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Nadal: most likely to mis AO

ToanNguyen
01-06-2006, 02:46 AM
[quote]Nadal to miss Open

Stephen Bierley
Friday January 6, 2006
The Guardian


Spain's Rafael Nadal, the second best player in the world behind Roger Federer, is expected to pull out of the Australian Open early next week, joining Marat Safin, who beat Lleyton Hewitt in last year's final, and Andre Agassi, four times the champion, on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old Nadal, French Open champion and winner of 11 titles last year, has been advised to take further rest and warned that any attempt to play in Melbourne would jeopardise not only the remainder of the year but his career.
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Wow, the injuries Nadal has seems to be more serious than expected. Hope he will get well soon.

disturb3d
01-06-2006, 02:49 AM
The best news all week. Thanks.

nkhera1
01-06-2006, 02:51 AM
So is there any possible way for Roddick to not be the #3 seed in the world which would give him the #2 seed at the AO if this is true?

Dexter_1986
01-06-2006, 02:54 AM
:sobbing:

Deboogle!.
01-06-2006, 02:57 AM
So is there any possible way for Roddick to not be the #3 seed in the world which would give him the #2 seed at the AO if this is true?Nope even if Hewitt had won Adelaide, it wouldn't have been enough.

It's too bad for Rafa, so young and having to miss big tourneys. Hope he gets healthy real soon.

rexman
01-06-2006, 02:58 AM
That'll be three #2 seedings for Roddick in the last 4 slams that he didn't earn...

nkhera1
01-06-2006, 03:00 AM
Nope even if Hewitt had won Adelaide, it wouldn't have been enough.

It's too bad for Rafa, so young and having to miss big tourneys. Hope he gets healthy real soon.

Agreed you hate to see a player lose points due to injuries but this was the risk/reward of Nadal playing so many matches especially on clay. On one hand it got him to #2 but on the other hand it has caused some injuries, I just hope it isn't anything too serious.

nkhera1
01-06-2006, 03:02 AM
That'll be three #2 seedings for Roddick in the last 4 slams that he didn't earn...

How did Roddick not deserve the #2 seeding at the French open and also he wasn't #2 at the U.S. Open.

Golfnduck
01-06-2006, 03:04 AM
That'll be three #2 seedings for Roddick in the last 4 slams that he didn't earn...
He earned the #2 seed in Wimbledon, he's the second best grass-courter behind Roger.

Federerthebest
01-06-2006, 03:12 AM
Bad news for Nadal, but it at least means we'll be spared coverage of his horrendously-ugly topspin-game! :D

mangoes
01-06-2006, 03:24 AM
Oh no, that's sad, but I'm not surprised. I think we all began to figure that there was a strong possibility that this news would be coming. I hope Rafa recovers and we see him on the court soon. I was looking forward to seeing him at the AO.

GonzoFan
01-06-2006, 03:33 AM
too bad news but not suprising at all ... last year he played too much and I think that everybody knew that he was going to have some problems and injuries because of that ... poor Rafa ... hope he'll be healthy soon :)

rexman
01-06-2006, 04:16 AM
Roddick got #2 in France because Hewitt withdrew
#2 in Wimbledon was a joke over a former champion in Lleyton Hewitt
#2 in Australia because Rafael might withdraw.

~EMiLiTA~
01-06-2006, 04:45 AM
:bigcry:

Deboogle!.
01-06-2006, 04:47 AM
Roddick got #2 in France because Hewitt withdrew
#2 in Wimbledon was a joke over a former champion in Lleyton Hewitt
#2 in Australia because Rafael might withdraw.And this is his fault? :retard: lol. By that logic, Nalbandian, who WON TMC, was an unworthy participant b/c he only got his position from others' withdrawals :scratch:

Anytway, back on topic. The thing is, Rafa had some injuries even before he played so much in 2005. He had that stress fracture that kept him out of 2 slams in 2004, etc. I've said it before, but I just hope he's taking all the right steps in having someone on his team for fitness and injury protection and all that stuff. I don't know enough about him to know, but I really hope so. He just seems too young to have already had these pretty serious problems :(

^Sue^
01-06-2006, 05:02 AM
If he withdraw, then there is a huge chance for someone:):)

mojo37_12
01-06-2006, 05:47 AM
I always thought Andy derserved his seeding at the last Wimbledon... :shrug:

Anyway... sad news about Rafael. :sad:

prima donna
01-06-2006, 06:00 AM
What a tragedy for the boy. :shrug:

vincayou
01-06-2006, 08:11 AM
Jeez, I hope that he will not be hampered by injuries all his carreer. Sorry for his fan as well, as there is nothing more frustrating than having one's favourite player injured.

