Nadal's chances of winning RG are dead

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  1. sureshs

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    Complaining about blisters and calling for a trainer in the second set - both him and Djoker are crybabies and quitters.

    I think Nadal's chances of winning RG are dead.
     
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  2. Turning Pro

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    Which means Feds chances are negative dead?
     
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  3. BlahDow

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    so losing = quitting now?
     
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  4. Cup8489

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    man, you're such a downer. lol. he'll be fine, he should stay out of Hamburg though, since RG is more important points wise. if he plays at both, chances are he'll lose at both, and consquently crush his ranking. however, if he opts out of Hamburg and heads into RG fresh, he may still pull off a win.

    but give him credit for sticking it out. Djokovic retired b/c the clay was irritatin his nostrils.
     
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  5. r2473

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    Is this a substitute for the mandatory "nadal should just retire" thread?
     
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  6. Nadal_Freak

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    A week off is enough rest time. 2 days off is not though. Nadal should be fine for Hamburg and Roland Garros.
     
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  7. BlahDow

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    MM..i prefer the title of.."----- IS DONE!"
     
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  8. MajinX

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    winning is winning and losing is losing, there doesnt need to be so many threads about this.. unless there was a huge and quite obvious reason why did this person lose and none of it was in control of that person. For example, if nadal got hit by a car and cant move well then its not his fault..
     
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  9. CyBorg

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    That was fast.
     
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  10. Nadal_Freak

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    But according to some people around here, that is an excuse. :(
     
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  11. urban

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    Actually a good thing for Nadal. It is a crazy schedule by the ATP, 4 clay events with 3 Masters packed into 4 weeks. Look what happened to Ferrer, who is in form, but was tired, too. Barcelona as a home tournament was more important for Nadal than Rome. If he'll be fresh at RG, i cannot see anyone beating him over best of five.
     
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  12. dh003i

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    Wow, I'm really surprised he lost, and to Ferrero too...the 1st set went to completion and he lost it. Really surprised.

    I think this thread is a reaction to the stupid thread with the same title except for Federer. So it's kinda funny.

    But seriously, of course that's not true. This probably indicates that Nadal hasn't paced himself well, and is playing too much. Like I said before, he does not have a good team around him.
     
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  13. stormholloway

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    If I hadn't seen it on the atptennis.com website I'd be complaining about a spoiler title.

    This means Federer's chances are double reverse dead. That means his chances died, were resurrected then killed and revived twice over.
     
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  14. shavenstringer

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    Troll........
     
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  15. dh003i

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    Too bad for Federer, now Nalbandian's gone, Ferrer's gone, Nadal's gone. He won't have really tough clay-court opponents, which of course is what he needs.

    Although there's still Ferrero, and Quit-choke-ovic.
     
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    Here we go again. But then again I needed a good laugh for the monring.
     
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  17. Fedace

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    I think with Severe blisters, rafa could have just Quit in the middle of 2nd set. but he didn't and he played on cause, rafa knows how much this means to ferrero and he didn't want to do that to his countryman.:cry:
     
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  18. Vision84

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    From the sounds of it he was pretty hurt. I commend Nadal for completing the match. Shows great maturity.
     
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  19. stormholloway

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    What's wrong with calling a trainer for blisters? And how does that make him a quitter? He didn't quit.

    People take for granted how easily he dominates the clay court season. Nobody has had the kind of clay court dominance he has had. It's only one tournament. I don't even think Borg dominated the clay season like Nadal.
     
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  20. hoosierbr

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    People said that after Rafa lost to Roger in Hamburg last year.

    Probably the best thing for him if he is struggling with blisters. More rest, more recovery, better shot at being fully fit for Roland Garros.
     
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  21. zagor

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    I hope you're joking otherwise is this is really your opinion well I honestly have no comment on that.

    PS. What Nadal did today if anything shows how much he is different from Djokovic.
     
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  22. Lefty5

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    not only can he not win RG, he should retire. He's so washed up he couldn't beat a 3.5 pusher in a USTA match. He should submit his resume to a beat down rec facility and hope to become head pro
     
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  23. dh003i

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    I don't get how people are criticizing Nadal here. Blisters are a severe problem in tennis, so it's reasonable he asked for someone for that. It probably hurt like hell playing until the end. That's balls and heart, and integrity. Even when he probably knew he was going to lose.

    Contrast that to Djokovic retiring b/c of "dizziness," a "soar throat," or whatever. Again, Nadal had more cause to retire than Djokovic did, yet he didn't, he stuck it out, finished even if he had no chance of winning; because he obviously felt that was the respect he owed his opponent.

