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maximo
06-19-2009, 08:53 AM
Nadal will be confirming whether or not he will be participating at this years Wimbledon.

shadows
06-19-2009, 08:54 AM
yup, I'm not sure what to expect. I guess there'll be a lot of info available quick given how important it is.

One comment from a BBC correspondant about the conference said "I don't want to panic Nadal fans, but the press were only expecting him to hold news conference at Wimbledon if he is pulling out"

so I'm rather worried D:

mandy01
06-19-2009, 08:56 AM
I think he'll play..

Sephiroth619
06-19-2009, 08:58 AM
Of course he's gonna play.

This guy is getting a ridiculous amount of publicity.

GasquetGOAT
06-19-2009, 08:58 AM
I wish he would play!

All-rounder
06-19-2009, 08:59 AM
He's gonna play stop worrying he wouldn't be playing in exhibition matches if he wasn't playing would he Rafa is smarter than that

All-rounder
06-19-2009, 09:00 AM
Of course he's gonna play.

This guy is getting a ridiculous amount of publicity.
+1

10 char

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:00 AM
Nadal will be confirming whether or not he will be participating at this years Wimbledon.

good job opening another thread maximo, we should have a countdown. A new thread every 5 min.? :)

skip1969
06-19-2009, 09:03 AM
well, they've been milking this since queen's club . . . they might as have the big press conference announcement to top it off. it's the only thing that makes sense after all this ridiculousness. what a glorious spin machine.

MichaelChang
06-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Can someone at least confirm what is the real score of the Nadal - Stan match? There have been different stories.

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Can someone at least confirm what is the real score of the Nadal - Stan match? There have been different stories.

The real score of the stan/nadal match is that nadal still hasn't officially made a decision about playing wimbledon. :) and Rommil really really really wishes and feels that nadal and Toni should have handled all this very differently. lol. :)

Giggs The Red Devil
06-19-2009, 09:10 AM
Can someone at least confirm what is the real score of the Nadal - Stan match? There have been different stories.

Nadal played 56.4% and lost to Stan who played 88.4%.

http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/will-nadal-play-wimbledon/?ref=sports

All-rounder
06-19-2009, 09:16 AM
Nadal played 56.4% and lost to Stan who played 88.4%.

http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/will-nadal-play-wimbledon/?ref=sports
:confused: what are these percentages first serves??

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:21 AM
The real score of the stan/nadal match is that nadal still hasn't officially made a decision about playing wimbledon. :) and Rommil really really really wishes and feels that nadal and Toni should have handled all this very differently. lol. :)

Thank you for seeing that through lol.........

Giggs The Red Devil
06-19-2009, 09:21 AM
:confused: what are these percentages first serves??

Health percentages, no?

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:22 AM
Can someone at least confirm what is the real score of the Nadal - Stan match? There have been different stories.

About that match, Nadal will be conducting a separate press conference tomorrow at noon to discuss the real outcome of the match.

Shaolin
06-19-2009, 09:25 AM
Gotta love how nadal waits until he sees the draw before announcing if he wil play. :roll:

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:26 AM
And on Sunday at noon, Rafa will have another press conference to discuss how he decided to play tennis instead of pursuing a lucrative career at gangsta rap......

valiant
06-19-2009, 09:28 AM
You are so after him rommil. hehe.

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:28 AM
And by Monday we shall know for sure if Nadal is playing if he shows up at center court against Clement or whoever he is playing against. So everybody go party, do your weekend errands and come back Monday.....

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:29 AM
Gotta love how nadal waits until he sees the draw before announcing if he wil play. :roll:

Yes, makes some sense I think. His quarter is really manageable. I hope he plays, Vamos!

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:29 AM
You are so after him rommil. hehe.

LOL sorry it has gotten so ridiculous by now.....

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:30 AM
You are so after him rommil. hehe.

every other post by rommil starts with "Sorry.....". :)

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:31 AM
LOL sorry it has gotten so ridiculous by now.....

lol. right on call. :)

Sephiroth619
06-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Nadal played 56.4% and lost to Stan who played 88.4%.

http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/will-nadal-play-wimbledon/?ref=sports

Must be life gauge (or hit points) percentages left.

