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posted Sep 30, 2009

Nothing wrong with him playin it,even if he wins aus again. As long as he doesnt play in dubai,

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posted Sep 30, 2009

It is sticking by the rules and being sensible about it which I have nothing against rafa playing in rotterdam as it fills his ATP 500 comittments.

Nadal won't play in Dubai the two weeks after due to davis cup commitments vs switzerland

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Sigh. Dont know what to make of it. He plays there because he likes the tournament and the people at Rotterdam loves him? Or because of some other reasons? Seems that he did not learn a lesson after what happened this year. Have to wait and see how's his full calendar next year, seriously dont know how the Nadal camp thinks and what they're trying to achieve.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

No, that's fine, just have to see what he does for the rest. No Dubai the next week then it's OK, and cut down on the clay matches as well. As far as I can see Rafa's 250's are should be Doha then Queens/Halle
His 500's are Rotterdam, Monte Carlo Valencia(1 after US of course) and Hamberg(week tournie and in middle of nothing)
His 1000's are Miami, Indy, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, cincy, Shanghi, and Paris, and WTF.
Stops him overloading him self hopefully. Do you agree or disagree with this, also he should get rid of that exhibtion at he played in this year in Abu Dhabi

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Nothing wrong with him playin it,even if he wins aus again. As long as he doesnt play in dubai,
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It was playing this that started all the problems and forced him out of Dubai !

The Guy's an idiot.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Unless he stops playing at Dubai, skips Barcelona and replace it with Hamburg, then I find that it makes sense. If he is still having the same calendar of events like this year, then like what Duggie says, he is really an idiot!!

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posted Sep 30, 2009

It is sticking by the rules and being sensible about it
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Nothing to do with sticking by the rules - all of his problems have been caused by poor scheduling and playing events too close together.

So if he's serious about the AO and does well including his usual attritional marathons - he will rush straight into another H/C event - great treatment for tendinitis.

Oh dont forget to play doubles again Rafa doh

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Of course,he will have to play some 500s,that's not the point.But Rotterdam is too early after Melbourne,he should rest a bit after playing in Melbourne.Playing Dubai could be ok as it's later in the calendar. I have to agree with duggie about him being an idiot and I say this as a diehard Rafa fan.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Well duggie, do you suggest he sits at home from aus until indian wells?

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posted Sep 30, 2009

The lure of Krajicek's wallet again.

Theres an enormous grin illuminating Basel tonight.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

I must also add, although we would like to see it NO DOUBLES for Rafa

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posted Sep 30, 2009

No comment.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Well duggie, do you suggest he sits at home from aus until indian wells?
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No I suggest he does exactly this and sits at home for RG/Queens/Wimby again.

Meanwhile the sensible ones will miss the piddly Rotterdam - play Dubai and then go USA - allowing time in between events.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Well probably Nadal wouldn't expect himself to go far next year at the AO! On top of that, I find him so eager to play at Beijing next week quite puzzling, why cant he rest for one more week at least, if he doesn't want to miss Shanghai, and then play at Valencia to make up for missing Beijing. The guy and his team is crazy, pushing his body to the limit and allowing his body little rest. If he is my nephew or my son I would have stopped him right away!! Unbelievably puzzling!!

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Belovedluckyboy- nadal isnt going to skip barcelona, if his even half fit. And fair enough, winning you local tourney is only below winning a slam in value, even if its only a 500

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posted Sep 30, 2009

rafa should not even bother trying to play anything apart from slams, masters, a wimbledon prep and an australina open prep. How him and his team have not realised this yet is amazing to me.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Although they are all the same amount of pointsd, only a mug would play Rotterdam, as it is the lowest paying. If Rafa wanted an easy time then Memphis, a week before Dubai, doesn't pay as much but is an easier field to get thorugh

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posted Sep 30, 2009

And fair enough, winning you local tourney is only below winning a slam in value, even if its only a 500
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What !! - cramming has cost him 3 slam attempts this year.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Nadals season for me should go, chennai, aus, rotterdam, indian w, miami, mc,barca, rome, madrid, f.o., queens, wimby, washington, toronto, cincy, u.s., and no one cares after that. Ive probably set it wrong points wise, but who thinks im wrong?

