I’m heading to NY for a week starting Wednesday. So the infrequent updates could get even more less frequent. Don’t forget that Inés and genny_ss are posting more frequent updates to Facebook.
China Open promotional video:
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Rafa is number two on Forbes’ list of The World’s Highest-Paid Tennis Players.
Experts Roundtable: Burning questions for 2012 U.S. Open – including a bit on what Rafa’s absence means.
A Grand Slam Without Rafa is Wrong – by Chuck Culpepper (sportsonearth.com)
Murray mentions Rafa in his pre-US Open presser.
The Hunger Games –
Rafa, Juan Martin Del Potro, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are scheduled to participate in an exhibition at Madison Square Garden on March 4, 2013. Tickets go on sale October 9th at 10AM EST. More information via the MSG site.
Nadal’s impact on U.S. Open, Murray’s HoF credentials, more – by Jon Wertheim (si.com)
Injury won’t change Rafa’s all-action approach – by Chris Wilkinson (espn.co.uk)
What’s Rafa without his knees? – by Matt Wilansky (espn.com)
Rafa is currently included in the
Thanks so much to Inés and Genny_ss for posting updates to Facebook while I was gone – that’s where I’m pulling a lot of these links. If you follow on Facebook, this will mainly be repeats for you.
Rafael Nadal’s injury heartache (CNN)
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A Little Less Life and Death – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Moya Streak Ends; Backs Nadal To Return ‘Stronger Than Before’ from atpchampionstour.com
Don’t write off Rafael Nadal despite more injury woes, U.S. Open withdrawal – by Courtney Nguyen
Players react to Rafael Nadal’s Withdrawal from the U.S.
“Uno se cansa de jugar constantemente con dolor” by Juan José Mateo as translated by Inés.
“One gets tired of constantly playing with pain”
Toni Nadal analyzes the situation of his nephew Rafael, who premieres on Monday a treatment for Hoffa’s syndrome while he expects to play the Davis
On Monday, Rafael Nadal will fly to Barcelona to meet with Dr. Cotorro, his personal doctor and from the Federation of tennis. “He has to do a new treatment,” It says by phone Toni Nadal,
@genny_ss compiled this collection of quotes from Rafa’s presser about his injury.
Compilation of info and Rafa’s quotes from his presser in Manacor on Aug 17, 2012 (via @davidjnadal and @tomeuterrasa)
Rafa has confirmed that he suffers Hoffa’s syndrome (apparently it was diagnosed at Wimbledon this year). Hoffa’s syndrome is the inflammation of accumulation of fat inside the knee, behind patella tendon. The symptoms are pain in the front side of the knee that increases when walking & when touching the tendon. The treatment consists of
(Catching up on old stuff – a little bit at a time)
@genny_ss kindly translated this article: El médico de Rafa Nadal asegura que su lesión “es molesta, pero no importante” from mundodeportivo.com:
Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, doctor of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) and of Rafa Nadal, has said that the injury suffered by the player “is annoying and painful, but not important.”
Cotorro, doctor of the Majorcan since he was 14, explained that Hoffa’s Syndrome, the ailment Nadal’s suffering, is a
Per Rafa’s twitter account, he has withdrawn from the US Open. It’s sad news, but I applaud his conviction to not come back until he’s 100%. Let’s just hope he gets there soon.
Rafa has announced via Facebook and Twitter that he will not play in the upcoming Cincinnati Masters. No word on if he plans to try and squeak a lower-tier tournament in before the US Open.
Updates on Rafa’s progess come to us via DavidJNadal’s twitter account:
If Rafael Nadal
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