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Nadal visits the Hospital in Rome

amc
05-10-2007, 11:50 AM
According to the newspaper "El Pais": http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/Nadal/hospital/romano/ser/examinado/elpepudep/20070510elpepudep_5/Tes

He was feeling dizzy yesterday before Bracciali match and even went to the hopsital, and today he was not feeling good enough so he went to the hospital again to try to find what's the problem.

His desire is to play this afternoon against Youzhny.

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 11:52 AM
If that's true, Youzhny has today the best chance that any player had to beat Nadal this year on clay.

Medina
05-10-2007, 12:05 PM
yes and i will be happy (not to be mean to nadal), i think nadal is the best clay courter, but let someone else bloody win :) He He :p

Or Levy
05-10-2007, 12:08 PM
This is not how I want Nadal to lose (and end his streak), and definitly not to Youzhny, not like that.

I'm pretty sure Roger would be unhappy with it either, if Rafa is coming down with something.

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 12:12 PM
I think he will withdraw, but I have no official confirmation

The_Nadal_effect
05-10-2007, 12:15 PM
This is not how I want Nadal to lose (and end his streak), and definitly not to Youzhny, not like that.

I'm pretty sure Roger would be unhappy with it either, if Rafa is coming down with something.

I hope its nothing serious and Rafa has his peace of mind before the match begins.

Jevel
05-10-2007, 12:20 PM
Interesting...

mallorn
05-10-2007, 12:21 PM
Nadal's streak in jeopardy due to dizzy spell

ROME: Rafael Nadal went to a hospital for a checkup following a dizzy spell Thursday and may miss a chance to extend his 73-match clay-court winning streak.

Nadal was scheduled to play 15th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny in the third round of the Rome Masters later Thursday.

"This morning he went to hospital for more exams," Nadal's spokesman, Benito Barbadillo, told The Associated Press. "His intention is still to play. We'll see what happens. There were two things bothering him. Yesterday they didn't know what one of them was."

Barbadillo said he had no further information as to what exactly was bothering Nadal.

Nadal said he felt dizzy after his second-round win over Daniele Bracciali on Wednesday.

"Before the match I went to see the doctor and he said it was nothing," Nadal said. "Now I'm going back."

Nadal is aiming to become the first player to win this French Open warmup three consecutive times. Youzhny beat Nadal in their last two meetings — both on hard courts.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/05/10/sports/EU-SPT-TEN-Nadal-Dizziness.php

:bigcry:

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 12:22 PM
Looks like it´s a colon infection

Horatio Caine
05-10-2007, 12:24 PM
Looks like itīs a colon infection

That's nasty.

Isn't that something similar to what Volandri had in Valencia? I was watching his match with Almagro and he looked really unsettled.

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 12:24 PM
Looks like itīs a colon infection

:eek: :eek: :eek:

I've had one and it takes months to recover if it is a really big infection!

mickymouse
05-10-2007, 12:24 PM
It's better for him to withdraw than risk ending his winning streak due to an illness.

Shabazza
05-10-2007, 12:25 PM
This is bad - I wanted to see a great Youzhny vs Nadal and a possible Djokovic/Nadal match.
Well at least it's not an injury, which means he should be fit for RG. Hope it's nothing serious.

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 12:25 PM
That's nasty.

Isn't that something similar to what Volandri had in Valencia? I was watching his match with Almagro and he looked really unsettled.

I think Volandri just had diahrrea that day. From what I know a colon infection also provokes that but itīs more serious issue to heal

Horatio Caine
05-10-2007, 12:26 PM
It's better for him to withdraw than risk ending his winning streak due to an illness.

Unfortunately, wouldn't a withdrawal be counted as a break in the chain? On an unofficial note, his streak is unbroken, but officially a withdrawal would break it imo :sad:

Shabazza
05-10-2007, 12:27 PM
Looks like itīs a colon infection
Ouch that's bad. Hope they're wrong. :(

mallorn
05-10-2007, 12:27 PM
Looks like itīs a colon infection
How do you know, Deivid?

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 12:28 PM
Unfortunately, wouldn't a withdrawal be counted as a break in the chain? On an unofficial note, his streak is unbroken, but officially a withdrawal would break it imo :sad:

A wo is a defeat. It's a defeat by walkover.

