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Date: 16 Feb 2009 07:39:17
From: wkhedr
Subject: Nadal said he has no issues with his knees, he just gets cramps when
Spanish star Rafael Nadal could skip Dubai tournament, not Davis Cup
1 hour ago

MADRID, Spain =97 A leg injury could force Rafael Nadal to skip the next
ATP tournament in Dubai, but the top-ranked Spaniard said Monday he
should be back in time to play for Spain next month in the first round
of the Davis Cup.

Nadal received treatment on his right leg Sunday in the final of the
ABN Amro, which he lost to Andy Murray. Although many believed the
injury to be linked with the right knee injury that forced him to skip
last year's Davis Cup final, Nadal said otherwise.

"It's not the knee, so there's no worry about that," Nadal said at a
sponsors event. "I'm sure I will recover quickly. It's nothing similar
to last year. It's a lot less worrisome, let's hope."

Nadal said he would play for defending champion Spain against Serbia
in the Davis Cup from March 6-8 - barring injury - but couldn't
confirm he would participate in the Dubai Tennis Championships, which
start next Monday.

Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, the Spain team doctor, said Nadal had strained a
ligament below the knee against Murray but that the injury was not
severe and that he should recover quickly.

"It's a result of a combination of things, from fatigue to the change
of playing surface," Ruiz-Cotorro said. "There are few tennis players
who don't go out onto the court without some kind of nag, or problem."

Ruiz-Cotorro said that Nadal's off-season regimen meant he was better
prepared for this season then in the past when a lengthy calendar
often left the 22-year-old battered at the end of the season.

"He's taken a longer break coming in. He's better prepared than ever,"
Ruiz-Cotorro said.

Nadal became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open, beating
Roger Federer in a gripping final last month.

Bjorn Bjorg is the only other player to have won six majors by his
22nd birthday, and Nadal can become the first man since Rod Laver in
1969 to complete a Grand Slam by sweeping all four majors in the same
year.

"The season has started well, but it's a long year," said Nadal, who
has also won four French Opens and one Wimbledon title. "It's still
too early to evaluate anything."




 
Date: 16 Feb 2009 11:39:42
From:
Subject: Re: Nadal said he has no issues with his knees, he just gets cramps
On Feb 16, 1:51=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
> On Feb 16, 11:38=A0am, jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Feb 16, 10:39=A0am, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > > Spanish star Rafael Nadal could skip Dubai tournament, not Davis Cup
> > > 1 hour ago
>
> > > MADRID, Spain =97 A leg injury could force Rafael Nadal to skip the n=
ext
> > > ATP tournament in Dubai, but the top-ranked Spaniard said Monday he
> > > should be back in time to play for Spain next month in the first roun=
d
> > > of the Davis Cup.
>
> > > Nadal received treatment on his right leg Sunday in the final of the
> > > ABN Amro, which he lost to Andy Murray. Although many believed the
> > > injury to be linked with the right knee injury that forced him to ski=
p
> > > last year's Davis Cup final, Nadal said otherwise.
>
> > > "It's not the knee, so there's no worry about that," Nadal said at a
> > > sponsors event. "I'm sure I will recover quickly. It's nothing simila=
r
> > > to last year. It's a lot less worrisome, let's hope."
>
> > > Nadal said he would play for defending champion Spain against Serbia
> > > in the Davis Cup from March 6-8 - barring injury - but couldn't
> > > confirm he would participate in the Dubai Tennis Championships, which
> > > start next Monday.
>
> > > Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, the Spain team doctor, said Nadal had strained a
> > > ligament below the knee against Murray but that the injury was not
> > > severe and that he should recover quickly.
>
> > > "It's a result of a combination of things, from fatigue to the change
> > > of playing surface," Ruiz-Cotorro said. "There are few tennis players
> > > who don't go out onto the court without some kind of nag, or problem.=
"
>
> > > Ruiz-Cotorro said that Nadal's off-season regimen meant he was better
> > > prepared for this season then in the past when a lengthy calendar
> > > often left the 22-year-old battered at the end of the season.
>
> > > "He's taken a longer break coming in. He's better prepared than ever,=
"
> > > Ruiz-Cotorro said.
>
> > > Nadal became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open, beating
> > > Roger Federer in a gripping final last month.
>
> > > Bjorn Bjorg is the only other player to have won six majors by his
> > > 22nd birthday, and Nadal can become the first man since Rod Laver in
> > > 1969 to complete a Grand Slam by sweeping all four majors in the same
> > > year.
>
> > > "The season has started well, but it's a long year," said Nadal, who
> > > has also won four French Opens and one Wimbledon title. "It's still
> > > too early to evaluate anything."
>
> > There's actually a factual error in there. Rafa had 5 Slams by his
> > 22nd birthday. He will have
> > 6 Slams by his 23rd birthday and most likely 7 shortly after his 23rd
> > birthday.- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -
>
> But he is still 22 and has already 6 slams.... His birthday is in June.- =
Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Actually, on Rafa's 22nd birthday he had 3 Slams. He will have 6 Slams
on his 23rd birthday.


