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Will Rafa withdraw from Halle?

theseth1119
06-10-2012, 06:36 PM
What do you think he does?

Freak3yman84
06-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Yeah, he'll withdraw. It would make no sense to play because he'll be tired, and the field is actually pretty strong which would make it even tougher. He should get rest for Wimby.

theseth1119
06-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Even though the FO F will be done tomorrow or Tuesday at the worst, and although Rafa has a first round bye as the #1 seed at Halle, and he wouldn't have his first match (2nd round) until Wednesday or Thursday, I don't think there's enough time for him to get Halle and acclimated to the grass, so I say he withdraws from Halle.

Nr 1 Fan
06-10-2012, 06:52 PM
If not, he will tank his first/second match.

Roger the Dodger
06-10-2012, 06:54 PM
Knowing Nadal, he might just come by for 2 matches. That's enough ball-hitting with pros till before Wimbledon.

AntiTennis
06-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Uhm, last year he was tired too and still played, I think he will play.

Looner
06-10-2012, 07:41 PM
No, he's saving for a new yacht, so he needs every penny he can get :angel:.

ServeVolley
06-10-2012, 07:43 PM
I wanted another Fedal final on grass, so I hope not. :awww:

JurajCrane
06-10-2012, 07:45 PM
I wanted another Fedal final on grass, so I hope not. :awww:

Wait for Wimbledon ! ;)

born_on_clay
06-10-2012, 07:47 PM
He should withdraw and play Eastbourne

mooncreek
06-10-2012, 07:50 PM
The weather on Monday will make a difference. If this match does finish on Monday (especially if he wins), Rafa plays and gets his two matches in. If it finishes on Tuesday, he withdraws.

viruzzz
06-10-2012, 07:50 PM
He knew he would probably won RG.
So... Why did he agreed to participate here?

I think he should probably play, if he's tired, he can tank when he think he should.
But so many people want to see him.

i don't know...

Eden
06-10-2012, 07:50 PM
Rafa's first match would be on Thursday so there's still time for him to come to Halle.

I think though that it is likely that he is going to withdraw from the doubles tournament.

Roger the Dodger
06-10-2012, 07:50 PM
He can always play an exho with Hewwit to make up for any loss of match practice.

Backhand_Maestro
06-10-2012, 07:52 PM
He should withdraw and play Eastbourne

Tax evasion caused him to miss Stella Artois ;-)

Arkin
06-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Even though the FO F will be done tomorrow or Tuesday at the worst, and although Rafa has a first round bye as the #1 seed at Halle, and he wouldn't have his first match (2nd round) until Wednesday or Thursday, I don't think there's enough time for him to get Halle and acclimated to the grass, so I say he withdraws from Halle.

he's playing the doubles tournament aswell.
if the final ends on tuesday he won't be in germany before wednesday that's a little short for the tournament

Clay Death
06-10-2012, 09:00 PM
withdraw and make an appointment with a sports shrink asap.

and then get on the fucking practice courts and actually show some improvements instead of always paying lip service.

lets actually see some improvements moron.

Jamoz
06-10-2012, 09:01 PM
withdraw and make an appointment with a sports shrink asap.

and then get on the fucking practice courts and actually show some improvements instead of paying lip service.

Not happy for the clay warrior? ;)

RNW
06-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Eurosport Commentator mentioned he likes to go to Disneyland after French Open. So he has to decide either/or.

Clay Death
06-10-2012, 09:02 PM
i told you i was not happy with him.

well now you know why once and for all.

in fact now everybody should know why.

evilmindbulgaria
06-10-2012, 09:24 PM
I wanted another Fedal final on grass, so I hope not. :awww:

Yeah, me too , so Rafa can spank his bitch again :devil:

Tennis-Life
06-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Yeah, me too , so Rafa can spank his bitch again :devil:

If he lose tomorrow, I doubt he will make final at Halle so please keep silence and pray for Rafa's win tomorrow

evilmindbulgaria
06-10-2012, 09:31 PM
If he lose tomorrow, I doubt he will make final at Halle so please keep silence and pray for Rafa's win tomorrow

I don't think he will make the final in Halle, I said I *hope* he does.

