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View Poll Results: Will Nadal skip Rolland Garros?

Yes, his sublime record there would not be worth risking if he can't compete 12 16.44%
Too early to say 9 12.33%
No, come hell or high water he will try to defend his title 52 71.23%
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:39 AM   #31
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2003's threads are like a bad accident on a highway. you know you shouldn't go there and take a close look, but you just can't help it. and you end up puking. I hope this answer the question.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #32
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We don't know MTwEeZi, why don't you tell us in all your infinite wisdom. You seem to know Federer better than the rest of us.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #33
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If he Draws Nole in 1/4, Yes..
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #34
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And Fedclown is?
Why, yes. You know why Fed has been shanking more BHs as of late? It's because he's been training to hit it with more top spin to counter the Nadal CC top spin FH. I just can smell Nadal's fear for that new Federer BH.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:51 AM   #35
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If he loses at Monte Carlo,Rome i am not sure he will have huge confidence going to RG.Let see what will happen.The other way is ATP or ITF to make such a draw with all Spanish players in his half
and they will bow to their hero like last year.All big hitters Tsonga,Berdich,Del Potro,Djokovic,Federer in one half of draw,Murray is not a problem on clay.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #36
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I really thought this was a fair thread, this is how I see it.

70-30 Nadal will play.

Nadal has made a comeback to clay however seems set to skip IW and Miscami.

He has had decent results BUT has not faced any real competition yet.

Now if he wins 2/3 or more of the clay RG warm up events, he will be good to go.

BUT, given he has been playing lower level tourneys, he really will be rusty. And as beatable as hes ever been in BO3 on clay.

Say he loses early in 2/3 of the clay masters.

Then he looks at a hyperthetical RG draw that has Del Po in 4th round and Djokovic in the quarters.

How on earth could he be in any way confident going in?

His 2011 RG campaign was a trainwreck all the way through and he didn't miss much if any time going in.

2013 he could be very shaky going into RG.

This doesn't mean he will skip it. But it is on the cards if he genuinely feels he cannot win.
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He won't miss RG. Tendonitis is not a crippling disease. He's had plenty of rest. It's all about returning back to form, now.
There's also a big mental factor that Rafa now has to deal with. I think he'll crack under the pressure in one of the RG matches and lose in the early rounds to a heavy hitting ball basher like Isner or someone of similar stature. I'd be surprised if Nole couldn't beat this current state of Nadal at RG. It's his best chance ever at winning RG.
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If I had said Nadal would not play another slam or masters event last July until April or May this year people would have said I was crazy. If I said Nadal will not play US or AO after losing to Rosol people would have said I was crazy.

If you actually follow the progression of missed events, it's statistically probable Nadal will skip RG, and I am the one being called crazy?
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He probably will play RG. But if he doesn't win one clay masters series before RG, then his confidence will be at an all time low and Nadal has a knack for withdrawing from slams when he is low in confidence.
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2003 is simply too good!
That's all I have to say.
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No. US Open, maybe
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the year in which nadal must skip RG will be the year of his retirement.
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If he is not going to play there why play at all?
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He might be forced to in order to avoid being bageled by Godovic.
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