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15_ounce
09-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Click on the year on left part of the diagram and see the locations of his injury.

http://www.20minutos.es/graficos/las-lesiones-de-rafael-nadal-29/0/

Mike Sams
09-27-2012, 04:48 PM
I don't understand Spanish. And in 2007, he had something wrong with his brain? :lol:

PeteD
09-27-2012, 05:00 PM
He had a cortisone shot to his knee after Wimbledon. Isn't cortisone shot pretty much when you will never be the same?

15_ounce
09-27-2012, 08:52 PM
I don't understand Spanish. And in 2007, he had something wrong with his brain? :lol:

Here is the full translation. Sorry if it's not good enough:

Injuries to Rafael Nadal

Nadal serious problems began in 2009 with a quadriceps tendinitis in both knees.

Since 2003, the year that Nadal played his first match of 'Grand Slam', the Spanish player has suffered several injuries as it is subjected to a constant demand and a barrage of games played at a fast pace each season.

Click on each year to see each injury


2003:
15 Days off
An injury to his left shoulder in a fall while training in Manacor, his hometown, prevents debut in her first Grand Slam, the French Open. It was his first injury.

2004
60 Days off
Injury tournament Estoril (Portugal). Fissure scaphoid in his left foot. Two months out kept him out of Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Athens.

2005-2006
100 Days off
Inflammation of the left foot. Absent in the Paris Masters and the Masters Cup Their problems of tendinitis in the knees, Especially the left, are evident in October at the Madrid Masters. There was a speculation about his retirement, but not only participated in the tournament, he ended up winning it.

(2006)Support problems in the feet. Inflammation of the left, for a month. Absent in the Australia Open. Retired in Queens against Hewitt. Treatment works. Nadal retained his crown in Paris, remains unbeaten on clay, reached his first Wimbledon final and first-time participant in the Masters Cup in Shanghai, where he falls against Federer in semifinal.

2007
-Small injury
A left arm cramps made him lose power and precision, accompanied by dizziness forced his retirement in the second round in Cincinnati. In another demanding season, knees again suffer. Nadal to step out of the rumors about his season career saying "no danger".

2008
30 days off
A right knee injury (tendinitis in the quadriceps tendon insertion) forced him to retire in his quarter of Paris-Bercy tournament. The problem prevents him from being in the Masters Cup in Shanghai. Until November 3 played 111 games to meet his goal of being number one, reached the day after winning the Olympic gold.

2009
94 days off
Quadriceps tendinitis in both knees. Lost in Roland Garros and missed Queen's and Wimbledon. Gave up the first position in the ATP ranking.

2010
30 days off
Retired against Andy Murray in the quarterfinals of the Australia Open with tendinitis in his right knee. Returns to competition in early March. From there, he gets his title at Roland Garros and Wimbledon wins despite continuing pain in his right knee. Back on track, won US Open for the first time.

2011
10 days off
Drag from Wimbledon discomfort peroneal tendon in his left foot. Revealed in his autobiography, he thought about leaving tennis and play golf instead. In Australia Open suffered a hamstring injury in the abductor muscle of the left leg.

2012
The chronic injury to the patellar tendon in his left knee gives problems at Roland Garros, but won for the seventh time. Fell in second round at Wimbledon and tendinitis returned. Canceled participation in London 2012, Toronto, Cincinnati and the U.S. Open.

(hasn't touched a tennis racquet since losing to Lukas Rosol in Wimbledon 2012 second round)

Nadal was ready for Davis Cup but then not ready, no?
Nadal was unsure if he would play AO 2013 (but he was sure he will win it:twisted:)

TW is full of Nadal threads afterwards.

RF20Lennon
09-27-2012, 08:57 PM
Here is the full translation. Sorry if it's not good enough:

Injuries to Rafael Nadal

Nadal serious problems began in 2009 with a quadriceps tendinitis in both knees.

Since 2003, the year that Nadal played his first match of 'Grand Slam', the Spanish player has suffered several injuries as it is subjected to a constant demand and a barrage of games played at a fast pace each season.

Click on each year to see each injury


2003:
15 Days off
An injury to his left shoulder in a fall while training in Manacor, his hometown, prevents debut in her first Grand Slam, the French Open. It was his first injury.


(hasn't touched a tennis racquet since losing to Lukas Rosol in Wimbledon 2012 second round)

Nadal was ready for Davis Cup but then not ready, no?
Nadal was unsure if he would play AO 2013 (but he was sure he will win it:twisted:)

TW is full of Nadal threads afterwards.


LOOOL!!! good stuff!!!

The Meat
09-27-2012, 09:12 PM
Someone actually had the time to create an interactive flash player/shockwave/java enabled script to track Nadal's numerous injuries? This is great :)

I'm expecting a wiki page dedicated to his injuries in the near future as well.

