Nadal with no knee tape

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  1. zacinnc78

    zacinnc78 Professional

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    i just noticed it and had to look a couple times but,during the lapenti match i noticed no knee tape!!!
    weird looking indeed,i was thinking maybe it was because of the clay but it seems like he wore it even on clay last year ?discuss
     
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  2. dincuss

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    Maybe he had surgery done lately
     
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  3. pound cat

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    His knees must be better and that's good news.
     
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    He wears the tape on HC as a preventative measure due to the pounding nature of the surface. On clay is easy on the knees so no need for tape. I believe he wore it last year as he was experiencing some tendonitus so he hept it for clay court season. This year since he has worn it on HC no problems and thus no need for the tape.
     
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  5. AHSEagles2012

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    i heard a interview with mcenroe and nadal and that was one of the questions and he answered that he had knee probs and thats all he said......could it be just for comfort
     
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  6. fastdunn

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    tapes will hinder sliding just a little bit.
     
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    tapes are a miracle cure that alot of players are using today, but i cannot grasp how they can possible provide any support and assistance in the joint dmg they are supposed to help. shrug
     
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    It asborbs the shock.
     
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    The theory is that the tape lifts or separates the knee from the lower leg so provides additional cushion or keeps the knee from resting as heavily on the leg.
     
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  10. deltox

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    they wear that tape all over their body, ljubijic had it on his neck today
     
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    The knee tape is cool, although having a hairy leg would make it hurt after the match.
     
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  12. zacinnc78

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    well,i was noticing earlier this year the width of the tape he wears seemed to be growing(thicker,more tape lol) now all the sudden ,none,weird...
     
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    Nadal would've never needed tape if it wasn't for hardcourts.
     
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  14. beckham

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    Thats wierd, I kept looking at pics and thinking his shorts were funky, lol. Heres some pics:


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