Nadal says he may not be 100% for U.S. Open

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  1. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Sorry if this has already been posted.

    I don't mean to throw fuel on the fire or anything, but after this news http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=4385847 , what in God's name is going on? He's going to play in Montreal, but he's still not 100 percent apparently, which I guess makes sense when you have a two-month layoff from injury, but after this latest news, I can only imagine the speculation that will ensue from now until the start of the U.S. Open
     
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  2. flyinghippos101

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    Damnit Nadal has to decide whether or not he's fit for play. Pretty sure if he can play in Montreal, he's more than ready for the US Open. Sheesh this is getting worse than the Brett Favre saga.
     
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  3. Nadalfan89

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    I don't think he cares how a bunch of neckbeards on a forum will interpret his remarks.

    Stop putting every single word these guys say under a microscope and just enjoy the tennis.
     
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  4. raiden031

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    Normally I wouldn't say this, but maybe Nadal should just retire. If he is never going to be 100% then there is no point in going on.
     
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  5. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    The #2 player in the world saying he may not be 100 percent for his third straight Grand Slam when he's only 22 years old---That's not making a big deal out of nothing. It's making a big deal out of a big deal.

    Plus, that's what we as fans do. We're fans. We care about these things.
     
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  6. GameSampras

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    You do make a good point... Why go on in such a pain and agony the rest of his career? Hes made enough dough. You do need your knees to play tennis.

    And I can understand the pain he must be going through.. But at the end of the day, if hes never gonna be healthy, never finish a season healthy, and continue pulling out of tournaments, then I dunno what to tell ya.


    I mean are we going to through this every year with Nadal?
     
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  7. uNIVERSE mAN

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    He should take the rest of the year off and come back in Australia.
     
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    Waiting for some ******* to say he is making excuses in advance...and gosh get him a good trainer and doctor or something
     
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  9. GameSampras

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    Thats another good idea.. Get as fully healthy as possible, instead of rushing back quick, risking more damage on his knees, and not be able to perform in top shape at the USO.
     
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  10. backhand winner

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    I agree. 1 month is not enough. I think it will take 6 months.
     
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  11. raiden031

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    There is already a large thread on this. :)
     
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    I don't really see any news in this article. The writer has a nice sense of humor though - "Nadal could face the ultimate fitness and mental test in Montreal, with Federer confirming on Friday that he would compete in the event." Yes facing Federer is the ultimate test for Nadal LMAO.:lol:
     
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  13. Nadalfan89

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    Well look at this. I didn't know so many doctors frequented this tennis forum.

    No, Nadal is not going to retire. Yes, he is going to win more grandslams. Yes, he is going to beat Federer some more and keep that one sided record going.
     
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  14. rommil

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    We are bringing out the big guns:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na9ZZ4ZjVa8
     
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    I hear the USO has wheelchair tennis, too...
     
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  16. rommil

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    How many percent do you have to be to win that? Nadal's "percent" keeps fluctuating. Next thing we know he will start complaining how gruelling the wheelchair season is and BOOM he has tapes all over his wheelchair.
     
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  17. raiden031

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    The problem is that its hard to pick his butt while sitting in a wheelchair.
     
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  18. rommil

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    Well he could always put a hole just to accommodate his OCD. They will also place cupholders on the wheelchair so he can keep perfect alignment of the water bottles even during play.
     
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  19. yung goon

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    Amen brother.
     
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  20. yung goon

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    ha funny thing is that nadal could prob beat you scrubs in a wheelchair and i bet youd be dying to be in nadals position in life so just keep finding lil thi gs to nitpick about him.
     
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    I hope our resident doctors make a lot of money. How about you? How much do you make being a fortune teller?
     
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  22. rommil

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    I'll play Nadal....bring it on!!!! Better yet, let's put him on a wheel barrow and you can push his injured @ss around the court. I promise I will not hit a lot of drop shots. Deal?
     
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  23. yung goon

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    i really dont understand why your saying these things you really are in no position to talk **** on the man. your prob a fedfan
     
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    You issued a challenge, I am taking it. Yes I am a Fed fan but the most important thing is are you playing? If your wheel barrow starts squeaking I won't hesitate to call a let on you and Rafa. Intiende?
     
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  25. DownTheLine

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    Just another excuse when he loses...
     
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  26. JeMar

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    If Nadal starts making excuses, it's a good sign he's feeling great.

    Look, some people need a crutch in order to play their best. In Nadal's case, it's low expectations on anything but clay. In Federer's case, he thrives under heavy expectations. This isn't new, and it's not going to change. Just learn to live with it, guys.
     
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  27. flyinghippos101

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    Cue hypocritical remark...
     
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  28. BreakPoint

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    I thought Nadal has always stated that he won't play ANY tournament unless he's 100%?

