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He will recover and win 2 or more slams 142 58.44%
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:04 AM   #16
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Hopefully Rafa will be back next month.
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Good news.
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Given that he had most of June off, July and now August, maybe a DC return in September is not too far fetched...
did Toni really say that or is it your words ?

Nadal played the French Open until the 12th of june then in Halle until the 15th.

In Wimbledon, played until the 28th of june, surely prepared before.

That sounds like a busy june to me

He knows better than us but reasonably, I don't see him playing the Davis cup : the Spaniards probably don't need him to beat the Americans on clay (they needed him more to play the quarterfinal in the US last year), and one more month off could be important if he really has that degenerated tendon problem.

He could be back in Asia in that case, or even for indoor season.
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They also had some doctor on who said Nadal's tendon had degenerated and needed 3 months of rest. Given that he had most of June off, July and now August, maybe a DC return in September is not too far fetched...
Are you sure the doctor meant three months total and not three months from now?
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Yeah winning the WTF vs top 8 indoors after being out of competition for 2-3 months would be totally normal.
Yeah, like winning the USO after he got beaten in Canada and Cincy .
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He just won the gold medal for tennis in straight sets over the Goat on grass- Can't you just give up on tennis now?


Slam >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Olympic gold medal.

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So according to Tony it is not the end of Rafa as a top player, Good! Another good thing is he has enough points to keep a top4 ranking until the start of the AO.
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I must say that, without knowing everything about the injury, it seemingly would make sense for Nadal to take the rest of the year off.

Say that he COULD return in october, there would only be a few tournaments remaining all played on a surface that is generally bad for Nadal. Sure, he would be fresher than his rivals, but Nadal is a confidence player, so he's unlikely to do all that well. Wouldn't it make more sense to simply skip the rest of the year and start fresh on the slow outdoor hardcourts at the beginning of the season, which suit his game far better than indoor courts.

Yes, he'd lose quite a few rankings points, but he'll already fall far behind Djokovic and Federer with him missing the US Open and a couple of ranking spots probably doesn't make a huge difference for a player of Nadals stature. For those players its all about being #1 or not being #1.

And of course the most important argument is that such a break could significantly prolong his career rather than try to play as soon as possible and risk further injury.
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Rafa had many MRI scans earlier this year . So his camp should know about any problem that can come if Rafa overplays.MRI scan images show any minor sign of wear and tear that can not be seen on x-ray.This injury did not come suddenly.So Rafa took the risk knowing something can happen.When you abuse your body at end you will pay the price. Tio Tony or Rafa did not specify this injury.
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So intresting what shedule Nadal`ll choose all in all. Always liked to see top players on tournaments where they didn`t play for a long time or never in past.
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EDIT : WRONG INFO DENIED BY BENITO, as Just_like_Heaven showed below :

on this French tennis news website, which is not used to spreading bullshits but can of course make mistakes as is often the case with news websites nowadays, they say that Benito Perez Barbadillo, Nadal's agent, denied doctor Sanchez's allegations (about the degenerated tendon ?) and said that "the infos on the web about Nadal's knee injury are wrong, Nadal is not injured , he hasn't taken part in the Olympics, Toronto, Cinci because he's not in optimal physical condition" :

http://www.welovetennis.fr/rafael-na...est-pas-blesse

is there a more direct or reliable source about Benito's words or is it a complete mistake from the website ?

Besides, somebody in the comments of this site says that Toni tweeted that they had "stopped the PRP injections" : does anybody have reliable news on that ?
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is there a more direct or reliable source about Benito's words or is it a complete mistake from the website ?
It's from a Spanish article, but Benito said it was fake.
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Besides, somebody in the comments of this site says that Toni tweeted that they had "stopped the PRP injections" : does anybody have reliable news on that ?
I don't think Toni uses twitter.
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on this French tennis news website, which is not used to spreading bullshits but can of course make mistakes as is often the case with news websites nowadays, they say that Benito Perez Barbadillo, Nadal's agent, denied doctor Sanchez's allegations (about the degenerated tendon ?) and said that "the infos on the web about Nadal's knee injury are wrong, Nadal is not injured , he hasn't taken part in the Olympics, Toronto, Cinci because he's not in optimal physical condition" :

http://www.welovetennis.fr/rafael-na...est-pas-blesse

is there a more direct or reliable source about Benito's words or is it a complete mistake from the website ?

Besides, somebody in the comments of this site says that Toni tweeted that they had "stopped the PRP injections" : does anybody have reliable news on that ?
This is probably the most likely explanation. Again, he didn't seem injured at Wimbledon.
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