 
Date: 16 Feb 2009 10:51:34
From:
Subject: Re: Nadal said he has no issues with his knees, he just gets cramps
On Feb 16, 11:38=A0am, jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 16, 10:39=A0am, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Spanish star Rafael Nadal could skip Dubai tournament, not Davis Cup
> > 1 hour ago
>
> > MADRID, Spain =97 A leg injury could force Rafael Nadal to skip the nex=
t
> > ATP tournament in Dubai, but the top-ranked Spaniard said Monday he
> > should be back in time to play for Spain next month in the first round
> > of the Davis Cup.
>
> > Nadal received treatment on his right leg Sunday in the final of the
> > ABN Amro, which he lost to Andy Murray. Although many believed the
> > injury to be linked with the right knee injury that forced him to skip
> > last year's Davis Cup final, Nadal said otherwise.
>
> > "It's not the knee, so there's no worry about that," Nadal said at a
> > sponsors event. "I'm sure I will recover quickly. It's nothing similar
> > to last year. It's a lot less worrisome, let's hope."
>
> > Nadal said he would play for defending champion Spain against Serbia
> > in the Davis Cup from March 6-8 - barring injury - but couldn't
> > confirm he would participate in the Dubai Tennis Championships, which
> > start next Monday.
>
> > Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, the Spain team doctor, said Nadal had strained a
> > ligament below the knee against Murray but that the injury was not
> > severe and that he should recover quickly.
>
> > "It's a result of a combination of things, from fatigue to the change
> > of playing surface," Ruiz-Cotorro said. "There are few tennis players
> > who don't go out onto the court without some kind of nag, or problem."
>
> > Ruiz-Cotorro said that Nadal's off-season regimen meant he was better
> > prepared for this season then in the past when a lengthy calendar
> > often left the 22-year-old battered at the end of the season.
>
> > "He's taken a longer break coming in. He's better prepared than ever,"
> > Ruiz-Cotorro said.
>
> > Nadal became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open, beating
> > Roger Federer in a gripping final last month.
>
> > Bjorn Bjorg is the only other player to have won six majors by his
> > 22nd birthday, and Nadal can become the first man since Rod Laver in
> > 1969 to complete a Grand Slam by sweeping all four majors in the same
> > year.
>
> > "The season has started well, but it's a long year," said Nadal, who
> > has also won four French Opens and one Wimbledon title. "It's still
> > too early to evaluate anything."
>
> There's actually a factual error in there. Rafa had 5 Slams by his
> 22nd birthday. He will have
> 6 Slams by his 23rd birthday and most likely 7 shortly after his 23rd
> birthday.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

But he is still 22 and has already 6 slams.... His birthday is in June.


 
Date: 16 Feb 2009 08:38:52
From:
Subject: Re: Nadal said he has no issues with his knees, he just gets cramps
On Feb 16, 10:39=A0am, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> Spanish star Rafael Nadal could skip Dubai tournament, not Davis Cup
> 1 hour ago
>
> MADRID, Spain =97 A leg injury could force Rafael Nadal to skip the next
> ATP tournament in Dubai, but the top-ranked Spaniard said Monday he
> should be back in time to play for Spain next month in the first round
> of the Davis Cup.
>
> Nadal received treatment on his right leg Sunday in the final of the
> ABN Amro, which he lost to Andy Murray. Although many believed the
> injury to be linked with the right knee injury that forced him to skip
> last year's Davis Cup final, Nadal said otherwise.
>
> "It's not the knee, so there's no worry about that," Nadal said at a
> sponsors event. "I'm sure I will recover quickly. It's nothing similar
> to last year. It's a lot less worrisome, let's hope."
>
> Nadal said he would play for defending champion Spain against Serbia
> in the Davis Cup from March 6-8 - barring injury - but couldn't
> confirm he would participate in the Dubai Tennis Championships, which
> start next Monday.
>
> Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, the Spain team doctor, said Nadal had strained a
> ligament below the knee against Murray but that the injury was not
> severe and that he should recover quickly.
>
> "It's a result of a combination of things, from fatigue to the change
> of playing surface," Ruiz-Cotorro said. "There are few tennis players
> who don't go out onto the court without some kind of nag, or problem."
>
> Ruiz-Cotorro said that Nadal's off-season regimen meant he was better
> prepared for this season then in the past when a lengthy calendar
> often left the 22-year-old battered at the end of the season.
>
> "He's taken a longer break coming in. He's better prepared than ever,"
> Ruiz-Cotorro said.
>
> Nadal became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open, beating
> Roger Federer in a gripping final last month.
>
> Bjorn Bjorg is the only other player to have won six majors by his
> 22nd birthday, and Nadal can become the first man since Rod Laver in
> 1969 to complete a Grand Slam by sweeping all four majors in the same
> year.
>
> "The season has started well, but it's a long year," said Nadal, who
> has also won four French Opens and one Wimbledon title. "It's still
> too early to evaluate anything."

There's actually a factual error in there. Rafa had 5 Slams by his
22nd birthday. He will have
6 Slams by his 23rd birthday and most likely 7 shortly after his 23rd
birthday.