Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by RAFA2005RG, Sep 24, 2012.
It sounded like he was going to have the rest of the year off, last I heard.
Now you've heard differently, straight from the horse's mouth-
"If things go well and I can make the final and the captain thinks I am the right person to play it then I'll be there," he said. "If not, I'll be supporting the guys from afar."
That's not to say he'll definitely play this year. Even Nadal himself can't predict when he'll be 100%, regardless of how well his recuperation has been so far. But the intention is clear, and the progress is good enough to consider the Davis Cup final.
These Nadal news are confusing, one time he's coming back soon, may play DC, next thing you know I might miss the Australian Open...the ****?
A lot of federer fans (including journalists and posters) are afraid of Nadal and don't want him to return. Ignore those and read the actual quotes from Nadal. His intention has always been the Davis Cup final. That hasn't changed. Doha looks like the most likely return date, assuming he's going to be as cautious as possible.
What a strange view.
Federer has lost 5 straight slam matches to Nadal. Is there any wonder?
Wrong. I want Rafa to return this very minute and not skip a tournament for at least the next two years, even until his 40th birthday, if he can last that long. I really want to see that
Nah, I'm a Federer fan and I want them to play as many matches as possible, preferably Grand Slam matches. We've only had 2 Fedal matches this year and only one GS match. I know that their matches aren't always of the highest level, but it's still fun to watch two legends with opposite styles compete against each other. Also interesting to see how Federer tries to deal with Nadal's topspin groundstrokes to his backhand. Hope they get to play each other in Australia next year.
Nadal's trying to keep his sponsors happy with all this talk of his return. We all know Nadal is not going to win anything until April 2013 when clay season hits. He knows it too. In order for him to win on hardcourts, he has to go through any 2 of Federer, Djokovic, or Murray in back to back matches. And he doesn't have the talent to do that on hardcourts. He struggles mightily even against players like Tsonga and Del Potro so to even get to the semis is a task in itself let alone trying to then go through 2 of the big 4 back to back.
There's a reason why Nadal hasn't won a hardcourt Masters since Indian Wells 2009 where even still, he was lucky not to get dumped out in the 3rd round against Nalbandian after saving 5 MPs.
Federer still keeps on keeping on. Rafa on the other hand is waiting for Monte Carlo 2013.
The one place where he can win something
I saw this match at the 2012 Australian Open, Nadal beat Federer, and he only needed 4 sets. Federer even won the 1st set. Seems impossible for Federer to do it post-2007.
He does win other tournaments bedisdes Monte Carlo, in recent years most o his tournament wins has come from the clay tournaments.
Fed went on to win wimby and reclaim the #1 ranking
That's why federer fans wish Nadal was retired (to rule out the possibility of facing Nadal, aka 2012 Wimbledon). Only a few have admitted it, but its obvious when you read the anti-Nadal threads here lol.
Ok I'm a fed fan and that's stupid yes you are right and some people do think that but I actually wanted nadal to come back ASAP but after his recent comments I'm not sure if tennis really needs him
And there it is.
Agreed, I can't see Federer taking a second set anywhere, since Nadal seems to have full control of that aspect of their mental battle. You always hear the same excuses (like how Federer could have taken the 1st set at Roland Garros 2011), but he didn't, because Nadal always wins the mental battle. I think Federer should be happy with a 4-set loss (and pushing Nadal to two tiebreaks at AO 2012).
Yep, because the moment Nadal returns, that slam H2H will worsen to catastrophic heights (think 14-2 in slams and 20+ victories over Federer). And the Federer fan will begin to crumble once more.
Is this like the reunion of 130 and his minions and mike sams?
Sorry, haven't a clue what you're on about. Unless you're saying that you're my minion, in which case, sorry, that's not true, I don't need minions.
I think you missed the part where I said his recent comments
I'm a nadal fan but your posts are probably the main reason why he is getting so much hate on here. We don't even know how long nadal will take to return to the top level, it might take a while. Remember when he came back from injury in 2009 he had an 11 month title drought so who knows how long before he starts winning anything?