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:31 AM
every other post by rommil starts with "Sorry.....". :)

Yeah sorry is spelled capital LOL.

valiant
06-19-2009, 09:32 AM
LOL sorry it has gotten so ridiculous by now.....

I like it how you expess your FEELINGS.haha

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:32 AM
Yeah sorry is spelled capital LOL.

sorry rommil. :)

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:34 AM
I like it how you expess your FEELINGS.haha

this whole thing has him really torn up. He wishes everything had been done very differently! Obviously nadal's injury situation revolves around rommil and rommil's feelings. :)

Did I mention rommil's feelings BTW? lol.

Jchurch
06-19-2009, 09:34 AM
You can't find a more typical ******* answer...
No you can't find a more intelligent answer is more like it. ******* or *********, I would hope people are tired of seeing the same thread over and over again. I know I am tired of seeing the same threads repeated over and over again.

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:34 AM
And in another note, Uncle Toni will be conducting another press conference Saturday at midnight when Rafa is sleeping to give his opinion on the whole injury and to declare his love for the French people.

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:35 AM
this whole thing has him really torn up. He wishes everything had been done very differently! Obviously nadal's injury situation revolves around rommil and rommil's feelings. :)

Did I mention rommil's feelings BTW? lol.

You should know by now....

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:38 AM
Anyways , where are we at with this countdown? OMG this is so full of suspense NF can't get off his toilet

valiant
06-19-2009, 09:43 AM
Anyways , where are we at with this countdown? OMG this is so full of suspense NF can't get off his toilet

You shouldn't peek at such places. Naughty boy. :twisted:

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:46 AM
Seven minutes.

rommil
06-19-2009, 09:46 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

abmk
06-19-2009, 09:47 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

he he, good one :)

batz
06-19-2009, 09:48 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

ROFPMSL That is funny.

valiant
06-19-2009, 09:50 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

Loooool. Thats funny.

egn
06-19-2009, 09:51 AM
is there like a link to watch this press conference or are we just going to have to wait to some sports sites updates.

vtmike
06-19-2009, 09:51 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

LMAO!! :lol:

Sephiroth619
06-19-2009, 09:51 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

ROFL. Though I wouldn't be surprised if this actually happened.

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:51 AM
is there like a link to watch this press conference or are we just going to have to wait to some sports sites updates.

http://twitter.com/Pearcesport

maybe that will be the fastest.

maximo
06-19-2009, 09:52 AM
1 minute to go...

SikSerb
06-19-2009, 09:52 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

LOL.... that **** cracked me up.

bolo
06-19-2009, 09:53 AM
Rommil's feelings will finally be put out of his misery......and our misery.

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 09:54 AM
http://twitter.com/Wimbledon

spiderman123
06-19-2009, 09:54 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.

I laughed so hard that it stopped my headache :D

R.Federer
06-19-2009, 09:55 AM
http://twitter.com/Wimbledon latest news will be here

vtmike
06-19-2009, 09:55 AM
One minute to go..Quick someone open a new thread!!

maximo
06-19-2009, 09:56 AM
One minute to go..Quick someone shut my mouth!!

fixed it for ya.

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 09:56 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.
One of the funniest posts of the week.

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 09:57 AM
fixed it for ya.
I think it was right the original way.

T1000
06-19-2009, 09:58 AM
fixed it for ya.

congrats, you won the worst post of the year award. not to often we see the post of the year and the worst in the same thread

Serendipitous
06-19-2009, 09:58 AM
I think it was right the original way.


Hi woodrow, how are you? :cry::cry::cry::cry:

valiant
06-19-2009, 09:58 AM
One minute to go..Quick someone open a new thread!!

Just wait a sec. You will have your wish :P

forehand_dude
06-19-2009, 09:59 AM
Gambling markets have been all over the place. His odds of winning the tournament started today at about 1 in 10, dropped to 1 in 20, and have since increased to about 1 in 13. This would imply they think he is playing.

http://uk.site.sports.betfair.com//betting/LoadRunnerInfoAction.do?marketId=100489788&selectionId=2251410

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 10:00 AM
Hi woodrow, how are you? :cry::cry::cry::cry:
Im great.. Why the frownies?

bolo
06-19-2009, 10:00 AM
Gambling markets have been all over the place. His odds of winning the tournament started today at about 1 in 10, dropped to 1 in 20, and have since increased to about 1 in 13. This would imply they think he is playing.

http://uk.site.sports.betfair.com//betting/LoadRunnerInfoAction.do?marketId=100489788&selectionId=2251410

thanks man. :)

Serendipitous
06-19-2009, 10:01 AM
Im great.. Why the frownies?


