:

"Exhausted Roger Federer withdraws from GERRY WEBER OPEN"

http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/

IvanAndreevich
06-09-2009, 04:21 PM
erm ... What's more "dramatic"??? :confused: Knee injuries that can be verified by medical doctors? Or "exhaustion" ??? :lol:

"Exhausted Roger Federer withdraws from GERRY WEBER OPEN"

http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/

I wouldn't try to protect Nadal by making fun of players being exhausted :lol:

clayman2000
06-09-2009, 04:26 PM
One thing you gotta love about Roddick is that he's brutaly honest, and never underestiates anyone.... part of that comes with having his potential for such a great career be taken away by Roger, but he knows why players get to being no 1

If Roddick thinks Nadal is a co-fav for Wimbledon, then so do i

Serendipitous
06-09-2009, 04:30 PM
When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was a thread about Nadal made by a Federer fan.

paulorenzo
06-09-2009, 09:07 PM
erm ... What's more "dramatic"??? :confused: Knee injuries that can be verified by medical doctors? Or "exhaustion" ??? :lol:

"Exhausted Roger Federer withdraws from GERRY WEBER OPEN"

http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/

yeh, i guess nadal's knee injury isn't very dramatic since he's been using that as an excuse for quite a while now. hahahaha.

oh wait, wasn't there a time where nadal had to pull out of a fancy-schmancy indoor, year end tournament because of exhaustion as well?

the real question is, what's more dramatic, pulling out of the gerry weber open or pulling out of the year end masters tournament, both of which are due to exhaustion?