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Nadal signs up to play Basel
Interesting...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nadal-play-...51544.html
29-Apr-2013 10:45 AM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
Strange that he he has chosen to play Basel when he could play at home in Valencia the same week. He normally doesn't play Bercy the week after this. The only justification for this decision might be a hefty appearance fee.
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29-Apr-2013 11:14 AM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 11:14 AM)reddy Wrote:  Strange that he he has chosen to play Basel when he could play at home in Valencia the same week. He normally doesn't play Bercy the week after this. The only justification for this decision might be a hefty appearance fee.
IMG plus the possiblity of a Fedal.. Rafa is back at again, chasing the all mighty dollar(euro)
29-Apr-2013 11:36 AM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
Two possibilities. Most likely (A) hefty appearance fee from the affluent Swiss and (B) very similar surface to the WTF, which he may be targeting to do better at this year so it's a good warm up.
29-Apr-2013 01:30 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 01:30 PM)Front242 Wrote:  Two possibilities. Most likely (A) hefty appearance fee from the affluent Swiss and (B) very similar surface to the WTF, which he may be targeting to do better at this year so it's a good warm up.

These are both likely reasons, and your (B) is a good calculation, in terms of tennis. And, sentimentally, perhaps he's disinclined to keep beating-up on his fellow Spaniards. Valencia might be the easier path, but Basel seems the better testing-ground.
29-Apr-2013 06:25 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
He wants the WTF title.

29-Apr-2013 07:16 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 07:16 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  He wants the WTF title.

Why wouldn't he? For some, it's the only thing he lacks, in terms of the biggest prizes.
29-Apr-2013 07:57 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 07:57 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(29-Apr-2013 07:16 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  He wants the WTF title.

Why wouldn't he? For some, it's the only thing he lacks, in terms of the biggest prizes.

Exactly...he knows it , he wants it. It is a good move I think.

29-Apr-2013 08:39 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
He just never learns, does he?

It seems like 7 months wasn't enough time to set his mind straight!

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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
Well, this is a surprise to me. Honestly Nadal does not like this surface and it is a 500 event (plenty of those on clay for his quota per year), it is also a week before Paris (correct me if I am wrong). Maybe organizers think that Federer is not going to play so they want one big name like Rafa? Apparently Federer hasn't yet replied to tournament director about his participation:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/04/b...fer/47250/

I really thought that in order to prolong his career and play very competitively for as long as possible Nadal would be careful about extra hard-court non-mandatory events. But maybe his knees are better than I think they are, who knows.Smile

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29-Apr-2013 08:48 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 08:48 PM)Billie Wrote:  Maybe organizers think that Federer is not going to play so they want one big name like Rafa? Apparently Federer hasn't yet replied to tournament director about his participation:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/04/b...fer/47250/

Thanks for the link, Billie.

I'm surprised by the article. It doesn't seem very Federeresque, especially in the context of a Swiss tournament.
29-Apr-2013 09:07 PM
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 09:07 PM)tented Wrote:  
(29-Apr-2013 08:48 PM)Billie Wrote:  Maybe organizers think that Federer is not going to play so they want one big name like Rafa? Apparently Federer hasn't yet replied to tournament director about his participation:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/04/b...fer/47250/

Thanks for the link, Billie.

I'm surprised by the article. It doesn't seem very Federeresque, especially in the context of a Swiss tournament.

I understand Federer, it is his home town tournament but it takes a lot out of a player especially so close to a Masters 1000, so it is not easy for him to decide.

But Rafa doesn't have those problems (if anything he would contemplate Barcelona) so in that sense it is a surprise to me. I am not saying he should or should not play, just that I am surprised that he elected to play this particular event.Smile

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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
guess he wont be happy until he is totally crippled.

another 7 month layoff in the cards in 2014.

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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(30-Apr-2013 03:17 AM)Clay Death Wrote:  guess he wont be happy until he is totally crippled.

another 7 month layoff in the cards in 2014.

nadal the blundering buffoon.

Oh, come on CD...it doesn't mean he's adding to his calendar, it only means he's playing a different tournament. Did you even check? That's such a tired clichÃ.
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
Am I the only one who thinks this means he won't play Paris? A tournament he hasn't played in for the past 3 years. So for those freaking out over scheduling, think about that first.
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
crap just got real!
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
I think they announced this to kind of force Federer's hand in playing Basel since he rejected their first offer and hasn't said anything about the second offer they made to him.
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
ha ha !!! Mr Butt her Fly wants to tease the arrogant old Swiss !!!
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(29-Apr-2013 09:07 PM)tented Wrote:  
(29-Apr-2013 08:48 PM)Billie Wrote:  Maybe organizers think that Federer is not going to play so they want one big name like Rafa? Apparently Federer hasn't yet replied to tournament director about his participation:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/04/b...fer/47250/

Thanks for the link, Billie.

I'm surprised by the article. It doesn't seem very Federeresque, especially in the context of a Swiss tournament.


Yeah Fed did not look great in this article, but maybe there is another side to this.
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RE: Nadal signs up to play Basel
(30-Apr-2013 09:36 AM)Riotbeard Wrote:  
(29-Apr-2013 09:07 PM)tented Wrote:  
(29-Apr-2013 08:48 PM)Billie Wrote:  Maybe organizers think that Federer is not going to play so they want one big name like Rafa? Apparently Federer hasn't yet replied to tournament director about his participation:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/04/b...fer/47250/

Thanks for the link, Billie.

I'm surprised by the article. It doesn't seem very Federeresque, especially in the context of a Swiss tournament.


Yeah Fed did not look great in this article, but maybe there is another side to this.

Look who wrote it though. Matt Cronin. That clown puts a stupid attention seeking, argument starting, debating inducing slant on everything. The guy's a joke. His articles are only there to stir the sh1t.
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