Actually,Nadal was despised on here long before Bullzilla showed up. He is fanning the flames,but the hate was burning brightly already.
Just out of curiousity do you play tennis if so how good r u?
Oh god!! what the hell is going on!!..I am dying with the laughter.
It was funny seeing Nadal flagrantly bodychecking Rosol when they were changing sides. Not to mention trying to stall during Rosol's service games. Nadal now makes excuses about the courts and indoor conditions. Poor sportsmanship displayed all round by Nadal.
Has nadal's PR team decided to sue the ATP for having hard courts?? They should ask them to be changed to clay immediately!!
Nope, this is bodychecking
It would prolong players' careers, for sure.
I think that some hard-court tournaments should be changed to clay (Indian Wells-Miami are pointless tournaments), since too much of the calendar is played on hard-courts, which damage players' careers. And two grand slams are played on hard-courts, so one of them should be played on a cycle of clay/grass/hard-court (so next year would be a clay-court). USO 2013 should consider this.
Player's being singular xD
I guess I kinda agree but they would be better of extending the grass season and the USO lacks money for a roof from where they can they acquire money to do a surface change every year??
The US Open have money for a roof, they just can't build one since supposedly the stadium isn't designed to have one (architectural issues).
I'm pretty sure they make enough money to do a simple surface change each year. Davis Cup do it fine, so US Open 2013 should be able to.
I agree about sponsors. But, Rafa's fans deserve some hionesty. I for one am on the verge of worry about him returning.. He should declare R word now so that we have time to get over it for 2013.
I disagree that there should be a cycle of which surface to play on (higher costs involved as opposed to just having one surface). I don't think any tournament is pointless they are in the tour or a reason. They just need to extend the grass season a bit more and reduce some of the hard court tournaments (maybe space them out a bit?) at the end of the year as many of the top players are left tired one WTF comes around
David cup inst held in the same city ever year
how is this picture relevant? It doesn't show the 'architectural issues'
It's still the same bull. (Excuse me for the pun) No exact returning date, situation is the same as it was 2 months ago.
Exactly, no return in sight! If you are not returning Rafa just say!!! So we can get used to it for 2013. I won't have another favourite player though!
He doesn't know yet!! It's still hurting obviously give it time
He's going to return but it will be much closer to clay season where all his injuries miraculously heal for 2 months and then going back to being injured if he suffers a shock exit on grass.
LOL wouldn't surprise me if you we're spot on!!
I reckon you're spot on.
This strange fellow (6-1 6-3 6-0, also known as the banned NSK) insinuates Nadal into into every thread he can.
This is the same guy who reckons Rafa looks better in his underwear than Wozniacki. (My favourite post of his by the way).
I am a Fed fan because he's simply the finest player who's ever lived but I like Rafa and hope he'll be back to make the sport more interesting.
But 6-1 6-3 6-0 puts a lot of people offside by his idiocy and as you say, generates plenty of hate for Rafa that wouldn't otherwise be on here.
I wish the Rafa news would end already. He's not that important. Especially since he is done now due to wear and tear.
You got to understand that federer's future rests entirely on whether or not Nadal is there. Federer can still beat Djokovic/Murray at slams. He can't beat Nadal, not since 2007.
So, federer fans are hanging on every word uttered by Nadal (and by any journalist/blogger). Considering the huge population of federer fans at talk tennis, you will see a lot of people going nuts right now because Nadal is refusing to give them a clear picture of his retirement date. His goal is the 2016 Olympics, yet he's opened a window for the haters because of Hoffa's Syndrome. It's a fairly tame condition, but its hope for the haters.
I'm not sure this is true. Fed fixed his backhand in 2011. He devastated Nadal in the WTF and Indian Wells. Fed's problem now seems to be that of a normal player that hits big. Like Murray and Berdych.
They just damage Nadal's career.
This board is way more worried about Rafa than Rafa himself!
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