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The Dark Knight
10-02-2012, 09:10 PM
I don't know if this was posted before..but apparently Nadal played Wimbledon with a broken foot:

VANQUISHED finalist Rafael Nadal played the Wimbledon final with a fractured left foot which is expected to him out of the game for six weeks.

Apart form losing his Wimbledon crown the Spainard lost his world No1 ranking to  Novak Djokovic who carried all before him on Centre Court in their four set final.

Djokovic’s win crowned what has to be the best six months of tennis by anyone, anywhere, at any time.

The 24-year-old, who learnt the game on the slopes near his parents' pizza restaurant in Belgrade - they wanted him to become a skier – is a man possessed. The force is with him.

Although The Times has learnt that Nadal had a hairline fracture in the left foot that he hurt against Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round and may not play for six more weeks, he put up no excuses for his defeat, his third in five Wimbledon finals.

This was unashamedly Djokovic's day, one he described as "beautiful". It comes at the end of many beautiful days, for he has been beaten only once in 51 matches since leading his nation to their inaugural Davis Cup triumph on home soil in December.

His lone defeat was by Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French Open last month.

Djokovic said last month that his ambition was to become the best player in the world and his dream was to win Wimbledon - both have happened in 24 hours. “I am never going to forget this,” he said.

“We all know about the careers of Federer and Nadal, we don't need to spend those words again, they have been the dominant players in the world over the last five years. They always came up with their best tennis when it mattered most.

“It is a process for me of learning, of developing, just finding a way mentally to overcome the pressures and the expectations you have. I always believed I had the quality to beat those guys, to win the majors and the mental approach had to be positive. There is no other way.

“This success makes you rewind to the old days. You come back to your childhood and remember what you've been through to get to this stage. I guess that's necessary in order for you to fight for what you want to achieve.”

As ever with Nadal, he accepted defeat with humility and honesty, although he was hurting inside.

The 25-year-old would have won his eleventh grand slam and moved to within five of Federer's total of 16 had he won. Now he has to accept that he is second best in ranking terms again.

“We can analyse that my game is not bothering him,” Nadal said.  “We have to find how I can bother him. I did in the past. He's in the best moment of his career. I am in one of the best moments of my career, but still not enough for him. I have to play longer. I have to play more aggressively. I have to have less mistakes.

“Seriously, I lost because I am playing against the best player of the moment, the best player of the world tomorrow (Tuesday), and I am the second. And when you play against these players and they are playing unbelievably, the normal thing is (to) lose. That's what happened the last few times.”

Nadal added that fathoming out a plan to beat Djokovic is now his priority.

“Even last year when I was winning three grand-slams, I knew my level was not for ever,” he said.

“Probably the level of Novak today is not for ever. I'm going to be here fighting all the time, waiting for my moment to beat him.”

Nadal had already decided that he would not play in the Davis Cup World Group second-round tie away to the United States in Texas this week, but if he has to take six weeks off, he will have little practice on hard courts before he opens his US Open title defence next month.

The Times

edberg505
10-02-2012, 09:29 PM
He also played with an acute appendicitis, a tension pneumothorax, the bird flu, and SARS! That guy is a super trooper.

The Dark Knight
10-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Never mind.


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veritech
10-02-2012, 09:49 PM
excellent trolling by nadal.

The Dark Knight
10-02-2012, 09:52 PM
Nadal beat Mardy Fish in the quarterfinals and will face Andy Murray in the semifinals. "I have pain on the foot. I cannot run in perfect conditions without [putting my foot to sleep]. It’s strange for me. [But with] the anesthetic, I don't feel nothing, I don't feel the pain."


That's just stupid....pain tells you something is wrong and to stop doing it. Your brain is sending you a message. I'm afraid he will cause permanent damage.

BreakPoint
10-02-2012, 09:59 PM
I heard that Nadal even played that Wimbledon final left-handed even though he's a right-hander. :shock:

Well no wonder he lost.

SQA333
10-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Nadal has played tennis all his career with a broken brain too.

No wonder why his knees are killing him now, thanks to his wise decision making over the years. :roll:

The Dark Knight
10-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Rod Laver:


“But at the same time, I look at Rafael Nadal and what he’s done to win seven French Open titles and Wimbledon.

“Being able to play with somewhat of a suspect knee, his way of motoring around the court and tracking shots down is quite uncanny.

“They’re very close. Are they great champions and do they have equal abilities? I’d say ‘yes’, they’re pretty much equal.”

Tony48
10-02-2012, 10:49 PM
Is there a link for this? The article is oddly-worded ;)

RF20Lennon
10-02-2012, 10:52 PM
yeah he did didnt he take treatment for that in the del potro match?? seriously this guy doesnt seem to care for his body!! Take breaks when needed!

Zarfot Z
10-02-2012, 11:49 PM
Another thread aimed at derailing Novak's superb 2011 season.

Moving on.

Russeljones
10-02-2012, 11:59 PM
Another thread aimed at derailing Novak's superb 2011 season.

Moving on.