No reason. :cry::cry:


I hope Nadal feels better. :cry::cry:

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 10:02 AM
No reason. :cry::cry:


I hope Nadal feels better. :cry::cry:
Ok. I hope you are well. Thanks for asking how I am.

Crayola Oblongata
06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
The Twitter guy says they are still waiting for him.


Now he has just come in!

shadows
06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
Rafa has just arrived apparently...

Purostaff
06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
vid of interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2b1D5w82yU

Serendipitous
06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
Ok. I hope you are well. Thanks for asking how I am.


Thank you! :)

tudwell
06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
Apparently his knees are too bad to attend even this press conference.

Edit: He made it finally! Must've been adjusting his water bottles.

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
"Still no sign of Rafael Nadal yet"

http://twitter.com/Wimbledon

maximo
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
Rafa has now entered the building...

rommil
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
The Twitter guy says they are still waiting for him.
Rearranging water bottles. Yeah nothing new. We're used to it...

pennc94
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
Listening on 5 live

http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/

In spanish - NOT playing

batz
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
Not playing!!

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
still waiting

shadows
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
Rafa is out...

D:

forehand_dude
06-19-2009, 10:05 AM
thanks man. :)

No problem.

Update: Odds dropping like a rock. Rafa must be out

Serendipitous
06-19-2009, 10:05 AM
This is intense!

spiderman123
06-19-2009, 10:05 AM
not playing W. Wow.

forehand_dude
06-19-2009, 10:05 AM
100 to one. Rafa is out. Can someone confirm?

egn
06-19-2009, 10:05 AM
it says rafa is out..

Crayola Oblongata
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Oh my god. This is sad. Whats sadder is the guy on 5 live finishes with its all good news for Murray! Smiles all round then...geez

Serendipitous
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Say what??!!?!? :shock:

maximo
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Where!?

.

.

Blade0324
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Crazy if he is indeed out. Really too bad for him and Tennis in general.

edberg505
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
He couldn't say this before the draw came out?

egn
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
http://twitter.com/Pearcesport

@wright
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
He's out! WOW

maximo
06-19-2009, 10:06 AM
TWITTER:

Rafael Nadal has said he isn't 100% fit and has decided he cannot play at Wimbledon this year.

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Rafael Nadal has said he isn't 100% fit and has decided he cannot play at Wimbledon this year.

SikSerb
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Wow hes not playing. Very disappointing.

Meaghan
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
rafa just confirms on BBc that he is not playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Serendipitous
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Oh well......there's always next year......:(

Arafel
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
I cant view twitter from work... Is Rafa in or out?

Out. Check Tennis.com

bolo
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Well it was obvious he was hurting. :( I hope he rests up and comes back 100%.

Vamos,

R.Federer
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Rafa Is Out Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
wow. Sorry to all the nadal fans. Certainly won't be the same, but perhaps it is for the best.

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Rafael Nadal: "To not play Wimbledon is one of the toughest decisions of my career."

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 10:08 AM
Whoa...just whoa...

geese_com
06-19-2009, 10:08 AM
Too bad to hear he's out. We'll see how well he will recover.

vtmike
06-19-2009, 10:08 AM
TWITTER:

Rafael Nadal has said he isn't 100% fit and has decided he cannot play at Wimbledon this year.

There your wish just came true...Now Murray will not lose in the SF... :(

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:08 AM
Rafael Nadal: "I've played with some problems with my knees for some months."

vtmike
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
This is sad news indeed!

Kostas
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
Over/Under on the # of new threads "informing" TW about this breaking news?

maximo
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
There your wish just came true...Now Murray will not lose in the SF... :(

What are you talking about!?


Murray will WIN Wimbledon 2009.

rommil
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
He's out! WOW

Of the tournament you mean. Those pink shirts have been a little suspect.

T1000
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
so does his first round opponent get a bye?

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
Rafael Nadal is speaking in Spanish for much of his press conference.

mandy01
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
Very sad for Rafa...
Sort of makes you wish there was was more of a gap between the FO and Wimbledon..it would've probably helped him to recoup atleast.Although he lost early I'm sure he needs time

malakas
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
omg!!!Is it true??!?I just read he's out!

