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Why doesn't Nadal ever play Hopman Cup?

Topspindoctor
10-12-2010, 12:59 PM
It seems like all high profile players play/used to play it.

Federer won it with Martina Hingis


Nole already confirmed his participation (with Ivanovic) for next year
Murray is also playing (with Laura Robson)

Hewitt is playing as always.

So why does Nadal always miss it? IMO it's a fun event where you don't need to try to play your best and it would be HUGE for the tournament if Rafa (reigning US Open champ :worship:) participated instead of killing himself in masters events in Doha and such.

Singularity
10-12-2010, 01:01 PM
Can we have a poll with some silly options?

Topspindoctor
10-12-2010, 01:01 PM
Can we have a poll with some silly options?

No. It's a legitimate thread and poll isn't warranted.

propi
10-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Why should Rafa play when this is Robredo's play yard??
In there he's beating the likes of Murray or Federer :bounce:
He's won it twice already :banana:

aloniv
10-12-2010, 01:59 PM
There is no masters in Doha.

TheBoiledEgg
10-12-2010, 02:42 PM
picking one's ass in mixed doubles in front of a lady is just not on.

scoobs
10-12-2010, 03:26 PM
I hope he does play it one year, I'd like to see him in mixed doubles, perhaps with Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez

Johnny Groove
10-12-2010, 03:29 PM
He is clearly scared of the competition :awww:

habibko
10-12-2010, 03:39 PM
they don't pay him enough.

emotion
10-12-2010, 03:44 PM
Robredo is too much of a Hopman legend :worship:

scoobs
10-12-2010, 03:45 PM
No Spanish team at all this year.

Missed a chance for Nadal there.

CCBH
10-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Rafa + Maria Jose would be a great team. Maybe Suarez Navarro, although she has been struggling recently (he once said his favorite player on the women's tour was Carla).

Federer + Schnyder :devil:, so much talent on one side of the court.

Topspindoctor
10-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Rafa + Maria Jose would be a great team. Maybe Suarez Navarro, although she has been struggling recently (he once said his favorite player on the women's tour was Carla).

Federer + Schnyder :devil:, so much talent on one side of the court.

I actually recall Rafa saying Henin was his favorite WTA player to watch, but she's not Spanish :)

Maria Jose would be a great partner as she's a doubles specialist. Perhaps she could carry Rafa to victory :devil:

CCBH
10-12-2010, 06:34 PM
I actually recall Rafa saying Henin was his favorite WTA player to watch, but she's not Spanish :)

Maria Jose would be a great partner as she's a doubles specialist. Perhaps she could carry Rafa to victory :devil:

I know that :yeah:, but that was when Justine was still playing (her first career). He mentioned Carla after one of her deep runs at a Grand Slam, maybe the AO 2009.

But not surprising, Carla's game has many similarities to Justine ;)

Manequin75
10-12-2010, 06:50 PM
Nadal forum FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who the fuck cares?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

you cared enough to enter the thread and post in it :)

GeoMaster
10-12-2010, 07:42 PM
nadal and feliciano lopez ( as a female partner) would be a good couple, in my opinion : )))

Pirata.
10-12-2010, 08:00 PM
nadal and feliciano lopez ( as a female partner) would be a good couple, in my opinion : )))

Lopez would be better with Verdasco, imo

sheva07
10-12-2010, 08:10 PM
Clown event. No real reasons to play it.

dombrfc
10-12-2010, 09:20 PM
So why does Nadal always miss it? IMO it's a fun event where you don't need to try to play your best and it would be HUGE for the tournament if Rafa (reigning US Open champ :worship:) participated instead of killing himself in masters events in Doha and such.

Did I miss something?