I suggest you follow your own sage advice :) It's nearing the 2013 season, how could he derail a season already past? :lol:

PS: I agree though The Door Knob's threads fail big time.

tennis_pro
10-03-2012, 12:03 AM
What a warrior.

furryballs
10-03-2012, 12:17 AM
how do you run on a numb foot?

sdont
10-03-2012, 12:32 AM
Did he break his foot on HC? Those evil hardcourts.

Gorecki
10-03-2012, 01:04 AM
he also played all his finals on "FOB"....

full of bologna...

vive le beau jeu !
10-03-2012, 03:51 AM
he also played all his finals on "FOB"....

He also played with an acute appendicitis, a tension pneumothorax, the bird flu, and SARS! That guy is a super trooper.
the rusty peak injured golden bull is such a warrior !

I don't know if this was posted before..but apparently Nadal played Wimbledon with a broken foot:

VANQUISHED finalist Rafael Nadal played the Wimbledon final with a fractured left foot which is expected to him out of the game for six weeks.

Apart form losing his Wimbledon crown the Spainard lost his world No1 ranking to  Novak Djokovic who carried all before him on Centre Court in their four set final.

Djokovic’s win crowned what has to be the best six months of tennis by anyone, anywhere, at any time.

The 24-year-old, who learnt the game on the slopes near his parents' pizza restaurant in Belgrade - they wanted him to become a skier – is a man possessed. The force is with him.

Although The Times has learnt that Nadal had a hairline fracture in the left foot that he hurt against Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round and may not play for six more weeks, he put up no excuses for his defeat, his third in five Wimbledon finals.

This was unashamedly Djokovic's day, one he described as "beautiful". It comes at the end of many beautiful days, for he has been beaten only once in 51 matches since leading his nation to their inaugural Davis Cup triumph on home soil in December.

His lone defeat was by Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French Open last month.

Djokovic said last month that his ambition was to become the best player in the world and his dream was to win Wimbledon - both have happened in 24 hours. “I am never going to forget this,” he said.

“We all know about the careers of Federer and Nadal, we don't need to spend those words again, they have been the dominant players in the world over the last five years. They always came up with their best tennis when it mattered most.

“It is a process for me of learning, of developing, just finding a way mentally to overcome the pressures and the expectations you have. I always believed I had the quality to beat those guys, to win the majors and the mental approach had to be positive. There is no other way.

“This success makes you rewind to the old days. You come back to your childhood and remember what you've been through to get to this stage. I guess that's necessary in order for you to fight for what you want to achieve.”

As ever with Nadal, he accepted defeat with humility and honesty, although he was hurting inside.

The 25-year-old would have won his eleventh grand slam and moved to within five of Federer's total of 16 had he won. Now he has to accept that he is second best in ranking terms again.

“We can analyse that my game is not bothering him,” Nadal said.  “We have to find how I can bother him. I did in the past. He's in the best moment of his career. I am in one of the best moments of my career, but still not enough for him. I have to play longer. I have to play more aggressively. I have to have less mistakes.

“Seriously, I lost because I am playing against the best player of the moment, the best player of the world tomorrow (Tuesday), and I am the second. And when you play against these players and they are playing unbelievably, the normal thing is (to) lose. That's what happened the last few times.”

Nadal added that fathoming out a plan to beat Djokovic is now his priority.

“Even last year when I was winning three grand-slams, I knew my level was not for ever,” he said.

“Probably the level of Novak today is not for ever. I'm going to be here fighting all the time, waiting for my moment to beat him.”

Nadal had already decided that he would not play in the Davis Cup World Group second-round tie away to the United States in Texas this week, but if he has to take six weeks off, he will have little practice on hard courts before he opens his US Open title defence next month.

The Times
http://www.pisitoenmadrid.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/six_million_dollar_man.jpg

what a beast... only chairs and frying pans can defeat him.

NDFM
10-03-2012, 06:28 AM
Djokovic won Wimbledon last year fair and square, TDK there is no need to create excuses for nadal, he knows he lost to the better player in the match fair and square. I watched the match and the only problem nadal had really was novak's level of play in the 1st, 2nd and 4th set there wasn't much he could do really but except that the "normal thing was to lose" (going by nadal's words). Plus he had some numbing injections (after the 4th round) so his foot didn't bother him at all for the remainder of the tournament

amx13
10-03-2012, 06:42 AM
I'm pretty sure Nadal broke his foot on purpose just to level the playing field, such a warrior!

RF20Lennon
10-03-2012, 06:45 AM
He did get treatment for his feet against delpo so obviously it was bothering him but MRI scans revealed nothing serious

Mike Sams
10-03-2012, 07:03 AM
Nadal is the biggest crybaby in tennis. :lol: Total drama queen!

Sentinel
10-03-2012, 07:16 AM
2011 should be considered Nadal's greatest year -- reaching so many finals with broken body parts.

Mind over matter, Love over Gold.

cknobman
10-03-2012, 07:17 AM
Actually Nadal played that final with:

Broken foot
Torn patella tendon
Tendonitis in both knees
Undiagnosed Hoffa syndrome
Tennis elbow
Raw anu5
Blisters on toes and fingers
Sore larynx
Shin splints


Anyone who does not recognize this and give Nadal props is just a hater.

