Will Nadals knees hold up throughout the French Open AND Wimbledon?

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Will Nadals knees hold up throughout the French Open AND Wimbledon?

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  1. gold soundz

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    I'm guessing people thought Nadal was physically perfect at the Aus Open but look what happened. It certainly shocked me when he retired against Murray. Lets hope hes ok for these next 2 slams.
     
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  2. mandy01

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    Not if he loses.Then we will hear how tired and injured El Martir's knees are.
     
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  3. TheLoneWolf

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    He has mentioned recently that he is feeling in good form. I think it's unlikely Rafa will become injured within the next 2 months, but anything can happen. Tennis players are prone to injury. Except Fed, who sold his soul to the Devil a while back.
     
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  4. Halba

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    no hard court = no injury. all his recent injuries picked up on hard. rotterdam last year and then us open last year, aus open = all hard
     
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  5. gold soundz

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    what about at the french last year? wasnt that from all those tough matches earlier in the clay court season?
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking along those lines too. But you never know. All it takes is a bad move, an overextension, a fall, to hurt yourself.
     
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  7. Sentinel

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    I hope Saint Rafa's holy knees hold up other wise the results of the slams he gets beaten in will all be invalidated *twisted*
     
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  8. gold soundz

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    yeah same. i think if they do hold up, he'll be unbeatable at the french and could quite possibly win wimbledon again.
     
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  9. Omega_7000

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    They will hold up until he loses...
     
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  10. Gorecki

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    that would depend. if he beats the player X at round 2 with a triple bagel and then loses in the next round to a hot form player, his knees will be busted since the Australian HC season...
     
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  11. Hitman

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    The problem for Rafa is that he will always have issues with his knees. All it will take is an agressive movement that his knees don't like and he could be out again.

    I didn't see exactly when it happend during the Murray AO match, but it did. So even imperceptible movements could take the knees out, and he has problems with BOTH Knees.

    If he gets pushed hard, those knees will likely flare up again, but will they be enough to cause him to quit like AO, we'll just have to wait and see. I don't think he wants to take any chances with them though.
     
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  12. Cyan

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    Good question.
     
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  13. sh@de

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    Correct answers! ^^
     
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  14. drakulie

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    This question is a bit premature. Lets wait until he loses (whenever that is).
     
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    If he loses, I'm certain they'll be bothering him.
     
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    He played 3 masters tournaments and it didn't seem to affect him. So my guess is throwing in 2 more weeks won't hurt him, especially seeing his draw. You might see a lot of goose eggs and straight sets.
     
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  17. kournacopia

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    Of course his knees will hold up. Why wouldn't they? What, were his knees injured them or something? :confused:
     
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    Bull's eye.
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    Although, I think the modern HGH can perform miracles, so I think all will be well in Nadal's camp for the next year or so.

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  19. bolo

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    Good question, but a better question is whether the fed. fanboys/girls nerves will hold up over the next month. ;)
     
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  20. Totai

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    Fed fanboys are fine. They got their FO and their 16 GS.

    Nadal's knees are also fine, he just needed time off last year to shoot the Shakira video, and the knees were a good excuse :)
     
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    According to Nadal:

    If he wins both then yes, otherwise no.
     
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  24. Mustard

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    Not as likely on the clay and grass. Those surfaces are far easier on the knees than hardcourts.

    Last year, Nadal injured his knee in the Rotterdam final and it got steadily worse match-on-match after his return.
     
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  25. nikdom

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    Interesting. Didn't know Nadal had pinpointed when he got 'injured' last year. Any links?
     
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  26. bizarre_opinion

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    how about an option that his knee problem is just a bullsh*t excuse for when he loses.
     
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    oh absolutely. He just lies and purposely skips tournaments.
     
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    You are right. And last year he didn't even enter to defend his Wimbledon title to make that excuse more believable. :roll:
     
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    Welcome back, Mr LoneWolf. :)
     
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    yeah, thats why he played 2 exo's before he skipped wimbledon. If he was really injured why did he play those exo's. The guy's a bullsh*tt*er, sorry but i don't buy all this talk about nadal being a genuine guy and all humble and stuff, actions speak louder then words, and it's quite abvious nadal is a fake.
     
