If Nadal wins Viña del Mar singles and doubles, confirmation of Silent ban?

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  1. The Bawss

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    As per the title. If Nadal wins the title in Viña del Mar, does this confirm that he was actually out of the game for 7 months as a result of a silent ban? It looks to me like he has been secretly training in Mallorca for the last 7 months.
     
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  2. NatF

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    He hasn't beaten anyone of note, you can see that his game is a bit off as well. Besides that he's the clay GOAT.
     
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  3. The Bawss

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    Who plays singles and doubles when coming back from a knee injury? Doubles titles are worthless to a guy like Nadal.
     
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    Who thought Nadal wasn't going to win Vina del Mar? You would have to be stupid to have thought that. He has won 7 FO's!
     
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    It's match practice. His knees are healed, doubles doesn't involve much running so he's not going to cause himself injury unless he's not ready to compete. Better to realize it now than later in that case.
     
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    OP: stop scratching for things that are not there. Unless you have hard evidence of a ban, this is more anti-Nadal propaganda to find any way to tear him down as he poses a threat to Federer's majors count. Federer's majors count will be passed in time, whether it happens in this generation, or the next.
     
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    You are right in that there are a lot of bitter Fed fans who are afraid Nadal may be far from done winning slams but why bring up Federer and somebody surpassing his major count if not in this generation, it will be the next? You are no better than the bitter Fed fans then are you?
     
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  8. Sentinel

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    Also, if Nadal loses at Vina del Mar, it means he deliberately lost to show he was actually not on a silent ban, which proves he was on a silent ban.

    Elementary my deer Wotsun.
     
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  9. Hitman

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    I would be have been more shocked if he lost ANY clay matches before IW-Miami swing begins.

    Rafa picked the right time to come back.
     
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  10. batz

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    People need to give The Bawss a break as all is not well in his world - Murray just made 3 slam finals in a row and Rafa is looking just dandy on his return.

    That's gotta hurt.
     
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  11. matchmaker

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    Very flawed reasoning. A victory of Nadal proves nothing, except that he might be back for another FO win, if his knees hold up.
     
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  12. Clarky21

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    Well, I am not sold he will win it. Until he is holding up the trophy you cannot be too sure. Nadal doesn't have an aura like Djesus does, and is far more beatable as well.
     
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    :shock:

    The seven time reigining and defending FO champion and the King of Clay doesn't have an aura on clay????????????

    This is just absurd.
     
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    I think we need to wait and see what happens when he faces a top 20 player. Although winning both singles and doubles is a little suspicious the next tournament might be more of a challenge. He's playing doubles and singles in Brasil too. That's an awful lot of tennis for someone coming off such a severe injury. Yes it is suspicious. It wouldn't have been so bad if he had only entered singles. Big mistake on the part of Uncle Foni.
     
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    Clarky, give it up already! Nadal, the greatest clay court player of all time, does not have an aura on clay? :lol:
     
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    That is what I just said. I did not even see your post first. Clarky is funny! :shock:
     
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    You think he cares? I think he and the ATP have an understanding, no?
     
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  18. Sorana fan

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    OP Get a life
     
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  19. Clarky21

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    Nope. Not right now.
     
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    no I don't think he cares. They've flipped the bird at the ATP and ITF enough times already. It's become a joke. As long as Nadal can keep winning his precious RG every year, even if he has to follow it up with a ban, that's ok with him and his corrupt uncle.
     
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  21. Fiji

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    Someone coming back from a long injury break enters singles and doubles? Hmmm.
     
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  22. serengetisunset

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    Why is it that injured players such as Del Potro, Blake, Hewitt etc struggle after long breaks from the game but Nadal comes back stronger as if nothing happened? The silent ban seems like a loud possibility.
     
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    Shhh, not so loud. :)

    The truth is that Nadal is a much greater player than players like Del Potro, Blake and Hewitt so what we can expect from him is not the same as what we saw from those other players. I know it hurts if you are a Fed fan but it is the truth.
     
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    I find no suspicion in playing both singles and doubles. He wants match play, dubs aren't too stressful and he's pairing with his buddy.
     
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    Why do the mods on here let these frustrated trolls ruin this place. This place is a shambles now. Up there with the worst fora on the internet.
     
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  26. Clarky21

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    If you think Nadal has come back stronger than he was when he left you're not paying attention. He's playing like crap.

    And didn't Delpo win Delray shortly after his return in 2011?
     
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    Bawss....should you not be happy that Nadal will come and kick Murray arse?
     
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  28. kishnabe

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    Nadal's crap is better than most players best!
     
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    I am, don't get me wrong...but I am bored and until he and Murray play in the same tournament I have nothing positive to say about Nadal. In fact I don't even dislike Nadal much, I just like the mob-like behaviour fuelling the silent ban theory.
     
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  30. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    That sounds about right.
     
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  31. sbengte

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    Sounds about right, I am so disappointed with our Raphla :(
     
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  32. BreakPoint

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    Exactly! We all know that Vina del Mar is the REAL Slam. 7 French Open titles are worthless compared to 1 Vina del Mar title! :wink:
     
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