PCXL-Fan
10-03-2012, 07:32 AM
Why are the greatest human beings on earth always so cursed?!!!?! :cry::evil: (Beethoven, Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Napolean, Jesus, Alexander the Great, Nadal etc...)

Bah Djokovic is half the warrior Nadal is. Djokovic is nothing, Federer is nothing, Davydenko is nothing, and if Rafa played these guys without injured no way would he lose.

The Bawss
10-03-2012, 07:57 AM
Why are the greatest human beings on earth always so cursed?!!!?! :cry::evil: (Beethoven, Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Napolean, Jesus, Alexander the Great, Nadal etc...)

Bah Djokovic is half the warrior Nadal is. Djokovic is nothing, Federer is nothing, Davydenko is nothing, and if Rafa played these guys without injured no way would he lose.

QFT. Those mugs have nothing on Rafael "the impossible" Nadal.

Mike Sams
10-03-2012, 07:59 AM
It's funny. Nadal has all these problems in his early to mid twenties. What's he gonna be in his thirties? A walking corpse? :shock:

The Dark Knight
10-03-2012, 08:20 AM
Actually Nadal played that final with:

Broken foot
Torn patella tendon
Tendonitis in both knees
Undiagnosed Hoffa syndrome
Tennis elbow
Raw anu5
Blisters on toes and fingers
Sore larynx
Shin splints


Anyone who does not recognize this and give Nadal props is just a hater.

Holy crap!!

RF20Lennon
10-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Actually Nadal played that final with:

Broken foot
Torn patella tendon
Tendonitis in both knees
Undiagnosed Hoffa syndrome
Tennis elbow
Raw anu5
Blisters on toes and fingers
Sore larynx
Shin splints


Anyone who does not recognize this and give Nadal props is just a hater.
He is a true warrior no? :twisted:

jokinla
10-03-2012, 08:24 AM
Nadal was injured!!!!!!!! What is this madness you speak of!!!!!!!!!

The Dark Knight
10-03-2012, 08:24 AM
He is a true warrior no? :twisted:

It's actually amazing. How does one play with a broken foot?? I don't get it? No wonder he never recovers.

He has had a significant injury every single year he has played. I don't know how he does it.....

Sort of like Agassi.....in his book I read how much pain he was in as well. Nadal seems to have it even worse.

RF20Lennon
10-03-2012, 08:28 AM
It's actually amazing. How does one play with a broken foot?? I don't get it? No wonder he never recovers.

He has had a significant injury every single year he has played. I don't know how he does it.....

Sort of like Agassi.....in his book I read how much pain he was in as well. Nadal seems to have it even worse.

He really is a fighter but he needs to stop torturing himself and manage his schedule

VPhuc tennis fan
10-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Sort of like Agassi.....

Then smoking met would help alleviate all his pain. Definitely!

vive le beau jeu !
10-03-2012, 08:35 AM
this broken foot thing... it's the injury he faked against delpo in the 4th round, isn't it ?

Fedex
10-03-2012, 08:53 AM
It's actually amazing. How does one play with a broken foot?? I don't get it? No wonder he never recovers.

He has had a significant injury every single year he has played. I don't know how he does it.....

Sort of like Agassi.....in his book I read how much pain he was in as well. Nadal seems to have it even worse.

Maybe he is The Dark Knight in disguise?

MAX PLY
10-03-2012, 09:15 AM
I wonder what Nadal's excuses would be if he played wheelchair tennis?

RF20Lennon
10-03-2012, 09:16 AM
I wonder what Nadal's excuses would be if he played wheelchair tennis?

Instead of the trainer he'd keep calling the mechanic. Something is wrong with the wheels no?

rommil
10-03-2012, 09:22 AM
I wonder what Nadal's excuses would be if he played wheelchair tennis?

Rafa talking to the REAL wheelchair tennis players " Es muy deficile , no, how everything in my body is broke and I have pain here and there. How can I pick my culo when I sit on this chair?":)

RF20Lennon
10-03-2012, 09:24 AM
Rafa talking to the REAL wheelchair tennis players " Es muy deficile , no, how everything in my body is broke and I have pain here and there. How can I pick my culo when I sit on this chair?":)

GOLD!!!!!! :lol:

RAFA2005RG
10-03-2012, 09:51 AM
Rafa isn't cursed. Rafa has tied the record of winning slams for 8 straight years. Rafa will take full ownership of the record next year when he passes Federer, making it 9 years in a row. And good luck dethroning him at Roland Garros anytime soon.

Nostradamus
10-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Rod Laver:


“But at the same time, I look at Rafael Nadal and what he’s done to win seven French Open titles and Wimbledon.

“Being able to play with somewhat of a suspect knee, his way of motoring around the court and tracking shots down is quite uncanny.