RF20Lennon
09-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Someone actually had the time to create an interactive flash player/shockwave/java enabled script to track Nadal's numerous injuries? This is great :)

LOL i know right!!

paulorenzo
09-27-2012, 09:22 PM
Someone actually had the time to create an interactive flash player/shockwave/java enabled script to track Nadal's numerous injuries? This is great :)

I'm expecting a wiki page dedicated to his injuries in the near future as well.

it's a promising sign of the future for web designers.

Mike Sams
09-27-2012, 09:39 PM
So basically Nadal killed himself to try to take Federer's #1 ranking and paid the price? The amount of effort it took to get there took a toll on Nadal's health. Just to even stay close to Federer in the rankings race, Nadal had to win everything on clay and try to make good runs in all the Slams. When he finally did take the #1 ranking, the injuries accumulated and he wore out and was beaten up in the 2009 season and basically was done for an entire year from Madrid 2009 to Monte Carlo 2010.
Thanks to the rise of Djokovic in 2011, Nadal again was brought to his knees but this time, more so it was a mental battle as opposed to a physical one. The effort it took for Nadal to come close but fall short at AO 2012 led to increased damaged to his health. He managed to make his best showing on his beloved clay but the damage was already done. Nadal again is put out of action. This time, trying to get back to the top will not be so easy thanks to not just the challenge of Federer but also the peaks of Djokovic and Murray standing in his way which will be a serious challenge on all surfaces including possibly even clay. The early 20s Nadal is gone. Now the next Nadal we see will be going into his late 20s. The challenge will be a great one!

Sentinel
09-27-2012, 10:08 PM
I don't understand Spanish. And in 2007, he had something wrong with his brain? :lol:

Maybe that was when he choked on the banana, or when his pet goldfish drowned.

Prisoner of Birth
09-27-2012, 10:40 PM
So basically Nadal killed himself to try to take Federer's #1 ranking and paid the price? The amount of effort it took to get there took a toll on Nadal's health. Just to even stay close to Federer in the rankings race, Nadal had to win everything on clay and try to make good runs in all the Slams. When he finally did take the #1 ranking, the injuries accumulated and he wore out and was beaten up in the 2009 season and basically was done for an entire year from Madrid 2009 to Monte Carlo 2010.
Thanks to the rise of Djokovic in 2011, Nadal again was brought to his knees but this time, more so it was a mental battle as opposed to a physical one. The effort it took for Nadal to come close but fall short at AO 2012 led to increased damaged to his health. He managed to make his best showing on his beloved clay but the damage was already done. Nadal again is put out of action. This time, trying to get back to the top will not be so easy thanks to not just the challenge of Federer but also the peaks of Djokovic and Murray standing in his way which will be a serious challenge on all surfaces including possibly even clay. The early 20s Nadal is gone. Now the next Nadal we see will be going into his late 20s. The challenge will be a great one!

I agree with most of your post but Nadal can still beat everyone on clay in his sleep (except God-mode Djokovic from 2011 but he's gone).

Mike Sams
09-27-2012, 11:06 PM
I agree with most of your post but Nadal can still beat everyone on clay in his sleep (except God-mode Djokovic from 2011 but he's gone).

Djokovic is still Nadal's greatest challenge on clay. Their battle in Rome wasn't exactly one sided this year. And Roland Garros, if they were to play in damp conditions would give Djokovic a better chance. We won't even bother talking about Madrid. If it stays blue, both will not even make the final:lol:

Sabratha
09-28-2012, 01:10 AM
This is pretty interesting, indeed.

vive le beau jeu !
09-28-2012, 05:32 AM
funny stuff.
2004
60 Days off
Injury tournament Estoril (Portugal). Fissure scaphoid in his left foot. Two months out kept him out of Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Athens.
it didn't really keep him out of athens as he played in bastad, stuttgart, toronto, cincinnati and sopot before the olympic games. he probably just wasn't qualified for it, i guess (not in the spanish top4 at the moment: moya, ferrero, robredo and lopez played for spain).

CMM
09-28-2012, 05:43 AM
funny stuff.

it didn't really keep him out of athens as he played in bastad, stuttgart, toronto, cincinnati and sopot before the olympic games. he probably just wasn't qualified for it, i guess (not in the spanish top4 at the moment: moya, ferrero, robredo and lopez played for spain).

He played doubles with Moya at the 2004 Olympics and lost in the first round.

vive le beau jeu !
09-28-2012, 05:55 AM
He played doubles with Moya at the 2004 Olympics and lost in the first round.
forgot about that, you're right !
so it's even more wrong than i thought... ;)