Nadal is Definitely Not Retiring

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  1. winstonplum

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    He posted a picture of himself on Facebook training and he or his handlers linked it to the famous Rocky training montage. There's no way in the world that he would be so cynical to his fans as to post that picture, with that link, and then call it a career anytime soon.

    Rest assured hysterical Nadal followers, the only thing cynical about Nadal is that fact that he might be taking this injury break as a way to stick it to the ATP and their extended hard court season. We all know how he's been grumbling about the length of the season and the preponderance of hard courts, so without a union to speak of or any recourse, perhaps Nadal has figured that he deserves a long break, on his own terms, and now was the time to take it. He missed seven ATP tournaments that he was scheduled to play; guess how many were on hard court?

    And who cares that he hasn't been seen on a court. Do you think he needs to learn how to hit a ball at this point. He'll take one or two warm up tournaments to get match fit, and be ready for Oz.

    Here's my proverbial . . . book it.
     
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  2. beast of mallorca

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    Clarky is not gonna like this........:twisted:
     
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    I'm following his FB activities as well, Yes - there is every indication that Rafa is far from having the last word , His updates suggest that he has been training harder than ever to come back in style - last 6 FB updates has been pics of Rafa working out in GYM , fishing & hanging out w/Family.

    For Rafa's own sake I feel that coming back for Aussie open would hurt him more , Rafa should return straight to CLAY-season , go on a rampaging winning streak - carry that momentum into Wimby which may produce a win there as well, then go to US-hard court season & take his chances in USO.

    I've been saying this for a while : whenever Rafa does well early in the year ( Aussie open ) - he suffers rest of the year ( circa 2009 ) , he should know better by now & why not start the year in April ?
     
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  4. Clarky21

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    It's not going to be as easy as you make it sound for Nadal to get back into form. He needs matches and rhythm,not to mention how big of a confidence player he is. It's going to take a long while for him to get anywhere close to being match fit.
     
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  5. Cup8489

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    But if he's able to trust his body again, that alone could be a huge confidence booster.
     
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  6. beast of mallorca

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    And be what, almost a year of not playing ? That's a very puzzling decision from you.
    He'll be ok. It's not like AO will actually be his first tournament. He'll be playing in Abu Dhabi this December-Jan, and possibly Kooyong-tho just speculation for now. But eventho' these 2 are just exhibitions, he'll be able to test the waters, and he does go all out even if they're just that exos.
     
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  7. Sabratha

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    Nadal might actually really make another comeback.
     
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  8. smoledman

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    Even if he gets as far as Djokovic on a hard court, he'll be destroyed. hell even Murray would destroy him right now. Even a crippled Nadal can beat Federer.
     
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  9. Sabratha

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    Federer should be enough to beat Rosol.
     
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  10. zagor

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    Nobody except maybe Clarky really thinks he's retiring so kind of a moot point.

    Yes, LOLville, it's kinda embarrassing that even a crippled old Fed doesn't lose to the likes of Rosol.

    We'll do a comparison once Nadal gets to 30-31.
     
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    I don't want him to retire. I hope he will come back and win RG 2013. Clay season would definitely be boring without the King
     
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    A fully fit Nadal can manage a Hardcourt Slam. Not as soon as he's back, no, but once he's found his groove.
     
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    No offense to Rafa, but clay season would be way more intense without Rafa. The last 2 years were okay, but not spectacular. before that it was a snoozefest. The same way Wimbledon 2004-2006 would not be boring without Roger, but would actually be waaaaay more interesting. It's not interesting when someone is a lock to win. If anything, I miss the Rafa of the WTF and USO of 2010, with the big serve, aggressive play etc. It was a shame is draw was relatively easy, but I'm sure he could have given anyone (more than) a fight that year (including Sampras, Federer, Djoko 2.0). Nadal on clay is defensive, predictable, and less than tense.
     
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    Zagor, don't tell me that you're buying in Clarky's facade of ostentatious display of pretense. The persona he plays around here is schizophrenic at best. Haha, mind you, he plays it real well I must admit :twisted:
     
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    On many tennis sites, including this one, I've been reading for years that Nadal will retire before federer. Now that the end is near for federer, the federer fan base is getting desperate and are willing to overlook Nadal only dropping ONE set at Roland Garros in 2012 - which he did without even being healthy. The ease of his latest Roland Garros win has made it certain that Nadal will play many more years, because he's proven to himself that he can dominate Roland Garros in horrible physical condition. That means he no longer needs to be healthy, because he knows he's so far ahead of the pack that nothing can stop him. Prior to 2012 he may have been concerned that his health was actually a factor at Roland Garros. It's not. Nadal doesn't need his health, to win Roland Garros.
     
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    Nadal is not trying to stick it to the ATP for HC tournaments, and if he is this is a **** poor way to do it. Just suggest to them to speed up the courts like Federer did, although that wouldn't favour Nadal either. Stop dramatizing this. I hate to bring this up, but for all we know this might not be a "break" if you know what I mean.

    Also this might be the first and only time I agree with Clarky, but the truth is, he is a confidence player, and at the pro level I would be surprised if he came back 100% right away, he's surprised me before though.
     
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  18. Sabratha

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    Nadal will win RG with broken legs.
     
