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Australian Open 2014 - The Other Players

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do you know if that was before or after the MTO? just curious if the trainer put it on or if he began the match with it on. thanks!
We're thinking along the same lines Janet! If the injury occurred 'before' the match, would he have been allowed the treatment he had? I think 'not' but I'm not sure. I do know that when Andy had pain killing injections for an injured elbow before a match, he wasn't allowed treatment when it wore off during the match......even though he was in agony! It lost him the match!
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^^ Not sure if  the pic or this interview clarifies anything or not - but Nadal suggests he first felt it in the warm-up and wasn't sure what it was, which doesn't suggest he started with any strapping on.  Shrug
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/25904514
   
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He must have started with it on though  confused there wasnt any other time he could have had it put on. Marie seemed pretty certain that pic she took was b4 the mto.

Anyway dont really matter anymore Smile
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I am sure I read somewhere that he had the back problem during the other matches.  I may have imagined as I cannot remember where I saw it.  At the FO against Nieminem Andy was only allowed 3 mins. on court.  Favouritism springs to mind.
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He must have started with it on though  confused there wasnt any other time he could have had it put on. Marie seemed pretty certain that pic she took was b4 the mto.

Anyway dont really matter anymore Smile
Thanks for the pics Angie! I'd heard the comms mention strapping, but they weren't sure and that was before he had medical time out off court. He came 'bounding' back from that 'shirtless' and never left the court again so, if he's claiming the injury happened during the warmup, it's just 'pants on fire'!  Whistle Was he entitled to the medical time out?  nah
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thanks for clarifying re: strapping ... i think? :P it's all a bit muddled methinks ...
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Rafa is a huge money winning super star. No umpire/ref etc is going to take him on, seriously, about anything.
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The winners of the other three slams for 1914 will be

Ben Dower
Pat Maheed
and
Pat Magroin.
lmao My predictions for the ladies slams would be 1).....Eileen Dower.......ex author who turned tennis pro when her one and only novel 'Fall From A Window' was an enormous flop and sister to 'Ben'.      2) The flirtacious Miss Lucy Lastic and 3) Nina Nanaw, whose parents had always hoped she'd join the police force when she grew up!  Wink
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lmao My predictions for the ladies slams would be 1).....Eileen Dower.......ex author who turned tennis pro when her one and only novel 'Fall From A Window' was an enormous flop and sister to 'Ben'.      2) The flirtacious Miss Lucy Lastic and 3) Nina Nanaw, whose parents had always hoped she'd join the police force when she grew up!  Wink

I don't watch WTA much because of the screeching but I'm informed there are one or two up and coming contenders e.g. Shona Legg an ex-model who spent too long in the gym and could no longer get work because of her muscles, and Ahmno Smillie born in Scotland of course and known to the media as the female Andy Murray.    I have a sneaky liking for Teeny Faetroon and I wish her luck.
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Rafa is a huge money winning super star. No umpire/ref etc is going to take him on, seriously, about anything.

Nadal's team imported Doctors from Spain to treat his "blisters".

Is it me or does this read suspiciously like EPO and Blood Doping?

http://www.marca.com/2014/01/23/tennis/open_australia/1390469257.html

The Spanish Tennis Federation sent a doctor to Melbourne for Rafael Nadal; Angel Ruiz Cotorro, and also Julián Casanova, a physiotherapist.

With them traveled to the capital of Victoria a revolutionary machine, called Indiba, which will help the rapid recovery of the left hand of the number 1 ATP player. Nadal suffers a nagging sore that forced him to play Grigor Dimitrov bandaged.

"We applied creams that help regenerate skin, but also Indiba, which serves to accelerate the healing process" explains Cotorro. "The device that applies radiofrequency thereby accelerating metabolism of cells, reorganizing oxygenated blood, improving the velocity of blood flow and by promoting lymphatic drainage of the peripheral area. So the cell state thrives."

Probably should be on the doping thread.

With regard to Tamilas recent post I don't think it's favouritism as such. I think it's cheating pure and simple. The exact nature and ramifications of that cheating have yet to be determined.

I am quite happy to shift this to the doping thread or Mark to do so.
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Yes, it's just you. Indiba is radio frequency therapy and completely legal.

This is no different from Djokovic using that hyperbaric chamber ("magic egg").

I suppose it's unfair in the sense that only the mega-rich top players can afford it, but it's certainly legal.
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Nadal's team imported Doctors from Spain to treat his "blisters".

Is it me or does this read suspiciously like EPO and Blood Doping?

http://www.marca.com/2014/01/23/tennis/open_australia/1390469257.html

The Spanish Tennis Federation sent a doctor to Melbourne for Rafael Nadal; Angel Ruiz Cotorro, and also Julián Casanova, a physiotherapist.

With them traveled to the capital of Victoria a revolutionary machine, called Indiba, which will help the rapid recovery of the left hand of the number 1 ATP player. Nadal suffers a nagging sore that forced him to play Grigor Dimitrov bandaged.

"We applied creams that help regenerate skin, but also Indiba, which serves to accelerate the healing process" explains Cotorro. "The device that applies radiofrequency thereby accelerating metabolism of cells, reorganizing oxygenated blood, improving the velocity of blood flow and by promoting lymphatic drainage of the peripheral area. So the cell state thrives."

Probably should be on the doping thread.

With regard to Tamilas recent post I don't think it's favouritism as such. I think it's cheating pure and simple. The exact nature and ramifications of that cheating have yet to be determined.

I am quite happy to shift this to the doping thread or Mark to do so.


Quite ironic then that, after all that, he still didn't win even though he was a 'shoo-in'!!
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Yes, it's just you. Indiba is radio frequency therapy and completely legal.

This is no different from Djokovic using that hyperbaric chamber ("magic egg").

I suppose it's unfair in the sense that only the mega-rich top players can afford it, but it's certainly legal.
  So how does it work exactly ? If it "accelerates" the healing process it sounds distinctly dodgy, even if it is legal.
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Quite ironic then that, after all that, he still didn't win even though he was a 'shoo-in'!!

You took the words right out of my mouth.

I don't know about Indiba. I suppose a lot of players will have used certain things to try to get injuries to heal quickly. Even using ice on a dodgy ankle is supposed to help aid healing. I know that's not a true comparison, but I think you get what I mean. Djokovic's egg machine struck me as dodgy from the moment I heard about it, not to mention downright weird.

I bet the STF now wish they'd got Nadal a back specialist. Don't you just love a good irony!
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In case you missed it in the photos section, here are my photos from the AO:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/117264914@N07/sets/72157640896644853/

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