Nadal's longetivity

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  1. bammbamm

    bammbamm New User

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    I'm a fan of both Fed and Nadal. But I don't know how long his body, bones, ligaments, shoulders can hold up for many years. His style is grueling. Compare this to Fed's smooth, graceful movements - this might give him a longer playing time. I play like Nadal with lots of power and chasing balls around and it is really taxing. I wish I'm smoother but it's hard to change.

    Do you think he'll last to win lots more slams?
     
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  2. fps

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    I think Nadal's willingness to improve his tennis skills will stand him in good stead, but it's hard to see his body taking this much of a pounding for more than another 5 years... that said, he's got some serious genetic pedigree!
     
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  3. naffi

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    Tennis is taxing for any professional. As much as Federer plays, he could also be at risk.

    http://www.tenniswithattitude.blogspot.com

     
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  4. quest01

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    I think Nadal will end up like Gustavo Kuerten which also played a grueling physical style who ended up with injury problems.
     
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  5. tennis_hand

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    well, didn't nadal's knees have some problems in the final? he had one of his knees wrapped.
     
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  6. Mad iX

    Mad iX Semi-Pro

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    He probably should rest a bit more and concentrate of the slams.
    He had a really gruelling clay season which imo definitely accounts for his first loss to Fed on the dirt.
     
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  7. superman1

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    Injury will take him out young, I predict. You could tell that the injury weighed on his mind. When he gets a slightly more serious injury, it's going to hurt him so much mentally that he'll lose his edge.
     
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  8. roysid

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    He had a career threatening injury in 2005. he's come back. but the danger is always there.
     
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  9. keithchircop

    keithchircop Professional

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    the way he plays he'll burnt out quicker. just look at courier's 4 year career.
     
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