Nadal Doubtful for AbDab

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  1. OddJack

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    Here we go. Start your engines folks, the injury/illness excuses are already starting to flow! :twisted:
     
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  5. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Can anyone blame Nadal? He's probably trying to avoid Djoker as much as he can
     
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    No.2 is doubtful again?
     
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    Translation: he's not happy with the Appearance Fee they offered him. Probably less than Roger and Novak.

    He and Lopez sure spend a lot of time together...
     
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    Nah, I don't think so. No way Nadal's appearance fee would be less than Djokovic's. I am sure Roger gets the most and then Nadal after him.
     
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    That is Deliciano Lopez. This is Marc Lopez - completely undelicious.
     
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    You did watch tennis last year didn't you? And don't forget - Novak has played (winning the last 3) Dubai tournaments. Since he plays in the region more often he might have a bigger fan base.
     
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    Anything is possible I just highly doubt that is the reason.
     
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  12. RafatheChamp

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    Off topic, but in the picture it looks like Lopez's new Pure Drive on the ground.
     
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    What a pigsty he's sitting in. I know it's 'only' practice, but considering how OC he is during tournaments, I thought he'd be in a little more organized environment during practice. There is clearly a water bottle that has been knocked over on its side, for starters.

    Perhaps his recent slide can be attributed to sloppy practice habits as much as anything else.
     
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    It is not a sloppy practice habit to have sloppy surroundings on the bench. Practice refers to the play, not to what he has around him.

    I bet his practice play is more than enough to beat anyone other than Djokovic.
     
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    If you go through someone's home or look at their car inside and out, you can tell much about the person, without ever meeting them.
     
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    Good to see Toni face palming...
     
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    Another loss in the Quarters of Australian coming soon!
     
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    I am sure you can.

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    I concur...................
     
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    His face would make quite a good motivational 'sarcasm' poster.
     
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    No. Marc. Guessing you don't get to many tournaments. Marc follows him around like a little puppy. Or something.
     
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    Not sure which injury excuse wasn't used yet, huh Rafa?
     
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    Someone needs to start a poll before the AO to predict what body part he will be grabbing when he loses.
     
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    There is a serious obsession with Nadal around here.....
     
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    I don't believe anything Rafa says about his health anymore.
     
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    I said this is Marc not Deliciano. What is the contradiction?
     
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    Not again..
     
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    They fear him. Always have.
     
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    I don't think a sport where some guys hit a ball over a net is going to kill any fans anytime soon. :lol: It's just a game. Not much else.
     
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    Theys not only fear him, they loathe him so much because only Rafa made Federer cry like a little girl, lol
     
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    YO BRO YOu are DeAD RiGhT!!!
     
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    Rafa doesn't do that.

    Lol, tell that to some people here.
     
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    Nadal needs just a week or so to recover his mental strength and be in formidable shape.

    He's winning the AO. You betcha !


    ps. vamoses to you all, and a very merry xmas !
     
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    For a Delhiite, you do use a lot of folksy American slang. :)
     
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    Didn't he have a virus last year at Doha?

    If he has something, might as well just skip it and start at Doha.

    But seriously, I'm starting to form the opinion if a player is unwell either just announce you are 100% certain pulling out, or get on with it. No "I'm feeling unwell, not sure if I can play stuff" then you do play but with an excuse prepared. I mean unless the previous event saw you struggling with a problem you still have and obviously people are going to be asking if you're ready yet. But in this case, if you decide to pull out because you have just picked up a virus, just announce it then when you have decided. To much drama these days!
     
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    Yes, that's true. His posts are very witty to boot.
     
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    Federer is also the one who gifted Nadal a Slam this year by taking out Nadal's master Djokovic. Rafatards should be grateful to little girl Federer. :lol:
     
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    I find it amazing how people take it for a certainty that Nadal would lose a best of 5 sets match on clay. It's only happened once in Nadal's career, you know, and that was one of the greatest upsets of all time.
     
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    A huge upset, I didn't even bother watching the match bc I was so sure Nadal would win. You should have seen my face when I turned the TV on and it scrolled across the bottom of the screen.
     
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    i thought it was a misprint.
     
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    Huh? Nadal has always been sloppy outside of his matches. His mom always said so. That is why people are wrong when they accuse him of having obsessive compulsive disorder. He is simply in a zone when he plays matches, and that is all.
     
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    Djokovic is a whole other league of talent to Soderling. Did you not see what Djokovic did to Soderling in Rome this year? 6-3, 6-0.
    Djokovic was in a zone and it took a god-mode Federer to stop him. Even then Federer needed a bit of luck as Djokovic had set points in the first set which would've been basically the end for Federer.
    Nadal on the other hand looked nothing even remotely close to unstoppable throughout the tournament, especially in the final. Federer the choker just doesn't have the right type of game to exploit Nadal with that sissy backhand.
    Djokovic would've been a completely different proposition with a significant mental edge over Nadal.
    But then again, I guess nobody on here believed Djokovic would've beaten Nadal in BEST OF 5 SETS at Wimbledon and US Open either...until it happened. :lol:
     
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    Okay, but they are different surfaces where Nadal has lost to other people before, like Muller, Youzhny, Ferrer, del Potro etc. Beating Nadal at the French Open is a whole different ball game. He's only lost once on clay in a best of 5 sets match, ever. Bearing this in mind, it's ridiculous to just assume Djokovic beats Nadal at the French Open as though Nadal has no chance. I'm not saying Djokovic has no chance, just that it's the ultimate challenge to beat Nadal on clay in best of 5 sets.
     
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    So what are RAfa's appearances before AO ???


    LOL, "You betcha" was courtesy Mother Margarine. You shd read his/her posts, often very entertaining (unintentionally).

    :D ! And yet he is behind the times, never having heard of Sunny Leone !
     
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    Good points but I can say that Federer was the only guy who ever beat Nadal in Slam finals. That was 4 years ago...until Djokovic did it in back to back Slam finals this year.
    And Soderling already beat Nadal at the French Open. So if Nadal had already lost at the French Open, then how exactly is it the ultimate challenge? The ultimate challenge is only if somebody has never lost. Kinda like people thinking that beating Mike Tyson was the ultimate challenge until somebody came along and knocked him into next year. :lol:
     
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    Nadal has won 78 of 79 best-of-5 set matches on clay.
     
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    With Nadal injured, it'll be a Noel-Andy final at AO again.

    We might as well just hand the AO title to Noel !
     
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    You are becoming one of the biggest anti-Nadal trolls on this board.
     
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    I think Cody Rhodes is never going to be world champion. He doesn't have the talent.
     
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