Rafael Nadal: If My Left Knee Doesn’t Improve It Will Be Impossible To Beat Murray
by Tom Gainey | March 29th, 2012, 11:52 am
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Rafael Nadal is having knee issues once again. Nadal’s trouble left knee again has flared up this week at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami. Last night during a difficult 62, 57, 64 win of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nadal said the knee was giving him problems.

“I have problems on my left knee,” said Nadal who received treatment on the knee during the match. “That’s the thing. I’m not feeling great. I don’t know what’s gonna happen in the next match, because gonna be a big match against one of the toughest opponents on tour, and probably I don’t arrive in my perfect conditions to that match. But, you know, we talking about physical performance, I am feeling great, no? I am not tired today now after three hours’ match. My fitness is perfect. It’s not a problem, that. I don’t know the problems.”

Nadal appeared to be moving well again Tsonga but his play wasn’t up to par. Rafa played a defensive match in hopes Tsonga would continue to spray errors which is what the Frenchman did. But Nadal was unable to close out the match in the second at 54 as his serve let him down.

“It wasn’t one of my best matches,” Nadal said. “That’s the real thing. I didn’t play very well tonight.

“Seriously my feeling was Jo was he was having much more mistakes than usual, so the match didn’t have the right rhythm. When I arrive to that moment to serve for the match, you know, for moments I didn’t know if I have to play more aggressive, I have to play just defensive because, you know, he was doing almost everything, having few winners but at the same time having lot of mistakes. So for moments I had the feeling that just playing solid without risk was enough for moments. So when I arrived to that last game, I really didn’t had the right line how to win the points. So that’s the thing. My serve was bad. I really served bad tonight. Much worse than the previous days.”

Nadal advances to a big showdown Friday against rival Andy Murray.

“Always playing Andy is a pleasure for me, and exciting playing against a player like him that push you at the limit on everything,” Nadal said. “The negative thing is I have to recover well. I have to improve my knee if I really want to have any chance to win. If not, gonna be almost impossible. But always is fantastic being in semifinals, first two Masters 1000s of the year, being in both semifinals in hard court are fantastic results. So happy in that. Right now hopefully I can recover and can enjoy the match.”


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56 Comments for Rafael Nadal: If My Left Knee Doesn’t Improve It Will Be Impossible To Beat Murray

Humble Rafa Says:

Ofcourse, if my knee “cracks” and “breaks”, I can’t beat Mr. Lady Forehand. Even if he wants to choke, because of my injured/broken knee, I can’t beat him.

P.S: Next week, Festival starts. Clay court season. I will be running like a rabbit in no time. I use sophisticated glue to fix my broken knee.


Mark Says:

@HR. You r funny sometimes and sometimes not. This time NOT!


Brando Says:

It really is NOT funny taking pot shots at a guy, who has a worrisome knee condition. It’s a matter of FACT that rafa has knee tendinitis. It’s perfectly normal for him to be worried considering this.


Dave Says:

“Rafael Nadal is having knee issues once again. Nadal’s trouble left knee again has flared up this week at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami.” No, Nadal CLAIMED to have had knee problems once again — but we really don’t know if his knee was really injured or injured enough to be an impediment. So we shouldn’t misrepresent Nadal’s serial claims of injury as if it was validated to be true. Displayed in link below is a detailed list of all injuries on the atp tour since July 2011. Nadal is the only top 5 player not on it.
http://www.tennisinsight.com/injuries.php

Gosh, if only I had known I could have been perceived as a humble sportsman and a tough competitor if I made pre-emptive injury excuses before a big match, I would have done it myself.


jane Says:

Interesting list – extensive. Is it official? i.e., ATP approved?


Mark Says:

@Dave. Didn’t you know Rafa gets his knees taped just for fun!!!!


Sean Randall Says:

Rafa’s turning into a comedian.


Dave Says:

Mark, I didn’t realize Rafa’s NOT taping his knees anymore… just for fun!