:shock: :( :(

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 10:09 AM
"I've played with some problems with my knees for some months."

Parabolica
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Damn thats horrible news. I was looking forward to another classical final.

TennisLover17
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Aww man that is dissapointing =(. I wish him the best in hopes that he'll recover quickly.

R.Federer
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
hahahahahhahaahahaha lol its a shame tho

malakas
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Rafael Nadal is speaking in Spanish for much of his press conference.

what does he say?:(

happy teeth
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
this is really awful for tennis, i think most of us were hoping for a fired up 2008 final rematch..

vtmike
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
What are you talking about!?


Murray will WIN Wimbledon 2009.

Its a sad day for tennis!...Not the right time to crack jokes... :(

NamRanger
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Well looks like another run to the SF for Roddick.

rommil
06-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Oh well on a serious note, it's a smart move. Maybe we can have a more exciting US Open. Get well Rafa. I know you read this. I really mean it.

PS please spare us heart attacks next time.

diegaa
06-19-2009, 10:11 AM
federer is cherishing the trophy

maximo
06-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Any link to the interview??

happy teeth
06-19-2009, 10:11 AM
BTW does this still mean delpo takes the slot allotted to the #1 seed?

i don't know why you guys are ignoring him, he was lethal in RG

SikSerb
06-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Murray's draw just got easier.

Wimbledon will be without Nadal this year.

malakas
06-19-2009, 10:11 AM
hahahahahhahaahahaha lol its a shame tho

:roll: if Roger was injured and withdrew would you laugh the same? :roll: stop being an *****

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:12 AM
Rafael Nadal: "I have some time now to recover and will work very hard to return as soon as possible."

happy teeth
06-19-2009, 10:13 AM
federer is cherishing the trophy

i highly doubt it. he has 14. i bet he wanted to win it back from nadal properly.

maximo
06-19-2009, 10:14 AM
Wimbledon is Murray's to lose.

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 10:17 AM
Rafael Nadal: "Sportsman always play with pain. You really don't know where the limit is."

batz
06-19-2009, 10:17 AM
BTW does this still mean delpo takes the slot allotted to the #1 seed?

i don't know why you guys are ignoring him, he was lethal in RG


I don't think anyone is ignoring him, but he's 8-5 for his career on grass. Now that doesn't mean he can't do well at Wimbledon, but some of these big fellas struggle with the low bounce.

R.Federer
06-19-2009, 10:27 AM
:roll: if Roger was injured and withdrew would you laugh the same? :roll: stop being an *****

i would yes

ATXtennisaddict
06-19-2009, 10:36 AM
Sad. Lots of ppl, including myself, would've liked to see Roger win Wimbledon against Nadal again.

federrero
06-19-2009, 10:42 AM
Did not Rafa have enough time to cure the thing? I want to be wrong here, but I suspect something huge (scandal) behind this. We will find out only in several month...

Arafel
06-19-2009, 10:50 AM
Did not Rafa have enough time to cure the thing? I want to be wrong here, but I suspect something huge (scandal) behind this. We will find out only in several month...

Oh please. Scandal indeed. Everyone knows Nadal's knees have always been a problem. A coach I know who is from Europe says it's common knowledge over there that Nadal has almost no cartilege left in his knees, partly because he likes to push off so aggressively.

malakas
06-19-2009, 10:55 AM
i would yes

you're really pathetic cheering for players' injuries and certainly not a tennis fan.

valiant
06-19-2009, 10:56 AM
I feel bad for him. I really thought he would make it. I mean it would be weird without him. I hope he recovers fast.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 10:57 AM
He's gonna play stop worrying he wouldn't be playing in exhibition matches if he wasn't playing, would he? Rafa is smarter than that
Hmmm....guess Rafa isn't as smart as you thought?