Let the better player win tomorrow!

Allez
06-10-2012, 09:50 PM
If Rafa is committed he is the favourite for Halle given his results at Wimbledon the last two years. The only problem is that he tends to only play a few matches in the grass tune ups. He's not bothered about winning them.

Jimnik
06-11-2012, 01:45 AM
He doesn't have to play until Thursday thanks to Halle's new first round Bye. Unless RG doesn't finish until Tuesday, he'll play.

Sri
06-11-2012, 03:11 AM
withdraw and make an appointment with a sports shrink asap.

and then get on the fucking practice courts and actually show some improvements instead of always paying lip service.

lets actually see some improvements moron.

What are you talking about?

If it wasn't for the rain and heavy moisture-laden balls, Rafa would have finished Nole in 3.

Mimi
06-11-2012, 03:25 AM
he better withdraw from wimby too in order to avoid embarrassment :mad:

Looner
06-11-2012, 03:39 AM
It's pathetic you can win Halle with four wins. What gives. Giving the top guys a bye to the final next year?

Mimi
06-11-2012, 03:55 AM
:haha: Come on, this is not how the world works. If he loses to Djokovic again it would be pretty pathetic, but remember Federer got 3 GS 2009-2010 just after Nadal looked invincible.

sorry my dear, i am a chicken, an old crying baby and coward. Rafa's latest defeat to nole in slams has turned me even more crazy and mad, i guess i need to be sent to mental hospital, any good suggestion? :mad::mad::mad:

Mimi
06-11-2012, 04:08 AM
I hear General Death is a pretty good shrink. But I don't think he is taking any patients until this final is over :haha: :drink:

well, he cannot cure me, he needs to cure himself after tomorrow like me too :banghead: :tears: :bigcry:

i need to enroll in a mental hospital that does not tie its patients up on the bed, I guess i may get it in Europe, they are more civilised :p:eek:

General Allez, he will be starting his new job as toilet cleaning tomorrow for jinxing rafa. He is not allowed to use gloves while doing the cleaning :haha: :lol: :fiery:

NyGeL
06-11-2012, 04:21 AM
Yes he will, becouse he loves $$$ over his form.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 04:26 AM
I think so. It's too bad though for him, because he won't get that appearance fee.

Clay Death
06-11-2012, 04:35 AM
I hear Clay Death is a pretty good shrink. But I don't think he is taking any patients until this final is over :haha: :drink:



In the meantime we can blame General Allez :mad: and his jinxing ways :mad:



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mickymouse
06-11-2012, 04:54 AM
If he wins, I think he'll go, but if he loses, I don't think he'll recover emotionally in time for the grass season.

AntiTennis
06-11-2012, 04:55 AM
You can win the WTF with 3 W's.
But you play against top 8 :rolleyes:..and also is hard to win with only 3 victories

Evitman
06-11-2012, 05:00 AM
He will tank today to prepare better for Halle.

CooCooCachoo
06-11-2012, 07:47 AM
He shouldn't be tired. He wasn't tested before the final, and now that he is, the match is spread over two days. Fatigue would be no excuse.

ServeVolley
06-11-2012, 08:08 AM
You can win the WTF with 3 W's.

When was the last time that happened, again? Generally if you lose two of the first three matches then you're not playing well enough to get through the semis, even if you do somehow manage to get there.

Besides, it's all Top 8. :shrug:

Allez
06-11-2012, 08:21 AM
I hear Clay Death is a pretty good shrink. But I don't think he is taking any patients until this final is over :haha: :drink:



In the meantime we can blame General Allez :mad: and his jinxing ways :mad:

Seems like I'm the only one who still has Rafa's back. All the legless gloryhunters are jumping ship. Sad to see, but that is the nature of the beast. Rafa deserves better than this.