Ajet Says:

DANG!!!! BANG!!!!!!!! SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean drops an ATOM BOMB at last, LOL! ;) :P


Sean Randall Says:

In Australia Nadal was said to be fighting a shoulder AND knee, yet still made it to the final where in a six hour slugfest both ailments looked fine!

And yesterday I agree with the ESPN commentators that Nadal was moving normally.


Ajet Says:

Sean:

To be very honest, we shouldn’t fully buy into what federer /nadal/anyone else says!
They can say all they want, but fact is they play means they think, despite those things they’ve in their body, that they can play and play well enough to be competitive and beat the opponent! can anyone really believe federer/nadal/anyone else for that matter going to court to face the opponent, if he doesn’t at all see any possibilty of winning??!! no! it can’t be like that! so the injury issues, unless really affecting a player(like it affected nadal at WIM 09!) is worth not attaching importance! to raise these issues whenever the players mention it, is the job of the sensation-loving media! they sure excel in the art of stirring pots!


Sean Randall Says:

Ajet, I’ve always felt players should keep their mouth shut on injuries unless it’s clearly apparent they are ailing.

Watching Nadal the last week, I had know idea that his knee ailing him until he mentioned it. He should have just kept quiet.


queen Says:

@Humble Rafa…you r a retard but your comment was actually funny


Lulu Iberica Says:

I have to say I haven’t noticed any problems with Rafa’s movement, anything that would indicate a knee problem. BUT I have noticed him making too many UEs, dropping the ball too short, and especially serving crappy in that last match! I can’t say if Rafa is feeling any pain, or maybe just anxiety, due to the knee, but he is going to have to sharpen up his game or get rolled by Murray. Rafa got lucky Tsonga was so off his game last night.

OK, now get it together Rafa and kick some butt next round!


Skeezerweezer Says:

Players , even when asked by media, shouldn’t be discussing ailments. I don’t buy that its the media’s fault for asking. The player has a choice what to say and/or not comment on it at all. Either they can play or they can’t. If your not well enough to play to win then don’t play. Who else on tour with which such regularity tells the media all of his ailments, before, during, after and oh btw, I was hurt a tournament ago. Oh yeah, that one that I lost.
Really, who cares? Can you play? Great. Can’t? Don’t enter. See ya.

It all sounds like a whiner to me.


RZ Says:

Venus Williams at some point made the decision never to discuss injuries, even if asked (obviously her recent illness was a special case). I agree with that stance. If you are suffering, why do you would you want your opponent to know? A smart opponent would try to take advantage.


Dan Martin Says:

“If you are injured, you don’t play. If you play, you’re not injured.” – Harry Hopman


Sean Randall Says:

Rafa seems to sometimes live by a different axiom: “If you are healthy, say you are injured. If you lose, you have an excuse. If you win, you look even better.”


RAS Says:

Alas – Dear tennis-x ‘psudo Alan Colmes’ (Kimberly et al); I understand your personal acceptance on this site is contingeant upon never stepping past tepid protestations over the almost Gunther Parch-like anti-Nadal nonsense on tennis -x .

Please make room for this bi-yearly bomb thrower troll.

1) Either Rafa is a faker with his pretend injuries …or his poor body cannot maintain his un graceful play (contrary to the elegant play of that of His Royal Smugness).

Can you tennis-(fed)x ditto-heads please just pick one? You reveal yourselves as woefully contradictory regarding this topic.

The worst of you (too many to name, although in his/her sugar-coated snarkiness, Mr./Ms. ‘just sayin’ Skeeweezer is among the worst examples in his/her clumsy attempts at gentility) have never been able to accept that some individuals have the capacity to be genuinely shy, respectful and humble.

It is a sad statement on your own collective social upbringings that you haven’t the capacity accept that such qualities can exist in someone so successful. How sad for you.

