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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

I misread the last word of the thread title as "milkshake"
Nope, no mistake at all -- he needs match practice. It's not about titles or points at the moment -- just getting back to playing.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

What did he have to win going to South America? Money.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

Nadal is in the twilight of his career. Milking his name for some extra money, vulturing some points so he can make a few more runs at grand slams, and going to South America after Federer to try and keep up in marketing was a great idea. His tards may think Nadal can win another GS but Nadal himself knows what caliber of events he has a chance in.
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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

You're the one who wanted him to play more on clay including doing the South American swing in your banned account
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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

Nadal's just gearing up for his future as a vulture, can't see what's bad about that.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

He has plenty to gain, ranking points and match practice for instance.

I don't think losing to Zeballos really hurts him, he's not in top form yet, so this result isn't a huge surprise.

Yeah, he's trying to lose at 250's, what with their ultra hard draws.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

Only an idiotic bandwagoner of the old man would call this stupid.
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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

Of course not. but who cares about it. Nadal just look for practice. We would see 90%, even 100% nadal very soon

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

Viña del Mar final was great so no, I don't think it was a mistake.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

And what would you have him do? Play a grand slam or masters 1000 after 7 months of rest? THAT would have been mistake. You build your confidence up gradually, and MM events are perfect for that, even for elite players like Nadal.

Actually, he made 2 right choices: 1st was to skip AO (even if not for stomach virus, or whatever it was, he still shouldn't have played a grand slam as his 1st comeback tournament after such a long rest), and 2nd was to choose a rather obscure ATP tournament to tune up his game/confidence. Even though he lost in the final, I think he made the right choice.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

No it's not a mistake. Clay is the surface best for his knees, and it's good for him to feel comfortable with them on clay then any other surface.

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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

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No ways he loses the Zeballos at MC for instance. Now he has gone somewhere he has never gone before and losing to Zeballos is hurting is aura on clay big time.
You kind of contradict yourself here. Losing to Zeballos at MC would hurt his aura. But by going to somewhere he's never been before and losing a tight match, his aura is still perfectly in tact.

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What did he have to win going to South America? Money.
Yes spot on, it's not a mistake that he's playing there, it's actually a very smart move, besides the appearance fees which we will never find out, he's helping to promote tennis while his name still means something. Is it coincidental that he just started his own company too? He's already planning life after tennis and will try his best to milk any extra money as he can. Also he knows the field in South America would be weak, less chances for him to lose because you can't promote anything if you are not the winner...some foods for thoughts
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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

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What did he have to win going to South America? Money.
You said it - money. Nadal's scheduling is ruled by greed and money, which is why it has been so dismal. And thank God for that. If it wasn't for his greed he could have become the GOAT.
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Re: Nadal playing in South-America a mistake?

money, marketing to South America, but most importantly to regain his confidence and form in time for the events he regularly plays

rather lose early possibly in some South American events and find his form than lose in the big matches during his most important part of the season at Monte Carlo, Rome, Roland Garros, etc.

it was a wise decision. South American clay swing is one of the only portions of the season that is ignored mostly by top dogs

the reality is that our online Poker Stars hero will either regain his form or he won't - the smartest decision is to try to find it as quickly as possible or realize as quickly as possible that it's not coming back

I think it will come back. but Nadal can only find these things out by playing in ATP matches and tournaments where his opponents are hungry and it just works out perfectly that there happens to be this stretch of small tournaments in February that he usually ignores

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