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Who Will Withdraw From Hamburg?

nolop
05-13-2007, 12:37 AM
Vote :cool:

multiple choices

and alternative 3) should say if nadal, cañas or volandri are around :cool:

Ays25
05-13-2007, 12:41 AM
federer..
he doesnt want another humiliation :devil:

Burrow
05-13-2007, 12:56 AM
nadal and probably fernando gonzalez too

mashamaniac
05-13-2007, 01:07 AM
voted nadal,even though hope the other way!

Bilbo
05-13-2007, 01:08 AM
Nadal, I'm 99% sure.

Burrow
05-13-2007, 01:11 AM
then if he does withdraw bilbo, you can say: expected withdrawal

pigbrain
05-13-2007, 01:21 AM
Fed, Nadal, and Gonzalez...

NicoFan
05-13-2007, 01:22 AM
Rafa and Fernando...

Nolop - actually a good thread. :yeah: :lol:

I like the "Stepanek, too exhausted being pretty" line. :lol:

Albop
05-13-2007, 01:26 AM
god thread

i think that nadal and
probably gonzo but i hope that he can play


stepanek :haha:

leng jai
05-13-2007, 01:42 AM
Clay master Haas has already withdrew.

Beforehand
05-13-2007, 01:54 AM
I voted for Nadal and the Volandri choice, just because Volandri's is hilarious.

nolop
05-13-2007, 02:39 AM
glad you liked the thread :cool:

Johnny Groove
05-13-2007, 03:01 AM
nolop useful threads- 1
Just Cause useful threads- 0

good on ya, mate :yeah:

GonzoFed
05-13-2007, 03:17 AM
Warning: Not All the Chileans have the same IQ as Nolop.

Alonsofz
05-13-2007, 03:26 AM
Warning: Not All the Chileans have the same IQ as Nolop.

:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

El Legenda
05-13-2007, 03:29 AM
Who will get banned by Hamburg?

Albop
05-13-2007, 03:32 AM
Warning: Not All the Chileans have the same IQ as Nolop.

:worship: :bowdown: :hug:

thats true :nerner:

Johnny Groove
05-13-2007, 03:33 AM
Who will get banned by Hamburg?

Hopefully JC and his many half-assed wannabes

Kolya
05-13-2007, 03:49 AM
Warning: Not All the Chileans have the same IQ as Nolop.

:lol:

Nadal will withdraw.

nolop
05-13-2007, 03:53 PM
Warning: Not All the Chileans have the same IQ as Nolop.

yep, cause im a genius :nerner:

guga2120
05-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Im am wondering if Nadal will play, certainly looked fine in the final, I still wouldn't be shocked if he pulled out.

ReturnWinner
05-13-2007, 04:20 PM
I think Both Gonzalez and Nadal will Play in Hamburg

anon57
05-13-2007, 04:23 PM
I think Gonzalez will play Hamburg, not sure about Nadal he might wanna skip Hamburg as he's previously done to prepare for RG altough the final in rome wasn't tough so I doubt he's really physically tired

Albop
05-13-2007, 04:23 PM
yep, cause im a genius :nerner:

ohh... and your brilliant threats
represent that :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

ReturnWinner
05-13-2007, 04:29 PM
yes Gonzalez will play for sure i think, he has not had too much physical effort this week except againt Massu

Nadal could play if he Wants, he has still enough stamina but maybe he could decide to rest for Roland Garros

La_Pequeña
05-13-2007, 04:48 PM
If you had asked me yesterday, I would have thought Nadal a pretty safe bet, but after today's final.. :)

I still voted Nadal tho :shrug:

Stepanek! :haha: :haha:

kindablue
05-13-2007, 05:01 PM
nolop to withdraw from GM

The_Nadal_effect
05-13-2007, 05:13 PM
nolop useful threads- 1
Just Cause useful threads- 0

good on ya, mate :yeah:

Have you forgotten to mention R=FK for his 'Spartan thread'. I'm guilty of enjoying that :lol:

The_Nadal_effect
05-13-2007, 05:16 PM
Nadal will play, for sure, no? He in good form. Also very very very hungry. Tired but very hungry. Is nice, no? So, he play.

Mateya
05-13-2007, 05:22 PM
Nolop to withdraw from GM

:cool: I wish...

spriwi
05-13-2007, 05:25 PM
Nadal will play, for sure, no? He in good form. Also very very very hungry. Tired but very hungry. Is nice, no? So, he play.