I get how Nadals ‘ticks’ can be annoying; absolutely!
He seems to be a classic obsessive compulsive and perhaps a hypochondriac. These tics are more than likely exacerbated by the beating he puts his body through. And, I do agree that he should just shut up about them.

Go ahead and loathe his style of play, his ocd ticks, his bad English, his facial espressions, grunts etc. These are absolutely fair game.

But how astonishingly arrogant some of you are.

None of you are Freud or Jung. You have absolutely no qualifications (or right for that matter) to assign MAL INTENT to a soul that A) you do not know personally and B) by almost universal accounts belongs to a polite young home boy ‘done good’.

The idol you worship speaks several languages (although the monotone Mandarin he attempted a while back was a disaster that left me with a good laugh). I have a few of my own:

只有上帝才明白人類的靈魂。傲慢的人相信,否則會下降

Solo Dio conosce l’anima umana. Il arroganti che credono diversamente cadrà.

Nur Gott kennt die menschliche Seele. Der arrogante, die sonst glauben, werden fallen.

Seul Dieu connaît l’âme humaine. L’arrogant qui croient autrement tombera.


Ajet Says:

Skeezer:

i think you’re right that it is on the player too as to what he says and what not! but so what even if a player comes up with an excuse! is your world going to end over it? No!!!!

so stop giving unnecessary emphasis to nadal’s media statements! and why should you either??? why should your every post contain nadal’s mention?? are you his fan?? if no, stay cool! leave him! let him say what he says!

why don’t you just enjoy federer? you’re not nadal fan and thus, you’ve no right to criticise him too much, or else it appears that you’re being quite unfair to him!

you complain about his on-court antics, you criticise him for coming up with excuses, you don’t appreciate his playing style much either, you continously seem perturbed over nadal’s injury mentions, you criticise his english, you even talk about his underwear! where is it getting you really???

don’t bother so much at least about everything nadal does! you can do quite well without it!

nothing personal against you, but just thought as a fellow poster to convey my thoughts to you…
sorry, if it hurt. but that wasn’t my intention.


skeezerweezer Says:

Dan,

Thanks for the Hopman quote, someone who actually ‘knows” the game.

RAS,

Glad you think I am multi sexual….I will leave you guessing :)

Ajet,

Sorry Ajet, not going to cross swords here with you here, my feelings are fine and I will post on. Said many times that Rafa is a great player, and will go down as one of the best ever( although I do not like his style, so? ), to others disagreement. Oh…you didn’t read those posts? Rafa has been creating his own stuff in the news…plenty of it written here to talk about..and I am not the only one who feels the same nor feels different. If it offends you, you can just ignore the posts. Blog on.


Roger Federer Fan Says:

“you complain about his on-court antics, you criticise him for coming up with excuses, you don’t appreciate his playing style much either, you continously seem perturbed over nadal’s injury mentions, you criticise his english, you even talk about his underwear! where is it getting you really???”

Ajet,
You are one of the WORST posters out here. What else do you expect from one of the best fed fans here (ofcourse along with dave).

Skeezer,
Your posts are absolutely GREAT. You are doing a great service to all of us fed fans here. It feels so good when you diss Nadal.
Whenever i am really totally frustrated (when Nadal wins or and when Federer loses), I immediately come here to read your comments to feel better.
Continue your good work….keep bashing Rafa in each and every post even if it is totally irrelevant to tennis.
Ignore Ajet….he is a real disgrace…..he is not a true fed fan.


Michael Says:

I am sorry to say Mr Rafa this rant of your injuries before and after matches is getting terribly boring. It is better even if what you say is true, you do not discuss this before/after matches. That will be the quality of a true sportsman. I cannot see any symptom of your sore leg on the Court. You run like a Cheetah there retrieving balls from impossible angles and distance. Yet you want everyone to believe that your leg is sore. This is too much. Give up Rafa this rant. It is terrible.