“They’re very close. Are they great champions and do they have equal abilities? I’d say ‘yes’, they’re pretty much equal.”

so this means, he would have beaten Novak in wimbledon final. No wonder. i knew Novak would not normally win that tournament on grass with his poor movement

The-Champ
10-03-2012, 11:09 AM
It's funny. Nadal has all these problems in his early to mid twenties. What's he gonna be in his thirties? A walking corpse? :shock:

I'm sure he'll have job offers ;)

kishnabe
10-03-2012, 11:38 AM
Great Nadal lost last year Wimbledon final with a Broken Foot...but It doesn't make sense he lost to Novak Djokovic who had an injured back in last year US Open final.

The Dark Knight
10-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Nadal has the golden slam of injuries....

He has been forced to skip

FO

Wimby

USO

AO

Olympics.....

If he misses this AO he may be on his way to 17 to be the goat. :-)

BreakPoint
10-03-2012, 12:39 PM
Actually Nadal played that final with:
Broken foot
Torn patella tendon
Tendonitis in both knees
Undiagnosed Hoffa syndrome
Tennis elbow
Raw anu5
Blisters on toes and fingers
Sore larynx
Shin splints
Anyone who does not recognize this and give Nadal props is just a hater.
Don't forget he also had the worst case of mono ever known to medical science in history. :)

rommil
10-03-2012, 12:44 PM
To our dear Dark Kight, the members of Nadal news and vamos brigade would like to thank you for starting this thread:)

purple-n-gold
10-03-2012, 12:52 PM
Actually Nadal played that final with:

Broken foot
Torn patella tendon
Tendonitis in both knees
Undiagnosed Hoffa syndrome
Tennis elbow
Raw anu5
Blisters on toes and fingers
Sore larynx
Shin splints

and... -Chronic Dung holioitis

Anyone who does not recognize this and give Nadal props is just a hater.

fixed it fer ya

The Dark Knight
10-03-2012, 05:00 PM
To our dear Dark Kight, the members of Nadal news and vamos brigade would like to thank you for starting this thread:)

Right back at ya!

Crisstti
10-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Uhm, what is this about?. Wasn't it made clear by Rafa more than a year ago that he did not have a hairline fracture in his foot?.

I had to check the date of the OP because I thought surely this must be a thread stated in mid 2011...

:confused:

Sentinel
10-03-2012, 08:40 PM
My foot !


10foot

Cup8489
10-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Great Nadal lost last year Wimbledon final with a Broken Foot...but It doesn't make sense he lost to Novak Djokovic who had an injured back in last year US Open final.

No no no no no.

Rafa only loses when injured. He wins when injured too, and thus is the warrior GOAT. Djokovic obviously was just pretending to be injured and since Rafa was, and is, injured the USO should have been expected.

In fact Djokovic should be ashamed for losing to GOAT Warrior Rafael "The Impossible" Nadal when he was injured in the RG final this year. Rafa, like he always does, was very humble about being injured and downplayed it, but we know the truth is that the warrior was injured and fought very hard to defeat prime, peak Djokovic at 100%. GOAT Rafa, GOAT warrior.

The Dark Knight
10-04-2012, 05:21 AM
No no no no no.

Rafa only loses when injured. He wins when injured too, and thus is the warrior GOAT. Djokovic obviously was just pretending to be injured and since Rafa was, and is, injured the USO should have been expected.

In fact Djokovic should be ashamed for losing to GOAT Warrior Rafael "The Impossible" Nadal when he was injured in the RG final this year. Rafa, like he always does, was very humble about being injured and downplayed it, but we know the truth is that the warrior was injured and fought very hard to defeat prime, peak Djokovic at 100%. GOAT Rafa, GOAT warrior.

No one is saying that at all.

Giving Nadal credit for battling through his injuries is simply giving the guy credit where credit is due.

The guy has missed four slams and an Olympics . And yet he has still managed to win them all if not once but multiple times in some cases.

The man has 11 slams and an Olympic gold medal despite playing the most physical brand of tennis known to man.

Doesn't he deserve a little bit of credit. Is your hate that deep that you can't acknowledge one of the greatest achieents of all time ?

cknobman
10-04-2012, 06:37 AM
No one is saying that at all.

Giving Nadal credit for battling through his injuries is simply giving the guy credit where credit is due.

The guy has missed four slams and an Olympics . And yet he has still managed to win them all if not once but multiple times in some cases.

The man has 11 slams and an Olympic gold medal despite playing the most physical brand of tennis known to man.

Doesn't he deserve a little bit of credit. Is your hate that deep that you can't acknowledge one of the greatest achieents of all time ?

I can give credit to his achievment because he is a great player and he has accomplished great things.

What I cant do is somehow try and deduce that he is greater than players who have achieved far more or somehow try and twist logic to say that he is greater because he has managed to achieve what he has "in spite of his health/physical condition". You see his physical problems are a direct result of the way he plays the game which in itself takes away from his greatness. His physical problems are not an excuse why he has not won more but rather the opposite. He would have won more if he had been a better tennis player. Rafa is a great competitor more-so than a great tennis player.

RF20Lennon
10-04-2012, 06:40 AM
I can give credit to his achievment because he is a great player and he has accomplished great things.