:haha:

mallorn
05-13-2007, 07:01 PM
From the BBC:
Nadal, who confirmed that he plans to play at next week's Hamburg Masters, added: "I think I am in the best moment of my career. I have worked very hard the last year and now I see the results."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6651863.stm
*sigh*

scoobs
05-13-2007, 07:01 PM
Nadal is still planning to play in Hamburg

Nadal, who confirmed that he plans to play at next week's Hamburg Masters, added: "I think I am in the best moment of my career."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6651863.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6651863.stm)

Yappa
05-13-2007, 07:11 PM
Sounds like I'll need to buy some extra tickets tomorrow. :)

Sunset of Age
05-13-2007, 07:20 PM
I'm quite surprised to see so many people expected Rafa to withdraw from Hamburg....

He knows pretty well Rogi will be there to gain some points, so I expected him to show up there as well - especially after that non-match of today.

spriwi
05-13-2007, 07:33 PM
rafa really wants to be no1, it's his dream ever since he started playing tennis.
now, he may feel closer than ever: he can see that rogi has not been playing very well recently, so he wants to get as many points of advantage as he can before the grass & hard courts. i guess that's why he ll play in hamburg.
only my thought :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
05-13-2007, 07:41 PM
rafa really wants to be no1, it's he's dream ever since he started playing tennis.
now, he may feel closer than ever: he can see that rogi has not been playing very well recently, so he wants to get as many points of advantage as he can before the grass & hard courts. i guess that's why he ll play in hamburg.
only my thought :rolleyes:

My thoughts exactly. He'd be pretty foolish not to show up there now Roger's obviously going through a slump.

Mechlan
05-13-2007, 08:03 PM
My thoughts exactly. He'd be pretty foolish not to show up there now Roger's obviously going through a slump.

I think his fans are somewhat antsy that playing Hamburg might cost him Roland Garros. It's a tough choice, to be sure. Only he knows how he's feeling physically. Personally I think the wise move would be to withdraw, but if he can win both, that would obviously put him in great shape to challenge Roger for #1 at the end of the year.

Mateya
05-13-2007, 08:44 PM
:rolleyes: Nadal...

Please go swimming or something for a week. You will burn yourself out before second week of RG :retard:

Sunset of Age
05-13-2007, 09:02 PM
I think his fans are somewhat antsy that playing Hamburg might cost him Roland Garros. It's a tough choice, to be sure. Only he knows how he's feeling physically. Personally I think the wise move would be to withdraw, but if he can win both, that would obviously put him in great shape to challenge Roger for #1 at the end of the year.

It's a bit strange to me - I am a Rafa fan, but I'm surprised to see so many of my fellow-Rafa fans don't seem to trust him to be able to make his own (right or wrong) decisions.

He's doing extremely well, he's on a roll, he's as good as invincible right now, he wants to become the #1
-> OF COURSE he'll be playing Hamburg!

l_mac
05-13-2007, 09:25 PM
Last year after Rome he said he would play Hamburg, but didn't. I wouldn't say he'll definitely play.

From last year's Rome press conference:

Q. (Through translation.) You beat him twice in a row. Do you think this might give you an extra advantage for Roland Garros?
RAFAEL NADAL: (Through translation.) Well, I don't know. We have to play Hamburg first. We're flying there tomorrow and we'll see what happens.
Be in the finals in Roland Garros is very, very far away. It's a huge number of matches, so I cannot think about this now. Hamburg tomorrow.
Q. You're definitely playing Hamburg?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah.

Black Adam
05-13-2007, 09:27 PM
yep, cause im a genius :nerner:
No kidding. If you classify as a genius, then Mirkaland is a brainiac 4 centuries ahead of this time.:rolleyes:

kobulingam
05-13-2007, 09:57 PM
Nadal should withdraw.

He has an aura of invincibility around him which he can carry to RG. Why risking losing in best of 3 matches in a cold, damp clay court tournament (much different conditions than usualy clay court)? He'll be tired and some hot player could come up witth 2 brilliant sets to break his auro of invicibility.

He should rest for a week, then ramp up training the week before RG.

jenanun
05-14-2007, 07:43 AM
now i think nadal is actually going to play hamburg...

he has tried so hard to save the clay AMS while skipping one every year, just doesnt make sense......

though i really hope he would make something up and withdraw.....