Roger Federer Fan Says:

Skeezerweezer Says:
Players , even when asked by media, shouldn’t be discussing ailments. I don’t buy that its the media’s fault for asking. The player has a choice what to say and/or not comment on it at all. Either they can play or they can’t. If your not well enough to play to win then don’t play. Who else on tour with which such regularity tells the media all of his ailments, before, during, after and oh btw, I was hurt a tournament ago. Oh yeah, that one that I lost.
Really, who cares? Can you play? Great. Can’t? Don’t enter. See ya.

It all sounds like a whiner to me.

March 29th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Absolutely GREAT post !!!!!!!
But I hope you are not talking about Roger at IW.
One suggestion….please mention Rafa’s name clearly in you posts…or else outsiders may think that you are taking a dig at the GREAT Roger Federer (old age, back issues, leg issues, flu, fever, cough, cold, running nose, infection from daughters’ diapers, mono(which peeps out whenever he loses), stereo, etc)


Colleen Says:

RAS, so none of us know nadal enough to form a fair opinion, yet you know roger enough to know he is smug? Very sanctimonious post. As for nadal being a ‘polite young home boy done good’, well he is long since not a boy and often not very polite either. In fact he often comes across as trying to enforce his own personal agenda with little concern for anyone else. Late to his own matches? Always. No respect for other people’s time? Sure. Injury time out before opponents serve? bring it on. Don’t like an ump enforcing rules against you? Complain to the press and tournament
officials to intimidate them. But this has already been discussed ad nauseam.

When roger doesn’t support his illogical attempts to customize the tour to his personal needs he calls him out as trying to not tarnish his image in public. No Rafa, he just doesn’t agree with you, nor do the other players, however you lack the common sense to see that.

Very good article and comments on the economist blog about why the 2 year ranking system is bad, and just how much the tour has already changed in recent years in ways that have benefited nadal.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2012/03/player-rankings-tennis.

Nadal’s attempts to use the committee to benefit his own personal agenda and expect huge changes to happen NOW is both extremely arrogant and unreasonable.


RAS Says:

Skeezer -My command of languages is limited to a mere 5. But I think even that person at who’s alter you continue to prostrate yourself would find difficulty deciphering your gender, based on the moniker you chose (my guess – is it Klingon?).

Besides, you skirt the point of my prior post (you are what?; a politian – a Fox News commentator)

You may creep in a nice word about nadal periodically but your disdain is transparent virtually every time you get into the ‘excuse’ discussion…

In this discussion – you (and your more transparent clan ) invariably turn to motive.

None of you tennis (fed)x posters are qualified to determine the motivations of someone you do not know – NONE.

If shame were a quality you and your more openly virulent haters had the integrity to possess: you would also possess the capacity to understand (with some honest self awareness) the nastiness in which you go about regurgitating the same old unimaginative, endlessly repetitive bile.

Fine – you don’t like his habits and prefer other players.

But stop pretending you are Skinner, Wortheimer, Jung, Freud etc. You have not the intellectual wherewithal … hence the right to assign motivation to a guy you don’t know; A young man whom, by the majority of accounts given by those who actually know him is shy, nervous and shows obvious symptums of obsessive compulsive disorder.

What dreadful people some of you are.


skeezerweezer Says:

RAS,

Colleen( thanks ) pretty much answered things, so I will not repeat.

I will say I was a reporter at one time for WTF! Network. Long time posters here can vouch for that…..

Other than that…your command of languages and intellectual highness I will bow down to ..please forgive me….you are A God. I am not worthy.

For further comedic relief you can look to RFF posts.


RAS Says:

Colleen – That you cannot tell the difference between a ‘description of demeanor’ (smug) vs an ‘accusation of deliberate gamemanship ‘(cheater or faker) is a red flag regarding your capacity to engage.
Is the expression ‘not comparable’ within your grasp?


Colleen Says:

Skeezer, no problem.