R.Federer
06-19-2009, 10:58 AM
lol hes a pu ssy imo wanted a fed nadal final

Dutch-Guy
06-19-2009, 10:58 AM
Worst news of the month:(.Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

VivalaVida
06-19-2009, 10:59 AM
This sucks. Wimbledon has become much less interesting. We are probably in for another crappy final like the french. zzzzz. I really though Rafa would play but this looks very serious.

bizarre_opinion
06-19-2009, 11:00 AM
it's sad that he won't be able to defend his title, but i'm also glad he won't be playing. I've lost all little respect i had for rafa because the way him and his uncle have handled the hole thing has been way over the top. Trying milk the situation to get as much publicity as possible. If the knee issue was this bad, he should have stayed at home and not bothered coming to wimbledon. Well, nadal and his uncle tony are officially the biggest milker's of all time.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 11:00 AM
This is just in....


The press conference has already been made and it entailed only ONE reporter to ask Rafa if he is playing Wimbledon this year. Here's the transcipt:

Reporter: "Rafa, just one question to settle the issue. Are you playing Wimbledon this year?".

Nadal: "Yes, no?"

Then Nadal left the room full of ever more confused people.
ROTFLMAO!!!! :lol:

Hilarious!!!

R.Federer
06-19-2009, 11:01 AM
milked it to the brim aswell pathetic pffff

betovanbuuren
06-19-2009, 11:04 AM
Rafael Nadal has finished talking in English. Now taking questions from the Spanish reporters.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 11:05 AM
He couldn't say this before the draw came out?
His decision obviously hinged on how tough his draw is. He got a tough draw, so he's out. If he had an easy draw, he probably would have played.

dh003i
06-19-2009, 11:13 AM
it's sad that he won't be able to defend his title, but i'm also glad he won't be playing. I've lost all little respect i had for rafa because the way him and his uncle have handled the hole thing has been way over the top. Trying milk the situation to get as much publicity as possible. If the knee issue was this bad, he should have stayed at home and not bothered coming to wimbledon. Well, nadal and his uncle tony are officially the biggest milker's of all time.

Oh come on, that's a horribly uncharitable interpretation. Much more reasonable is that he wanted to give it his best shot coming to England, see if he could be ready to play in time.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 11:14 AM
Just as well. Nadal had a really tough draw anyway. Clement in the 1st round, who's a really tough grinder on grass and who got to the QF last year. Hewitt, great grass court player and former Wimbledon champ in the 2nd round. Roddick, another great grass courter and two-time Wimbledon finalist in the quarters. And Murray, Queens Club champ and crowd favorite in the semis. I think all of these guys also have the confidence to beat Nadal on grass.

Anyway, I think even if Nadal played, he wouldn't have gotten to the final anyway. He might as well rest his knees. I think he was just waiting for the draw to come out before making the final decision. If he had an easy draw, he may have played, but seeing how tough of a draw he had, he made the smart decision and withdrew.

Now he can rest and rehab those knees in time for the summer hardcourt season. Hope he makes it back in time for the US Open.

Get some good rest, Rafa. You deserve the time off.

Blade0324
06-19-2009, 11:26 AM
it's sad that he won't be able to defend his title, but i'm also glad he won't be playing. I've lost all little respect i had for rafa because the way him and his uncle have handled the hole thing has been way over the top. Trying milk the situation to get as much publicity as possible. If the knee issue was this bad, he should have stayed at home and not bothered coming to wimbledon. Well, nadal and his uncle tony are officially the biggest milker's of all time.

And that makes you the biggest tool of all time then. They obviously had to make a tough descision and being the #1 player in the world and defending champion will draw a great deal of publicity. Get over yourself.

coloskier
06-19-2009, 11:28 AM
It is interesting that he said he'll be out at least a month. I wonder if he is going to have to have his knee scoped. Maybe some fraying of the meniscus causing the tendonitis. If he gets it cleaned up, he'll be out for longer than a month, but he'll come back and have a few good years left in his knees before he'll have to have it cleaned up again.

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 11:33 AM
it's sad that he won't be able to defend his title, but i'm also glad he won't be playing. I've lost all little respect i had for rafa because the way him and his uncle have handled the hole thing has been way over the top. Trying milk the situation to get as much publicity as possible. If the knee issue was this bad, he should have stayed at home and not bothered coming to wimbledon. Well, nadal and his uncle tony are officially the biggest milker's of all time.
Your screenname about sums it up on this post!

P_Agony
06-19-2009, 11:48 AM
Worst news of the month:(.Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I know, I'm very sorry for you guys :(.