Merton
05-14-2007, 08:22 AM
I still think Nadal will withdraw but this time he will show up in Hamburg and claim exhaustion. On the other hand, I was curious so I looked at total time spent on court during last year versus this year. Here we go: (approximately)

2007
Monte Carlo: 7 hours
Barcelona: 7 hours
Rome: 10 hours

2006:
Monte Carlo: 12 hours
Barcelona: 9 hours
Rome: 12 hours

Nadal spent 9 more hours on court in 2006 than he did this year.

Mechlan
05-14-2007, 08:30 AM
I still think Nadal will withdraw but this time he will show up in Hamburg and claim exhaustion. On the other hand, I was curious so I looked at total time spent on court during last year versus this year. Here we go: (approximately)

2007
Monte Carlo: 7 hours
Barcelona: 7 hours
Rome: 10 hours

2006:
Monte Carlo: 12 hours
Barcelona: 9 hours
Rome: 12 hours

Nadal spent 9 more hours on court in 2006 than he did this year.

Looks like he could possibly win Hamburg and still spend less time on court than he did last year. Though does this include doubles as well?

Merton
05-14-2007, 08:34 AM
Looks like he could possibly win Hamburg and still spend less time on court than he did last year. Though does this include doubles as well?

I doubt doubles take any serious toll physically, these times are only for singles matches. Yet there is a component for nervous exhaustion from playing too many matches on itself, the prudent thing for Nadal would be to withdraw even though he might spend less than 9 hours on court in Hamburg.

Action Jackson
05-14-2007, 08:42 AM
Nadal will show up in Hamburg, to announce his withdrawal in person.

Mimi
05-14-2007, 08:48 AM
i predict that nadal will play, he wants to keep his promise :cool:

Deivid23
05-14-2007, 09:39 AM
Nadal will show up in Hamburg, to announce his withdrawal in person.

Don´t think so.

NaDALiTa
05-14-2007, 09:45 AM
Nadal will play for sure, he defended this tournament's cause way too much ,and he can't say he won't play it, it would be a disgrace!!! He'll go to Hambourg and play one round and then retire with a injure.......to have some rest before RG!!!

But still he is able to go there and win it!! :worship: :worship:

almouchie
05-14-2007, 10:23 AM
why are u expecting several withdrawals?

Geniey2g
05-14-2007, 12:47 PM
Nadal should withdraw.

He has an aura of invincibility around him which he can carry to RG. Why risking losing in best of 3 matches in a cold, damp clay court tournament (much different conditions than usualy clay court)? He'll be tired and some hot player could come up witth 2 brilliant sets to break his auro of invicibility.

He should rest for a week, then ramp up training the week before RG.
Yes, yes, and yes.

He doesn't need to play Hamburg; it hasn't been essential to his preps the past 2 years, so why play it now?

This scheduling is a joke, and Rafa needs to go home to Spain.

kobulingam
05-14-2007, 12:55 PM
Looks like he could possibly win Hamburg and still spend less time on court than he did last year. Though does this include doubles as well?

Yeah, but last year he was going into the stretch of tournaments before the clay season with many months of injury related rest. He also bombed out early at Miami.

Yappa
05-14-2007, 12:57 PM
Guess we should all wish, that Nadal wins the Hamburg title. Becauce if he loses, fans will always mention that he was tired/not prepared etc. :)

Apart from one match, Rome was fairly easy for him.

CyBorg
05-14-2007, 01:09 PM
Nadal will show up in Hamburg, to announce his withdrawal in person.

"My butt hurts when I do dis, no?"

Sunset of Age
05-14-2007, 01:19 PM
Last year after Rome he said he would play Hamburg, but didn't. I wouldn't say he'll definitely play.

From last year's Rome press conference:

Last year it was a completely different situation. He and Roger (who didn't show up either, for the same reason) had gone through a gruelling 5-set final, which left them both complety tired out.

This year, Raf has had barely any competition in Rome.
And as I said: he wants to become #1 - if he indeed wants to have a chance, he should take it RIGHT NOW, and gain as many points as possible.
Roger won't remain in a slump forever, you know... ;)

anon57
05-14-2007, 01:30 PM
He hasn't had any physically tough matches but the main question is how will he hold up mentally. Last year after Wimbledon he had a slump, which he himself said was from playing too much and too much pressure. If he does play Hamburg and RG, and how will the extra matches effect him in the long run.

Ad Wim
05-15-2007, 02:42 PM
No news considering withdrawals form either Roger or Rafa?

Yappa
05-15-2007, 02:44 PM
Federer is about to start playing his doubles match. :)