Will Nadal skip Roland Garros? - Page 3 - MensTennisForums.com
View Poll Results: Will Nadal skip Rolland Garros?
Yes, his sublime record there would not be worth risking if he can't compete 12 16.44%
Too early to say 9 12.33%
No, come hell or high water he will try to defend his title 52 71.23%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 06:39 AM
Registered User
 
howyesno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,397
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

2003's threads are like a bad accident on a highway. you know you shouldn't go there and take a close look, but you just can't help it. and you end up puking. I hope this answer the question.

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."

-- George Best
howyesno is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Registered User
 
MTwEeZi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,160
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juz78 View Post
We don't know MTwEeZi, why don't you tell us in all your infinite wisdom. You seem to know Federer better than the rest of us.
Warm regards...
MTwEeZi is online now  
post #33 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 08:07 AM
Registered User
 
henke007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,427
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

If he Draws Nole in 1/4, Yes..

henke007 is offline  
post #34 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 08:48 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,567
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MTwEeZi View Post
And Fedclown is?
Why, yes. You know why Fed has been shanking more BHs as of late? It's because he's been training to hit it with more top spin to counter the Nadal CC top spin FH. I just can smell Nadal's fear for that new Federer BH.
paseo is offline  
post #35 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 08:51 AM
#1
 
ProdigyEng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Age: 23
Posts: 32,931
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by pepita1964 View Post
If he loses at Monte Carlo,Rome i am not sure he will have huge confidence going to RG.Let see what will happen.The other way is ATP or ITF to make such a draw with all Spanish players in his half
and they will bow to their hero like last year.All big hitters Tsonga,Berdich,Del Potro,Djokovic,Federer in one half of draw,Murray is not a problem on clay.
Lol Murray 2.0 is gonna prove you wrong love

Mark Lenders banged your girlfriend, I'm sorry to tell you that mate.
ProdigyEng is offline  
post #36 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,501
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

I really thought this was a fair thread, this is how I see it.

70-30 Nadal will play.

Nadal has made a comeback to clay however seems set to skip IW and Miscami.

He has had decent results BUT has not faced any real competition yet.

Now if he wins 2/3 or more of the clay RG warm up events, he will be good to go.

BUT, given he has been playing lower level tourneys, he really will be rusty. And as beatable as hes ever been in BO3 on clay.

Say he loses early in 2/3 of the clay masters.

Then he looks at a hyperthetical RG draw that has Del Po in 4th round and Djokovic in the quarters.

How on earth could he be in any way confident going in?

His 2011 RG campaign was a trainwreck all the way through and he didn't miss much if any time going in.

2013 he could be very shaky going into RG.

This doesn't mean he will skip it. But it is on the cards if he genuinely feels he cannot win.

"I did not play my best tennis, no? And..that is what enable him to win..to win this match no? "

- Rafael Nadal, ever so "humble", - press conference after shock 4 set loss to Robeen Soderling @ 2009 French Open 4th round.


Proud member of the Anti Dull Alliance
2003 is offline  
post #37 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 10:27 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Age: 25
Posts: 355
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

He won't miss RG. Tendonitis is not a crippling disease. He's had plenty of rest. It's all about returning back to form, now.
There's also a big mental factor that Rafa now has to deal with. I think he'll crack under the pressure in one of the RG matches and lose in the early rounds to a heavy hitting ball basher like Isner or someone of similar stature. I'd be surprised if Nole couldn't beat this current state of Nadal at RG. It's his best chance ever at winning RG.
CrazyForNole is offline  
post #38 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,501
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

If I had said Nadal would not play another slam or masters event last July until April or May this year people would have said I was crazy. If I said Nadal will not play US or AO after losing to Rosol people would have said I was crazy.

If you actually follow the progression of missed events, it's statistically probable Nadal will skip RG, and I am the one being called crazy?

"I did not play my best tennis, no? And..that is what enable him to win..to win this match no? "

- Rafael Nadal, ever so "humble", - press conference after shock 4 set loss to Robeen Soderling @ 2009 French Open 4th round.


Proud member of the Anti Dull Alliance
2003 is offline  
post #39 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:25 PM
Registered User
 
Roy Emerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,769
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

He probably will play RG. But if he doesn't win one clay masters series before RG, then his confidence will be at an all time low and Nadal has a knack for withdrawing from slams when he is low in confidence.
Roy Emerson is offline  
post #40 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 PM
Registered User
 
MariaV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 42,251
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

2003 is simply too good!
That's all I have to say.

FAN OF THE BEAUTY
MariaV is offline  
post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:35 PM
Registered User
 
emotion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia
Age: 21
Posts: 50,451
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

No. US Open, maybe

Racquet smash enthusiast
emotion is online now  
post #42 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 01:01 PM
Registered User
 
zeleni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,190
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

the year in which nadal must skip RG will be the year of his retirement.

Gioco Giocovich
zeleni is offline  
post #43 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Registered User
 
Whiznot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Age: 67
Posts: 1,869
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

If he is not going to play there why play at all?
Whiznot is offline  
post #44 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Registered User
 
born_on_clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,691
                     
Re: Will Nadal skip Roland Garros?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hipolymer View Post
He might be forced to in order to avoid being bageled by Godovic.
joke of the month

Rafael Nadal
CAREER GOLDEN GRAND SLAM
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔
66 Titles | 27 Masters 1000 |Olympic Games Singles Gold Medalist | 139 Weeks at no.1
3 year end no.1 | 4 Davis Cups | 739 singles match wins
born_on_clay is offline  
post #45 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 05:33 PM
Registered User
 
manadrainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Age: 33
Posts: 2,214
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by howyesno View Post
2003's threads are like a bad accident on a highway. you know you shouldn't go there and take a close look, but you just can't help it. and you end up puking. I hope this answer the question.


Another legendary 2003 thread! I love them!

8th day of July 2012: 7-time Wimbledon champion!

Once upon a time there was a myth about strong and weak eras. On this glorious day the clownery was eventually unmasked: 30 y.o. past-prime daddy Fed became #1 once again in the supposed strong "Spartan" era with his rivals at their peak.
And they all lived happily ever after.
Long live King Federer!


17 Grand Slam titles
7 Wimbledon titles
302 weeks at #1
Legend
manadrainer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome