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Old 12-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by sportsfan1 View Post
The only correct option is a) "No mention of the injury at all, completely dismiss any connection between injury and loss. Dont talk about it even if brought up.", much like Rafa did after his loss to Ferrer in the the AO. Anything that's said about an injury, even if true, just makes it sound like an excuse.
Huh ? That was probably the only time he was genuinely injured during a match and it showed to some extent during the match. He made it more than obvious during the entire match through his actions that he pulled a muscle or something in one of those brutal rallies in the first set, so there was no need for him to give a detailed report on his injury during the PC. The whole world saw it and the press would write about it anyway, so the loss was justified and attributed to injury without him uttering a word about it officially.

On the other hand, after sweeping most of the clay season, winning RG with the loss of one set, entering singles and doubles in Halle and looking fully fit running like a rabbit showing no signs of injury while getting outplayed by Rosol, thereafter slowly leaking 'injury' reports to the media over the next few months to handle the embarrassment of losing to a #100 player - now that is something else. No one but the Nadal camp does that, over and over again after every shocking loss.

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