Castafiore
01-06-2006, 08:19 AM
Apparently, his withdrawal from the AO is still not certain but it's not looking that good. His fitness level will not be optimal even he can get ready and his coach doesn't feel that he stands much chance in a 5 set match at the moment.

But it's not yet decided.
He's going to have test matches in the beginning of next week with...wait for it...Gustavo Kuerten ... :bounce: (matches on monday and tuesday, I think...I had to use an online translator - see link below) and after that he'll decide if he's going to fly to Melbourne on wednesday or not.

Source: http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=5&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=270556&idseccio_PK=14&h=060106

mandoura
01-06-2006, 08:25 AM
:( :( :( :sad: :sad: :sad:

Get well soon Rafa.

zimzim
01-06-2006, 09:14 AM
Nadal is only 19 and I just don't understand why he had to purnish his young body by playing all those tournaments he played last year. If he doesn't cut down his schedules, he'll have a very short career.

lilfairyprincess
01-06-2006, 09:28 AM
aw rafa...this is such sad news!!

i was reali lukin forward to watch him play the aus open..but if by not playin lets us see more of rafa in the long term-then its a gud idea that he shud miss it!

get well soon!:hug:

almouchie
01-06-2006, 09:37 AM
thats is bad news for Aussie & tennis
as the tour badly needs some players to challenge Federer

it looks like Nadal will be plagued with injries which may jeopardize his career in the same way they did to JC Ferrero

prima donna
01-06-2006, 09:43 AM
thats is bad news for Aussie & tennis
as the tour badly needs some players to challenge Federer


Interesting, each message that's been posted by you thus far shares one common denominator: Roger Federer's name in each. :rolleyes:

Galaxystorm
01-06-2006, 09:56 AM
" The 19-year-old Nadal, French Open champion and winner of 11 titles last year, has been advised to take further rest and warned that any attempt to play in Melbourne would jeopardise not only the remainder of the year but his career " .

I guess this is an example of British humour :haha:

The link that Castafiore posted is the " reliable " information on his injury/presence in Melbourne ;) . : http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=5&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=270556&idseccio_PK=14&h=060106

fyi
01-06-2006, 10:25 AM
Hi Galaxystorm,
I also read the piece of news form Guardian at VR.com and very confusing. And if Rafa will not play AO why he still has a plan to practice with Guga next week...
I noticed you always have the latestest news of Rafa. I think it will be nice if you post at VR.com too.

Dirk
01-06-2006, 10:41 AM
Interesting, each message that's been posted by you thus far shares one common denominator: Roger Federer's name in each. :rolleyes:

Donna how dare you oppose someone who wants socialism in sports. DON'T YOU WANT TO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE??????

mallorn
01-06-2006, 10:44 AM
Wow, the injuries Nadal has seems to be more serious than expected. Hope he will get well soon.
It seems that the article you posted was the most alarmist one, this is the first time I've heard about "jeopardise not only the remainder of the year but his career". The foot injury is apparently healed, but he's having trouble adjusting to the new insoles and shoes (which are slightly bigger than last year), and as a result has problems with his calf muscles and general lack of fitness.

mallorn
01-06-2006, 11:07 AM
I've said it before, but I just hope he's taking all the right steps in having someone on his team for fitness and injury protection and all that stuff. I don't know enough about him to know, but I really hope so. He just seems too young to have already had these pretty serious problems :(
He seems to be taking it very seriously, he's hired a personal trainer/physiotherapist (Juan Antonio Martorell) to help him with his fitness etc. He's changing his movement by using the new insoles and shoes. He said he was going to reduce the number of tournaments.
And let's not forget that although Rafa's injury is most probably the direct result of him overplaying, the fact that he's young doesn't mean he can't have serious injuries even without playing so much, as Gasquet's example shows.
There was more about Martorell on vr.com here:
http://vamosrafael.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=2168&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60

ToanNguyen
01-06-2006, 11:39 AM
It seems that the article you posted was the most alarmist one, this is the first time I've heard about "jeopardise not only the remainder of the year but his career". The foot injury is apparently healed, but he's having trouble adjusting to the new insoles and shoes (which are slightly bigger than last year), and as a result has problems with his calf muscles and general lack of fitness.
I agree. That is why I was very surprised to read the article. I didn't think it was that serious that if he plays, he could jeoprarise his whole career. In any case, I wish him the best. Not a big fan of him but tennis is more fun with him in it.

