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sureshs 03-02-2013 08:12 PM

Rafa to play in IW!
 
At least that is what the commentators in Acapulco are saying now!

eliars 03-02-2013 08:13 PM

For real? That's GREAT news!

sureshs 03-02-2013 08:15 PM

They said he is going to play, he loves the place, etc.

Finally I am happy that I purchased tickets. I was afraid of a very low level of tennis if Rafa does not show up.

Sid_Vicious 03-02-2013 08:33 PM

Nadal likes playing hard to get with tournament directors.

sureshs 03-02-2013 08:33 PM

Yup they confirmed that he said he is going to be in IW next week

The King is back!

Say Chi Sin Lo 03-02-2013 08:39 PM

Isn't this what we heard about the USO 2012, Winter 2012 indoor season, WTF 2012, and AO 2013?

I'll believe when I see it at this point.

iradical18 03-02-2013 08:39 PM

Wow that's great news, definitely didn't expect that. I hope it doesn't aggravate his knee or end in another injury.

Clarky21 03-02-2013 08:53 PM

Bad move. He's just going to tear up his knee again grinding away on those slow hardcourts with nothing to show for it. If he falls in ****'s half of the draw, may God have mercy on him because he's going to get slaughtered out there.

NLBwell 03-02-2013 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iradical18 (Post 7247671)
Wow that's great news, definitely didn't expect that. I hope it doesn't aggravate his knee or end in another injury.

I would have rather seen him skip these and go to the European clay and have a better chance to get all the way through the year. He obviously wants to play, though.

Murrayfan31 03-02-2013 09:05 PM

Bye bye knees. :)

big ted 03-02-2013 09:16 PM

wow hes damned if he does and damned if he doesnt here. if he skips it they say hes using his knees as an excuse, if he plays it they say its a mistake and will ruin his knees. make up your minds people

Goosehead 03-02-2013 09:17 PM

Hello Fedal QF or SF match..(could be).

NLBwell 03-02-2013 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big ted (Post 7247699)
wow hes damned if he does and damned if he doesnt here. if he skips it they say hes using his knees as an excuse, if he plays it they say its a mistake and will ruin his knees. make up your minds people

I said at the time that he said that he would skip Indian Wells that I thought it was a wise move.

Bri-guy 03-02-2013 09:49 PM

Woo! That's fun!

I saw him in IW last year for the first time. Wouldn't mind doing it again!


Cesc Fabregas 03-02-2013 11:34 PM

Good decision, if he feels any pain in his kness he can skip Miami.

Tony48 03-03-2013 12:17 AM

I'll believe it when I see it. He hasn't played a HC match since....lol, I don't even remember. Was it some match in Miami before he withdrew or something?

zagor 03-03-2013 12:34 AM

Would be good for the game to see Nadal back in the mix for all surfaces.

batz 03-03-2013 12:51 AM

This is great news. Apparently, Larry Ellison gives Rafa his house to use while him and his team are in IW - he's well looked after there.

I still wouldn't rule out a withdrawal after spending a few days in IW.

MichaelNadal 03-03-2013 01:00 AM

Rafa confirming he's going to IW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWjuR...e_gdata_player

*Sparkle* 03-03-2013 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big ted (Post 7247699)
wow hes damned if he does and damned if he doesnt here. if he skips it they say hes using his knees as an excuse, if he plays it they say its a mistake and will ruin his knees. make up your minds people

I don't think that "people" need to make up their singular minds. Some people think one thing, and some other people think the opposite.

When he says he'll do A, the people who approve of A cheer, and the people who disapprove boo. When he says he'll do B, the people who approve of B cheer, and the people who disapprove of B boo.

I'll still wait for him to turn up and play before I'll be sure it's happening, but I can see him giving it a decent go, with the knowledge he can pull out of Miami.

He should at least try out his knee on a hard-court before announcing that it's too painful. He doesn't have much to lose, if he plays rubbish, he can blame it on the change of surface and it aggravating his injury. If he doesn't go, it will look like he's dodging the surface he's not good at, and he risks missing out on a lot of points.


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