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Nadal doubtful for shanghai??

Lesión podría dejar a Nadal fuera de Shanghai
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Nadal's injury could cause him to miss Shanghai

The abdominal injury that has caused Rafael Nadal to pull out of the Masters Series Paris might also lead to the Spaniard missing the Shanghai Masters, as he has to have 8 days complete rest.

His personal doctor, Angel Ruiz Cotorro, said that it "is not a typical injury and it hurts him when he serves". While his uncle and trainer, Toni Nadal, put his presence at the Masters Cup in doubt by confirming that: "Rafa is doubtful for Shanghai, because he has to have a minimum of 8 days without playing at all".

In spite of this, the lad himself is still confident that he will be in Asia. "I'm sorry for the (Paris) public, but the doctors have told me to rest for a week to be well for the Masters," he stated.

At any rate, we will have to wait a few days to discover if the Spaniard will be in Shanghai or if he will miss the event just as he did last year because of an other injury.

But then theres this interview a few days later

Nadal confident he will recover in time to play in Shanghai

Mallorcan tennis player Rafael Nadal demonstrated this Monday that he was confident about recovering in time from a small tear (microrrotura fibrilar de 4mm) in his abdominal muscles to be able to contest the Masters Cup in Shanghai, 12-19 November.

After informing the organizers of the Masters Paris-Bercy that he could not compete in the French capital because of the injury he sustained last week, Nadal appeared before the media today in Barcelona to explain how he felt and confirm that he felt "better" and "confident" about playing in Shanghai, a tournament he already missed last year because of a problem with his ankle.

"I've had tests done in Mallorca, Paris and Barcelona, and each one has given better results, so I'm confident I'll be fit for Shanghai," stated Nadal, who will remain in Barcelona for one more day to have treatment with ice and medication to prevent any swelling.

The player from Manacor injured himself while training last week. "I started to feel it on Thursday, especially when I served, but at first I thought it was only cramp, but on Saturday morning I felt faint and that's why we did a scan," commented Nadal, aware that "with this type of injury you have to be careful that it doesn't get more serious."

Of the top ATP players only Federer, Nadal, Ljubicic and Roddick have secured their ticket to Shanghai, so there are still four places left to be decided in Paris. (3 in fact because Davydenko has also qualified).

Tommy Robredo has the chance of getting one of them: "the good thing is that it depends on him alone, if he wins one or two games in Paris, he could be in Shanghai," reckoned Nadal.

The world number two, who plans to travel to the Chinese city to prepare for the Masters Cup next Tuesday, will be back training in three days to prepare for the last big tournament of the year and arrive at the Australian Open "with better guarantees and aiming really high".

Nadal also explained that he hoped the changes he had been trying to introduce into his game, especially since the summer - "a more powerful serve, a more aggressive forehand" - , would soon be translated into victories."

"But you never can tell because sport is not an exact science. Perhaps it's not noticeable, but I think I'm at a good level and I'm confident I'll begin to demonstrate that in Shanghai," he said.

The double Roland Garros champion reflected on the early age at which he had begun to win tournaments, which to a certain extent had prevented him from refining some aspects of his game, because "when you start winning so young, you don't develop so much because you concentrate on winning matches and tournaments."

"Federer, for example, didn't begin winning so soon, and he went on improving without paying too much attention to the results," he cited as an example.

The Mallorcan player also admitted that the world number one is "on a level above the rest" of the players and stated that "his results practically make him the best player ever."

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I didnt even know he had an abdominal injury! This is all from vamosbrigade.com

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Re: Nadal doubtful for shanghai??

If he keeps playing like that chances are he will always be injured when the MC comes.
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If he keeps playing like that chances are he will always be injured when the MC comes.
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his game is very much injury-prone

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I really hope he can get well and make it, then he and Tio Toni can work in the off-season with the tweaking of his game to be less injury-prone

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Unless he is fully fit he should not play. Players who are injured usually make injuries worse and have to withdraw in matches or cannot play their full 3 matches. Hope he does not do a Coria of 2004.
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I hope he makes it, and it would especially be ineteresting if we get to see a Nalbandian/Nadal and Roddick/Nadal match at last

And for those who don't even like him, surely you'd prefer Nadal being there to Robredo...
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Oh boy, I am very sorry to hear this news. Hopefully, Rafa heals quickly. He's a great competitor, and always exciting to watch.
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And for those who don't even like him, surely you'd prefer Nadal being there to Robredo...
Nobody benefits if he is not fully fit.
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If he only has to stay 8 days resting then I don't see why he wouldn't play. He can prepare well enough in these 2 or 3 weeks before Shangai.
And yes, with his game style he can't pretend not to feel tired and not to suffer any injury.
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Nobody benefits if he is not fully fit.
It doesn't seem to be as serious as initially thought though I'm sure they wouldn't risk him playing and getting injured if that was the case anyway.
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Oh well. I'm sure he will be as good as new come clay season.
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I so hope he'll be there! GET WELL SOON, Rafa!

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Hope he'll recover in time.

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the way he throws himself at every point its not suprising but very disappointing, he could miss China, like he did last year. Hoping he plays.
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This is much better news than yesterday and I hope he'll make it to Shanghai if he's completely healthy, but I'm not reading too much into his confidence that he'll be fit. Last year he was confident enough to travel all the way to China and look what happened.

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