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JennyS
09-20-2009, 01:33 PM
According to this article, Rafa is definitely going to Thailand (and has planned a trip with friends)

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20090920/Nadal_to_continue_his_recovery_at_Thai_beach_resor t

Also according to his official site, "At the moment, the plan is for Rafa to play Bangkok, followed by Beijing and Shanghai."

http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/home

I think it's a big mistake for him to travel that far and then play THREE hardcourt events in a row before playing Paris and London. This can't be good for his abdominal muscle.

Ledigs
09-20-2009, 01:40 PM
He can probably just modify his serve. He needs practice in matches. If he sits out more he's liable to injure something else... Could be

sdont
09-20-2009, 01:43 PM
It must be part of his treatment for his knees...

P_Agony
09-20-2009, 01:44 PM
This time I think Rafa is right to do this. He needs more matches under his belt, plus he needs the ranking points since Murray is still close and the gap with Fed is pretty big.

Shangri La
09-20-2009, 01:51 PM
It must be part of his treatment for his knees...

Rumor has it that Asian cuisine is best for tendinitis and muscle strain recovery.

flyinghippos101
09-20-2009, 01:52 PM
This time I think Rafa is right to do this. He needs more matches under his belt, plus he needs the ranking points since Murray is still close and the gap with Fed is pretty big.

I disagree, he shouldn't risk further aggravating his already pretty severe case of tendinitis. It's not like playing more hard courts will bring any comfort to his knees anyways. I say, rest up and then go nuts in Paris and Shanghai where it really matters in terms of points

P_Agony
09-20-2009, 01:57 PM
I disagree, he shouldn't risk further aggravating his already pretty severe case of tendinitis. It's not like playing more hard courts will bring any comfort to his knees anyways. I say, rest up and then go nuts in Paris and Shanghai where it really matters in terms of points

Well, he says he's 100% recovered, so basically from what you're saying he should never play. Truth is, there is always risk of injury, for any player. If he wants to improve his serve, he needs to play more matches.

フェデラー
09-20-2009, 02:22 PM
no he said that prior to the us open. he has the abdominal and the underlying tendinitis. Bad idea is a really bad idea.

Ledigs
09-20-2009, 02:36 PM
no he said that prior to the us open. he has the abdominal and the underlying tendinitis. Bad idea is a really bad idea.

His knees are 100%

allez_mike
09-20-2009, 02:39 PM
plus assuming he does well in those tournaments, it'll boost his chances of regaining the #1 ranking by year's end

jwbarrientos
09-20-2009, 03:23 PM
Rumor has it that Asian cuisine is best for tendinitis and muscle strain recovery.

Also the money he collect to go 8)

flying24
09-20-2009, 03:24 PM
It looks like he is still not learning his lesson. Look for him to be retired from tennis altogether at 26 at this rate.

JennyS
09-20-2009, 03:39 PM
It looks like he is still not learning his lesson. Look for him to be retired from tennis altogether at 26 at this rate.

If Rafa plays the rest of the fall season, he'll wind up playing 5 hardcourt events AND the Davis Cup final!

フェデラー
09-20-2009, 04:00 PM
he is purposely burning himself out so he can retire at the same age as borg, the problem is he didnt think hed run into so much opposition.

veroniquem
09-20-2009, 04:52 PM
Well, he says he's 100% recovered, so basically from what you're saying he should never play. Truth is, there is always risk of injury, for any player. If he wants to improve his serve, he needs to play more matches.

His knees are recovered but he has a stomach tear (since Cincy). He's doing some exams currently to see how long he'll need to recover from that (he withdrew from davis cup for that reason).

malakas
09-20-2009, 05:00 PM
It must be part of his treatment for his knees...

Rumor has it that Asian cuisine is best for tendinitis and muscle strain recovery.

hahaha :mrgreen:

I hope this is not true,otherwise he hasn't learnt from past mistakes,and he's going to have to pay for that.:-?

CCNM
09-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Good Luck Rafa. Please don't hurt yourself. Also I remember somebody saying "it takes longer to repair a torn muscle that it does a broken bone" to my gym class when I was a kid.....

IvanAndreevich
09-20-2009, 05:42 PM
Not a good idea IMO.

Bud
09-20-2009, 05:44 PM
plus assuming he does well in those tournaments, it'll boost his chances of regaining the #1 ranking by year's end

Also the money he collect to go 8)

Just enough to buy a shiny new pair of titanium knees :grin:

Bud
09-20-2009, 05:45 PM
His knees are recovered but he has a stomach tear (since Cincy). He's doing some exams currently to see how long he'll need to recover from that (he withdrew from davis cup for that reason).

I wonder if they can repair such a tear like a hernia repair... using a mesh patch.

InvisibleSoul
09-20-2009, 05:49 PM
His knees are 100%

His knees will never be 100%.

drakulie
09-20-2009, 05:54 PM
It must be part of his treatment for his knees...

yes, playing more, insetad of resting, allowing one to recovery from injury seems to be the treatment plan for, Nadal.

malakas
09-20-2009, 05:56 PM
yes, playing more, insetad of resting, allowing one to recovery from injury seems to be the treatment plan for, Nadal.

that sounds like something dr N_F would actually say!:mrgreen: lol

jonnythan
09-20-2009, 05:57 PM
Good Luck Rafa. Please don't hurt yourself. Also I remember somebody saying "it takes longer to repair a torn muscle that it does a broken bone" to my gym class when I was a kid.....

I've had a few soft tissue injuries (right MCL, both ankles) and a few broken bones (finger, clavicle, scapula, fibula).

I'll put it this way:

I'd rather break every bone in both legs than tear one ACL.

mzzmuaa
09-20-2009, 06:19 PM
he *****es about too many hardcourt tournaments before going out to play unneccessary hardcourt tournaments

edmondsm
09-20-2009, 06:35 PM
Nadal needs matches. He's missed so much of the season. If you're a tennis pro, then you play tennis. If you can't, then you retire. Simple as that.

bladepdb
09-20-2009, 06:52 PM
He needs to play maybe 3 tourneys + DC + World Tour Finals, tops.

Or 5 total tourneys however he wants to.

viktorkwan
09-20-2009, 08:50 PM
appearance money could be the best medicine for all "injuries"....

Agassifan
09-20-2009, 08:56 PM
All this is fine. Until he quotes an injury when he loses.

Cesc Fabregas
09-21-2009, 01:22 AM
Nadal has pulled out of Bangkok.

Bud
09-21-2009, 03:04 AM
Nadal has pulled out of Bangkok.

I guess one night in Bangkok really does make the hard man humble :mrgreen:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
09-21-2009, 03:06 AM
I guess one night in Bangkok really does make the hard man humble :mrgreen:
Good one, it sure does...:shock:

Cesc Fabregas
09-21-2009, 03:28 AM
I guess one night in Bangkok really does make the hard man humble :mrgreen:

Haha, lol. :)

rascaypica
09-21-2009, 03:38 AM
http://www.marca.com/2009/09/21/tenis/1253526152.html

Nadal wont play Bangok.

His schedule will be, Pekin, Shangai, Paris, London (Master Cup) and Davis Cup.

two Master 1000, the Master Cup, and a Davis Cup FInal... I think it is an important final of season for him. HE can get a lot of points there.