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Old 12-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Clarky21 View Post
I do think he would show up for the money if all he had was a stomach virus. Nadal(stupidly)played sicker than a dog in Doha in 2011, and I am certain the appearance fee he got for playing there had a whole lot to do with it.

I think his knee is still bothering him quite a bit and he used this as an excuse to get out of playing there. If Nadal were anywhere near ready to play he would have played Abu Dhabi. That appearance fee is far too large not to.
He sounded very sure just a few days ago that he was going to play and decide if to play Doha/AO based on how he felt. Hard to think his knee could have gotten worse...

Originally Posted by mistik View Post
You forgot one thing.He promoted this event and there are some serious number of people out there who bought tickets to watch him play,now they have to watch other players and matches.I wont be surprised ıf he took some serious money out of this.
He isn't going to play the event, he's surely not getting paid.
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