New Nadal racket for 2012

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  1. FeVer

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    One red racket, sitting next to five of his usual racquets. And the one right beside him.

    That red one is most probably one for his entourage, probably Toni.
     
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  4. Yourtenniscoach

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    Nadal isn't changing frames for 2012.
     
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    its the RG one, nikeup posted pics of it in november but it was quickly taken down
     
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    Weird how rafa never used the RG one... Doesn't want change i guess.
     
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    it's probably from somebody that was hitting with him
     
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    Nadal gets a new frame in 2013.
     
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    Maybe that's what he needs to beat Djokovic.
     
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    No, he just needs to be a bit younger with the foot-speed he had 2+ years ago.
     
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    Rafa was tos superstitous to change
     
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    Rafa was to superstitous to change
     
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    For what it's worth the Sky commentators said that he has increased the weight of his racket but that it could be a temporary measure pending shoulder rehab.

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    It's not a temporary measure. He gave a press conference in Doha and stated that he was trying to find more power.
    Given the number of winner blasted over Federer in Abu Dhabi, It seems to work lol
     
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    For what it's worth...

    DOHA, Jan 2 (Reuters) - World number two Rafa Nadal said his preparations for the new season had not been ideal as he adjusted to using a heavier racket.

    The Spaniard, who plays Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, believes his game may suffer in the short term after making the switch but would improve in the months ahead.

    “My preparation is not the perfect one, and I’m trying to play with a little bit heavier racket, to get a little bit more power,” Nadal told reporters on Monday.

    “(With the new racket) I’m losing a little bit of control now, sometimes I don’t feel the forehand as good as before. But it’s something that I believe can help me in the future.”

    Nadal said he had first considered switching to a heavier racket after the U.S. Open in September but would not have had time to adapt because of his playing schedule.

    “After the Davis Cup final I had all the rackets prepared at home to change,” the 10-times grand slam champion added. “In theory I’m supposed to practise almost a month or at least three weeks with the (new) racket, but finally I practised only one week, and I’m here now, so probably it’s not good enough.

    “You can’t think that everything will be perfect from the beginning, but you make the change thinking it’ll be better in the future. There’s no magic, but the new racket can help a little bit to improve my game. It’s a risk I’m taking at the beginning of the season.”

    Nadal ended a relatively barren year on a thrilling high when he battled back from a set down to beat Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro and secure Spain’s fifth Davis Cup triumph in early December.

    The 25-year-old won just three singles titles in 2011, his fewest number in seven years, but was reasonably happy with his season.

    “I think I played a fantastic seven, eight months during 2011. Out of the first eight months, I think, seven months were really, really good.

    “I lost against Djokovic in all the finals, but I lost only against him. So that’s a really positive thing, play almost every final in all the difficult and important tournaments.” (Editing by Justin Palmer)
     
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