Rafa pulls out of Abu Dhabi touney!!!

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  1. underground

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    Laughing my a** off. See what I told you guys? Next time it will be mono for AO. :lol:

    Joking aside, isn't this really getting fishy? I mean it's a bit too much now isn't it?

    I wonder who's gonna replace Nadal now? My guess will be on Tsonga, or maybe someone in the top 20 who's free.
     
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  2. Cup8489

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    You speak as if you know something about me. Kindly leave the thread. Rafa is one of my favorite players to watch, and one of the main reasons I play tennis. Just because I can't stand all you *******s doesn't mean I don't like the player.

    You and NSK should go shack up.

    And I have a bad feeling because I dont want him to retire. I want him to keep going, he keeps things more interesting.
     
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  3. beast of mallorca

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    He could have played anyway ! Even if he loses, it's only an exho anyway. Just make an appearance and then lose. I guess his thoughts are not my thoughts.
    What does he play next ?
     
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  4. RAFA2005RG

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    Part of the withdrawing is Murray. Nadal has a virus and you know Murray is the last opponent he'd want to play in this situation. If this were a regular event with a regular oaf in the first match, Nadal would have played, just to get a quick match or 2 under the belt. He plays Doha next.
     
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  5. Hawkeye7

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    Why?

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  6. kishnabe

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    You know we are human beings too and Federer doesn't revolve around our lives.

    We are not that low to continue hating when he in a terrible position of his career. When he comes back to full strength....then we may begin just like the *******s.


    Nadal isn't such a threat to Federer sucess right now and never will be again. Yeah Nadal would win some future encounters with Federer. Federer will still win titles and maybe a slam or two with/without Nadal presence.

    Nadal not competing is bad for the game....he pulls in just as much as or more than Federer into the game.

    I think us ****s baring the extreme ones would like to see Nadal retire when he feels done with the sport, not because of a serious injury.

    You guys are the ones who are gleeing over Nadal injury. Constantly probing the **** base on this issue. Pretty lame to take a stab on such a serious thread.
     
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    I still think it would be the knees and not the stomach virus. Then again it weird that Federer, Nadal and many other players get stomach virus from Abu Dhabi or Doha.

    I personally think Nadal will come back on clay. Start where you are confident and pick up steam just like he did in 2010. He made his move in Monte Carlo.

    He defintly not winning Doha,AO, IW and Miami with the condition he is in.
     
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  8. sbengte

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    Since Murray looks up to Nadal, he may not want to pass on the virus to Murray, perhaps ? :-?
     
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  9. RAFA2005RG

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    Yeah I know, Nadal himself already said he's not winning the Australian Open. Winning was never in the comeback plan until the clay season. The plan is not to win, but rather to play.

    Because Murray causes Nadal to grind severely. If Nadal plays Murray then virused-Nadal would have to either make a fool out of himself by not running for the balls, or endure a typical grind. Its not like Raonic or Karlovic etc.
     
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    As well as Federer played during that match which I saw live at the O2 (great performance), Nadal didn't seem to have anything in him that day. Obviously indoor is his worst surface but he didn't look like himself that day.

    Does the virus last that long? Depends, me personally, last time I suffered that, I was totally KO for almost a week and the last thing on my mind was tennis, felt so tired. If he's really suffering from that, which is believable at this time of the year, I don't think he could of played competitively.
     
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  11. Gonzo_style

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    What is next? Doha?
     
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    Yes. At least that's what the schedule says.
     
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    Silent ban must have been longer than he thought.
     
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    For sure, no way he is playing the AO now. Perhaps he never was to begin with.
     
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    LOL, exactly. All nonsense. He has some naive fans for sure.
     
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    Nadal already said "My rehab has gone well, my knee feels good and I was looking forward to competing", so the virus is the only issue. You were wrong.
     
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    He is not done. There is something more going on here than meets the eye. None of it makes sense.
     
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    He won't play in the AO now. It will be more BS "I am looking forward to play the AO and my knee feels better," and then he will withdraw a few days before the event starts.
     
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  19. RAFA2005RG

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    Yeah, you think a virus doesn't make sense. You have never had a virus?
     
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  20. cc0509

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    Ya think? What are the clues? ;)
     
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  21. Mike Sams

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    I hope he comes back for AO. I hate seeing Ferrer anywhere near the top 4. Somebody who's never beaten Federer even once has no business being in the top 4.
     
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  22. cc0509

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    Nope, he is right. Nadal "knew" he would not play Abu Dhabi just like he knew he would not play all the events after Wimbledon. He has been doing the same act for every tournament since Wimbledon--i.e. tell fans he intends to be fine and play and then pull out right before the event.
     
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  23. cc0509

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    It was fishy a long time ago, now it is just a joke.
     
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  24. cc0509

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    I have not believed one word from the Nadal camp since this whole thing started at Wimbledon. I don't believe any of it. If you do, good for you.
     
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  25. Mike Sams

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    Nadal fans can't be happy having spent so much money to see him play only for him to pull out. He'll regret doing this on the down slope of his career when he's not winning anymore titles and the fans are leaving in droves just like most bandwagoners tend to do when a player is no longer the force he used to be.
     
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  26. cc0509

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    It is not the virus. He has been doing this same act since Wimbledon. There is more going on here.
     