What I cant do is somehow try and deduce that he is greater than players who have achieved far more or somehow try and twist logic to say that he is greater because he has managed to achieve what he has "in spite of his health/physical condition". You see his physical problems are a direct result of the way he plays the game which in itself takes away from his greatness. His physical problems are not an excuse why he has not won more but rather the opposite. He would have won more if he had been a better tennis player. Rafa is a great competitor more-so than a great tennis player.

I more or less agree!!

Gorecki
10-04-2012, 07:17 AM
the rusty peak injured golden bull is such a warrior !


http://www.pisitoenmadrid.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/six_million_dollar_man.jpg

what a beast... only chairs and frying pans can defeat him.

rofls rofls rofls....

Cup8489
10-04-2012, 03:01 PM
No one is saying that at all.

Giving Nadal credit for battling through his injuries is simply giving the guy credit where credit is due.

The guy has missed four slams and an Olympics . And yet he has still managed to win them all if not once but multiple times in some cases.

The man has 11 slams and an Olympic gold medal despite playing the most physical brand of tennis known to man.

Doesn't he deserve a little bit of credit. Is your hate that deep that you can't acknowledge one of the greatest achieents of all time ?

My thoughts on Nadal in another thread. I was only calling out you *******s on your double standards.


Theyre both among the best players of all time. I don't care for rafa at times, but he's a good player and I don't mind him being around, and respect him for what he's done.

Crisstti
10-04-2012, 06:10 PM
I can give credit to his achievment because he is a great player and he has accomplished great things.

What I cant do is somehow try and deduce that he is greater than players who have achieved far more or somehow try and twist logic to say that he is greater because he has managed to achieve what he has "in spite of his health/physical condition". You see his physical problems are a direct result of the way he plays the game which in itself takes away from his greatness. His physical problems are not an excuse why he has not won more but rather the opposite. He would have won more if he had been a better tennis player. Rafa is a great competitor more-so than a great tennis player.

His injury issues has meant he has had less chances to win.

Plus, at least part of his injury problems are related to his foot problem and not just the way he plays.

The Dark Knight
10-04-2012, 08:39 PM
I can give credit to his achievment because he is a great player and he has accomplished great things.

What I cant do is somehow try and deduce that he is greater than players who have achieved far more or somehow try and twist logic to say that he is greater because he has managed to achieve what he has "in spite of his health/physical condition". You see his physical problems are a direct result of the way he plays the game which in itself takes away from his greatness. His physical problems are not an excuse why he has not won more but rather the opposite. He would have won more if he had been a better tennis player. Rafa is a great competitor more-so than a great tennis player.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and ones opinion should not be forced on someone else.

You are free to think Fed is the goat and I am free to think that Nadal is the goat.

Debate is like sex .....it's something that should be enjoyed by two consenting adults.

But what you are doing is not debating . You are rather stomping your foot down like a 12 year old child trying force the other to think your way.

What Nadal has achieved in such a short time is truly incredible......no one has achieved so much so quickly before .

You are free to choose Federer as the goat. There's nothing wrong with that and it's quite a logical choice. But that doesn't mean you have to disparage a player because others think he is greater than Federer.

Fedex
10-05-2012, 05:49 AM
The Dark Knight has seen the light and now moved over to the dark side - Andrew De Moray.

cknobman
10-05-2012, 06:15 AM
TDK, I am ok with others opinions and I don't want to force anyone to believe what I believe.

But I am not stomping my foot down or disparaging another player even though you may think so.

Actually I am doing exactly what you referred to: debating, just passionately.

sonicare
10-05-2012, 07:25 AM
Nadal also had Djoketitis all throughout 2011 and early part of 2012. Then he got the Rosol'ed Virus in June 2012. Still hasn't recovered.

RF20Lennon
10-05-2012, 08:59 AM
Nadal also had Djoketitis all throughout 2011 and early part of 2012. Then he got the Rosol'ed Virus in June 2012. Still hasn't recovered.

We wish him a quick recovery! hopefully he doesnt catch it in the second round of Australia!

lambros
10-05-2012, 10:20 AM
Almost all players play hurt on the tour. Some choose to disclose it, while others choose not to.
Not sure what is the point of this thread.

VPhuc tennis fan
10-05-2012, 12:18 PM
Almost all players play hurt on the tour. Some choose to disclose it, while others choose not to.
Not sure what is the point of this thread.
Try to make you shed some tears. Are we succeeding? Either that or appealing to the GS authorities so they give all the next 10 GS titles to Rafa?

The Dark Knight
10-05-2012, 05:14 PM
Try to make you shed some tears. Are we succeeding? Either that or appealing to the GS authorities so they give all the next 10 GS titles to Rafa?

Hater.


..

VPhuc tennis fan
10-05-2012, 07:19 PM
Hater.


..
Hating to see your own reflection?
Injuries are part of the game, no matter what sport that is. Quit whining!

TheMusicLover
10-05-2012, 07:28 PM
Almost all players play hurt on the tour. Some choose to disclose it, while others choose not to.
Not sure what is the point of this thread.

Reasonable posts aren't allowed on tennis forums. You have obviously missed the message. :)

VPhuc tennis fan
10-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Reasonable posts aren't allowed on tennis forums. You have obviously missed the message. :)
Hard to reason with people who insist on looking at the past events and say, "Let me throw in my what-if just to see my favorite player get that title". At that pace, no one has a GS title since everybody can do the what-if and reverses history.

