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Nadal here says that switching tennis balls every week can be dangerous for the shoulder and there should be a standard ball for each season, clay, American hard, etc.

I gotta agree with him here, but like everything in this world, money rules.

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Nadal here says that switching tennis balls every week can be dangerous for the shoulder and there should be a standard ball for each season, clay, American hard, etc.

I gotta agree with him here, but like everything in this world, money rules.
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He may be right or he may be wrong about it causing shoulder problems. If the standard ball was a heavy ball it may cause even more severe problems because now you're hitting a heavy ball every week.

One this I do know is that surfaces are already homogenized and homogenizing balls may just be the next step. Players like Nadal like for things to be the same so they can get into their consistent rhythms. Ball homogenization may not only help Nadal's shoulder, it may also help his game.

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it seems like all he can do is find things to bitch about

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Awh, he just answers the silly questions he gets asked honestly. He's not really bitching, just saying how he feels. I mean, it's not like he's calling pressers himself to "slam" everything he doesn't like in the sport.

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Nadal is the crankiest we've ever seen him lately. Those losses to Djokovic and the others this season must really hurt. We're used to seeing the happy-go-lucky guy-what happened to him?


I do think it makes sense to keep balls the same during certain swings of the calender though
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Haters swarming like cockroaches over every little comment Nadal makes. NID.
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His honesty is refreshing, at least he's not bullshitting like he was previously. Even if his reputation goes down, he's keeping it real, and deserves more respect for that. And he's obviously right.

Jonathan, you should include Murray in the thread title, because not doing so, you know this thread will turn into a flame war.
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wow why is Nadal bitching so much lately? making up any excuse to attract attention away from his poor form?

i love Rafael but this all needs to stop, if he doesn't stop whining and being an attention whore he may lose many fans including me

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I gotta admit, I do like this more refreshing and open Nadal.

I think it has to do with that book of his coming out where he pretty much bared his soul so now he feels as though he really has nothing to hide and can be himself.

As for the actual issue, he is right of course. But Penn and Wilson and all the other ball companies don't give a shit about what is in the best interest of the players or the quality of the tennis, all they care about is what makes the most money.

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I did see Murray agreed with him, and the demand doesn't seem outrageous, but these complaints from Nadal are coming a mile a minute and always when has an off day or gets upset.

Then again, the courts changing so drastically from one tournament to another(even though they are all hard courts or clay courts in a given season) should be as much or more of an injury risk as changing balls right? Aren't different conditions week in week out just part of tennis?

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His honesty is refreshing, at least he's not bullshitting like he was previously. Even if his reputation goes down, he's keeping it real, and deserves more respect for that. And he's obviously right.

Jonathan, you should include Murray in the thread title, because not doing so, you know this thread will turn into a flame war.
its refreshing to a point but when its all negative its just a little draining and it does kind of come of whiny.

and, yeah it would have been nice to have murray in the title, seeing as how for some reason my stupid computer wont open the link so all i have to go by is title.
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I agree, Misty. I can't say this new-open Nadal is actually a positive individual or someone that people will look at and want to follow look up to. The always positive, sheepish Rafa has gone away, with a cranky-ish Nadal in his place. But I can overlook that because not many players are actually willing to say anything whatsoever and are bullshitters, and I don't respect that.
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Comments like this are why people think tennis is a sissy sport. One of the best "natural" athletes of the sport with bulging biceps and multiple Slams is going around complaining about the balls because it might hurt his shoulder.

I'm sure hurting his shoulder would be the ball's fault....not the ridiculous way that he swings his racket to hit said ball.
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