RonE
01-06-2006, 11:47 AM
Well, again a surprise but not totally unexpected. No Agassi, no Nadal and probably no Safin either in this AO. Shame.

mallorn
01-06-2006, 11:47 AM
In any case, I wish him the best. Not a big fan of him but tennis is more fun with him in it.
:hug:

avocadoe
01-06-2006, 12:00 PM
get better Rafa...

Dirk
01-06-2006, 12:10 PM
thats is bad news for Aussie & tennis
as the tour badly needs some players to challenge Federer

it looks like Nadal will be plagued with injries which may jeopardize his career in the same way they did to JC Ferrero

JC is not hurt right now nor has he been for a long time. I don't get why he isn't doing much better but maybe he doesn't want it enough anymore. JC has a smoother game than Nadal but he probably came back too soon from his illness and hurt his rib (I believe) because his body wasn't strong enough to handle tennis at the time.

Nadal's game is a double edge sword, yes it is very difficult to deal with especially on clay and slower hardcourts but it does extract a physical price on Nadal.

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 12:11 PM
Poor Rafa. :hug:

Poor us. Tennis has been so much more fun since he's been doing better.

This just really sucks. :(

Galaxystorm
01-06-2006, 01:26 PM
The situation is as follows :

Since Moyà left to Chennai , Rafa hasn’t had high-level /serious tests/practises , so his last reliable references are the last week .

In those practises with Moyà he felt good and positive sensations regarding his injuries , but those practises were never longer than an hour and a half to avoid the overuses .

Toni Nadal considers that Rafa should have practised for 3 hours daily to have the physical level enough to compete decently in a Grand Slam at the best of 5 sets .

Toni Nadal and Rafa have two different mentalities , i mean . Toni Nadal considers that is risky to compete and the most prudent is not compiting in Melbourne and thus to have 3 or 4 more weeks to get adjusted to the new insoles , recovering from his muscular problems and make assure utterly that his foot and muscular problems are utterly healed without relapses .Besides considers that a nº 2 of the world must show a decent standard of level , that is , a nº2 can’t go to a big tournament in a bad shape and make a fool of himself for example falling in the early rounds against an unknown player . On the other hand Rafa , because of the youth impulsiveness , and his fighter’s spirit , he loves compiting in spite of not being by far in his best shape and in spite of existing the risk of being defeated by a mediocre player in the first rounds .

I don’t know if this last test in Barcelona against Kuerten has been an idea of Rafa , an idea of Toni , or an idea of both persons ( Well, Toni was the person who phoned to ask which good sparring they could find those days in Barcelona , but this fact doesn't mean anything ) ,. But I’m quite sure that Toni prefers Rafa not to play there , with independence of the sensations in those practises with Guga .

In the link that Castafiore posted Toni says : “ If we had to take the decision today , he wouldn’t play “

But if during those practises Rafa feels well and he says with firmness he wants to play in Melbourne ....:aplot:

If i were him , i wouldn’t play in Melbourne ( although he felt well against Guga ), because in Australia has a lot of things to lose and only few to win .

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the post Galaxystorm.

I agree with Uncle Toni. Its better to wait than to rush back.

I saw the sad consequences of rushing back twice with Nico last year. And I really think that a lot of Guille's problems have come from rushing back from his shoulder surgery.

Don't want the same to happen to Rafa.

Uncle Toni - lock Rafa in his room if he isn't listening! ;)

A_Skywalker
01-06-2006, 02:43 PM
Bad news :bigcry:, I hope he get well soon , I wanted to see him so much at AO , but healths at first place Rafa !