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 12:29 PM
Unfortunately, wouldn't a withdrawal be counted as a break in the chain? On an unofficial note, his streak is unbroken, but officially a withdrawal would break it imo :sad:

No way in hell

adee-gee
05-10-2007, 12:30 PM
Unfortunately, wouldn't a withdrawal be counted as a break in the chain? On an unofficial note, his streak is unbroken, but officially a withdrawal would break it imo :sad:

Well that's what the Fedtards will say :o

Rafa is just clearly scared of Youzhny, no? :sad:

Shabazza
05-10-2007, 12:31 PM
No way in hell

Officially, yes.

mickymouse
05-10-2007, 12:31 PM
Unfortunately, wouldn't a withdrawal be counted as a break in the chain? On an unofficial note, his streak is unbroken, but officially a withdrawal would break it imo :sad:
It's considered a defeat only if he retires.

Shabazza
05-10-2007, 12:32 PM
It's considered a defeat only if he retires.

You're sure? Didn't w/o end some of Borgs streaks...:confused:

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Officially, yes.

Sounds like nonsense but what do I know

mickymouse
05-10-2007, 12:34 PM
You're sure? Didn't w/o end some of Borgs streaks...:confused:
I have to confess I'm not 100% sure. :sad:

Or Levy
05-10-2007, 12:35 PM
What a shame if it's true. He was in excellent shape.

I guess being striked out of the draw for the past three days jinxed him...

Marek.
05-10-2007, 12:36 PM
Roddick had a walkover last year and it didn't count as a loss.

Castafiore
05-10-2007, 12:36 PM
This day started out with bad tennis news about Xavier Malisse and it's not getting any better either by the looks of it.
What a sad way to end the streak if it should happen this way. :sad:

bad gambler
05-10-2007, 12:36 PM
Who cares if it breaks his streak, kid has bigger fish to fry and attempt to go 3 in a row in Paris which is far more important

Shabazza
05-10-2007, 12:37 PM
I still hope it's just a minor issue and not colon infection like Deivid suggested. Where did you hear that from, anyway?

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 12:37 PM
You either win a tournament or you are defeated. You can be defeated by the scoreline, by retirement, by default or by walkover...

ReturnWinner
05-10-2007, 12:40 PM
CARLOS exceeded in the post -doubles match victorty celebration against the swiss duo :tape:

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 12:40 PM
How do you know, Deivid?

Teledeporte, Spanish TV

ReturnWinner
05-10-2007, 12:41 PM
yeah the losses by walkover are counted but not in the head to head

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 12:42 PM
CARLOS exceeded in the post -doubles match victorty celebration against the swiss duo :tape:

They have already beaten Elrich/Ram after Fed/Stan.

MariaV
05-10-2007, 12:42 PM
Uhhh, I really hope it's nothing serious and he can play tonight. :sad: :tears:

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 12:42 PM
yeah the losses by walkover are counted but not in the head to head

Correct.

ReturnWinner
05-10-2007, 12:43 PM
well , the main damage was doing after the first win :p
They have alreadt beaten Elrich/Ram after Fed/Stan.

mickymouse
05-10-2007, 12:44 PM
Who cares if it breaks his streak, kid has bigger fish to fry and attempt to go 3 in a row in Paris which is far more important
It matters for history.

tangerine_dream
05-10-2007, 12:44 PM
Get better Rafa :hug:

The_Nadal_effect
05-10-2007, 12:44 PM
Who cares if it breaks his streak, kid has bigger fish to fry and attempt to go 3 in a row in Paris which is far more important

Well said, but I do hope he's okay soon enough.

ReturnWinner
05-10-2007, 12:46 PM
yes true, his health is the most important

besides he has had set up the record by a great margin

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 12:48 PM
besides he has had set up the record by a great margin

Yep, great advantage to the 2nd best male streak, still way far away from Evert, so it's not that important now.

bad gambler
05-10-2007, 12:48 PM
It matters for history.

lol

bad gambler
05-10-2007, 12:48 PM
Well said, but I do hope he's okay soon enough.

Of course, what is most important is that he is 100% for Paris :)

ReturnWinner
05-10-2007, 12:50 PM
Health of Humans is more important than history


It matters for history.

mickymouse
05-10-2007, 12:51 PM
Health of Humans is more important than history

Of course his health is more important. I'm only referring to his streak ending due to a walkover rather than an actual loss.

disturb3d
05-10-2007, 12:55 PM
I'm not buying it, not against Youzhny.
I'm calling this a set up. An excuse for the potential loss.