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  27. Hawkeye7

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    The same would happen if he played Djokovic though.
     
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  28. kalyan4fedever

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    Yeah seriously ?? stomach virus just before a day he is about to play. I dont believe this silent ban bs but if it is with his knees he could simply admit it right unless there is something a lot more shady going on in the background.
     
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  29. cc0509

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    Really? What better reason do you have to explain all of this?
     
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  30. monfed

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    Ralph should permanently pull out of tennis, he's causing *******s so much pain with the suspense which I can't bear to see. :(
     
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  31. Mike Sams

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    I think Nadal has a couple more years of Slam winning tennis left in him. People don't realize that you also need to be in the right state of mind to go out there and compete. As Hewitt said in his interview which was posted on here, most matches are won and lost in the locker rooms. Nadal needs full confidence in himself to just go out there and play, let alone win. Confidence in his health, his form, his stamina, etc. He knows there are huge challenges in his way if he wants to win any trophy.
     
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  32. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Yep, retire before he gets the slam record, Masters 1000 record, and makes the H2H even more embarrassing then it already is. :p
     
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  33. Cup8489

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    You're not a Rafa fan, you're a Fed hater. It's so obvious. Nadal would probably despise having a fan such as yourself.
     
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  34. Mike Sams

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    It would take Nadal 4-5 years to pull this off. It's not something that's just going to happen in the next 6 months. :lol: Silly boy! :lol:
     
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  35. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Nope, wrong. I have been a fan of Nadal :D ever since Miami 2004, which I have said several times on Talk Tennis since I joined in June 2012. :p
     
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  36. smoledman

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    90% of them are like that on this forum.
     
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    Well we know what kind of grand slam runs the historic players can get on. Fed won 6 out 7 at one point so it might not take 4-5 years, only 2-3.
     
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  38. Mike Sams

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    Federer did it in an era where there were no real threats and he was still in his early to mid 20s. You're not going to run off 6 Slams in 2-3 years at a point when you're nearing 27, struggling with all sorts of injuries, taking months and months off the tour and trying to contend with a new era of younger players who are hitting their stride and who likewise happen to be Grand Slam champions the ilk of Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro. :lol: Sure if your path to Slams is paved full of Almagros, Verdascos and Monacos, I'd get your point. :lol:
     
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  39. smoledman

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    When Fed went on his 6/7 run in 2005 Wimbledon - 2007 Australian Open he beat the following in the finals:

    Roddick, Agassi, Baghdatis, Nadal, Roddick, Gonzalez
     
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  40. Mike Sams

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    Nadal has it MUCH tougher than Federer does. For Nadal to get to 18 Slams, he has to fight the absolute prime of a future all time great in Djokovic along with Slam champions Del Potro and Murray who are both on the up! There's no doubt in anybody's mind whatsoever that Murray and Del Potro had a fantastic latter part of 2012 and are going into 2013 full of confidence and are top candidates to win Slams. All the while, Nadal is trying to center his season to winning clay titles while trying to fend off these young hungry lions. Nadal also has to fend off Federer who could pull a surprise or two like he's done a few times now including twice at the WTF and also Madrid and Cali. So it's not so easy being Nadal right now.
     
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  41. smoledman

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    LOL - Fed has no chanced to beat Nadal in a slam ever again.. That last AO match was the final proof!
     
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  42. Mike Sams

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    I wouldn't quite say that. Did you know that Nadal was down 3-4 and 30-40 in the 5th set at Wimbledon 2008? 1 point would've ended Nadal's Wimbledon dreams that day. Did you know Federer had 2 match points against Nadal in their epic Rome 2006 match? Did you know Federer had numerous break point chances to go up 2 sets to 1 on Nadal in both their AO matches? Acutally their 2012 match had Federer breaking Nadal's serve both times in the 3rd and 4th sets and being unable to hold. You can't really count out Federer in any Slam match which is what still makes the rivalry so compelling. He has numerous chances to beat Nadal in Slams even now going forward. Why do you think Nadal jumps up and down like a parading monkey everytime he manages to beat Federer? Because it's a special win and a hard earned one at that. He doesn't take Federer for granted in any match they play.
     
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  43. underground

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    Fixed for you. It's free. :)
     
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    Oh darn!!! Well, I hope he gets over his illness.
     
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    This is amusing. Nary a blush from some caps lock Rafundamentalists who were DEFINITELY CERTAIN that Nadal was taking out the AO once again WITHOUT A DOUBT. Just readjust to the new reality and keep making mighty pronouncements. HE'LL REACH 20 SLAMS FOR SURE!!! Keep talking.
     
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  46. Clarky21

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    Who said that other than a well known troll who is posing as a Nadal fan?
     
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    Definitely not Clarky21, that's for sure. :p
     
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    Or words to that effect. "Four more RGs then two Wimbledons and AOs plus one US Open. Lock it in. He can't lose! One knee, broken hand, ruptured hernia - it just makes him stronger! Muahahahaha!!!" Etcetera, etcetera...
     
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  49. Gonzo_style

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    Guys this is exhibition, it's not so important, we'll see what happens in Doha and AO...
     
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  50. Clarky21

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    Who said it other than the well known troll? You have no one so you just skirt around the question.
     

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