RAS,you just falsely quoted yourself, but re-frame all you want to twist things around. This discussion isn’t just about accusations of gamesmanship, I was also responding to the idea that nadal is a shy, innocent, humble country boy.
Can your posts be anymore condescending and hypocritical? You get to judge the people on this form as dreadful and stupid but no-one dare judge nadal because we don’t know him personally. Anyway, that’s already too much food for you, troll.


skeezerweezer Says:

RAS

To add….

“A young man whom, by the majority of accounts given by those who actually know him is shy, nervous and shows obvious symptums of obsessive compulsive disorder.”

BTW dont’ really care if Rafa( or out in ANY name ) is shy, nervous, has OCD ( or any player ) or DDR, OMG, LOL, ABC, DEF, LOL ) …is that another excuse???…..
But do have an opinion if they don’t play by the rules, etc.

Its a competition, they play for real dollars and real titles. There is no “special cases or considerations because……” .If they can win with whatever handicap they may or may not have, kudos to them!!


skeezerweezer Says:

….(or PUT in ANY name)..


RAS Says:

Through the ire of the tennis-x ers getting ‘clocked’ (by me), the whole notion of thinking one can interpret another’s intent (soul) will be lost.

You may zero in on what language i use to deflect from the point (a golden oldie political tactic)

I take the blame for not taking the Kimberly; “I am the nice Nadal supporter who will take the barrage of nonsense on the chin in order to be liked here’ approach.

Reasons to hate another player will always supercede true, rational and intelligent thinking.

You Nadal haters cannot; will not, accept that his injuries are valid…even though you are also the first to claim that his style of play will exactly that him in.

It is just stupid to try to claim one aspect of this and not the other.
As x=y and y=z, therefore x=z , that makes all of you trying to have it both ways against Nadal with your ‘fly-in-the-face- of- simple-logic’ trogodyte-level stupid.

The inability to honestly examen one’s self equals the inability to grow. Your hate prevents this. Without growth, there is death. Cheers to you and your journey downward, lol.


Colleen Says:

The net semantic content of your post was ‘you guys are stupid.’ If you are as smart as you claim, you would make your point concisely instead of that bloated spew of verbiage.

Nadal ‘haters’ don’t all think the same, so there’s no point talking to as if we are the Borg.


Steve 27 Says:

The wort enemy of Nadal is not Djokovic, either Federer, is himself. what a paradox. He beaten himself many times.


Steve 27 Says:

worst, I mean.


RAS Says:

Yet still all of your tangential verbiage does not deal with the point.

POINT – How dare you attribute intent in the the heart and soul of one whom you do not know. You apparently have not the moral nor the intellectual capacity to comprehend why you are wrong.

Fine; go after the messenger who has so belittled you…(another tired golden oldie tatic) and leave the point unscathed.

Granted being one that supercedes your own collective personal abilities to express yourselves does give me a certain level of gleeful frivolity.
However, while I think it is humorous when you choose to take my bait and focus on tangential comments, it does distract from my point. (thank you for that entertainment, btw).

Had I the boredom in my own life to post with a similar regularity as you do, I may attempt to spend time on here to attempt to educate you further.

So let me help you through the central point one more time In terms you may be able to comprehend (sigh):

Going after Nadal’s personal intentions, indeed the workings of his soul (not the ticks habits etc which are indeed fair game) is arrogant and wrong. None of you are qualified to make determinations here.

Hate his grunts, time between points, pant-tuggin, sneers whatever.
But he is either prone to injury due his style of play and therefore has them, or he is faking them.
1) You haters try to have it both ways depending on which way the weather vane points.
2)You haters are too blind in your hate or just too stupid to realize it has to be one or the other, not both.
3)You haters wake up each morning , look into the mirror and see a totally illogical and absurd human being.

Till the next bi-annual rant (am sure you are holding your breath) try to practice meditation. Cheers!


rave Says:

Players will talk about injuries now and then, because they do happen. With Rafa and his camp talk of Rafa’s injuries and fatigue are a constant refrain that plays front and center.

