BBC - Nadal to confirm if he will play Wimbledon tomorrow lunchtime

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  1. batz

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    BBC - Nadal to make Wimbledon statement @ 1330 tomorrow

    Just reported on radio 5 live

    Edit - @ 1330 BST

    Breaking news on BBC sport
     
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  2. malakas

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    ok.So he must have already taken the tests,and waits for the results.

    Now where's that guy who says knows Nadal personally?
     
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  3. kraggy

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    I do really really hope its good news. Of course if it's good news I fully expect some trolling from people who would point out that "Uncle Toni was lying and Nadal was faking" :D
     
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  4. icedevil0289

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    Anyone kind of feel like they just took a test and they are waiting for the results? That's how I feel waiting to see if Nadal will play wimbly or not. I can't even imagine how the nadal fans are feeling.
     
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  5. batz

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    Yep - I know what you're saying. I'm not a Rafa 'fan' as such, but I so hope it's good news tomorrow. I'm a bit worried though.
     
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  7. norcal

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    He didn't blame his French loss on the knee did he? Soder beat him fair and square.
     
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    Same here. We're agreeing rather a lot lately. It's making me uneasy :p
     
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    He did say he was not playing at 100% and did not play his best tennis due to his knees...So indirectly yes he did say that...
     
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  10. batz

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    We can soon sort that out! ;)

    No doubt normal service will be resumed when we get round to discussing Murray's chances @ SW19 :)
     
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    Roger is trembling in his pantyboots right about now. I wonder if he will get any sleep at all tonight ??
     
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    Actually he's probably shining his RG trophy for the 7th time today (I would be too. :D)
     
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  13. ghostbear

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    I hope he won't play Wimbledon if he doesn't feel at least 80%. If he doesn't have a good chance to win it all, I think it'd be better if he just rested his knee instead of aggravating it.
     
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  14. thejoe

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    They're very good.

    Blast!
     
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  15. Feña14

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    He will be at Wimbledon.

    If he was still injured then i'm sure he would of left it to the last minute, in order to give himself the best possible chance of playing.
     
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    I wonder if Not wearing those Knee bandages during clay season really cost him ?
     
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    I'm not so sure mate. I'm speculating, obviously - but I think the opposite is true. If he was going to play I think they'd just have announced it today. Rafa surely isn't waiting for the results of anything - he has the best care money can buy. He'll have been told today IMHO.
     
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    Honestly I dont think Federer would be as satisfied if he won this Wimbledon without beating Rafa in the final.
     
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  19. Giggs The Red Devil

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    A statement? Can’t he just send an e-mail to the organisers?
     
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  20. Marty502

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    This sounds bad for Nadal.

    If they had any hopes for a full recovery, they'd do a statement much later on, after Nadal's treatment and with the results on hand.

    If they'll make an statement this early and are calling the press on it, it's because they probably already know he won't recover on time. And since he stepped down from Queen's already...

    It's looking grim, IMO.
     
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    8:30 am EST
     
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    I think i heard Roger making an appointment in his iPhone....:)
     
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    How can you hear someone make an appointment on an iphone? :-?
     
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    I think Roger is praying to those tennis gods,,,,," OH please, grant me one more wish........Pleaseeee
     
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  25. nothingfails

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    What's the big deal ? He likes to be in the media apparently: will he play, won't he play...who cares. Uncle Toni should shut the **** up. If you can't play you withdraw, period. Like Sharapova did everytime before she felt ready to play. I hate the whole Nadal media circus for a knee injuree. I can sense bitterness miles away.
     
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    Who cares? I'm sure the tennis world cares. :roll: It's not like the guy's ranked #1 in the world or anything ... oh wait.
     
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  27. Rickson

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    He's gonna play. He won't win it, but he's gonna play.
     
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  28. Giggs The Red Devil

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    At least Federer’s phobia is focused. Is there any player, besides Federer, Nadal shouldn’t be afraid of?
     
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  29. Fedace

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    Rafa can beat every player in the tour. Noone can stand in his way, if he is 100% healthy...
     
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  30. Rickson

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    Rafa definitely fears Roger on grass.
     
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  31. kimbahpnam

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    what kind of tests do they do to figure out if you're able to play or not (in Nadal's case)?
     
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    Agree. There is no point in this if you are simply going to announce this early that you're going to play. The only thing that makes any sense is a statement to the contrary, which is extremely unfortunate not only for Nadal, but for tennis as a whole.

    I sure as hell hope we're wrong here...
     
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  33. bolo

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    I can definitely sense bitterness miles away. :) Or is that close by?
     
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    Roger can beat every player in the tour. Noone can stand in his way, if he is 100% healthy...
     
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  35. tennisfun1

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    The dude is on a stupid publicity stunt.
    He will be playing Wimbledon barring a broken leg.
     
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  36. Giggs The Red Devil

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    So Soderling should be a doctor as he was spot on with his diagnosis.
     
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  37. DarthFed

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    You've been 100% right on all predictions that i've seen you make (Fed beating Nadal in their 20th meeting, Fed winning the french AND in straights, that he paid his curse of 13 dues in Melbourne) Lets see if your prediction is correct..because i kinda want Fedal SW19 R4
     
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  38. Lsmkenpo

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    Seems as if he is not going to play, why would they make a statement this early before Wimbledon, only way they would do that, is if he was 100% healthy, and I seriously doubt that is the case, after 1 week.
     
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  39. OTMPut

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    No one has ever beaten me when i am 100% healthy. I can bagle Nadal if i am 100% healthy. I have never been 100% healthy though. And i do not foresee my becoming 100% healthy in the future with all the cheeseburgers and gallons of beer that goes in.
     
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  40. ghostbear

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    Nah. I'm sure he predicted Fed to win last year's Wimby.
     
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    Trust me, Darth, Federer has Wimbledon in the bag.
     
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  42. DarthFed

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    So it is written? so it shall be (i hope lol)
     
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    It's also possible that he tested positive for a banned
    substance. Kissed the wrong girl at a party...
     
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  44. vtmike

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    Nope I remember he predicted that 2008 would be Nadal's year at Wimby...
     
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    Nah he was referring to Ricksons predicitons
     
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    I hope there is nothing wrong with Rafa and tests are OK. Not being able to defend his title would be very sad. I hope Rafa and Roger play another epic final and may the better player on the day win. I have a feeling things will be fine but he might require a surgery later on in the year probably after the US open.
     
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  47. Rickson

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    I definitely didn't pick Nadal to win Wimbledon 08, but I did pick Federer to win at Flushing Meadows 08 when everyone else doubted him.
     
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    it's funny how the same thing can be intepreted differently from people.We will know which version is right,tomorrow.:)
     
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  49. tennisfun1

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    There is nothing wrong with him except regular tennis wear and tear.
     
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