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Nadal Pulls Out Of China Open.

Jaffas85
09-09-2006, 02:42 PM
Nadal has pulled out of the upcoming China Open:

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=tennis-m/news/BCN4039794.htm

I wonder if this ankle injury hadn't occured whether he would have beaten Youhzney in the Quarter Finals and still be in the U.S. Open.

Scotso
09-09-2006, 02:43 PM
Big surprise.

He shouldn't commit to events that he has no intention of playing.

supersexynadal
09-09-2006, 02:46 PM
I think its more of a cautious pull out

DrJules
09-09-2006, 02:46 PM
An observant Sky commentator noticed he was not moving well when he played Youhzny. It seems consistent with the observations.

Jaffas85
09-09-2006, 02:47 PM
Is Federer schedualed to play anything before the Madrid Masters Tournament?

Maybe he could play there to garner some more points.

What surface type is the China Open played on?

Jaffas85
09-09-2006, 02:50 PM
Nadal's ranking points are currently at 4625 and after the U.S. Open concludes his points will move up to 4800. Then, once he doesn't play the China Open his points should fall back down to 4625 again so pulling out of the China Open will have little bearing on his ranking points.

David Kenzie
09-09-2006, 02:52 PM
Is Federer schedualed to play anything before the Madrid Masters Tournament?

Maybe he could play there to garner some more points.

What surface type is the China Open played on?
Players who go deep at US Open would be idiotic to play in China the following week.

Jaffas85
09-09-2006, 02:55 PM
Players who go deep at US Open would be idiotic to play in China the following week.

I just checked Federer's website and he's playing Tokyo before the Madrid Masters.

Would be cool if he could win both Madrid and Paris masters.

hanabishi
09-09-2006, 02:55 PM
Players who go deep at US Open would be idiotic to play in China the following week.

Why??

I distinctly remember Marat Safin flying to Tashkent, Uzbekistan shortly after his 2000 US Open win and winning the tournament there as well.

Merton
09-09-2006, 03:01 PM
Expected withdrawal from Nadal. I wonder whether he will play in the DC tie, normally they would not need him to win.

scoobs
09-09-2006, 03:05 PM
Federer was never playing China anyway - I think he's playing Davis Cup and Tokyo and he's slated to do Madrid, Basle and Paris but I think he'll miss either Madrid or Paris as he wants to win Basle quite a lot.

Jaffas85
09-09-2006, 03:10 PM
Federer could get up to about 8500 points by the end of the year with Madrid, Paris, win at Tennis Masters Cup and Tokyo.

MurrayFan1
09-09-2006, 03:32 PM
Players who go deep at US Open would be idiotic to play in China the following week.

Probably. But he still had like 4 or 5 days of rest before it.

Clara Bow
09-09-2006, 03:33 PM
An observant Sky commentator noticed he was not moving well when he played Youhzny. It seems consistent with the observations.


It seems that Nadal's ankle may have been bothering more than he acknowledged in the post match interviews. From Jon W

I've been meaning to get this off my chest and I will do so now: The more I see of Nadal -- on and off the court -- the more I like. I saw Nadal in the locker room prior to the match wincing as he adjusted his shoes. Yet when asked what role a bad ankle played in his loss, he refused to acknowledge a problem.

If that is true, I hope that his ankle is not really bad and heals quickly. I also like that he refused to cite it as a reason that could have affected his performace and just said that Mikhail deserved the win because he played better.

El Legenda
09-09-2006, 03:34 PM
ohh come on Rafa..i was looking forward to Ljubo kicking ur ass in the final

Adler
09-09-2006, 03:35 PM
Well I don't think it's a serious injury

Exodus
09-09-2006, 04:33 PM
Nadal has pulled out of the upcoming China Open:

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=tennis-m/news/BCN4039794.htm

I wonder if this ankle injury hadn't occured whether he would have beaten Youhzney in the Quarter Finals and still be in the U.S. Open.

no just get real nadal is not all powerful and on HC alot of players can beat him...

Just Cause
09-09-2006, 04:36 PM
What's the point, no one knows Nadal in China but everyone knows Federer in China.

Naranoc
09-09-2006, 04:40 PM
^ Nadal won there last year. He is the defending champion...

Veronique
09-09-2006, 05:08 PM
What's the point, no one knows Nadal in China but everyone knows Federer in China.

Oh they know him as the guy who kicks Federer's butt often :)

ugotlobbed
09-09-2006, 05:10 PM
mary carillo is manly, that is all

Veronique
09-09-2006, 05:12 PM
ohh come on Rafa..i was looking forward to Ljubo kicking ur ass in the final

Where was Ljubo when it mattered? :rolleyes: He can win all those rinky dink tourneys for all Nadal cares.

Deea
09-09-2006, 05:15 PM
Maybe it's for the best that Nadal withdrew from the China Open! :shrug:

Oh, and get serious, Roger is not going to win Madrid and Bercy this year!! :lol: I even doubt he's gonna go to both of them! :lol:

Duchova
09-09-2006, 05:41 PM
Ouch, that hurt so much, the organizers of China Open are devastated.
Even charismatic Baggy + No.3 Ljubi together can't make up for the loss of the main attraction.

Johnny Groove
09-09-2006, 05:47 PM
ohh come on Rafa..i was looking forward to Ljubo kicking ur ass in the final

Like in Madrid right? :D

canbera
09-09-2006, 05:51 PM
but I think he'll miss either Madrid or Paris as he wants to win Basle quite a lot.


interesting point, because I agree that among other players he wants to deny Roger to win his home tournament.
And I don't see him winning it this year. The pressure with dealing with the home crowd will be too much for him. Maybe he'll make it to the Quarters or Semis.

I'm not too sure about him missing Madrid. Maybe Paris, but not Madrid.

uNIVERSE mAN
09-09-2006, 06:32 PM
Federer will probably get injured in practice just before the indoor season, he should just make it back for the year end championships.