Nadal will retire rumors

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  1. nn

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    He has really bad knees and seems can't do anything about it.

    Andre Agassi took some injection for back, but you can't take more than certain numbers, and Nadal exhausted the limit.

    Hope whatever I heard was wrong because it will be a big loss for tennis.
     
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  2. Clarky21

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    He has not officially retired as of yet,but the amount of time he has been away from the game speaks volumes,imo. I wrote him off long ago for ever coming back,and I pretty much consider him done and dusted.


    And I'm not so sure it's that big of a loss for the game. Tennis will survive without Nadal on the tour.
     
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  3. Sabratha

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    So now he's saying he's going to retire?
     
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    A tennis world without Nadal scarcely bares thinking about.
     
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  5. woodrow1029

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    I haven't heard of Andrea Agassi. Is that someone who played on the WTA Tour?
     
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    Although I'm not a big fan of the guy I do appreciate what he brings to the game I'd be very sad to see him have to cut his career short. However, I haven't seen or heard any rumors to this effect. His camp seem to be making the usual positive sounds about next year so why should we doubt that he won't turn up at the Australian Open and be a contender (if not a serious one after such a long lay off)? Sounds like smoke signals to me.
     
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    Even rumours have sources or are you speculating?
     
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    He needs to play until 31 at least. I just want to see Nadal fans changing their opinions about H2H stats )
     
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  9. tennisaddict

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    I want Nadal to come back and play a different type of tennis , attacking, short points, coming to net, Serve and volley. I want him to cross Sampras and fall short of Fed. This will further illuminate Fed career
     
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    Not happening.
     
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  11. veroniquem

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    No, he doesn't. At all. He's saying the opposite actually. He works out every day to get ready for practice.
     
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  12. monfed

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    It's only a rumour? :(
     
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  13. Kalin

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    Rafa retiring would be a big loss for tennis ... I've also never been his biggest fan (prefer Roger) but he is a true champion and a gentleman.

    Anyway, let's hope the obituaries are premature. Maybe he comes back but will have to change his game a bit to make it easier on his body; great player that he is he will still be a force. Tiger had to change his swing because of a bad knee among other examples.
     
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  14. monfed

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    Yea right! :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Nostradamus

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    I predicted Nadal will retire after French open 2013. if your injury prevents you from training, you should retire. which seems to be the case here.

    never seen him so happy fishing
     
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  16. kimbahpnam

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    pictures on his fb doesn't seem like he's going to retire :)
     
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    on his facebook page he has a link to a youtube vid...

    of rocky balboa on that training run through the streets.
     
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    It'd be a tough loss, but no one player is bigger than the game. Tennis lived after all the other greats retired, no reason to believe it won't if and when Nadal retires, and Fed, Muzza, Djok, etc.
     
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    I noticed this too. He is beside himself with happiness since he hasn't had to play any tennis. He has also had a taste of freedom for the first time since he was a teenager of what life can be like without a hectic tennis schedule. Even if he does come back he won't last long on the tour for that reason alone.
     
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  20. Crisstti

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    Because Rafa only started beating Fed when Fed turned 30 you mean?.
     
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    Same old litany of "wisdom" from our resident Rafa expert..............sweet :)
     
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    I doubt he will. Actually miss him and want him back. Though it won't take much to turn my hate on him.
     
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    Christmas comes early for the resident trolls when Nadal gets a knee injury.
     
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  24. RF20Lennon

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    As much as i dislike nadal I hope not!!
     
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    Another Nadal-hysteria thread. Go figure.
     
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  26. Murrayfan31

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    This just proves that Nadal's style of game is not going to last long. It's good no one else will try to emulate it as your knees will break down if you do. A cause and effect type of thing. Stop writing checks your body can't handle.
     
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    What's hysterical about it? I suppose you think that people aren't going to ask this question even though he has been out for nearly 6 months,and hasn't even been practicing at all?
     
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    And yet you are here talking about current WTF matches. Tennis will be just fine without Nadal.
     
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  29. Murrayfan31

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    Yep tennis is actually better without Nadal. No more torture of watching a moonballer succeed. Tennis was meant to be the most skilled. Not the biggest moonballer who is crafty in stopping skill from succeeding.
     
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  30. Sabratha

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    In all seriousness, Nadal isn't going to retire for a long while.
     
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    I disagree. Nadal has defied all odds to make it this long. His luck has run out.
     
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    The chance of him retiring now is around the same chance of him actually being injured. So don't worry.

    When he does retire though he will be regarded as one of the best ever.
     
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  33. kalyan4fedever

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    No way he is gonna retire. Thread fail as there are 1000 rumors everyday.
     
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  34. Sabratha

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    We will see once the clay swing comes along.
     
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    I think that Nadal will not retire right now, but his career will be full of weird losses, and the fans will pull a lot of hairs rooting for him. His decline will last for 2-3 years. During that time, these boards will generally bash him, and his legacy will appear less remarkable because of serious drops in percentages, win-loss ratios, H2H records, and other parameters.

    He will retire after Federer does. Fed has always been his and Toni's benchmark (but, seriously, who else can he look up to - Djokovic?).

    After Nadal follows Agassi to the "Former Pro Player Talk" forum, opinions about him will start improving. People will not remember his time-wasting, bottle-lining, ***-picking, strategic MTOs. His results will remain. His clay legacy will remain. He will be viewed as one of tennis legends for generations to come. His Rosol moment will be his Bastl moment - those only add funny tidbits to the overall story.

    Oh, don't get me wrong: he is a dirty, ugly moonballer that changed tennis for the worse. But this will be irrelevant to future fans who are not going to see him live.
     
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  36. Prisoner of Birth

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    He already is.
     
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  37. Sabratha

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    Not on all surfaces.
     
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    Nadal is considered by most (except bitter *******s) to be one of the greatest of all time. On Clay, he's the undisputed #1.
     
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  39. TennisLovaLova

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    I disagree. He has to beat Federer on the blue clay to be considerer "undisputed"
     
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  40. Prisoner of Birth

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    There's too much "Federer" in that word :)
     
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  41. joeri888

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    IF Nadal decides to serve and volley every first and second serve, just for the good of his knees, I'll change alliances and root for Rafa to win another wimbledon.
     
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  42. TennisLovaLova

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    no you wont :)
     
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  43. rafan

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    I think he will miss the Australian open (who wants to play in those conditions anyway) and go straight into the clay season
     
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  44. Ralph

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    Stop press!

    It's been Christmas for four years! :shock:
     
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  45. TennisLovaLova

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    just noticed that subconscious typo
    weird
     
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  46. vive le beau jeu !

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  47. RAFA2005RG

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    Nobody will claim heart/fighter/warrior. Why? Because clay is EASY for Nadal. Even at 50% health, it was EASY for Nadal to win 4 clay titles. That's why he's the only slam GOAT in history.

    The AO has 2 leaders. Wimbledon has 2 leaders. The US Open has 3 leaders. Roland Garros is the only slam with an outright leader - Rafael Nadal 7 RG titles (and only one loss). Be grateful that there is a slam GOAT.
     
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  48. joeri888

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    False. The correct answer was "no he wont :)"
     
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    exactly....training photos show original post have no merit
     
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  50. Sabratha

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    Djokovic will be the AO GOAT by 2015.
     
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