Nadal has a serious problem with his foot says coach

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  1. BeHappy

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    New report on Nadal's foot injury:


    Apparantly it's an overuse injury, he's been kicking federer's ass so much lately that his foot has been worn down to a stump.
     
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  2. drakulie

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    His foot injury is a result of playing with a frame that is too heavy for him.
     
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  3. OrangeOne

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    I actually laughed, and I hate that I did...but I really did :)
     
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  4. big_banger

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    Its a shame to hear this but I dont think it will make much of a difference if he can adapt his game to the injury. It must be difficult to try and not really play his whole natural game but thats life.
     
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  5. rafan

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    Getting back to the role model debate, on the whole I would agree when it comes to certain sportspeople like our football team in the Uk who can't even qualify and earn millions- being idolised. In tennis however we have Fed and Rafa who are solo performers, give incredible value to millions of people throughout the world and win an awful lot of matches!
     
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  6. proxemo666

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    LOL. If he was playing with this injury for the past 2 years, it is not as serious as they think. I can see if the kid lost first round in every tournament he played but he has won majors and big tournaments against top 10 players. I guarantee you, he has no foot problem and if he does, skipping a day of practice will take care of it.

    I think it was a failed PR move targeted at his opponents. Nothing like saying, hey I'm #2 in the world and I did it on a bad foot. Just imagine what I could've done if I was 100%.
     
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  7. Phil

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    Yes, you hit it square on the nose, but you failed to mention that this situation CLEARLY illustrates the vast differences in Federer's and Nadal's game styles.

    Nadal - Worn down and almost finished with a career-threatening injury from running around so much and kicking Federer's ass (on clay).

    Federer - Expended precisely one single bead of sweat in total, during his biiatch slappling silly of Nadal in the last two Masters Finals. Oh, and Federer may or may not have taken an extra breath here and there during those matches...it's really hard to tell given that he never had to take his game out of 1st gear...
     
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  8. mileslong

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    and what was agassi, 40 years old when played each other, give me a break...
     
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  9. mileslong

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    hardly, federer is 5-2 against nadal in their last 7 matches, and nadals only victories are on clay of course including one loss to federer on clay. do your research clown...
     
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    It could also be 5-5 depending on where you start clown.
     
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  11. ninman

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    I think this is the latest in a long line of injuries that have plagued Nadal's career. It's amazing that he's always fresh and ripe for the clay season though.
     
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  12. cknobman

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    I hope Nadal stays around, I like watching him hand everyone their @ss on clay.

    I also like seeing him get b!tch slapped the rest of the year!!!!!!!!!!!(you cant count wimby in his favor till he wins it)
     
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  13. ninman

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    I dunno, he's a good player but his constant gamesmanship and his "I must win at all costs" attitude really bothers me.
     
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  14. sapient007

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    if he had switched to a oversized racquet, then he also wouldn't have to run so hard.
     
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    I hate saying this but Nadal may not play past 25 years of age. I really think he should keep hard courts tournament to 1 in spring and 1 in summer and US open and that is it. and cut back on training little bit except in Clay court season.
     
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  16. TennezSport

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    Playing it down

    Nadal is playing the whole foot injury down now http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/nadal_reports.asp , but it was a serious injury back in 2K5 and something he has to always watch for. His shoes are also specially made from Nike to address the injury. My question is why Tony made this announcement now??? And....Rafa now has to try an quiet it down.

    This is not the thing to do with the AO coming up. Rafa should be well rested, but this also gives his opponents the feeling of playing a wounded warrior, adding to the belief they can take him out. It's a double negative for Rafa. If he loses an important match it's because he's wounded. If Rafa wins then he was just faking again. Not the place to be for Rafa, but only time will tell now.

    TennezSport :cool:
     
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    That will be one less sock to fix. Anyways, Nadal's physique and his style of play contributed to the injury as well. He is a fast runner but not necessarily a light mover.
     
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    :oops: I need to get more sleep. Sorry about that OO. I was reading a few posts and I left my desk, came back and thought you were hyping Nadal as a role model. Was another poster...feel like shmuck. Sorry about that. Once I read your post I agree 100% w/what you said.
     
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    Watch it Phil...I had anything with "slapp" copyrited (can't spell it).
     
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    Federer has won 5 of his last 7 matches with Nadal. Know what you are talking about before you spew off your mouth in the future.
     
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    Well you could say Macenroe was no role model - but he really sorted out these pompous umpires when it came to line calls and turned aroung the game which was dominated by the old guard. So in this instance how can you define a role model? In Macenroe we had someone who had the guts to stand up and say "this is wrong stop the game"
     
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  22. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Where do you get your stats?
     
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    I would give Rafa no more than 4 years on the pro tour, unless he is able to make significant changes to his style of play.

    The pro tour is a huge grind. The mental discipline to play day after day would drain 99.9% of us. How many days do these guys get out of bed feeling like they've been run over by a truck, and go out and play 3 hours of entertaining tennis? Sooner or later your body will rebel, and a style like Rafa's is a severe test of human limits. His foot, his knees, his wrist, are all problems now. What about his back and hips and shoulder? I'm amazed his TFCC hasn't failed completely already. You figure he's hit, what, maybe 5 million tennis balls? And the Jumper's Knee problem has been chronic. The inflammation will slowly destroy his ligaments and he may need knee replacement by the time he's 40.

    Also, he's not a tiny guy. He's not huge either, but with that amount of muscle and speed, the stresses on his feet, knees, hips, and back must be two to three times what your average tennis player encounters.

    Good luck, RAFA,we love your style of play.

    -Robert
     
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  24. ninman

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    If I was Nadal I would seriously consider losing some weight. The nice thing about tennis is you don't have to have massive guns to hit the ball hard, if he loses some weight then that will be much less stressful on his legs and feet.
     
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  25. Tennis-Chris

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    Get Better Rafa...

    Hopefully Rafa will be able to address the foot issue and enjoy a long, successful career.
     
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