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"I am going to Halle tomorrow. I urgently want to have a successful start to the grass court season. Halle is a tremendously organized tournament with a great audience.

I hope my knee will have the positive feelings on grass. I feel it better on the other surfaces this year compared to 12 months ago. I love Wimbledon, that’s why I know it’s a strong decision for me to go to Halle straight away, but really, I can’t miss the tournament twice. I will try my best.

Probably the result will not be the perfect one, considering all the fatigue and the sudden change of surface. But I really want to try my best".

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Rafael-Nadal-me-Djokovic-and-Federer-have-been-there-these-years-because-we-really-want-to-win-articolo18474.html
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

So hes gonna play Halle then? Good. Should be interesting.
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

lets see if he has a better grass season than last year...
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

Just win against Brown/Qualifier, then lose at some stage QF/SF/F.
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

Hopefully he will tank in the 1st round.
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

Good signs.Would be a nice result if he can reach the second week at Wimbledon.
That's pretty low expectations for current Nr.1, but okay...

Hopefully he will tank in the 1st round.
Luckily, he has a bye in the 1st round.
 

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Every minute practicing on the grass is important as this is the last year before the 3 weeks between RG/Wimbledon.

Health is the most important thing
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

If Nadal makes it out of the first 2 rounds he'll be in the final.
This, Rafa is a momentum player..
 

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Re: R. Nadal:"My knee feels better on other surfaces than 12 months ago"

If he can reach the second week,i believe he'll go all the way.:D
I agree with the Avi-ator.

The last two years it has been complete outsiders who took Nadal out. If he can grind his way through to week 2, his chances are much stronger. Firstly, because he knows the typical 2nd week opponents much better and can usually beat them on any surface and secondly because it will give him more time to accustom to the surface and find what works for him.

Nadal is also someone who typically peaks in the business end of the tournament. I still remember some of the performances he put on the two years he won Wimbledon. Incredible.
 
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