Nadal: Give me more time, Don't Judge me!

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  1. Start da Game

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    yes......he's a thickskull when it comes to scheduling........doubles adds nothing to his singles game.......it's been proven over and over, yet he never learns........

    he easily donated five or more slams to federer and djokovic so far, starting from wimbledon 2007.......
     
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    nadal will be back to his best by montecarlo........he will be unstoppable at roland garros this year........he simply cannot be defeated on that court........
     
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    yes, because he's had a birthright over those slams :roll:

    he'd have lost to fed/roddick in wimbledon 09
    djoker in AO 11
    murray/djoker in USO 2012
    murray/djoker in AO 2013
     
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    How did that work out for you?
     
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    And you know how exactly that he would have lost those matches?. There's certainly nothing to indicate he would have lost to Fed or Murray. Or Roddick.

    No, it wasn't, and he never said it was. Nor did Benito. You really answer yourself with what you posted. He said the knees were still a problem. That he was going to test them in Abu Dhabi and see how it went from there. He couldn't play Abu Dhabi nor train for days because of the virus, hence what they say about the preparation time.

    You just seem to lack reading comprehension skills.
     
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    LMAO. Yes, rest and healing time actually makes Nadal's injuries worse and playing competitive tennis apparently heals them. Like his latest comment, "I still feel pain in the knee but the doctors say play is ok" (or something like that) Who knew? ;) Medical miracle this Nadal.
     
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    I agree with you. Means very little imo.
     
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    much more likely scenarios than nadal having 'birthright' over those majors and hence supposedly "donating" federer/djoker 5 or more slams since wimbledon 2007 .... did you even read the post I responded to ?

    and yes, plenty of things to indicate a high chance that he wouldn't have won those slams

    his confidence was shattered after the RG loss in 2009, he wouldn't beat federer/roddick in the form they were in wimbledon 09 unless he was at his very best, in which case he'd have a chance ; he wouldn't be at his best given the RG loss ...

    murray clearly outplayed him in AO 2010 & USO 2008

    given he was in pretty good form in USO 2012 & AO 2013 , he'd have a good chance of beating rafa there as well ...
     
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    :):) So true. I think you have to have a "dumb" gene to be able to believe what comes out of that Nadal camp. You certainly can't be a smart person, that is for sure.
     
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    Now which would that be? And since it's "easily five" can you make it seven for good measure?
     
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    And you seem both to be rude and lack comprehension skills.

    Where did he say
    "he was going to test them in Abu Dhabi and see how it went from there" in what I posted?

    Benito specifically stated that
    We’re not lying to people; we never lie to people; it’s not our style,” he said. “His knees are doing well, but he’s got this thing and this thing has stopped him from practice, from getting everything on track

    And Nadal said that:
    My knee is much better and the rehabilitation process has gone well, as predicted by the doctors, but this virus didn't allow me to practise this past week," Nadal said in a statement.
    "Therefore I am sorry to announce that I will not play in Doha and the Australian Open, as we had initially scheduled.

    And BOTH statements indicate that the virus, not the knees, are what's keeping him from Australia. Because of lack of preparation and training.

    You may choose to interpret that as "he didn't get a chance to test the knees", but my interpretation is certainly closer to what they actually said.
     
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    Only in your fantasy world. :rolleyes:
     
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    There's nothing saying he would've beaten them either.
     
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    The banhammer has truly fallen on this day. Seems like half a dozen or more are gone.
     
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    Great post Fiji,

    Lendl did great winning that last RG. I wasnt watching tennis his days, did he ever had big injuries, ever had to take time off?

    The game is much more physical nowadays, I doubt he could do it today.
     
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    I think he was successful the last time he reported you from another account of his. He expected some thing this time, hehe

    I didn't know that one can post gifs and can get reported. Many guys could have been banned for that
     
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    A good intelligent summary of his position
     
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    I cannot speak for Fiji, but I don't think Lendl had any major injuries in the heart of his career. He made 8 straight USO finals. He also was credited with bringing fitness into the sport in a major way. He was supremely fit and worked out extensively off the court. I remember reports that he actually spent as much or more time on his fitness training than actually practicing tennis late in his career. His off court training was viewed as innovative for his era. Not to say pros did not work hard during the 80s but most of the work was on court work or light training. Borg would practice tennis 4-5 hours per day in the early 80s.

    Nadal's chances to win at RG depend on 2 things: 1. his fitness - can his knees take the stress? and 2. confidence - can he regain confidence?

    I thought his movement and confidence looked shaky in Chili. He did not appear to be as fast and he appeared to limp a bit at times. Also, his confidence did not seem to there as he looped a lot of short balls in the final. But, this is his first tournament so he has time to improve.
     
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    Well to be fair the reason I was banned for two days was legitimate. I overstepped and made a bad judgment call.

    Also, Post 7777 :)
     
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  24. Sentinel

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    He means give me more time between points.:)
     
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    Same answer, have Rafa take 7 months in between points.
     
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    Are there enough milk cartons in the world or I suppose this will lead to a resurgence in teh economy.
     
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    Thanks for the info CJC, I wonder how a thinker like Lendle hadnt been into coaching until recently.

    Regarding Nadal's fitness, he is mentally toast. The signs were there..."less passion for the game" .." tired of competition" his case is death by a thousand cuts. He started early and is going to go down early.
     
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