Rafael Nadal is READY to play AUSTRALIA OPEN 2013, prize increased to $30 million

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  1. NDFM

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    Is this related to the whole boycott issue? If so then who actually presents the 'argument' to the organizers/directors of the australian open in order to increase the prize money? I'm confused
     
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  2. Mike Sams

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    The Fedal rivalry will not die until one of them has officially retired. If nobody was talking about Nadal, that would be worrying.
     
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  3. Mike Sams

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    The AO match had its effects. Nadal quit after the quarters of Miami with an "injury" as he felt the toll of these grinding matches. He finally got it together on clay as he usually does and then immediately after when the surface changed, got bounced again.
     
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    I can agree that he got 'bounced again' on grass 2nd round at wimbledon proves this but going by the results of the hard court tournaments from and including the AO he didn't do terribly: final in the AO, semis in Indian Wells (lost to federer but fed was playing great), got to the semis of Miami but withdrew so I don't think he got bounced on those hard court tournaments
     
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    Don't worry keep looking I'm sure you will find one soon.
     
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  6. RF20Lennon

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    I think nadal should look to this forum for motivation as his health is discussed more here than actual tennis ;)
     
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  7. RAFA2005RG

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    When the Player's Council has meetings to plan their boycott. Rafa is absent. He resigned from the Council this year. That is why he's told the AO tournament director that he plans to play (meanwhile Murray, Djokovic, Federer have not told the tournament director anything).
     
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  8. The Dark Knight

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    He can "plan" all he wants.....I can plan to beat Obama in the presidential election,,,...I hope he gets well soon.
     
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  9. RF20Lennon

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    Yeah cause federer and djokovic will boycott the AO please get out of your delusions and come back to reality. Rafa resigned because no one cared for his opinion and be didn't enjoy being Fed's sidekick
     
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  10. The Dark Knight

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    And you know this how?
     
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  11. Mike Sams

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    If you were a tennis player trying to make it in the sport, would you agree to a 2 year ranking system?
     
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  12. RF20Lennon

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    Which part??
     
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  13. 15_ounce

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    The trouble is, Federer is never absent for 1 year ;-)
     
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  14. VPhuc tennis fan

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    So Rosol plays? Should we hope he falls in Rafa's half? 1-0 H2H against your GOAT, and if going 2-0 after AO... No more talk about how dominant Rafa is, right?
     
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  15. VPhuc tennis fan

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    Did Rafa resign from the Tennis Player Council because he lost on blue clay whereas Fed won? LOL.
    I think blue clay will still be there @ Madrid, so no chance to see Rafa back in the Council then.:)
     
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    Anyone who likes Rosol will pray that he never has to face Rafa again. On Rosol's best day he could only manage a 6-4 5th set win. Imagine if Rosol doesn't play great next time, what then? And what if Rafa isn't suffering from Hoffa's syndrome next time? What then? If anyone likes Rosol they'll pray he never has to face Rafa again, and keeps the 1-0 record.
     
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    Blue clay is gone lol
     
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  18. VPhuc tennis fan

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    Too bad.
    Should we lobby to have Rosol vs Rafa in early rounds of Madrid?
     
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  19. RF20Lennon

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    If only Rosol could get past quallies
     
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  20. Mike Sams

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    Nadal was lucky he didn't get straight setted that day.
     
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    He had to save quite a lot of set points in the first but he fought through though
     
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    And Rosol was lucky they had that long delay after the 4th set to close the roof and air condition the place before playing. Rafa had smoked Rosol in the 4th set. Even more bizarre, is it wasn't even raining when they chose to close the roof.
     
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    He didn't need that but it happened
     
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    It's called not having enough light!!
     
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    The light was fine according to all commentators. And the players never complained about the light. The match referee said they closed the roof because they thought IN 30-40 MINUTES the light might fade. Oh and btw, the 3rd set took 34 minutes, 4th set took 32 minutes, 5th set took 33 minutes.
     
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  26. Cup8489

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    How could they have known?

    Oh that's right, they don't always operate on the ASSUMPTION that nadal is going to steamroll.
     
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  27. RF20Lennon

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    Which commentators?? And I thought that was a good call. There's nothing wrong with more light unless of course nadal's eyes had something wrong with them :cool: and he still played what a warrior
     
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  28. RAFA2005RG

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    Face it, the Australian Open and Roland Garros are the only properly run slams.
     
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    Ofcourse!! How dare Wimbledon not allow rafa to get past the second round??? And the US???? Didn't even have him in the draw!!! The audacity of these people I tell you..
     
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    Closing the roof in anticipation of the light fading IN 30-40 minutes. The dumbest match ref in tennis history. And I couldn't care less that Rafa lost that match, I'm talking about the logic behind the decision.
     
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    Losing the first set sure didn't bother Rosol as he went and won the 2nd and 3rd sets. Why would losing the 4th set bother him at all? :lol:
     
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    Well better to start it before the set started rather than in between no one knew how long it would last (the set) your just blaming the roof for nadal's loss
     
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    Of course he is. He claims to not care about it, but he is obviously seething at what happened. It's complete bullcrap what he's saying.
     
