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Nadal fans - Do You Guys Worry That He Will Not Be the Same Player?

Recently, each year a great clay court player emerged and has a great year, not as successful as Nadal but still great. I mean JCF was in the running for year end #1 spot in 2003. Even though Coria did not win the French in 2004, I definitely believe he was the best clay court player that year. All these players succumb to injury after having a great year, only to come back as half the player they where the year before. Now they are tweaking Nadal game to help him be less injury prome; Do you guys think that Nadal will suffer the same fate?

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Now they are tweaking Nadal game to help him be less injury prome;
Says who? I don't doubt Rafa will come back a worse player, it might take him a while to recover his level but he'll get there. It's a smart move pulling out the Open, he knows he's got another 10 years at the top and will have many more shots at the title.
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It's a smart move pulling out the Open, he knows he's got another 10 years at the top and will have many more shots at the title.
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Says who? I don't doubt Rafa will come back a worse player, it might take him a while to recover his level but he'll get there. It's a smart move pulling out the Open, he knows he's got another 10 years at the top and will have many more shots at the title.
Movement is part of tennis. The shoes and new distribution of weight is definitely tweaking. They had to do it or he would probably face surgery and that can truly affect a player (Serena Williams is a good example of how surgery can change a dominant player).

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Movement is part of tennis. The shoes and new distribution of weight is definitely tweaking. They had to do it or he would probably face surgery and that can truly affect a player (Serena Williams is a good example of how surgery can change a dominant player).
I'm pretty confident his movement will still be among the best in the game
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Yes that's worrying, it might take him some time to recover, but I don't think that it will be true in the long term.
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Re: Nadal fans - Do You Guys Worry That He Will Not Be the Same Player?

No.
Plus he's smart not to come back too early

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I hope he'll be fine but I'm still worried that he's playing too much tennis. Remember he was injured for a good part of 2004. Somebody needs to put him on a sensible schedule and stick with it.
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I don't worry. He's younger than the ones you named too, so hopefully his body can recover better etc.

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I thought that Rafa was already washed up back when he broke his foot?

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i think since now his footwork will be different? maybe his level will drop off a little
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No he won't be the same, this will make him even stronger, as his 2004 prior to RG injury did

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No he won't be the same, this will make him even stronger, as his 2004 prior to RG injury did
His 2004 injury didn't make him stronger but to lose his self-confidence for 8 months, until he recovered it after beating Roddick in Sevilla .
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