    I mean, that's what he said before Wimbledon, where he was the defending champion. And that was Wimbledon, his most coveted tournament and this is the Roger's Cup for chrissakes!
     
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  29. BreakPoint

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    McEnroe took 6 months off in the middle of his career. When he came back, he never made it to another Grand Slam final again for the rest of his career.
     
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  30. Nadalfan89

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    Not much considering the over abundance of fortune tellers on this forum.
     
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  31. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    I like my chances
     
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  32. namelessone

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    As always some *******s keep on complaining about Nadal's condition as if it affects them in some way.Look,withdrawing from Wimbledon and playing Montreal are 2 different things,so stop with the 100% thing.
    Nadal withdrew for WB cause he didn't feel good enough to enter the most prestigious tournament where he would have played 3 out of 5 for 2 weeks on grass where you have to bend a lot.Nadal plays to win not just to participate.It's good that he withdrew,I'd rather see him rest his knees than see another sub-par Rafa.

    Montreal is nothing but a glorified exo for him.The guy loves tennis and has stayed away for 2 months.It must have been very hard to sit on the sidelines and in the meanwhile watch other guys win titles,Slams and to lose your nr.1 and possibly nr.2 in the process.In the TVE interview he said he still feels some pain but this time feels good enough to give it a try.To be 100% he would probably need to take the rest of the year off but that's not an option for Nadal.

    The guy is taking it slow and has low expectations.He is not 100% but enters to test out the knees again in a real match after 2 months.Basically this is Nadal giving it a go.There are 2 possible outcomes:

    1)knees hold and he moves as he always does and perhaps even plays some good tennis in the process.

    2)pain comes back and he retires in the first or second match and probably doesn't play again until USOpen.
     
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  33. Nadalfan89

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    This place has degraded into abunch of losers living vicariously through Federer. It's not even about the sport anymore. It's like you actually hate Nadal the person, whom you've never met.
     
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  34. VivalaVida

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    I hope he is fit for the USO. The whole tournament will be soo much better.
     
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  35. BreakPoint

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    Have you ever met Nadal? No? Then why do you love him so much? :oops:
     
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  36. JeMar

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    He'll be fit, don't worry. Excuses means that he's really serious about winning it.
     
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    You have to understand these people though. Nadal's injury at the French was probably the best news these sad people heard in all of their entire pathetic lives. They decided that injury and pain is funny, and their own humor still does not fail to amuse them two months later. It is almost inhumane to critisize these sad creatures. The intelligent and compassionate posters surely should know better by now.
     
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  38. JeMar

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    Says the guy that named his avatar after him...lol.

    Do you have Nadal undies too?
     
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    Well I think the reason we turn into a bunch of over analysing neckheads is because we have missed him so much on the tennis scene and really hope he can make it. But I understand where you are coming from
     
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    I just hope you haven,t hit the nail on the head so to speak. I can only suggest he could change the whole of his game to be less stressful
     
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    They were saying the same thing about Wimbledon participation when he was testing his knees.A lot of people were like "sure he'll play he is just trying to take the attention away from the RG defeat" and so on and after that Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon.

    I don't think he is thinking about winning USOpen at this point,probabl he is thinking whether to enter or not.He hasn't won that GS even when he was in good shape,how is he going to do it now? I think the is slowly trying to get back and see how he feels,that's all.

    His condition is probably more serious than we previously thought.His doctor said 3-4 weeks should be enough.It has been 2 months and Nadal says he still feels some pain.It's got better but it still hurts after 2 months.That can't be good,can it?
     
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  42. rommil

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    Awww all of a sudden you are sensitive? Boo freakin' hoo....you want to help yung goon push the wheel barrow?
     
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  43. goyeji

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    Nadal's undies seem to be the topic of keen interest to Federer fans. You should really talk to them about Nadal undies, and how he touches them, and such, instead of harrassing an intelligent poster.
     
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  44. yung goon

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    No you dont.
     
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    No I've clearly outlined his weaknesses many times. I don't love someone that I've never met, nor would I hate him. I'm a fan.

    Federer fans would suck his **** if they could.
     
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  46. yung goon

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    lol your idiotic
     
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  47. JeMar

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    How many times do you have to get banned before you give up?
     
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  48. JeMar

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    I've outlined Federer's weaknesses many times over many threads.

    Oh, and I didn't make a screenie with Fed's name on it.

    So don't worry about lending me your knee pads.
     
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    Thanks for that. I wasn't sure how to reply to that nonsensical post, but I sure am glad you found just the right words.:D
     
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    Says a guy that hasn't posted anything with a shred of intelligence in months. Sarcasm doesn't cover up your obvious idiocy.
     
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