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Old 01-29-2013, 03:51 PM   #1126
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:53 PM   #1127
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On BBC it says he is ready to return in Brazil.. its confusing. Oh scrap that thats an old article.
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JESUS NO NOT AGAIN.........
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What happened? Is he not playing del mar? Please tell me what's going on. At what tournament will he return exactly? I cannot figure out anything from the spanish articles.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #1130
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Lemon Water,Rafa himself has said that his knee is painful still.No info about withdrawal,but it's expected especally now that we're all paranoid.
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He posted this 30 mins ago:

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Rafa I wish all the best. Recover soon great champion
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I guess everything will be clear on Thursday. He is supossed to fly this day to Chile. If he confirms flying to Chile, then I think he will play. I just don't think he would fly so far just to withdraw again... So fingers crossed he is on board on Thursday! I wouldn't survive another withdrawal from Rafa...
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He can always withdraw and practice on the grounds for his next tournament as compensation .
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I doubt any sane person takes this guy serious anymore. Nadal transformed from cheater into a prima sort literal clown.
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Nadull you are ruining tennis for me. I like Murray and Djokovic also but their slam finals are

And Ferrer in every semi will be
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I am watching this at the moment. The second set is the best set of 2012.
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I think people are overreacting a bit. He's said he always plays in pain - clearly he won't be totally discomfort free. He played through pain much of the last clay season - had knee issues from IW onwards yet was still able to compete. So this doesn't mean he's not playing Chile or not coming back. Just that though he's a lot better than before he still doesn't know how the knee will do in matches and how long it will take him to get to top conditions.

Toni said he's playing at a good level - not his best but it is okay - he won some practice sets off Robredo in Barcelona last week. He doesn't know if he'll get to the right level by Acapulco, IW, MIami or even Monte Carlo - case of wait and see.

On another note - he's apparently signed up to play doubles with Nalbandian in Sao Paolo!!

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