In all of professional sport, Nadal's sportmanship is perhaps the worst. Nothing from him could surprise me anymore.

radiofriendly
05-10-2007, 12:57 PM
Odds for French Open have just been removed at my book (sportsbet)

FedFan
05-10-2007, 12:58 PM
My guess: He wants an excuse to drop the tournament in Hambourg, which would be a wise decision in his case. ;)

SwiSha
05-10-2007, 12:58 PM
I'm not buying it, not against Youzhny.
I'm calling this a set up. An excuse for the potential loss.

In all of professional sport, Nadal's sportmanship is perhaps the worst. Nothing from him could surprise me anymore.

yes Nadal is afraid to play Misha on clay.. you got it

in all of professional mtf user behaviour :lol:l, this is maybe the most retarded post ever

Or Levy
05-10-2007, 01:10 PM
Is Roger that desprate to visit Rafa in the hospital or what? Gawds! You can go AFTER winning your match, you know!

Lori42
05-10-2007, 01:10 PM
Hopefully the match will still be played. I hope that it is nothing serious. As for people saying it is an excuse they don't know what they are talking about. He stated that he was not feeling well yesterday. Let's hope that he is able to get through the match today!!!!!

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 01:19 PM
Looks like Nadal will play :D

SwiSha
05-10-2007, 01:19 PM
good news

MariaV
05-10-2007, 01:21 PM
Oh good, gracias Deivid!!!!!! :D Did they say what was wrong, just some stomach bug?

Yappa
05-10-2007, 01:21 PM
Both probably have some plans together for the rest of this and next week and will lose today. ;)

Looking forward to the Volandri vs Youzhny final. :D

Deivid23
05-10-2007, 01:26 PM
Oh good, gracias Deivid!!!!!! :D Did they say what was wrong, just some stomach bug?

First news were light colon infection, now radios are saying heīs been checked and heīs ok to play donīt know if heīs fully fit though :confused:

Ivanatis
05-10-2007, 01:26 PM
My guess: He wants an excuse to drop the tournament in Hambourg, which would be a wise decision in his case. ;)

too early, he cannot win 3 more matches here and saying he won't play Hamburg because of injury without losing credibility

Lori42
05-10-2007, 01:28 PM
Great News!!!!:) :)

ReturnWinner
05-10-2007, 01:30 PM
i did read he had seasickness against Bracciali bue he was a not very worried about that

Sofyaxo
05-10-2007, 01:31 PM
Of course Nadal is going to play. That kid plays, sick, hurt, whatever, and his record is important to him. Makes sense to me.

Hopefully his illness isn't that bad, and it could work to his advantage. Though I'm not sure if Misha is stupid enough to under estimate Nadal.

yomike
05-10-2007, 01:32 PM
Sensationalized journalism at its finest.

rafagirlno1
05-10-2007, 01:32 PM
First news were light colon infection, now radios are saying heīs been checked and heīs ok to play donīt know if heīs fully fit though :confused:

:worship: :worship: :worship: hope wht you say is true and that he is fully fit :worship:

Lori42
05-10-2007, 01:33 PM
I feel sure he will play. Athletes play all the time when they are not feeling well. I see it even in my daughters young soccer team. It starts when they are young

Sunset of Age
05-10-2007, 01:34 PM
I surely hope he's okay! Don't want an illness to make an end to his streak...

Looks like Roger is shocked by the news too. He's making a mess of his match. Grrr!

Mistaflava
05-10-2007, 01:36 PM
He goes to the hospital for being dizzy?

I think a pair of panties would be a perfect fit for him right now...what a pansy.

Pop some damn tylenols, bang a few chicks and get the hell back on the court son...its called being tough.

Or Levy
05-10-2007, 01:36 PM
Hopefully, someone is going to ask that at the presser...

wildegirl05
05-10-2007, 01:46 PM
i'm glad to hear rafa will play :)

now can someone let roger know this asap so he can salvage this match??:sad:

FiBeR
05-10-2007, 01:46 PM
He goes to the hospital for being dizzy?

I think a pair of panties would be a perfect fit for him right now...what a pansy.

Pop some damn tylenols, bang a few chicks and get the hell back on the court son...its called being tough.

you re such an a$$hole.. :retard:

why dont you get a life :retard:

Blue Heart24
05-10-2007, 01:48 PM
This is it,today is the day when the streak ends and MIKHAIL YOUZHNY will do it.

Horatio Caine
05-10-2007, 01:49 PM
Nadal will definitely be more fired up than ever to play now if he isn't going to put himself at risk...Roger :eek:

:lol:

mallorn
05-10-2007, 02:15 PM
From CBS:
Dizzy Nadal checks out 'OK' at Rome hospital

May 10, 2007
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

ROME -- Rafael Nadal went to a hospital for a checkup following a dizzy spell Thursday, although he was not planning to pull out of the Rome Masters.