*Ljubica*
01-06-2006, 02:45 PM
Get well soon Rafa :hug:

LaTenista
01-06-2006, 02:46 PM
:crying2: AO is the new TMC apparently. :rolleyes:

Galaxystorm
01-06-2006, 02:50 PM
Uncle Toni - lock Rafa in his room if he isn't listening! ;)

But at least you should let him to have his girlfriend with him in the room :aplot: because otherwise he will be bored stiff :lol:

Galaxystorm
01-06-2006, 02:57 PM
:crying2: AO is the new TMC apparently. :rolleyes:

You a jinx :ras:

LaTenista
01-06-2006, 03:06 PM
You a jinx :ras:

Yes, it's true. I'm worse than the Bolar Bolabi curse. And Fed is only World No 1 because I don't care either way about him. :p

LaTenista
01-06-2006, 03:08 PM
Edit: I'm also responsible for Gasquet's loss to Henman and everything else shocking that has happened since I joined MTF after Roland Garros last year.

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 03:13 PM
But at least you should let him to have his girlfriend with him in the room :aplot: because otherwise he will be bored stiff :lol:

I'm a nice person. :angel: :lol:

I'd allow that. ;)

Experimentee
01-06-2006, 03:19 PM
Rafa :sad:
Its quite worrying that he has a potentially career threatening injury at such a young age :eek:

AgassiDomination
01-06-2006, 03:26 PM
I'll be glad if Rafa doesnt play. Hes a waste of a draw space at the AO anyway.

veyonce
01-06-2006, 03:30 PM
from the original on:
http://www.as.com/articulo.html?xre...d_date=20060105
translated by Alsace

To suffer like Nadal, or do it like Federer

AS, Jan 5, 2006
Alejandro Delmas

Nadal's foot. Nadal's knee. Nadal's game. Nadal's weight distribution and his supports. It's the murmur of the moment, with the corner of the eye on the Armada units that are now scorching their feet in the Far East. It's possible to ask yourself why we aren't we raising the issue of a change in Nadal's game or style: reality shows us a 19-year-old boy worn out to the last ligament... and who hasn't played a single game in competition since the finals at the end of October 2005: that splendid final of the Madrid Masters Series against Ljubicic. That victory turned out to be expensive for Rafael Nadal Parera. It's worth adding that Rafa played under pressure in Madrid, miraculously and at the limit, and that his heroic exertion to save Spain in the Davis Cup kept him inactive for an additional month, between finals in Septermber and finals in October, from the Spain-Italy matches he had stopped performing. He scratched Vienna and they tore him apart. He came back more than a little injured from the U.S..

Elite sport is not health-sport. Certainly not with all that the media icon Nadal is pulling. Several days ago, I was watching the repeat of the Roland Garros final, together with a friend, a basketball coach, who had never seen Nadal play before and he said: "This kid is making a constant, violent effort, as if he were in a trance. When he puts on the brakes and leans into himself, he seems to be going over studs or nails. Doesn't he have articulation injuries?" Well, yes. To suffer like Nadal, a bare 19 years old, or play with the even hand of Federer or with the inscrutability of Bjorg. Remember the advice of maestro Tiriac....

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Translated by nou.amic
El Periodico/La Voz de Asturias wrote:

Making a start to the season in Australia doubtful for Nadal

06 Jan 06, Jaume Pujol-Galceran, BARCELONA

The closer the first Grand Slam of the season gets, it begins on January 16th, the slimmer the chances of Rafael Nadal playing the Australian Open become. The Mallorcan has not played since he won the Masters Series Madrid in October, because of post traumatic arthritis in his left foot. He has not been back on court since then and this season he has pulled out of the Chennai (Madras) and Sydney tournaments.

"The situation is not the best. If it had to be decided today, Rafa would not play. I really don't see much chance of his playing although before deciding we want to have a final try-out with two heavy training sessions next Monday and Tuesday," Toni Nadal, Rafa's uncle/coach, explained yesterday.

Nadal has not been able to have the best preparation to be fully fit to tackle the Australian Open. He has only been training on court for a couple of weeks and he has hardly done an hour and a half per day. "He's wild about playing, but personally I believe that if he's not 100%, it is impossible to think that he'll be in any condition to face such a tough tournament with five-set matches. I don't think it makes much sense to go to Australia to play a couple of matches," is how his coach assesses it.

