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The its a long time until Madrid thread.

Rafa news will be slow until Madrid. So all the discussion can be made in this thread.

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So I was wondering, did anyone else hear JMAc say that Rafa might have a stress fracture on his foot? It was during the Moya-Djokovic match. I was doing something else at the time and wasn't paying much attention to the commentary but my ears cought that according to a ...mysterious source that is the case.

When I heard it the image of Rafa feeling his foot during the last set of the Ferrer match came to my mind. It might well be just a rumor though (hopefully)...
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So I was wondering, did anyone else hear JMAc say that Rafa might have a stress fracture on his foot? It was during the Moya-Djokovic match. I was doing something else at the time and wasn't paying much attention to the commentary but my ears cought that according to a ...mysterious source that is the case.

When I heard it the image of Rafa feeling his foot during the last set of the Ferrer match came to my mind. It might well be just a rumor though (hopefully)...
I wouldn't know, we don't have Jmac commentary over here, but I also remember the image of Rafa's foot during the Ferrer match . Whatever it is/was I hope that during this period of time off his body will heal enough to keep it healthy throughout the next couple of tourny's

When is Madrid? I could look it up.... But I really don't want to right now So can anyone tell me?
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Re: The its a long time until Madrid thread.

I think it starts October 15th.

I hope he waits till then to play, rather than going to Bangkok as originally planned.
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I think it starts October 15th.

I hope he waits till then to play, rather than going to Bangkok as originally planned.
okay, thanks.

Don't think it'd be very smart if he starts playing too fast but... It's not really up to us is it ?
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When is Beijing? I hope Nadal's ok by then. I'd rather see him get some practice there.

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When is Beijing? I hope Nadal's ok by then. I'd rather see him get some practice there.
It's next week. But he won't play there for sure.
I expect him to play Bangkok starting at 24/09/2007,
Madrid, Paris and Shanghai until the end of the year.
Having in mind he will not win all these tournaments,
in fact he may even skip one of them, I think he will
not put too much pressure on his body by playing them.
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Re: The its a long time until Madrid thread.

Rafa is sort of caught between the famous "rock and a hard place." His body needs care and rest but his spirit needs a tournament win or at the very least some competions were his knees and cramping are not issues.

Hopefully his visit Monday to the Barcelona medical personnel will give him some answers. If we don't learn much before we should have some idea of Rafa's condition in about a week and half when he would need to leave for Bangkok. Personally I hope he rests until Madrid.

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It's next week. But he won't play there for sure.
I expect him to play Bangkok starting at 24/09/2007,
Madrid, Paris and Shanghai until the end of the year.
Having in mind he will not win all these tournaments,
in fact he may even skip one of them, I think he will
not put too much pressure on his body by playing them.
As long as he's not afraid of 'playing the game', literally and figuratively speaking, and learning how to adapt to hardcourts, I don't see any problem with him not winning. I just hope he ever gets the attitude of pulling out a tournaments because he knows he can't win them.
The more he plays, the better he'll get, if ever he is to get better. Won't get anywhere practicing against Tony, though.

...And he shouldn't be bothered about his H2H going down either.

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Re: The its a long time until Madrid thread.

I read somewhre a comment on what nadal should do to improve on hard courts, sounds interesting. He needs to stand a little further from the baseline when serving to the deuce court to be able to hit wide (sort of like jmac), he always seems to go down the middle on his first serve.

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I hope he will win in Madrid.

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Re: The its a long time until Madrid thread.

I think Rafa will play Madrid and Shanghai only..

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I hope he will win in Madrid.
Yeah, we kinda all want him to win. Duh

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I think Rafa will play Madrid and Shanghai only..
I also think so...

It's reeeaaally quiet here the last few days don't y'all think? Not that many posts. Ooh well...
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Re: The its a long time until Madrid thread.

any updates on what the doctor said the knees and etc.
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Re: The its a long time until Madrid thread.

^^ Apparently he's not going to the doctor until Wednesday. There was a report translated at vamosbrigade which quoted his doctor as saying the injury was the old one from 2005 (please just the tendonitis and not the foot stress fracture) and that eventually he will have to rethink his schedule. So, no, nothing new
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