"Everything is OK. It was just a routine checkup. He's playing tonight," Nadal's spokesman Benito Barbadillo said. "It was the same as yesterday. He was just feeling a little dizzy, that's it."

Nadal has a chance to extend his 73-match clay-court winning streak against 15th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny in the third round later Thursday.

Even if he does withdraw, Nadal's streak will remain in intact.

"A withdrawal is not considered a loss or a win," ATP spokesman Nicola Arzani said.

Nadal is aiming to become the first player to win this French Open warmup three consecutive times. Youzhny beat Nadal in their last two meetings -- both on hard courts.

http://cbs.sportsline.com/tennis/story/10174864

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 02:20 PM
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"A withdrawal is not considered a loss or a win," ATP spokesman Nicola Arzani said.

Not true, according to the rules book, but I can't care less about this.

martine2
05-10-2007, 02:21 PM
:eek: Hope it's not too bad and he'll be able to play....
But hope he doesn't play if he's not 100% fit. Would be such a shame if he lost like this :sad:

alfonsojose
05-10-2007, 02:26 PM
Poor juicy man :awww:

cmurray
05-10-2007, 02:28 PM
If he's sick, he shouldn't play - record books, or no record books.

DO THE RIGHT THING, RAF.

Sunset of Age
05-10-2007, 02:34 PM
If he's sick, he shouldn't play - record books, or no record books.

DO THE RIGHT THING, RAF.

Spot on. But I think he'll play tonight. ;)

GlennMirnyi
05-10-2007, 03:12 PM
The juice is backfiring.

Merton
05-10-2007, 03:43 PM
The streak is not important, there is bigger fish to catch for him. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

RonE
05-10-2007, 03:43 PM
He does look rather forlorn :awww:

http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/rdi/lowres/rdin485l.jpg

Just Cause
05-10-2007, 03:44 PM
And made sure FEDERER SOUGHT THERAPY...LOL...

cc2monac
05-10-2007, 03:55 PM
:eek: Hope it's not too bad and he'll be able to play....
But hope he doesn't play if he's not 100% fit. Would be such a shame if he lost like this :sad:

:worship: completly agree...if he has to loose one day it will be realy pitty to do it like that

Beren
05-10-2007, 04:49 PM
Not true, according to the rules book, but I can't care less about this.

Look the player profiles in atptennis.com , this year:

Davydenko 17-11 (w.o in Barcelona; no loss)

Melzer 13-11 (w.o. in Sydney, ídem)

Blake 19-8 ("victory" w.o in Sydney, no win)

Caņas 21-6 ("victory" w.o in Barcelona; ídem)

The same with others w.o in a lot of players :p

Sorry for my english

W!MBLEDON
05-10-2007, 04:54 PM
But it doesn't matter. He's already in the tournament. He beat Bracciali and therefore a walkover would count as ending his streak. He's already played and is scheduled to play again today and that's it.

Anyway, it's now or never for the streak to end. We'll see Xristos DOUBLING the streak in a few years' time. :p

t0x
05-10-2007, 04:57 PM
Eeeep! Not good news at all...

Since he's played and won a round, giving a walkover does end the streak. Going out and playing injured would be equally as disappointing way of losing the streak.

So I guess he'll just have to make the right decision, as I'm sure he will.

guga2120
05-10-2007, 04:58 PM
uh oh, he certainly did not look great yesterday, i hope he doesn't lose b/c of this, if he is really is messed up he should just pull out though.

martine2
05-10-2007, 05:05 PM
But it doesn't matter. He's already in the tournament. He beat Bracciali and therefore a walkover would count as ending his streak. He's already played and is scheduled to play again today and that's it.

Anyway, it's now or never for the streak to end. We'll see Xristos DOUBLING the streak in a few years' time. :p

Would be a shame but his health is more important.
And maybe it would put an "official" end to the streak, but certainly not "mentally".
If he goes on winning afterwards the psychological streak goes on!

FluffyYellowBall
05-10-2007, 05:07 PM
Eeeep! Not good news at all...

Since he's played and won a round, giving a walkover does end the streak. Going out and playing injured would be equally as disappointing way of losing the streak.

So I guess he'll just have to make the right decision, as I'm sure he will.

How bad can dizziness be?? Its not a injury. I think he should go out there and see how he feels..It will only make him worse IF its an illness so he should play i think.

