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Nadal: "I've thought on withdrawing from US Open"

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Rafael Nadal solved in a hard time the first round of US Open after defeating Australia of South African origin Alun Jones 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. After the match, he's revelaed that the left knee injury suffered last Sunday made him consider to withdraw from the American tournament.

"Two days ago I considered to withdraw. But yesterday and today I already had decided to play because I was feeling better", has said the Balearic player who will play against against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in the second round. "After suffering a sharp pain now I have a tendon more inflamated than the normal. That obliges me to force the other leg, the one that I injured in Wimbledon".

"The only way to heal it is resting but it's difficult to stop now. In a Grand Slam you have to play 100% and all of us like to be part of this type of meets. You can't do anything. It's an important tournament for everybody, but I'm calm because I did what I could". The number two of the World has explained that against Alun Jones "i've haven't felt pain because I've not looked for it either. I've tried to not force or stop abruptly". The Spanird hopes he gets better in the following days "I hope to improve to give more than today. From two days to now I've improved a lot. I have tomorrow and Friday (I play at night) to recover. Playing this way is not good. If you are 100% you get out".

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It would be a wise decision...
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ohhh no, his big ass will be gone and the field will be depleted of back-licious-ness. well, i guess andy's ass will do fine
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without Rafa US Open is not worth watching

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ohhh no, his big ass will be gone and the field will be depleted of back-licious-ness. well, i guess andy's ass will do fine
I could see it in his face in the last match that the injury could warrant this...i dont wish this on him at all but he should know whats best to do...
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Fucking pull out, man. In fact. Nadal needs to take the rest of the year off and come back in Australia.

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Withdraw, he can't gave his best efforts and is only cheating himself by playing.

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I've translated it. A quick and quite rough translation, so I beg your pardon. I must say that I had a difficult time translating some of his statements. He should go to school.
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see you in Monte Carlo 2008 rafa.

now its other players turn to turn up to hardcourts/indoor: Andy Murray, gasquet time to step up!
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The kid is only 21.

I have to admire his fighting spirit, but a line has to be drawn between fighter and stupidity.

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better to withdraw than injure himself seriously. besides, fed will win the US Open 07.
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no withdraw Rafa

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Re: Nadal: "I've thought on withdrawing from US Open"

Thank you, amc.

"The only way to heal it is resting but it's difficult to stop now."

I can imagine that it's difficult to stop during one of the most important events of the year but the choice looks quite clear to me if the only way to heal is to rest. How much rest is that knee going to get during grand slam matches?

Play = injury sustains
Rest = healing procedure.
--> I mean, judging from a distance, the solution seems clear to me. What am I missing, Rafa?
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I doubt he'll withdraw, he's too thickheaded for that. I don't get why tio Toni or someone from his camp doesn't put the foot down and say enough.
He said that he's getting some laser treatment so hopefully that helps a bit. And after this he needs to drag his famous ass back to Mallorca and stay there until those knees heal.

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I've translated it. A quick and quite rough translation, so I beg your pardon. I must say that I had a difficult time translating some of his statements. He should go to school.
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