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Although they are all the same amount of pointsd, only a mug would play Rotterdam, as it is the lowest paying
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Its the MASSIVE attendance fee that Krajicek waves around - it wont be two and fourpence winkeye

So much for all this better scheduling cr@p from Team Nadal.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Cant agree there duggie, nadal has the planning right, and i believe we might see a more offensive nadal next year to minimize court time

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posted Sep 30, 2009

but who thinks im wrong?
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Yep thats pretty much what Beggared him up this year.

Same again - that'll do nicely - he still hasnt recovered this year.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

kingraf I know he wouldn't want to miss Barcelona, and he wouldn't want to miss Monte Carlo (he won his first Masters shield there), he wont miss Rome (as I think its being mentioned that Rome is the best place to prepare for FO) and he wont miss Madrid either (his home tourny)! So? Practically everything on clay he cant miss!! Maybe he'll play all these and miss the French Open!! Additional bonus for doing that, miss Wimbledon!!

Give up on him, even though I still love him as he is my favourite player, and love the good nature that he is, even though I consider him really a stupid boy!


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posted Sep 30, 2009

Cant agree there duggie, nadal has the planning right, and i believe we might see a more offensive nadal next year to minimize court time
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Thats right, kingraf vamos - ignore the evidence of what exactly caused the problems this year.

Still, give him more time for fishing again

What was that film(s) that made Charles Bronson career?

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Well I decided to comment afterall. Kingraf, don't think Washy will be on his list. And I'm sure he'll play a tourno Down Under, whether an exo or the serious stuff. And the year he won Wimby he signed up for Stuttgart (after Wimby) as well, but he pulled out. So he might do another minor clay tourno after Wimby, then go to America to play 1000s and USO. Cry your hearts out Rafatitas. <waa>

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posted Sep 30, 2009

'40 Second Serve'?

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posted Sep 30, 2009

"Nadals season for me should go, chennai, aus, rotterdam, indian w, miami, mc,barca, rome, madrid, f.o., queens, wimby, washington, toronto, cincy, u.s., and no one cares after that. Ive probably set it wrong points wise, but who thinks im wrong?"

ermmm,that was exactly the schedule for this year.If you think this year was a nice year for you as a Rafa fan,then I'll admit you're right.

"Give up on him, even though I still love him as he is my favourite player, and love the good nature that he is, even though I consider him really a stupid boy!"

exactly my feelings belovedluckyboy,he's still my favorite but I give up too...doh

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posted Sep 30, 2009

It seems perhaps that Rafa has done a career's worth of damage in half the time, and now is stuck in a place where not enough play is not enough to keep him match fit and in form, whereas enough to maintain the former is too much for his body.

I doubt he will win OZ this year, and so an earlier exit will give him enough time before Rotterdam. If he thinks like this too then it may not be such an odd move.

The rest of the season is more important, but I honestly can't see him voluntarily ending his 5 year stint as MonteCarlo-Barcelona champ. He probably still secretly wants to win all of the major clay events in one season and sees his opportunities fading...

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posted Sep 30, 2009

I don't see why this is bad news, for me it's good news. nadal is obviously fit and know best .
I can't believe some people here getting silly over the guy's scheduling...

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posted Sep 30, 2009

I never get that emoticon right! grr I meant wah

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posted Sep 30, 2009

That's stupid, think about what I came up with for a schedule instead of inventing stuff which is this years

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posted Sep 30, 2009

nadal is obviously fit and know best .
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Perhaps you haven't been following events since April ?

Fit ??

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posted Sep 30, 2009

If he's scheduled to play in Rot. he IS fit and who is anyone here to say he's not.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

"I doubt he will win OZ this year, and so an earlier exit will give him enough time before Rotterdam. If he thinks like this too then it may not be such an odd move"

hmm,no,that would be even more weird.If he starts to enter to tournaments (especially Grand Slams) thinking that he'll lose early or he won't win,then he shouldn't play at all.That would be a more worrying sign for me as a fan. Even before this US Open without being on his best form,he said that he came to New York to win the tournament. That should be the attitude,not just for him but for all the professional players.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

nole, do you seriously think Nadal is fully fit and in tip top condition? He's training in Majorca now and was saying he still felt a bit of pain (in the abdominal area) but was eager to go to Beijing next week. There is a video about his training on his website, I think (cant remember which website I went to anyway and he was interviewed in his native language and somebody did a translation on that interview into English somewhere & elsewhere). Really puzzling!

