Get ready for Rafa

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  1. Clarky21

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    Exactly. He set yet another date for Nadal to return to practice last month. He did the same thing in September. David Nadal also said he was going to start practicing again nearly 3 weeks ago. They're full of it,and until there is actual video of him practicing on court,I won't believe it otherwise.
     
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  2. beast of mallorca

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    Haha, no love for Muzza and Fed huh :(
    But as a Djokodal, can't you not throw a bone to Muzza and give the USO ?
     
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    Come on, don't take away the reason for his being :twisted:
     
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    Uhm, why would that be weird?.

    I don't think Toni had actually set a specific date for training, more like saying he might play this or that tournament?.
     
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    He didn't use exact dates,but he said stuff like "we'll start practicing next week",and then that week came and went and nothing. David Nadal did the same thing. They don't have any idea what they're doing,and I don't believe a word that comes out of their mouths anymore.
     
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    Wasnt there a video of him practicing with Bellucci?
     
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  7. GoodVibrations

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    Clarky21 is right here. I distinctly remember Toni & Co. declaring that Rafa would "start practicing on the court next week" weeks ago. He could be for real this time but I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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  8. Murrayfan31

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    I'm trying not to think about it. The horror of seeing that style again will give me nightmares.
     
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    well lets see if he posts any pics next week
     
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    That was from months ago during the clay season. He has not practiced since,IIRC,July sometime.
     
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  11. RAFA2005RG

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    THE TRAIN IS COMING
    [​IMG]
     
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    C'mon, he will be back with a different style like some posters suggested here. For longevity, you know. Serve and volley, elegant slices.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. GoodVibrations

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    Out of curiosity, is that who tweets for Rafa? Does Rafa ever actually tweet? Some of the tweets do sound like him... although I have to say I prefer http://twitter.com/RafaNadull (no, that's not my account, but it's funny :twisted: ).
     
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  14. RAFA2005RG

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    Nadal equaled the longevity record this year, by winning at least one slam per year for 8 years in a row. In 2013 he passes federer. I don't think he should be changing anything, except for playing less hardcourt events (which he already said he will do).
     
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  15. RAFA2005RG

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    David Nadal is no relation to Rafael Nadal. Just a journo who happens to share the same last name.
     
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  16. GoodVibrations

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    OK, thanks. I had assumed he was a family member. Still, I'm curious as to if anyone knows who does the tweeting...
     
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    Well I hope for his sake he takes it easy at the Australian open and not go out to win it. The comeback on a hard court isn't going to do him any good at least.
     
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  18. RAFA2005RG

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    The best way to save your body at the Australian Open is to not drop a set, or drop as few sets as possible. That is why Nadal must give 100%. If he plays defensive, the points and the matches will be longer. 2010 US Open, is the prototype of how you save your body.
     
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    She will support anyone, who can beat Federer on a regular basis.

    Preferably someone, who wins all the time. She loves being the winner, oh, she loves that.

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    It obviously got to you though.
     
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    I don't remember that. Anyone has a link?.
     
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    It sure sounds like him sometimes, on Twitter and Facebook. But it must be Benito as well.
     
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    Rafael is going to be so fresh and so hungry that he's going to completely dominate next season. I'm talking calendar year grand slam here, folks.
     
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    Nadal won't be playing any different to how he has been earlier this year, that's if he actually even plays at all.
     
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  25. Murrayfan31

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    Rafa's going to be so rusty and old, he won't even be a top 10 player.
     
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    not sure, but rafa posted a lovely picture of some threatening clouds on his fb page..so thats the main thing.

    hope it wasnt a metaphor about his future :confused:
     
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    There are too many links to find about this since he has said Nadal was coming back at least 3 times that I can remember,so I don't recall where they all came from. Maybe a google search would find it for you.

    ETA: Here's one from the beginning of October saying he will start practice again in 10 days.

    http://www.inselradio.com/2012/10/1...aussichtlich-erst-2013-wieder-tennis-spielen/

    Here's a quote from David Nadal's Twitter where Toni says Nadal will be back in a week. It's from Late September.

    "Toni Nadal asegura a @esportsib3tv que Rafa volverá a los entrenamientos en poco más de una semana"

    Here's the Twitter link,but you'll have to go back a bit to find it.

    https://twitter.com/davidjnadal


    Those are just a few of the times it has been predicited Nadal will be back practicing. They're liars,and I don't believe a thing they say. Until there are actual pictures and video of Nadal practicing on court with a racket in his hand,I call bs.


    And for good measure,here's another one.

    http://www.mallorcaesports.es/tenis/item/3511-toni-nadal-dentro-de-10-o-15-d


    And here'a video straight from the horse's mouth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5bmfgVNgOq8


    Still doubt Toni said any of this stuff? :lol:
     
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  28. Goosehead

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    there have defo been too many false dawn statements from good old 'uncle toni'..cant see how anyone has missed them really..

    'uncle toni' often pipes up with stuff only for it not to be happening..agitatating the fans.
     
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  29. Clarky21

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    Me neither. He has been saying for months Nadal will be back and it has yet to happen. He should shut it instead of giving false info.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Nadal never made it to #1 again. #2 or #3 is a BIG possibility though.
     
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  31. natalia

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    This, this, ditto!!!

    LOL
     
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  32. natalia

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    ROFLOVeryLOUD
     
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  33. natalia

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    Tender tendons, tsk tsk tsk....

    Thanks for the laugh, rommil!!!!!
     
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    He won't even make it back to #2 or #3. I think his ranking is going to fall even further than it is now.
     
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  35. Ms Nadal

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    Clarky, can you say ONE nice thing about Rafa, please? :). Come on, say one nice thing :). And people call me anti Rafa, haha! I criticise at times but I say nice things too :)
     
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  36. RAFA2005RG

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    I think Nadal will have at least 150 weeks at number one.
     
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    Nah,can't muster up anything nice to say today. :lol:
     
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  38. Ms Nadal

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    OK. I think like the others now that you are not a Rafa fan. All negatives all the time :lol:
     
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  39. RAFA2005RG

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    Who's your favorite tennis player? Ever been a fan of a player?
     
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  40. RAFA2005RG

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    I identified that Clarky was a troll and full-time Nadal-hater back in April 2011.
     
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  41. Ms Nadal

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    Yes, do tell Clarky. We are dying to know who gets your warmth and devotion :lol:
     
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    ****'s comeback at the Australian Open will be similar to Del Potro's in 2011?
     
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  43. RAFA2005RG

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    Del Potro and Nadal are 100% opposite (or 90% opposite). Nothing in common. Even their injuries are opposite.
     
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    Do you like talking to yourself? :lol:
     
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  45. Ms Nadal

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    Haha! Best joke of the year! I am falling off my seat :twisted: Ciao
     
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    Didn't know, that the wrist is the opposite to the brain.
     
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  47. Ms Nadal

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    Why do I get a response then? :lol:
     
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  48. RF20Lennon

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    LOL!!!

    10chars
     
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  49. RF20Lennon

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    well youre a fed hater so that evens it out
     
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  50. RF20Lennon

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    You just OWNED Toni there didnt you :lol:
     

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