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  19. Magnus

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    Of course he's not retiring, the suspension is nearly over, at least until the next one.
     
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  20. McEnroeisanartist

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    Lol, you cite one example. yes that is definately a pattern. Nadal hasn't been successful enough at the Australian Open to really cite a pattern.
     
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  21. McEnroeisanartist

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    Who says the end is near? Because at 31, he just reached the final of the fifth biggest tennis tournament, a tournament that Nadal has only reached once in his remarkable career.
     
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    the end for federer isnt near..:confused: why do both sides of the fedal camp insist on winding each other up :(

    also nadal isnt retiring..but all the conflicting injury and comeback info from rafa/****'s camp dosnt help. :?
     
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    nedal retiring = stupido
     
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  25. Djokodal Fan

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    Clarky would be so glad to read this. Coz hez/shez a Nadal fan ACTUALLY
     
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  26. veroniquem

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    I expect to see him on the court soon. He has to if he wants to be ready for AO. It can definitely be done in 2 months.
     
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    He might make the QF of Oz with a lucky draw. He won't win any hardcourt Masters so his first tournament win may likely be Monte Carlo.
     
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    Oh good lord, I'm not saying he'll WIN AO. I'm saying he can be ready to play it if he starts practising soon (by beginning of next week).
     
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    Sarcasm? If so you're not very good at it. :lol:


    Anyway,Nadal is retired in my eyes until I see him actually playing in a pro tournament again.
     
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    He never said he was going to start practicing at the beginning of next week.
     
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  31. Mike Sams

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    Nadal was in great health for Roland Garros this year. He tried everything in his power to taint Rosol's win at Wimbledon because Nadal hates Rosol deeply and thus brings up his knee injuries as a way to deny Rosol any credit for the win. Even a blind man can see that. Everybody can clearly see Nadal hates Rosol and didn't want to give him any credit for the win. Don't you guys remember the match? First Nadal goes up to the umpire and complains about Rosol's mannerisms, then he bodychecks Rosol flagrantly during changeover, then he robs Rosol of an ace citing that he wasn't ready despite actually being ready, then he takes an extra 15 seconds to wipe himself off while Rosol is standing there waiting to serve. :lol:
    Rafa...a clear example of a sore loser and a cheater AND somebody who will beat you up if you don't fear him hence the bodycheck on Rosol. Only thing is, Rosol is bigger than Rafa and would kick his butt in a real fight I bet. :lol:
     
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    Nadal could've played EVERY tournament this year if he wanted to. He didn't want to. He wasn't dying. His kneecap didn't fall off his leg. He just wanted an emotional break after the devastating defeat at the hands of Rosol and he wants to explore other options in his life.
     
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  33. Djokodal Fan

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    I was not sarcastic, i was stating a mere fact you told me :lol:
     
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    Well make up your mind, which is it then:

    1)Invented a knee injury and stayed out six months to explain his loss to Rosol

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    2)He was sidelined by a silent suspension
     
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    Ah, the doctors of TW at work again. Your kneecap has to fall off for a injury to be believable.

    So when Nadal loses on his home turf, his best slam, to Soderling, he takes merely 2 months off but when he loses in WB(where he had close calls before in 1st week) he takes HALF OF THE YEAR off.

    Yup, sound legit...

    The trolling is getting weaker and weaker on these forums.
     
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    Clearly, this indicates how much more respect the top players have for Wimbledon! Losing there is obviously far more traumatic for Nadal than even losing at Roland Garros!! ;-)
     
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    True, it all makes sense now.
     
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  38. Ms Nadal

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    I hope Rafa does return. At least with the tennis season over now! It will be easier for us Rafa fans as nobody will be playing! :)
     
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  39. Mick

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    Sure, We need someone to challenge Djokovic even if you are biggest his fan. But my opinion it would take some time, if at all possible, for Nadal to pose a challenge to Djokovic due to his long break. Nadal might even have problem posing a challenge to the top Spanish players.
     
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  40. winstonplum

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    Wow. I actually feel sorry for you, which I'm sure wasn't your intention of your latest jeremiad against Nadal. It's amazing that some Spanish dude who will never even know you exist, has get so under your skin that you feel compelled to keep writing this dreck.

    Back on planet Earth, Rosol was being a bit of a putz with his wacky racquet swinging while Nadal was preparing to serve and his long, conspicuous looks over at Nadal after winning a point. No other than our resident pro on these boards said that it was just a very chippy match and both players were getting close to the line. Someone, probably you, tried to goad poor Felipi into coming down squarely in the Rosol camp, and he had to be shushed by several posters for fear of Felipi getting a look inside the asylum.

    Nadal hates Rosol? Are you okay? Nadal handled the loss with equinimity and class as he always does: a respectful, long enough handshake, tempered comments in the pressroom, and he even picked Rosol's stick after he launched it into the net during his celebration.

    Sore lose and cheater? Keep trying; keep saying it and one day it might become true. I guess you're not referring to the player that it universally respected both on and off the court and the entire tennis world is lamenting his absence. Surely, you must be thinking of Stepanek or someone else. And for record, here's a quote from the horse's mouth about that terrible, sinister, beyond the pale "bodycheck."

    http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/06/rosol-nadal-wrong-to-bump-me-during-match/36903/#.UKQ2ZIbug00
     
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