The Dark Knight
10-07-2012, 05:46 AM
Hating to see your own reflection?
Injuries are part of the game, no matter what sport that is. Quit whining!

With a broken foot? I don't think so.

abmk
10-07-2012, 07:34 AM
Rafa talking to the REAL wheelchair tennis players " Es muy deficile , no, how everything in my body is broke and I have pain here and there. How can I pick my culo when I sit on this chair?":)



http://www.pisitoenmadrid.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/six_million_dollar_man.jpg

what a beast... only chairs and frying pans can defeat him.

I LOL'ed .........

TheF1Bob
10-07-2012, 07:50 AM
Probably just some trap wind, nothing more. ;)

VPhuc tennis fan
10-07-2012, 09:43 AM
With a broken foot? I don't think so.

Bouhoo, bouhoo... Enough tears for you,yes? Quit whining. Excuses are for loser.

SoBad
10-07-2012, 09:46 AM
Never mind.


.

He has a recurrent knee joint issue.

VPhuc tennis fan
10-07-2012, 02:15 PM
With a broken foot? I don't think so.
Broken foot counts, but not mono. Wow... Damn lucky we don't have as a MD. Keep going, intellectual.

Crisstti
10-07-2012, 02:19 PM
With a broken foot? I don't think so.

He didn't play with a broken foot.

I don't quite understand why this thread keeps on going still.

Gorecki
10-07-2012, 02:22 PM
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and ones opinion should not be forced on someone else.

You are free to think Fed is the goat and I am free to think that Nadal is the goat.

Debate is like sex .....it's something that should be enjoyed by two consenting adults.

But what you are doing is not debating . You are rather stomping your foot down like a 12 year old child trying force the other to think your way.

What Nadal has achieved in such a short time is truly incredible......no one has achieved so much so quickly before .

You are free to choose Federer as the goat. There's nothing wrong with that and it's quite a logical choice. But that doesn't mean you have to disparage a player because others think he is greater than Federer.

people dont disparage the player per se. rather his dumbo fans and their narrow minded vision and their need to inflate the achievements to a level where it has not reached!!!

VPhuc tennis fan
10-07-2012, 02:23 PM
He didn't play with a broken foot.

I don't quite understand why this thread keeps on going still.
To make us cry...
And to make Wimby organizers give a co-champ trophy to Rafa. Trophy on the way BTW.
I went through all my boxes of tissues. Damn...whouaaaaa

RF20Lennon
10-07-2012, 02:25 PM
To make us cry...
And to make Wimby organizers give a co-champ trophy to Rafa. Trophy on the way BTW.
I went through all my boxes of tissues. Damn...whouaaaaa

LOLOL!!!! :)

The Dark Knight
10-07-2012, 02:27 PM
people dont disparage the player per se. rather his dumbo fans and their narrow minded vision and their need to inflate the achievements to a level where it has not reached!!!

How can simply stating a medical fact that Nadal played with a broken foot be taken as even mildly offensive or inflating anything ?

VPhuc tennis fan
10-07-2012, 02:31 PM
How can simply stating a medical fact that Nadal played with a broken foot be taken as even mildly offensive or inflating anything ?
whouaaa...whouaaaa....Next excuse, please, whouaaa... whouaaaa

Crisstti
10-07-2012, 02:31 PM
How can simply stating a medical fact that Nadal played with a broken foot be taken as even mildly offensive or inflating anything ?

But he didn't...

RF20Lennon
10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
He had a broken foot ok.
So???
- He wouldve won if not.
- The win for Djokovic should not count
- Just stating he had issues nothing to discuss

Which one??

VPhuc tennis fan
10-07-2012, 02:37 PM
But he didn't...
Ouch. Friendly fire? Damn, stop shooting in my back!
Don't you see that I'm trying to convince the world that Fed AVOIDED Rafa. Now between you and me, we all know it's the other way around. But who cares? We're politicians after all. (TDK whispering)

Gonzo_style
10-07-2012, 02:44 PM
He had a broken foot ok.
So???
- He wouldve won if not.
- The win for Djokovic should not count
- Just stating he had issues nothing to discuss

Which one??

This. Give a trophy to Nadal :)

The Dark Knight
10-07-2012, 02:58 PM
He had a broken foot ok.
So???
- He wouldve won if not.
- The win for Djokovic should not count
- Just stating he had issues nothing to discuss

Which one??

No of course not.....it's just pretty incredible to play a wimby final with a broken foot.

Gonzo_style
10-07-2012, 03:01 PM
No of course not.....it's just pretty incredible to play a wimby final with a broken foot.

Yes but how he beat Fish and Murray?

Crisstti
10-07-2012, 03:16 PM
No of course not.....it's just pretty incredible to play a wimby final with a broken foot.

... Why do you keep saying he had a broken foot?.
Source please.

Clarky21
10-07-2012, 03:26 PM
... Why do you keep saying he had a broken foot?.
Source please.