The Spanish Tennis Federation doctor, Angel Ruiz Cotorro, explained yesterday that the injury that Nadal sustained last October "is better", but he added: "The problem is his getting used to the insoles that have been made for him to correct the distribution of the weight load on his feet. Rafa has had to change his foot placement and this has given him muscle strain." Nadal has been training in tennis shoes that Nike have made specially to accomodate the insoles, but the player needs time to adapt, and that is fast running out.

TRY-OUT WITH KUERTEN
Nadal does not want to through in the towel until the last possible moment. He has tickets to fly to Melbourne on Wednesday, but he will not travel if he does not pass the two training sessions he will submit himself to on Monday and Tuesday against the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, who is in Barcelona for a check-up on the operation to his hip. Yesterday the Australian Open organizers confirmed that Andre Agassi had withdrawn with back problems.

adee-gee
01-06-2006, 03:45 PM
I'll be glad if Rafa doesnt play. Hes a waste of a draw space at the AO anyway.
http://yelims5.free.fr/Violence/Violence35.gif

Some of us are close to suicide at the thought of Federer winning the tournament without breaking sweat :bigcry:

Please play Rafa :awww:

Jimnik
01-06-2006, 04:07 PM
[quote]Nadal to miss Open

Stephen Bierley
Friday January 6, 2006
The Guardian


Spain's Rafael Nadal, the second best player in the world behind Roger Federer, is expected to pull out of the Australian Open early next week, joining Marat Safin, who beat Lleyton Hewitt in last year's final, and Andre Agassi, four times the champion, on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old Nadal, French Open champion and winner of 11 titles last year, has been advised to take further rest and warned that any attempt to play in Melbourne would jeopardise not only the remainder of the year but his career.
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Wow, the injuries Nadal has seems to be more serious than expected. Hope he will get well soon.
Has Marat officially withdrawn?

Sjengster
01-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Some of us are close to suicide at the thought of Federer winning the tournament without breaking sweat

Please play Rafa

Are you going to be whinging about Federer cruising through Wimbledon on the first day of the grass season as well? Even if Nadal pulls out (and that's by no means guaranteed yet, I was sure he was on the verge of withdrawing from Madrid and look what happened there), he will still have plenty of challengers at the AO. The Orange Terror, for instance? OK, he's stopped wearing orange shirts now...

Dirk
01-06-2006, 04:10 PM
http://yelims5.free.fr/Violence/Violence35.gif

Some of us are close to suicide at the thought of Federer winning the tournament without breaking sweat :bigcry:

Please play Rafa :awww:

Don't do it. You will never have the chance of seeing Carla give birth to her first child. :)

cedez
01-06-2006, 04:19 PM
I just hope Rafa doesn't try to play before he is fully healed. I'm sure it's tempting to try, which could have devestating resuls...

Lopaka
01-06-2006, 04:27 PM
But at least you should let him to have his girlfriend with him in the room :aplot: because otherwise he will be bored stiff :lol:

Aw, Galaxystorm has a heart :rolleyes:

I read Guga was in Barcelona to have his hip surgery checked. Should be interesting matches with both men trying to see how far they can push.

Regardless Rafa's evaluation of how he feels I'm still hoping common sense will prevail and he will bye pass the Australian Open this year.

If it is necessary to lock Rafa in, if not his girlfriend, at least let him have his playstation. :lol:

The one question that still seems to be going unanswered is did Rafa get his drivers license :confused:

adee-gee
01-06-2006, 04:28 PM
Are you going to be whinging about Federer cruising through Wimbledon on the first day of the grass season as well? Even if Nadal pulls out (and that's by no means guaranteed yet, I was sure he was on the verge of withdrawing from Madrid and look what happened there), he will still have plenty of challengers at the AO. The Orange Terror, for instance? OK, he's stopped wearing orange shirts now...
Sjeng, take off your politician's hat for a minute and admit that Roger is going to win it without a shadow of a doubt :sad:

ToanNguyen
01-06-2006, 05:28 PM
[QUOTE=ToanNguyen]
Has Marat officially withdrawn?
No, not yet. However, from Marat's people, they say that they will need a miracle for him to play at AO. I think they will make an announcement next Monday or Tuesday since the organizers said that is the deadline.

nobama
01-06-2006, 05:34 PM
http://yelims5.free.fr/Violence/Violence35.gif

Some of us are close to suicide at the thought of Federer winning the tournament without breaking sweat :bigcry:

