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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%
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He actually does not have the luxury. Unlike Fed, he has not met that criteria yet to have quite that freedom. The longer he's out and the lower his ranking falls the worse it will get for him.
From what I've read, I believe Rafa is putting his health and physical fitness above ranking points and fines... I think he's got those priorities right, personally.

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Nadal is very injured to even consider playing AO'13, but then a day later he starts practicing on clay and broadcasts photos all over the internet?

Wtf!?

The AO tournament organizers should be pissed.
I'm pretty sure tournament directors know the difference between practice and match play. ..Even I know that, and I haven't been following tennis all that long.
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From what I've read, I believe Rafa is putting his health and physical fitness above ranking points and fines... I think he's got those priorities right, personally.



I'm pretty sure tournament directors know the difference between practice and match play. ..Even I know that, and I haven't been following tennis all that long.

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It's a long subject to explain here, but basically they're NASA type training machines that let you use them in a free-gravity environment. Nadal is training now with them. There are many articles on it:

http://www.elespectador.com/deportes...-un-astronauta
first Nole with his egg pod and now Nadal and his spaceship

unreal these 2
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Noledal in RG QF and Fedal in Wimbledon QF
Imagine the sickening sight of Ferrer or Berdych in a French Open final.

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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
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Re: Rafael Nadal Injury/Health Update Thread : Nadal out of Abu Dhabi exho

Toni Nadal said on an interview in SER Deporte Baleares (a radio local program of the Balear Islands) that Nadal can return to competition before Acapulco, including the possibility of playing on Europe.

I find it very difficult, I think that he'll return on a clay tournament in South America, not on a hard court tournament. In addition, he started to practice on clay this week (this Monday). It seems strange, but Toni said it.

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Imagine the sickening sight of Ferrer or Berdych in a French Open final.
That would be great for the two of them.

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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
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Some pictures of Nadal training this Monday (31/12/2012). All the credits to "SER Deporte Baleares" (a radio station of the Balears Islands):






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It is time we faced the facts. Nadal is now a full time clay courter.

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He cut his hair?
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He cut his hair?
He did, he looks like the grown up version of his 15 year old self.
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Heres the front view.


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Heres the front view.


I think it's cute
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Re: Rafael Nadal Injury/Health Update Thread : Nadal out of Abu Dhabi exho

The following could be a realistic 2013 schedule for Rafa..

Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, French Open, Bastaad or Stuttgart, Hamburg, Gstaad or Umag, and Kitzbuhel. He'd play 13 events all on clay, I think it's what he's truly become, a full-time clay court player (plus maybe Davis Cup too if it's on clay as well).
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The following could be a realistic 2013 schedule for Rafa..

Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, French Open, Bastaad or Stuttgart, Hamburg, Gstaad or Umag, and Kitzbuhel. He'd play 13 events all on clay, I think it's what he's truly become, a full-time clay court player (plus maybe Davis Cup too if it's on clay as well).
I'm a Nadal Hater , but this schedule is some delicious shit i like it. He'll still gain a lot of points ... 2000 from RG , 3x1000 MC,Madrid,Rome, he can have up to 7250 points ! If he wins them all ! Still TOP 4 easily.

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I'm a Nadal Hater , but this schedule is some delicious shit i like it. He'll still gain a lot of points ... 2000 from RG , 3x1000 MC,Madrid,Rome, he can have up to 7250 points ! If he wins them all ! Still TOP 4 easily.
Agreed but when he will play the slams? He needs to play in other courts to get used to it and if he will play only clay it will hurt him in my eyes so all clay = little chance for other slams

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