He did not have a broken foot. That was misinformation started by,IIRC,Neil Harman,who then retracted his statement because it was untrue.

kishnabe
10-07-2012, 03:30 PM
He did not have a broken foot. That was misinformation started by,IIRC,Neil Harman,who then retracted his statement because it was untrue.

Maybe it the truth....and the humble Nadcamp...told him to be quiet.

The Dark Knight
10-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Rafael Nadal makes no excuses for defeat despite hairline fracture | The Australian

Although The Times has learnt that Nadal had a hairline fracture in the left foot that he hurt against Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round and may not play for six more weeks, he put up no excuses for his defeat, his third in five Wimbledon finals.

This was unashamedly Djokovic's day, one he described as "beautiful". It comes at the end of many beautiful days, for he has been beaten only once in 51 matches since leading his nation to their inaugural Davis Cup triumph on home soil in December.

His lone defeat was by Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French Open last month.

Djokovic said last month that his ambition was to become the best player in the world and his dream was to win Wimbledon - both have happened in 24 hours. “I am never going to forget this,” he said.

“We all know about the careers of Federer and Nadal, we don't need to spend those words again, they have been the dominant players in the world over the last five years. They always came up with their best tennis when it mattered most.

“It is a process for me of learning, of developing, just finding a way mentally to overcome the pressures and the expectations you have. I always believed I had the quality to beat those guys, to win the majors and the mental approach had to be positive. There is no other way.

“This success makes you rewind to the old days. You come back to your childhood and remember what you've been through to get to this stage. I guess that's necessary in order for you to fight for what you want to achieve.”

As ever with Nadal, he accepted defeat with humility and honesty, although he was hurting inside.

The 25-year-old would have won his eleventh grand slam and moved to within five of Federer's total of 16 had he won. Now he has to accept that he is second best in ranking terms again.

“We can analyse that my game is not bothering him,” Nadal said. “We have to find how I can bother him. I did in the past. He's in the best moment of his career. I am in one of the best moments of my career, but still not enough for him. I have to play longer. I have to play more aggressively. I have to have less mistakes.

“Seriously, I lost because I am playing against the best player of the moment, the best player of the world tomorrow (Tuesday), and I am the second. And when you play against these players and they are playing unbelievably, the normal thing is (to) lose. That's what happened the last few times.”

Nadal added that fathoming out a plan to beat Djokovic is now his priority.

“Even last year when I was winning three grand-slams, I knew my level was not for ever,” he said.

“Probably the level of Novak today is not for ever. I'm going to be here fighting all the time, waiting for my moment to beat him.”

Nadal had already decided that he would not play in the Davis Cup World Group second-round tie away to the United States in Texas this week, but if he has to take six weeks off, he will have little practice on hard courts before he opens his US Open title defence next month.

The Times

Crisstti
10-07-2012, 03:39 PM
He did not have a broken foot. That was misinformation started by,IIRC,Neil Harman,who then retracted his statement because it was untrue.

Yes. Nadal said he didn't have a fracture. Harman retracted. It was discussed here... and yet here we are. :-?

Maybe it the truth....and the humble Nadcamp...told him to be quiet.

Lol, maybe. He was out a while afterwards. Can't remember now what he said the problem was though.

The Dark Knight
10-08-2012, 05:31 AM
Yes. Nadal said he didn't have a fracture. Harman retracted. It was discussed here... and yet here we are.

Proof please?

Cup8489
10-08-2012, 05:38 AM
Yes. Nadal said he didn't have a fracture. Harman retracted. It was discussed here... and yet here we are. :-?



Lol, maybe. He was out a while afterwards. Can't remember now what he said the problem was though.

Lol, TDK can't handle the truth, demanding proof from a fellow Nadal fan because he wants to talk Nadal up.

Glad you're one of the sane Nadal fans, Crisstti.

The Dark Knight
10-08-2012, 05:46 AM
Lol, TDK can't handle the truth, demanding proof from a fellow Nadal fan because he wants to talk Nadal up.

Glad you're one of the sane Nadal fans, Crisstti.

No not at all. I'm not saying it's not true, and I wouldn't say I'm demanding I asked nicely.

So once again can you kindly post it for me?

SoBad
10-08-2012, 05:50 AM
Proof please?

Nadal's word is sufficient proof.

The Dark Knight
10-08-2012, 05:52 AM
Nadal's word is sufficient proof.

My kinda gal. :-)

Carsomyr
10-08-2012, 07:04 AM
No not at all. I'm not saying it's not true, and I wouldn't say I'm demanding I asked nicely.

So once again can you kindly post it for me?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/06/wimbledon-rafael-nadal-foot-is-not-broken-he-will-play-mardy-fish.html

VPhuc tennis fan
10-08-2012, 08:41 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/06/wimbledon-rafael-nadal-foot-is-not-broken-he-will-play-mardy-fish.html
Hey, stop shooting me in the back. Damn it. Having Cristii do is enough, not you too? Stop it!

RF20Lennon
10-08-2012, 08:48 AM
MRI scans showed nothing major!! Why is this still going on?? Did the Duke of Kent formally ask TTW posters to investigate so he can award the trophy to rafa????

