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He will recover and win 2 or more slams 142 58.44%
He will recover, and win 1 more slam 44 18.11%
He will recover, but never win another slam 37 15.23%
He will recover, but never get back to top 10 3 1.23%
He will never play another match again 17 7.00%
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Re: Spanish Press: Nadal not in DC; rest of season inc. WTF in doubt

Sorry, but when DOESN'T he skip the indoor season?
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he will never win WTF he will never win WTF he will never win WTF he will never win WTF he will never win WTF
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He will never ever win the USO
He will never beat Djokovic again
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He will never win off clay
He will never win Wimbledon
He will never win AO
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He will never beat Djokovic again
He will never win a slam again

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As for being hammered by Novak - losses which involve final set tiebreaks cannot be hammerings. Wimbledon final was the only one that was really one sided - the rest had Novak with the upper hand but nothing like a hammering - still had tough games an sets lost with one break in the main.
IW: After No2e figured it out the difference in class was evident, Nadal was left bemused in the 3rd
Madrid: straights, relatively close but No2e in dominating and Nadal (again) left bemused at the end
Rome: the same but higher quality
Wimby: First 2 sets a thorough beating, then it reduced into a tight, choking error-fest from both.
USO: Probably the biggest space in level all year, No2e just disassembling almost a comically frustrated Nadal for 2 and a half sets before encountering shoulder issues etc., even then it took a monumental effort from Nadal to get that 3rd set, so much so that he got fed a breadstick from No2e lobbing 90 mph 1st serves in the following sets.

The scorelines don't perhaps indicate hammerings but the actual matches did.

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IW: After No2e figured it out the difference in class was evident, Nadal was left bemused in the 3rd
Madrid: straights, relatively close but No2e in dominating and Nadal (again) left bemused at the end
Rome: the same but higher quality
Wimby: First 2 sets a thorough beating, then it reduced into a tight, choking error-fest from both.
USO: Probably the biggest space in level all year, No2e just disassembling almost a comically frustrated Nadal for 2 and a half sets before encountering shoulder issues etc., even then it took a monumental effort from Nadal to get that 3rd set, so much so that he got fed a breadstick from No2e lobbing 90 mph 1st serves in the following sets.

The scorelines don't perhaps indicate hammerings but the actual matches did.
IW loss: In no world is a 3 set loss a hammering. Also, Nadal's serve disappeared in the third - that had nothing to do with Novak.
Miami/Rome: Is every straight set loss a hammering?! There was a break in each set - Nadal had his opportunities too. Rome was a closer match than Madrid. In no way am I saying they were equal players - Djokovic was better both times but that doesn't equal it being a hammering. He wasn't blown off the court 6-2, 6-2.
Wimby: I said that was the most one-sided - Nadal totally disappeared in the match - don't know if it was nerves, foot, Novak - everything - but that's closest to a hammering.
US Open: Novak had to work VERY hard to win that match. Nadal served atrociously most of the match yet and struggled to hold serve - but also broke Novak a number of times. The level in the third set was insane. In the 4th set Nadal was tired and dead so it didn't matter what Novak was serving. A match in which the winner himself looks dead cannot be a hammering.

To me losses prior to 2011 e.g. Cincinnati, to Novak, were more hammerings than any of the losses last year. They were psychologically tough blows but people underestimate how hard it was for Novak too - he can't just waltz on court and beat Nadal.
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They're putting a rerun of Novak-Rafa US2011 final and man that was an incredible match, insane level of play from Nole and Rafa, they were giving it all. Since their final at AO this year, we haven't seen another match like that. I miss 2011.
I hope Rafa comes back soon, it's not the same without him and Federer bores me to death.



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They're putting a rerun of Novak-Rafa US2011 final and man that was an incredible match, insane level of play from Nole and Rafa, they were giving it all. Since their final at AO this year, we haven't seen another match like that. I miss 2011.
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They're putting a rerun of Novak-Rafa US2011 final and man that was an incredible match, insane level of play from Nole and Rafa, they were giving it all. Since their final at AO this year, we haven't seen another match like that. I miss 2011.
I hope Rafa comes back soon, it's not the same without him and Federer bores me to death.
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They're putting a rerun of Novak-Rafa US2011 final and man that was an incredible match, insane level of play from Nole and Rafa, they were giving it all. Since their final at AO this year, we haven't seen another match like that. I miss 2011.
I hope Rafa comes back soon, it's not the same without him and Federer bores me to death.
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Nadal will make a miraculous recovery and be better than ever. Just like all his other injuries.
Yeah just like Rogi after having what ... "mono" LOL yeah, that same illness that sent into retirement Ancic and probably Soderling. But see Rogi was miraculously cured and is better than ever.

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Yes, it's right that it's always better for your god to play Nadal rather than Federer
Yep. No way Federer loses at 3 consecutive slams to Nole like Nadal did.

This Nadal sabbatical is not good for Djokovic since he gets to play Federer more often now at the slams.
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Yep. No way Federer loses at 3 consecutive slams to Nole like Nadal did.

This Nadal sabbatical is not good for Djokovic since he gets to play Federer more often now at the slams.
I can't see that one myself. After all, Djokovic and Federer were drawn to meet in the SF in practically every slam the last four years, this years AO being the exception. At least now he won't see him unil the final.
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