Rafa playing Bangkok, Beijing AND Shanghai?

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  1. JennyS

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    According to this article, Rafa is definitely going to Thailand (and has planned a trip with friends)

    http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20090920/Nadal_to_continue_his_recovery_at_Thai_beach_resort

    Also according to his official site, "At the moment, the plan is for Rafa to play Bangkok, followed by Beijing and Shanghai."

    http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/home

    I think it's a big mistake for him to travel that far and then play THREE hardcourt events in a row before playing Paris and London. This can't be good for his abdominal muscle.
     
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  2. Ledigs

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    He can probably just modify his serve. He needs practice in matches. If he sits out more he's liable to injure something else... Could be
     
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  3. sdont

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    It must be part of his treatment for his knees...
     
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  4. P_Agony

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    This time I think Rafa is right to do this. He needs more matches under his belt, plus he needs the ranking points since Murray is still close and the gap with Fed is pretty big.
     
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  5. Shangri La

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    Rumor has it that Asian cuisine is best for tendinitis and muscle strain recovery.
     
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  6. flyinghippos101

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    I disagree, he shouldn't risk further aggravating his already pretty severe case of tendinitis. It's not like playing more hard courts will bring any comfort to his knees anyways. I say, rest up and then go nuts in Paris and Shanghai where it really matters in terms of points
     
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  7. P_Agony

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    Well, he says he's 100% recovered, so basically from what you're saying he should never play. Truth is, there is always risk of injury, for any player. If he wants to improve his serve, he needs to play more matches.
     
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  8. フェデラー

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    no he said that prior to the us open. he has the abdominal and the underlying tendinitis. Bad idea is a really bad idea.
     
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  9. Ledigs

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    His knees are 100%
     
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  10. allez_mike

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    plus assuming he does well in those tournaments, it'll boost his chances of regaining the #1 ranking by year's end
     
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  11. jwbarrientos

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    Also the money he collect to go 8)
     
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  12. flying24

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    It looks like he is still not learning his lesson. Look for him to be retired from tennis altogether at 26 at this rate.
     
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  13. JennyS

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    If Rafa plays the rest of the fall season, he'll wind up playing 5 hardcourt events AND the Davis Cup final!
     
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  14. フェデラー

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    he is purposely burning himself out so he can retire at the same age as borg, the problem is he didnt think hed run into so much opposition.
     
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  15. veroniquem

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    His knees are recovered but he has a stomach tear (since Cincy). He's doing some exams currently to see how long he'll need to recover from that (he withdrew from davis cup for that reason).
     
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  16. malakas

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    hahaha :mrgreen:

    I hope this is not true,otherwise he hasn't learnt from past mistakes,and he's going to have to pay for that.:-?
     
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  17. CCNM

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    Good Luck Rafa. Please don't hurt yourself. Also I remember somebody saying "it takes longer to repair a torn muscle that it does a broken bone" to my gym class when I was a kid.....
     
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  18. IvanAndreevich

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    Not a good idea IMO.
     
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  19. Bud

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    Just enough to buy a shiny new pair of titanium knees :grin:
     
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  20. Bud

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    I wonder if they can repair such a tear like a hernia repair... using a mesh patch.
     
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  21. InvisibleSoul

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    His knees will never be 100%.
     
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  22. drakulie

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    yes, playing more, insetad of resting, allowing one to recovery from injury seems to be the treatment plan for, Nadal.
     
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  23. malakas

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    that sounds like something dr N_F would actually say!:mrgreen: lol
     
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  24. jonnythan

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    I've had a few soft tissue injuries (right MCL, both ankles) and a few broken bones (finger, clavicle, scapula, fibula).

    I'll put it this way:

    I'd rather break every bone in both legs than tear one ACL.
     
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  25. mzzmuaa

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    he *****es about too many hardcourt tournaments before going out to play unneccessary hardcourt tournaments
     
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  26. edmondsm

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    Nadal needs matches. He's missed so much of the season. If you're a tennis pro, then you play tennis. If you can't, then you retire. Simple as that.
     
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  27. bladepdb

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    He needs to play maybe 3 tourneys + DC + World Tour Finals, tops.

    Or 5 total tourneys however he wants to.
     
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  28. viktorkwan

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    appearance money could be the best medicine for all "injuries"....
     
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  29. Agassifan

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    All this is fine. Until he quotes an injury when he loses.
     
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  30. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nadal has pulled out of Bangkok.
     
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  31. Bud

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    I guess one night in Bangkok really does make the hard man humble :mrgreen:
     
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  32. Good one, it sure does...:shock:
     
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  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    Haha, lol. :)
     
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    http://www.marca.com/2009/09/21/tenis/1253526152.html

    Nadal wont play Bangok.

    His schedule will be, Pekin, Shangai, Paris, London (Master Cup) and Davis Cup.

    two Master 1000, the Master Cup, and a Davis Cup FInal... I think it is an important final of season for him. HE can get a lot of points there.
     
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