The Dark Knight
10-08-2012, 08:53 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/06/wimbledon-rafael-nadal-foot-is-not-broken-he-will-play-mardy-fish.html

Ok but the injury I'm talking about is the joker match not the Delpotro match.

However you may be right. I don't know?

underground
10-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Unlike Nadal, other than serving, Federer has never used his left-hand in any grand slam final. Surely that's a larger handicap than a broken foot no?:twisted:

VPhuc tennis fan
10-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Unlike Nadal, other than serving, Federer has never used his left-hand in any grand slam final. Surely that's a larger handicap than a broken foot no?:twisted:
Yes, he did. Except he doesn't have some ardent, die-hard to put it up in a thread. You up for it?

cknobman
10-08-2012, 09:55 AM
Federer played this years wimby final with a strained sph1ncter.

He reportedly had suffered over 50 "prairie-dog" episodes throughout the course of that match.

Key difference between Federes final vs Nadals?

Federer won his.

batz
10-08-2012, 10:22 AM
Broken foot?

Meh.

Now this guy is bloody tough:shock::shock:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/19863795

RF20Lennon
10-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Unlike Nadal, other than serving, Federer has never used his left-hand in any grand slam final. Surely that's a larger handicap than a broken foot no?:twisted:

AH!! Yes!!! Exactly!! :twisted:

RF20Lennon
10-08-2012, 10:41 AM
Broken foot?

Meh.

Now this guy is bloody tough:shock::shock:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/19863795

HOLY JESUS!!!!!!!! He made Nadal look like an amateur

Crisstti
10-08-2012, 01:15 PM
Ok but the injury I'm talking about is the joker match not the Delpotro match.

However you may be right. I don't know?

The injury was supposed to have happened during the del Potro match, and carried on to the final. Now, I remember he did have something ("nothing serious" (so he played with anaesthetic in part of the foot), but it was not a fracture, as he himself said. That surely should be enough, I believe him if he says he has this or that, so I'm going to believe him if he says he didn't...

BHud
10-09-2012, 06:23 AM
...and left this year with a broken heart. :(

RF20Lennon
10-09-2012, 06:35 AM
I certainly hope the duke of Kent is reading all this

Gorecki
10-09-2012, 10:05 AM
and dont forget the broken record...

Feather
10-10-2012, 01:54 AM
I don't know if this was posted before..but apparently Nadal played Wimbledon with a broken foot:




I really can't imagine that there are people who really believe that a player can play Tennis with a broken foot. It's not possible to play even with the help of pain killers. It's just IMPOSSIBLE

batz
10-10-2012, 02:19 AM
I really can't imagine that there are people who really believe that a player can play Tennis with a broken foot. It's not possible to play even with the help of pain killers. It's just IMPOSSIBLE

I'm sure there are degrees of 'broken foot'. Bert Trautmann once played the majority of an FA Cup Final with a broken neck.

Zarfot Z
10-10-2012, 02:21 AM
I'm sure there are degrees of 'broken foot'. Bert Trautmann once played the majority of an FA Cup Final with a broken neck.

You can still run around and kick a ball pretty efficiently with a broken neck, and just avoid the headers.

Whereas with a broken foot, you're pretty much f*cked since you rely on your feet 100% to move around the court.

Feather
10-10-2012, 02:23 AM
I'm sure there are degrees of 'broken foot'. Bert Trautmann once played the majority of an FA Cup Final with a broken neck.

I don't know if you follow Cricket but I have heard players batting with broken arms. However I felt Tennis is more physical and it's impossible to play with a broken foot. The effort could cause irreparable damage to bones and it may well have to be amputated. However I do agree that there are degrees of "broken foot"

BHud
10-10-2012, 06:22 AM
I don't know if you follow Cricket but I have heard players batting with broken arms. However I felt Tennis is more physical and it's impossible to play with a broken foot. The effort could cause irreparable damage to bones and it may well have to be amputated. However I do agree that there are degrees of "broken foot"

Translation: for Nads, broken toenail = broken foot.

RF20Lennon
10-10-2012, 06:32 AM
Translation: for Nads, broken toenail = broken foot.

LMAO oh ok I see

krz
10-10-2012, 06:55 AM
birdflu, anthrax, common cough and cold, SARS

VPhuc tennis fan
10-10-2012, 07:41 AM
birdflu, anthrax, common cough and cold, SARS
You guys are awfully hard on Rafa. Come on, a little bit of sympathy here, would ya? A better world w/ less cynicism! You guys are breaking TDK's heart.:cry::cry::cry:
Do you want to see him (me) cry? (Boy George singing in the background):)

The Dark Knight
10-10-2012, 10:33 AM
The injury was supposed to have happened during the del Potro match, and carried on to the final. Now, I remember he did have something ("nothing serious" (so he played with anaesthetic in part of the foot), but it was not a fracture, as he himself said. That surely should be enough, I believe him if he says he has this or that, so I'm going to believe him if he says he didn't...

Hairline fractures are very hard to diagnose . That's why they are called "hairline" fractures .

henryshli
03-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Did rafa just got beaten?