But try to take something positive out of all of this - Nadal will have time to recover, rest, practice, and come ultra motivated to the HC season, and perhaps win his first US Open. I know it probably doesn't make you feel any better, but I'm sure Nadal will be back in full force when the time is right for him.

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 11:52 AM
Saddest day in tennis since Pete Sampras retired.

malakas
06-19-2009, 11:53 AM
Saddest day in tennis since Pete Sampras retired.

ok..don't exaggerate here.Rafa is coming back stronger and better you know,he just took some time off .It's not like the end of the world.

bolo
06-19-2009, 11:56 AM
Saddest day in tennis since Pete Sampras retired.

Yep worst day since then, good call Cesc.

maximo
06-19-2009, 11:56 AM
Saddest day in tennis since Pete Sampras retired.

LOL, that is waay over the top.

Dutch-Guy
06-19-2009, 12:02 PM
I know, I'm very sorry for you guys :(.
Thanx for your compassion but nothing can console me now:(
But try to take something positive out of all of this - Nadal will have time to recover, rest, practice, and come ultra motivated to the HC season, and perhaps win his first US Open.
HC is his worst surface,especially USO where he never fared well.But we'll see.
I know it probably doesn't make you feel any better, but I'm sure Nadal will be back in full force when the time is right for him.
I truly hope se.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Saddest day in tennis since Pete Sampras retired.
Not quite. The saddest day in tennis was when Federer hit his forehand into the net at 8-7 in the 5th set in the Wimbledon final last year. :cry:

maximo
06-19-2009, 12:04 PM
Not quite. The saddest day in tennis was when Federer hit his forehand into the net at 8-7 in the 5th set in the Wimbledon final last year. :cry:

lol, must of felt like being stabbed in the back...

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 12:04 PM
Not quite. The saddest day in tennis was when Federer hit his forehand into the net at 8-7 in the 5th set in the Wimbledon final last year. :cry:

That wasn't sad that was a great moment in tennis history.

Musashi
06-19-2009, 12:05 PM
Some interview clips from his withdrawal (no ******** rick rolling here):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ViOIsJGy0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tDyVqgYLaQ (in Spanish)

vtmike
06-19-2009, 12:05 PM
lol, must of felt like being stabbed in the back...

Thats the same feeling you will experience when Murray fails to reach the finals... :twisted:

maximo
06-19-2009, 12:08 PM
Thats the same feeling you will experience when Murray fails to reach the finals... :twisted:

Just you wait and see...

malakas
06-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Some interview clips from his withdrawal (no ******** rick rolling here):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ViOIsJGy0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tDyVqgYLaQ (in Spanish)

many thanx!!

He said it's not chronic problem!!!!!!

P_Agony
06-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Thanx for your compassion but nothing can console me now:(
.
HC is his worst surface,especially USO where he never fared well.But we'll see.

I truly hope se.

If Nadal proved something over the years, it's that when he's motivated, he's nearly unbeatable. I think this Wimbeldon "loss" will help his US Open chances.

babbette
06-19-2009, 12:12 PM
Some interview clips from his withdrawal (no ******** rick rolling here):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ViOIsJGy0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tDyVqgYLaQ (in Spanish)

ooh thank you.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 12:15 PM
That wasn't sad that was a great moment in tennis history.
How can someone going for his 6th straight Wimbledon, thereby breaking a record held by Borg since 1980, and coming oh so agonizingly close, NOT be a sad moment? :confused: :-?

Hearts were broken the world over. :cry:

bizarre_opinion
06-19-2009, 12:15 PM
And that makes you the biggest tool of all time then. They obviously had to make a tough descision and being the #1 player in the world and defending champion will draw a great deal of publicity. Get over yourself.

haha, u joker. The only tool on these boards are the *******s who were crapping their pants after rafa's defeat to hewitt yesterday.

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 12:23 PM
How can someone going for his 6th straight Wimbledon, thereby breaking a record held by Borg since 1980, and coming oh so agonizingly close, NOT be a sad moment? :confused: :-?

Hearts were broken the world over. :cry:

No people were hailing the first man since Bjorn Borg to win RG and Wimbledon in the same year.

malakas
06-19-2009, 12:26 PM
No people were hailing the first man since Bjorn Borg to win RG and Wimbledon in the same year.

well...time to hail the second one!:D

nothingfails
06-19-2009, 12:27 PM
Couldn't he have the courtesy to withdraw before the release of the draw - that is just a few hours before. That's unfair of him.

maximo
06-19-2009, 12:27 PM
well...time to hail the second one!:D

yeh, you mean Murray?

federerdomination
06-19-2009, 12:28 PM
yeh, you mean Murray?