MariaV
05-10-2007, 05:10 PM
How bad can dizziness be?? Its not a injury. I think he should go out there and see how he feels..It will only make him worse IF its an illness so he should play i think.

I was diagnosed with vertigo last year and believe me, it's pure HORROR!!!! You cannot move your head, everything is spinning, you have no balance and want to vomit ... sorry for the description, that was extreme of course.

CyBorg
05-10-2007, 05:18 PM
Look the player profiles in atptennis.com , this year:

Davydenko 17-11 (w.o in Barcelona; no loss)

Melzer 13-11 (w.o. in Sydney, ídem)

Blake 19-8 ("victory" w.o in Sydney, no win)

Caņas 21-6 ("victory" w.o in Barcelona; ídem)

The same with others w.o in a lot of players :p

Sorry for my english

I could be wrong, but I don't believe a walkover counts in the player's win-loss record.

Strangely enough, a walkover does end a winning streak. It was confirmed in regards to Borg's clay court streak which would have been (if memory serves) between 60 and 70, but the walkovers split it into 2 or 3.

Shabazza
05-10-2007, 05:22 PM
I could be wrong, but I don't believe a walkover counts in the player's win-loss record.

Strangely enough, a walkover does end a winning streak. It was confirmed in regards to Borg's clay court streak which would have been (if memory serves) between 60 and 70, but the walkovers split it into 2 or 3.

Yep, that's what I thought too. I've read somewhere that a w/o did end Borg's winning streak.

Tom_Bombadil
05-10-2007, 05:31 PM
Nadal is playing tonight, so if Youzhny wants to end his streak he'll have to show it on the court. To be fair, what almost all of us wanted.

Vamos Rafa!

Veronique
05-10-2007, 05:36 PM
Dizzy spells aren't fun. I've had 2 of those in a gym and I thought I was going to die.

Andre♥
05-10-2007, 05:39 PM
Dizzy spells aren't fun. I've had 2 of those in a gym and I thought I was going to die.

Yeah. It's like if you have drunk liters of alcohol... :(

FluffyYellowBall
05-10-2007, 05:56 PM
I was diagnosed with vertigo last year and believe me, it's pure HORROR!!!! You cannot move your head, everything is spinning, you have no balance and want to vomit ... sorry for the description, that was extreme of course.

Oh i had something similar but it went awa after like a day or something! Dizzy spells can be a sign of anything from fatigue to epilepsy or an infection..Hopefully its just fatigue. Might have cleared out by now??:confused: We'll see how he plays:sad:

palmstrike
05-10-2007, 05:56 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6643225.stm

According to that article, his streak wouldn't end if he withdraws.
I think that makes sense. Why should it end his streak when it doesn't count as a defeat?

cornellboy
05-10-2007, 06:00 PM
Yeah, I don't think his streak would end, especially if the ATP is saying it wouldn't

cmurray
05-10-2007, 06:23 PM
I was diagnosed with vertigo last year and believe me, it's pure HORROR!!!! You cannot move your head, everything is spinning, you have no balance and want to vomit ... sorry for the description, that was extreme of course.

I had vertigo too a couple years ago, from a nasty inner ear infection. It took SIX WEEKS to get better. I threw up every day and for at least 3 weeks I couldn't even walk straight. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

FluffyYellowBall
05-10-2007, 06:29 PM
I had nooo idea a walk over doesnt count as a defeat..Wow, i wonder if its making him think of pulling out

CmonAussie
05-10-2007, 06:38 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6643225.stm

According to that article, his streak wouldn't end if he withdraws.
I think that makes sense. Why should it end his streak when it doesn't count as a defeat?


IF Nadal takes the court & hits just one ball then it counts as a defeat;)

If he WDs before the match then naturally his streak is intact;)

SwiSha
05-10-2007, 08:06 PM
I'm not buying it, not against Youzhny.
I'm calling this a set up. An excuse for the potential loss.

In all of professional sport, Nadal's sportmanship is perhaps the worst. Nothing from him could surprise me anymore.

:lol:

muahaha :haha:

MariaV
05-10-2007, 08:31 PM
I had vertigo too a couple years ago, from a nasty inner ear infection. It took SIX WEEKS to get better. I threw up every day and for at least 3 weeks I couldn't even walk straight. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Yeah Cheryl, it took me like 2 months to get over it, the doc said it wasn't that unusual, I had smth with the inner ear too. I didn't throw up though. :o
But yeah, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

LinkMage
05-11-2007, 01:00 AM
LOL! What was this circus about?

Looks like Nadal was fine enough to demolish Youzhny.