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US Open 2009 * Game over for Rafa :(

Right, since nobody seems to be eager to start this one , I'll volunteer for the "shoot the messenger" job. Let's get this thing started, shall we?


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Men's singles draw (pdf file)

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RAFA TO STAR IN NEW YORK CITY CHALLENGE

New York, August 25th 2009

Tennis greats, Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, Roger Federer and John McEnroe will gather Wednesday, August 26, in the heart of New York City to challenge local youth tennis players and the general public to try their hand at experiencing what it’s like to return a pro serve.

Hundreds of tennis fans and youth from New York Parks and Rec, Athletes for Charity, and Mentoring USA will be treated to inspirational tennis tips and guidance from Federer, Nadal, Williams, and McEnroe.

Three youth, representing each organization in attendance, will also have a chance to win a donation for their group by returning serves from a tennis serve-simulator set to mimic the powerful shots of the pros. In addition, Nike, for the first time will unveil each athletes look for the 2009 U.S. Open.

Vamos Rafa!
Source: www.rafaelnadal.com

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Nadal suffers minor abdominal discomfort

The Mallorcan tennis player, Rafael Nadal suffered a small muscle discomfort in the abdominal area due to its inactivity in the past two months. Which did not allowed him a fluid movement of fluid in the semifinals match agaist Novak Djokovic. The world number three, who is in New York had to do different promotional events, went to a medical facility to find out the real extent of the disruptions. Tests showed that he suffers a small micro tear in the abdominal area should not affect him for the start of the U.S. Open next week
(for all the "the excuse is ready" mugs out there: read: "should NOT")

Source: Mallorca Esports + credit to www.vamosbrigade.com and to meriko in particular.

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Rafa is going to blog again for The Times:
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rafa's back.

Send him your questions
E-mail your question to Rafa: rafa@timesonline.co.uk

The wait is over. Rafael Nadal makes his eagerly-anticipated return to grand-slam tennis at the US Open starting on Monday.

The former world No 1 missed two months of the season to recover from tendinitis in both knees and in that time Roger Federer won Wimbledon and Andy Murray became the world No 2, with the Briton establishing himself as the leading challenger to Federer for the US Open title.

Rafa made his tour comeback at the Montreal Masters event earlier this month and looked more like his old self despite losing to Juan Del Potro in the quarter-finals. The six-times grand-slam winner went a stage further at the Cincinnati Masters (right), but was convincingly beaten by Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

Can Rafa go one better at Flushing Meadows? Find out as he keeps you up to date with daily notes on how he's feeling, what he's doing and who he's been seeing. Nadal will also answer those pressing questions that you've always wanted to ask.

E-mail him now (rafa@timesonline.co.uk) and stay tuned for Nadal's first post.
http://timesonline.typepad.com/rafae...questions.html

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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

final, i can't wait to confirm with hema. she taking her sweet ass time
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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

Our boi is back in a GS

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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

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(for all the "the excuse is ready" mugs out there: read: "should NOT")
Like the knee shouldn't have been a problem for RG after Toni accidentlly let it slip to the press that it was ?

Adam made me see the errors of my way last night, I should have started the thread!
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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

Save the trolling for another place, Claire.
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(for all the "the excuse is ready" mugs out there: read: "should NOT")

Source: Mallorca Esports + credit to www.vamosbrigade.com and to meriko in particular.
The excuse is for the lost match against Djokovic( did not allow for fluid movement in that match) not for the upcoming USOpen. And I am not trolling. Rafa is an excuse machine

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final, i can't wait to confirm with hema. she taking her sweet ass time
Final it is. You are almost ready to be my apprentice

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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

No, but you're a Fedtard ass kisser, Tennizen.

I'm going to be in a bloody foul mood in this thread, I can sense it.
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No, but you're a Fedtard ass kisser, Tennizen.

I'm going to be in a bloody foul mood in this thread, I can sense it.
You leave that to me to decide, Hilde. And as for you foul mood, for some strange reason, I could not care less

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I could not care less
I didn't exactly suggest that you should/could care but good on you for telling me so anyway.
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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

put me down for qf.
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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

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Right, since nobody seems to be eager to start this one , I'll volunteer for the "shoot the messenger" job. Let's get this thing started, shall we?
Fearless thread starting.


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(for all the "the excuse is ready" mugs out there: read: "should NOT")
I've been anxious since I learned he'd been taped even in Montreal. Abdominal injuries, even ones that "should not" be a factor are worrisome. But even without any injury or injury layoff, these N. Am. hardcourts are a challenge for Rafa.



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Like the knee shouldn't have been a problem for RG after Toni accidentlly let it slip to the press that it was ?
At least Rafa doesn't bawl at trophy presentations when he loses.

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The excuse is for the lost match against Djokovic( did not allow for fluid movement in that match) not for the upcoming USOpen. And I am not trolling. Rafa is an excuse machine


Yeah. Federina too.
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Save the trolling for another place, Claire.
Don't adress us in this thread if you don't want us to reply

Unless you were talking about all the other Nadalhaters who post in his forum.
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Re: US Open 2009 - Vamos, Hopp, Hop, Go, Allez (... you get the drift) RAFA

I didn't address you in this thread. You replied to my post for trolling purposes.

Furthermore, as you damn well know but you're only trying to wind me up , "nadalhaters" are accepted in the chat thread (well, haters within reason, I should hope) . In other areas, the player forum rules still apply.

Now, go play elsewhere.

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Don't adress us in this thread if you don't want us to reply

Unless you were talking about all the other Nadalhaters who post in his forum.
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I'm saying SF for now.
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