Murray didnt win FO so he cant pull that double

malakas
06-19-2009, 12:28 PM
yeh, you mean Murray?

Nope.Baghdatis!

Telepatic
06-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Damn, bad news.

nothingfails
06-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Some interview clips from his withdrawal (no ******** rick rolling here):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ViOIsJGy0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tDyVqgYLaQ (in Spanish)

At least he's now got plenty of time to improve his English...

Shaolin
06-19-2009, 12:33 PM
Couldn't he have the courtesy to withdraw before the release of the draw - that is just a few hours before. That's unfair of him.



He wanted to see if he would get an easy draw or not before deciding how bad his knees hurt.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 12:35 PM
No people were hailing the first man since Bjorn Borg to win RG and Wimbledon in the same year.
Let's face it. Someone winning RG and Wimbledon in the same year is MUCH more likely to happen than someone EVER winning 6 Wimbledons in a row.

McEnroe almost did it in 1984. Lendl almost did it in 1986 and 1987. Federer almost did it in 2006 and 2007.

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Let's face it. Someone winning RG and Wimbledon in the same year is MUCH more likely to happen than someone EVER winning 6 Wimbledons in a row.

McEnroe almost did it in 1984. Lendl almost did it in 1986 and 1987. Federer almost did it in 2006 and 2007.

Tennis fans around the world were happen to see someone else win Wimbledon.

babbette
06-19-2009, 12:38 PM
in full
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y1kGBNEHJ4

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Tennis fans around the world were happen to see someone else win Wimbledon.
Does that include you?

malakas
06-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Tennis fans around the world were happen to see someone else win Wimbledon.

Not every tennis fan around the world is a FedHater like you.

maximo
06-19-2009, 12:41 PM
Tennis fans around the world were happen to see someone else win Wimbledon.

Does this phrase even make sense?

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 12:41 PM
Does this phrase even make sense?

Yes and hilarious coming for you of all people.

Dutch-Guy
06-19-2009, 12:42 PM
Not every tennis fan around the world is a FedHater like you.

So if you don't back Fed you're a Fedhater.What happened to the freedom of choice?

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 12:42 PM
Yes and hilarious coming for you of all people.
So, how did you feel when "someone else" won the French?

maximo
06-19-2009, 12:43 PM
Yes and hilarious coming for you of all people.

Don't you mean from you??

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 12:44 PM
So, how did you feel when "someone else" won the French?

Tennis fans around the world were happy to see someone else win the French aswell I don't do double standard.

nothingfails
06-19-2009, 12:44 PM
He wanted to see if he would get an easy draw or not before deciding how bad his knees hurt.

If you're not fit to play you don't play, period, regardless of the draw. Sooner or later he would have had to face the big guns. Classless.

malakas
06-19-2009, 12:47 PM
So if you don't back Fed you're a Fedhater.What happened to the freedom of choice?

no.But when you say that tennis fans around the world were happy to watch Federer lose,then it is.Especially since he said first,that this is the saddest day in tennis since Sampras retirement.

Dutch-Guy
06-19-2009, 12:51 PM
no.But when you say that tennis fans around the world were happy to watch Federer lose,then it is.Especially since he said first,that this is the saddest day in tennis since Sampras retirement.

That's his opinion,agree with it or not.That still doesn't make him a "Fedhater".

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 12:52 PM
Couldn't he have the courtesy to withdraw before the release of the draw - that is just a few hours before. That's unfair of him.
Obviously, his decision hinged on the outcome of his draw.

malakas
06-19-2009, 12:54 PM
That's his opinion,agree with it or not.That still doesn't make him a "Fedhater".

yes it does.It's like if I say that tennis fans around the world were devastated for Federer to lose in the Wimbledon final,and completely overlook that there are also the nadal fans,and neutral fans who were supporting him.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 12:54 PM
Tennis fans around the world were happy to see someone else win Wimbledon.
You mean like when Krajicek won Wimbledon in 1996? :oops:

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 12:55 PM
Obviously, his decision hinged on the outcome of his draw.
I don't think it did. I don't think it affected much by waiting. The draw was at 10 AM, and he announced his withdrawal at 7PM. I think that he was wanting to practice for another day and see how he felt. Had he waited till the Order of Play had come out, then the Lucky Loser would have gone into the top spot on the draw, nobody would have moved in the draw, and the first match on CC on Monday would not have any seeds in it.

