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Old 01-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG View Post
Nadal said recently he has no idea when he'll retire, but knows that Rio 2016 is his top priority. When pressed for an age he might retire he said not sure maybe 31. He turns 31 in June 2017, but I tell you if he's still winning Roland Garros by then it would be very hard to retire knowing he'll be close to 20 slam titles. If he does retire at age 31 I think we'll see a comeback in his mid30s (and this makes sense as tendinitis reacts well to rest). Quite the opposite to Agassi's (sciatica) problems which sent Agassi into retirement with a lifetime limp. By the way, Federer, Djokovic and Murray have all had back problems. Nadal never has.
I think Rafa's injury problems are slightly more problematic than Fed,Djoko or Muzza
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