Nadal is back practicing on the courts

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  1. movdqa

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  2. Mike Sams

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    Nadal will never reveal the truth. It wasn't the knee. He was humiliated by the Rosol loss and decided to do a Pete Sampras and throw his racquet away for a time and forget about the pressure of life as a tennis player. He realizes now that he must come back because the longer he waits, the stronger the competition becomes and the harder it will be to win anything.
     
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  3. The-Champ

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    I'm glad we have you around to reveal the truth.
     
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    It doesn't take a genius to put things together. Nadal has always been a momentum player. He builds momentum from clay courts. He gets his confidence and belief from the clay season most of all. When he gets thumped on a non-clay surface, he finds it extremely difficult to simply reset and go forward. He even mentions in his book how lacking he is in self confidence. To put things in perspective, if Tony Nadal wasn't there to guide him and give him the confidence he so lacks, Nadal would be not even half the player he is.
    But even Toni couldn't undo the damage of the Rosol loss. Nadal wanted to throw his racquet away for a bit. But one thing that everybody including the most die-hard ******* knows is that Nadal has always had problems in the first week of Wimbledon because the grass is faster and big servers and big hitters are suited well by the conditions of the court.
    Nobody expected Rosol to play that well. Even Federer has struggled at Wimbledon more and more as he ages. It doesn't get easier as you get older. You can imagine what might happen if the likes of Nadal and Federer are to meet guys like Isner or Jankowitz who are just having their day. Grass is extremely rewarding to these types of players.
    How lucky was Federer to not get eliminated by the likes of Falla and Benneteau at Wimbledon? How much did Nadal struggle against the likes of Del Potro, Haase and Petzchener at Wimbledon? Nobody will blame Nadal for his loss to Djokovic at Wimbledon 2011 though. That was Djokovic 2.0 so Nadal obviously had no hope in hell of beating THAT version of Djokovic. Nadal would've had a better chance at Wimbledon 2012 but Rosol played his best match ever. Even Federer was shocked at how Rosol was hitting missiles and somehow it was all landing in the court.
     
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    Why would anybody just drop their racket because they lost to one guy who was on fire? Nadal says rankings don't matter to him, so he probably views the guy's talent on the day as exceeding his.
     
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    If you read his book, Nadal wasn't always fascinated with tennis and he always had personal issues with the organizers because of too many tournaments in the season along with his frustration towards hardcourt surfaces and the tennis rankings. Did you notice how much more Nadal had been complaining about the sport since 2011? Not only that, he was complaining a lot against Rosol. He had personal issues with Rosol, hence the bodycheck during the changeover. Nadal didn't like him at all. Rosol even imitated Nadal when he did the vintage Nadal run after the coin toss.
     
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    Nadal was annoyed because Rosol's spitting on the court over the whole match :)
     
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    There's already a thread for this http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=446224.

    God, I wish Federer and Nadal threads could be banned altogether just so people would stop bloody psychoanalyzing from their armchair.
    Are you all teenage girls? Why is there so much gossip on this board?
     
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    According to a babolat rep, Nadal was on steroids or something so had to withdraw before Olympics or us open in order to not be tested and be all over the media.
     
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    :roll:


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  11. Ms Nadal

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    What fairytale is this?! Gosh! everyone wants to discredit Rafa! Why so much hate for him?! :confused:. Nonsense!
     
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  12. Crisstti

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    It doesn't take a genius to see what garbage haters write...

    fyp
     
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  13. monfed

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    So anyone who criticizes Ralph is a hater? :lol:
     
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  14. Gonzo_style

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    But he did not criticize Nadal's game or something else, he accused him of doping.


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    I see now, I thought it was a "atran3"
     
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    Millions of 7-year-olds are using the internet, so whose to say a hundred of them aren't posting here?
     
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  16. smoledman

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    Rosol-itis.
     
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    Coming from one of the most evident haters on the forum...
     
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    Actually he suffered a bout of "Kohlie-itis" and tanked set 5 vs Rosol to avoid the embarrassment of a second spanking by Herr Phillip!

    This would also explain his longstanding habit of "adjustment" to his nether region...colitis can be painful there!
     
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    I am not accusing Nadal of anything. I'm just repeating what a babolat rep said. I am a huge Nadal fan myself
     
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    ....and it makes sense because of how abruptly he withdrew and maybe its because he's looking for a way to consistently neat nole again.
     
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  21. smoledman

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    Notice Nadal isn't saying the knees are feeling terrific, just okay.
     
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    Okay enough to make a deep run at the AO again.
     
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    Well where and when did this babolat rep say so? What's your source?
     
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