I have never heard Roger use old age, kids, mono as an excuse. Remember Johnny Mac asking ROger at the FO, after the “drubbing” the he got from Rafa if his mono was teh cause, ROger said no, that he was fully recovered. He has never mentioned his kids as an excuse. He answers questions about their recent illnes and just once after he won the WTF. Yes, he has occsionally mentioned some aches or pain as part of the everyday life of an athlete, which is completely normal. With Humble Rafa his injuries become his “I will try hard even with my injuries, and “it will be difficult to play such a good player with my injury, NO”?

Skeezerweezer, way to go. Love your posts. I feel the fed fans are outnumbered here by the fed haters.


Skeezerweezer Says:

rave,

Thanks!


King Federer Says:

Got to love how Raf@tards Assosciation’s Secretary wants to compare everyone to a psycho Gunther Parche because they dare to have another opinion. We cannot expect more from raf@tards, no?

Rafa’s credibility is on thin ice, unless you got your head stuck so far up rafa’s @$$ like RAS. As Sean clearly said, Rafa’s axiom seems to be to have some prepared excuse in the event he loses. It is unfortunate that when a fellow player like Djokovic has shed his “all diseases/injuries in me” image to become a tough as nails player, rafa has gone in the opposite direction.

It is far more believable if rafa tells that his head as taken a huge battering from the 7 straight losses to Novak and hence the contagious stupidity of the rafat@rds is creeping into his head.

RAS, you are a raf@tard and you belong on a site popular on tennis blogs as tennis trash. i know you are too stupid to figure out which site, but don’t worry the mothership will come looking for you. till then, continue your verbal diarrhea here.


Borg Says:

King Federer,

Our Rafa needs no excuses at all. He is telling the truth. His legs are not okay and he is nursing it while playing. What is wrong with it. Rafa has nothing to prove. He has beaten the supposed goat 18-10 and also leads 9-2 in grand slam finals. No Goat has suffered such ignominy from his chief rival other than Rafa. Such is the power of Rafa that he stopped Federer in his tracks and lifted the game to a new level. Vamos Rafa the real King of Tennis !!!!!!!


Colin Says:

On the subject of knees, isn’t it worth mentioning that Andy Murray has a split patella that he was BORN with?


Mark Says:

I only hope that all u Rafa haters will suffer with tendenitis and then u will know the meaning of pain and suffering. Pffft. Murray’s split patella is not a troublesome issue – he himself said the bone pops from time to time but is easily put back in place by his trainer – so not an issue. How often has Rafa missed a practice session? Not often but he didn’t turn up yesterday. The cheek and audacity of some of you doubting his chronic knee problems!!! He will be having treatment directly after Miami. The man has 10.2 million fans and counting so hatred towards him from a handful makes no difference. Carry on hating. VAMOS RAFAAA!!!


King Federer Says:

Borg :

You have demonstrated the pea-brain that raf@tards are notorious for. 9 times atp fan favorite in a row [even includes the year rafa won 3 slams] and 7 times out of 8 stefan edberg sportsmanship award. fans and players alike have resoundingly announced who the King of Tennis is. Rafa can’t even be the president of the ATP council. Rafa is King of clay, but Fedex is the king of the tennis court. Only an idiot like you would argue that. I can throw a book of statistics at your face why Roger is the better player than nadal, but I understand raf@tards are weak on math/logic.

Mark :

It has reached a point where people have stopped doubting rafa’s injuries. At this point no one gives a rat’s @$$ what injuries rafa has. if he shows up on the tennis court, he is fit, if he doesn’t he is not. knees, shoulder, his @$$, his BLANK, his daddy and mommy not sleeping with each other, we don’t care. just shut-up and play d@mn it!