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  31. nikdom

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    Who knows? He could've been felt humiliated getting beat by someone he hates and whom he bageled just a few weeks ago. Maybe he wanted to hide under his pillow and cry his heart out for weeks after R.G

    He certainly didn't look injured in any of his matches up to and including the defeat to Soderling. In fact, the last match before Sod, if I remember correctly, he beat up on Hewitt pretty handily.
     
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    Davydenko beat Gulbis at Indian Wells in 2 sets and after that he realized that his wrist was broken and that he has to skip a few tournaments, including Roland Garros.
    Simon was on a tennis court last weekend to see if his knees are ok, but he realized that he can't compete at RG.
     
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    I think he will hold up. He finally got his scheduling right after all these years.
     
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    So why did Nadal compete at R.G if he was injured? If you're on the court, don't make excuses. Or lose and give credit to your opponent. Soderling played very well you know, and got to the finals. So stop plying this injured excuse b.s. He lost, fair and square.
     
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    You realize he won Indian Wells, MC, Barcelona, and Rome after that? He also smoked his two opponents in Davis Cup and made the final of Madrid. So let me get this straight; he got injured in Rotterdam and it didn't effect him until 2 months later when he gets beat by Soderling after dominating the tour for those 2 months.
     
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    Because it's the French Open, where Nadal was 28-0 at the time. His clay-court form had been great yet again, with tournament wins in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome, with a runner-up finish in Madrid.

    I don't see how beating a player with an injury isn't beating someone fair and square. Tennis is a survival of the fittest. If you play, then your job is to beat your opponent, whatever shape you're both in. If you lose, tough.
     
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  39. aprilfool

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    Why would he sell his soul to someone that has ten less slams?
     
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  40. nikdom

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    From the very same article -

     
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    ROFL. You sir, are a genius!! :D :D
     
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  42. nikdom

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    We're in agreement then.
     
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    He got injured in the Rotterdam final against Murray, virtually walking through the final set as he was bagelled. Nadal took a few weeks off before he returned to action in Davis Cup.

    Nadal then played Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid and the French Open. Match-on-match, tournament-on-tournament, the knee pain returned and got worse and worse. That semi final in Madrid against Djokovic was the straw, camel, back moment. He's then as flat as a pancake against Federer in the Madrid final, loses an exhibition to Dabul at Roland Garros, and then plays mediocre at the start of his French Open defence, improving his form briefly before crashing out to Soderling.

    Nadal then pulls out of Queens, travels to Wimbledon and plays two exhibitions at Wimbledon against Hewitt and Wawrinka. Hewitt beats Nadal 6-4, 6-3 while Wawrinka beats Nadal 4-6, 7-6, 10-3 (C. Tiebreak). Nadal then concludes that he's in no shape to defend his Wimbledon title and withdraws.
     
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    Sorry mate but thats bullsh*t. Nadal is a first class bullsh*tt*r. When he came to wimbledon last year and had a hit with murray, murray was asked about how rafa was, and murray said he was moving fine and looked all good, yet he skipped wimbledon and made out he was injured, bullsh*t.

    Also, when he played roddick this year in miami, i think, he started punching his knee when roddick got a head, to make out to everyone that his knee was the problem, when he really got out played. I mean, come on, the guy is a fake. He comes out all humble in his press conferences, but comes out jumping on the court like a dog, fist pumps, leg ups, the lot. Sorry nadal fan's, your man's a fake.
     
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    LOL. That's a good comeback, I applaud you. :)
     
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    Thank you SP! :)

    It's a pleasure to be back, and I hope this time I'll behave.
     
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    I refuse to believe Rafa just didn't show for Wimbledon because he was a baby about his defeat against Soderling. I wouldn't believe even Fed capable of that sort of behavior, much less Rafa. As a matter of fact, I don't think anyone in the tour would refuse to defend a Wimbledon (or any other slam) championship because of being defeated in another slam.

    Nadal has said it many times by now. He's always in pain to one degree or another. He's said in interviews that he believes most elite athletes are in pain most of the time. And injuries are unpredictable. But if you want to speculate I can't prevent you from doing so. I don't have any problem taking Nadal's word for it though, so don't feel offended if I believe his words instead of buying your speculation.
     
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    You don't understand tendinitis well, do you? Some days, it won't affect you at all.
     
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  49. Chris Rizutto

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    No you wont. You will get banned again and then you will re register under a different name the way you probably have done a dozen times.
     
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    .....and 4 days into wimbledon he was on a practice court preparing for a davis cup match. Yeah, he was injured. :roll:
     
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