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posted Sep 30, 2009

If he's scheduled to play in Rot. he IS fit and who is anyone here to say he's not.
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Er didnt he pull out of Tokyo because of an abdominal muscle tear ?

Is his participation in Beijing still a slight question mark ?

Did I dream the two months out with tendinitis caused by an over aggressive schedule ?

Silly me.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Quite right, sister. All the players know that winning one match towards the business end of a slam exceeds the effort of winning a 250, sometimes more than twice so.

I certainly take his commitment seriously, as he will be the draw card for this event (with all due respect to Novak Djokovic).

Perhaps he knows his fitness better than we do, but based on what we know to have happened this year - a year that he started on the back of a prolonged lay-off at the end of 2008 - I'm baffled by this decision.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

So, what should he do , eh?
Nadal needs to quit hard courts ? doh
Give it a REST Guys sleepy

I have watched Nadal enough to know His fitness levels are very good. Rafa knows how to compete and that's the way he beats Roger time and again. i've always admired his fitness, ... Maybe now he's not as fit as he really wants to be and Bad Things that can happen to you. He has been unlucky with injuries this year, But this is tennis and this is Nadal, so who knows?.

Good luck RAFA And please stay out of 606, there are so many doctors here grr

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posted Sep 30, 2009

NovemberRain, please dont get angry. We're concerned about the boy and wish he doesn't do anything foolish. We want him to do well in his career and dont wish to see him messing up his schedule and shortening his career.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Nadal needs to quit hard courts ?
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Did anyone say that ??

He finished 2008 exhausted and with an enforced layoff.

This year has been a disaster,injury wise since Madrid in MAY !

He cant beat Federer ( not that its relevant to this discussion) if he's forced out of playing - especially the big ones.

It is about his scheduling and cramming events on top of each other when you have a chronic ailment like tendinitis that needs to be managed.

You dont need to be a doctor to see the blindingly obvious chain of events this year and the causes.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Look, with the exception of djokovic, the entire top 4 has health issues. Murray, wrist fed, back, nadal, at the moment abdominal strain. Should they all change their year plans?

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Should they all change their year plans?
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Fed did to strengthen his back problems and has just pulled out of Asia to pace himself.

Murray has pulled out from Tokyo.

Its not Nadal's abdomen - its severe tendinitis - a chronic condition which is exacerbated by over play and poor scheduling.

Its what caused the problems this year and the effects are STILL being felt.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Well, nadal himself dropped of tokyo. He only has has two months of tennis left, then a month off,

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Nadal dropped of Tokyo? I thought he is scheduled to play Beijing? Tokyo and Beijing are played in the same week, so impossible for him to play both.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Oops, right, he dropped out of something or other, thats historically meaningless

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posted Sep 30, 2009

He dropped out of Bangkok this week, kingraf.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Nadal never withdrew from Tokyo,he didn't plan to play there at the first place.He will play (I think it's official now) in Beijing next week.

look NovemberRain,I know you're a very loyal Rafa fan,I'm too,that's why I wanna watch him as long as possible instead of him playing as many tournaments as he can and destoying his body.I wanna watch his best as much as possible.I don't get it why some people here got so annoyed and angry by these comments,if you're not annoyed by this decision,that's fine but why is it weird that some of his fans are questioning his decisions? I don't get it.

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posted Sep 30, 2009

Right, was spot on about it being historically meaningless.

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posted Sep 30, 2009


Well, nadal himself dropped of tokyo. He only has has two months of tennis left, then a month off,
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It was Bangkok through injury and it has nothing to do with the ongoing tendinitis problems caused by overplay and poor scheduling.















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posted Sep 30, 2009

My point is his season is nearly done, and he can relax, and fish, then come back next year

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