The kind of drama nadal brings to ATP belongs on the WTA. Federer/Sampras/borg and the aussie legends before them have set a GOLD standard for fitness on the ATP. wussies like nadal should go and sleep in their mommy’s lap and not play a super-demanding sport like tennis on the atp tour.


Jack Lewis Says:

>> But stop pretending you are Skinner, Wortheimer, Jung, Freud etc.

Coming from the guy who is diagnosing nadal with OCD… that’s rich.

>> You have not the intellectual wherewithal …
Ad hominem.

>> hence the right to assign motivation to a guy you don’t know; A

Intellectual wherewithal and the right to do such a things are obviously two completely unrelated things.

>> What dreadful people some of you are.
More ad-hominems.

Not everyone feels compelled to carry water for people they have never met.


Mark Says:

@King Federer(oops sorry I meant to say ( King Whiner). You can shove your statistics up your A&& don’t mean a thing to me. Voting on Stefan Edberg awards RIGGED. If the whiner cry baby is a better player than Nadal how come he gets thrashed overtime by Rafa? And talking about Rafa’s parents is completely uncalled for you moron. Re-read your post and you might see how pathetic you sound.


Dave Says:

Nadal and his never-ending reactive excuses for not playing his best and his preemptive excuses in case he loses to a Lendl-infused Murray.

Nadal is the only top 5 player who has not been officially injured on the atp tour since july:
http://www.tennisinsight.com/injuries.php

Even mainstream publications are beginning to question: Rafael Nadal and the Dark Art of the Tennis Dive
http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2011/06/rafael_nadal_and_the_dark_art.html


Mark Says:

@Dave. You won’t give up will you??? Why so much interest in Nadal? Concentrate on your ole Choc Boy. Looks like his season is over – he has caught a cold from the kids!!!


Sienna Says:

Mark Says:
@King Federer(oops sorry I meant to say ( King Whiner). You can shove your statistics up your A&& don’t mean a thing to me. Voting on Stefan Edberg awards RIGGED. If the whiner cry baby is a better player than Nadal how come he gets thrashed overtime by Rafa?

Mark You have not paid attention. Fed has demoralised Rafa in their last encounter. Rafa is now throwing excuses around even when he wins a match. Or gets a gift from the umpire like the Tsonga match.


Steve 27 Says:

federer king is the king of the tard, lol.
And Dave manipulates information as always trying to discredit Nadal, Tsonga’s indictment serves as a nest of rats to the antis, just talk about it, why is that?


Stella Says:

How does Nadal expect his knee to heal while still playing. Somebody talk to this man/child and explain to him about the human body.Gawd!!!


Zach Says:

Rafa’s statement contradicts itself. He says that his knee is bothersome, yet he claims he feels great and that his fitness is perfect. This doesn’t make sense and he constantly gets away with it because reporters believe his act of “thank you very much thank you very much I don’t speak English very well”. If you have knee tendinitis you certainly wouldn’t be able to play his style of play, continuously over a span of 5 or 6 years. This doesn’t make any sense. Except it reaks of cheating, doping and lies over lies. Check this site out they have an extensive investigation into doping in tennis, especially Rafa’s constant illness complaints and then the following miraculous recoveries: http://www.tennishasasteroidproblem.blogspot.com


Mark Says:

For all you Rafa haters- Rafa has pulled out of today’s semi-final against Murray. Happy now??
@Sienna. Go get a life . Rafa threw the ole dog a bone in Indian Wells . OK?? Now go bake some cakes with Lindt Chocolate!!!


Mark Says:

For all Rafa fans. Rafa has withdrawn from his match today. I for one am so pleased at this decision. Now he can have some rest and treatment. VAMOS RAFAAA.


Steve 27 Says:

Sienna is sexy italian girl, lol


Steve 27 Says:

Sienna is a sexy italian girl, lol.


Daniel D Martin Says:

The erratic way Murray showed up sunday against Djokovich ,i think Nadal had a chance to had beaten Murray and a better game against the Serbokosovian!

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