Allez
06-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Oops

cutesteve22
06-11-2012, 10:06 AM
I just found out Nadal is also in doubles draw of Halle :eek: that would be crazy if he played both single and double.

Lucilla
06-11-2012, 10:09 AM
I sure hope so! He needs to rest.

iriraz
06-11-2012, 10:51 AM
I just found out Nadal is also in doubles draw of Halle :eek: that would be crazy if he played both single and double.

When he played at Queens,he did double duty too.But now that he has less time to prepare,he probably will change plans what he will do regarding the Halle tourney.A lot deppends on the commitments he has to do after the French Open final and when he will get to Germany.There are a lot of variables.

cardio
06-11-2012, 11:05 AM
I think top players who reaches RG final / SF, should play Borg schedule : no tourneys between RG and Wimby. People actually need rest. Just to show up on grass tournament for 2 matches and then tank, is not normal.Fed was able to play all 3 tourneys with great success when he was young and Nadal even won all 3 in 2008, but it is still too much for human body.

Jimnik
06-11-2012, 12:08 PM
Certainly not now.

Matt01
06-11-2012, 12:18 PM
I think he will play 1 or 2 matches and then tank to be ready for the next Slam win.

STUHL
06-11-2012, 12:18 PM
He will tank in the Quaterfinal.

Raiden
06-11-2012, 12:30 PM
He's scheduled to play his first (and last?) match in Halle on thursday.

Lucilla
06-11-2012, 12:31 PM
I think Rafa needs a good rest now

rafa_maniac
06-11-2012, 01:08 PM
Quick resolution to the match today and a thursday start means he'll probably show up for a match or two.

Myrre
06-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Ridiculous that the top 4 get a bye. Only need 4 wins for the title.

SheepleBuster
06-11-2012, 09:00 PM
What do you think he does?

I think he withdraws from tennis suddenly. He knows sooner or later, even the best misstep. If you know what I mean. Then it is all over for him.

samanosuke
06-11-2012, 09:05 PM
i hope so. no reason to risk possible non clay court title after year and half. but he is too dumb reasonable thinking so he'll play

outrider
06-11-2012, 10:47 PM
He will lose to Kohlschreiber in QF and then winning doubles title with Granollers. :eek:

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 12:49 AM
He should. Halle is a clown event.

misty1
06-12-2012, 12:56 AM
He should. Halle is a clown event.

no its not. Its very well regarded by the players and very well organized. It should probably be worth more, prime candidate for a 500 on grass

guga2120
06-12-2012, 01:01 AM
He should. Halle is a clown event.

Compared to Queens it is a clown tournament. I assume he will play but will take a dive at about the qf's.

BroTree123
06-12-2012, 01:22 AM
He should. Halle is a clown event.

I don't believe he should. Has another chance to routine Olderer in the finals :drool:

Jamoz
06-12-2012, 01:23 AM
I don't believe he should. Has another chance to routine Olderer in the finals :drool:

Careful now, Halle is much quicker than "slow" Wimbledon.

BroTree123
06-12-2012, 01:26 AM
Careful now, Halle is much quicker than "slow" Wimbledon.

Yes, but against his pigeon, it wouldn't matter.

star
06-12-2012, 01:27 AM
Careful now, Halle is much quicker than "slow" Wimbledon.

I always thought Halle was about the same as Wimbledon, but slower than Queens.

Jamoz
06-12-2012, 01:30 AM
I always thought Halle was about the same as Wimbledon, but slower than Queens.

If i remember right it's faster, but hey! give me a break, i'm an "old man" :D

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 01:33 AM
Didn't Olderer withdraw from Halle with some "injury"?

Jamoz
06-12-2012, 01:34 AM
Didn't Olderer withdraw from Halle with some "injury"?

That was last year :D

Looner
06-12-2012, 01:55 AM
I watched some of the Raonic match. If RN and RF meet here and RF is close to playing OK, bakery awaits.

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 03:17 AM
If Nadal wins the tournament, then Halle is slower than Wimbledon and Queens. If Federer wins, it was faster.