    Very commendable. Really exceptional, because it went above and beyond what was required.
     
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  24. Q&M son

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    We'll see. I think Rafa will be in RG final again...
     
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  25. Stchamps

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    Do you guys not realize this topic is because of the "Federer's chances to win RG are dead" topic?
     
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  26. coloskier

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    As much as I favor Fed over Nadal, I have huge respect for Nadal finishing that match. The last thing he can be called is a crybaby and quitter. Only Djokovic, Gasquet, and Davydenko have earned "the right" to be called a crybaby and quitter. I'd like to see anyone play their best with a 1 inch long split in the middle of a 1 1/2" circumference foot blister in wet conditions and soaking wet feet on clay. That being said, I think if it had not started to rain, Nadal would have won the match.
     
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  27. peluzon

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    Nadal will win RG ,, Im 100% sure of that. Nobody can beat him if he play healthy ,, maybe Roger , but Roger is scare about Rafa
     
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  28. coloskier

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    By the way, that injury will probably take at least 7-10 days to heal. He won't be able to do any stop/starts on that foot until it is totally healed, and definitely no sliding.
     
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  29. joeri888

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    WTF is this place.. are there no moderators out here? If the original poster is serious about only ONE word in his post he's a disgrace to all normal Federer fans
     
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  30. deme08

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    The op was obviously joking, he was just trying to "un-jinx" Nadal so he could win FO again.
     
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  31. tennis_guy

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    Nadal should switch to a 4 3/8 grip if he wants to win rolland garros.
     
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  32. goforgold99

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    Yep!

    and he should switch to a Onehanded Backhand!
     
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    Nadal tanked

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  34. goforgold99

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    no, he got ownd. He should retire!
     
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  35. chlsmo

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    get a life

    STOP IT WITH THIS CRAP!
    This constant back and forth B.S. between who should retire and who has no chance of success sucks the life from this forum! The more people post threads to get back at other people only perpetuates this garbage. Just cut it out.​
     
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  36. quest01

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    Nadal lost due to his blister injury on his foot.
     
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  37. Raoul_Duke

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    I'm sure sureshs is having a sweet laugh somewhere now ...
     
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  38. sureshs

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    These guys are crybabies - calling trainers for delay tactics and quitting. Now Djoker is claiming he had a strep throat when he retired in Monte Carlo. Give me a break. Strep throat! Did he need to lecture for 3 hrs? Why did it matter to playing tennis?

    These guys should be paid less than women.
     
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  39. goforgold99

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    I think Rafa should switch to Right handed play again!

    Because his Blister was on his right foot, and this wouldn't have been the case if he was playing right.
     
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  40. tennis_hand

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    haha. good thread. lol
     
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  41. Mark Vessels

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    You say this coming from the convenience of a air conditioned room, sitting on a seat pulled up to a computer.

    Did you ever think about those men valiantly playing in the hot sun, point after long point in the red clay, giving everything they have to win?
     
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  42. allez_mike

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    yo buddy, i suggest u back up your words with actual proof before you call the clay king a crybaby and a quitter. his foot was literally missing a chunk when he took his socks off late in the second set when the trainers were working on him.
    no one would be able to move in that condition.
     
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  43. TheTruth

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    That's almost as bad as the undiagnosed-undetected-mono-until I start winning again fiasco, if you ask me...
     
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  44. sureshs

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    Hey I work almost the entire year with less than a month off, and I don't complain. And I don't get sponsored by any company to wear this or that in return for tons of money. What are these young guys complaining about? If running too much gives you blisters, learn to play more efficiently and come to the net more.
     
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    For someone with a name like "TheTruth" you don't speak a lot of it.
     
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  46. cknobman

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    Nadals changces are not dead.

    OP that is pretty shallowed comments on Nadal and shows how much you know about tennis or Nadal...jack squat.

    Now if Nadal stays off that dang blister until it heals (should take at least a week off) he will be fine for the French. Only thing is most of us know how Nadal is and that means he never stops. He pushes so hard sometimes that he goes overboard and makes it harder on himself. I only hope that he really sits down and thinks about this and decides to give up a few points for the sake of his own health and the chance to keep his 1000 FO points.
     
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  47. Ocean Drive

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    He might as well have quit, his effort after going a double break down was very poor. He was fine up until that point. Blisters and some skin off his foot, awwwwwwwwwwww. :(
     
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  48. Ocean Drive

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    Nadal has been used to playing in those conditions since he was very young, so don't come up with that crap.
     
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  49. samster

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    You are not serious, are you?
     
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  50. smO

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    Have you ever had a blister?
     
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