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He will recover and win 2 or more slams 142 58.44%
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #586
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Default Re: Rafael Nadal Injury/Health Update Thread : Spanish Press: Nadal not in DC etc

he had said for long that his "A plan" was to come back for the start of 2013 and it was obvious that it was tough to come back to play at once the WTF then I don't think this news deserves catastrophical conclusions.

He seems to stay steady on his plan, that's all.

What's more surprising to me is that he only withdraws now whereas from his words, he hasn't even started practising with the racket back, but well it comes from a guy who started 2012 season having not practised tennis in december 2011 and won Monte-Carlo after having only practised tennis for 3 days, then he's clearly not afraid of any sudden comeback.

There's still plenty of time before the start of 2013 season.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #587
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I'm starting to think this injury is more mental than physical. Has he lost the passion to compete? Four months without competing and now people doubting him for the AO already when it's 60 odd days away, that would only be the case if it's a chronic problem, a broken bone or damaged ligaments.
An injury is always psychological as well.

Would you run until your muscles tear? The brain sends signals informing the muscles to stop. You couldn't, even if you wanted to.

It takes a long mental as well as physical recovery period.
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"I'm shocked!" said noone. Come back strong in 2013 Rafa!
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Come on, Nadal. We can understand your need to hide in shame after your cowardly display of bad sportsmanship and inept tennis against Rosol but emough is enough. Come play the WTF again--In times like these we need comedic relief.
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So sad. I love watching nadal play in the YEC.

He always manages to skip several HC tournys but seldom withdraws from clay ones.....
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Is Nadal burnt out at age 26 like Bjorn Borg?
Was Groove right after all ? The answer is obviously no. I still maintain Nadal comes back and wins 2 slams next year.
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More on anti-gravity treadmills here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Gravity_Treadmill Would seem appropriate given his need to train but not stress the muscles too much...
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Anti-gravity treadmill. I need to get one of these...
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More on anti-gravity treadmills here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Gravity_Treadmill Would seem appropriate given his need to train but not stress the muscles too much...
Yikes, is it really that bad? He's not even running yet?

Poor guy, must be diying to get out there and play.
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nadal has a compulsive need to have the attention and the spot light on him

i reckon it stems from that abusive upbringing from his uncle

regardless, he isn't doing shit at the AO. if he loses before the QF i genuinely would not be surprised

HOWEVER, at least he has found the foresight and the balls to play the south american clay swing

this, along with reduced emphasis on IW and Miami, will set him up to regain his mommentum during the clay season
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Was Groove right after all ? The answer is obviously no. I still maintain Nadal comes back and wins 2 slams next year.
Not the worst prediction in the world general. He seems to be up and down like that. After that 2009 slump he came back in a big way too.
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Was Groove right after all ? The answer is obviously no. I still maintain Nadal comes back and wins 2 slams next year.
Monte Carlo is not a slam
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hopefully nadal won't do well in the AO. i'd like to see him play in the clay season seeded out of the top 4
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