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Apun94 08-14-2012 04:32 PM

Rafa should save his knees and skip rest of the year?
 
Since he has VERY few points post USO to defend, and the way this injury just doesnt seem to go, how about Nadal skipping the last 4 months or so, give himself about a 2.5 months break and then have a go. I mean this injury (he is doubtful for USO also) seems more dangerous than all the previous ones. His knees are only going to get worse during the HC season coming up. Sure, he should play USO but give his knees a rest after that, no? He isnt likely to be winning a lot after USO anyway... Or maybe play the WTF since this is the only big thing he has to yet to win...

Zarfot Z 08-14-2012 04:35 PM

With every passing day, it's looking more and more likely he'll skip the US Open. His stubborn uncle has finally realized that poor Rafa's knees simply cannot keep up with the strain. The wise thing would definitely be to skip USO, and see where things lead off from there.

Seany 08-14-2012 04:39 PM

His career is almost over anyway, may as well just go out there and see if he can grind out a couple more slam victories somehow. He will just get way worse with age. Or just play the clay Swing every year, and skip the rest of the season.

Apun94 08-14-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Zarfot Z (Post 6806755)
With every passing day, it's looking more and more likely he'll skip the US Open. His stubborn uncle has finally realized that poor Rafa's knees simply cannot keep up with the strain. The wise thing would definitely be to skip USO, and see where things lead off from there.

But skipping USO would be huge, no? I mean it seems kind of unnecessary IMHO, because he has like 4 months to rest after that if he wants to. He is not defending anything right now and even if his knees do get screwed up again after USO, then he has plenty of time to treat them... I mean he is only playing 7 matches at the most. (maybe 12 if he plays WS)

PeteD 08-14-2012 04:43 PM

Pete and Johnny Mac, both rather good at seeing things on court, have both mentioned they thought Nadal was too rough on his body and would eventually face severe physical problems.

Disgruntled Worker 08-14-2012 04:46 PM

Nadal will win the US Open and you'll look like a complete idiot once again...

Cup8489 08-14-2012 05:05 PM

I wonder if this is the issue Nadal mentioned in his book, the result of using custom shoes to alleviate the pain in his foot? IIRC the prediction was that eventually he would have to deal with knee and back issues.

Sabratha 08-14-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 6806813)
I wonder if this is the issue Nadal mentioned in his book, the result of using custom shoes to alleviate the pain in his foot? IIRC the prediction was that eventually he would have to deal with knee and back issues.

I'd say that's a bit part of the problem.

kishnabe 08-14-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Disgruntled Worker (Post 6806780)
Nadal will win the US Open and you'll look like a complete idiot once again...

There more chance of you being an idiot than the OP!

******* camp mades predictions that Nadal will win Wimbledon last year and this year and they were wrong on both counts.

Eventually they get it right at the FO.

Apun94 08-14-2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Disgruntled Worker (Post 6806780)
Nadal will win the US Open and you'll look like a complete idiot once again...

If that happens, that will have to be a big surprise considering his fitness and lack of match practice. For the first time, I would love to be an idiot if that happens!

Tammo 08-14-2012 06:33 PM

Maybe Young could beat Nadal at USO??????

Big_Dangerous 08-14-2012 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Tammo (Post 6806987)
Maybe Young could beat Nadal at USO??????

That would be hilarious.

syke 08-14-2012 06:53 PM

Maybe Nadal should consider early retirement. I am sure he wouldn't want to spend the remaining years of his life on a wheelchair.

7 FO titles are more than enough.

Seany 08-14-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Big_Dangerous (Post 6807025)
That would be hilarious.

These boards would just be flooded to the max with ******* threads if Young were to end his streak that way, could you imagine...

AnotherTennisProdigy 08-14-2012 07:03 PM

I agree with the OP, it would be best for Nadal to skip this one and get ready for 2013. This injury seems much more serious than usual. No point in running the risk of damaging his knees further for the sake of a tournament that he has little chance of winning (think how long the 2009 hiatus was). Besides, he has little chance of surpassing Federer and Djokovic at this point of the year now that we're approaching the indoor season soon.

Bartelby 08-14-2012 07:06 PM

Points to defend at the USO?

Its also worth a lot of money and fame.

Nadal could come back fresh for Paris and London.

Tony48 08-14-2012 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Tammo (Post 6806987)
Maybe Young could beat Nadal at USO??????

97% sure this would send Nadal into retirement.

OKUSA 08-14-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony48 (Post 6807111)
97% sure this would send Nadal into retirement.

95% sure it would send anyone into retirement

Sid_Vicious 08-14-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by OKUSA (Post 6807122)
95% sure it would send anyone into retirement

Wawrinka must have no shame.

big ted 08-14-2012 07:44 PM

why are you all saying this injury is so serious? it doesnt seem worse than his 2009 injury. he did play wimbledon, even if he was injured he lost a close match to a very hot player. he withdrew from the olympics but if it was a gs tournament i think he would have played.


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