Cesc Fabregas
06-19-2009, 12:57 PM
You mean like when Krajicek won Wimbledon in 1996? :oops:

Nadal has a huge fanbase around the world and is very popular and seen as a rolemodel to kids Krajicek didn't.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 01:02 PM
Nadal has a huge fanbase around the world and is very popular and seen as a rolemodel to kids Krajicek didn't.
How do you know?

You were saying that people around the world were happy to see someone else win Wimbledon, meaning that it didn't matter who it was as long as it wasn't Federer (or Sampras). :-?

Besides, if all the kids around the world started playing and grunting like Nadal, it will be the end of tennis as we know it. Next.

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 01:06 PM
I don't think it did. I don't think it affected much by waiting. The draw was at 10 AM, and he announced his withdrawal at 7PM. I think that he was wanting to practice for another day and see how he felt. Had he waited till the Order of Play had come out, then the Lucky Loser would have gone into the top spot on the draw, nobody would have moved in the draw, and the first match on CC on Monday would not have any seeds in it.
I don't think Nadal cares what happens AFTER he withdraws. I mean, if he's not playing, does it really matter to him how they rearrange the draws, the seeds, or if a Lucky Loser gets to play? I don't think so.

I think his press conference was scheduled for 7:00pm and so that's what he stuck with. This way he and Toni had plenty of time to analyze his draw and evaluate his chances of winning. He also had an exhibition match to play against Wawrinka in the afternoon.

dysonlu
06-19-2009, 01:07 PM
So the bull will not trot on the grass of Wimbledon this year.

I don't like Nadal but respect him. It's always a shame when the defending Slam champion can't play.

Shaolin
06-19-2009, 01:07 PM
If you're not fit to play you don't play, period, regardless of the draw. Sooner or later he would have had to face the big guns. Classless.

I have to agree with you. Nadal always seemed like a guy with a lot of integrity but now I have to question that. Cant say that I care that much about his withdraw though, never been much of a fan of him anyway.

woodrow1029
06-19-2009, 01:15 PM
I don't think Nadal cares what happens AFTER he withdraws. I mean, if he's not playing, does it really matter to him how they rearrange the draws, the seeds, or if a Lucky Loser gets to play? I don't think so.

I think his press conference was scheduled for 7:00pm and so that's what he stuck with. This way he and Toni had plenty of time to analyze his draw and evaluate his chances of winning. He also had an exhibition match to play against Wawrinka in the afternoon.
So you don't think that it makes sense that he would want to play the exhibition match and see how he feels before deciding to pull out?

BreakPoint
06-19-2009, 02:28 PM
So you don't think that it makes sense that he would want to play the exhibition match and see how he feels before deciding to pull out?
Sure. But he also played an exhibition match yesterday and didn't do too well. He could have pulled out of Wimbledon right afterwards. I think it's safe to assume that he and Uncle Toni also waited to take a look at the draw first before making a final decision since it is such a major decision that impacts a lot of fans and the tournament itself.

Purostaff
06-19-2009, 08:39 PM
wow.. I would at least try to play at Wimbledon instead of 'testing' my condition at a random exhibition match

but then again... I'm not Rafa..

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 08:43 PM
How does every thread today turn into Roger vs Pete? I have an idea of the perpetrator...

angharad
06-19-2009, 08:45 PM
How does every thread today turn into Roger vs Pete? I have an idea of the perpetrator...

Only today? It seems more like every thread, ever. :)

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 09:15 PM
True. I propose that this thread, be made a sticky, for all Fed vs Sampras arguments.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=266455&page=41

41 freaking pages!

vtmike
06-21-2009, 05:41 AM
What are you talking about!?


Murray will WIN Wimbledon 2009.

MAXIMOMMY!!
TROLLING IN A THREAD NEAR YOU! since 07-26-2008
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/9c0de4d977448b416ad71322a3d63de7.jpg

LOL .