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Old 12-30-2012, 02:29 AM   #35
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Tommy Haas is a player who has twice had more than 12 months off due to injury, was never able to win a Grand Slam tournament, and never got to number 1. His highest career ranking was in 2002. In 2012, at age 34 and 10 years past his peak as a player he was able to get back to number 21 in the world. His record is decidedly modest in comparison to Nadal. It suggests that as a much younger man, and a vastly superior player coming off a shorter lay off, Nadal should be able to get back to the very top. Knee and desire permitting.
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