Rafa pulls out of Abu Dhabi touney!!!

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  1. Cup8489

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    Clarky21 is pessimistic, not delusional.
     
  2. jrs

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    Nadal should skip Australian Open as well - make his return on clay - probably be easier on the knees.
     
  3. RAFA2005RG

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    You can scratch that idea. Nadal is already talking about Indian Wells and Miami. And the doctor told Nadal that his knees are ready for a return to the tour now. So no reason to skip AO, as he's already committed to returning before the clay season.
     
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    Except he committed to abu dhabi months ago. You're as delusional as anyone I've ever seen.
     
  5. MichaelNadal

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    Ugh. Was really looking forward to seeing Nadal play.
     
  6. 3fees

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    Doctors said pull out. Is AO still on?
     
  7. Clarky21

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    Well, his AO semifinal against Fed this year is on TC right now. Lol. I think all we've got from now on are reruns, unfortunately.
     
  8. Tony48

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    The event is in a couple of days, right? I mean, it's an exho. Does he really need to "prepare" for it? I had a stomach virus last month (I remember it so vividly because it was the day after I was at a midnight release of "Halo 4"). It only lasted a few hours and I was fine the next day.

    Just drink some Gatorade Rafa and you'll be fine. No need to scare Clarky and make her think you are retiring :)
     
  9. RAFA2005RG

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    What has Nadal's schedule commitment got to do with his doctor? Nadal's doctor said his knees are completely ready right now to return to the tour. You, a person with zero medical insight can supersede the doctor's opinion?
     
  10. RAFA2005RG

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    Nobody knows how long a virus will last, so impossible to answer that question. Nadal himself would have no idea.
     
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    Some trolls are more obvious than others. You know that thing with the rabbit's head when you look one way and the duck's head when you look another? One man's reasonable argument is another man's rabid provocation. "Rafa owns all crying cry-babies and weakling Germanic materialists with poor manners! Raaagghhh!"
     
  12. vernonbc

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    It's not his knee Crisstti, it's a plain old virus or flu. Neil Harmon mentioned in his interview with him last week that Rafa wasn't feeling well and in this article it says he was sick at his team dinner on Dec 20 and spent the next day in bed. http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2012/12/25/actualidad/1356448813_863430.html

    It sounds like he has learned his lesson from 2011 when he caught a bug from Maymo in Doha and tried to play through it but it caused him problems for weeks. He plays so hard and with so much intensity that he needs his body to be at 100% so I'm glad he's being smart this time. Hope he gets better soon.
     
  13. cc0509

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    So? He has been talking about playing every tournament since Wimbledon but has he shown up yet? What he says means nothing.
     
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    :roll::roll::roll:
     
  15. Crisstti

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    No, he's not right and neither are you. It's just the usual wild speculations you love so much.

    BTW, he's said it's the knee for all the other withdrawals. I guess for some magical reason he decided to change the story this time right?.

    Just admit it: You have NO idea what is going on. You for sure don't know any more about it than anyone else here.

    Hope you're right.

    He says in Spanish on Facebook that his doctors forbade him from playing.

    Anyway, hope he gets better soon.
     
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    what time is retirement ceremony ?
     
  17. Bobby Jr

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    Well... that's like sort like saying Roddick can kick Federer's butt too.

    Federer was 3-2 against Murray in 2012.
     
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    You know this how? Have you spoken to Nadal personally in the past day or so?

    What do you mean he just decided to change the story? There have been 10 versions of this whole injury story since that Wimbledon loss.

    I don't know what is going on, but I can tell you one thing, it sure sounds suspicious to me and I doubt I am the only one who feels that way. If you want to believe every inconsistent word of this story, knock yourself out. ;)
     
  19. Clarky21

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    Tomorrow at noon.
     
  20. TheF1Bob

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    Djokovic destroyed Nadals legs. This is just a cover up.

    You'll see.
     
  21. Crisstti

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    Well, finally.
     
  22. veroniquem

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    Couldn't care less about an exo like Abu Dhabi but I'm starting to wonder how he's gonna handle AO with so few competitive matches to get him back on track beforehand... I hope he'll get a gentle draw at least.
     
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    Bahaha, stomach virus, good one, more like Rosolitis!!!
     
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    If he is at all not well, it is best for him to pull out. Also, it is better for the fans, rather than have him show up for just a check and play half-heartedly.

    If the reason is still his knees, he should rest them if there is any thought that rest would make them better. If it is a stomach virus and he is weak, it is smart not to play. Too many players have been sidelined by various viruses - which prey upon you when you get run down.
     
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    Wow wouldn't that be amazing. :)
     
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    Nice to see that the conspiracy theorists and trolls are still on Nadal's case.

    They give me a good laugh I must say. Even normally decent posters like cc0509 believe that Nadal KNEW(right after losing to Rosol) that he would not play ANY of the events after Wimbledon(so he KNEW at that moment that he would skip all the events for the next 7 months) but he decided to tease everyone by saying that he is trying to recuperate himself for those events. Heck, he even upped the ante a couple of weeks ago by showing training footage of himself just to keep appearances up.