Please play Rafa :awww:See you really are a closet Fed fan. I knew it. Rafa plays AO, injury isn't healed, and he ends up missing even more of the season, thereby allowing Fed to retain the #1 ranking even longer. ;)

shotgun
01-06-2006, 08:00 PM
TRY-OUT WITH KUERTEN
Nadal does not want to through in the towel until the last possible moment. He has tickets to fly to Melbourne on Wednesday, but he will not travel if he does not pass the two training sessions he will submit himself to on Monday and Tuesday against the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, who is in Barcelona for a check-up on the operation to his hip. Yesterday the Australian Open organizers confirmed that Andre Agassi had withdrawn with back problems.

Where are they going to practice? At the hospital? :p

Dirk
01-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Sjeng, take off your politician's hat for a minute and admit that Roger is going to win it without a shadow of a doubt :sad:

He can't do that. Stating that would set him up for being called a Fed-Tard so therefore Sjengster has to be ho-hum about all Roger matches.

Dirk
01-06-2006, 10:53 PM
See you really are a closet Fed fan. I knew it. Rafa plays AO, injury isn't healed, and he ends up missing even more of the season, thereby allowing Fed to retain the #1 ranking even longer. ;)

He would have kept it longer anyway. RA is a brutal surface to those who have to work very hard for their wins. Too many posters here would have pencilled in Rafa in the finals.

Some might say that of Roger as well but he has earn the right to be THE outright fave.

Sjengster
01-06-2006, 11:47 PM
He can't do that. Stating that would set him up for being called a Fed-Tard so therefore Sjengster has to be ho-hum about all Roger matches.

That really isn't the reason.

Scotso
01-06-2006, 11:58 PM
Nadal gets injured a lot.

Lisbeth
01-07-2006, 12:24 AM
:sad:

Hope he gets well very, very soon.

uNIVERSE mAN
01-07-2006, 02:21 AM
No Nadal, Agassi and Safin, hah! Just give Rogi the title now.

ToanNguyen
01-07-2006, 02:55 AM
No Nadal, Agassi and Safin, hah! Just give Rogi the title now.
I would love to see Roger takes the trophy but nothing is certain. Remember the Shanghai tournament? Everyone was certain that Roger will take it. But hopefully he will get the first Slam. That will be so cool.

jenanun
01-07-2006, 08:02 AM
I would love to see Roger takes the trophy but nothing is certain. Remember the Shanghai tournament? Everyone was certain that Roger will take it. But hopefully he will get the first Slam. That will be so cool.

in shanghai, it was federer's first tournament after injury, so that was different. but i m 99% certain federer is going to take the AO this year. maybe i should say the trophy is in federer's hand already, see who can steal it from him...

but its sooooooo sad to see nadal not playing (is it confirmed btw?). but i hope he is not playing until he is fully fit. as he is still young, not worth risking. hope he recover soon, and safin as well.

Lopaka
01-07-2006, 09:15 AM
The most current Nadal news seems to be play test matches with Guga Kuerten early next week then decide to AO or not to AO. I guess the decision will depend on how much Rafa bounces up and down :bounce: demanding to go.

I'm one of those Nadal supporters who hopes common sense will prevail and Rafa will stay home and watch the Australian Open on television along with the rest of us who can't go to Melbourne. Rafa is still at the beginning of what is hoped will be a long career. I don't recall at nineteen looking much more 36 hours into the future. So, Rafa listen to Uncle Toni.

Looking at the men's list for the AO even without Nadal, Safin, and Agassi I think Roger will have some competition. But hey put his name on the trophy and give him a bye throughout the tournament.

Berdych and Ljubicic are two names to watch. Also Monfils is on the list. Should be an entertaining couple of weeks.

landoud
01-07-2006, 07:08 PM
too bad ..
i wonder if ths news is confirmed yet?

A_Skywalker
01-08-2006, 08:55 AM
too bad ..
i wonder if ths news is confirmed yet?

It's not confirmed .

etiage
01-10-2006, 06:45 AM
does anyone on either player after workout?

thanks

Five
01-10-2006, 06:53 AM
Safin and Nadal out? Congrats Federer on 2nd AO title :rolleyes: :o
Lucky bitch :tape: