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Indian Wells Masters 1000

March 15, 2019
QF, Rafa vs Karen Khachanov

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Vamoss!


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Vaaaamoooos Rafa!!!!
 
well i've got a brain, unlike anyone who believes that Rafa's slow serving was an act :)
i bet another dumb human nature source says all Rafa's hardcourt injuries in 2018 were an act.....
They likely arent an act but there is a reason for people to think that way, dont you think? He had some pretty shady history with MTO's till AO 14 final which escalated in booes from arguably the greatest crowd out there.
 
For those who were doubtful about Miami, it is now clear. He will now next play on clay which means Miami is out. Right decision IMHO. Some rest and rehab will do the knee well. He has the whole clay season ahead to think of.

"What I gonna do is come back home and try to do a smooth transition to clay. Try to be 100% for the first event. That gonna be Monte-Carlo for me".

Get well soon Rafa! Vamos and see you on clay.
 
They likely arent an act but there is a reason for people to think that way, dont you think? He had some pretty shady history with MTO's till AO 14 final which escalated in booes from arguably the greatest crowd out there.
I don't believe he has had any shady history with regard to MTO's. If you were so inclined any player could be called out for taking dubious MTO's and that includes Federer. If you were able to play a few tournaments in Nadal's shoes then maybe you could make that judgement, but since that is unlikely no one can make that call. Only the player knows how much he is hurting.

As for the boos from the AO crowd , that was encouraged and escalated by Wawrinka having a temper tantrum and throwing his toys out if the pramThe crowd soon realised that they had been wrong and that Nadal was in fact injured.
 
It sucks. I had tickets and thought the first time I'd see Nadal was against Fed in a SF. Oh well life doesn't always work the way we want. It would have been great to see him play but frankly if he wasn't 100% then the decision is totally understandable. I wanted to see him win Miami but it seems like that one isn't meant to be.

All in all still good day. Crushed the casino at baccarat and the Vols won. Hopefully the final will be entertaining but I suspect Roger is going to process Thiem.
 
No, we couldn't care less about an easy walkover win. It's destroying Nadal and continuing the narrative that Fed has his number now late in his career that we care about and this would have been the perfect opportunity to do so. Nadal just had to weasel his way out.
So when Nadal was up 23-10, H2H didn't matter, now all of a sudden that Federer is beating Nadal and starting to errode the deficit, Fed fans now care about it?
 
I don't believe he has had any shady history with regard to MTO's. If you were so inclined any player could be called out for taking dubious MTO's and that includes Federer. If you were able to play a few tournaments in Nadal's shoes then maybe you could make that judgement, but since that is unlikely no one can make that call. Only the player knows how much he is hurting.

As for the boos from the AO crowd , that was encouraged and escalated by Wawrinka having a temper tantrum and throwing his toys out if the pramThe crowd soon realised that they had been wrong and that Nadal was in fact injured.
The boos were by Fedfans especially the Swiss. The Swiss are very boisterous when Fedr is playing. I sat next to them at the O2 once. They are very noisy. And Stan is Swiss.
 
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was the right decisson not to play....but its very sad of course.

it seems that his health gehts bader by any day. i mean the matches he played were not so intense and he don´t need to defence as hard as we know it.

i don´t think that he will be ready for clay....and fur sure not that planed schedule...
 
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