Nadal return announced.

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  1. smoledman

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    What's that reality? *knock knock*

    Who is #1 and owns 17 slams?
     
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  2. RF20Lennon

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    not for Verdasco's foundation :twisted:
     
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  3. RAFA2005RG

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    The guy who won a slam in Australia 2010 and didn't win a slam again until Wimbledon 2012.
     
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  4. smoledman

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    You mean the guy who won 15 slams in 6 years had a little dry spell? Whoop-dee-doo!
     
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  5. RAFA2005RG

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    Yep that's the one.
     
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  6. namelessone

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    :)

    You can't make this stuff up.

    Following this line of reasoning, in 2009, when he was beat on 31st of May by Sod, Nadal should've come back only on a 31st(so only July,August,October,December left that year) yet he returned on the 10th of August. Presumably the guys behind the silent bans weren't so exact with their ban schedule back then. They had to make due with 2 months and 10 days instead of a nice full 3 months,6 months ban and so on. Heck, maybe Nadal will come back EXACTLY one year later on his next silent ban.
     
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  7. The Dark Knight

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    Federer thinks its serious :


    Nadal reached the final of the US Open last year but his long-term rival Roger Federer says he was not surprised by the decision to pull out this time around.
    "It's not a surprise because I wrote to him and he told me it wasn't looking good at all," said Federer. "But obviously when it's official it's disappointing for tennis, there's no doubt about it.
    "I would love to have him in the draw. With 12 days before the Open you figure he might still have time to fix what he has to fix to get ready.
    "If he pulls out that early before the Open, it must be something serious. That's what is sort of scary. There is obviously the whole debate going on if he is going come back for this year.
     
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  8. Tony48

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    If he's playing Doha, then playing the exho does not make any sense. If he's so concerned about his knees, then limiting his time spent on HC should be his No. 1 priority. An actual tournament is better preparation for a slam than any exho could ever be.
     
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  9. RF20Lennon

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    Hopefully he doesnt go all out in the exo! LOL
     
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  10. CMM

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    2 matches in Abu Dhabi + playing Doha isn't that much. It might not even be enough after such a long time off.
    Besides, in Doha he could lose in the first round and then he'd arrive at AO without having played any competitive matches.
    If he wants to win Slams and important tournaments it's impossible to avoid playing on hard courts. Someone said he could skip IW and Miami. Well, I doubt it because if he doesn't defend his AO points he could drop to number 5 in the rankings and I'm sure he doesn't want that.
     
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  11. Gorecki

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    rray no like raw my foot rhis... no? so rray pley ronly uen moni rhis beeg he?
     
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  12. RAFA2005RG

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    Actually, Nadal reached the 2012 Australian Open final by playing Abu Dhabi and Doha beforehand. Why change that? Especially after no matches since Wimbledon.
     
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  13. jesenk

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    You have to admire the guy's commitment. He's willing to miss months of tennis just to convince everyone that he only lost to Rosol because he had an injury.
     
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  14. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    personnaly, i need a definite retirement to be really convinced. ;)
    (only from tennis i mean... he can still do his pre-serve routines on a golf course or on a poker table)
     
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  15. Crisstti

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    The reality is that Fed loses to Rafa fair and square. Tards can't take it, so they come up with this doping bs.
     
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  16. TennisLovaLova

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    This has been discussed many many times
     
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  17. Tennis_Hands

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    The reality is, that Rafa loses against the field fair and square. Tards can't take it, so they come up with this "if Rafa was healthy" bs.
     
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  18. Sentinel

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    Nadal was taking pain-killers even during RG and the WO first round again. Also, Nadal's knees are never totally healthy. He plays with a condition, and sometimes his knee gets out of hand.

    Crisstti, this 'silent ban' is just a little ribbing we do, take it with a pinch of salt, or play along, or ignore. Don't fall for it.
     
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  19. namelessone

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    Question:

    If Nadal is relatively healthy by say, mid December, where do you want him to make his comeback? There is only HC in sight until early February and AO is mid January. You can't expect him to go into a slam with ZERO matches under his belt. It's like with those people that complain about Nadal coming back to a surface like HC(when he complained about HC before) forgetting that from August 2012 - 4th February 2013(6 months basically) the tour is nothing but HC events.

    Abu Dhabi is a event that gives him a lot of money, the possibility to see if he can still hang with some top guys and since it's an exho, there is no pressure result wise. It's the perfect venue to come back if he wants to enter AO. If he still has knee problems in mid December then better to skip AO and come back in the southamerican clay swing.
     
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  20. smoledman

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    I don't see what Abu Dhabi proves. Federer & Djokovic will probably not be there due to exhaustion.
     
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  21. Crisstti

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    I doubt your intention in saying that kind of thing is the same as some other posters around here, Senti.
     
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  22. Mustard

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    I can't wait for Nadal's return to action. It seems ages since I last saw him play.
     
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  23. MichaelNadal

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    Couldn't agree more bro. It's almost agonizing lol.
     
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  24. Tony48

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    Well this would be a good idea, if he is indeed serious about spending less time on HC. Then I suppose Abu Dhabi and Doha wouldn't be that big of a deal.

    As for his rankings, it is certainly going to take a big hit if he pulls out of some HC tournaments. It's just something that he's going to have to come to terms with.
     
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