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Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

Today I read an article in biggest Serbian daily about Michal Novotný, Czech guy who is introduced as the world leading physiotherapist for tennis who has been working with all top players (including Nadal) for years, and he still works with him. He was giving help to both Rafa and Nole in that Madrid SF recently...

Basically, article is retold interview, with quotes, that Novotny gave to Czech daily "MF DNes". So I found original.

I know many "experts" have been saying the same about Rafa's knees for ages, but coming from this guy is something else, I guess...

Another interesting thing he told is that Rafa has very muscular legs which is fine, but his feet are small which causes problems.

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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

Too much time anyway.

I'd trust more if he said 3 months.
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

You are saying this from 3 years Glenn, how desperate can you be?
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

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Another interesting thing he told is that Rafa has very muscular legs which is fine, but his feet are small which causes problems.
You know what they say about small feet. No wonder Mirka ended up with Roger.
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

did he say three more years of career or three more years at his best?

Novotny's is a voice to listen to.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

From the Roland Garros radio, they said Nadal's left knee has real problems and that's from practice. It's a different knee from last year's (which was the right one). If this is from some insider from the medical field then it's quite worrying...

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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

They're making a mountain out of a molehill.

Rafa's own doctor said today that there was nothing really worrying about his knee. He's a more reliable source.
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

The usual bullshit
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Too much time anyway.

I'd trust more if he said 3 months.
Actually, he told three years "maximally". Guy lives in Spain and speaks Spanish. He has been working with Rafa since he showed up in Monte Carlo six years ago.

Apparently, he didn't say anything about Nole's problems, so your suffering will last more than three years, I suppose.
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Rafa's own doctor said today that there was nothing really worrying about his knee. He's a more reliable source.
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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

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The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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L'Equipe. Today's edition.
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

Casta, you're ruining their day. This is supposed to be the "let's all hope really hard that Rafa's knees give out" thread.

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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

Well, sooner or later, all must come to an end.
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Re: Michal Novotny: Nadal has three more years of tennis career

Too bad, I almost took it serious, til I read L'Equipe. Is there a worst paper in the world for taking seriously?

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Well, sooner or later, all must come to an end.
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