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    Ah because Nadal won the 4th set 6-2. The first set was only encouragement to Rosol, because it was so close all the way.

    Show me a match in history where a roof has been closed at the end of the 4th set in anticipation of fading light in 40 minutes (which nobody can predict accurately btw). And like I said before the 3rd set took 34 minutes, 4th set took 32 minutes, 5th set took 33 minutes.. And Nadal had won the 4th set 6-2, so there was every indication that the 5th set wouldn't have taken long. And the points were quick because Rosol was going for cold winners and Nadal wasn't hitting deep enough to extend the rallies.

    You just proved to me you don't know what you're talking about. I only care about Roland Garros and Rio.
     
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    Exactly since no one can predict when the light will go out its better to put it in the start of the set rather than in between right?? And just because the previous set was fast in no way means the next set will be. So either you're blaming the roof for nadals loss or your just generally upset and are picking on things which don't really have that much value. Either way you're wrong.
     
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    Put the player ranked 200 vs the player ranked 199, and I'd still say (and anyone with a brain would say) don't close the roof in anticipation of fading light. The fact you are supporting the huge blunder Wimbledon made shows how dumb you are.
     
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    Riight. "I only care about RG and Rio".. but yet you continue to whine about the roof for over two pages now. You just proved to me you don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    I think you have to decide whether a tournament is indoors or outdoors but you shouldn't have it both ways.

    First of all everything except centre court is outdoors .

    Secondly to change in the middle of a match is just about the same as changing a grass court and then in the middle move over to clay.

    The difference between an indoor match and outdoor match is that big. It's as much a game changer as the surface .....maybe even more.

    It reminds of the movie hunger games.....they kept changing the rules in the middle of the game ..."now you two people from the same clan can survive .......change......now only one can survive ".

    It's not fair. Wimbledon should go indoors altogether or outdoors altogether .....but not both .
     
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    I referred to the roof, and then others quoted me and replied. Am I supposed to ignore them? Anyone who thinks Wimbledon knows how to use a roof is kidding themselves. And nothing to do with Rafa. Wimbledon is the last slam I'd care about Rafa winning. Roland Garros and the Australian Open are my favorite slams by far.
     
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    It doesn't matter who you are a fan of, if you have a brain you know Wimbledon doesn't know how to use a roof.

    “This is an outdoor tournament, so I think everybody wants to play when the roof is open,” Djokovic said. “I was a little bit surprised when I saw sunshine that the roof is closed. But obviously they’re relying on the forecast that I don’t think is very reliable here.” - Djokovic commenting on the Nadal-Rosol match.
     
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    Your not giving me an argument. Your just saying that you wouldnt close it but why???????? Where is the why factor??? My argument is If you know the light is going to fade away you might as well close the roof before the set starts rather than in the middle of it. FYI the bolded is a personal attack but I refuse to stoop down to your level.
     
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    You havent been to London have you??? Im guessing not. The weather there is extremely unpredictable!! The forecast is never reliable there! They did that so that in case the light fades early the players would have light to play in
     
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    Why not?? It rains you close the roof, you play. If there isnt enough light you close the roof, you play. If light is going to fade out and your about to start a second set might as well put the roof on just to be sure.
     
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    ^ You aren't convincing anyone :lol:
     
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    The roof changing the conditions has less to do with the light than it does with the humidity.

    The light is the reason they close the roof. The shift in humidity happens after they close it, and is something else that affects conditions.

    (It's one of the reasons Roger can close sets out much faster when the roof is closed. He's essentially playing indoor tennis.)

    Did you not know that??
    :shock:
     
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    Losing a TB 11-9 is much more heartbreaking than losing a set 6-2, usually players just fade away after such a set.
     
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    Aren't we getting so far away from the OP in the last few pages? Roof and Wimby? Since we're in the deep of it, here are my 2 cents. Roof is there to stay. Whine or not whine, it wouldn't change a thing. Personally, I prefer having it so we can use it to avoid these lengthy rain delays. As a player, as a spectator, who REALLY loves sitting around for 4-5 hours, play 30 minutes, and sit out and wait for another 5 hours before getting sent home? Who in their right mind?
    Rafa lost, roof or no roof. They may have played on ice, or quick sand, or underwater. He still got blown off court that day. Stop making such childish excuses. Swallow your pride and keep walking.
     
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    A 5 set match with the 5th being 6-4 is being blown off the court? I think you need to revise your idea of just exactly what that means.


    And Wimby is an outdoor tournament,and closing the roof just in case it rains is bs,and shouldn't be allowed.
     
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    I don't get Nadal fans. Do they really insist Nadal would have won everything on the tennis calendar if it weren't for various conspiracies?
     
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  50. VPhuc tennis fan

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    He lost. End of the story. Closing the roof made him lose that match? P-L-E-A-S-E!
    I take it that you like to sit around waiting for 5 hours, play for 30 minutes, then wait another 5 hours, then go back to your hotel to resume tomorrow, isn't it? Well, different strokes for different folks, what can I say?
    Rain may come, daylight is fading, whatever... If there is a roof, use it. It would be stupid for NOT using it. Wimby people are smarter than USO people IMO.
     

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