    To keep in line with these comments, I must say that Nadal was probably silently re-banned. The guys that banned him the first time decided that their calcuations were off and Nadal's didn't serve enough so they e-mailed him that he needs to stay on the bench for another week or so just to make sure.
     
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    This man's career is nearing its end. Better he admit this rather than keep pulling out at the last minute and making excuses.
     
  29. RAFA2005RG

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    Then do me a favor and post this: "My name is Phoenix1983, today is 26th December 2012 and I know for a fact that Nadal will never win a grand slam title ever again"...
     
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    Nadal will win one or two RG again, don't worry
     
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    I said his career was near its end. It's not 100% that he will never win a slam title again but the odds of doing so off clay are very low.
     
  32. beast of mallorca

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    he has become so obsessive about his conspiracy theories, his posts look like a troll now ;)
     
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  34. Rock Strongo

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    This is a Nancy Kerrigan scenario, except Rafa hasn't come back in style.

    What has tio Tonya Harding done to him? (I'll stop now...)
     
  35. cknobman

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    Well at least we cant bash Rafa for playing a useless exo on a hard court now.

    If anything this is good news as it will lessen the potential damage Rafa could do to his knees playing on a surface he has said should not belong in the sport.
     
  36. veroniquem

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    Will Rafa play Doha? Because if he doesn't, I don't think he'd want his 1st event back to be a slam. He'd be better off starting his season in Acapulco (although it would hurt his ranking of course)
     
  37. cc0509

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    Ha, ha, sorry namelessone, I think you are normally a pretty good poster as well but here I think you are being a little green with your views. It is very hard for me to believe all of the inconsistent statements from Nadal and his camp in the past six months and very hard for me to believe that everything that is going down is merely due to a knee injury. That is just how I feel. I don't dislike Nadal at all by the way, I like him a lot more than I like most of the other top players so you can't call me a hater. I hate when people call a poster a hater or troll just because they may say something negative about a player, that is silly. I have said negative things about Federer too on this forum.
     
  38. cc0509

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    I highly doubt it. Don't think he will play the AO either.
     
  39. MichaelNadal

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    What date does the AO start?
     
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    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????? :confused:

    NO chance? Really?? Please explain your reasoning. Nadal is a GREAT champion, but clearly injured and perhaps even on the decline. His style of play is unsustainable at the level he plays. The ballistic nature of his stroke production will strain every part of his body.

    IMO, on the other hand, and in stark contrast,with the type of game Fed plays he could be winning major titles for some time to come. As such, he is always a threat to anyone. Even Ralph. ;)

    Best,

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    I was wondering if you had a computer and access to the internet?
     
  44. RAFA2005RG

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    Imagine how low Nadal's chances were in March 2010 when he was ranked 4 in the world! Then he moved up to number one in the world by June 2010, and the rest is history - only man ever to win slams on clay, grass and hardcourt in a Calendar Year. And why did almost nobody see it coming? Because almost nobody understands Nadal. And nobody understands Djokovic, because at the end of 2010, nobody expected Djokovic to win 3 slams in 2011. Or maybe Djokovic winning 3 slams was all because Nadal injured his foot vs Del Potro at Wimbledon and couldn't train for 6 weeks after Wimbledon.
     
  45. Mike Sams

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    Nadal didn't damage his foot against Del Potro. The x-ray showed that Nadal's foot was perfectly fine and that he's just a hypochondriac making excuses in case he disappoints his demanding father.
     
  46. Mike Sams

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    Nadal moved back up to #1 in 2010 from hard work and sheer will but it also helped that he didn't have much competition due to Djokovic's massive slump, Del Potro being out of tennis, Federer losing to clowns, etc. Not much in the way for Nadal to bag several titles. His US Open draw is the biggest joke of a draw in years. Who was the best played he played prior to the final? Gilles Simon? :lol: The same Simon who wanted to book a flight home that same day to see his baby being born.:neutral:
     
  47. Crisstti

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    Why would they be very low?, he reached the final of the last two hc slams he played.

    You do notice the in the time it took you to write that you could just have answered his question, right?.
     
  48. Crisstti

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    No, the X-ray didn't show it was perfect, just that it wasn't anything serious.

    Only fair he got, for one, a few easier draws. Fed got draws just as easy or easier for years.
     
  49. cc0509

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    Well first of all Crisstti, he has to actually step foot on to a hc to actually play the match and determine if he can beat Djokovic or whichever other player on that surface and it does not appear like that is going to happen any time very soon.
     
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    Yeah people keep saying Nadal USO 2010 is crazy and insane etc etc. Nearly fell for it until I FINALLY checked the draw. Guess who he played in the semis while Federer and Djokovic battled out in the other half?
     

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