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Is Andy playing Valencia this year?

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Why is he playing this Why!!!!. He doesn't need the points, match practice or the confidence he needs rest. If he is playing the doubles as well I give up.

Is it just me or does this deify logic.

Craighateslife stop being so amateur dramatic,
It's Andys time to catch up & push on, he's had plenty of rest after the Asian swing as Sir Panda stated and he's not playing any more tournaments than the other 3 by the end of the year.
And considerably less than many of the top 20.
Hell also get breaks between Basel & Paris & before the WTF and then there's the hiatus period.
If your on a roll you should keep on rolling!
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Good point Aileen.
If you don't already know about it, you might find this layman's guide to a bipartite patella helpful, and hopefuly reassuring, since Andy's symptoms don't seem to be incapacitating at the moment, otherwise he wouldn't be able to play at all. Smile - http://orthopedics.about.com/od/kneecappatelladisorders/g/bipartite.htm
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If you don't already know about it, you might find this layman's guide to a bipartite patella helpful, and hopefuly reassuring, since Andy's symptoms don't seem to be incapacitating at the moment, otherwise he wouldn't be able to play at all. Smile - http://orthopedics.about.com/od/kneecappatelladisorders/g/bipartite.htm

Thanks Aileen , I just worry about his knee as I have experience of knee injuries as I used to play sport at a decent level and know how horrible it can make life if you over extend your body when trying to manage an injury or condition. I am sure he take's every precaution though.

I can only imagine Rafa's quality of life after he's called it a day , someone should have stopped Nadal  a long tome ago from pulverizing his ligaments, his knee's must be wrecked.
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Thanks Aileen , I just worry about his knee as I have experience of knee injuries as I used to play sport at a decent level and know how horrible it can make life if you over extend your body when trying to manage an injury or condition. I am sure he take's every precaution though.
I see where you're coming from now, but I think Andy learnt a very hard lesson when, as a teenager, he was forced to stop playing tennis for six months because he'd being over-doing it and could barely walk never mind run round a court.  Indeed his tennis future was so much in doubt that he was actually learning to play wheelchair tennis.

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I can only imagine Rafa's quality of life after he's called it a day , someone should have stopped Nadal  a long tome ago from pulverizing his ligaments, his knee's must be wrecked.
I hate to think of Rafa's knees and what he's going to be like when he either stops or is forced to stop playing.

I read a report on his own website a while back which was written by the consultant who treated him, and he said that the tendons in his knees had completely degenerated!  He'd managed to patch them up but said that if Rafa didn't (a) change his style of play, and (b) cut down drastically on the number of tournaments he played, then they'd just degenerate again, and that this time that would be that, but from what I can see Rafa doesn't seem to be heeding this decidedly ominous warning.
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I have been hoping Andy was going to play in Basel instead of Valencia. It does nothing for him not to be playing Nadal, fed and Novak. At the moment he can beat everyone else comfortably barring the second set glitch turning into third set meltdown. He needs to play them either to build confidence or figure them out, doing it at a 500 is less stressful than a masters or gs and can only help. He is not going to be no.1 without being no.1, ranking points are irrelevant at this point as he knows how good he is... He obviously knows how he feels physically  better than anyone else..hope he has the hardest draw there and creams Novak in the final!
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I see where you're coming from now, but I think Andy learnt a very hard lesson when, as a teenager, he was forced to stop playing tennis for six months because he'd being over-doing it and could barely walk never mind run round a court.  Indeed his tennis future was so much in doubt that he was actually learning to play wheelchair tennis.
I hate to think of Rafa's knees and what he's going to be like when he either stops or is forced to stop playing.

I read a report on his own website a while back which was written by the consultant who treated him, and he said that the tendons in his knees had completely degenerated!  He'd managed to patch them up but said that if Rafa didn't (a) change his style of play, and (b) cut down drastically on the number of tournaments he played, then they'd just degenerate again, and that this time that would be that, but from what I can see Rafa doesn't seem to be heeding this decidedly ominous warning.

I think your right about Rafa cutting down his schedule , he should really be only playing up until September but even then I can't see why he has not tried to change his retriever style.

I love Andy but realise the amount of pain and sacrifice Nadal has endured to win as much as he has and respect him hugely but am sad that he will no doubt look back at his tennis career in constant pain. 
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I have been hoping Andy was going to play in Basel instead of Valencia. It does nothing for him not to be playing Nadal, fed and Novak. At the moment he can beat everyone else comfortably barring the second set glitch turning into third set meltdown. He needs to play them either to build confidence or figure them out, doing it at a 500 is less stressful than a masters or gs and can only help. He is not going to be no.1 without being no.1, ranking points are irrelevant at this point as he knows how good he is... He obviously knows how he feels physically  better than anyone else..hope he has the hardest draw there and creams Novak in the final!
It'll be interesting to see just how well Novak and Jolly Roger perform after their recent lay-offs!  But I agree, Andy had nothing to gain from playing in Valencia.  He needs stiffer competition right now.
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Trust Andy is raring to go!!   cmonandy   you Scottish beauty!
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Trust Andy is raring to go!!   cmonandy   you Scottish beauty!
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Love it!
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Looks like a very confident move to me, plus points cmon yeah
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Anyone know if Basle indoors is being televised?
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When Marcus interviewed Andy he said  "Wherever you choose to play sky will have it covered". So I assume sky will show it, and also you have the top 3 players there, so its more attractive to a larger audience so I would assume they would.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but, as I understand it, Andy will lose his 45 points from last year's Valencia next week.  If he doesn't play another 500 tournament this year - and there aren't any more after this week - he will carry a 0 penalty all through next year.  I'm sure he would rather not do that.
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Basle isn't in the Sky schedule. They are showing Valencia next week.
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