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When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
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When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
A bit of fun and mischief... How long will it take Rafa to mention the word "knees" in relation to his early Wimbledon exit?
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09-Jul-2013 09:39 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
As soon as an interviewer asks about them.
09-Jul-2013 09:42 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
There's me thinking you were suggesting he comes out straight and says it, that Darcis is a unt (the K is silent)...
09-Jul-2013 10:06 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 10:06 AM)Kieran Wrote:  There's me thinking you were suggesting he comes out straight and says it, that Darcis is a unt (the K is silent)...

for choosing to beat him then retire? he could be right Big Smile
09-Jul-2013 10:17 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
I give him credit that he usually doesn't make excuses right after the match, he is a master at making them months down the road. So give it a month or two and we will hear of another "foretold death" at Wimbledon.
09-Jul-2013 10:24 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
Not until next Wimby...and even then it will be " Uh, I had some health issues last year, no, but this year I prepared well, played the final in Halle, lost to Roger, but he good player, no, on grass..."

09-Jul-2013 10:48 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
I sincerely hope there is no mention. I hasten to think it might be Uncle Toni rather than his nephew who would mention that as an excuse--if anyone does at all.

Virgil Cane is the name ...
09-Jul-2013 11:41 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 10:24 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  I give him credit that he usually doesn't make excuses right after the match, he is a master at making them months down the road. So give it a month or two and we will hear of another "foretold death" at Wimbledon.

This sounds about right.
09-Jul-2013 11:47 AM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
he claims to be practicing again...

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09-Jul-2013 02:28 PM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 02:28 PM)SF Nadalite Wrote:  he claims to be practicing again...

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Really.. I couldn't find it on the Web.. However, that's remarkable news
09-Jul-2013 03:04 PM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 03:04 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(09-Jul-2013 02:28 PM)SF Nadalite Wrote:  he claims to be practicing again...

Clap Clap Clap

[vested interest - I'm going to my first US Open this year]

Really.. I couldn't find it on the Web.. However, that's remarkable news

It's on his Facebook page...
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 03:29 PM)Kieran Wrote:  
(09-Jul-2013 03:04 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(09-Jul-2013 02:28 PM)SF Nadalite Wrote:  he claims to be practicing again...

Clap Clap Clap

[vested interest - I'm going to my first US Open this year]

Really.. I couldn't find it on the Web.. However, that's remarkable news

It's on his Facebook page...

Thanks Kieran.. It appears that he is practicing with the knee be taped..is that correct
that's a good sign
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 09:39 AM)britbox Wrote:  A bit of fun and mischief... How long will it take Rafa to mention the word "knees" in relation to his early Wimbledon exit?

I am surprised you open this...he already mentioned the "k", saying it was a bit sore
09-Jul-2013 05:15 PM
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
Well, in fairness, I'm sure it WAS a bit sore. I mean, does anyone here believe Nadal plays with 100% knees? Obviously some movements are sore for him.

But he still played crap and Darcis was magnificent and that's why he lost...
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
sometimes it's tio tony sometimes it's Rafa. I doubt he will say anything this time since he has been saying for the last three months that it's disrespectful to his fellow player to complain about the knees while beating them to a pulp on clay. Maybe the commentators need to chill out
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(09-Jul-2013 05:22 PM)Kieran Wrote:  Well, in fairness, I'm sure it WAS a bit sore. I mean, does anyone here believe Nadal plays with 100% knees? Obviously some movements are sore for him.

But he still played crap and Darcis was magnificent and that's why he lost...

Absolutely right on both points. Probably Nadal's knees are always going to hurt him from now on, on any given day, but that's not the same as them being damaged. In the Darcis match, he didn't have his grass legs yet, AND he didn't play well, whereas the Belgian was terrific. No need to cite the knees. Though as tented and HY pointed out, he gets asked about them, and has to say, "I don't want to talk about the knee."

I know the thread was meant light-heartedly, but there is this creeping perception that Nadal is ungracious in defeat, which I think is unfair to him. He hasn't blamed every major defeat on injury. However, there have been a few times when the knees were breaking down, AND he ran into a stalwart opponent. (Soderling, Rosol.) I think we can hold both ideas in our minds: that the opponent played the better match, and that Rafa was reaching the end of what his knee(s) could take. It's not an excuse, it's a conflagration of factors. If those players had not gotten him, likely someone else would have. But in some specific matches, not every one.

For those detractors who will also talk about Nadal's knee issues, and the shortening of his playing life, then you have to accept that sometimes he's going to lose, in part, due to knee problems. You can't then say that he's a sore loser because he admits to having them.
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
btw, i couldn't help but notice that just two or three days after the historic british triumph and the most thorough Djokovic slam final loss in years, we have Fedal threads getting more attention than the new top guys, and hardly new dedicated Murrovic threads (instead, big 4 talk)... we really should start facing the music and shift some attention Wink


/kidding, of course, as most of the Murrovic talk is still channelled in the Final thread.
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(10-Jul-2013 02:45 AM)johnsteinbeck Wrote:  btw, i couldn't help but notice that just two or three days after the historic british triumph and the most thorough Djokovic slam final loss in years, we have Fedal threads getting more attention than the new top guys, and hardly new dedicated Murrovic threads (instead, big 4 talk)... we really should start facing the music and shift some attention Wink


/kidding, of course, as most of the Murrovic talk is still channelled in the Final thread.

In fairness, apart from one or two, the Djokolites have vanished from the site. Since the Buddhist of Monte Carlo lost, there's only been Nehmeth and Herios and maybe someone else who's posted. The others maybe waiting til the HC's. And Andy has many admirers but only One Fan. So there wouldn't be a huge amount of posting new threads about them.

Everyone knows, anyway, that once the 'Nees are sorted, we'll be back living in a Ralphy realm... Cool
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
(10-Jul-2013 04:53 AM)Kieran Wrote:  
(10-Jul-2013 02:45 AM)johnsteinbeck Wrote:  btw, i couldn't help but notice that just two or three days after the historic british triumph and the most thorough Djokovic slam final loss in years, we have Fedal threads getting more attention than the new top guys, and hardly new dedicated Murrovic threads (instead, big 4 talk)... we really should start facing the music and shift some attention Wink


/kidding, of course, as most of the Murrovic talk is still channelled in the Final thread.

In fairness, apart from one or two, the Djokolites have vanished from the site. Since the Buddhist of Monte Carlo lost, there's only been Nehmeth and Herios and maybe someone else who's posted. The others maybe waiting til the HC's. And Andy has many admirers but only One Fan. So there wouldn't be a huge amount of posting new threads about them.

Everyone knows, anyway, that once the 'Nees are sorted, we'll be back living in a Ralphy realm... Cool

Ralphy realm has been relegated to 3 months a year. The 'Nees are sorted then but magically fail him everywhere else Rolleyes
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RE: When will Nadal mention the silent "K" word?
Unfortunately, that's been the case. The old muck is less damage for him, but let's hope IW is an indicator, and not just a statistic, and that it indicates that he can play through the HC season successfully as well...
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