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tusharlovesrafa 12-25-2012 04:17 AM

Rafa pulls out of Abu Dhabi touney!!!
 
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I am very disappointed that I will not be able to compete this year in Abu Dhabi. I was really excited about returning to play and I always have a wonderful experience at the event and this is the first time I will miss the tournament.

My rehab has gone well, my knee feels good and I was looking forward to competing. Unfortunately doctors have informed me that my body needs to rest in order to fight this stomach virus. I would like to say sorry to all my fans in the United Arab Emirates and around the world, but I hope to play and win in Abu Dhabi again next year.

Sad indeed!!!!!:(

tusharlovesrafa 12-25-2012 04:18 AM

.i hope he recovers quickly..

Bartelby 12-25-2012 04:23 AM

So next stop the AO?

Towser83 12-25-2012 04:28 AM

What news to get on Christmas day... and the wait goes on..

Razoredge 12-25-2012 04:28 AM

Crazy how he's going to win AO without any preparation at all.

tusharlovesrafa 12-25-2012 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Towser83 (Post 7078354)
What news to get on Christmas day... and the wait goes on..

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Originally Posted by Razoredge (Post 7078356)
Crazy how he's going to win AO without any preparation at all.

I have a feeling that he might pull out of AO too citing lack of match play as a reason...:cry:

RAFA2005RG 12-25-2012 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Razoredge (Post 7078356)
Crazy how he's going to win AO without any preparation at all.

Nadal already said he's aiming to be in form by the clay season (or I think he mentioned Indian Wells). So he isn't thinking about winning the AO. In 2012 before the AO he also said he wasn't thinking about winning the AO, because he had just begun playing with a heavier racquet and he said he'd need all of February to train with it before ready.

RAFA2005RG 12-25-2012 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by tusharlovesrafa (Post 7078360)
I have a feeling that he might pull out of AO too citing lack of match play as a reason...:cry:

Either that or he'll play Kooyong (the Kooyong organizers said Nadal was their top priority).

batz 12-25-2012 04:36 AM

What a scunner this is :( Was hoping to see a Rafa/Muzz battle on Friday.

Bartelby 12-25-2012 04:38 AM

That man's always having issues with his fabulous ***.

tusharlovesrafa 12-25-2012 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 7078365)
That man's always having issues with his fabulous ***.

You are sounding more like SoBad..:)

Hawkeye7 12-25-2012 04:39 AM

I miss him. :( Was really looking forward to seeing him in action again. I hope he plays Doha and AO.

Rocky89 12-25-2012 04:42 AM

I'm so bummed out about this :(

I was looking forward to his return. I know it's probably better for him and his knees in the long run, but goddammit this is disappointing.

Cup8489 12-25-2012 04:42 AM

....

I have that one, really bad feeling now.

Was Rosol Nadal's last match ever? I have that bad feeling.

Rocky89 12-25-2012 04:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Hawkeye7 (Post 7078368)
I miss him. :( Was really looking forward to seeing him in action again. I hope he plays Doha and AO.

I have a bad feeling he is going to withdraw a few days before the tournaments just like he is doing now.

Towser83 12-25-2012 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7078371)
....

I have that one, really bad feeling now.

Was Rosol Nadal's last match ever? I have that bad feeling.

if it really is a virus then maybe not. if its his knees then i would be worried.

Cup8489 12-25-2012 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Towser83 (Post 7078375)
if it really is a virus then maybe not. if its his knees then i would be worried.

I dunno. I just get the sense that.. how can he not be prepped by now? What more could he possibly do? We'll have a really definitive answer in a few weeks time.. but I just.. I kinda get the sense he wont be around till April... and only through June.

RAFA2005RG 12-25-2012 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7078371)
....

I have that one, really bad feeling now.

Was Rosol Nadal's last match ever? I have that bad feeling.

Yep, Nadal is about to retire because of a virus, yep, excellent posting as usual.

ollinger 12-25-2012 05:04 AM

None of these "medical announcements" should come as surprise. His legs will continue to be problematic, and we'll continue to hear bogus announcements -- "I would love to play in front of all my fans in Monte Carlo but I completely forgot about my accountant's son's bar mitzvah....."

gavna 12-25-2012 05:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocky89 (Post 7078374)
I have a bad feeling he is going to withdraw a few days before the tournaments just like he is doing now.

He said this week he doesn't expect his knee to be 100% until March........so expect lots last min pullouts and maybe some surprising losses for the 1st QTR of the year from him until clay.

He should dump the whole early hardcourt season anyway and save the knees until the soft stuff in March.


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