Simple as that. Reality doesn't matter.

masterclass
06-12-2012, 08:22 AM
He should. Halle is a clown event.

Halle's Gerry Weber Stadion (Centre court) has 12,300 seats and a retractable roof and heating.
It can be closed in 88 seconds so that tennis games can continue with a closed roof when it begins to rain.
http://www.stadionwelt-business.de/images/news/1234871684.jpg

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Non-clown events:
Rain Halts 2012 Roland Garros Final
Step 1: Use latest in court cover material to protect the court
http://cmsimg.detnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C3&Date=20120610&Category=SPORTS07&ArtNo=206100336&Ref=AR&Profile=1004&MaxW=640&Border=0&Rain-sends-French-Open-men-s-final-Monday-finish

Step2: Wait for rain to stop
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/reuters/20120610/18/4262708744-la-finale-messieurs-de-roland-garros-suspendue-jusqu-a-lundi.jpg

Step 3: Remove water from covers and court and then sweep them
http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/uploadedimages/IngestPhotos/PDJ105-67_2012_135244_high.jpg?size=sw380nwshttp://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20110530/all/l5235423.jpg

If it rains more, repeat steps above
http://thanhtravietnam.vn/Uploaded/dotuanh/CK%20Roland%20Garros%202012_634749788015108000.jpg

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US Open USTA rain/wet court drying procedure:

Step 1: Professionals remove standing water using latest in modern technology
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6064/6119696453_136e6e2bd6.jpghttp://farm7.static.flickr.com/6189/6120233370_8b8ea31630.jpg

Step 2: Now blowers to dry it
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6073/6119691705_b57dd3b9e0.jpg

Step 3: Finally, towels to soak up all the hidden water that seeped up from below the surface.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jonathanoverend/usopenrainreuters595.jpg

Step 4: Player inspection - Failed by Roddick/Ferrer - water still seeping :no:
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2011/0914/ten_a_roddick_sy_600.jpg

It rains again, repeat steps 1-4
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6191/6120238228_520b2a84cc.jpg

After rescheduling sessions, the inevitable empty crowd:sad:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/13/article-0-0667E649000005DC-392_468x286.jpg


Respectfully,
masterclass

Sri
06-12-2012, 08:23 AM
He should visit Halle, learn some awesome German engineering, go back to Spain, teach it and resolve the economy.

masterclass
06-12-2012, 08:58 AM
And no he won't withdraw, Mr. Nadal will play at least 2-3 singles matches, some doubles with Granollers, and move on to Wimbledon.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Hian-GOAT
06-12-2012, 10:59 AM
Let's hope :sad: This tournament needs to be saved.

https://maequeroserit.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/haters-owl.gif

Arkin
06-12-2012, 11:07 AM
And no he won't withdraw, Mr. Nadal will play at least 2 singles matches, some doubles with Granollers, and move on to Wimbledon.

Respectfully,
masterclass

loss in the quarters just like 2010 and 2011 in london...

TigerTim
06-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Respectfully,
masterclass

Epic :worship:

French Open = Clown Slam, USO not much better :)

STUHL
06-12-2012, 12:32 PM
He arrived! lets see how much he wants to play here!

Commander Data
06-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Nadal rather moans about the tough season and plays in wheelchair then withdraw. The guy is Neanderthal when it comes to scheduling.

BroTree123
06-12-2012, 12:51 PM
Yep, he's here. So he'll probably lose early then.

moon language
06-12-2012, 01:05 PM
I'll be surprised if he plays more than two matches. He'll get a little practice, rake in some money, and move on.

e476
06-12-2012, 06:59 PM
There's no way Nadal will want to get to the final and play Rogie in a 250. He'll play a few matches and then tank. I'm still surprised he decided to show up.

Mercury
06-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Are Halle courts quicker than Wimby? I reckon if the courts are quick he wouldn't wanna take the chance of letting Fed get a win over him before Wimby and racking up the confidence. If they're as slow as Wimby he might stick around to give Fed another blow before the GS.