Nadal’s Own Doctor Disagrees with Him

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Yeah - slowed down. Thus points are longer; more abuse of the body.

Hardcourts were in abundance before Nadal joined the tour. In fact with the added Golden Swing there may have been a net increase in Clay events.
Fair point, but the doctor ain't time specific.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
All you need to do is take a wonder drug like Meldonium and all these issues go away.

the article is really not that long
""There have been many changes in this sport (racquet material, surfaces, speed of the game, training systems) and that price is being paid by players in the form of injuries,” Cotorro said at the MAPFRE Clinic for Tennis Medicine in Madrid."
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Fair point, but the doctor ain't time specific.
Not going too far out on a limb that it’s in the context of Nadal’s career.

Tio Toni is going to contract a hit out for this Cotorro fellow before the end of the day.
Or at least have him slapped around for not reading and reciting the agreed upon script.

Uncle Toni tailored his style of play to clay; probably never thought he’d be this successful or last this long (let’s not forget he turned pro at 16, so almost half his life now). The family should let Rafa retire and fish.
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
Not going too far out on a limb that it’s in the context of Nadal’s career.

Or at least have him slapped around for not reading and reciting the agreed upon script.

Uncle Toni tailored his style of play to clay; probably never thought he’d be this successful or last this long (let’s not forget he turned pro at 16, so almost half his life now). The family should let Rafa retire and fish.
is rafa being held hostage by his own family? :eek:
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Yes, well, players are supposed to have some input into racquet development, but it would appear not.

He's referring to the stiffness of modern racquets and strings. Go play with a babolat strung with full poly and compare the stiffness to an old prestige classic strung with gut.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa bashers' ability to make up stories never ceases to amaze me! :eek:
There is no connection between the title of the thread and Dr.Cotorro's opinion quoted in the article linked to the OP.

Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro attended the launching ceremony of the Clínica Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis's (CMMT) clinic in Madrid on Monday. It's the CMMT's second clinic in Spain. The first CMMT's clinic was founded by Dr. Cotorro, along with Spanish insurance company Mapfre, in Barcelona in 2008. And Dr. Cotorro talked at the ceremony why the second clinic is needed:
"...developments in technology is causing tennis players more injuries at younger ages."
"There have been many changes in this sport (racquet material, surfaces, speed of the game, training systems) and that price is being paid by players in the form of injuries.”
“These are new injuries and are increasingly affecting more of the younger players."
“We have to work to be a benchmark in sports medicine in Madrid.”

Rafa & Dr. Cotorro at the launching ceremony of the clinic in Madrid on February 5, 2018:
 
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Attila_the_gorilla

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The issue is that hard courts have been very slow all across the board. Playing long rallies, all the impact on the hard surface is really bad for your joints.
 

2good4U

Professional
Nutrition, and the lack thereof, is the primary cause, with exposure to toxins a major secondary one.

Just watching all the pros suck water out of a plastic bottle, with it's BPA's, tells me that.

And then there's Nadal's profuse sweating and love of toxin-filled seafood.

It's hard to stay healthy when nutrition is lacking and toxins are not.
 

letstakeourshirtsoff

Professional
ah yes, the good ole' vitamins...
millions of young guns trying to get buffed... listen up kids! if you take your vitamins just like uncle toni told you, you can have your 'explosion' as well.
 
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